The Oakland Uhuru Movement, has started back, with the installation on Uhuru House Movie Nights, Starting this Friday at 7pm. Our first movie to be shown will be “LUMUMBA”. This is but one of several economic development institutions, to come out of Oakland,CA.
Also starting back, is the Community Garden, which will be one of several African community programs, which will be the example of an independent African economy, with the ability to feed ourselves, especially as we see the crisis of this almost dead, white power system, increase by the order of magnitude. We are excited to open up the “Historic” Uhuru house, that has seen many political actions and campaigns over a 30 year period. We are more excited that we will bring more Africans into a process, to finally unify and liberate ourselves from this foul, rotten system, that has colonized out people for 500 years too long.
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 and to 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 uniting with the independence of African people in our lifetime.
With your membership and sustainable funding you are playing your role in the way of liberation. When you take the pledge you will become a member of the InPDUM and a monetary supporter of our efforts. Take the Pledge!
One Africa! One Nation!
Interim President of InPDUM
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There has been a push to legalize recreational marijuana. In fact in Colorado, the recreational marijuana question is, what are the implications on the African community? If marijuana is legalized then all Africans convicted for possession and or distributing the plant should be overturned. All evictions due to marijuana possession should be overturned and reparations must be paid to those who were detained and loss wages and welfare benefits due to marijuana possession. Yet the ruling class is not stating that convictions will be overturned or reparations will be paid. Africans are 4 times likely to be charged and convicted based on the possession of marijuana than white people, yet there is no position stating that these convictions will be overturned.
The International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) holds up point 49 of its Revolutionary Democratic Program (RNDP).
We demand an end to the public policy of police containment and military occupation of African communities and countries worldwide which are implemented under the guise of war on terror, drugs, gangs, etc. We demand their replacement with a public policy of economic development through massive capital infusion that would be used to uplift the entire community by supporting existing African businesses, establishing new African businesses, including cooperatives and the overall industrialization of Africa and African communities which promotes the needs and interests of our oppressed and exploited communities, thereby contributing to the general self-reliance of the African community.
To be clear the point is not whether or not marijuana should be legal. The point is that there is a crisis of imperialism. The ruling class is like a wounded lion licking its wounds and a way to salvage resources is to legalize marijuana. That way they can capitalize off of the legal sale of marijuana and capitalize off of the 1000s of Africans in jail for marijuana charges!
One day weed is a “gateway” drug now there are medicinal purposes so it is ok to sell and distribute it? Oh wait it is only ok for the government to regulate the sales, distribution and taxes tied to the legalization of marijuana. So how does a “gateway” drug all of a sudden become legalized for recreational use? It just goes to show that the ruling class tailors data and facts about everything to fit their best interest.
We demand the reparations now and the end of the military occupation in all African Communities!
Africans Have the Right to Resist!
Join the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM), in organized resistance against the ruling class and its ongoing war on the African community. We are an organization of organizers, under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP). We believe in self determination of African people and have a Revolutionary Democratic Program (RNDP) to demand the liberation of African people during our lifetime. Africans have the right to resist! Join the resistance! Join InPDUM!
Interim President of InPDUM
The question of African identity is crucial in the struggle for our freedom. If we are confused about this question we will never achieve true freedom.
African people are not a race of people but a nation of people. We are a scattered people as the result of imperialism and its strategies.
Imperialism is in a deep crisis today because oppressed people all over the world are resisting. People want to have their own right to their own resources. For over 500 years imperialism has been living like a parasite over the majority of the resources of the world, which has been the basis for the western world economy.
There is a shift going on all over the world. Oppressed people are tired of oppression and want their freedom by any means necessary.
We are African people and we need to fight for Our Africa. Lately in Sweden there have been alot of “anti racist” demonstrations. We have a situation were the majority of Africans who live in Europe dont even see a future in Africa. This can be seen in many different ways, for example many Africans join different organizations, like feminist and leftist organizationa, as an option to solve this crisis.
However, everybody wants a piece of Africa, except for Africans. Everybody is running to Africa; France and the other western nations, China, India and many more. Except for Africans themselves. As Africans we are a dispersed people and Africans who are in Europe usually fight for recognition from the oppressor, to become more French, black brit, afro swede etc. We did not come to Europe and other places to achieve a better way of life, in fact we lost a better life.
We need to see the future in Africa and understand that we cannot “kumbaya” our way out of this oppression. We have to fight! We have to organize!
The African revolution must be lead by the African working class. As a social force, the middle class and the bourgoisie will sell out the genuine interest of the masses all the time.
InPDUM is the mass organization that works under the leadership of the African Peoples Socialist Party. InPDUM is a international organization and exists in many countries.
InPDUM stockholm is calling on every African in Sweden in to organization. If we want to see a change in our lives we need to struggle for power and not acceptance from our oppressors! What we need to change is the power relation between those who have and those who aint got! We need power in our own hands and not imperialism!
