Police and Prisons

White nationalist deputies terrorize Africans in Los Angeles, black community fights back

Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were shot by an unidentified gunman in Compton, California.

The Uhuru Movement draws the line in St. Petersburg, FL: “we are fighting against colonialism”

On May 28, 2020, the first known organized demonstrations against the murder of George Floyd in the city of St. Petersburg, Florida was led by the African People’s Socialist Party’s (APSP) Director of Agitation and Propaganda Akilé Anai. The demonstration took place right outside the St. Petersburg Police Department (SPPD) with around 30 demonstrators. The Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM) also mobilized forces in solidarity for the event.

Police unions and white power

In 1893, Ida B. Wells exposed the links between the white nationalist mobs and the police in “Southern Horror: Lynch Law In All Its Phases.” Wells famously wrote, “Those who commit the murders write the reports.”

“Defunding the Police” vs. Black Community Control of Police

“What is the State? It is a repressive organization. It is the police department. It is the army, the navy, the court system. The State emerges in human society at that juncture when it is split between those who have and those who ain’t got.”

The Uhuru Movement in San Diego demands Black Community Control of the Police

The African People’s Socialist Party’s (APSP) San Diego Unit was the first organization to hold a local demonstration in solidarity with George Floyd and the Minneapolis uprising.

Colonialism killed Rayshard Brooks

A video of the murder of Rayshard Brooks went viral overnight, sparking public outrage from the African community in Atlanta and beyond.

Philly on fire—Party demonstrations bring an anti-colonial line to George Floyd protests in Philadelphia

The May 25 murder of an African man, 46-year-old George Floyd, by the state of Minnesota in the form of the Minneapolis police department continues to incite and ignite the world. 

Ahmaud Arbery died fighting colonial violence

Ahmaud Arbery died on his feet, refusing to cower in the face of white power.  

Chairman Omali Yeshitela’s message on the colonial murder of George Floyd and the righteous revolutionary resistance of the African Nation

On Friday, May 29, 2020, three days into militant protests that have rocked the foundation of the colonialist capitalAPSPuhuru.orgist world, African People’s Socialist Party Chairman Omali Yeshitela broadcast this message, which has been slightly edited here and which can be found in its original video version on the Burning Spear TV channel on YouTube: