BLF held successful meeting with Venezuela embassy

BLF held successful meeting with Venezuela embassy

Today, a delegtion of five Black First Land First (BLF) members led by the President of the movement, Andile Mngxitama, met the Ambassador of Venezuela Mrs Mairini Moreno Merinda and Deputy head of Mission Mr Omar Berrotena in Pretoria.

The meeting was at the request of BLF as part of its anti imperialism activities. During the meeting, BLF was informed about the regimen change campaigns in Venezuela by the opposition parties who are sponsored and directed by imperialism. The regime change efforts in Venezuela by the opposition parties is directed at stopping the Radical Economic Transformation in that society.

BLF also learnt about the unreasonble and false demands of the opposition parties which are all calculated to prolong the economic terrorism driven by the United States of American (USA). The revolution in Venezuela is in danger. The prolonged economic terrorism is wearing the population out. The USA funded demonstrations and protests are getting more and more violent.

BLF on its part has expressed 100% support for the Bolivarian Revolution. We believe that the regime change template being pursued in Venezuela is the same as the one that is pursued by the opposition parties and the pro imperialist faction of the ANC which is led by the corrupt Pravin Gordhan and the murderer of the Marikana workers, Cyril Ramaphosa. Imperialism must be defeated in Venezuela as well as in South Africa (SA).

BLF shall be undertaking further campaigns to popularise the “Hands Off Venezuela” campaign, including engaging in protest action at the USA embassy. Last month BLF sent a letter to President Maduro expressing its support for the withdrawal of Venezuela from the Organisation of American States (OAS). The attack on Venezuela is the same attack that is awaiting South Africans when we take back the land. Furthermore, BLF shall he countering the lies told by the white owned media about what’s going on in Venezuela.

The meeting ended on a high note where both parties agreed on further engagement to defend revolutionary government of Venezuela.

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

1 June 2017

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Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

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

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

Letter to President Maduro: BLF welcomes withdrawal of Venezuela from OAS

Letter to President Maduro: BLF welcomes withdrawal of Venezuela from OAS

President Nicolas Maduro
Final Avenida Urdaneta
Esq. de Bolero, Palacio de Miraflores Caracas, Distrito Capital
Venezuela

C/o Venezuelan Embassy in Pretoria,
South Africa

May 3, 2017

Via email to: [email protected]
[email protected]

Your Excellency

BLF SUPPORTS WITHDRAWAL OF VENEZUELA FROM OAS

Black First Land First (BLF) is a Black Consciousness, Pan Afrikanist movement which embraces a Sankarist leadership ethos. To this end we are an anti racist, anti capitalist, anti colonial, anti imperialist, anti sexist, pro LGBTQI, internationalist, people’s movement. We are also registered with the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa as a political party.

BLF supports the decision of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela under your leadership to withdraw its membership from the Organization of American States (OAS).

We echo the leftist sentiment that the OAS should be abolished as it “does not represent or respect the sovereignty of its member states”.

BLF further notes the regime change agenda of Western imperialism which was hatched in Washington regarding all the progressive governments of Latin America – including Venezuela where the OAS is employed to undermine its sovereignty via foreign intervention. We note that prior to the decision to withdraw from the OAS, Venezuela has been subjected to frequent threats by the OAS Secretary-General, Luis Almagro, to suspend its membership owing to its leftist political, economic and social perspective.

Almagro for his part has not used his position to elaborate an anti imperialist perspective for the Latin American situation. He in fact has demonstrated his role as “a spokesman for the North American empire” who has displayed “a colonial and undemocratic attitude” by calling for foreign intervention and thereby promoting a coup in Venezuela. Moreover in August last year he indicated strong support to the Venezuelan opposition via a letter to its leader Leopoldo Lopez who was mobilizing support for the recall referendum against you which later failed. Quite clearly, Lopez has served invaluable time for imperialism. We remember how in 2014 he led protests against you that resulted in 43 people dying and over 800 being injured. President Morales of Bolivia has correctly pointed out that the OAS is biased against the left in Latin America and to this end Almagro is nowhere to be seen “[w]hen there’s a conspiracy against leftist democratic governments (and he) … only appears to defend the right wing.”

Evidently, your country Venezuela is under assault by imperialist forces. To this end western imperialism – in partnership with the national bourgeoisie and settler monopoly capital as well as in collaboration with the US funded opposition forces and “civil society” organizations – is conducting its war via the OAS. In this context, the OAS is playing its counter revolutionary role as a mechanism to promote and realise regime change by facilitating your removal as President so as to ultimately replace you with their puppet – notwithstanding the fact that you were democratically elected into office by the Venezuelan masses.

During this time of the western imperialist onslaught, BLF calls on the Venezuelan people under your leadership to heed the call of the revolution intimated by you to defend the sovereignty of the country and to advance the struggle for economic liberation. In this regard, the planned withdrawal of your country from the OAS signals clear and radical leadership on your part as President of Venezuela. You have indicated a very significant move [withdrawal from OAS] that must be supported by all the progressive people and forces with unremitting commitment to fight imperialism, take back the economy, and restore national sovereignty.

We know that under the pretext of fighting corruption and bad governance society is being mobilized via the imperialist funded and controlled media to cause and intensify hostility against you. In Venezuela like it happened in Brazil, and is currently happening in South Africa, corrupt agents of regime change are leading the supposed fight against corruption. In this regard, the OAS is their weapon to facilitate regime change in Venezuela. We are accordingly, not surprised that the OAS has not condemned the impeachment and removal last year of the democratically elected President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil and her replacement by the US puppet, Michel Temer.

