Solidarity with African independence! The significance of APSC’s role in Uhuru Foods and Pies

Uhuru Foods raises resources for the programs of the Uhuru Movement for African self-determination and liberation

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement is the mass organization of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, a cadre organization of Euro-Americans workin gunder the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party in material solidarity with the struggle for African self-determination and reparations. USM shares the following article highlighting the involvement of APSC in the Uhuru Foods and Pies institutions of the Party and calls on all of our members and supporters to register today for the upcoming international conference of APSC, “African Resistance, White Solidarity” on January 6-8, 2013 in St. Petersburg, FL.

For more than 30 years, the African People’s Solidarity Committee has played a key role in organizing and systematizing Uhuru Foods and Pies, seizing every opportunity to raise funds while raising the political question of African community economic development. This has included selling giant chocolate chip cookies at Grateful Dead shows, catering an MC Hammer video shoot, the very popular Uhuru Bakery Cafe, vending at street fairs, farmer’s market breakfast booths and the holiday pie campaign.

APSC has organized the participation of thousands of supporters over the years as an integral part of the strategy of the APSP for reparations not only from the US government, but from the white community as well.

Through APSC, the APSP has created a principled relationship between the African liberation movement and the white community to challenge the existing parasitic world economy, reverse the flow of resources and bring stolen wealth back into the African community.

This year represented the beginning of Uhuru Foods’ transition to be part of Black Star Industries – a strategy of the APSP echoing Marcus Garvey’s UNIA economic development programs. At a time when the economies of Europe and North America are in severe crisis, Uhuru Foods is a key part of creating the basis for a liberated African economy.

Janice Kant, member of African People’s Solidarity Committee, displaying the famous Uhuru Pies

The focus now is building the institution as part of Black Star Industries, training and involving the African community to assume hands on management of all aspects of the food work.

Uhuru Foods and Pies is part of the movement’s overall strategy that promotes African community control of food production and distribution. A major part of the work for 2013 will be pulling together the resources, skilled and unskilled labor to install the Uhuru Jiko community commercial kitchen at the Oakland Uhuru House. This will create an engine of economic self reliance for the organization and the surrounding community as well as providing a place to centralize and develop the work of Uhuru Foods and Pies. Please contribute and encourage your network of family, friends and neighbors to contribute the necessary knowledge, labor and resources to this exciting campaign.

Join the struggle for reparations to African people. Attend the APSC plenary conference, “African Resistance, White Solidarity” on January 6-8, 2013 in St. Petersburg, FL. Click here to register today!

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