Historically this war strategy, the consolidation of capital, politics, racist ideology and guns has its roots in the continent of Afrika and America. The initial development of colonialist expansion on the North American continent began with the Afrikan slave trade and the genocide perpetrated against the Native American Indians. It was off the backs and brains of these oppressed people that the capitalist system grew into one of the most powerful in the world. Only from this exploitation was racism and monopoly capitalism able to flourish, dominate world markets and raise huge amounts of capital from cotton, tobacco, and sugar. It was the southern bigots and liberal northern industrialists who made a killing from Afrikan slave labor. Todav this exploitation is carried out by supra multi-national corporations who prop up military governments and literally run the economics of governments. The slave trade was not just an economic strategy to exploit Afrikan labor; it was also a military strategy to keep the New Afrikan Nation Subjugated and Oppressed.
New Afrikan captives were constantly faced with the threat of violence and bloodshed, Forced and Death were used to strike fear in the hearts of the captured prisoners of war. Slaves who attempted to run away, who rebeled or who planned insurrections when caught were publically dehumanized and brutally murdered. Millions of innocent Afrikan women and children were starved, beaten and inhumanely tortured. The New Afrikan Nation was at war for its survival. This was and is the War in America—but the struggle continues. The single greatest threat and weapon that captured Afrikans had were armed insurrections. This was the genesis of the Black Liberation Army. The most famous and successful revolution that was led in the western hemisphere was the Haitian Revolution. The Haitian Revolution was a war of national liberation for land and independence. There were other revolutionary nationalist insurrections led by Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner, Gabriel Prosser, and other freedom fighters. Slave revolts were the greatest threat to the slave aristocracy and plantation economics. These revolts should be viewed as anti-colonialist wars of resistance and strategies of world revolution. The majority of these insurrections had their origins in the Black Belt South region where the dominant proportion of the Black population existed. It was here that the New Afrikan Nation was tied to a political economy, where they were the major productive force, and where they had a common history and common culture of oppression. The Black Nation came into existence under the condition of war.
Slave labor in America,Caribbean, Afrika was the dominant productive force in the emancipation of imperialism. In America slave labor was at a surplus which advanced the growth of imperialism. New Afrikans were at the point of production and strategically they represented the greatest threat to sabotage the imperialist productive machinery. There were constant attempts to neutralize New Afrikan’s power. Slave code laws, fugitive slave laws, vigilante terror and divide-and-conquer tactics were used to prevent the New Afrikan Nation from uniting politically and militarily. Despite these counter-revolutionary attacks, resistance continued by the Black Liberation Army.
The Political and military strategy of this resistance was to raise up the masses for the violent overthrow of the slave aristocracy. The strength to sustain these revolts resided in the unity of freedom fighters and the oppressed nation guided by one revolutionary ideology. This unity was fundamental but was lacking. The unity of freedom fighters and the masses in the New Afrikan Nation is the heart of building and consolidating the national liberation movement for land and independence. The Union’s role in this period of struggle is to take the lead and make this a reality. The primary task of the Union is to mobilize the masses for people’s war. Fundamental to the success of the New Afrikan Independence Movement is the education, organizing, and raising of militant consciousness of New Afrikans to fight against U.S. imperialism on many fronts within the North American borders.
This strategy will necessitate arming the masses of New Afrikans through protracted people’s war and the building of a people’s army. The development and fruition of the people’s armed forces will take on three different organizational forms—the people’s militia, clandestine guerrilla forces, and a mobile people’s army. The building and consolidation of these political and military forces will require the consolidation in theory and practice of the most advanced forces within the Black Liberation Movement. This is the organizational mandate and the character which the Union will build and grow. It is only through the consolidation of New Afrikan’s war for national liberation and independence and anti-imperialist forces that imperialism can ultimately be defeated. It is therefore crucial to clarify the role of white anti-imperialist forces.
In New Afrikan people’s war for land and independence, tactical and strategic alliances will be built with anti-imperialist forces. These forces will remain autonomous and independent of each other. Their relationship will be based upon the materialist reality of the needs of the Black Liberation Movement. Implicit in anti-imperialist support of people’s war for land and independence must be the continued principle of self-determination of New Afrikans over the leadership of their movement. No allies can dictate to the leadership of the Black Liberation Movement what the conditions of their support should be. The unity between anti-imperialist forces and New Afrikans must come from protracted struggle and correct practice. Fundamentally, the New Afrikan Independence Movement and anti-imperialist forces are uniting to defeat a common enemy—U.S. imperialism.The defeat of U.S. imperialism is predicated on the consolidation in practice of tactical and strategic alliances domestically and internationally with anti-imperialist forces.
Tactical alliances deal with political and military support work that have specific but strategic limited objectives. Anti-imperialist forces that develop a style of work that is explicitly under the political and military leadership of the New Afrikan Independence Movement will unite to build protracted long term strategic alliances for specific political and military objectives. To concretely strike a blow against U.S. imperialism politically and militarily the role of white and other anti-imperialist freedom fighters is fundamental. Politically, anti-imperialist forces must organize revolutionary formations that can escalate civil disobedience and social dislocation inside the citadel of imperialism. This movement should take the form of mass protests and agitation inside the white middle class, students and racist white workers. The white bourgeoisie class are the most vulnerable to being won over and neutralized, especially students and marginal professionals. The tactics are to constantly politicize, divide their ranks and move support from the ruling class and power elite. As the movement builds and spreads, an anti-imperialist liberation front must emerge to lead the anti-imperialist struggle in unity with the New Afrikan Independence Movement for land and independence.
BUILD THE PEOPLE’S MILITIA!
TAKE THE TRUTH TO THE PEOPLE!
LONG LIVE THE BLACK LIBERATION ARMY!
LONG LIVE THE NEW AFRIKAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS! BUILD TO WIN! FREE THE LAND!
I would like to quote from our beloved fallen comrad Mtyari Shabaka Sundiata a brother who we have poster of f him, a brother who was killed in action, a brother whose life was dedicated to the liberation of his people and oppressed people all around the world, a brother who was murdered on the streets of New York. He was murdered He was lying on the sidewalk after having been shot a number of times, and he was shot in the head by Detective Irwin Jacobson. And every time i speak i always like to let it be known that i always carry a message from the New Afrikan people for Irwin Jacobson, and that one day he will receive revolutionary justice. But to quote Brother Mtyari, this is what he said, but not only did he say this, he lived it, and i quote: “How can We talk about a nation, and not talk about an army. That’s not realistic. Every nation has an army. So power to the people’s army. The nation will come to fruition by revolutionary action.” And so on behalf of all the New Afrikan people, i say in closing, as our respective nations arise, the Red, the Black and the Brown, North American imperialism must and will come down.
SUPPORT AND LONG LIVE THE BLACK LIBERATION ARMY! SUPPORT AND LONG LIVE THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMED TASK FORCE!
SUPPORT AND LONG LIVE THE FALN 11!
LAND AND SOCIALISM FOR PUERTO RICO!
REUNIFICATION AND SOCIALISM FOR CHICANO MEXICANO PEOPLE! LAND AND INDEPENDENCE AND SOCIALISM FOR NEW AFRIKA! SOVEREIGNTY FOR NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS! Comrades FREE THE LAND!
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