We are paying homage to the work of Comrade Amiri Baraka for Pan-Africanism and against zionism (by which he was attacked). We pay homage to his concrete political and artistic work against all forms of exploitation-his work with the Congress of African People; the National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana; the African Liberation Support Committee, including organizing African Liberation Day (ALD) in 1972 and 1973 with political and material support to our Liberation Movements in Africa; serving on the collective that received Comrade Amilcar Cabral in New York, 20 October 1972.
We re-dedicate ourselves to continuing his work with ideological and biological family. He is now in an eternal united front with our Eternal Comrades, including Kwame Turé. In his own words, Comrade Amiri Baraka said:
“The finest idea that Kwame Turé came up with was the idea of the Black United Front. Listen, whether you went for Garvey or DuBois, they exiled both of them; whether you were for Malcolm X or Dr. King, they killed both of them. I’m a Communist, that means that not only am I Black but I’m red, I believe that the earth and all the wealth belongs to the people. But I know this, us Communists alone can’t organize the people. You Muslims alone can’t organize the people; you Christians alone can’t organize the people; you Pan Africanists alone can’t organize people. I know that it will take a United Front.”
The work he did for a United Front will continue; the work he did for Revolutionary Pan-Africanism will continue; the work he did with Amilcar Cabral will continue; the work he did against zionism and all forms of exploitation will continue until final victory.
Do not weep. Victory is ours!
We humbly come to the families, (ideological and biological) with our heart in hand pleading to you to not mourn but to celebrate. Our Brother Amiri Baraka is now more alive than ever.
We who love him must re-dedicate ourselves to fulfilling his dream of a totally free, unified and socialist Africa to satisfy the aspirations of all Africans around the world and Humanity.
READY FOR THE REVOLUTION!