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Uhuru Solidarity Convention demands “Drop the Charges Against the Uhuru 3! No More Genocide In Our Name!”Uhuru 3 indictees headline Convention as federal trial looms

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement (USM), a white solidarity component of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) established to raise reparations and build white solidarity with the African Revolution, will host its national convention on March 9-10, 2024 in St. Louis, MO, titled “No More Genocide In Our Name.”

Taking the stage at the Convention will be the  “Uhuru 3”: Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the APSP, Penny Hess, Chairwoman  of the African People’s Solidarity Committee and Jesse Nevel, Chair of USM, who continue to publicly advocate for reparations and oppose U.S. war, despite the threat of 15 years prison time on DOJ charges that attempt to criminalize their exercise of free speech.

Last year, the Uhuru 3 were targeted in violent multi-city pre-dawn raids by the U.S. government. In a chilling attack on anti-colonial free speech that threatens to set a dangerous precedent upending the First Amendment, the 3 have been indicted on bogus charges of  allegedly working as “agents of Russia.” 

Trial looms in September, as a Motion to Dismiss the case was rejected by Tampa Federal  Magistrate Judge Porcelli in an answer equating constitutionally-protected free speech with “disinformation…even if true.”

Their effort to have the charges dropped is not over. Attorneys for the Uhuru 3 have filed an objection to the rejection of the Motion to Dismiss and the political fight to expose this attack on free speech and organize the resistance is growing.

Says Nevel,“This is a call to white people: Stand in solidarity with the right of African people in the U.S. and around the world to national liberation, to be free and self-determining, in unity with all oppressed and colonized peoples—from Gaza to Venezuela  to Cuba to Niger to Haiti to North St. Louis! We must refuse to walk over the graves of African and Indigenous people, here inside the borders of the U.S., to say that we protest what the same government and system is doing to oppressed peoples abroad.”

The Convention offers the opportunity for white people to take a stand for reparations to African people for centuries of stolen labor, lives and resources and for victory to the Indigenous people in the so-called Americas in their ongoing struggle to liberate and reclaim their stolen land. 

“As the eyes of the world bear witness to the heroic resistance of the Palestinian people facing Israel’s barbaric genocide in Gaza, USM calls on the white community to build white solidarity with Black Power as the most important thing we can do as white people, settler-colonizers, here in the belly of the beast, to oppose the U.S.-backed genocidal massacres in Occupied Palestine, Yemen, Lebanon and around the world,” declares Nevel.

The Convention will launch a major reparations campaign of massive redistribution of wealth towards the anti-colonial programs of the APSP, working to negate colonialism and create political-economic power in the hands of the African working class.  

Workshops will train participants to build the anti-colonial free speech movement, demand the U.S. government drop the charges against the Uhuru 3, stop all FBI attacks on Chairman Omali Yeshitela and the APSP and free Indigenous political prisoner Leonard Peltier.

The Convention is open to the public and will take place at the Uhuru House, 4101 W. Florissant Ave, in St. Louis, MO. It will also be broadcast live online on the Uhuru Solidarity Movement’s YouTube channel. Advance registration is recommended, at For more information, visit or call  314-329-7293.

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