Friday, February 27, 2009

Oscar Grant's Birthday

Oscar Grant III would have been 23 year's old today. Broken hearted family and friends mourn today a young black life taken away by the public policy of police containment and terror against the African community.

It is very moving that there are friends and family members and organizations holding actions to honor his life. The Uhuru Movement is calling on people honor Oscar Grant's too short life by getting involved in the movement for justice for the African community.

This Sunday, March 1st at 2pm, the Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party and founder of the Uhuru Movement, Omali Yeshitela will be speaking on "US War, Economy in Crisis and Police Terror Against the African Community" at the Uhuru House, 7911 MacArthur Blvd in Oakland.  Support the independent voice and movement of the African working class. Participate in the long term strategy of the Uhuru Movement for freedom and independence for African and oppressed peoples. Join in solidarity with the struggle to overturn a filthy rotten system that would take the life of this young man in his prime and countless others in Oakland, in the U.S. around the world. Let's destroy the system that is already in a state of collapse that is built on slavery and genocide and let's participate in building a new world. Hear the vision of the Uhuru Movement and get involved. Call (510) 569-9620 for more info, for transportation to the event or for more information. Email

Monday, February 9, 2009

Not One More Black Life! USM Rally This Thursday

Uhuru Solidarity Movement Rally
Humanist Hall, 390 - 27th St., Oakland
With Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People's Solidarity Committee & Bakari Olatunji, West Coast Representative of the African People's Socialist Party and Chair of the InPDUM Oakland organizing committee

Many people rightfully continue to be outraged at the brutal murder of Oscar Grant III. However, the majority of the police crimes - the police killings, the brutality, the planting of guns, the falsification of search warrants - take place without any significant public outcry and with the majority of the city of Oakland's budget.

Bakari Olatunji, the West Coast Representative of the African People's Socialist Party and Penny Hess of the African People's Solidarity Committee will speak at Thursday's rally.

Olatunji will speak about the need for the African working class to lead their own struggle against the brutal daily conditions of police violence, poverty and oppression and demand economic development for the African community in Oakland, connecting to the struggle to unite with other African people for the liberation of Africa's resources to benefit African people everywhere.

Penny Hess will address the economic crisis, the continuation of U.S. imperialist wars, the escalating attacks on the African and other oppressed communities and the necessity for white people to find solutions to our problems with this social system by struggling for reparations from the white community and for a better world under the leadership of the African liberation movement. We can participate right now in building the capacity o the Uhuru Solidarity Movement's political actions and in the weekly work of Uhuru Foods farmers markets and streetfairs which help fund the Uhuru Movement campaigns and programs.

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement is calling on the white community and allies of the African working class led Uhuru Movement to embrace the struggle for justice and reparations for the family of Oscar Grant and all victims of police violence as our own. Come out to learn more and get involved. (510) 625-1106