INPDUM IN ST. PETETERSBURG, FLORIDA KEEPS PUSHING FORWARD! HIT THE LINK!

THE WAR AGAINST THE AFRICAN COMMUNITY DEEPENS AS THE U.S. WHITE POWER SYSTEM’S CRISIS GETS EVEN DEEPER.  THIS IS YTHE TIME FOR EVERY AFRI CAN WOMAN AND MAN TO JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC UHURU MOVEMENT

 

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TORONTO ORGANIZES INTO HIGH GEAR FOR THE AFRICAN COMMUNITY!

NEIGHBOURHOOD WARNING

InPDUM Toronto has been mobilizing since September 2012 to win power and liberated territory for the African Community.    Based in the Rexdale neighborhood in Toronto’s West End, which has a high concentration of Africans from the Caribbean and East Africa, we have built a Marcus Garvey School Program to arm children with the political understanding necessary to contend with colonial schools and understand the conditions they and their families experience.    We have also begun organizing parents and youth in the area into InPDUM Committees and Brigades to mobilize residents against police containment and parasitic landlords while also building a campaign to smash horizontal violence: “Squash all Beef! Defend the African Community!”.

We have had to contend with city and school officials attempting to sabotage our work, police arresting and incarcerating lead contacts and stepping in to cancel our permits, but these attacks only serve to further strengthen and demonstrate the necessity of revolutionary organization. The Toronto Branch of the Uhuru Movement will continue to consolidate and deepen its forces over the summer until the vulnerability and weakness of the African community is ended one neighborhood at a time.

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The African Revolution is Calling You!

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We are organizing the African Masses to take back control of their communities. This includes:

 

  • Educating the people through outreach and actions
  • Building empowerment programs in every area where we are located
  • Launching Courts of Black Justice to put the real criminals (police, landlords, politicians) on trial
  • Organizing units in every block, projects or hood
  • Exposing the crisis of  imperialism and it’s weaknesses

 

Where will this lead us? Liberated InPDUM Territories in every community where we are located!

 

Your sustainable membership dollars will help ensure these goals and objectives are met!

 

The International Peoples’ Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) is located in Philadelphia, San Diego, Sierra Leone, St. Petersburg, Fla, NYC, Oakland, Toronto, London, Huntsville, Chicago and Stockholm. We are on the road to our 2014 Convention in Newark, NJ from September 20-22. The theme is Block by Block, City by City, Get Organized to Liberate the African Community! Your sustainable memberships will enable us to raise the resources needed to make our convention a success and lay out how we are going to educate and organize the masses of African people to win self-determination in our lifetime.

 

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

Support InPDUM’s work by giving an annual donation at any level or by becoming a a sustainable member and having an amount automatically withdrawn every month. Below are the main sustainable memberships offered. For payment at any membership level go to inpdumresistance.wordpress.om/join-now/

 

HUEY NEWTON LEVEL

$60/YEAR OR $5/MONTH

ASSATA SHAKUR LEVEL

$120/YEAR  OR $10/MONTH

MALCOLM X LEVEL

$250/YEAR OR $21/MONTH

HARRIET TUBMAN LEVEL

$365/YEAR OR $31/MONTH

ELLA BAKER LEVEL

$600/YEAR OR $50/MONTH

MARCUS GARVEY LIFETIME MEMBER

$1000 ONE TIME PAYMENT OR $85/MONTH FOR ONE YEAR

Oakland Has a Successful Commemoration Weekend!

Powerful re-opening of the Oakland Uhuru House for Commemoration Weekend!

