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:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First | Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za
National Secretary for Political Education: Neo Mokatsanyane
Cell number: 0814167288
Email: [email protected]

BLF declares Micah Xavier Johnson a Martyr of black liberation

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Black First Land First (BLF) declares the late brother Micah Xavier Johnson a martyr of black liberation in the 21 century. Micah is the finest revolutionary of our time and a splendid black person who has attained the highest level of radical black consciousness. Continue reading “BLF declares Micah Xavier Johnson a Martyr of black liberation”

BLF-SM Thanks All That Made Made Kilombo – #40YearsSince76 Gathering Possible!

BLF-SM Thanks All That Made Made Kilombo – #40YearsSince76 Gathering Possible!

Somewhere lost in the white worlds creation of black pain, Khayelitsha; slaves ran away to the Kilombo to learn how to end the world as we know it.

Harriet Tubman, Queen Nanny and a host of runaway slaves have shown us how to create a space separate from the anti-black racist white-supremacist world. How did they arrive at the conclusion that no more could they wonder the cotton fields, work the plantation and just be in the service of maintaining their oppression?
Continue reading “BLF-SM Thanks All That Made Made Kilombo – #40YearsSince76 Gathering Possible!”

WITHOUT LAND THERE IS NO FREEDOM!

WITHOUT LAND THERE IS NO FREEDOM!

On this 22nd anniversary of the installation of a “new democratic South Africa”, BLF re-issues it’s “Revolutionary Call” and invites all BLACK PEOPLE who want freedom to its launch conference on 14 May 2016, in Soweto.

“Black First! – Land First!  A revolutionary Call

“For a colonized people the most essential value, because it’s the most concrete, is first and foremost the land: the land which will bring them bread and, above all, dignity.”- Frantz Fanon

Twenty years after democracy black people are still at the bottom of society. We, the black majority, are last instead of being the first in our own country. Now we have decided to put black people first! It is only when we as black people are seen and treated as the rightful owners of this country shall we be really liberated and treated with the dignity that we deserve. The first step to black liberation – to achieve dignity and an end to white arrogance and racism – is LAND FIRST! It is land that shall put BLACKS FIRST! Without LAND we are nothing! With LAND we are everything we want to be and more! Continue reading “WITHOUT LAND THERE IS NO FREEDOM!”