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Jesse Nevel steps into St. Pete Mayor’s race, will challenge Kriseman from a revolutionary standpoint

Newly hatched mayoral candidate Jesse Nevel officially launched his challenge to incumbent St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman Wednesday morning with a pledge to end poverty and misery on the city's historically black south side.

Nevel, a 27-year-old member of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement—a group of white activists that stands with the African People's Socialist Movement (also known as Uhuru)—launched his bid with a striking slogan: "Unity through Reparations." It's the idea that the city should invest more resources in leveling the playing field for the city's African-American population. Some 20,000 or so people on the south side live below the poverty level and many are plagued with disproportionate rates of addiction and homelessness. And the few opportunities available to many residents are low-wage retail and service jobs that keep the city's tourism economy going. That has to stop, Nevel said.

White Solidarity with Black Power

"White Solidarity with Black Power" is the national convention of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, April 1-2, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida. USM is the organization of white people working under the leadership of the African People's Socialist Party.

The African People’s Socialist Party puts revolution back on the agenda with a magnificent Plenary! 

The African People's Socialist Party (APSP) held its 2017 Plenary on January 7 through 9, 2017 at its headquarters in St. Petersburg, FL. 

The theme for this year's Plenary was “Putting Revolution Back on the Agenda.”

The Plenary was a revolutionary experience in every sense of the word as over 100 comrades traveled from all around the country and as far away as the Caribbean (Bahamas) and Europe (Sweden). The three-day Plenary was filled with political education, dynamic reports of the Party’s work for 2016, a variety of cultural performances and even an African naming ceremony.

Standing Rock Indigenous resistance wins victory: The struggle continues!

In a victory for Indigenous resistance inside U.S. colonial borders, thousands of Standing Rock Sioux people and supporters at the Oceti Sakowin or Seven Council Fires encampment in North Dakota celebrated after they forced the Obama administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to back down on Dec. 4, 2016.

The eight-month-long militant protest demanded the blockage of the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.8 billion oil pipeline financed by a consortium of imperialist banks. The pipeline was slated to transport 50,000 barrels of oil a day from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota to southern Illinois.

The encampment drew in thousands of Indigenous people and allies and galvanized the support of millions of people throughout the world. The Standing Rock Sioux people were fighting to defend their water supply, Lake Oahe, and their Indigenous land which was stolen during hundreds of years of genocidal assaults by the U.S. government and white settlers of the oppressor nation.

Trump, white workers and the road to socialism

U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump was propelled to victory largely by the support of “non-college educated” white workers. This popular upsurge has been described as “the revenge of the white working class” by the Washington Post.

The Wall Street Journal marveled at the rise of a “Trumpen-proletariat” who were eager to follow behind the self-defined “blue collar billionaire” on his quest to restore America to greatness.

To understand this phenomenon and the way forward, let us begin by looking at the nature and origins of capitalism itself. 

Safety pins won’t make America safe for African people

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement salutes all of the white people who are motivated to action by the line drawn in the sand by the Trump election. We salute all the North Americans who are moved to take a visible stand on the side of solidarity with African, Indigenous and other oppressed peoples in face of the threats to them by Trump's white nationalist mandate.

The rising African Revolution, however, is calling on white people to take very specific actions to stand in solidarity with African people.  It does not include wearing a safety pin

Trump and Clinton: both representatives of white power

Donald Trump was selected to become the next U.S. president on November 8th, 2016, an event that has emboldened white nationalist attacks on Muslims, Indigenous people, Mexicans and African people inside the U.S.

Trump’s call to “make America great again” is a call that addresses the basest interests of white people to return to blatant slavery and genocide on which this country was founded.

In a political climate of gloom and fear, many white people are protesting in cities throughout the U.S. But the reality is that it would be just as necessary for us to demonstrate if Hilary Clinton had been selected to be the president of the United States, as it is now with Trump as the president-elect.

African People’s Solidarity Committee and Uhuru Solidarity Movement hit the road for the “Days in Solidarity with African People”

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM) toured the U.S. to hold the historic Days in Solidarity with African People events of October 2016! 

We completed a seven-city tour across the U.S. to build white solidarity with Black Power and organize members of the white community to unite with the growing demand for reparations to African people.

DSAP 2016 commemorated the 40th anniversary of the founding of the African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC) in 1976, a groundbreaking move by the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) and its Chairman Omali Yeshitela. 

Reparations to African people is the cornerstone of APSC’s work. 

 

We salute Chairman Omali Yeshitela for ripping down anti-African mural from St. Petersburg City Hall 50 years ago!

Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) will be honored in an evening reception where he will tell the story of the 1966 protest that culminated in his tearing down of the anti-African mural which had hung in St. Petersburg’s City Hall since the 1940s.

The event will take place at Akwaaba Hall at the Uhuru House, 1245 18th Ave. South, St. Petersburg on Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by the Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM).

Chairman Omali, then known as Joseph Waller, will reveal his plans to counter the city’s current attempt “to whitewash the issue of the removal of the obscene colonialist mural and undermine its significance for the African community of St. Petersburg and the U.S.”

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