OAKLAND, CA—On April 4-6, 2014 the Uhuru Movement’s Oakland Steering Committee held a series of events to mark the anniversaries of the deaths of Lil’ Bobby Hutton and Martin Luther King Jr. who were killed in April of 1968 just two days apart at the height of the U.S. government’s reign of terror on the Black Power Movement of the 1960s.
The purpose of the events was to re-open the Oakland Uhuru House African community center for events and programs led by and for the colonized and impoverished African community. Throughout the years, the Oakland Uhuru House has served as the African People’s Socialist Party’s international office.
Commemoration Weekend Oakland is part of the long-term goal to build political and economic power in the hands of the African community and connect it to the worldwide struggle of African people for revolutionary organization and to reclaim Africa and all of its resources.
The Friday night movie, “Eyes on the Prize: The Black Power Years,” kicked off the weekend. The film, part of a series, presents the struggle of Huey P. Newton, the founder of the Black Panther Party, in the early days of educating the African working class in Oakland about “knowing their rights” and standing up to police intimidation and harassment. The film also shows the courageous struggle in Brownsville, New York around African community control of the schools.
Following the film, attendees engaged in lively discussion about building programs at the Uhuru House including drumming lessons and “history night” for all age groups, arts and crafts workshops and spelling bees.
Health is Freedom Day takes health in our own hands
The second event, “Health is Freedom!” Day took place on Saturday, April 4 from noon to 4pm.
John Thomas, the coordinator of the TyRon Lewis Community Gym in St. Petersburg, Florida, was the emcee of the program. He also provided a history of the African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF), its mission, its board of directors and its programs, including the Uhuru Jiko Kitchen and the community garden.
“APEDF is not a charity model, but an organization founded and led by the Uhuru Movement,” stated John Thomas. Thomas told his personal story and how the organization transformed his own life.
He spoke passionately about the need to bring the practical knowledge of health and fitness to the African masses to overturn the rampant diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity in the community.
“All illnesses can be cured with exercise and proper nutrition,” stated Thomas.
The health fair services offered were blood pressure, glucose and body mass index screenings led by the nursing students of Samuel Merritt University who enthusiastically contributed their time and energy to the fair and are interested in volunteering on an ongoing basis.
Other speaker featured was Acta Non Verba founder Kelly Carlisle, a farmer in East Oakland interested in contributing her skills to the garden at the Uhuru House.
Following Carlisle was Zumba instructor Linda Smith, also known as Little Tweet, who got everyone out of their seats to dance.
Health practitioners on the program included Marlee I Mystic, conscious sound coach, doula and childbirth advocate, on the importance of taking control of childbirth.
John Thomas led a boxing aerobics demo to the sounds of the Commodores’ “All Night Long.”
O.M. Evans conducted a class on sound therapy and sound yoga and Le Owens presented his knowledge of quantum meditation.
In the afternoon, health fair participants, under the leadership of community garden coordinator Steve Swaggard, rolled up their sleeves to plant collard green and mustard seeds as well as lettuce, tomato and broccoli plants for the re-opening of the Uhuru House community garden.
Commemoration Day raised up Lil’ Bobby Hutton and MLK
The Sunday Commemoration Day event opened up with Uhuru Movement organizer Sealli Moyenda singing with conviction and passion the song “This train is bound for freedom, this train!”
Next on the agenda was a solidarity statement by African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC) member Maureen Wagener calling on white people to be a part of building a new economy and uniting with the African call for reparations from the white community.
A statement from Mexican liberation organization Union del Barrio expressed the deep unity of the Mexican liberation struggle with the aims of the African People’s Socialist Party’s strategy for liberation.
Performers included local hip hop artist Dante Clark aka Lil’ Skitz, comedian Preach Tubb and also Little Tweet came back to perform her own dance.
The keynote presentation was given by Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African Socialist International who discussed the significance of Lil’ Bobby Hutton, who joined the Black Panther Party when he was 14 years old. Lil’ Bobby was gunned down two years later by the Oakland Police Department—just two days after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Chairman Omali stated, “The questions we are concerned with are larger than two individuals. The significance of these two figures in history was that they were involved in the struggle of our people for freedom.”
He explained how King’s birthday is celebrated nationally as a cover up for how he was murdered by the U.S. government after he had come out against the U.S. war in Vietnam and in unity with the people who were struggling for freedom around the world.
He said, “Our oppressors will give us a holiday to try to deal with the fact that they killed the person who is trying to lead the struggle to win our freedom. That is supposed to keep us happy, but we don’t have the freedom that MLK stood and died for.”
Yeshitela presented the political and economic basis for the Civil Rights Movement and the struggle that emerged led by African people for power and self-determination.
He detailed the terror that African people faced known as the Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO), a program of counterinsurgency that militarily defeated the movement.
He underlined the fundamental problem that African people face—the historic attack on Africa and the necessity of building revolutionary organization led by the African working class to build dual and contending power and to unite Africa and African people worldwide to reclaim the stolen resources of Africa.
Yeshitela rallied the audience at the Oakland Uhuru House to see the change in the balance of power, the “uneasy equilibrium,” and to be a part of tipping the balance towards a bright future where Africans can create a new life.
The Oakland Steering Committee welcomes participants into the work of APEDF, InPDUM, Uhuru Foods & Pies of Black Star Industries and the Uhuru House community garden. For more info, contact oakland@inpdum.org.

