For black unity BLF will not commemorate June 16 separately

In pursuit of the unity of black people and their organizations Black First Land First (BLF) will not hold a separate event to commemorate the June 16, 1976 Black Power uprising. For far too long black organizations have allowed disunity to dictate even how we remember important days in the calendar of black liberation.

BLF has written to the older Black Consciousness (BC) organizations and engaged them on this matter. We call on our members to commemorate the event with BC organizations such as the Azania People’s Organization (AZAPO) and the Socialist Party of Azania (SOPA). We hope unity may come soon enough. BLF shall take the same attitude on Sharpeville Day, which is correctly a day whose commemoration must be led by the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC).

Black unity in struggle is difficult to achieve, but we must struggle to do so.

We remember June 16; 1976 uprising! Lets commemorate for black unity in struggle.

Issued by the National Coordinating Committee of Black First Land First

15 June 2019
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Zanele Lwana
BLF Deputy President
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Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

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”

BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST CALLS ON THE VICE CHANCELLOR PROFESSOR L.R.VAN STRADEN OF TUT SOSHANGUVE TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE STUDENTS AND WORKERS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST CALLS ON THE VICE CHANCELLOR PROFESSOR L.R.VAN STRADEN OF TUT SOSHANGUVE TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE STUDENTS AND WORKERS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

Prof Lourens R van Straden

Vice Chancellor

Tshwane University of Technology

Tshwane

05/03/2016

Dear Prof van Straden

I write to you mandated by the joint leadership structures of the TUT SRC who are engaged in the struggle for free education and an end to outsourcing in your university. We met last night (Friday, 04 March) up to this morning. We were able to address two mass meetings on Soshanguve campuses of TUT in this period. The leaders of PASMA, SADESMO, EFF and SCO all engaged us with the view of bringing attention to the serious situations students are faced with and the totally unhelpful response from you and the university management. We were shocked to learn that you have suspended the authentic leaders of the students and basically refused to talk to the SRC. We were shocked to learn that you have decided to divide the student leadership by turning SASCO into prefects who represent not the wishes and interests of students, but rather those of management.

Continue reading “BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST CALLS ON THE VICE CHANCELLOR PROFESSOR L.R.VAN STRADEN OF TUT SOSHANGUVE TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF THE STUDENTS AND WORKERS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT”