Members, supporters, and friends of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement attended the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations on Saturday, October 1, 2011 to organize the North American/white participants there to Take the Pledge of Solidarity with African People and sign up to participate in the Black is Back Mobilization,“Stop the Wars & Build the Resistance,” that is being held in Philadelphia on November 5, 2011.
The Uhuru Solidarity Movement recognizes that Wall Street – and the entire white American power structure – was built on the enslavement of African people and genocide against the Indigenous people. The birth of capitalism created a pedestal of wealth and opportunity for the entire white population, and today, we (white people) continue to live at the highest standard of living in the world even as we are beginning to experience the effects of the economic crisis.
But “reform” is not good enough. Imperialism cannot fix itself. And there will be no solution for us at the expense of African people. Our future is to be found in solidarity with the revolutionary struggles of African, Mexican, Indigenous, Arab, Afghan and other oppressed and colonized peoples of the world.
We unite with the demand for reparations to African and oppressed peoples everywhere. 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!