The Anti-War Movement Must Stand for Victory to Syria!

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement condemns the genocidal U.S. war against the people and government of Syria that has been raging for the past six years under Obama and continues today under Trump. Yesterday on April 6th, 2017, Trump authorized the launching of 54 missiles at a military airfield in Syria.

USM is the organization of white people under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party, organizing in the white community for reparations to African people and in solidarity with oppressed peoples everywhere.

As Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African People’s Socialist Party has proven through his writings, the United States and Europe were built on the enslavement of African people, genocide against the indigenous people and colonial war and domination of Muslim people with the Crusades and other assaults on the peoples of the planet earth for the last 600 years.

European imperialism: the root of violence in Syria 

Imperialist war gave birth to the European nation and the white society that benefited the entire white population at the expense of the robbery of resources and the denial of self-determination to the peoples of the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Fundamental to this process has been the war within U.S. borders against the colonized African population and Indigenous peoples  whose homeland was stolen from them at gunpoint by white settlers.

In the past century alone, U.S.  imperialism and Europe have created the modern-day crisis in the Middle East by carving up the Middle East just like they carved up Africa to divide amongst themselves in order to compete for access to colonial loot.

The Sykes-Picot agreement, the founding of Israel as an illegitimate white nationalist colonial settler state, and the creation of the borders which today constitute Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, etc., were devised by European colonial powers for the purpose of wealth and resource extraction.

This is part and parcel of a parasitic capitalist U.S. economy built on stolen resources for the benefit of the white ruling class and general white population.

Crisis of imperialism caused by resistance of oppressed 

It is a parasitic system which, as Chairman Omali explains, is undergoing serious crisis today because of the resistance of the colonized peoples of the world who are wresting back control of their resources and making it impossible for the capitalist status quo to function in the same old way.

That is what is represented by the fact that the U.S. has been engaged in a 15 year long war in Iraq and Afghanistan. They thought they could just go in, kill the leaders of those countries and plant the American flag and declare them American client states but the resistance of the people has made that possible for them to do.

They are in crisis today because peoples and governments of the world are defying the ability of the U.S. to control their resources any longer as well as the rising challenge posed by Russia and China to U.S. imperialist hegemony.

The war in Syria is symptomatic of this crisis. The U.S. wants to undermine Iran which is vying for regional influence and independence in that region. The U.S. wants to uphold and defend the murderous Zionist occupation of Palestine. They want to weaken Hezbollah and other resistance movements. They are trying to accomplish that by attacking Syria and attempting to overturn the government of Bashar Assad who has historically united to varying degrees with resistance in the Middle East.

But they will fail in pushing back the tide of progress represented by the righteous, anti-colonial struggles of the oppressed.

U.S. government lies to justify military invasion 

The headlines that Assad engaged in a chemical attack against men, women and children is a complete lie invented by the U.S. government, the real perpetrator of terrorism in Syria and worldwide.

This lie is being used to justify the U.S. government’s murderous war as a “necessary evil.”

It’s not the first time they have lied to justify war. In fact, in 2013 there was an accusation that Assad used sarin gas to kill people in Syria and it was later revealed that it was U.S.-backed rebels who were actually the culprits behind the use of sarin gas.

U.S. imperialism, built on the backs of African people and stolen native land, has no moral or political authority to accuse anyone else of genocide or mass murder or terrorism.

If you are upset about the deaths of human beings in Syria then you should be upset at U.S. imperialism. It started before Trump, it started six years ago with Obama. Trump continues Obama’s legacy. Over 200,000 people have been slaughtered by U.S.-backed proxy forces and airstrikes since the beginning of this war.

Beyond the white-led “peace movement” 

We criticize the white-led so-called “anti-war movement” who have been silent for 8 years under a Democrat, while the Black is Back Coalition led the charge and kept the resistance alive during the Obama administration which dropped 26,000 bombs in 2016 alone.

White people living inside the belly of the beast who have historically profited off the looting of the resources of the Middle East have a responsibility to reject the lies and propaganda of our government and to stand in principled unconditional unity and solidarity with the people of Syria, with African people in the US and around the world, with Iraqis, with Palestinians, with all the peoples of the world who are fighting for their resources and destinies.

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement is the place for any white person who wants to be genuinely opposed to war because we are not simply opposed to a certain war or policy at a given time, we are opposed to the entire social and economic system built on war and imperialism for our benefit at the expense of the rest of humanity.

As an organization working under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party, we understand that we must stand in solidarity with African people in the U.S. fighting against constant colonial war through police murder, mass incarceration and colonial conditions.

White solidarity with Black Power is the anti-imperialist, anti-war stand

White solidarity with black power is the cornerstone of a genuine anti-imperialist stance for a white person and aligns us in objective unity with all oppressed and colonized peoples around the world.

We have to go beyond the white left peace movement which, as Chairman Omali Yeshitela has stated, will call for peace on the plantation, the type of peace that is only made possible when the oppressed peoples are subdued and not fighting back.

We say peace through revolution and reparations. Genuine peace can only come about when imperialism is destroyed and oppressed people are victorious in the struggle for self-determination and national liberation.

We stand against the wars carried out by the U.S. both abroad and the undeclared wars within U.S. borders – the wars that the white left never mentions, the wars which are critical to the survival of the imperialist system: the wars against Africans, Mexicans and Indigenous people.

We have to do our part as a strategic front of the African liberation movement to deepen the crisis of imperialism through organizing for white reparations to African people, attacking the pedestal upon which the entire white power system resides and winning other white people like ourselves to stand in solidarity with anti-colonial resistance and join the rest of humanity who are fighting for a world without oppression, genocide and war.

Join the Uhuru Solidarity Movement and get active in your community. Build “The Reparations Challenge” campaign and start making reparations a reality through practical, material solidarity with oppressed African people’s struggle for liberation and solidarity with all oppressed peoples everywhere.

It’s more than saying peace. We say: Victory to the Syrian people!

Victory to Iraqi people! Victory to all the oppressed peoples of the world! Victory to the African liberation movement!

Reparations Now! Uhuru!

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  • UHURU! Love this article, this piece really reflects so fully the stand of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement and the material solidarity with African liberation and the liberation of all oppressed peoples. “The Uhuru Solidarity Movement is the place for any white person wants to be genuinely opposed to war because we are not simply opposed to a certain war or policy at a given time, we are opposed to the entire social and economic system built on war and imperialism for our benefit at the expense of the rest of humanity.” Agree wholeheartedly! Thank you, USM!

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