Black is Black Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations (BIB) held its annual march on the White House and its national conference last weekend. Watch livestreams of the conference, where many activists including BAP National Organizer Ajamu Baraka, BAP Coordinating Committee member Margaret Kimberley, and BAP members Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford spoke. Watch the videos of Ajamu and Nellie, and this livestream of Margaret and Glen.
We are happy Palestinian activist and author Susan Abulhawa has been released after being detained and deported by the settler-colonial state of Israel after trying to enter Palestine, her homeland, for a literature festival. Abulhawa had served alongside Ajamu and BAP Coordinating Committee member Jaribu Hill as a juror at the International Tribunal on U.S. Colonial Crime in Puerto Rico. The petition we asked you to sign demanding her entrance to Palestine garnered more than 2,500 signatures in just a few hours.
We have reached close to 1,300 signatures on our petition to shut down AFRICOM! Help us get to 1,500 signatures by Sunday by sharing this link. Want to be able to print out and circulate the petition? Click here. While you’re at our campaign page, check out the latest media interviews, including BAP member Netfa Freeman’s chat with The Peace Report.
Please also attend these events:
Now that Trump’s military parade is canceled due to mass pressure, BAP is helping organize Peace Congress: End All U.S. Wars at Home and Abroad, being held November 10 in Washington, D.C. BAP Coordinating Committee member Netfa Freeman will speak at this event.
Join BAP Coordinating Committee members Margaret Kimberley and Ajamu Baraka at the First International Conference Against U.S./NATO Military Bases, being held November 16-18 in Dublin, Ireland.
BAP Coordinating Committee member Jaribu Hill has been organizing the Southern Human Rights Organizers’ Conference (SHROC) for 22 years. Join her and activists from the Global South Dec. 7-9 in Atlanta. Book a hotel room by November 13 for the group rate.
Celebrate BAP's second anniversary on April 4 in Washington, D.C., as we demonstrate against the transnational ruling class desecrating the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday by holding a huge party to honor NATO's 70th anniversary on that day.
Struggle to win,
Ajamu, Jaribu, Margaret, Netfa, Paul, Vanessa and YahNé
Black Alliance for Peace
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