A statement from the Uhuru Solidarity Movement
Published Jul 1, 2013
July 4, 1978: National Committee to Defend Dessie Woods leads two national demonstrations. Collectively known as the July 4th Movement to Free Dessie Woods, the demonstrations held in San Francisco, California and Plains, Georgia raised the slogan “Free Dessie Woods! Smash Colonial Violence!”
July 4th, known by the U.S. imperialists as “Independence Day,” is a celebration of genocide and slavery, and a day that established the ongoing system of parasitic capitalism and imperialism.
500 years of genocide and suffering at the hands of U.S. and European imperialists must end!
We call on you this July 4th to celebrate the liberation and independence of African and Indigenous people. We demand reparations for the African community and we support their right to resist! It is not enough to say “no more war” or “peace,” but instead victory to African people!…
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