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Black is Back Coalition march for solidarity


Seeking to end racial oppression

On Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. The Black is Back Coalition (BIBC) for social justice, peace, and reparations will be hosting its 15th annual “Black People March on the White House” to demand the end of the U.S. wars on Palestinian, African, and Indigenous people, and a call for the release of political prisoners. The event will take place at 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Los Angeles.

A representative of BIBC said “Our unity with Palestine goes beyond well-wishing. “We recognize that their struggle and ours are interwoven in our shared global anti-colonial project to overturn the parasitic, bloodsucking colonial mode of production, built on the stolen labor and lives of enslaved Africans and the stolen land and genocide committed against the Indigenous people.” 

The coalition selected Leimert Park as the location for the march because of its rich history and current issues. It is here that the African community is struggling to push back against so many forces that threaten their existence, including gentrification, the unhousing of African people, food apartheid, unemployment, police surveillance, and police abuse. The Black People’s March calls on the solidarity of all colonized and oppressed people during this mobilization.

This year’s Black People’s March on the White House and constituent mobilizations here in Los Angeles and elsewhere around the world, are co-sponsored by the Hands Off Uhuru! Hands Off Africa! Fightback Coalition comprises over 40 diverse organizations committed to building an anti-colonial free speech movement.

Marchers in Los Angeles will hear from one of the Uhuru 3, Chairwoman Penny Hess of the African People’s Solidarity Committee.

In its announcement of the March, the BIBC explains that it is a movement brought to life by a revitalized African liberation struggle and the re-creation of a generalized and essential, multinational unified anti-colonial leadership.

The BIBC further said, “It is a movement that will correct the course of history that has enslaved the world under an oppressive colonial mode of production that spawned capitalism, a system generally known as imperialism. The assault on free speech includes the U.S. government's claims that the work by the African People’s Socialist Party gathering signatures on petitions to take the U.S. to the United Nations for violation of the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.” stated BIBC. “They claim petitions were initiated as part of a conspiracy by the Russian government to promote “discord” within the U.S.”

BIBC continued its statement by referring to Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab as being an illegal prisoner of the U.S. and the U.S. connection in the Middle East war. 

“We see the escalation of the U.S.-sponsored terror waged against Palestinians and other Arabs fighting the colonial project in the Middle East. A kidnapped Venezuelan diplomat, Alex Saab, is being illegally held in a U.S. prison. Supporters of Cuba demanding the removal of that noble country from a bogus list of terrorism sponsors.”