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Announcement :: Organizing
General Interest Meeting/ Political Study for the Uhuru Movement/APSC
15 Jun 2006
The African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC) is currently organizing in Boston. APSC is a program created by and under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party and is a function of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM). APSC provides a program for the white community to recognize our responsibility for the conditions experienced by colonized and oppressed peoples, both within the US and the world over, and provides the principled means to oppose said conditions. For more on APSC and Uhuru check out

On Wednesday, June 21st we are holding a general interest meeting at The Democracy Center (Zine Library) at 45 Mt. Auburn St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. The meeting starts at 8pm. Anyone who considers themselves a person of principle should come to this meeting, you won’t be sorry you did.

Rob Notowitz

Uhuru Means Freedom!

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Re: General Interest Meeting/ Political Study for the Uhuru Movement/APSC
16 Jun 2006
Interesting. I know pretty muchnothing about the aspc, but the idea that a lengthy bio on David Horowitz's involvement with the BPP negates a group today is pretty laughable.
Re: General Interest Meeting/ Political Study for the Uhuru Movement/APSC
16 Jun 2006
Oh, where to begin?

Flipside, wow! Way to google my name. See the thing is, the only one with big secrets is you. In the Uhuru movement we have something called accountability, to the Party, to the People, to our enemies and to ourselves. I have nothing to hide and so I us my real name, both in Party and Bastille business, instead of using a handle or screen name to cloak my identity. If you look at my comments on the DRM protest thread I mention that I’m in a band, big deal.

Now on to Liam,

Easiest point first, Frantz Fanon’s famous book that you make reference to is called “The Wretched of the Earth”. You spelled “Wretched” wrong, missing the silent “w” that “wretched” and “wrong” have in common. Petty I know, but that seems to be the tone of this site so I’ll go with it. You also used this phrase out of context, which is probably pretty offensive to people not familiar with the book.

As for the body of your post, it’s a shame you couldn’t tell me how you feel instead of lifting a large chunk of a Nation article. No matter, the entire basis of your argument makes little sense to me. You write or paste or whatever, “So…if you want to see who the next generation of Right Wing ideologues is going to be, just look at the ‘white’ people who hook up with this “APSC provided program for the white community to recognize our responsibility for the conditions experienced by colonized and oppressed peoples”. So your argument is that because Horowitz became a right wing nut job, after his stint with the Panthers that my Comrades and I will too? Well, first off let me point out that many APSC members, including our national Chairwomen Penny Hess, have been involved with the struggle for the Liberation of Africa since the founding of the Committee in 1976. They have not become “Right Wing ideologues” yet, I assure you. But let us set that aside for the moment and explore your logic a little further. Ronald Regan was once a star of B movies in Hollywood, as I’m sure you are aware. He than became the President of the USA. Does this mean to find the next generation of dangerous right wing politicians we should look to young Hollywood? Well maybe, bad example. Ok, Che Guevara was a privileged medical student in his youth. He then went onto become the most famous revolutionary and t-shirt the world has ever known. So maybe I should go down to Longwood Ave and see if I can find the next generation of revolutionaries at Beth Israel or Children’s Hospital. Makes sense to you, right Liam?

It is also worth mentioning the fact that Horowitz hooked up with the Black Panther Party after they and the entire African Revolution of the 60’s was defeated militarily by the US government. The pigs could not defeat the Panthers in a war of ideas, so they ended the rebellion the old fashioned way, with terror. By 1974 just about all the Panthers and other African leaders had been murdered, imprisoned or were victims of the chemical warfare that the CIA had unleashed on American cities, that is to say drugs and the drug economy.

New thought. Your first paragraph reads, “The idea that people who happen to have ‘white’ skin are some kind of moral underclass that should be punished for social wrongs committed by people who looked like them in the past is not new. As indicated above, this is called “White Guilt Tripping.” Let’s break this down. You assume that I am merely trying to atone for the past through my organizing. This is belies a typical Eurocentric view of the world. White power/ white imperialism is not something that only happened in the past, it is very much a feature of our modern world. Everyone, all over the world sees this and knows this to be true, except here in the center of the empire. There is a reason Americans spend 50 cents an hour and the vast majority of the world lives on less than $2 a day. Furthermore, you speak of “punishment” for white people. I’m talking about giving the oppressed and colonized people their stolen resources back and shifting the power paradigm in the world and you equate that with a punishment? No! The truth is you will say and do anything to keep the status quo intact. I don’t give a damn if you feel guilty or not. The oppressed people of the world will be free; imperialism is in crisis and will come to an end. The world is becoming more and more polarized everyday. There is no more sitting on the sidelines, it is time for people to choose a side and take a stand. I’m going to be on the side of the principled people who are defeating white power and imperialism, which side are you on Liam?

Rob Notowitz
Re: General Interest Meeting/ Political Study for the Uhuru Movement/APSC
19 Jun 2006
Great work Rob. Good to know the Movement's brewing in Boston!

Matthew from Uhuru!
Re: General Interest Meeting/ Political Study for the Uhuru Movement/APSC
19 Jun 2006
Hey Big surprise, check out the APSC website to learn more about the group. We also have a slot on which comes out every Sunday from 2-3 pm eastern. (but listen all day!)