BLF on Africa Day

BLF on Africa Day

The day has not yet dawned for Africa to celebrate. Our continent is still bound up in shackles that weigh heavier which each passing day on the ankles of the children of Africa . To speak frankly, Africa has nothing to celebrate.

Recognizing our plight without hiding our ugly truth, does not amount to the rejection of the great sacrifices of the first generation of freedom fighters led by the giant Nkwame Nkrumah. We honour those great leaders from Nkwame Nkrumah to Robert Sobukwe. However as we stand before their great achievements today, the balance sheet shows a great deficit of liberation. Africa remains in bondage.

Great Zimbabwe had been a glimmer of hope towards decolonizing black Africa in the last three decades or so. But after the country had deposed its founding father – the great Pan Afrikanist – Robert Mugabe, its new London appointed leaders are busy crawling back like cowards into the British so called Commonwealth hellhole.

At the southernmost tip of the great African continent, President Zuma put huge effort into abandoning the west for the east with the BRICS process. He, like Mugabe, was hit by a well oiled regime change program.

Africa is back on her knees begging for acceptance from the very same enslavers and colonialists. South African colonial white capital is the launching pad of colonialism across the continent. Free trade zones means the domination and destruction of African trade networks by the South African white settler monopoly capital.

A new crop of demagogic political class sounds militant rhetoric which only echoes the agenda of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). To this end the problems of Africa are reduced to the corruption of the compradorial African leadership thereby de facto shielding the continued plunder of the continent by the same multinational corporations that instituted slavery in the first instance.

Africa’s dream of an independent continent lies shattered by a leadership that lacks vision and vigour. The troubles of this continent are largely because African political and business leaders are too eager for western approval.

A new vision for a liberated Africa is now a matter of life and death. It can be done. Nkrumah did it.

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

25 May 2018

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
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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 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