The Boston chapter of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM) is calling for our supporters to call and email the Boston Hassle and urge them to allow us to table at their bi-monthly Black Market hosted by Boston Hassle & Ignore Rock’n’Roll Heroes, including the one on Dec 10th and the markets thereafter.
USM is an organization of white people created by and working under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) to organize in the white community for reparations to African people to build their own liberated economy, Black Star Industries (BSI).
The African People’s Socialist Party (APSP), which leads the Uhuru Movement- an international organization led by the African working class- is in dire need of resources to carry out their campaigns for economic development for the Black community in several cities. The work of Black Star Industries to build community centers, gyms, kitchens, etc. for African people to feed, clothe, and house themselves, is directly connected to the APSP’s mission to end to gentrification, mass incarceration, and the daily police murder of black people.
We’ve tabled at the Black Market many times before and received lots of positive feedback. We have a groundswell of support in the Boston area from people of all nationalities and backgrounds who are in unity with the APSP’s mission for peace and justice for the African community.
Recently, we have been told by a Market organizer, Sam Potrykus, that we can no longer table at the Market because of vague accusations that we do more harm than good. When we asked to meet with the Market organizers and vendors to have an honest discussion about their concerns, Sam replied that they didn’t have the capacity to meet or discuss the issue further.
The fact is that the exclusion of USM and the APSP from the Black Market has serious negative implications for the struggle of the black working class to control their own resources and build their own economy. It also denies the right of white people to hear how we can overturn our ongoing legacy as beneficiaries of colonialism, slavery and genocide.
The exclusion of USM from the Black Market also goes against the mission statement of their nonprofit sponsor, BRAIN ARTS, which states “We actively oppose all forms of discrimination; we keep our spaces free of oppression and discrimination.” Anyone against the oppression and discrimination of African people would be for economic and social justice for the African community and the mission of USM to win concrete support for Black Star Industries.
We are calling for all of our members and supporters to please call and email the Hassle to urge Sam Potrykus and organizers of the Black Market to allow us into the market, which will be a critical place to generate resources for the APSP and BSI.
CALL & LEAVE A MESSAGE: 774-454-0147
Show your support for the Uhuru Solidarity Movement tabling at future Black Markets!
Uhuru! Thank you!