USM Webinar to benefit Black Power Blueprint – The CIA: The World’s Biggest Drug Dealer

This episode of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement Web Show will expose the history of the CIA’s role in trafficking cocaine into African communities in the United States; how Chairman Omali Yeshitela and the Uhuru Movement exposed this before it was later corroborated by San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb; and how the US “War on Drugs” is a cover for a colonial war against the African population that locks up millions of black men and women in prison to fuel the parasitic capitalist economy.

Join us for this livestreamed event on Tuesday, March 12th at 7pm EST.

White people in solidarity with Black Power and African liberation can join the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, and join us for our National Convention “Make America Pay Reparations” this April 13th & 14th in St. Louis, MO.  Register at USM2019CONVENTION.EVENTBRITE.COM 

Contribute to Black Power Blueprint and learn more at blackpowerblueprint.org.

“All Diamonds Are Blood Diamonds” Uhuru Solidarity Movement National Tour, Feb/March 2019!

ALL DIAMONDS ARE BLOOD DIAMONDS: THERE IS NO DIAMOND NOT COVERED WITH THE BLOOD OF AFRICAN PEOPLE!

“All Diamonds Are Blood Diamonds” is the slogan raised by the Uhuru Solidarity Movement in response to  the white liberal campaign against “blood” or “conflict” diamonds during the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-backed colonial war in Sierra Leone from 1991 to 2002.

“All Diamonds are Blood Diamonds” is the theme for the Uhuru Solidarity Movement’s national tour which will take place in February and March of 2019.

The fact is there is no such thing as a diamond from Africa that is not stolen from African people and tainted with African blood shed during the ongoing colonial war against them.

The white liberal struggle against blood diamonds is, in fact, a campaign that benefited a colonial mining giant, DeBeers Diamond cartel.

The Blood Diamonds campaign fought against any diamonds sold on the open market by “rebels” or others in African countries that were not connected to DeBeers Diamonds. The cartel demanded that all diamonds be certified through what is called the Kimberley Process, controlled by DeBeers and named after the Kimberley region where the mines are located.

DeBeers is the mining company founded in the 1880’s by Cecil John Rhodes, the brutal British colonizer whose goal was to take over Africa from the Cape (Cape Town, South Africa) to Cairo (Egypt) for the benefit of British imperialism and all its citizens—the bourgeoisie and workers alike.

British colonizer Rhodes was the architect of South African apartheid modeled on the “Jim Crow” colonial conditions for African people inside the U.S.

A believer in the “Anglo-Saxon master race,” Rhodes stole about one million miles of southern African land for the British and himself personally.

Rhodes was responsible for the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of African people and the enslavement of tens of thousands more in the diamond mines, generating massive wealth that created the parasitic capitalist economic foundation for what is now known as “South Africa.”

According to the U.K. Daily Telegraph article on December 22, 2015, Rhodes’ “establishment of a paramilitary private army, the British South Africa Company’s Police (BSACP) resulted in the systematic murder of approximately 60,000 people; his amendment of the Masters and Servants Act (1890) reintroduced conditions of torture for black laborers; his infamous racist “land grabs” set up a system in which the unlawful and illegitimate acquisition of land through armed force was routine.”

BLOOD DIAMOND CAMPAIGN BENEFITS THE DE BEERS CARTEL

Fast forward to 1991 when neocolonial president Charles Taylor of Liberia was brought to trial and convicted by a special court on April 26, 2012 on charges of murder, rape and pillage of the people of neighboring Sierra Leone.

Employed by the CIA “for years” according to a 2012 article in the Boston Globe, Taylor was also convicted  and sentenced to 80 years in prison for planning the 1999 attacks on Kono, Makeni and Freetown, Sierra Leone along with the Sierra Leone rebel group, the Revolutionary United Front (RUF).

The RUF, backed by Taylor and the CIA, waged a coup attempt in 1991 against the then Sierra Leone president, leading to the 11-year bloodshed that murdered 50,000 African people with millions of families forced to flee from their homes in the face of torture, rape and mutilations.

The RUF mutilations included the cutting off of hands of thousands of Africans, a vicious act mimicking the terrorism imposed on the Congo by the Belgian colonizer King Leopold in the early 20th century.

This West African colonial war was a bloody, violent fight over control of the valuable African land of Sierra Leone, where mining accounts for about 80 percent of the colonial economy (of which diamonds are nearly 50 percent) in a country where more than 60 percent of the population lives on less than $1.25 a day in the multi-billion dollar U.S. and European mining industry.

