by the Black Is Back National Steering Committee
The Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations holds its annual conference in Philadelphia, November 5. The task is to help shape history.
The Call: Black Is Back Annual Conference in Philadelphia, November 5
by the Black Is Back National Steering Committee
This document is available at the Black Is Back Coalition web site.
“We will draw the connection between the neo-colonial bombing of 1985 in Philadelphia by the city’s black mayor and the neo-colonial bombing of Libya in Africa by the first black U.S. president.”
This is a call to join the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 5 for a national rally, march and conference entitled “Stop the Wars and Build the Resistance.”
The U.S.-led attack on the government of Libya is the latest attempt of a dying, parasitic social system to rescue itself at the expense of the happiness and resources of the world’s peoples.
The people are fighting back – in Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Palestine, Egypt and Iran in the Middle East, North Africa and the Persian Gulf.
The people are fighting back throughout the Americas – in Haiti and Venezuela and Cuba and Bolivia and Ecuador, and again in Nicaragua.
The people are also organizing in the North American concentration camps euphemistically referred to as Indian reservations.
These are the Other Wars. They are occurring against the people in the internal colonies—the Barrios and the criminalized African communities of North America, Europe and Australia.
The Other Wars are displacing millions of people on the African Continent, which has experienced hundreds of years of colonial domination, pillage and exploitation, all of which is also experienced by the millions of African people who have been displaced around the globe as enslaved captives.
The Other imperialist wars include the Africa Command or AFRICOM, the U.S. military apparatus that projects U.S. imperialist State power blanketing the entire African continent in a desperate effort to lock Africa into a permanent state of bloody, impoverished servitude.
The Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations opposes these imperialist wars and supports the righteous resistance of the people in the struggles to regain their resources, sovereignty, dignity and happiness.
“Philadelphia is prototypical of the war being waged against the internal colonies of the U.S.”
Stop the desperate efforts of a mortally wounded parasitic capitalist system built and sustained by the slavery, colonialism and centuries of genocide that provided the primary accumulation of capital upon which the modern imperialist system depends for its survival!
March and rally in Philadelphia on November 5 to Stop the Wars and Build the Resistance!
Stop the wars against African people in Africa, inside the U.S. and Europe and around the world! Stop the wars against the Native people, the Mexicans and so-called “Illegals.”
Stop the domestic wars against the Muslims and Arab peoples.
We are marching against all the imperialist wars. We are marching in Philadelphia because our real obligation is to stop the U.S. imperialist war machine that is headquartered in the U.S. and we understand that to stop the imperialist wars we must open up another front of resistance right here.
We are marching in Philadelphia because Philadelphia is prototypical of the war being waged against the internal colonies of the U.S. It is the city where police under the leadership of the first African mayor, dropped a bomb in 1985 that incinerated an entire African community, killing 11 men, women and children.
Over half of the more than two million people in prison in the U.S. are Africans, Mexicans and other indigenous people. Scores of political prisoners are rotting behind bars in U.S. prisons with little chance of release through normal legal processes.
In Philadelphia 72 percent of the 253,000 people stopped and searched by the police department in 2009 were African and Latino men.
Philadelphia is the city where U.S. use of mass imprisonment as a modern form of population control and colonial slavery and where the death penalty and political incarceration of colonized people is exemplified in the cases of Mumia Abu Jamal and the MOVE 9.
But the people are fighting back.
“Scores of political prisoners are rotting behind bars in U.S. prisons with little chance of release through normal legal processes.”
In Philadelphia, where a neocolonial black mayor has engaged in a vicious anti-African slander campaign to win white support for his reelection he is being forced to defend himself and the system from an independent campaign being waged by a real anti-imperialist candidate that is affiliated with the Black is Back Coalition.
We will draw the connection between the neo-colonial bombing of 1985 in Philadelphia by the city’s black mayor and the neo-colonial bombing of Libya in Africa by the first black U.S. president.
We are marching to change the contours of the political terrain in Philadelphia by forcing a public anti-imperialist discussion that will expose neocolonial, indirect imperialist rule used against the peoples of Philadelphia, the U.S. and the world. We are marching to demand freedom for the Cuban 5, to end the blockade of Cuba and the ongoing counterinsurgent interventions throughout South America.
However we are going beyond the traditional anti-war movement. We are not only opposing the popularly recognized wars abroad. We are not simply calling for peace. We are not pacifists; we are anti-imperialists that recognize that the way to stop the wars is to build resistance to imperialism itself.
This is a call for all anti-war and anti-imperialist activists to join with the Black is Back Coalition in Philadelphia on November 5 to open up a new front of anti-imperialist struggle capable of defeating imperialism and ushering in a new world free of war and exploitation.
Stop the Wars and Build the Resistance!
For more information, go to www.blackisbackcoalition.org.