Thursday, February 16, 2012

We've moved to Wordpress!

Uhuru! Readers, supporters, comrades, members:

We are excited to announce that the Uhuru Solidarity Movement's official blog has moved to Wordpress. The full archive of articles posted on the blogspot have been transitioned over to wordpress. Please check out the new blog and sign up as a subscriber!

The USM Blog Team

Thursday, January 26, 2012

This Sunday on Uhuru Radio: Ludo de Witte, author of "The Assassination of Lumumba"

THIS SUNDAY, 11AM EST on Uhuru Radio:

Hear an exclusive interview with Ludo de Witte, the author of The Assassination of Lumumba.

De Witte's acclaimed book provides a powerful look at the US and Belgian plot to capture, torture, and murder Patrice Lumumba, leader in the African independence movement and Congo's first democratically elected head of state.

A beloved leader amongst the African masses, Lumumba played a leading role in the struggle for the liberation of Africa and all of Africa's resources. 51 years after the assassination of Lumumba, the Democratic Republic of Congo remains under foreign domination, with over 7 million Africans killed in US proxy wars over the past 10 years.

Nyabinga Dzimbahwe, Agitprop Director of the the African People's Socialist Party and host of “Africa Live”, will interview Ludo De Witte, author of Assassination of Lumumba, this Sunday (January 29, 2012) at 11AM EST on Uhuru Radio!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Egypt, revolution, and the Party for African liberation

Today, January 25, marks the 1 year anniversary of the uprisings in Egypt that resulted in the departure of US-backed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. Protestors were met with brutal repression from the state including the use of tear gas purchased from the US. While the Egyptian popular uprisings shook the world and inspired similar uprisings throughout the Middle East, the repressive military dictatorship of Egypt remains intact.

Resistance is sweeping the planet. US empire is in a profound crisis. It is in this context that the African People's Socialist Party is building organizations on four continents, uniting African workers throughout the world into the revolutionary struggle for freedom, self-determination and power. The revolutionary Party for African liberation is the key element that will ultimately bring imperialism to its knees.

In solidarity with the revolutionary struggles of the people of Egypt and all of Africa, the Uhuru Solidarity Movement is calling on our supporters and members to come to St. Petersburg, FL this February for the national planning conference of the African People's Socialist Party, Feb 18-21. This historic conference will honor the Party on the 40th anniversary of its founding. Click here for more information and register today!

Solidarity with the people of Egypt!
Victory to the African Revolution!

Friday, January 20, 2012

This Sunday on Uhuru Radio, Penny Hess reports back from Germany!

This Sunday at 1PM EST on Uhuru Radio, the weekly Reparations in Action program of the African People's Solidarity Committee...

Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People's Solidarity Committee, reports back from her trip to Frankfurt, Germany where she spoke at an event sponsored by the African Socialist International (ASI) to commemorate the assassination of Patrice Lumumba.

Chairwoman Hess and co-host Jesse Nevel (Uhuru Solidarity Movement-St. Pete) will also discuss the recent attacks by German police against African demonstrators and the recent work of the ASI to build the international African revolutionary Party throughout the African community of Europe including in Belgium, France, Germany and the UK.

This Sunday at 1PM EST - Tune in!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The murder of Oury Jalloh & the struggle for justice

The article below, reposted from Uhuru News, covers a recent attack by German police on a protest against the police murder of an African named Oury Jalloh. The Uhuru Solidarity Movement stands in solidarity with the struggle for justice and reparations to the family of Oury Jalloh and the entire African community who have faced colonial violence from the white imperialist State (in the UK, the US and throughout the world where Africans are dispersed and colonized) for more than five centuries. The case of Oury Jalloh is one example of how Africans in Europe--many of whom in recent times have migrated there in pursuit of their own resources that have been stolen to build up European society-- experience colonial conditions of repression and violence just as they do in North America. We say, Down with US and European colonial violence! Justice for Oury Jalloh! Reparations to the African Nation!

Shared from Uhuru News: On January 7, 2005, Oury Jalloh, a young African from Sierra Leone/Guinea, was violently detained by police terrorists in the city of Dessau, Germany and taken to a holding cell in the basement of the local police station.

Four hours later his body was found in a charcoaled state, his corpse chained at the hands and feet to a fireproof mattress.

For seven years, the Initiative in Remembrance of Oury Jalloh has fought for truth, justice and indemnity. Nevertheless, the authorities have responded with terrorism, repression, cover-up and systematic lies.

On January 7, 2012, police terrorists attacked the march in memory of Oury Jalloh in Dessau, Germany. The demonstration was met with massive police brutality and violence against the peaceful demonstrators.

Several demonstrators were injured by the police terrorists. Throughout the demonstration, the behavior of the police terrorists had been provocative and highly aggressive.

In addition to the intentional interferences by the police and the enormous police presence, brutality and arbitrariness, the police especially targeted the leading activists of the Initiative in Remembrance of Oury Jalloh-- Komi Edzro, Mbolo Yufani and Mouctar Bah.