The RUF is said to have gained control of a couple of diamond mines and sold diamonds as mavericks on the open market, much to the dismay of long-time criminal De Beers cartel.

ALL WHITE PEOPLE SIT ON THE PEDESTAL OF SLAVERY AND GENOCIDE

Cecil Rhodes understood well that all white people, including all white workers, sit on the pedestal of the enslavement and colonization of African people as Chairman Omali Yeshitela has shown.

He understood that capitalism is parasitic, born and maintained at the expense of Africans and other colonial subjects.

Rhodes once stated: “I was in the east end of London (a working-class quarter) yesterday and attended a meeting of the unemployed. I listened to the wild speeches, which were just a cry for ‘bread! bread!’ and on my way home I pondered over the scene and I became more than ever convinced of the importance of imperialism…

“My cherished idea is a solution for the social problem, i.e., in order to save the 40,000,000 inhabitants of the United Kingdom from a bloody civil war, we colonial statesmen must acquire new lands to settle the surplus population, to provide new markets for the goods produced in the factories and mines.

“The Empire, as I have always said, is a bread and butter question. If you want to avoid civil war, you must become imperialists.”

The African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC) is an organization of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) as part of its strategy for nothing short than the total liberation of Africa and African people and the return of its land and minerals as well as the value of its stolen labor.

The main work of APSC, under the leadership of the Party, is to win reparations to the African Revolution from white people inside Europe, the U.S. and around the world.

APSC’s mass organization, the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, continues to raise the slogan, “All diamonds are blood diamonds,” as a stand of white people’s reparations to African people.

You can join many other white people in donating your diamonds to the African Revolution at www.uhurusolidarity.org. or at any upcoming event:

 

USM, Boston

Saturday, February 23
3:00 – 5:00 pm EST
First Church in Jamaica Plain
6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Speakers:
Keynote: Yejide Orunmila, President of African National Women’s Organization (ANWO)
Featured: Connor Voss, Northern Coordinator of the African People’s Solidarity Committee

 

USM, NYC

Sunday, February 24
7:00 – 8:30 pm EST
Solidarity Center @ TBG (Theresa Byrnes Gallery)
616 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009
Speakers:
Keynote: Yejide Orunmila, President of African National Women’s Organization (ANWO)
Featured: Penny Hess, African People’s Solidarity Committee
Register on Eventbrite HERE.

 

USM, Philly

Monday, February 25th
7:00 – 9:00 pm EST
William Way Center – Philadelphia Room
1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Speakers:
Keynote: Yejide Orunmila, President of African National Women’s Organization (ANWO)
Featured: Penny Hess, African People’s Solidarity Committee
Register HERE.

 

USM, St. Pete

Thursday, March 14
7:00 – 9:00 pm EST
Akwaaba Hall
1245 18th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Speakers:
Keynote: Akilé Anai, Director of Agitation and Propaganda for the African People’s Socialist Party
Featured: Jesse Nevel, National Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement

 

USM, Gainesville

Sunday, March 17
4:00 – 6:00 pm EST
Civic Media Center
433 S Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601
Speakers:
Keynote: Akilé Anai, Director of Agitation and Propaganda for the African People’s Socialist Party
Featured: Jesse Nevel, National Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement
Register HERE.

 

USM, Portland

Friday, March 22
3:00 – 5:30 pm PDT
Kenton Public Library
8226 North Denver Avenue, Portland OR 97217
Speakers:
Keynote: Israel Fin of the African People’s Socialist Party
Featured: Jesse Nevel, National Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement
Register HERE.

 

USM, Seattle 

Saturday, March 23
6:00 – 8:00 pm PDT
8201 10th Avenue South, Seattle WA 98108
Speakers:
Keynote: Israel Fin of the African People’s Socialist Party
Featured: Jesse Nevel, National Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement
Register HERE.

 

USM, Oakland

Sunday, March 24
1:00 – 4:00 pm PDT
Akwaaba Hall
7911 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland CA 94605
Speakers:
Keynote: Bakari Olatunji, member of the African People’s Socialist Party and Uhuru Foods and Market Coordinator
Featured: Jesse Nevel, National Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement
Register HERE

 

USM, St. Louis

Monday, March 25
6:30 – 8:30 pm CST
Center for Divine Love – The Empowerment Center
3617 Wyoming St, St. Louis, MO 63116
Speakers:
Keynote: Ticharwa Masimba, African People’s Socialist Party
Featured: KC Mackey, African People’s Solidarity Committee

 

USM, Louisville

Wednesday, March 27
6:00 – 8:00 pm EST
First Unitarian Church, Library Room
809 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40203
Speakers:
Keynote: Ticharwa Masimba, African People’s Socialist Party
Featured: KC Mackey, African People’s Solidarity Committee

 

Check back for more information and more events on this growing tour!

