Philadelphia Day in Solidarity with African People: World Resistance Through the Eyes of African and Oppressed Peoples

Philly’s upcoming Day in Solidarity with African People event calls on white people to resist our financial and political rulers by joining in solidarity with the resistance of African, Indigenous and oppressed people’s 500-year resistance against slavery, genocide and colonialism.

As millions of people around the world take to the streets against oppression, we stand in unconditional solidarity with justice, liberation and reparations for African people.

We cannot find justice and peace inside this country and around the world without overturning the historic wrong on which this country and economic system was built.

As mobilizations bring out millions around the world and here in this city, we see the movement for African liberation challenging the powers that be.

And we can be a part of it!

The Day in Solidarity with African People comes just days after the most historic election in Philadephia history–Diop Olugbala, an anti-imperialist candidate and leader of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) challenged neocolonial Michael Nutter for mayor of the city.

Diop for Mayor!

This past week was perhaps the most historic election in Philadelphia history, with an anti-imperialist candidate, International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement President Diop Olugbala, running on a solid revolutionary national democratic program to challenge the incumbent, neocolonial mayor Michael Nutter, for leadership of the city.

Over 6400 people (out of only 197,000 voters, a 19 percent turnout) went to the voting booth and cast their vote for Diop. The political landscape in the city of Philadelphia and throughout the U.S. will forever be changed, as the white ruling class will never again be able to run another neocolonial, politician for office without having to address the fundamental issues that the Uhuru Movement successfully raised through the campaign to elect Diop for mayor of Philadelphia.

The issues of police containment vs. economic development and African community control of housing, police and schools have been placed in the center of political debate in Philly due to Diop’s campaign. The struggle for Diop for mayor is a struggle against neocolonial white power and imperialism.

The work done on the ground by Diop, campaign manager Chimurenga Waller, and all the amazing African forces working on the campaign was nothing short of incredible. With few resources but a strong ideological campaign, everyone struggled hard on the ground to get the word out, bring out African working class communities to vote on election day, and to win new arenas of political struggle through Diop’s campaign.

Everyone knows that this campaign represents a victory for the people — not just in Philadelphia, but throughout the world! In a time when political struggle is the growing trend from Egypt to Oakland, St. Petersburg to Philly, the program of Diop’s campaign, won over in the streets and even brought to the cover of bourgeois newspapers like Philadelphia Weekly, the Philadelphia Inquirer and on major television networks like NBC and CBS, reached the masses of African people and many white allies in ways we had never imagined. When we struggle, we win!

Watch Wali “Diop” Rahman’s presentation from the Black is Back rally HERE:


Black is Back mobilization

A Day in Solidarity With African People comes one week after the dynamic Black is Back “Stop the Wars and Build the Resistance!” mobilization in Philadelphia.

This march, rally and townhall meeting brought forth concrete demands from African people struggling to be free from imperialism and neocolonialism. Hundreds of people turned out on the corner of Broad and Susquehenna in North Philly to take a solid stand against the wars of Obama, Nutter and all representatives of imperialism.

A strong contingent of Euro-Americans, from Uhuru Solidarity Movement, Occupy Philly and other anti-war and anti-imperialist organizations, came out to stand in solidarity with the mobilization, which featured Black is Back and African Socialist International Chairman Omali Yeshitela, InPDUM President and mayoral candidate Diop Olugbala, MOVE and Free Mumia leader Pam Africa, Black Agenda Report Executive Editor Glen Ford, and People’s Organization for Progress Chair Larry Hamm.

See Chairman Omali Yeshitela’s presentation from the rally HERE:


Why A Day in Solidarity with African People is essential for us

A Day in Solidarity with African People gives us as white poeple the opportunity to learn the true history of this country built on slavery, plunder and wars of occupation. The Day in Solidarity will present a powerful keynote presentation by Chairman Omali Yeshitela and workshops educating us on the truth about America and U.S. violence.

This is the future! We must participate through mobilizing other white people in our community and winning resources as genuine material solidarity – reparations – to support the programs and work of the African People’s Socialist Party, InPDUM and the All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project (AAPDEP).

We must organize solidarity with campaigns like Diop for Mayor, Black is Back, and other genuine calls from the African community for justice, self-determination and liberation!

A Day in Solidarity With African People is where this all comes together.

Come to the event on Saturday, November 12 from 1pm – 6pm at the First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia.

We must hear from leaders in the African Liberation Movement – Chairman Omali Yeshitela, Diop Olugbala, AAPDEP leader Ayesha Fleary, Diop for Mayor Education Commission Chair Rhone Fraser, MOVE survivor Ramona Africa, and Penny Hess – the Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee.

When we are organized in solidarity with African people leading their own struggle to be free, we transform ourselves!

And immediately following the Day in Solidarity event, Chairman Omali Yeshitela will make a keynote presentation at the “Free Land” festival at Occupy Philly at City Hall.

Don’t miss this incredible day of events, with a necessary teach-in for all of us who want to transform our parasitic relationship to African and other oppressed people and move forward towards building a new world!

Come to the Day in Solidarity With African People!

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