Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African Socialist international, presents a key note presentation to African Liberation Day. Chairman Omali was an organizer with the first African Liberation Day event held in Washington, D.C. in 1972. That same year he co-founded the African People’s Socialist Party, beginning the Party’s 41-year legacy of struggle on behalf of African workers and poor peasants throughout the world. Today the African Socialist International that he founded is a reality with organizers on the ground in Africa, Europe and the Americas. Chairman Omali Yeshitela will discuss the need to build an independent African owned economy, in order to facilitate the ability of the African nation to self-govern.
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British Government Intensifies Its Attacks on Africans and Other Oppressed Peoples As British Imperialism Crisis Deepens
The British government is engaged in organised systematic and relentless warfare against African/Black people here in Britain.
The total UK ethnic group population shows that Europeans make up 86% and Africans 3.3%.
African pupils are 4 times likely to be excluded despite a reduction in permanent school exclusions. Africans have considerably high unemployment rate nationally at 18% compared to Europeans 8% [in London 20% compared to Europeans at 7%] and when employed the majority of Africans persistently tend to be in low paid work also dependant on housing benefit to meet cost of rent. Through an imposed illegal drug economy on the African community, Africans make up 18% of the UK total prison population and African youths make up 4 in 10 of the total youth prison population despite African people make up 3.3% of the UK total general population. Over 300 Africans have lost their lives after contact with the police or in police custody from the year 2000 to date with not one police officer brought to trial or even suspended. Africans are over represented in the mental health service making up 10.3% of the UK national inpatient population despite again making up 3.3% of the UK total general population with no sign of reducing [most often referred not by doctors but the police and the criminal justice system; diagnosed as schizophrenic and given high doses of medication]. In addition Africans have greater problems with access to healthcare – suffer poorer health and have reduce life expectancy. Read the rest of this entry
One month ago I made a request for compassionate release which was honored by the warden at Carswell Federal Medical Center. Today the papers are still on a desk in Washington, D.C. even though the terminal cancer that I have contracted requires expeditious action.
Although I requested immediate action by the Bureau of Prisons, I find it necessary to again request immediate action from you, my friends, comrades and supporters to call the three numbers listed below and request action on my behalf.
This could result in my being able to access medical treatment at Sloan Kettering so that I can face the rest of my life with dignity surrounded by those I love and who love me.
Please do this.
Lynne Stewart FMS CARSWELL-53504-054 & Ralph Poynter
Lynne Stewart Defense Organization
THIS WEEK ON ARN: Philly is Afghanistan! Philly Pigs kill 4 Africans in one week! InPDUM leads organized resistance!
InPDUM challenges notorious NYPD in struggle for Black Power! Masses mobilize in defense of jailed leadership
Diop Olugbala, International President of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement
On that night, just minutes before I was thrown in a jail cell, I had led a contingent of five forces of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) into the “police-community relations” meeting held at the 67th Precinct building of the NYPD, located at the 2800 block of Snyder Ave, in the heart of East Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY. Read the rest of this entry
NYPD out of Bed Stuy – U.S. Marines Out of Africa! The Struggle for Reparations and Economic Development over Parasitism and Colonial Occupation!
As you might have heard this past week in Husby, Stockholm Sweden there have been rebellions against the police. People from the oppressed communities have been throwing rocks at the police; they have burnt down garages and different stores and cars. This have internationally been noticed.
Since the past four years there have been major cuts in the welfare system which has affected the people at the bottom the most. There have been cuts in health care, schools, major unemployment, youth centers and many privatizations. As we all know these cuts will affect the community in every way. All of this has made the oppressed people desperate and the last drop was the execution of a 69 year old man. The police shot him 15 times in his own apartment. The reason why the police killed him was allegedly because of a machete he was holding. Other facts show that the man was holding a butter knife.
Inpdum Stockholm was there the third day after the two day riots. We will still go to Husby and report but also organize the rebellions and the people. We recognize that this is a natural form of resistance against this oppressive system which we live under. But in order for it to be able to challenge the system we need to resist in an organized revolutionary manner. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve been working on a film project documenting Kimani Gray’s death and efforts by his family, activists and the East Flatbush community for justice. On Thursday night, myself and two other people involved in the film attended a monthly Community Relations Board meeting overseen by Deputy Inspector Kenny Lehr at the 67th Precinct. We were told that we were not allowed to film, but we surreptitiously made an audio recording of the forum anyway.
These meetings basically serve as an outlet for older, mainly West Indian community members who are generally supportive of the NYPD to complain about noise, graffiti and the scent of marijuana on their blocks. A handful of activists did turn up, however. I’ll get to them in a minute.
When I was called on I asked Lehr if he was investigating the shootings of Kimani Gray and Shantel Davis. I also mentioned that the city had paid $335,000 to settle claims for excessive and false arrests against officers involved in the shootings before they occurred, and asked how many other officers at the precinct have a history of brutality that the community should be concerned about. Additionally, I inquired as to the whereabouts of the killer cops, asking Lehr to confirm reports that the two officers involved in the Gray slaying are still clocking in at his precinct. Read the rest of this entry
On Thursday, May 16, 2013, InPDUM served subpoena for the Court for Black Justice and Reparations to the NYPD. President Diop Olugbala was arrested shortly after, an apparent rebuttal when Diop shook them up as he served notice that they had been charged. Not knowing what to do, they resorted to what they always do, attack! After an extensive call-in campaign from around the world, victory was won and President Diop was freed the following day!
The NYPD has been served notice that it has been charged with murder, brutality and hate driven tactics of ‘stop and frisk’ against millions of Africans in New York City and that it’s slated representatives are to appear in the Court for Black Justice and Reparations before the People of New York City.
President Diop reads the charges and serves the pigs!