Monthly Archives: August 2013

“Victory to Syria!! Oppose U.S. Imperialism!!

syriaUhuru! Comrades, the International Peoples Democratic Uhuru Movement (INPDUM) stands in firm opposition to the U.S. government’s plans to invade Syria on Thursday, Aug 29.  On that same day and the following days, INPDUM will be holding a series of rallies, protests and marches around the world to express our opposition to the U.S. invasion.

INPDUM stands opposed to this invasion for the following reasons:

  1. The justification for which the U.S. imperialist puts forward its plans to invade revolves around the unfounded allegation that Syria wields and controls chemical weapons. There is absolutely no evidence or confirmation that the Assad government carried out the alleged “chemical attack”.
  2.  The last time the African community was a victim of chemical warfare it was at the hands of the U.S. government in the form of crack cocaine in the 1980s and 90’s, and today in the form of pharmaceutical drugs sold in hospitals and on the streets.  Therefore, what right does the U.S. government have to accuse anyone of handling chemical weapons. Read the rest of this entry

EMERGENCY CALL-IN CAMPAIGN – SUPPORT AFRICAN RESISTANCE! Call NYPD 28th Precinct Main Line: (212) 678-1611 NYPD Community Affairs Division: (212) 678-1622

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The NYPD is up to its same old tactics of repression, this time in its attempts to deny the Black is Back Coalition a march and sound permit to hold the highly anticipated March for Black Justice.

Therefore, the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations is calling on all lovers of freedom and social justice to unite with the struggle to hold this important march by calling the 28th Precinct of the NYPD and demanding that it overturn its refusal to grant the Coalition with sound and parade permits required to hold the march in the street.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Call the main line AND Community Affairs Division of 28th Precinct and demand the following:

I am calling to voice my outrage at the 28th Precinct’s refusal to grant and sound and parade permit to the Black is Back Coalition so that they can hold the March for Black Justice, scheduled for this Saturday, August 17.  I demand that you overturn this decision immediately and grant the permit.

28th Precinct Main Line: (212) 678-1611

Community Affairs Division: (212) 678-1622  Read the rest of this entry

TONIGHT ON AFRICAN RESISTANCE NOW! FORWARD TO THE BLACK IS BACK MOBILIZATION AUG. 17TH! TUNE IN 7PM EST!

PEOPLES RESISTANCE FORCES END TO STOP AND FRISK POLICY! STRUGGLE AGAINST COLONIAL OCCUPATION MUST INTENSIFY!

sandf3The recent decision of the U.S. court system to characterize “stop and frisk” as unconstitutional was purely a political question.  It was a response to the mass resistance of Africans and other oppressed peoples to the policy of stop and frisk and its immediate effects.  It was a decision that came down just days before the highly anticipated Black is Back led March for Black Justice, through which the pro-independence sector of the African Liberation Movement in the U.S. aims to claim ideological and political leadership over the struggle against police brutality, harassment and all other manifestations of the colonial military occupation of the African community, particularly by the police.

This recent decision was an attempt on the part of the U.S. colonial state, to prevent that resistance from “getting out of hand”. It was a case of “if you can’t beat ’em join ’em”. 

The fact is however, that the constitutionality of stop and frisk was never the issue.  As Chairman Omali Yeshitela teaches us, the law and the constitution are not policies based in moral absolutes.  They are political doctrine.  They are the opinions of the ruling class of any given society.  Read the rest of this entry

NO SELLOUTS! JUSTICE FOR AFRICAN PEOPLE MEANS BLACK POWER TO THE AFRICAN COMMUNITY!

oa2Every day we are shown more evidence of why African people must do away with any confidence we may have once had in the U.S. government’s ability to represent our interests. Since this march and conference was called for, there have been even more attacks made against the oppressed and exploited African community in NYC and elsewhere by the U.S. government, particularly its court system.

Since the judge threw the Ramarley Graham case out the Bronx DA has refused to prosecute the pig called Haste for Ramarley’s murder. As usual, the FBI paycheck receiving greasy headed house nigger called Al Sharpton has stepped in to defend his colonial bosses from the wrath of the masses.

At the press conference and demonstration called by Ramarley’s family a representative of National Action Network (Sharpton’s organization), along with a host of other uncle tom preachers and politicians, called for the federal court system to intervene in the Ramarley Graham case. Read the rest of this entry

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Blackface in Stockholm Pride Festival!!

by InPDUM Stockholm

stockholm8913Last week the annual pride festival took place in Stockholm, Sweden.

