Have you wondered what African/Black internationalism is?
It’s means being in solidarity with oppressed peoples throughout the world and specifically with African/Black peoples.
That’s the center of the Radical Black Tradition.
It’s also the heart of the Black Alliance for Peace’s (BAP) de-colonial project.
We’re positive BAP’s efforts are unlike what you would normally encounter in the United States. Scroll down to see our members’ internationalist work!
- BAP member Charo Mina-Rojas addressed the United Nations Security Council on gender violence and peace. Read her complete statement.
- November 4-5, Washington, D.C.: BAP member Netfa Freeman will represent at the eighth-annual Black Is Back Coalition rally, march and conference.
- November 18, Philadelphia: BAP member Asantewaa Nkrumah-Ture will speak at “Living Legacy of the Soviet Revolution,” a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
- January 12-14, Baltimore: Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases. (BAP helped co-found this new coalition.)
- BAP National Organizer Ajamu Baraka discussed U.S./North Korea relations at an event hosted by the Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition.
- Pan-African Community Action organizer Ben Woods spoke on behalf of BAP at the sixth-annual Thomas Sankara conference. And here’s Thomas Sankara's brother, Paul.
- The United States says no need to understand what happened in Niger. Just open fire.
- The New York Times did a disservice in not mentioning the oil and mineral reserves, as well as the weapons makers and military contractors who will profit from the U.S. pledge to invest $60 million to “fight terrorism” in Africa.
- Keep in mind while you watch this video that public housing funds might be cut because a $700 billion military budget was approved—and the majority of the Congressional Black Caucus voted for it.
- Abby Martin explores how the petrochemical industry dominates Houston and why its low-income, Black and Latino areas are in the highest-risk areas for flooding and pollution.
- When soldiers kill and die in fruitless wars we don’t know about and can’t end, we’re not a democracy anymore—we’re an empire.
- The federal 1033 program that puts deadly military gear in the hands of state and local police is being justified by Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts.
- Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal on what it means to be an abolitionist.
- BAP Coordinating Committee member Margaret Kimberley on the “Black-Identity Extremist” label: “... Just as the (Congressional Black Caucus) did nothing useful about fighting police murder, they now assist the same people who would deprive their constituents of their lives and their rights.” Read more.
- The attack on U.S. troops in Niger is the gift that keeps on giving.
- A Black woman who refused to peddle Russia hysteria was permanently banned from Twitter.
- The scale of the military expansion that began under the Obama administration is part of a renewed 'scramble for Africa', comprised of a reckless drive for dominance over Africa’s vast resources, which threatens to transform the entire continent into a battlefield.
- A tale of how the United States uses militias and terror groups.
- The consequences of U.S. withdrawal (from Africa) will be similar to what happened in Vietnam, Lebanon, Angola and other geo-political regions: The people will unite to resolve their own problems and challenges.
- U.S. senators were stunned to learn of the 1,000 U.S. troops in Niger.
Let’s continue to build the resistance we all have been waiting for!
Black Alliance for Peace
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