For more than 40 years I have put forward the slogan, “Independence in our lifetime!” with the unwavering belief that I would see our people united and our beautiful and beloved homeland of Africa liberated from the clutches of the colonizers and parasites once and for all.
I have lived my life motivated by the fact that I would not leave this legacy of 500 years of enslavement and oppression for another generation of African people.
The whole of capitalism and imperialism was built on our backs for generations upon generations. The stolen labor and stolen resources of our long-suffering people have created wealth for everyone else.
Now is our time. African people must create and recreate life for ourselves, for the benefit of our people, our children and our children’s children, wherever we have been forcibly dispersed around the world.
Today we see the crisis of imperialism brought about by the fierce resistance of African and other oppressed peoples just like ourselves on every continent.
The system of parasitic capitalism is profoundly wounded and unable to feast on our bodies in the same old way. We are watching the collapse of imperialism, and for African people the future looks good.
The Uhuru Movement led by the African People’s Socialist Party is the fastest growing revolutionary movement on the planet.
The liberation of our Africa and African people is closer now than at any time I can remember. You can touch and feel our freedom. We must keep pushing and building and we will be free. In my lifetime and yours.
Give now! We will win.
Izwe Lethu i Afrika! Africa is our land!
Omali Yeshitela, Chairman
African Socialist International
The African People’s Socialist Party does not accept African poverty as a natural state of affairs. We do not accept poverty as an economic issue.
Our poverty is a political issue that is being fought by political means. The struggle for the liberation and unification of Africa and African people is the means by which we are struggling to end the poverty of African people on our mineral-rich African continent and everywhere African people live.
Economics are the foundation of any society. It is the nature of the economy that defines the nature of the society itself. The way in which a society procures the necessities of life - food, clothing and shelter - tells us what kind of society we are dealing with.
The capitalist/colonial economic and political system that dominates the world today was born from the attack on Africa and the enslavement of African people in Africa and in the various places we were shipped to against our will. While it provided development and happiness for Europe, it resulted in impoverishment, underdevelopment and misery for most of the world.
The African People’s Socialist Party is determined to build another kind of society, one that benefits from the social labor of free people who also own the land and the means of producing on it collectively or socially.
Your contributions represent unity with a continuation of the history of our people and our Party’s struggle for the liberation and unification of Africa and African people throughout the world so that we can build a society in which all people can live in peace and prosper from our labor.
Ona Zené Yeshitela, Deputy Chair
African People's Socialist Party