Extracts from BLF political education induction documents – reading lists

Extracts from BLF political education induction documents – reading lists

Let’s study to fight

In the current national black waves recruitment program – towards the National Land Imbizo that will be held on 27 May 2017 in Mofolo Park, Soweto – two main areas of politics is generating a lot of interest, namely: the political orientation of the movement; and the question of who is black. The following are extracts from political education induction documents of BLF that speak to the areas of interest.

The Philosophical and Ideological perspective of BLF

The BLF is a black consciousness movement, inspired by Robert Sobukwe, Steve Biko and Thomas Sankara. We seek a synthesis of the revolutionary ideas of Sobukwe (his radical Pan Africanism), Biko (his black consciousness) and Sankara as a practical elaboration of people’s power. These three revolutionaries cement the overall ideological orientation of our movement.

Reading list:

Sobukwe’s speeches
Biko’s 1972 interview
Biko’s “White Skin, Black Souls”
Thomas Sankara the upright man (Film)
Chinweizu “Black Colonialists: the root of the trouble with Africa”

Who is black?

The key question that defines our movement is: WHO IS BLACK? In this regard the BLF accepts the definition provided by Steve Biko. Every member is required to read the documents listed below.The relationship between our position being black and the fact of racism and white supremacy is a fundamental question for our movement. Studying these documents should give a member an understanding of the following:

Black as a political identity
Why black solidarity is important
Identifying who is black
The characteristics of a non white
What is racism?

Reading list:

Steve Biko’s “definition of black consciousness”
Steve Biko’s “Quest for True Humanity”
SASO Policy Manifesto
Andile Mngxitama’s “Black Can’t be Racist!”
BLFs statement, “peace amongst blacks, war to the enemy”

20 May 2017

Issued By Black First Land First (BLF)
National Secretariat for Political Education

Contact details

Black First Land First Email:blackfirstlandfirst@gmail.com
Facebook: Black First Land First | Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za
National Secretary for Political Education: Neo Mokatsanyane
Cell number: 0814167288
Email: neomokatsanyane@gmail.com

On maintaining good political health of the movement

On maintaining good political health of the movement

On maintaining good political health of the movement

Message from the National Secretary for Political Education

We are currently experiencing the intensification of the global war for the consolidation of white imperialist power. In this context imperialism is sharpening its efforts to effect regime change in the country by removing the pro BRICS agenda President Zuma and replacing him with a puppet of imperialism, Cyril Ramaphosa. In this regard we have witnessed how opposition parties and civil society entities, in collaboration with imperialism, have tried to create a constitutional crisis in the country to lead it into paralysis. To this end Black First Land First (BLF) has counseled that the best form of defence is attack – hence its two pronged response to destroy the enemy via the campaigns #HandsOffZumaEconomicLiberationNow and #FightImperialismTakeBackTheLand. Continue reading “On maintaining good political health of the movement”

BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST ON SHARPVILLE DAY

BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST ON SHARPVILLE DAY

Today we remember the hundreds of our people murdered by the apartheid regime for standing up and saying “enough is enough”.

Today we remember and honor the leadership and legacy of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe. We remember his exemplary motto of “Serve…Suffer…Sacrifice”.  Sobukwe led from the front. He was prepared to suffer for his beliefs.

Today we note that those who murdered and maimed our people remain free. Those who massacred our people have not been called to account.
We note that there has not been acknowledgement, there has not been reparations for the Sharpville massacre. Continue reading “BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST ON SHARPVILLE DAY”

BLF CONDEMNS THE RELEASE OF CHRIS HANI’S MURDERER JANUSZ WALUS AND CALLS FOR THE IMMEDIATE UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL APLA SOLDIERS

BLF CONDEMNS THE RELEASE OF CHRIS HANI’S MURDERER JANUSZ WALUS AND CALLS FOR THE IMMEDIATE UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL APLA SOLDIERS

BLF calls on the ANC government to release all Azania Peoples Liberation Army (APLA) soldiers immediately and without terms and conditions. After 21 years of ANC rule we still have the anti black situation where revolutionaries like the APLA soldiers (who have been in jail for assaulting white power) while apartheid criminals like Janusz Walus (who murdered struggle leader, Chris Hani)  gets to be released! Moreover APLA soldiers like Kenny Motsamai are now in jail for 27 years (for serving black revolutionary interests) while Janusz Walus (who has sought to preserve and maintain white power by murdering Chris Hani), is being released and thereby rewarded after a relatively shorter term of 22 years imprisonment.  In this context it is also deeply concerning that apartheid-era criminals, F.W. de Klerk and Adrian Vlok, who were complicit in the crimes resulting in the mass murders of blacks get to walk free. BLF calls for these two criminals to be arrested and made to account for their heinous crimes against blacks in furtherance of white supremacy. Continue reading “BLF CONDEMNS THE RELEASE OF CHRIS HANI’S MURDERER JANUSZ WALUS AND CALLS FOR THE IMMEDIATE UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL APLA SOLDIERS”