ALD/PD 2022 Theme Statement

Unleashing an Offensive of 64 Years of African Liberation Day & Palestine (Nakba) Day: Intensifying the Revolutionary Struggle Against Capitalism & Imperialism, Zionism & Neo-Colonialism; Forward to Pan-Africanism – One Unified Socialist Africa

Unleashing an Ideological and Organizational Offensive

Commemorating and Building on 64 Years of African Liberation Day (ALD)

The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC) is an inheritor and continuator with a responsibility to advance the revolutionary theories and practices of Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah, Ahmed Sekou Toure, Kwame Ture and African masses worldwide fighting for Pan-Africanism—One Unified Socialist Africa. This year the A-APRP (GC) is commemorating 64 years of African Liberation Day (ALD) and 74 years of the Palestine (NAKBA) Day in Palestine and the Palestinian Diaspora and we are calling for your help in unleashing a revolutionary mass Pan-African and International ideological and organizational offensive against international capitalism and imperialism, Zionism and Neo-colonialism and against the oppression and exploitation of women.

Capitalism, imperialism, Zionism and Neo-colonialism are all components of the same international system of exploitation. Women suffer most under this system as sexism, the oppression and exploitation of women is an ideological principle of capitalism, imperialism and Zionism. European capitalism and imperialism has intensified its economic, cultural and social , military and counter-intelligence directed terrorism, exploitation and oppression in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, North, South and Central America, and the South Pacific Islands, underlining Aotearoa (New Zealand), Azania/South Africa, Bolivia, Colombia, Congo, Egypt, Hawaii, Iraq, Ireland, Libya, Mali, Mexico, Palestine, Fiji and Solomon Islands, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine, Venezuela, West Papua New Guinea and Zimbabwe and other oppressed nationalities and of the working masses, worldwide.

In this regard, the A-APRP (GC) is clear that its responsibility today is to help build and develop a systemic capacity to disseminate culturally correct revolutionary mass Pan-Africanist and socialist political education to the African masses worldwide. We are also clear that the role of mass political education must be ultimately led and fulfilled by African intellectuals, students and youth! The A-APRP (GC) challenges our African intelligentsia, our anointed “scholars” and students and youth in Africa and the African Diaspora, to inherit and take ownership of and continue your historically determined role to be the revolutionary catalyst in the political education and organization of the masses of our People worldwide. “Practice without thought is blind; thought without action is empty”[1] is the guiding principle of our challenge to you.

The development of science, computerization, information and social media technology of today’s world offers a genuine possibility for the realization of this goal sooner than later. It is African intellectuals, students and youth who have the intellectual and technical understanding, know-how and energy to take command of this work. What is lacking is an understanding and the practice of the guiding principles of Nkrumahism-Toureism the ideology, we suggest, is the correct ideology of the African Revolution. The fundamental question our intellectuals, students and youth must answer is do you have the willingness and love of our People; the preparedness to suffer and sacrifice for them and most importantly to be a humble servant of the African masses?

The A-APRP (GC) remains steadfast and unwavering in our understanding of historical and social truth that Students Spark Revolution and Youth Are The Driving Force Of Revolution. We challenge African students and youth to inherit, take ownership and continue your historically  determined role and responsibility to be the revolutionary spark, the catalyst and driving force of the African Revolution with Pan-Africanism—One Unified Socialist Africa, as our objective. This role and responsibility must not be taken lightly as it cannot be realized outside of mass revolutionary organization. ORGANIZATION DECIDES EVERYTHING!

African students can and must ideologically fertilize the soil of Pan-Africanism, worldwide, because of your mobility and role in the germination and dissemination of new ideas. “University students in Sub-Saharan Africa have become the most mobile in the world, as about 5% of the 8.1 million tertiary students of the continent have crossed a border, as compared to the global average of 2.4%. . . .”[2] To make this point much clearer the demography of Africa helps to qualify this strategic question and points to the vitally important role of students and youth in the revolutionary struggle for Pan-Africanism—One Unified Socialist Africa.

