Beyond Wall Street: Build the Movement for Reparations!

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement salutes the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations that have taken place over the past 2 weeks in NYC. Uhuru Solidarity Movement is an organization of white people and other allies of black liberation who work under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party that leads the Uhuru Movement for the liberation of African people in this country and around the world.

We stand against the bankers and ruling elite who continue to line their pockets with trillions of dollars at the expense of the majority of the people in the U.S.

But we believe that we have to go deeper than this.

We believe we have to stand against U.S. imperialism, currently led by the Obama administration which is waging wars of plunder and occupation all over the world. The US wages military, political and economic terror around the world at the expense of the resources, freedom and self-determination of people in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia. We stand on the side of the oppressed peoples and say Victory to the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Libya, Venezuela, Cuba.

We believe that this US imperialism is also waging a war against the black, Indigenous and Latino communities right here. These communities are under economic and military occupation inside this country. Right here inside the US there is the largest prison population in the world, with prisons working as an economic stimulus for the mainstream white economy, with prisons as for-profit industries stuffed full with African and Latino men and women who will never be able to carry out their dreams or contribute to society. We see young black men shot down in the streets all over this country in communities occupied by SWAT teams and police cars with a black unemployment rate twice that of white people and 45% for teenagers.

We have to stand against this imperialism all around the world and right here in front of our eyes. We have to recognize that the U.S. – and Wall Street – were built on the enslavement of African people and the genocide of Indigenous people. It was this and the colonial wars of plunder that created the highest standard of living for white people in the world, giving us a pedestal on which we have enjoyed 80% of the world’s resources at the expense of others.

We call on everyone here to support the demonstration of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations on November 5 in Philadelphia. It is time that we stand on the side of the African community still struggling for social justice and liberation after hundreds of years of oppression. This is a call to hear the voice and demands of black and Latino people who are struggling for liberation and justice right here.

If you believe that there will never be peace on the planet without justice, reparations and reconciliation for African people and all the countless victims of imperialism past and present against whom terror, genocide, exploitation were carried out in our name and for our benefit, then Take the Pledge of Solidarity and contribute at least $10 to the African-led Uhuru Movement for liberation and self-determination for African people everywhere!

Below we are reprinting the Black is Back Coalition’s call for support and participation in the upcoming Nov 5 Mobilization:

This is a call to join the Black is Back Coalition (BIBC) for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 5 for a national rally, march and conference entitled “Stop the Wars and Build the Resistance!”

The U.S.-led attack on the government of Libya is the latest attempt of a dying, parasitic social system to rescue itself at the expense of the happiness and resources of the world’s peoples.

The people are fighting back — in Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Palestine, Egypt and Iran in the Middle East, North Africa and the Persian Gulf.

The people are fighting back throughout the Americas — in Haiti and Venezuela and Cuba and Bolivia and Ecuador, and again in Nicaragua.

The people are also organizing in the North American concentration camps euphemistically referred to as Indian reservations.

These are the Other Wars. They are occurring against the people in the internal colonies — the Barrios and the criminalized African communities of North America, Europe and Australia.

The Other Wars are displacing millions of people on the African Continent, which has experienced hundreds of years of colonial domination, pillage and exploitation, all of which is also experienced by the millions of African people who have been displaced around the globe as enslaved captives.

The other imperialist wars include the Africa Command or AFRICOM, the U.S. military apparatus that projects U.S. imperialist State power, blanketing the entire African continent in a desperate effort to lock Africa into a permanent state of bloody, impoverished servitude.

The Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations opposes these imperialist wars and supports the righteous resistance of the people in the struggles to regain their resources, sovereignty, dignity and happiness.

Stop the desperate efforts of a mortally wounded parasitic capitalist system built and sustained by the slavery, colonialism and centuries of genocide that provided the primary accumulation of capital upon which the modern imperialist system depends for its survival!

March and rally in Philadelphia on November 5 to Stop the Wars and Build the Resistance!

Stop the wars against African people in Africa, inside the U.S. and Europe and around the world!

Stop the wars against the Native people, the Mexicans and so-called “Illegals.”

Stop the domestic wars against the Muslims and Arab peoples.

We are marching against all the imperialist wars. We are marching in Philadelphia because our real obligation is to stop the U.S. imperialist war machine that is headquartered in the U.S. and we understand that to stop the imperialist wars we must open up another front of resistance right here.

We are marching in Philadelphia because Philadelphia is prototypical of the war being waged against the internal colonies of the U.S. It is the city where police under the leadership of an African mayor, dropped a bomb in 1985 that incinerated an entire African community, killing 11 men, women and children.

Over half of the more than one million people in prison in the U.S. are Africans, Mexicans and other indigenous people. Scores of political prisoners are rotting behind bars in U.S. prisons with little chance of release through normal legal processes.

In Philadelphia, 72 percent of the 253,000 people stopped and searched by the police department in 2009 were African and Latino men.

Philadelphia is the city where U.S. use of mass imprisonment as a modern form of population control and colonial slavery and where the death penalty and political incarceration of colonized people is exemplified in the cases of Mumia Abu Jamal and the MOVE 9.

But the people are fighting back.

In Philadelphia, a neocolonial black mayor has engaged in a vicious anti-African slander campaign to win white support for his reelection. He is being forced to defend himself and the system from an independent campaign being waged by a real anti-imperialist candidate that is affiliated with the Black is Back Coalition.

We will draw the connection between the neocolonial bombing of 1985 in Philadelphia by a black mayor and the neocolonial bombing of Libya in Africa by a black president.

We are mobilizing to give support to the anti-imperialist candidate for Philadelphia mayor in the November 8 election. We are marching to change the contours of the political terrain in Philadelphia by forcing a public anti-imperialist discussion that will expose neocolonial, indirect imperialist rule used against the peoples of Philadelphia, the U.S. and the world.

We are marching to demand freedom for the Cuban 5, to end the blockade of Cuba and the ongoing counterinsurgent interventions throughout South America.

However we are going beyond the traditional anti-war movement. We are not only opposing the popularly recognized wars abroad. We are not simply calling for peace. We are not pacifists; we are anti-imperialists that recognize that the way to stop the wars is to build resistance to imperialism itself.

This is a call for all anti-war and anti-imperialist activists to join with the Black is Back Coalition in Philadelphia on November 5 to open up a new front of anti-imperialist struggle capable of defeating imperialism and ushering in a new world free of war and exploitation.

Stop the Wars and Build the Resistance!

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