 

Your diamonds will be turned over to Black Star Industries, the economic front of the African People’s Socialist Party where they will become part of the economic foundation of a liberated Africa led by the African working class for the benefit of the entire African Nation.

 

Unity through Reparations!

KC Mackey: Why I joined the African People’s Solidarity Committee: The only way for white people to be revolutionaries!

Pictured from left to right: KC Mackey, Kitty Reilly, Ticharwa Masimba and Deputy Chair Ona Zené Yeshitela

This article was originally published by The Burning Spear Newspaper on Feb 27, 2019

by KC Mackey, Uhuru Solidarity Movement Midwest Regional Coordinator, Chair of USM St. Louis, and member of the African People’s Solidarity Committee. 

ST. LOUIS—In 1976, Chairman Omali Yeshitela forever changed the world and the role of white people in it with the creation of the African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC). Before capitalism there was no “white people.” It was only through attacking Africa, enslaving African people, and colonizing the rest of the world that white people created “white people.”

Since then, whiteness has been nothing but attachment to a social system that requires violence to survive. We isolated ourselves in wealth, at the expense of a genuine relationship with the rest of the world. Since the European assault on Africa, African people have been resisting and struggling to regain their resources and self-determination.

In 1976, the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) solved the question of what to do with the white people. They realized that the relationship of white people to the black struggle had to be accountable, made concrete through revolutionary organization under the leadership of the Party of the African working class.

The APSC is the first time in history where white people have been organized to a genuine stance of solidarity with the struggle by the African working class to liberate and unite all of Africa and African people.

The purpose of APSC, which has been chaired by Penny Hess for over 40 years, is to function as black power in white face inside of white communities, organizing white people to pay reparations and to recognize our interest is in material solidarity with the African Revolution.

White people see no future under imperialism

The social wealth of white people has not only come at the expense of the taking away of self-determination of whole nations of peoples, it has also caused a certain kind of misery among white people ourselves, a misery that is exploding in this era that Chairman Omali Yeshitela has defined as the crisis of imperialism: the world system built on slavery and genocide is finally ending because of the resistance of African and oppressed peoples.

If white people continue to latch on to this system, we will see the crisis as our own. One expression of this is the opioid crisis. A white leftist on my Facebook timeline shared an article called “Anti-Anxiety Medication are Killing White American Women” and wrote, “these white workers are overdosing because they are being screwed over by the same system that screws over our brothers and sisters of color.”

This explanation keeps white people in the center and lets us off the hook for our history of violence against African people.

We raped, lynched, burned and tortured African people for hundreds of years.

We stole this land from the Indigenous people at gunpoint.

We cannot do this and call ourselves “brothers and sisters.” It also does a disservice to the pain of white people because it provides no real answer for how to end the isolation that leads us to drug addiction and suicide.

African Internationalism, the philosophy of the Uhuru Movement developed by Chairman Omali, gives us the opportunity to understand our pain in the context of living on the pedestal of the genocide of African and oppressed peoples.

The Chairman has said, “All the people who want to see a new world—everybody including poor white people—must turn loose their whiteness and join with the struggle of black power to overturn white power, which is the social system within which the poverty of white people occurs.

So what white people have to do is fight against white power. They must unite with the struggles of black people whose oppression and exploitation is the basis for the existing system that is oppressive and exploitative.

The world is still split between the colonized and colonizer. This relationship can’t be overturned through “multiracial working class” (a.k.a white led) movements or dating an African or “having black friends.” The solution is joining humanity in a principled way.

Reparations is our responsibility and is in our interest

We have to pay back the stolen resources. We can find the most humbling and fulfilling reason to live in the struggle for reparations to African people. This is the principled relationship that the Party has been struggling to forge since the creation of APSC in 1976.

With African Internationalism we can finally understand all the horrific violence in the world:  the imperialists’ wars that kill millions each year, the neo-colonialists’ murderous repression to hold the power, the no clean water violence, etc.

African Internationalism also allows us to understand the serial killers, the school shootings and the human trafficking. Without a scientific explanation for this real-life horror movie, It is no wonder that we turn to drugs and suicide.

