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Who are the Uhuru 3?

Uhuru Means Freedom in Swahili! 

The Uhuru 3 are Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP); Penny Hess, Chair of the African People’s Solidarity Committee (APSC); and Jesse Nevel, Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM).  In April 2023, the Uhuru 3 were indicted by the US Govt on bogus charges of being “agents of a foreign government” because of the Uhuru Movement’s over 50 years of work to advocate for the liberation and unification of Africa and forcibly dispersed African people everywhere. 

The charges levied on the Uhuru 3 came nine months after the FBI and local police violently raided seven homes and properties of the APSP and Uhuru Movement in St. Louis, MO and St. Petersburg, FL on July 29, 2022.  These charges carry prison sentences of up to 15 years each.  On Sept. 28, 2023, a Motion to Dismiss the Charges against the Uhuru 3 was presented to US court in Tampa, Florida.  The Uhuru 3 are still awaiting a response from the Dept. of Justice.  The charges against the Uhuru 3 reveal the historical and ongoing escalation of attacks on free speech rights, freedom to organize, and freedom to struggle for liberation of African, Indigenous and all oppressed peoples of the world. Drop the Charges on the Uhuru 3! Learn more….

👀 IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ...

Watch the replay – On Friday, January 26, 2024 U.S. Magistrate Judge Anthony Porcelli in the federal district court of Tampa, Florida filed an order recommending that District Judge William Jung deny the Uhuru 3’s motion for dismissal of the bogus charges against Uhuru Movement founder and Black Liberation leader Chairman Omali Yeshitela, along with Penny Hess and Jesse Nevel, two white solidarity organizers with the Uhuru Movement.

“The U.S. government has put us in the position of having to fight for the free speech that they claim is the cornerstone of U.S. democracy,” said Chairman Omali Yeshitela.

The Uhuru 3 each face a sentence of up to 15 years in prison. The Uhuru 3 case sparked the emergence of a global anti-colonial free speech movement led by the Hands Off Uhuru Fightback Coalition.

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Hands Off Uhuru Fightback Coalition presents: 

“Anti-semitism” – a weapon in the war against Anti-Colonial Free Speech

Saturday, December 9th
3 pm ET | 2 pm CT | 12pm PT |
8pm GMT | 10pm CAT

Join this web event with leaders in the Palestinian, African and Indigenous Freedom struggles and their supporters.

A discussion on how the U.S. and the colonial powers along with their minions including Israel, use the charge of “anti-Semitism” to attack free speech and legitimate political criticism of the settler-colonial Israeli state as a means to stifle anti-colonial struggles for Palestinian and African Liberation Movements and their supporters.

We are witnessing attacks on activists, educators, students, even celebrities for their support for the Palestinian people. We see the banning of the mention of the Palestinian national liberation movement and support for the Palestinian struggle “From the River to the Sea”. We say, “Build the Anti-colonial Free Speech Movement!”

ABOUT JOKO COLLECTIVE: Joko Collective Grassroots Organization is a Grassroots Learning Cooperative founded in February 2014, in Los Angeles, California. 

Joko Collective works toward becoming a better informed, more refined group of thinkers, in alignment with the academic, artistic & cultural roots of our Resistance Tradition, and scrutinize ideas we rely on. Joko Collective’s goal is to deepen understanding of issues that affect African Peoples’ bid for empowerment, and seek to understand the empowerment struggles of oppressed peoples regardless of ethnic & cultural difference.

*Joko Collective is a member organization of the Hands Off Uhuru! Fightback Coalition.

🇵🇸 Africans united with Palestine Against Colonialism! Victory to Palestine!! 🇵🇸

Chairman Omali speaks at the 15th Annual Black People's March:
"Africans, Palestinians share the same fate"

Join this online event featuring Chairman Omali Yeshitela, leader of the African People’s Socialist Party who calls on Jews and all white people to stand against the colonial domination of the Palestinian people by the U.S.-backed settler state of Israel.

Featuring presentations by:

  • Chairman Omali Yeshitela, leader of the African People’s Socialist Party and worldwide Uhuru Movement
  • Jesse Nevel, Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement and speaking as a member of the Jewish community
  • Members of the Jews Against Colonialism working group of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement
  • Hosted by Penny Hess, Chair of the African People’s Solidarity Committee

Learn More…

ABOUT JOKO COLLECTIVE: Joko Collective Grassroots Organization is a Grassroots Learning Cooperative founded in February 2014, in Los Angeles, California. 

