Release The Accra 25
Today (21 September) on Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah’s birthday celebration a great tragedy has occurred in Ghana!! The U.S.-NATO Hands Off Libya! Hands Off Africa! Coalition marched from Kwame Nkrumah Circle to the U.S. Embassy to demonstrate against the illegal, immoral U.S.-NATO invasion and for victory of Muammar Qaddafi and the Libyan masses.
At approximately 11am GMT several members of the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP), the party called for by Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah in the Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare; the Convention Peoples Party, the party founded by Nkrumah and the Pan-African Improvement Organization and other demonstrators were detained and arrested for marching to stop the illegal, immoral occupation of Libya!!
The memory of Kwame Nkrumah is tainted today by the actions of the police force of Ghana instructed by the U.S. Embassy. What justification does the U.S. Embassy have for orchestrating the arrest of these Africans who were participating in a peaceful march that will benefit Africa and Ghana? Although the Ghanaian government is supporting the NATO invasion, the majority of Ghanaian citizens fully support the people of Libya and are among many African voices that are (delete these words) calling for the immediate halt of this invasion.
Pan-Africanism: The total liberation and unification of Africa under scientific socialism is the only permanent solution to liberating our people from the tentacles of imperialism. This inhumane action is nothing short of a demonstration of the exploitative and ruthless actions of the imperialists to oppress and beat down Pan-African movements and African people!! We must stand in solidarity with the ACCRA 25 while they are being subjected to this oppressive treatment dictated by the American Embassy!!
Kwame Nkrumah reminds us in neo-colonialism the last stage of imperialism that,
The essence of neocolonialism is that the State which is subject to it is, in theory, independent and has all the outward trappings of international sovereignty. In reality its economic system and thus its political policy is directed from outside.
This is what our comrades were marching against!! They were marching against neo-colonialism and the re-colonization of the African continent!! This will positively benefit not only Ghana but also the entire African continent!!
We demand that our comrades in the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, the Pan-African Improvement Organization and the Conventions Peoples Party and other demonstrators be released immediately!! Release and absolve the ACCRA 25 of all charges immediately!!!
RELEASE and Absolve THE ACCRA 25 IMMEDIATELY!!