Friday, December 23, 2011

5 Reasons Why You Don't Want to Miss “Resist War and Repression”

5 Reasons Why You Don't Want to Miss “Resist War and Repression”

On January 8-10 in St Petersburg, FL, the African People's Solidarity Committee will be holding its national plenary conference under the title, “Resist War and Repression: Solidarity with African Liberation.” The APSC is the organization of white people and other allies of African liberation organizing under the leadership of the African People's Socialist Party. Below are five main reasons why you should register now to attend the “Resist War and Repression: Solidarity with African Liberation”!


Chairman Omali Yeshitela will be the keynote speaker at “Resist War and Repression.” Chairman Omali is the founder & leader of the Uhuru Movement and the Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party. He is a world renown anti-imperialist revolutionary who has provided political leadership to African revolutionary organizations around the world from St Petersburg to Sierra Leone. A veteran of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements of the 1960s. Author of dozens of books and pamphlets including “Omali Yeshitela Speaks” and “One People! One Party! One Destiny!”. The APSC is honored to have Chairman Omali as the keynote speaker at the national conference where he will be presenting, “Imperialism in Crisis, African liberation on the rise.” The rare opportunity to hear from this powerful African revolutionary leader is the #1 reason why you should register and make plans to attend this conference!

Check out this video of Chairman Omali Yeshitela's powerful presentation at Occupy Oakland!


Presentations and forum discussions with speakers including Penny Hess, Chair of the African People's Solidarity committee and author of “Overturning the Culture of Violence,” will address questions such as, What is the cause of the crisis of the US economic system? What gave rise to the Occupy Wall Street movement? Are white people a part of the so-called “99%”? What does it mean to be in “solidarity with African liberation”? What is the significance of racism in the struggle for social and economic justice? There will be also be a Q&A discussion with Chairwoman Hess and all of the conference speakers. Click here for more info on the exciting program!


Diop Olugbala, the President of the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement and former mayoral candidate in Philadelphia, will be presenting on “The African People's Socialist Party: 40 Years of Revolutionary Leadership, Struggles and Victories.” The APSP, which leads the Uhuru Movement, was founded by Chairman Omali Yeshitela in 1972 and has since grown into an international revolutionary movement. President Diop's presentation will take a look back at the glorious history of the movement for African liberation and self- determination!


This conference will lay out the exciting activist work of the African People's Solidarity Committee for the upcoming year of 2012 as the Uhuru Movement continues to build revolutionary organizations on multiple fronts throughout the world. Upcoming events, projects, actions, marches, fundraisers, campaigns, conferences, and plans will be discussed in a workshop called, “2012: Revolutionary transformation, not reform!” This is your opportunity to hear first hand from the organizers in the APSC about the work of the upcoming year and learn how you can get involved.


This conference is not just a talkfest. The APSC is first and foremost an organization built for the purpose of material solidarity – solidarity through action, not just in words. The national conference will feature workshops and trainings for organizers on how to build and sustain organization through recruitment strategies and sustainable membership. APSC organizers will also lead a study of the organizing manual of the African People's Socialist Party, a historically significant document that has served as a powerful tool in the hands of the revolutionary leadership of the African working class. This training will focus on how the principles in the manual can be applied to the work of the solidarity movement.

If you believe that African people have a right to self-determination and freedom and that white people can take a stand in solidarity by working under the leadership of the African Revolution, then now is the time to register for the national conference of the African People's Solidarity Committee, January 8-10, in St Petersburg, FL. Resist War and Repression! Solidarity with African Liberation! Uhuru!


Resist War and Repression!

Solidarity with African Liberation!


Friday, December 9, 2011

Honoring our beloved Comrade Norma Bostock

On November 5, 2011, Norma Bostock, a loyal member and supporter of the Uhuru Movement passed away, following a courageous battle with illness.

We met Norma years ago when she was an active supporter of a local Tampa radio program that Uhuru Movement members hosted. Whenever there was a need for allies to take a stand in defense of the African community and its right to free speech and self-determination, Norma heeded the call.

She was an incredibly positive person who believed that a world in which no one lives at the expense of another is not only a possibility but an inevitability. She stood up for what she believed in and stood by those she believed in, even when it was not comfortable or easy to do.

Norma volunteered enthusiastically with the effort to build Uhuru News and Radio, the "online voice of the international African revolution" and brought her expertise to Uhuru Radio's first fundraising telethon in March of this year.

She was a card-carrying member of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement and a generous donor to African community self-reliance institutions and to the African liberation struggle worldwide.

Norma was a strong, beautiful part of the Uhuru family and she will be missed. We will always remember Norma for her inner strength and generous smile and spirit. Her presence in our lives and her contribution to the creation of a world without oppression or exploitation will live on.

Uhuru (Freedom) to Norma!