Day 13: The training of African Revolutionaries at Party Intensive in St Petersburg, Florida

Day 13 of the Cadre Intensive of the African People's Socialist Party

The day started early in the morning at the Uhuru House with the raising of the Revolutionary Red Black and Green flag. One of the comrades started us off with MC'ing and giving us a run through the itinerary of the day.

Chimurenga started us off by talking about the 14 Point Platform of the Party and ran through every point explaining it thoroughly for those of us who have not yet memorized it and internalized it completely.

This platform is written in three different languages English, Spanish, and French and is printed in every Burning Spear that is published.

It is very important to have a platform because it is what guides the Party and unites it with the people because the people have to know "what we want, and what we believe."

It is important for people to know that the Platform arose from the struggle of Africans worldwide who still experience colonialism and parasitic capitalism.

Point 11 demands that the colonizers pay reparations and as Chairman Omali Yeshitela said it doesn't only mean "cashing in" like sell outs think, but to pay Africa and African people for the centuries of genocide, oppression, and enslavement.

It's long overdue for the parasite to stop feeding off Africans and oppressed people and the Uneasy Equilibrium of this era will be tilting our way.

After a small break we headed out to the Holocaust Museum in downtown St. Petersburg for a demonstration led by the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peach and Reparations.

The demonstration was aimed at genocidal actions by the State of Israel toward the people of Palestine.

After the well-organized demonstration and the staff of the museum huddled inside, as a reporter put it, we resumed with a presentation on the Party's institutions of dual power.

It is important to note that these institutions are crucial to the African Revolution as DC Ona mentioned. Highlighted the fact that economics is politics and when we talk about the struggle for self-reliance and for economic development, we are talking about the ability to produce and reproduce material life…We must begin to build our own power.




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