It seems that some things never change. The historical and systemic wanton violence and attacks against Black people in general and Black Liberation forces specifically continues unabated. Last Friday, July 29, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided and attacked the offices, members and leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) and Uhuru Movement in both St. Petersburg, Florida and St. Louis, Missouri. These raids included the home of respected elder and Chairman, Omali Yeshitela
The National Jericho Movement (www.thejerichomovement.com) to free all Political Prisoners joins with other human rights and liberation movement forces in condemning this unjustified and villainous attack. This FBI counterintelligence (COINTELPRO)-styled attack is reminiscent of the same attacks on dozens of Black Panther offices and homes and establishments of the New Afrikan Independence Movement, American Indian Movement, Brown Berets, anti-imperialists and other throughout the United States in the sixties and early seventies.
The African People’s Socialist Party and the Uhuru Movement have been fighting against police violence and brutality, striving for self-determination, educating communities, addressing the food, clothing and shelter needs of the people, and supporting political prisoners for decades. The APSP has also led the development of the Black is Back Coalition thus bringing together many progressives and revolutionary organizations.
Standing united against such attacks is essential for the protection of all progressive community organizations and activists who stand for justice and the human rights of all people.
Free All Political Prisoners!!
The National Jericho Movement