Leading up to the murder, African people and allies around the world expressed their demand that the execution be stopped.
Davis, 42, an African man who had been on death row for more than 20 years, was framed up and convicted in the 1989 death of a white policeman in Savannah, GA.
Despite no physical evidence and the recanting of testimony by seven of the nine witnesses, plans for the execution of Davis, one of the millions of African men trapped in the colonial prison system, went forward.
Massive protests from African people and our allies all over the U.S. and the world and more than 60,000 letters demanded that the State stop the murder of Davis.
Although Davis was clearly innocent of the charges, the issue is much greater than that. Davis is one more victim of the U.S. colonial system which holds the power of life or death over African people inside this country and around the world!
The State murder of Davis highlights the reality that the U.S. is built on a foundation of the enslavement of African people which created the wealth and power that the U.S. and white people enjoy today.
The attack on Troy Davis exposes the fact that 146 years after the so-called abolition of the chattel slave system in this country, African people still exist as an internal colony inside U.S. borders under the yoke of a military occupation no different than the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan today. In fact, more Africans have been killed by U.S. police in the past ten years than U.S. military have been killed in Afghanistan in the same time period.
This attack on African people through the murder of Troy Davis comes at the same time that there are more African men in colonial concentration camps called prisons than were enslaved in 1850 and when the wealth held by the average white person is 20 times greater than the assets of an African person.
As the economic and political crisis of imperialism deepens, African and oppressed peoples around the world are rising up against imperialist white power.
The African People’s Socialist Party and the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement uphold the right of African people inside this country and around the world to resist this colonial violence and oppression and to organize for the liberation of Africa and all its resources as the birthright of African people everywhere.
Troy Davis belongs to African people. No imperialist court of the U.S. government, built on African oppression and colonial occupation, has any right to lift a finger against an African person. African people are struggling for power over our own lives and we are part of the worldwide struggle of oppressed peoples to liberate ourselves and overturn the 500 year legacy of imperialism and white power.
Stop the legal lynching of African people!
Build the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement!
Black power to African people!