“In 2020, the median age in Africa was 19.7 years, meaning half of the population was older and half was younger than that age. . . . Africa is the youngest continent in the world and presents the highest share of inhabitants aged 14 years and younger, that is, 41 percent of the total population.”[3] Hopefully, it is clearer that the organization of African students and youth is an objective necessity for the forward motion of the African Revolution.

We must also help organize and mobilize African women for Pan-Africanism and scientific socialism. “Just as the freedom of African women cannot be waged and pursued outside the context of the struggle of our Peoples for the liberation and emancipation of our continent, so the freedom of Africa cannot be effective if it does not lead, concretely, to the liberation of women of Africa.”[4] African women represent “701,892,117 out of a total population 1,403,748,455”[5] in Africa and African women are and must remain the heart of the African revolutionary struggle. Kwame Nkrumah was correct that “The degree of a country’s revolutionary awareness, may be measured by the political maturity of its women”[6], particularly when it is also correct to state that as it relates to the political education, organization and mobilization of the African students, youth and the Masses that “Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.”[7] Let it be clear that Nkrumah also included women in this axiom. Theory and practice is the only way to live for those who profess the love for our People and are for the unity, liberty and justice of African people worldwide.

The A-APRP (GC) also attempts to be diligent in its effort to continue with the building and cultivation of principled, strategic and tactical organic relationships with revolutionary Pan-Africanist, socialist and other African comrade organizations; with issue oriented and progressive reform focused African and International organizations, coalitions, and fronts and with revolutionary international comrade organizations and other political alliances worldwide.

African people are represented in every country on earth some through migration most by human trafficking and military force, particularly, under European capitalism and imperialism, to the Western Hemisphere. African people are powerless worldwide because Africa is controlled economically, culturally, militarily by European imperialism, including Zionism. The suffering of our People, with the technical and technological advances in world being as stellar as they are makes our national-racist oppression and class exploitation even more dastardly inhumane and criminal. Africa is a land of tremendous natural wealth with incredible intellectual and human labor, natural and mineral resources. Africa remains divided based on the decisions of the European convened, Berlin Conference of 1884. The relationship between Africa and European capitalism and imperialism benefits only capitalist Europe and not Africa. The only other beneficiaries, in Africa and the African Diaspora, of this arrangement are Africa’s Neo-colonial puppets who are the proxy class, the anti-People’s class, in Africa and in the African Diaspora who for a measly “tribute’s” penny, further our People’s national-racist oppression and class exploitation.

Not only is the A-APRP (GC) commemorating and reaffirming its inheritance and the continuing revolutionary struggle for Pan-Africanism and with it the liberation and emancipation of African people worldwide, particularly African women; we are in complete solidarity with the Palestinian Revolution and the revolutionary struggle to liberate Palestine from Zionist-imperialist settler-occupation. The revolutionary struggle to liberate Palestine is organically linked to the revolutionary struggle to rid Africa of the scourge of Zionism. The revolutionary struggle for a liberated Palestine is one with the revolutionary struggle to liberate and unite Africa under scientific socialism. Kwame Nkrumah proclaimed it best, “The emancipation of the African continent is the emancipation of man”[8] and that is the importance of the realization of Pan-Africanism to world humanity.

Ahmed Sekou Toure, explained this dialectical relationship between Palestine and Africa and Africa’s rejection of Zionism using the People’s Revolutionary Republic of Guinea as an example by clarifying “The cause being defended today by the Arab countries is inseparable from that which is being defended by the people of Guinea, Africa, and other continents. . . . Historically, Guinea cannot forget that during the last world war imperialism favored the installation of the future state of Israel in Guinea province, namely the Fouta Djallon highlands in central Guinea. This in fact meant that the Guinean people living in the Fouta Djallon region would have been expelled from their own land in the interest of Israel.