Mouctar Bah was the target of police terrorist attacks before, during and at the end of the demonstration. The strategic aggression against the founder of the Initiative in Remembrance of Oury Jalloh had been announced two days prior to the demonstration when the police threatened Mouctar Bah saying that they would no longer tolerate the word 'murder' with regard to the case of Oury Jalloh and would hold him responsible if it were used during the demonstration.

However, in 2006, courts had already decided that the slogan, 'Oury Jalloh-- That Was Murder' was legally allowed, and the police had no legal restraint allowing them to forbid certain statements at the demonstration.

Therefore this prohibition was a tremendous violation of the right of freedom of speech rooted in the Basic Constitutional Law.

The police tried to keep the demonstrators from referring to the case of Oury Jalloh as murder by violently attempting the removal of those who exposed it as such and abruptly beating on them.

At the end of the demonstration Mouctar Bah was thrown to the ground and beaten until he lost consciousness and had to be brought to the hospital in an ambulance. He is currently still hospitalized due to his injuries caused by the police terrorists.

One of the Initiative's leaders, Komi Edzro, stated, "No matter how hard the police attacks and injures us, we will never give up the fight for a clarification of the murder of Oury Jalloh."

Our struggle continues.

No justice, no more peace on the plantation!

More information on this struggle can be found on

Monday, January 16, 2012


On 51 years ago today, Patrice Lumumba, anti-colonial leader and the legally elected prime minister of the Congo, was brutally assassinated by U.S. and Belgian forces. Lumumba was a leader for the people who represented the interests of the African workers and demanded that the resources of Congo benefit the people of Africa, not Belgium or other foreign colonial powers.

As explained by Luwezi Kinshasa, Secretary General of the African Socialist International, Lumumba was "
the only leader to have spoken to the interests and aspirations of the masses of Congo and to uncompromisingly defend people’s interests, to the peril of his life. Lumumba understood that until the imperialist international order is broken in Africa, Congo would never be free; alien imperialist forces will always decide what we produce and who we produce it for."

For 51 years since the assassination of Lumumba, Congo has been controlled by neocolonial forces under which the masses of the Africans have suffered and their resources exploited for the benefit of the governments and general white population in the US and Europe, such as the mineral coltan that is used to build computers and cellphones. In the past 10 years, over 5 million African people have been killed in genocidal US-backed proxy wars in the Congo.

It is in response to these conditions, which are no different from the misery imposed on African people throughout the African continent and the world wherever Africans are located, that the Uhuru Movement is building and leading the African Socialist International to unite African workers around the world in the struggle to recapture Africa's resources and to seize political power in their own hands.

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement honors the legacy of Lumumba on this day and wishes to expres our unconditional solidarity with the work of the African Socialist International, which is currently building chapters in the African community in Europe including in Belgium, Germany, the UK and France.

We recognize that, as white people, massive amounts of wealth and resources are brought into our communities as a result of the same vicious white power system of colonialism that brutally assassinated Lumumba on 51 years ago today. We are the ones who benefit from the coltan and other minerals that are violently expropriated from the people of Congo. And as an organization that works directly under the leadership of the African People's Socialist Party, we are committed to turning over the stolen resources to the African community and joining in solidarity with the struggle to free Africa and all of Africa's resources!

If you want to be a part of overturning the legacy of colonialism and take a stand on the side of the African revolutionaries who are carrying forward Lumumba's struggle for a united and free Africa, then you should join the Uhuru Solidarity Movement today and get involved in the movement of Euro-Americans and other allies of African Liberation working directly under the leadership of the African People's Socialist Party!

Below we are posting, in honor of Lumumba, a series of links to articles and videos from Uhuru News on the political struggles in the Congo and the work of the ASI, as well as a revolutionary hip-hop music video by artists from Congo:


Thursday, January 12, 2012

SUPPORT/ATTEND THIS EVENT: Grand re-opening of Tyron Lewis Gym, St Pete, FL

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement calls on all of our members and supporters in the Tampa Bay Area to attend this event on January 14 to celebrate the grand re-opeining of the All People's Tyron Lewis Community Gym, an institution of the African People's Education and Defense Fund!

Tyron Lewis gym reopens to address health and economic development

The All People’s TyRon Lewis Community Gym Hosts Grand Re-Opening
Where: 1327 Martin Luther King Jr. Street South, St. Petersburg, FL. 33705
When: Saturday, January 14, 2012
Time: Noon to 4p.m.
  • First 15 people receive special gift
  • Testimonials from gym members
  • Awards and recognitions
  • Grand Opening of Smoothie CafĂ©
  • 5 Ways to Lose Fat Seminar
  • Door prizes throughout event
  • Health screenings
  • Live performances by Bella
This event is free and everyone is invited. The All People’s TyRon Lewis Community Gym is a program of the African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF), whose mission is to address the grave disparities in education, health, healthcare and economic development in the African Community.

For more information call (727) 824-5670 or (727) 821-2437