Interim President of InPDUM will give the Keynote Address at the Uhuru Furniture Open House in Philadelphia, PA March 22, 2014.

On March 22, 2014, Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles will have an Open House from noon to 4pm. There will be African drummers, poetry and an exercise demonstration and a keynote presentation by Interim President of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) President Waleeah Brooks. Brooks will discuss the incredible history of African resistance in Philly – from the Garvey Movement, to Malcolm X living in Philly briefly, to the Panthers and MOVE and school protests in the 60s and 70s. She will also explain how the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) came to Philly in response to the State aggression against the African community, and the bombing of MOVE and the African community, and built back the resistance over many years.  There will be a call for the people join  revolutionary organization to overturn the conditions of colonial oppression today and the need for the Uhuru Movement, in the form InPDUM, APEDF programs on the ground in Philadelphia.

On Sunday there will be a mass meeting to organize the community to join InPDUM and begin building for the InPDUM Annual convention on September 20-22,2014 in Newark, NJ.

If you are in the Philly area or in the North East make plans to attend this dynamic event.

Both events will be at 832 N. Broad Street at Parish, Philadelphia, PA.

Interim President of InPDUM will give the Keynote Address at the Uhuru Furniture Open House in Philadelphia, PA March 22, 2014.

On March 22, 2014, Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles will have an Open House from noon to 4pm. There will be African drummers, poetry and an exercise demonstration and a keynote presentation by Interim of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) President Waleeah Brooks. Brooks will discuss the incredible history of African resistance in Philly – from the Garvey Movement, to Malcolm X living in Philly briefly, to the Panthers and MOVE and school protests in the 60s and 70s. She will also explain how the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) came to Philly in response to the State aggression against the African community, and the bombing of MOVE and the African community, and built back the resistance over many years.  There will be a call for the people join  revolutionary organization to overturn the conditions of colonial oppression today and the need for the Uhuru Movement, in the form InPDUM, APEDF programs on the ground in Philadelphia.

On Sunday there will be a mass meeting to organize the community to join InPDUM and begin building for the InPDUM Annual convention on September 20-22,2014 in Newark, NJ.

If you are in the Philly area or in the North East make plans to attend this dynamic event.

Both events will be at 832 N. Broad Street at Parish, Philadelphia, PA.

MASS RALLY TO DEFEND PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NEWARK, NJ!

Tuesday at 4 pm
 
MASS RALLY TO DEFEND PUBLIC EDUCATION!
 
 
4pm – Assemble at Mulberry & Market Streets (at silver hockey player statue – 2 parking lots are across street).
 
4:30 – RALLY at Broad & Market Streets
 
4:45 – March to 2 Cedar Street
 
5-6 pm – RALLY outside Board of Education Business Meeting. 
 
 
Sponsored by: 
Newark Education Workers (NEW) Caucus
co-sponsored by:
People’s Organization for Progress
NJ Communities United
 
Speakers will include:
labor activists
students
teachers
parents
Newark Councilman and Mayoral Candidate Ras Baraka
 
 
 
 

An InPDUM Chicago update for March 2014

 

 

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The frost is now thawing; its time to hit the pavement to continue building the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement in Chicago!

Over the winter, we’ve been connecting to the community thru ‘Talk of the Town’ open mic events, featuring artists, poets, comedians and other entertainers, as well as having open discussions on the liberation of African people.

