About the campaign
A Day in Solidarity with African People is a national campaign winning Euro-American allies and others throughout the U.S. and the world to "Take the Pledge of Solidarity" with justice, liberation and self-determination for African people everywhere. Events and actions around the country will raise money for Uhuru Movement African self-reliance programs. This is reparations in action!
Why a Day in Solidarity with African People?
The campaign for A Day in Solidarity with African People represents a political stand by white people and other allies in solidarity with African people's struggle for liberation, reparations and justice.
We recognize that white wealth and opportunity at the expense of African and other oppressed peoples is not only profoundly unjust but deeply unsustainable.
A Day in Solidarity with African people is a way to break with the history of white violence, exploitation and racism.
A Day in Solidarity events are fundraisers for the work of the Uhuru Movement. It is a means of reparations to African people whose stolen labor and freedom built the affluence of the U.S.
We recognize that the Days in Solidarity with African People are held as part of a process to right the historical wrong, to end our identity as the enemies of the majority of humanity and place our future on the side of African and oppressed people.
More reasons why
History: U.S. and European wealth is built on the foundation of the enslavement of African people, theft of Indigenous land and the plunder, war and occupation of oppressed peoples around the world.
As Chairman Omali Yeshitela has said, "Without the enslavement of African people and the genocide of the Indigenous people, would there even be a United States of America? No, no, no and a thousand times no!”
The entire white population lives on a pedestal of the oppression of African and oppressed peoples. This pedestal provides the basis for the social wealth, democratic rights, arrogance and racism of the general white population.
Crisis: Currently, the U.S. and European capitalist economic system, born at the expense of African and other oppressed peoples, is in a severe crisis. This crisis is the result of growing resistance by oppressed peoples around the world making it more difficult for imperialism to continue to plunder and exploit the resources of impoverished nations and peoples with impunity.
Oppressed peoples, the foundation of the capitalist system, are rising up to take their destinies, resources and self-determination back into their own hands.
As this crisis deepens, the U.S. is cutting back on social services, focusing solely on more colonial wars and lining the pockets of bankers and politicians. It is no surprise that as the crisis intensifies the top .05 percent of the U.S. population now controls 90 percent of the wealth.
War against the African Communty: As the crisis of imperialism deepens, African and other oppressed people inside the U.S. bear the brunt.
In an attempt to prevent the rise of African resistance inside this country, the U.S. government is waging a war against the African community. This war takes the form of militarized police forces and SWAT teams targeting black communities with heavy-handed policies that result in police brutality and murders.
The U.S. has 2.5 million people in prisons, 50 percent of whom are African, facing discriminatory sentencing guidelines. Prisons make up a multi-billion dollar industry, which has served as economic stimulus for white communities all over the country.
Struggle for Reparations, Self-Determination: The Uhuru Movement, led by the African People's Socialist Party USA is building a worldwide movement uniting African people in Africa, the U.S. and wherever they have been dispersed around the world.
The basic understanding is that Africans are one people worldwide and that Africa and all its resources are the birthright of African people everywhere.
A fundamental demand is for reparations to African people for 500 years of stolen labor, land and resources.
Uhuru Movement organizations exist throughout the U.S. and in Africa, Britain, Belgium, Germany, the Caribbean, and Colombia. The Uhuru Movement works to build economic and political self-reliance programs, organizations and institutions directed by and in the interest of African working class communities.