Behind Israel were the imperialist powers, who could impose the argument of force on the Guinean people. Had this plan been realized, Guinea’s independence would have had no significance because our people would have freed themselves from French colonization only to be subjected to that of Israel. Had this happened, the Guineans would today have the right to appeal for the solidarity of all people who love justice and freedom to support them in their liberation struggle against imperialism and Israel.”[9]

From the beginning of their colonizing mission, the racist settler-occupiers of Palestine also developed political, economic, cultural and military cooperation with their racist European settler relatives in Azania/South Africa as both practice apartheid and settler-colonialism on the Palestinian and Azanian/South African peoples, respectively. “The Jerusalem Post has noted that Israel ‘is the first country with which South Africa has set up a joint ministerial committee to promote economic cooperation. Political cooperation has been translated into more direct forms, both economic and military. The large Jewish population of South Africa, described by an Israeli newspapers as ‘one of the most vibrant Zionist-minded and supportive in the world, has made various significant contributions to Zionist settler-colonialism.”[10]

Other colonized countries in Africa, like Kenya and Uganda were targets of Zionist-imperialism from which the telescopic sights on the barrel of the Zionists’ guns were refocused to Palestine. The A-APRP (GC), representing genuine Pan-Africanists worldwide, therefore inherit and continue with the revolutionary solidarity with our comrades in Palestine and salute them and commemorate with them 74 years of Palestine Day (NAKBA) as an expression of our emerging revolutionary African Personality during this ideological and organizational African Liberation Day Offensive against Zionism and the occupation of Palestine.

People of Africa, arise!

Defeat imperialism, Neo-colonialism and settler domination.

Stand together and unite in the revolutionary struggle.

Forward to victory.

We shall conquer.[11]

African Liberation Day Commemorating 74 Years of Palestine (NAKBA) Day:

In Principled Solidarity with the Palestinian Revolution

This year marks the 74th year of the commemoration of the NAKBA in Palestine. ALL genuine Pan-Africanists are in solidarity with the Palestinian Revolution and have a hatred for Zionism. History has recorded that Judaism was and is used as the smoke-screen for the settler-colonial aspirations of international Zionism and its European racist-bourgeois nationalism. There can be no confusion and what must be clear is a Zionist cannot be a Jew nor can a Jew be a Zionist. That is impossible because the principles of Judaism and Zionism are incompatible! The first Jews were African, born in Ethiopia, therefore being a Jew cannot represent a nationality, only a believer in the religion of Judaism. Even Zionism validates this historical truth through its May 25, 1991, military covert operation, Operation Solomon, where the occupiers of Palestine, who are of European origin, air-lifted 14,325 Ethiopian Jews to Palestine in 36 hours.[12] Ethiopians, in Palestine, are now on the ground fighting Zionism and the occupiers of Palestine as they are nationally oppressed and economically exploited. Zionism is not a religion, Zionism is a backwards and reactionary bourgeois ideology; Zionism promotes and practices genocidal imperialism and Zionism promotes and practices racism.

Just as European capitalism and imperialism used Christianity and the church as an unethical and immoral racist smoke-screen to colonize the Western Hemisphere and then kidnap, traffic and enslave African people; so did European capitalism and imperialism use Judaism and the synagogue, to confuse religion with imperialism, to justify the expulsion of the Palestinian people from their land in the name “God” and then deny their right to return. The truth must be told, once again, on the question of Palestine.

The genocidal occupation of Palestine, by European Zionist-imperialism, was declared May 14, 1948, recognized by U.S. Imperialism, an ally of Zionism, that same day.  The occupation of Palestine was unethically and immorally sanctioned into international law by European imperialism, through one of its appendages, the United Nations (UN), May 11, 1949, as another “sovereign and independent” European settler-colonial state. Therefore, the liberation of Palestine, like all settler-colonial states, is a pre-condition for the possibility of international justice and world peace. Palestine is another victim of European settler-colonialism, which is an instrument of European imperialism. Where Judaism is an ancient religion, Zionism found its grounding at the First Zionist Congress, in Basle Switzerland in August 29-31, 1897.

