Day 26: The training of African revolutionaries at Party Intensive in St Petersburg, Florida

At 8:55 a.m., Comrade Blaqmoor asked the comrades to assemble in the parking lot of the Uhuru House and for the members of the flag raising honor guard to get in place. At 9 a.m., the flag was hoisted and the comrades were dismissed.

At approximately 9:05 a.m., Comrade John Thomas called the session to order and Secretary General Gaida, who conducted the assembly, introduced the Chairman who led the discussion on The Russian Revolution, which took us through to the mid-morning break at 10:50 a.m.

The Chairman analyzed the contradictions of the Soviet Revolution through an Africa Internationalist’s perspective, criticizing the revolution attempt to construct socialism in a global context of world capitalism.

During this workshop we watched a short movie and the Chairman highlighted some eccentric Russian personalities like Rasputin.

Russian people believe so much that this man was immortal because he survived several assassination attempts. 

Chairman Omali resumed his presentation at 11:00 a.m. and continued until 12 noon when MC Comrade John dismissed us for lunch.

After lunch chairman led a workshop on Le Duan’s " Principles and Methods of Revolutionary Action where he quoted excerpts:

Here one also needs wisdom as well as courage; it is not only a science, but also an art

Revolution is creation; it cannot succeed without imagination and ingenuity

There has never been nor will there ever be a unique formula for making a revolution that is suited to all situations

During the middle of afternoon we conducted community outreach. Comrades were dispersed to different areas and made some drops of movement propaganda.

5:00 pm was time for dinner and after that we end one more day of intensive with SG Luwezi showing us the film about Patrice Lumumba.

The discussion about the movie was about Lumumba’s newborn that was taken away from him and send it to Switzerland because the baby born with "hepatitis" and later Lumumba received a letter saying that the baby couldn't resist the disease and died. There was also discussion about how Lumumba and his followers didn't have security and this was the main reason that made Lumumba surrender – for the safety of his family.

It was an emotional movie with a sad ending like what happen with many of our revolutionaries!

But is not the murderer of our leaders who will make us give up!

In honor of Lumumba and other revolutionaries and all oppressed people around the world we continue to struggle for the liberation of Africa!

We will win!

We are winning!



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