Register today for “Overturning the Racial Divide” – 2013 USM National Convention, June 15-16, St. Petersburg, FL
OVERTURNING THE RACIAL DIVIDE THROUGH SOLIDARITY WITH AFRICAN LIBERATION
NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE UHURU SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT – JUNE 15-16, 2013 – ST. PETERSBURG, FL
The Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM) is an organization of white people and other allies of the African Liberation Movement, working under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party which leads the Uhuru Movement around the world.
USM is an activist, anti-imperialist organization, working in the white community to organize people just like ourselves. We unite with reparations to African people and participate in reparations in action work, opening up the resources that we have in our communities to support African Liberation.
The National Convention of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement is our biggest event of the year. It is a two day which will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The convention is the event for USM membership and supporters to come together to report on the progress of the organization through the past year and to determine its direction and elect its National Steering Committee for the next year.
Not only that, but USM is honored to have speakers from the African People’s Socialist Party providing political leadership, based on the theory of African Internationalism, which describes history from the point of view of African and oppressed peoples, and how we can be part of a future that is not based on the relationship of oppressor and oppressed.
The 2013 National Convention is honored to have the Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party, Omali Yeshitela as our keynote speaker. He is in the midst of a worldwide tour, uniting and organizing African people, as one people, one billion strong, around the world. While imperialism is in crisis all around us, it is clear that we have a choice to not allow imperialism’s crisis be our crisis. For the majority of the people of the world, imperialism’s crisis means freedom, it means power over their land, their resources and their lives. This convention is an opportunity for each of us to learn more about we can contribute in a principled relationship of solidarity with the African Liberation movement.
**URGENT** PRESIDENT DIOP OLUGBALA WAS ARRESTED BY THE NYPD! TAKE ACTION NOW! CALL-IN TO DEMAND HIS RELEASE! USE HIS LEGAL NAME, WALI RAHMAN – AKA, DIOP OLUGBALA! CALL-IN 718-287-3211 FOR COMMANDER LEHR!
-Demand the immediate release of Wali “Diop” Rahman
-Let the NYPD that we hold them responsible for President Diop!
-Let them know where you are calling from! Tell them, “The eyes of the world are watching you.”
-We have a right to protest the police brutality and murders against the African community in New York!
InPDUM President Diop Olugbala was arrested by the NYPD tonight, 5/16/2013 during a political action led by the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement to serve the people’s subpoena during the 67th Precinct Community Council meeting.
The people’s subpoena was issued as part of the process to build a Court for Black Justice in response to the police terror waged against the African community of NYC including the recent murders of Kimani Gray and Shantel Davis.
Diop Olugbala is the President of InPDUM and a respected activist and leader in defense of the democratic rights of the black community.
The police are saying that President Diop has 11 warrants against him which is completely bogus!
Uhuru! Let us know when you call. If you are a lawyer or you know one who can go down to the precint, please contact the Uhuru Movement at 727.821.6620 or email@example.com
“Why I joined Uhuru Solidarity Movement”: Special broadcast of Reparations in Action today at 1pm on UhuruRadio.com!
Tune in to “Reparations in Action” today at 1pm Eastern on UhuruRadio.com for our special Membership Weekend edition of RIA! Members of Uhuru Solidarity Movement will be calling in from throughout the country to talk about why they joined this organization – the anti-imperialist, activist organization of Euro-Americans working under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party! Join USM today!
See what’s going on in your area and how you can get involved!
“We must unite with the rest of humanity”: USM organizer Kefira Baron reports back from InPDUM Convention
The following report back from the 2013 International Convention of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement was written by Kefira Baron, a Miami-based organizer in the Uhuru Solidarity Movement and the Secretary of the USM National Steering Committee.
We call on all of our members and supporters to tune in to the livestream broadcast of our special event on Thursday night, April 25, 6pm est called “Overturning the Culture of Rape and Violence” on livestream.com/uhurunews or in person at 1245 18th Ave S., St. Pete, FL and mark your calendar for the June 15-16 National Convention of the USM, “Overturning the Racial Divide”, in St. Pete, FL. Join the Uhuru Solidarity Movement today. Uhuru!
Report back from the 2013 InPDUM Convention
by Kefira Baron, Uhuru Solidarity Movement
On the weekend of March 23-24, 2013, I drove from Miami to “the city of African resistance”, St.Petersburg. This Florida city houses the international headquarters of the Uhuru Movement. “Uhuru”, meaning freedom in Swahili, represents just what this mass movement is building and fighting for in the US and around the world. As a member of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, I work directly under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party. APSP created USM as a way for white people to organize in solidarity with African liberation and self-determination. We raise money in our communities and turn those resources over to the African liberation movement as an expression of reparations. We recognize that the resources in our communities have come at the expense of the colonization of African people for the past five hundred years.