Joko Collective works toward becoming a better informed, more refined group of thinkers, in alignment with the academic, artistic & cultural roots of our Resistance Tradition, and scrutinize ideas we rely on. Joko Collective’s goal is to deepen understanding of issues that affect African Peoples’ bid for empowerment, and seek to understand the empowerment struggles of oppressed peoples regardless of ethnic & cultural difference.

*Joko Collective is a member organization of the Hands Off Uhuru! Fightback Coalition.

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Events

On Sunday, September 24, 2023, just days before the Uhuru 3 legal team presented their oral arguments for the Motion to Dismiss at the federal courthouse in Tampa, Florida, Charles Barron, City Councilman for New York City’s 42nd district, introduced a resolution condemning government repression of the African People’s Socialist Party and the Uhuru Movement.]

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Important Legal Updates

On July 17, 2023 attorney Leonard Goodman, on behalf of the Uhuru 3 who were indicted in April, filed a Motion to Dismiss the widely denounced, politically motivated charges that Chairman Omali Yeshitela and the Uhuru Movement, who have been fighting for 50 years for reparations to African people, are “Russian agents.” #DropTheCharges

Endorsements

As the July 29 one-year anniversary of the FBI raids on properties belonging to the African People’s Socialist Party, its solidarity committee and the Uhuru Movement passes, the US Peace Council condemns the violent and illegal state attack on the rights and freedoms of Chairman Omali Yeshitela, Penny Hess and Jesse Nevel, known as the “Uhuru 3”, and those whom they serve. … Read the full statement

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We are building the Anti-Colonial Free Speech Movement and have exciting announcements about the Hands Off Uhuru! Fightback Coalition.

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From February 18-28, organize an African Martyrs Day event in your city to denounce the brutal FBI attacks on Chairman Omali Yeshitela and the Uhuru Movement.

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Background

On Friday, July 29, 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) initiated a political assault against the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP), the broader Uhuru Movement and its leader, Chairman Omali Yeshitela, in the form of pre-dawn raids.

This attack employed the use of dozens of tactical gear-sporting FBI agents, battering rams, flashbang grenades, assault rifles, drones and more.

The attacks occurred in two cities where our Party has prominent bases: St. Petersburg, Florida and St. Louis, Missouri, the latter our recently established Party headquarters.

They were simultaneous, beginning at 5:00 AM in the Midwest and 6:00 AM on the east coast. The attacks happened at a time when the FBI assumed our leaders would have been in a vulnerable state. It was also an attempt to make it impossible for our leaders to connect with one another, to prepare for whatever was to come next.

…Read the full story

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Join this online event featuring Chairman Omali Yeshitela, leader of the African People’s Socialist Party who calls on Jews and all white people to stand against the colonial domination of the Palestinian people by the U.S.-backed settler state of Israel.

Featuring presentations by:

  • Chairman Omali Yeshitela, leader of the African People’s Socialist Party and worldwide Uhuru Movement
  • Jesse Nevel, Chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement and speaking as a member of the Jewish community
  • Members of the Jews Against Colonialism working group of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement
  • Hosted by Penny Hess, Chair of the African People’s Solidarity Committee

Learn More…

Hands Off Uhuru Fightback Coalition presents: 

Join this web event with leaders in the Palestinian, African and Indigenous Freedom struggles and their supporters.

A discussion on how the U.S. and the colonial powers along with their minions including Israel, use the charge of “anti-Semitism” to attack free speech and legitimate political criticism of the settler-colonial Israeli state as a means to stifle anti-colonial struggles for Palestinian and African Liberation Movements and their supporters.

We are witnessing attacks on activists, educators, students, even celebrities for their support for the Palestinian people. We see the banning of the mention of the Palestinian national liberation movement and support for the Palestinian struggle “From the River to the Sea”. We say, “Build the Anti-colonial Free Speech Movement!”

ABOUT JOKO COLLECTIVE: Joko Collective Grassroots Organization is a Grassroots Learning Cooperative founded in February 2014, in Los Angeles, California. 

Joko Collective works toward becoming a better informed, more refined group of thinkers, in alignment with the academic, artistic & cultural roots of our Resistance Tradition, and scrutinize ideas we rely on. Joko Collective’s goal is to deepen understanding of issues that affect African Peoples’ bid for empowerment, and seek to understand the empowerment struggles of oppressed peoples regardless of ethnic & cultural difference.

*Joko Collective is a member organization of the Hands Off Uhuru! Fightback Coalition.

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🇵🇸 Africans united with Palestine Against Colonialism! Victory to Palestine!! 🇵🇸

Chairman Omali speaks at the 15th Annual Black People's March:
"Africans, Palestinians share the same fate"