The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC) knows the history of the Zionist movement and the development of Zionism very well and is immovable on our understanding of historical truth that Zionism is imperialism, Zionism is settler-colonialism and Zionism is racism. We inherit, continue and advance the analysis and hatred of Zionism by Pan-Africanist Kwame Ture as he taught, “Our eyes are now open: we have begun to see this trickery of Zionism; we have begun to see the evil of Zionism, and we will fight to wipe it out wherever it exists, in the Middle East or in the ghetto of the United States.”[13]

Zionism commits genocide on the Palestinian people and it is the occupiers of Palestine that play the role of a military imperialist outpost in the “Middle East” for European imperialism, particularly U.S. imperialism.  Zionism’s claim to Palestine is but a smoke screen for the colonization of any land from which they could reap the benefits of being a lap-dog of imperialism. Today, the A-APRP (GC) remains steadfast in its principled solidarity with the Palestinian revolutionary struggle against the occupation of Palestine and with it the right of each and every Palestinian to return to their Homeland, Palestine.

To this very day, as reported by Charlotte Kates of the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Network during their webinar, Resisting Anti-Palestinian Repression—Fighting for Liberation, March 6, 2022, “There is a concerted effort to attack the Palestinian movement for the liberation of Palestine and the Palestinian solidarity movement; of course this is nothing new. We have seen for the last 73 years the ongoing NAKBA in Palestine. We have seen for over 100 years the ongoing imperialist attack upon and colonization of Palestine.

Right now there are over 4,650 political prisoners behind bars in Zionist jails and this is in addition to prisoners of the Palestinian struggle who are also held behind bars in the jails of reactionary Arab regimes or in imperialist states, like the United States or in France. . . .”[14]

It is imperative that Africa and African people worldwide be in the forefront of the ideological and organizational Pan-African and international offensive in solidarity with the revolutionary struggle for the national liberation of Palestine from Zionist-imperialist settler-colonialism within the inseparable context and relationship to our struggle for Pan-Africanism—One Unified Socialist Africa and the  international revolutionary fight for scientific socialism.




[1] Kwame Nkrumah. Consciencism- Philosophy and ideology for decolonization: Consciencism. P. 78

[2] Wachira Kgotho. University World News: Sub-Saharan Africa leads the world on student mobility. 03 December, 2020.

[3] Mariam Saleh. Median Age of the population of Africa 2000-2020. April 20, 2022.

[4] Ahmed Sekou Toure. Women in Society: Women in Society. Reprinted by the All-African Women’s Revolutionary Union. P. 11

[5] Countrymeters:

[6] Kwame Nkrumah. Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare: Women in enemy-held zones. P. 91

[7] Kwame Nkrumah. Consciencism-the Philosophy and ideology for decolonization: Philosophy and Society. P. 33

[8] Kwame Nkrumah. Consciencism- Philosophy and ideology for decolonization: Consciencism. P. 78

[9] The Institute of Palestine Studies. Ed. Fuad A. Jabber. International Documents on Palestine: Speech of Guinean President Sekou Toure Expressing Support for the Arab States. Delivered to representatives of the Arab Community in Guinea. Conakry, June 6, 1967. P. 71

[10] Richard P. Stevens & Abdelwahab M. Elmessiri. Israel and South Africa: The Progress of a Relationship-Israel and South Africa: A Link Matures. P. 64.

[11] Kwame Nkrumah. Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare: Book Two—Strategy, Tactics and Techniques. P. 122

[12] Operation Solomon – Wikipedia.

[13] Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael). Stokely Speaks: Black and Palestinian Revolutions-Address to the Organization of Arab Students (O.A.S) Convention, Ann Arbor, August 25-31, 1968. P. 142

[14]Charlotte Kates. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Network. Webinar: Resisting Anti-Palestinian Repression—Fighting for Liberation. March 6, 2022.

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