The resources raised by USM are turned over to organizations of the Uhuru Movement to build programs of economic development, like the recently completed Uhuru Jiko kitchen, which promotes self-determination in the African community. This challenges the tradition Euro-American charity model; we say “Solidarity, not Charity!”
We not only support the work of building these programs with material solidarity, we unite with the principles of African Internationalism. African Internationalism is the theory upheld by the Uhuru Movement and sets the terms for African liberation. It is the theory developed by Chairman Omali Yeshitela that explains how capitalism was born from the enslavement of African people and why the struggle against capitalism must be led by the African working class. By embracing African Internationalism as our own worldview, white people can begin to see the world through the eyes of the majority of the people on the planet earth.
Building for dual contending power means building organizations set to carry out all facets of the Uhuru Movement internationally. The revolutionary mass organization building across the world is the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM). To build their work InPDUM holds conventions annually to “build revolutionary organization to protect and defend our own!” as President Diop Olugbala explained at the start of the two days.
Held at the Uhuru House, Akwabba Hall was packed with international organizers of the Movement. Comrades from Sweden to New Jersey cheered “One Africa! One Nation!” before starting with opening speakers. President Diop introduced the program by explaining the importance of “being held during a time when the crisis of imperialism, the vicious bloodsucking social system responsible for the misery of African and the world’s oppressed people, has become deeper than it has ever been.”
As President Diop explained, with the majority of the world’s people suffering, “no African is safe” in the US or around the world. Such conditions heighten the importance for building an organization fighting for dual and contending power.
InPDUM is building under the leadership of APSP to fight against colonialism. As part of the political education, in order to overturn social conditions, it is necessary to understand the issue is colonialism and not racism. Colonialism explains the material conditions that cause “state imposed poverty” in the African community and why we see intensifying attacks on Africa and the Middle East as Obama loots resources. President Diop stated with confidence “oppressed peoples will not back down, this is the final stage of parasitic capitalism.” As President Diop wrapped up his speech, he made a call for Africans to organize all over the world as InPDUM is growing in Africa, the US, and in Europe.
Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party, Omali Yeshitela, the keynote speaker, elaborated and developed President Diop’s point by addressing InPDUM’s purpose to mobilize the masses of the African working class under cadre leadership. Chairman Omali harkened back to the pivotal moment when InPDUM attended an Obama rally at Gibbs High school where they questioned, “What about the black community, Obama?” to which he had a stuttering response, all the more of an emphasis of Obama’s neo-colonial agenda as US President. Read the rest of this entry
Uhuru Solidarity Movement invites you to attend this special event. Thursday, April 25, 2013 @ 6 pm in St. Pete, FL at Awkaaba Hall, 1245 8th Ave S.
Why is sexual violence so prevalent in our society? What are the root causes of this “culture of rape”? How we can be a part of transforming a culture built on rape, oppression, slavery and genocide? With keynote presentations from Gaida Kambon – a veteran leader of the African Liberation Movement and Secretary General of the African People’s Socialist Party – and Penny Hess – author of Overturning the Culture of Violence and Chair of African People’s Solidarity Committee – this event will address these questions and show the way forward.
If you can’t attend in person this event will be available for viewing via Livestream and questions will be taken through chat. The event will also be broadcast on livestream.com/uhurunews
For more information email st firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-683-9949.
“Being White In Philly – In Solidarity with African Resistance” – TONIGHT at 7pm in Philadelphia AND on Livestream.com/reparationsinaction
TONIGHT @ 7pm EST
Uhuru Solidarity Center Philly
3733 Lancaster Ave, West Phila – #10 Trolley
Not in Philly? Can’t make the event?
White people can take a stand in solidarity with the right of African people to overturn the conditions in their community and have control over their lives & resources!What does it really mean to “be white in Philadelphia”
How can we take a stand from the white community in solidarity with the African community organizing to:
• stop the closing of 23 Philadelphia public schools – all in the black community
• oppose the brutal attacks on African people by the police, and slanderous criminalization by the media
• take an active role in ending the ever-widening racial divide between whites & Africans in this city and the country at large?
Featuring Diop Olugbala
School District of Phila parent
and community activist
And speakers from:
• Uhuru Solidarity Movement
• African People’s Education & Defense Fund
Check out the statement by Uhuru Solidarity Movement
Also, join us for the “African Resistance Now” community meetings
every Sunday at 4 pm
at the Uhuru Solidarity Center Philly
3733 Lancaster Ave, West Phila – #10 Trolley
AND on http://inpdum.org
Uhuru Solidarity Movement is an organization of white people and other allies working under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party, organizing in our communities to support the African liberation movement. We unite that reparations are due and participate in “Reparations in Action” work. Learn more about how you can be part of this growing movement in support of genuine solidarity – not charity!
