BLF congratulates President Maduro on victory in Venezuela’s presidential election

BLF congratulates President Maduro on victory in Venezuela’s presidential election

Black First Land First (BLF) congratulates Comrade Nicolás Maduro on his election as the Venezuelan president for the second term. His democratic re-election by the Venezuelan people is a victory in the fight against western imperialism. It keeps the dream of Hugo Chavez alive.

BLF notes that the United States (US) led western imperialist forces are determined to unseat Maduro as they have done with Dilma Rousseff in Brazil, Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe and Jacob Zuma in South Africa. They have been consistently undermining the democratic process including the legitimate elections in Venezuela.

BLF also congratulates the Venezuelan people for their principled solidarity and deep commitment to democracy in these difficult times. They have returned Maduro and honored the legacy of Chavez.

BLF stands with Comrade Maduro and the people of Venezuela – Chavez lives!

Viva la revolución!

Issued by the Black First Land First National Coordinating Committee (BLF NCC)

21 May 2018

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

 

BLF supports defence of township businesses

BLF supports defence of township businesses

Black First Land First (BLF) supports the call for township businesses to be owned by township people themselves. Its totally unacceptable that blacks in the townships do not own even a spaza shop anymore.

BLF calls on the North Region Business Association not to target and attack African “foreigners” being those Afrikans who come from outside South Africa (SA). The focus must go to the malls in the townships. White monopoly capital (WMC) has destroyed township economies for its own selfish motives.

BLF is seeking meetings with foreign business associations and cooperatives to find a mutually beneficial solutions.

We are also preparing to launch the “Our Townships – Our Economies” campaign together with a charter so as to protect township economies while harnessing business relations to combat afrophobia.

As we observe Africa Month, it is important that we find creative solutions to our challenges. Radical Economic Transformation (RET) starts where you are.
Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)

17 May 2018

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

 

BLF to take action against AfriForum

BLF to take action against AfriForum

Black First Land First (BLF) takes the denial of apartheid being a crime against humanity as insulting the dignity of black people and an act of racism. Apartheid was declared a crime against humanity by the United Nations. The International Criminal Court has also expressed in its statutes that apartheid is a crime against humanity.

The racist AfriForum/Euroforum continues with its racist activities unabated. BLF will no longer tolerate the racism of this group. AfriForum/Euroforum has now revved up its racism by denying that apartheid is a crime against humanity. Denialism of the holocaust is a crime in Germany, correctly so.

BLF in Gauteng will be undertaking several actions against AfriForum including opening a case of racism with the Equality Court on Thursday, engaging in protest actions and writing letters to parliament to have this group banned. If parliamant and the courts do not act, BLF will stop the racism of AfriForum by any means necessary.

BLF regards the denialism of apartheid as a declaration of war against black people.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)

15 May 2018

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

 

BLF turns two today

BLF turns two today

On this second anniversary of our revolutionary movement we commit ourselves to deepening the fight against land thieves and white supremacy. Black First Land First (BLF) will not celebrate any achievement until the land is in the hands of its rightful owners. Today we renew our commitment to defend and advance the Radical Economic Transformation (RET) agenda as was conceived by President Zuma.

Black people need a minimum program to unite them all, irrespective of political party affiliation. That program is RET. Amongst the key pillars of RET, which must be supported by all, are the following:

1. Land expropriation without compensation
2. Nationalisation of the South African Reserve Bank
3. Setting up a State Bank
4. The revised Mining Charter
5. Free quality decolonized education
7. Reparations for Marikana
8. Living minimum wage of R12 500

BLF, following Steve Biko, has learned in its short existance that “the most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed”. It is for this reason that BLF has in the past two years spent a lot of time making visible the invisible hand of white monopoly capital (WMC). BLF has laboured to expose the state capture narrative that seeks to absolve WMC as the primary capturer of the state.

BLF has consistently emphasized the liberation perspective which clarifies that the central contradiction in South Africa (SA) is really between black people and land thieves. The differences amongst blacks are secondary. Hence the slogan “peace amongst blacks – war to the enemy”.

BLF enters its third year of life under heavy intensification of imperialist aggression, both here and abroad. In SA imperialism is fermenting every type of vendetta against the RET forces including sponsoring protests which seem protected by the police such as the burning down of Mahikeng. For the first time we have witnessed an attack on a mosque a few days ago. In this context we note the United States of America (USA) military invasion of SA – war aircraft of the USA are on our shores since early this month. This follows a 2 week long tour of SA by Lord Robin Renwick – chief handler of the puppets of regime change in the country.

Abroad we see the intense imperialist war developing in countries like Venezuela, Nicaraguan, Ecuador, Brazil and even in the Caribbean.

BLF has committed itself to exposing WMC corruption and schemes. We will, moving forward, defend and advance the original RET program.

There are urgent tasks that must be done including intensifying the counter WMC narrative; organizing land occupations; opposing evictions from land and homes; defending the Ingonyama Trust; defending President Zuma; and defending the North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo.

BLF wishes to thank all those who have helped the movement. All your assistance – from financial, to ideas, to advice – are well appreciated.

#Happy2BLF

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)

14 May 2018

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664