Day 11: The training of African Revolutionaries at Party Intensive in St Petersburg, Florida

The July Intensive 2014 entered into its eleventh day with the following events:

Morning Session

The raising of the flag was executed by the Flag Detail team, led by Martin Blaqmoor.

A study on Democratic Centralism was given by Penny Hess.

We examined how Democratic Centralism is the structure that ensures the dictatorship of the African working class. It requires every individual to take full responsibility of the entire Party and requires cadre and the masses to lead the work.

Democratic Centralism is also based on unity with African Internationalism and the decisions of the Party Congress.

A presentation on Party discipline and combating liberalism was given by Secretary General Gaida Kambon.

She highlighted how discipline is voluntary and so is unity. We must win people to take our stance.

We learned the correct way to practice criticism and self-criticism, and the importance of engaging in this practice.

For example, we should not let things slide to keep the peace and friendship when a person has clearly erred.

Afternoon Session

In the afternoon session, we went over examples on how to solve problems and keep our bearings.

We examined the struggles when the Party properly defined Huey as the bourgeois media negatively portrayed him, the Oakland eviction of the Uhuru House by a slum lord and the College Hill struggle.

All comrades participated in an interactive session of questions and discussions.

The units then conducted outreach in the St. Petersburg community, followed by flag retrieval.

Evening session

The APSC event took place at the University of South Florida with the title “The Occupation Began in 1492.

The featured speakers were:

  • APSP Chairman Omali Yeshitela
  • ASI Secretary General Luwezi Kinshasa
  • APSC Chairwoman Penny Hess

This was a solidarity event which called for white people to bring the African Revolution into their communities.

General issues discussed:

An Uneasy Equilibrium, a book written by Chairman Omali Yeshitela, was used to clarify the mission of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement.

We saw how Africans are oppressed people in the world and labor for just one meal a day.

Also, primitive accumulation and neocolonialism was explained.

Lastly, there was a question and answer period which addressed concerns by audience members.

One audience member asked how capitalistic greed has affected nature and leads to global warming.

The Chairman stated that global warming and environmental degradation started when the Atlantic Ocean was littered with millions of Africans skeletons.

Capitalism is a world system that only cares about profit, not human beings and the rest of nature.

We look forward to the rest of the intensive!!



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