The National Steering Committee of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement would like to invite every member and supporter of the organization to attend one meeting at which we will announce our theme and plans for the upcoming USM National Convention. Sunday, April 14th at 1 pm EDT
USM works directly under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party which is leading on every question facing African people in the U.S. and around the world, uniting African people and organizing to win power over their own lives and their resources.
USM is the organization of white people and other allies who unite with that struggle. We work in the white communities, we raise reparations, and you are part of it.
The USM Convention will be held under the theme “Overturning the Racial Divide Through African Liberation” in St. Petersburg, FL on June 15 and 16, 2013. Attend this meeting to find out 1) how you can make plans now to attend the USM Convention, 2) how you can participate in building for the USM Convention no matter where you are located, 3) how you can raise reparations wherever you are to support the work of the African People’s Socialist Party and 4) how you can play a role in the Uhuru Solidarity Movement.
RSVP for this meeting by replying to email@example.com. You will receive the invitation for the AnyMeeting.com meeting.
Uhuru! Tune in today at 1pm Eastern time to http://www.livestream.com/uhurunews for a special episode of “Reparations in Action” as part of the 2-day Uhuru Radiothon that is taking place to raise resources for Uhuru Radio and Burning Spear media, the voice of the international African Revolution! You can donate at uhurunews.com/donate. The African People’s Solidarity Committee, the organization of Euro-Americans working under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party, is holding a special edition of RIA today to raise 3000 dollars towards Uhuru Radio as an expression of reparations to African people through material solidarity with the African Liberation Movement! Long live Uhuru Radio! Long live the African Revolution! Uhuru!
On April 6-7, Burning Spear Media will hold it’s annual Radiothon fundraiser. It’s a 20-hour 2-day online broadcast of special guests, music and a showcase of the African liberation programs and campaigns of the Uhuru Movement.
Attend online or JOIN US in person at the following locations throughout the country:
Join the live studio audience! Come see Chairman Omali Yeshitela and participate in the “Reparations in Action” show – during the hours between 11am and 2pm on Sunday, April 7:
1245 18th Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Join a viewing party:
Donate by phone
Why give to the Uhuru Radiothon?
Burning Spear Media is your media.
We are The Burning Spear newspaper, the longest running African revolutionary journal in continuous publication since the 1960s.
We are Uhuru News, the online voice of the international African revolution.
We are Uhuru Radio, bringing you news, music, analysis and information every week, to every corner of the African world.
We need your support to survive and grow.
Uhuru Radio has plans to upgrade in 2013 – with a new and improved sound and a more interactive website. We will also apply for an FM radio license in St. Petersburg and other cities.
Tune in April 6 and 7 – We aim to raise $15,000 in immediate and monthly donations.
Here’s where your donations will go:
- New mixing board = $300
- 1st new microphone = $600
- Radio automation software = $500
- 3 refurbished computers = $270
- Remote broadcasts = $150
- Promotional materials = $400
- Engineering study for St. Pete FM license application = $500
- Computer monitor = $100
- 2nd new microphone = $600
- Soundproofing and renovations for Uhuru Radio = $5000
- New computer = $700
So check out the Radiothon Program and tune in April 6-7.
Donate now and avoid the rush!
Liberate your media with your dollars! Tell your friends. Organize a viewing party. Spread the word. Africa is on the rise and the future is black!
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Saturday, April 6, 9am-5pm
9:00 am Caribbean Forum
Hosted by award-winning actor and journalist Ron Bobb-Semple.
11:00 am African People’s Socialist Party – a fighting history and future plans
1:00 pm Burning Spear Media Showcase
3:00 pm Africa International
A mix of today’s music from throughout the African world.
Sunday, April 7, 10am-10pm
10:00 am Omali Yeshitela Speaks
Video / audio selections spanning 40 years.
11:00 am Africa Live
Reports from around the African world, from Haiti to London, Sweden to Washington, D.C., West Africa to Chicago.
1:00 pm Reparations in Action
Euro-Americans in the struggle for African liberation.
2:00 pm Diasporic Music
Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali.
4:00 pm African Resistance Now
Reports from the frontlines of struggle.
5:00 pm Africa’s Future in African Hands
Healthcare, agriculture, clean water and sustainable energy – by and for African people.
6:00 pm Africonomy
African + Economy = Africonomy. Laying the foundation for an independent, united and prosperous Africa.
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Golden Sunday Sounds
Wind down with a delightful mix of music and talk, hosted by Ron Bobb-Semple.