The Southern Africa region of the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP) just completed their 1st Annual Pan-African Summer School. This three-day political education school was held from 8-10 December in Kamhlushwa, (Occupied Azania) South Africa. It was attended by militants from Zambia, Azania, and Swaziland. The primary responsibility of the school was to train organisers with the A-APRP and develop our regional plans for 2024. We also had important participation from The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC), Ngwane National Liberatory Congress (NNLC) and Swaziland Liberation Movement (SWALIMO). We will soon release a full report on the plans emerging from this school. However, we decided that it was important to immediately address one resolution from this historic meeting.
Solidarity with Comrades in Guinea-Bissau
A key aspect of our summer school was to address the geo-political realities across Africa. Our comrades in Guinea-Bissau shared a video presentation on the historical developments and current realities in that part of our homeland. The presentation noted that Umaro Sissoko Embalo illegally controls the presidency and is attempting to dissolve the ANP in order to dismiss the democratically elected government and illegally appoint ‘his’ government. Given the facts presented concerning the unconstitutional behaviour of the Embalo, our school participants unanimously agreed on a resolution to support the forces of justice led by the PAIGC.
Resolutions for Support
- That any effort by reactionary forces to disband the NPA should be opposed not only by revolutionary forces but by all organizations and political parties that claim to support democracy. The moves to attempt to disband the National People’s Assembly (ANP) are unconstitutional and an affront to the democratic process that the people have so vigilantly defended since the birth of the PAIGC.
- That our school will continue to work with revolutionary forces in Guinea-Bissau to educate the public about the attempts by neo-colonial forces to negate the decisions made by the masses. Every educational unit should take on this task. It is an important contribution to decolonizing education. We encourage sharing these educational links: People’s Democracy in Guinea Bissau and PAIGC PRESS RELEASE
- That the Defense and Security Forces must refrain from acts that go against their role as an equidistant and non-partisan institution in a democratic regime. They must assume their rightful position in assisting in the safety of the people.
- That our school encourages the Amílcar Cabral African Youth (JAAC), União Democrática das Mulheres da Guiné (UDEMU) and the Association of Combatants of the Liberdade da Pátria to continue promoting actions aimed at restoring democratic legality.
- That the people of all countries should appeal for the calm and serenity of the population and insist that the verdict of the ballot box will be respected, in the name of truth, democracy and legality.