Monthly Archives: September 2013
by Daphne Jackson, InPDUM Chicago
CHICAGO– On October 5, 2013 the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) will hold a one day conference to address the question of violence within our community. The conference will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E. 26th Street, Chicago. Featured speakers for the conference will be world renown Revolutionary and activist, Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) and founder of the Uhuru Movement and Diop Olugbala, International President of InPDUM.
Africans within the City of Chicago have been pondering ways to combat this plague of Horizontal Violence (so-called black on black crime) which has taken hold of our communities and lifestyles. Just on September 19, 13 Africans, including a 3-year-old child were shot during one incident due to this colonialist induced violence.
But even with the horrible numbers we see in deaths contributed to horizontal violence, it would take thousands of years and more to even approach the tens of millions of Africans who have been murdered by white power slavery and colonialism. Read the rest of this entry
NYPD Commits Act of Colonial Terror in Times Square! INPDUM Joins Forces With Black is Back Coalition to Build Resistance!
On Tue, at 6:30PM at Time Square the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement joined with members and supporters of the Black is Back Coalition (BIBC) to hold a militant demonstration in response to the NYPD’s shooting into a crowd of onlookers in their attempt to gun down an African man.
InPDUM participated in this important action as an organization that is committed to the struggle for freedom and social justice for all oppressed peoples, especially Africans. INPDUM stands in firm opposition to the NYPD’s most recent act of imperialist aggression against African and other oppressed peoples who are the targets of police repression in NYC.
Above is a video that captures the struggle made by BIBC at Times Square.
On late night Sat, Sept 14 police troops of the NYPD shot into a crowd of people, hitting 2 women. The police claim they were trying to subdue Glenn Broadnax, an African man who they claimed possessed a weapon they could not identify.
Of course the first question that anyone would ask that would immediately discredit the police’s justification of such a glaring demonstration of rabid capitalist-colonialist violence is simply: if the weapon was “unidentifiable” than how do you know it was a weapon? And what qualifies as a weapon? Read the rest of this entry
The Black is Back Coalition will hold a rally in Times Square in NYC tonight in protest of a police shooting. As active members of the BIBC, InPDUM forces will be leading this demonstration on the ground in Times Square, therefore the ARN broadcast will not air tonight! We ask that you return next week for exclusive details of the demo and much more!
Location: TIMES SQUARE ACROSS FROM NYPD PRECINCT
(43RD ST BETWEEN BROADWAY AND SEVENTH AVE)
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013, 6:30PM
Black Is Back Coalition
On Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30PM at Times Square (43rd St between Broadway and Seventh Ave) the Black is Back Coalition (BIBC) will hold a demonstration in response to the NYPD’s shooting into a crowd of onlookers in their attempt to gun down an African man. In the process, two women were shot. The BIBC is calling on all those who stand for freedom and social justice to join us as we voice our opposition to this act of police violence, and bring awareness to other acts of oppression against the general public, including:
• Times Square’s traditional hostility to the presence of Africans, and
• The NYPD’s blatant disregard for African and all the people’s of New York safety
It has been documented that in 2012 every 28 hours the police or white vigilantes kill an African somewhere in the United States. These are the statistics we will be demonstrating against on Tuesday in Times Square. We call on the public to come and join us.
The Black is Back Coalition is an organization of different organizations, activists and victims of police violence and other forms of U.S. government oppression. We believe that we must build a movement to lead the people to fight for true power and liberation.
by InPDUM Stockholm
On Saturday, September 7 the International Peoples Democratic Uhuru Movement (INPDUM) attended the highly anticipated 15th Anniversary of the Million Youth March. Although it was not a march, the rally held that day was a beautiful display of African cultural, social, economic and political unity.
If history is our best teacher then it is feasible to say that the U.S. government and its lackeys among the so-called “rebels”, “Free Syrian Army” and “Al-Nusra” are the ones responsible for the usage of chemical weapons against the people of Syria. This history is, in part, revealed by the U.S. government’s chemical warfare waged against the African population in this country. The presence of heroin in the African community in the 1970’s and crack cocaine in the 80’s were evidence of such chemical warfare.
It is very significant that John Kerry, the same one who was among the most vocal critics of the first Bush regime for its involvement in the drug trade is now one of the most vocal proponents of the U.S. government’s invasion of Syria under the pretense of stopping “chemical warfare”. This is significant because in the late 1980’s John Kerry led a U.S. senate funded special task force to find out the U.S. government and its officials role in the presence of drugs in the U.S. The outcome of that investigation is compiled in a document known as the Kerry Committee report.
The International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement in St. Petersburg will be having our community meeting Sunday, September 8th at 4pm at the Uhuru House, 1245 18th Avenue South, to discuss the ever-growing crisis in Syria. The U.S. government is escalated its war rhetoric against Syria in the recent press conference by President Barack Obama where he said that military strikes would occur after approval from congress. This outrageous threat against the sovereignty of Syria is no different from the daily attacks by U.S. police in every Black community. In addition, the U.S. will be sending our sons an daughters to fight their dirty wars for Mideast military dominance and political influence.
America has been using the settler colonial state of Israel as its white policemen in the region and Syria’s opposition to Israel is the main reason that the U.S. is so adamant about attacking Syria.
We must let the people of the world know that we will not be tricked into believing that the U.S. has a right to determine the fate of the Syrian people.
Come and hear the Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party and founder of the Uhuru Movement, Omali Yeshitela as he gives expert analysis on the Syria situation and explains why African people have to oppose an attack on Syria. We have to demand self-determination and sovereignty free from military attacks by the U.S. and its ruthless warmongering gang in the form of France, Britain and others.
No war on Syria! Stop the U.S. war against African people! Victory to Syria in its fight against U.S. terrorism!