Palestine, Panama, the DRC: Impact by Extraction

As the West becomes increasingly dependent on the natural resources within Black and Indigenous territories, the tactics used to extract said resources have become inconceivably violent. In the case of Palestine, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Panama, imperialist powers have made it clear that the survival of civilians is inconsequential to the profits of resource extraction. The assault on Palestine is inseparable from the fresh water and oil fields that the Israeli government is insistent on controlling. Similarly in the DRC, the massacre and displacement of thousands stems from mining companies and their profit-maximizing goal of extracting cobalt . . .

Baltimore & Israel: A Global Gang of Colonizers

The Black Alliance for Peace- Baltimore From Haiti to Puerto Rico and from the Congo to Baltimore, African (Black) people suffer from colonialism. Current atrocities happening to the people of Gaza and the West Bank clearly show the colonial reality of life and death in Palestine. What we see daily in Palestine is a project to completely replace the indigenous population with a settler population. The attempt to exterminate the Palestinians is being carried through collusion between Israel, the U.S, the European Union, and all western powers. This is nothing less than a genocidal campaign to occupy Gaza, and slaughter . . .

Attendees of a solidarity march holding a banner saying "stop genocide, free palestine"

Zionism, Settler-colonialism and the Myth of Democracy

Zionism is settler-colonialism and settler-colonialism is an act of genocide.  This current wave of massacres of Palestinians in Gaza is part of a long process of ethnic cleansing that began with murderous attacks on Palestinian villages prior to and in 1948, then proceeded to the expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians in the Nakba. The ethnic cleansing is all these acts of settler-colonial dispossession and deprivation including military assaults, destruction of homes, crops and cultural sites, arrests, rape and torture, blockades and denial of water and food as well as killing of women and children. In the age of capitalist . . .

The Demand For a Ceasefire is Necessary But Not Sufficient

“The nightmare in Gaza is more than a humanitarian crisis. It is a crisis of humanity,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters in New York, adding that the need for a ceasefire is becoming “more urgent with every passing hour.”  Hundreds of thousands of people are demonstrating across the planet in opposition to the outrage of being forced to witness the barbaric state terror and collective punishment of the occupied and oppressed people of Palestine by the illegitimate settler-colonial state of Israel.  The flood of images of dead Palestinian children and even the audio of Palestinian women screaming in between . . .

Claim to be Pan-Africanist? Zionism is a Litmus Test

In the 1980s, the title for this article was a commonly stated refrain to express the extent to which Zionism was shielded and protected in ways different from how all other forms of settler colonialism were treated. The then settler colonial regimes in apartheid ruled Azania (South Africa), the Americas, and Australia, were generally accepted and criticized as crimes against humanity (at least on some level),  but the issue of Palestine was still viewed by many, even on the so-called left, as something different. For example, there was a specific event organized at Cal State University, Sacramento, in the spring . . .

Black Solidarity with Palestine

We make this statement as Black people in solidarity with Palestinian people, committed to our collective liberation, in grief and in outrage at the catastrophic violence that the state of Israel is enacting on Gaza (Palestine). As we write, Israel has killed more than 8,000 Palestinians in Gaza – including 3,300 children. Over 20,000 people are injured.  ​We are coming together to demand: We refuse to remain silent or inactive as two million people in Gaza—half of whom are children—are fenced into an open-air prison, facing the bombs and barricades of the Israeli military. We condemn the displacement of over . . .

Remembering Afro-Palestinian Freedom Fighter Fatima Bernawi

Written by the The A-APRP Germany Today we remember Afro-Palestinian freedom fighter Fatima Bernawi. Exactly one year ago, on November 3rd 2022, she passed away at the age of 83. We remember her legacy to recall our commitment to the Palestinian liberation struggle and in absolute condemnation of repeated and ongoing genocidal atrocities committed by the settler colonialist regime of Israel backed by their western allies. These same Zionist forces that assassinate Palestinians also train the police and military in Africa and around the world to repress dissent and to uphold racism and imperialist exploitation. We condemn the repression against . . .

We Condemn Your Condemnation

In a colony, condemnation is like the deformed blood of the lamb we begrudgingly paint on our doors praying you—the colonizer—will distinguish us from the rest of the rebellious population you come to slaughter. Thus, to complete the ritual, when a plague of resistance occurs that bleeds outside of your blood drawn colonial lines, you demand our condemnation. You insist we deplore the “use of human shields” when nothing exists behind them but more human beings whom you will bomb and sanction into oblivion whether we choose to resist or not. You urge that we denounce the pig provoked riots . . .