Omali Yeshitela Chairperson
Lisa Davis Chair of Health Working Group
202- 681- 7040
POSITION STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF JAHI MCMATH
The Black is Back Coalition (BIB) for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations stands with the family of Jahi McMath, a 13 year old African American child who is currently in the Childrens Hospital in Oakland on a respirator fighting for her life. We resoundingly condemn the actions of hospital administrators such as the CEO, Bertram Lubin, and the Chief of Pediatrics, David Durand, who seek to take her off life support against the wishes of her family. We find their continued reference to this young woman as a corpse utterly barbaric and insensitive, and we support calls for a grand jury investigation into the hospitals mistreatment of the family and handling of this case. We also condemn Judge Evelio Grillos 12/23 declaration of her as brain dead and assert that if the state of California allows the hospital to proceed with their wishes and Jahi McMath dies, it will be state sponsored murder!
We are an international coalition comprised of organizations throughout the world who are dedicated to fighting for the freedom and upliftment of African people globally. We seek an end to all forms of oppression, racism, classism and imperialism. And to combat the medical professions racist and brutal practices of experimentation on Black people and of providing our community with inferior services, we have formed a healthcare working group whose mission is to build a strong advocacy network to protect African people against such racism, while also building a repository of research about natural and noninvasive modalities to challenge the no cure dogma of a profession that has been thoroughly compromised by a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry.
Although there is a litany of reasons as to why we are against removing young Jahi McMath from life support, as the hospitals actions are vile on so many fronts, the most salient ones are as follows:
- Regardless of what the law may state, we assert that it is the sole right of the family or guardian to remove a person from life support, and that neither the hospital, nor the state, has the right to do that without their consent.
- We are against the designation of brain dead as a criteria for declaring someone as dead as it is extremely controversial and raises many bio-ethical issues, with the primary one being that it was invented in 1968 by an ad hoc committee of the Harvard Medical School as a way of expanding the pool of potential donors. This allowed modern medicine a way of legally getting healthy living organs from living bodies and has resulted in doctors putting extreme pressure on family members to quickly pull the plug on loved ones without giving them a fighting chance and the necessary time to recover. This is exactly what is happening with Jahi McMath, as we believe that the hospital’s push to take her off life support is about harvesting her organs.
The brain death designation has also resulted in the passage of bad laws throughout the US in which decisions about continuing life support have been taken away from the family and have been left solely to the discretion of the hospital or state. Such is the case in California. These laws need to be changed!
Moreover, there is no uniformity among medical professionals as to what constitutes brain death. In fact, in 2008 the highly respected New England Journal of Medicine published an article by Drs. Robert Troug and Franklin Miller, two proponents of organ transplantation, argued that under the criteria of brain death and heart death, many of these patients might not be dead at all. Furthermore, brain death does not necessarily mean the death of the entire brain and it has since been discovered that some brain function continues to exist in many people who were declared as such. However, these functions are not the ones for which doctors commonly test.
- And perhaps the most important reason of all is that there are numerous examples of people who were declared brain dead , but who awakened and fully recovered. And some of these people were minutes away from having their organs removed. Moreover, there are those within the Black is Back Healthcare Working group who work with naturopathic healing modalities who claim that the brain can heal and who have themselves witnessed the return of brain functions and movement in those who were declared brain dead.
Clearly there is no ethical reason or justification whatsoever for Jahi McMath to be removed from the ventilator against her family’s wishes and she is deserving of every opportunity to recover, including the opportunity of time.
Examples of documented cases of people who were once thought to be brain dead.
Eben Alexander Declared Brain Dead
Miracle Recovery of teen after being declared brain dead by four doctors — Steven Thorpe.
Student Declared Brain Dead wakes up. Sam Schmid
Woman in Hong Kong Recovers After Being Declared Brain Dead. (Doctors told husband there was no chance of recovery).Suzanne Chin
Zack Dunlap Declared Brain Dead and Recovered 2008 Dateline
Jill Finlay Declared Brain Dead and Wakes Up.
Haleigh Poultre 11 Year Old Declared Brain Dead and Comes Out of Coma
Miracles, Malpractice, Survival and Recovery
Caroline Burns, Misdiagnosed as Brain Dead and Wakes Up As Doctors Are About to Remove Her Organs!
65 year Old Woman Recovers After Being Declared Brain Dead
PVS 40% misdiagnosis
Physical Debates About the Definition of Death: http://www.psy.vanderbilt.edu/courses/hon182/whocares.pdf
Shes Very Much a Living Person:
Excision of Vital Organs is Imposed Death
Reconsideration of Brain Criteria Could Effect Ethics of Organ Donation
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URGENT CALL TO ACTION!
The campaign to free Lynn Stewart calls on our forces to Call/Write the following government’s representatives in reference to LYNN STEWART, #53504-054 COMPASSIONATE RELEASE:
Attorney General Holder
Charles E. Samuels
The White House
Washington, DC 20500
Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Charles E. Samuels, Jr.
Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534
YOUR CALLS AND LETTERS MUST DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE, JUST AND COMPASSIONATE RELEASE FOR LYNN STEWART NOW!