Monthly Archives: April 2013

NYPD Attacks INPDUM forces building Court for Black Justice/Distributing Burning Spear Newspaper

by President Diop Olugbala

InPDUMlogoIn the process of distributing the Burning Spear Newspaper and fliers for the Court for Black Justice to Africans on the #3 train in Brownsville, BK, 2 NYPD undercovers approached me and comrade Oronde Takuma instructing us to get off the train. After a long struggle ensued, we were removed from the train by force. Within seconds there were 5 more pigs, 2 in uniform and 3 more undercovers. They… surrounded us. For what? Well, they told us that they stopped us because we were crossing subway cars illegally. However, that is bullshit. The undercover pigs never said anything to us until we started criticizing the police for waging a vicious war against the African community and telling people to testify at the Court for Black Justice.

Eventually they let us go with a summons, but not before they took down our information and instructed us that we were banned from the #3 train for the rest of the day! Although we provided them ID THIS TIME, we want to be clear that Africans have a right and a responsibility to resist all tactics of colonial repression exercised by the state. In the state of NY you are not required to carry or show ID. However, if you are issued a summons or arrested and you refuse to show your ID the police may detain you until you can be “positively identified” – which is a very subjective concept and one that could only be determined by a judge. In light of the far greater task of organizing the people, we as revolutionaries cannot afford to be detained.However, on a mass level we are going to have to organize resistance against the tactics of stop and frisk. In fact, one of the goals of the Court for Black Justice is to build a campaign of organized mass resistance against stop and frisk and the general colonial occupation of the African community by the police. Read the rest of this entry

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CALLING ALL VICTIMS OF NYPD TERROR: TESTIFY AGAINST NYPD AT COURT FOR BLACK JUSTICE!

by President Diop Olugbala

The International Peoples Democratic Uhuru Movement (INPDUM) is calling on every African, man woman or child, who has ever been brutalized, framed up, harassed or violated by the NYPD to testify at the upcoming Court for Black Justice.

On Saturday, May 18 from 12-5PM the Brooklyn, NY branch of the INPDUM will hold the Pre-Trial Hearing for the Court for Black Justice and Reparations (CBJR), where we will put the New York Police Department (NYPD) on trial for crimes of colonial oppression committed against the African community.  The Pre-trial hearing will be held in the courtyard of Red Hill Rd, located at E. 55th St and Church Ave in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY.

pre-trial hearing banner final flatThe Pre-trial hearing will be held in anticipation of the main Court for Black Justice at which all of the evidence and testimony brought to the Pre-Trial Hearing will be presented for consideration by the Judges and community as a whole.  The work to build a Pre-trial hearing should be used to build up more support for and anticipation of the actual Tribunal.  However, it is not necessary to hold a pre-trial hearing.

NYPD: Serving and Protecting White Power Without Regard for Law

Charge #1: Murder of Kimani Grey, Shantel Davis & many others

The most recent murders of Kimani Grey and Shantel Davis, both by the 67th Precinct of the NYPD in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, are cases of straight up brutality and murder for which the pigs who were assailants and the NYPD as a whole have yet to answer to the people.

On June 14, 2012 Shantel Davis was murdered by NYPD in East Flatbush.  Shantel was a 23-year-old African woman who was murdered by several gunshot from NYPD pig Phil Atkins.  Shantel was shot by Atkins after a high-speed car chase initiated by Atkins that put the lives of countless Africans in that area in danger.  After Shantel’s vehicle collided into a parked minivan on E. 38th St and Church Ave., Atkins jumped into the vehicle and dumped a fatal gunshot into Shantel’s chest as she sat in the passenger’s side of the vehicle unarmed.  Read the rest of this entry

InPDUM Brooklyn Organizes the Court for Black Justice and Reparations; Putting the NYPD on Trial!

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InPDUM organizers signing the people up to testify at the Court for Black Justice

by: President Diop Olugbala

On Sat. May 18, at the corner of E. 55th St and Church Ave in Brooklyn, NY, the Brooklyn Branch of the International Peoples Democratic Uhuru Movement (INPDUM) will hold the pre-trial hearing for the Court for Black Justice and Reparations (CBJR). At the CBJR INPDUM and the African community as a whole will put the NYPD on trial for colonial crimes committed against the African community.

InPDUM is charging the NYPD with the following crimes of colonial oppression:

1.      The murder of Kimani Grey, Shantel Davis and many others

2.      The brutal and terroristic repression imposed from five million incidents of “Stop and Frisk” on Africans and Latinos since 2001.

3.      The assaults on the East Flatbush protesters.

4.      The ongoing colonial military occupation of the African community.

 

Why Do We Need a Court for Black Justice and Reparations?

The CBJR was inspired by the World Tribunal for Reparations to African People that was established by the African People’s Socialist Party in Brooklyn, NY in 1982.   Since 1982 the Party has consistently held Tribunals throughout the world to put U.S. and European imperialist governments on trial for their colonial crimes committed against African people.

For 500 years African and other oppressed peoples have been forced to participate in a colonial court system that functions according to law and policy established by our oppressor and which reflects the opinion of our oppressor.

