It’s clear what the U.S. ruling elite is doing.
These oligarchs are using Russiagate to tighten control over the scope of information the U.S. public is exposed to.
Hence, the crackdown on Russia-based news outlet RT, with the U.S. government threatening to freeze RT’s financial assets if it didn’t register as a “foreign agent.”
Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) National Organizer Ajamu Baraka criticized that move on Twitter.
These elites understand war and repression are the only weapons they have left to ensure their global dominance—and they will try to muffle any force agitating for peace.
But BAP has the moral authority to question U.S. war policies.
That’s because of Black folks’ historic opposition to this settler-colonial state.
Our expressions of solidarity will always transcend race, class and national boundaries. That’s why we also stand in solidarity with Yemenis as they face U.S.-funded genocide.
Have you seen our members speaking at recent events and in front of the United Nations Security Council? BAP’s mission has been resonating across the country because of their work.
We now must expand our ranks and elevate our presence over the next few months. BAP is prioritizing educating activists on how the war agenda impacts issues we face in our communities.
As we close this year, we hope you see the value of BAP’s global presence by contributing.
- 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.
- December 7-10, Atlanta: U.S. Human Rights Network's annual conference, Advancing Human Rights 2017
- January 12-14, Baltimore: Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases. BAP co-founded this new coalition.
- This article is written in Spanish, but we wanted to bring attention to BAP member Charo Mina-Rojas talking about building support for peace in Colombia, where African descendants have been fighting for their rights.
- Listen to BAP member Netfa Freeman’s talk as he represented BAP at "The Ballot & the Bullet: Elections, War & Peace in the Era of Donald Trump”, convened by the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations.
- The U.S. Army lifts the ban on accepting recruits with a history of some mental health issues. Of course, we don't expect this to backfire.
- The United States claims it's in Syria to fight al Qaeda, but the al Qaeda affiliate in that country has disappeared from the U.S. terrorist list.
- Watch this video where historian Vijay Prashad says the Trump presidency may be the last one.
Let’s continue to build the resistance we all have been waiting for!
Black Alliance for Peace
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