telesur | 17 January, 2017
To think Black first is a revolutionary call to equip Black people with the necessary mental and practical capacity to liberate themselves from the bottom of society where white supremacy through slavery, colonialism and apartheid has condemned them. The legacy of Biko teaches that to think Black first is the means to end divisions among Black people and to forge a united front against white power.
[This lecture was delivered in honor of the legacy of Steven Bantu Biko to the community of Boipatong in Sedibeng, Guateng Province, South Africa on 24 September 2016. The event was hosted by the Sedibeng Regional Chapter of Black First Land First.)
The Non-Alignment Movement was founded in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1961 in the midst of anti-colonial struggles in Africa and Asia. The founding members, mostly all revolutionary leaders in their recently liberated countries, wanted to forge a union of mutual respect and cooperation among developing countries.
In 1979, Cuban President Fidel Castro said the purpose of the organization was to ensure “the national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of non-aligned countries” in their “struggle against imperialism, colonialism, neo-colonialism, racism, and all forms of foreign aggression, occupation, domination, interference or hegemony…”
Currently NAM has 120 members.