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Justice for Amir Locke: White people must go beyond protest, join the fight for reparations to the black community!

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement resoundly condemns the brutal police murder of Amir Locke in Minneapolis, MN. We call on white people to stand in solidarity with the African (or black) community’s struggle for reparations and black community control of the police.

On the morning of February 2nd, 2022, a white agent of Minneapolis SWAT named Mark Hanneman opened fire on a 22-year-old African man named Amir Locke, seconds after officers entered a downtown Minneapolis apartment where Locke was sleeping.

Two years after the murder of George Floyd and the heroic African rebellions that shook the world, the colonial state continues to slaughter African people with impunity. 

This unceasing, genocidal violence is innate to what Chairman Omali Yeshitela calls “the colonial mode of production”, the foundation of a world economy built on the enslavement and exploitation of African people and the genocide of the Indigenous people and theft of their land. 

The Uhuru Solidarity Movement is the organization of white people under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party, working for reparations to African people as a stand of solidarity with the struggle against colonialism. 

We in the Uhuru Solidarity Movement stand in complete unity with the continued struggle for all African and colonized people to live their lives without fear of colonial violence and murder enacted by domestic military forces known as the police.  

We support the call for Black Community Control of the Police – the ability for the black community to hire, fire and discipline any and all security forces that operate within their communities. 

White people: are you outraged by this violence perpetrated in our name? Are you seeking a meaningful way to channel your disgust at this violent social system? 

Now is the time for us to step upmove beyond protest and into principled on-going solidarity with the struggle for Black Power and liberation of the colonized peoples of the world.  

It’s time for us to get organized under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party,who have fought relentlessly for African liberation and self-determination since the Black Power Movement of the 1960’s. 

Join Uhuru Solidarity Movement! 

If you’re in the Twin Cities area, USM is holding an urgent event to organize white people in solidarity with the anti-colonial struggle of African people for reparations and liberation, on April 23rd at Eat My Words bookstore. More info here.