Smashing Neo-Colonial Parties in Africa and All Capitalist Parties Globally
Kwame Nkrumah once posed the question—are we struggling for Pan-Africa or Euro-Africa?
Pan-Africanism as an objective is the expression of Africa’s struggle for power and self-determination arising from Africa’s own history and culture, Africa’s own evolutionary path. The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) sees Pan-Africanism (the total liberation and unification of Africa under Scientific Socialism) as the primary objective of all African revolutionaries and all genuine revolutionaries in the world must be in solidarity with revolutionary Pan-Africanism.
Neo-colonialism is the expression of Euro-Africa, the continuation of the colonial relationship, organizing Africa and Africans in the interest of Europeans in particular and world capitalism in general. All struggles to reform Africa’s relationship to the world capitalist system are an expression of maintaining capitalist control of Africa’s resources, plain and simple. The French community, the British Commonwealth and all manner of U.S. and Western European military and economic expressions today, like AFRICOM and NATO, are weapons to impede the integration of Africa. These institutions normalize abnormal relationships. They are unequal and not reciprocal. The USA and Europe have military and drone bases throughout Africa. Africa has no bases in Europe or the U.S. and even worse, Africa has no unified African army anywhere on the African continent or in the African Diaspora. There is an African bourgeois or neo-colonial elite profiting on the suffering of the masses.
The independence of Ghana is meaningless unless it is linked with the total liberation of Africa Kwame Nkrumah
Pan-African Parties: Build them, Build them, Build them
Pan-African mass parties emerged as an expression of the 5th Pan-African Congress’s call for 1) power, 2) the defeat of imperialism, 3) continental African unity and 4) socialism. Kwame Nkrumah and the Convention People’s Party (CPP) in Ghana in 1957 declared that the independence of Ghana was meaningless unless linked with the total liberation of Africa. When the All African People’s Conference convened in 1958 in Accra, Ghana the people’s forces echoed the voice of Kwame Nkrumah that no part of Africa was free unless all Africa was free and unified. Pan-African mass parties and movements sprung up everywhere in Africa in the struggle for national liberation–the PDG, PAIGC, Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania, ZANU and others. Pan-African mass parties put at the center of their struggle the liberation and unification of the whole continent from all forms of imperialism, from the Apartheid settler-colonial state in Azania/South Africa to the neo-colonial states throughout Africa today.
Revolutionary mass Pan-African parties must be global in scope, structures and membership crossing borders and oceans. The Pan-African movement has its highest political expression in the mass political party with clear ideology and objectives. Everywhere that African mass parties and liberation forces have acted in a Pan-African manner against imperialism there have been victories. Examples include the All-African People’s Conferences (bringing Pan-African conferences home to Africa); the forming of the revolutionary Casablanca group, comprising Ghana, Guinea, Egypt, Mali, Morocco, Libya and Algeria (giving unconditional support to liberation forces throughout Africa); the forming of the liberation committee in the Organization of African Unity; the forming of CONCP ( coordinating the liberation forces in Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique and Sao Tome in the defeat of Portuguese colonialism) and the organization of the frontline states in Southern Africa leading to the liberation of Zimbabwe, Namibia and Azania/South Africa. The 6th region, the African Diaspora conducted critical battles within the Pan-African struggle. Haiti conducted the first Pan-African revolution, liberating both sides of the island and giving freedom to any African who made it to its shores. The Pan-African and UNIA conferences were conducted by Africans outside of Africa. Caribbean Pan-African solidarity, during national liberation struggles in Africa in the 70’s, is highlighted by Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and others coordinating with Cuba in sending their troops who fought in liberation struggles throughout Africa.
The role of this generation is to consolidate the Pan-African mass parties and movements, building them into a unified force. This generation must continue the work called for in Kwame Nkrumah’s “Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare” to build the ultimate Pan-African Party– a mass All-African People’s Revolutionary Party linking all revolutionary Pan-African parties on the continent and throughout the African world.
Smash them, Smash them, Slay them: All Bourgeois Democratic (Capitalist) Parties
Class struggle is heightening throughout the world. Everywhere neo-colonial and bourgeois capitalist parties are being challenged from the right and the left in Africa, Britain, the United States, and around the globe. The parties of capitalism and imperialism must be smashed. The movements in Africa fighting to replace neo-colonialist leaders like Yoweri Museveni in Uganda or Joseph Kabila in the Congo or outside Africa working for the election of Jeremy Corbyn in Britain and Bernie Sanders in the United States are reform movements largely led by women and youth. They represent a growing understanding of the symptoms of capitalism: corporate greed, austerity (destroying social programs), destruction of the environment, and neo-liberal privatization of schools, the postal systems and prisons. Yet these movements fail to see that the “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” Audre Lorde
The bourgeois capitalist party is the expression of capitalist interest, the vehicle of the corporate class, an organization of thieves and their anti-social and anti-people ideas and their imperialist ideology. Bourgeois parties may take many forms from liberal democratic to conservative or even extreme forms (left) social democratic or (right) fascist dictatorship but in all these expressions it remains capitalist and must have the same relationship of imperialist dominance of the land and resources of Africa and the globe.
Bourgeois parties are the parties of capitalism–Tories and Labor in Britain, Democrat and Republican in the United States, Likud and Workers in Israel (the Zionist occupation of Palestine). Any party that does not seek to overthrow capitalism and return economic power to the masses is a bourgeois party and is against the people. These capitalist parties must be smashed, they must be slayed. They cannot be reformed. Africa’s colonization and the global south’s colonization is based on the capitalist domination of land, resources and labor. All bourgeois parties are based on maintaining the power of capitalism and imperialism in the world. Imperialism in Africa seeks to install neo-colonial leaders through financing, supporting or creating bourgeois capitalist parties like MDC in Zimbabwe or by controlling and financing fraudulent elections, like in Haiti and Ivory Coast. They use coups and assassinations against Africa’s revolutionary leaders like Lumumba, Sankara, and Ghadafi. They seek to destroy mass democratic parties globally including Pan-African mass parties. Africans everywhere must hasten the demise of all capitalist bourgeois parties-they are the enemy of African masses from Zimbabwe to Mississippi.
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