As an anti imperialist movement, BLF understands that once imperialism is allowed to reverse the gains of the Bolivarian Revolution, the Venezuelan people shall be faced with naked oppression in the interests of profits.

BLF says that the best form of defence against imperialism in this current context is attack. To this end BLF calls on you, to use (in your representative capacity) the nominal power that your party already has as well as the other gains achieved via the Bolivarian Revolution, to deliver economic liberation now! In this way the objective of restoring the national sovereignty and taking back the economy can meaningfully begin to be addressed.

BLF fully supports the withdrawal of Venezuela from the OAS.

#USHandsOffVenezuela
#AbolishOAS
#EndOASmembership

In Solidarity

BLF President: Andile Mngxitama

Contact Details:

Black First Land First Email: [email protected]
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Website: www.blf.org.za
Andile Mngxitama
Cell number: +27 82 678 3200

BLF calls for action against the corrupt Pravin Gordhan

BLF calls for action against the corrupt Pravin Gordhan

Black First Land First (BLF) calls on the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), to take immediate action against the former Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan for his involvement in acts of corruption in the Treasury amounting to over R4 billion. The Ann7 expose’ on the corruption in Treasury is based on an audit report of the same Treasury which has been kept under the carpet since last year.

BLF believes that the reason why the report had not been made public is because Gordhan and his acolytes in Treasury attempted to cover up this corruption involving the theft of billions of rands of public money. To this end we believe that Gordhan is in parliament to continue the cover up of corruption in cahoots with white monopoly capital – his business partners across many complex shareholding schemes. In this context, we call on the ruling party to immediately suspend Pravin Gordhan from parliament. We also call for the suspension of all the senior managers in Treasury who were in office at the time that the crimes were committed

BLF will also lay criminal charges against Gordhan and his partners in crime. It’s a serious indictment on the former Minister of Finance that a major corruption scandal by white monopoly capital has implicated him. Gordhan is corrupt, conflicted and compromised.

BLF wishes to applaud Ann7 for a credible balanced and fact based expose’ of the corruption in Treasury involving over four billion rand. BLF also notes the silence of the usual loud, but fake, crusaders against corruption.

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

30 May 2017

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Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
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Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 986 7225

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

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664

Malema and Zille march for London

Malema and Zille march for London

Black First Land First (BLF) warns our people against the alliance of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) against Radical Economic Transformation (RET). The so called “Zuma Must Fall” campaign was planned and funded by British imperialism under the direction of Lord Robin Renwick who is tasked by the British Crown to remove President Zuma from office via a combination of mass action and the capturing of parliament as well as the judiciary. The white owned media’s role is to pump up the propaganda that the real enemy of progress is not the land thieves and white monopoly capital, but rather President Zuma and the Guptas.

The plan is to try and remove President Zuma before his term ends and to replace him with Cyril Ramaphosa who has shown his commitment to the British Crown and white monopoly capital by ordering the killing of workers in Marikana. It must be remembered that Ramaphosa killed workers in Marikana for a British firm called Lonmin which has not asked for forgiveness nor paid reparations.

The so called court application for a “secrete ballot” is another ploy to try and create conditions conducive for the British sponsored coup. It’s a known fact that the Speaker of Parliament has a discretion to order a secret ballot. The court order sought serves merely as propaganda for the coup. The EFF, DA and United Democratic Movement (UDM) do not believe in the secret ballot. To this end provision is made in each of their respective constitutions that should any of their Members of Parliament vote against the party position, that member shall be expelled from that party – but these parties want a secret ballot for the African National Congress (ANC). The white owned media has not asked, “why do you want something for the ANC which you don’t want for your own party?”

The answer to the question is that Johann Rupert and London have bought some ANC Members of Parliament to vote with the opposition parties who are themselves in the pocket of Johann Rupert and Lord Robin Renwick. These bought ANC Members of Parliament can only carry out the wishes of London in secret.

Today’s court application is nothing but part of the psychological warfare so as to create an atmosphere to push the coup propaganda in order to give the bought ANC Members of Parliament a chance to fulfill the common mandate of London, which both the DA and EFF supports.

They want Zuma out because he is calling for Land Expropriation Without Compensation and for Radical Economic Transformation. The removal of Pravin Gordhan has scared London and white monopoly capital. They want Zuma gone as of yesterday and will spare no effort in the planning and execution of the coup. Now they are using the court system to legitimise the London coup. The court application was not necessary. The Speaker of Parliament has the power to order a secret ballot – so why abuse the process of the court?

A secret ballot is a mechanism of corruption in a parliamentary system governed by proportional representation. In fact a secret ballot is bad for parliament, full stop! The electorate wants to know how its representatives voted and why. Forcing parliament to use the method of a secret ballot would serve to facilitate the capture of the Legislature by Johann Rupert and Lord Robin Renwick.

Today when you see Julius Malema march side by side with Helen Zille or her poodle, Mmusi Maimane, you must know they are carrying out the London agenda.

BLF says:

– “NO to the London agenda!”
– “Hands off Zuma, we want Economic Liberation NOW!”.

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

15 May 2017

Contact details

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

Zanele Lwana
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27799867225

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

Brian Tloubatla
(Deputy National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664
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