Clasping Hands

Principles of Unity

BAP is not a pacifist movement. While committed to peace, we understand there can be no peace without justice and will stand in solidarity with all peoples who strive to liberate themselves from oppression.

BAP is committed to support People’s struggles for national liberation and self-determination, with a special focus on the struggles of Black peoples’ and nation-states in the “Americas.”

Will take a resolute, anti-colonial, anti-imperialist position and commit to linking the role of the U.S. Empire internationally to the domestic “war in the U.S.”

Recognizes the Black working class as a main social force and essential element of any reconstituted Black Liberation project.

The concept of “people(s)-centered human rights (human rights emanating from bottom-up mass struggle, defined and created by the people), informed by a Black revolutionary feminist intersectional framework, will serve as basis for analysis and actions. 

All members, on an organizational and individual level, must be committed to ending patriarchy and all forms of male domination reflected in either internal organizational practice or external/public political positions.

Members of this Alliance see the U.S. state as the ongoing expression of settler-colonialism in its institutional form and are committed to an authentic process of de-colonization in every sense of that term.

BAP is committed to programmatic work around all forms of State and domestic repression, including the issues of political prisoners and prisoners of war in the U.S.

BAP sees itself as one aspect of the reorganizing Black Liberation Movement and is committed to building unity of the BLM.

Identifies the South, where 55% of black people live and is base of U.S. military infrastructure, as a priority region and point of strategic concentration for collective learning, organizing and mobilizing the power and influence of Black workers and the poor to oppose militarism, war and imperialism.