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African People's Solidarity Committee International Conference
by Uhuru Solidarity Movement ( media [at] apscuhuru.org )
Thursday Dec 20th, 2012 6:08 PM
“African Resistance, White Solidarity!” International Conference of the African People’s Solidarity Committee to take place at Uhuru House, 1245 18th Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL. 33705, January 6–8, 2013.
The African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC) will hold its annual International Conference on January 6-8, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The APSC is the organization of white people working in the white communities under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party, which leads the worldwide movement for African liberation, unification and socialism.

The Conference will feature Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party and founder of the Uhuru Movement, and Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee.

The APSC International Conference offers a unique chance for white people to come together in the presence of the African People’s Socialist Party Chairman Omali Yeshitela and other Party leaders to understand what is happening in the world and to join the rest of humanity in overturning this oppressive system.

In Florida, African people live under oppressive conditions that demand solidarity from the white community.

Tampa police recently gunned down 16-year-old Javon Neal and refused him medical attention as he bled to death. Miami police have shot dead scores of African people in the last two years, and white vigilante violence has resulted in the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, both innocent teenagers. Eric Oliver of Bronson, Florida, heroically defended his family against a white lynch mob attack on his home and faced state persecution for standing his ground, a right which the state reserves for whites only.

In Florida and all around the world, African and all oppressed people are rising up in resistance, creating a crisis for imperialism. The Conference will provide white people with a dynamic opportunity to play a role in this powerful social and political transformation.

Says Penny Hess, summing up the role of white people in this period of transformation:

“Imperialism’s crisis need not be our crisis. The solution is found in abandoning our allegiance to the sinking ship of imperialism and joining in solidarity with the struggles of African and oppressed peoples everywhere….We can begin to understand the world as it really is. We can learn discuss, question and get organized as messengers of anti-colonial revolution in the belly of the beast where imperialism’s stolen resources are amassed.”

The Conference will include presentations and discussion on African Internationalism, the guiding political theory of the Uhuru Movement, theoretical and practical aspects of building the solidarity movement, and a Community Forum on the current political and economic situation in Obama’s second term.

For more information or to register: apscuhuru.org | 727-683-9949.