As you read this, two of our members are on a flight to Ireland. There, BAP National Organizer Ajamu Baraka and BAP Coordinating Committee member Margaret Kimberley will meet with activists from 36 countries at the First International Conference Against U.S./NATO Military Bases. Ajamu and Margaret serve on the Executive Committee of the Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases, the organizer of this historic gathering. The coalition is comprised of activists from across the U.S. political spectrum, but we are unified by the hope that this weekend will further internationalize the U.S.-based anti-war movement.
Watch the conference livestream at noforeignbases.org. If you don’t want to miss a thing, remember Dublin is 5 hours ahead of the U.S. East Coast, Canada’s Quebec province, the Bahamas, Haiti, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The conference starts at 2 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. On Saturday and Sunday, the conference begins at 4 a.m., EST.
Our petition to shut down AFRICOM is now in six languages! You can read it in Arabic, English, French, German, Spanish and Vietnamese. Please sign and share it online. If you want to be able to print out and circulate the petition in your communities, universities and elsewhere, click here.
Election Day in the United States passed with no substantive discussion of war and U.S. militarism, the issue that occupies the attention of peoples around the world who face U.S. military aggression. This year, we’ve raised less than $20,000 by appealing to ordinary people like you who seek peace and justice. We have been able to accomplish more than million-dollar operations because we have something they don’t—a historical imperative that is rooted in being the oppressed, being the ones in the cross hairs of state violence and repression. By November 20, we need to raise $1,500 to support five of our activists to attend the Southern Human Rights Organizers’ Conference (SHROC) next month in Atlanta. Please give what you can.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) asks friends of Palestine, movements for justice and liberation, and Palestinian and Arab communities everywhere in the world to demonstrate solidarity with Gaza while it is under attack.
Please also attend these events:
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.
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
P.S. Help us send five Black radicals to the Southern Human Rights Organizers' Conference by contributing today.
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