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*ACTION ALERT: PROTEST AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY IN ST PETE TODAY*

InPDUM, St. Petersburg, FL

InPDUMlogoEND POLICE TERROR IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Assemble: 4:30pm at the Uhuru House, 1245 18th Ave. So.
Demonstration: at 5:00pm at the Criminal Courts Complex, 14250 49th St. North, Clearwater

On Monday, April 15, 2013 cops from the St. Petersburg police department Street Crimes Unit shot two African teenagers. In March, a 19 year old teenager was killed when the police rammed the car she was riding in. In September 2012, a young African man was killed in a police chase. We have to stop this violence by the police who brutalize Black people and violate our rights. Come out and demonstrate at the Monday at the courthouse and defend the Black community. We can not allow the government and the media to say that stolen cars or any other property is more valuable than the lives of Black people.

Contact: International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement
(727)851-3659 stpeteinpdum@yahoo.com

“From St. Pete to Brooklyn; InPDUM Builds Court for Black Justice!”

The International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement is calling on all Africans!

Join Us Sunday, April 21, 2013 for African Resistance Now! “From St. Pete to Brooklyn; InPDUM Builds Court for Black Justice!”, another exciting and important segment on the ongoing attacks against Africans throughout the US and worldwide!

On Monday, April 15, 2013, An African Woman and an African Man were shot by the St. Petersburg, FL police. “According to two eyewitnesses at the scene, the cops attempted to open the door of a car in the alley one block south of 18th Avenue and 26th Street South. After the occupants slammed the door in the cops’ faces, the cops opened fire, wounding both Aisha Long and an as yet unidentified African man.” (more at http://www.uhurunews.com )

As in St. Pete, the state continues to deliver heavy blows from its iron fist to the heads of Africans in the name of “JUST-US”!

As part of InPDUM’s Campaign to Resistance Against Colonial Occupation, the InPUM St. Petersburg Branch will broadcast live on ARN with a report from the ground and why InPDUM St. Pete stands with its community to “Protect and Defend Our Own”.

As We continue to bring to the People what mainstream media wont, ARN will also have a report from the International President, Diop Olugbala, who has been live on the ground in Flatbush, Brooklyn building the InPDUM Court for Black Justice , justice for the People brought by the People, to be held May 18, 2013. The People will bring the NYPD up on charges for the murders of Kimani Grey, Shantel Davis and the many others whose lives they have viciously stolen, as well countless others attacked under designer laws such as stop and frisk. We must build revolutionary organization to Resistance Against Colonial Occupation!

CALLING ALL VICTIMS OF NYPD TERROR: Testify against the NYPD at Court for Black Justice. Organize and build for power

President Diop Olugbala of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement

Tribunal wanted flyerBrooklyn, NY—On Saturday, May 18 from 12-5pm, the Brooklyn, NY branch of the International Peoples Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) will hold the Court for Black Justice and Reparations (CBJR), where we will put the New York Police Department (NYPD) on trial for crimes of colonial oppression against the African community.

InPDUM is calling on every African man, woman or child who has been brutalized, framed up, harassed or violated by the NYPD to testify at the upcoming Court for Black Justice and Reparations.
The CBJR will be held at Red Hills Road, located 5422 Church Ave (between E. 54th St. and 55thSt.) in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY.
InPDUM is charging the NYPD with the following crimes:
1.      The murder of Kimani Grey, Shantel Davis and many others
2.      The brutal oppression imposed from five million incidents of “Stop and Frisk” on Africans and Latinos since 2001.
3.      The assaults on the East Flatbush protesters.
4.      The ongoing colonial military occupation of the African community. Read the rest of this entry

Political Report to the 2013 International Convention of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement

Diop Olugbala, InPDUM President
From uhurunews
DiopConvention_jpg-CONVERT-resize=400We have arrived here in St. Petersburg, FL, to participate in the International Convention of the International Peoples Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM), on March 23-24, 2013. The theme of the convention is “One Africa! One Nation! Build Revolutionary Organization to Protect and Defend Our Own!”
With the exception of our Founding Convention, this will be the most important convention InPDUM has held. It is important because it is being held during a time when the crisis of imperialism—the vicious, blood-sucking social system responsible for the misery of African and the world’s oppressed peoples—has become deeper than it has ever been.
It is a convention being held during a period where resistance has become the main trend around the world.
From the Middle East to Latin America, oppressed people are rising up to challenge imperialism. Africans must rise up as well and join humanity as we struggle for our freedom.
Your participation is a statement of unity in helping to build the resistance of the oppressed and exploited international African nation against this foul social system.
Through this convention we will understand that, in many ways, we have reason to celebrate the fact that our oppressor is dying, and the resistance of the oppressed is the reason why it is dying.
However, as it has been said many times by the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP), imperialism is a dying but not yet dead social system.
Therefore, this convention is also, more importantly, a process designed to build the revolutionary mass organization capable of dealing imperialism its final and decisive death blow. And we, its membership, are the striking fist that will smash colonialism!
InPDUM is the revolutionary mass organization of the APSP that was created to serve as the primary instrument through which the Party leads mass resistance. Read the rest of this entry