African Internationalism finally takes the scab off and proves the world system was built on genocidal white power and must be defeated as white power. Then we can see that whether we are discriminated in the white community as LGBTQ, or women, or disabled, white power is the enemy.

Joining the struggle for the victory of black power over white power through joining the African People’s Solidarity Committee or the Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM) is the honest path for white people to fight against all forms of oppression.

The African People’s Solidarity Committee is the only way to be cadre as a white person

The Party created the Uhuru Solidarity Movement as a mass organization of APSC that any white person can join to take a stand for reparations to African people. As stated in the USM branch building manual, “A revolutionary mass organization means that not every person who joins the organization will be willing to contribute the same level of time and resources.

A mass organization meets the people “at their political door” and gives everyone who unites with the USM Principles of Unity a way to contribute at whatever level.”

APSC, on the other hand, is a cadre organization. A cadre is a revolutionary who has committed to the highest possible stand of responsibility and accountability and made a decision to put the African revolution before anything else.

The APSP is moving forward to a liberated world, which means they want to take everyone with them—the Mexican people, the Palestinian people, the Venezuelan people—everyone.

The African People’s Socialist Party is a cadre organization, a vanguard Party comprised of professional revolutionaries, and APSC was formed for white people who want to go to the next level and become cadres of the African Revolution!

Some USM members may never join APSC but still do incredible work as USM leaders and organizers. That’s why both organizations exist! If you have not joined APSC or USM, I implore you to do so today. And if you want to be true cadre as a white person, join APSC.

Now more than ever we must recruit steeled cadre from the white oppressor nation and organize the masses of white people to a genuine stance of material solidarity with African liberation through reparations.

 

White people can join the Uhuru Solidarity Movement in material solidarity with Black Power and African liberation, and register to attend our national convention this April 13th & 14th in St. Louis, MO.  USM2019CONVENTION.EVENTBRITE.COM 

Solidarity Spear Study LIVE: Buy Black Power! Salute to the Office of the Deputy Chair

Buy Black Power! Salute to the Office of the Deputy Chair leading the 25 liberated commercial economic institutions of the Uhuru Movement building dual and contending Black Power right now!

Posted by Uhuru Solidarity Movement on Saturday, February 23, 2019

Buy Black Power! Salute to the Office of the Deputy Chair leading the 25 liberated commercial economic institutions of the Uhuru Movement building dual and contending Black Power right now!

You can also view this video from Uhuru Solidarity Movement’s Facebook page HERE.

#OmaliTaughtMe Sunday Study: African Internationalism on Love

African Internationalism on Love with Chairman Omali Yeshitela

*To donate to Black Power 96 FM Radio visit www.blackpower96.org/donate *"We're still here and in great numbers, and we're going to be free to the extent that we learn that it's alright to love ourselves."Uhuru Comrades! Welcome to this week's #OmaliTaughtMe Study. This week, our political education comes from "African Intrnationalism on Love" from the book "Not One Step Backward" by Chairman Omali Yeshitela.#AfricanInternationalism #Love #PoliticalEducation #AfricanNation #Socialism #ChairmanOmaliYeshitela #OmaliYeshitelaSpeaks #Live

Posted by Chairman Omali Yeshitela on Sunday, February 10, 2019

Welcome to this week’s #OmaliTaughtMe Study. This week, our political education comes from “African Internationalism on Love” from the book “Not One Step Backward” by Chairman Omali Yeshitela.

LIVESTREAM OF: Garvey in the 21st Century: African Self-Determination

Garvey in the 21st Century: African Self-Determination

Featuring Akilé Anai of the African People's Socialist Party USA along with Janus Bryant and Alfred Hutley from Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles – Philadelphia. In 1920 Marcus Garvey led the largest African organization in history with 11 million members worldwide. Garvey's movement was built on economic self-reliance. Today the Uhuru Movement follows in Garvey's footsteps with more than 30 economic institutions and organization around the world.Contribute at BlackPowerBlueprint.org

Posted by Black Power Blueprint on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Featuring Akilé Anai of the African People’s Socialist Party USA along with Janus Bryant and Alfred Hutley from Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles – Philadelphia.

In 1920 Marcus Garvey led the largest African organization in history with 11 million members worldwide. Garvey’s movement was built on economic self-reliance. Today the Uhuru Movement follows in Garvey’s footsteps with more than 30 economic institutions and organization around the world.