Despite the cold here in the Windy City, we’ve been battling for democracy for the masses of African people here. Self-determination is the highest form of democracy!

In January, we braved the below zero temperatures to attend a Martin Luther King march led by Marissa Brown and the Washington Park Freedom School. We attended to remind Chicago that the U.S. government murdered Dr. King, and to uphold the African red, black and green flag, as a symbol for a united Africa and African people.

At the Washington Park Freedom School, Comrade Zenobia Spencer teaches youth about hip-hop history and how it can be used as a tool to organize, unify and uplift the African nation. Zenobia Spencer will also be performing live hip-hop here in Chicago on March 31, 2014 at Subterranean.

On February 21, our African Martyr’s Day event at the House of Culture discussed African freedom fighters local and international. It is important to celebrate our African martyrs to remove the fear of death in our struggle for freedom and self-determination.

The dehumanizing conditions and policies imposed on Africans in public housing units will be fought this year by the educated participation of the residents fighting in their own interests. The Marshall Fields Gardens will become liberated territory because the masses of Africans here will make it so.

Recently, a security staff-person at the Marshall Field Garden’s housing pulled a gun on a 13-year-old African. InPDUM Chicago will organize political action.

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, President Waleeah Brooks and a member of the IEC will come to town for the African Community Convention Pre Convention Tour!

During this Tour, we will discuss issues on African students, prisoners, housing and the international SGL African community. We will also build the organization necessary to surge victories on these issues, and forward the struggle for freedom and self-determination of the African working class worldwide.

The 2014 International InPDUM Convention will be on September 20-22 in Newark, New Jersey.

This July, we will travel to St. Petersburg, Florida to train and study to become real revolutionaries, increase our discipline, skills and understanding of African Internationalism during the month-long Cadre-building program of the African People’s Socialist Party.

If you are interested in attending, please let us know so that we can arrange travel plans accordingly.

The struggle for freedom and independence needs your participation.

For more information, contact InPDUM Chicago at (773) 717-2492, Chicago@inpdum.org

 

Join the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement! Build wherever you are!

Attend the April 12 African Community Convention at the Washington Park Freedom School Chicago!

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OAKLAND IS ON THE MOVE!

Oakland Activities

Oakland, CA – The Uhuru House in Oakland, CA is once again flexing its political muscles.   From the beginning, plans have been laid down and made a reality to institute programs benefitting the African working class community.  

The historic Oakland Uhuru House has seen many political campaigns of the past and pushes forth today wioth institutions such as Friday Movie Nights, Weekly Sunday Mass Rallies, the reopening of the Garden Project, as well as a Commemoration Weekend, happening April 4th, 5th and 6th, which will have a special movie night showing Eyes on the Prize – The Black Power Years.  

On Sat., April 5th will be a Health Is Freedom Day that will have health screenings, and other activities, as well as the reopening of the Community Garden.

Sunday, April 6th, will host a special Sunday event featuring the Chairman, Omali Yeshitela,who will give us the significance of Bobby Hutton and Martin Luther King Jr., who were both assassinated in April 1968.

Everyone is welcome to attend, for those living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and plug in to the work to build the existing programs, as well as build the upcoming Food Giveaway programs and more.

JOIN THE PLEDGE OF AFRICAN RESISTANCE TELETHON – FEB. 22 & 23, 2014!

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Why should one take the Pledge of African Resistance?

The International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement is a mass member organization united with the principles of African Internationalism.   We are the mass organization of the African People’s Socialist Party.   We are an organization of organizers on the front lines of organizing our communities to become self determined andto protect and defend our own.   

We raise up our Revolutionary National Democratic Program (RNDP) to demand all rights consistent with being a free people, rights which include self-determination and self-government as the highest expression of genuine democracy.   We demand independence in our lifetime.

We realize that everyone cannot be on the frontlines of revolutionary struggle due to the colonial conditions that affect every facet of our lives.   Yet YOU can still do your part by taking the Pledge of African Resistance. When you take the pledge of African Resistance you are…

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