There were three people, one of them which were painted black and the other two had a costume portraying a naked African man and woman. After seeing this, many people are upset and in a few cases people have pressed charges, claiming that it’s racist.

This is nothing new. For example this last year we had the Swedish culture minister, Lena Liljeroth, cutting a cake which portrayed a naked African woman’s body. She cut the genitals of the woman. We also had the situation with the club ”Berns” that just celebrated their 150 year anniversary. They wanted to celebrate different artists that had been performing there over the years. So they used a white woman to impersonate the artist Josephine Baker. They painted the white woman black. The club claimed that they didn’t find a black extra. These are just a few of many cases that have been happening here in Sweden. All of these, and many more, cases have been reported as racist attacks and discrimination. Read the rest of this entry

ZIMMERMAN IS THE NYPD! PUT THE U.S. COLONIAL STATE ON TRIAL! INPDUM UNITES WITH BLACK IS BACK CALL FOR MARCH FOR BLACK JUSTICE!

by Diop Olugbala, 

President of International Peoples Democratic Uhuru Movement 

On Saturday, August 17, the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (INPDUM) will join forces with community activists and other organizations as the Black is Back Coalition (BIBC) to hold the March for Black Justice, under the slogan, “Zimmerman is the NYPD! Put the State on Trial!”

The march will begin with a rally at 11AM on the corner of 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. We will then march northwest on 125th Street, ending up at St. Mary’s Church (located at 521 W 126th Street) the site of the BIBC national conference. The conference will be held on Saturday, August 17 from 2-8PM and Sunday, August 18, from 2-6PM.

Through this march, the BIBC will expose how George Zimmerman’s murder of Trayvon Martin was no different from the countless acts of genocide the U.S. government has been committing against African people for the last 500 years.

BIB81713In addition, the march will serve to expose the Black misleadership, forces like Barack Obama and Al Sharpton, who mislead the masses of African people into believing we will get justice from our oppressors. That is essentially what was done throughout the entire Trayvon Martin struggle. Despite the fact the state clearly did not want to lock Zimmerman up, much less convict him, forces like Obama and Sharpton assured African people that justice would prevail under the U.S. court system.

This has clearly not happened. Read the rest of this entry

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From Zimmerman to Uncle Sam! Put White Power on Trial! Build the Court for Black Justice and Reparations!

By Diop Olugbala, INPDUM President

 

NYPD.TRAYVONIt is not surprising that Zimmerman was exonerated by the U.S. court system.

In fact, George Zimmerman was only doing what the U.S. government has been doing to Africans for the last 500 years: slavery, kidnapping, torture, murder, rape and countless other forms of colonial brutality.  This history is easily accessed, even on the History Channel.

And even if we were to separate this undeniable history of brutality and repression, all the facts involving the Trayvon Martin case reveal that the U.S. colonial state (courts, prisons and police) never had an interest in pursuing justice for Trayvon.

Perhaps most telling of the anti-African and colonial nature of the U.S. government was the obvious reluctance with which it pursued the trial of Zimmerman, as well as the obvious bias with which the trial itself was conducted and covered by the main stream media.

For example:

1. The police took several weeks before arresting Zimmerman. After Zimmerman murdered young Trayvon Martin, police refused to arrest him, despite witness statements that made it clear that it was a cold-blooded murder. For weeks the police allowed Zimmerman to continue to roam free to kill another African child under the pretense of self-defense.

2. It was only until masses of Africans around the world began to take to the streets demanding Justice for Trayvon Martin that the state actually arrested and ultimately “prosecuted” Zimmerman.

3. The second degree, not first degree, but second degree murder charge Zimmerman received will be decided by a six-person all-female jury without the participation of a single African person.

4. Despite the illusion of a trial and investigation, the entire trial and its media coverage has been a tool to justify Trayvon’s murder by Zimmerman as an act of self defense of a white man, a member the oppressor nation, against an African teenager, a member of the oppressed nation.

5. The fate of George Zimmerman was ultimately left in the hands of a jury that was primarily comprised of white women.  As part of the oppressor nation, these jurors possessed the same biases and general worldview as George Zimmerman himself.  It was clear that the cards were stacked in the favor of white power.

 

Courts a tool of colonial Domination

Like the entire U.S. government, the U.S. courts were born out of parasitic capitalism and colonialism.  The U.S. court system has never and will never serve African people justice.   They serve to protect the status quo in colonial society.  The courts exist along with the prisons and police as part of the U.S. domestic colonial state.   The role of the colonial state has always been to protect the system of colonialism – to keep Africans in a permanent state of submission and servitude to the profit driven interests of white power. Read the rest of this entry