Revolutionary and Pan-African Greetings. We are the Pan-African Revolutionary Socialist Party. We’d like to begin by first thanking the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party for their many years of consistent, revolutionary work and struggle on behalf of all African people, those at home and those abroad. A-APRP has been vigilant in preparing our people for the African Revolution, teaching them that we’re all African people no matter where we’re born in the world, that our enemy is capitalism no matter how it chooses to manifest itself. That our objective is Pan-Africanism, a unified, socialist Africa. That our strategy is organization and that our tactics at this time is political education that ultimately leads to armed struggle.
We are also thankful to A-APRP for its efforts to forge links with revolutionary Pan-African organizations around the world. We, in the Pan-African Revolutionary Socialist Party, have been fortunate to work together with A-APRP on many projects including our Africa Must Unite Podcasts; our 2020 Calendar – “Revolutionary Pan-African Socialist Organizations: Those at Home and Those Abroad!”; and our paper presented at the 60th Anniversary of the All-African People’s Conference in Ghana in December 2018, entitled “Heed the Call: The Necessity for an All-African Committee for Political Co-Ordination”.
Today, we are here to commend the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party for the focus of this year’s African Liberation Day. Sanctions are war, for we know that the results of sanctions are the same as if the capitalists put its entire armed force in the middle of Zimbabwe, Cuba, Venezuela, Iran or any other country. We are not, and never will be, fooled by the capitalists’ tactics and we must shout our vehement disapproval of them, and our plans to destroy them, as often as we can. Kwame Nkrumah wrote the following in a letter to Reba Lewis on April 13th, 1969: “The imperialists and neo-colonialists must know that we are not asleep. We know they are our enemies and we must prepare to face them anyhow, in whatever way we choose. The important thing is that we must make them know that we know them. Know the enemy, and prepare to confront him.”
This is why our Party says that Corona is the Virus; capitalism is the Pandemic.
Forward ever to the struggling masses of the world. Forward ever to exploited and oppressed Africans wherever they live in the world. Forward ever to Venezuela, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Iran, and all other countries experiencing imperialist sanctions. Forward ever to A-APRP and all other revolutionary Pan-African socialist organizations.
A unified, socialist Africa is not only possible, it’s on the horizon.