14 January 2022
The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP) would like to express our profound grief at the loss of our Brother and Comrade-In-Arms Clyde Bellecourt who left this realm of existence on Tuesday, 11 January 2022. Clyde was a Co-founder of our allied organization The American Indian Movement (AIM).
AIM and the A-APRP are eternally linked in the struggle for human progress. In 1968 Clyde Bellecourt and other Native American Leaders (Mostly Women) founded AIM in Minneapolis Minnesota, In that same year the first circles of the A-APRP gathered in Guinea under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah. From birth these two expressions of human resistance have been locked together in a principled alliance for the rights of Native Americans and Africans and against Imperialisms, Settler Colonialism and Neo-colonialism. Together we faced Cointepro, reclaimed America as Native lands and attacked settler colonialism in the US, South Africa and Israel. Together, with the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), we were jailed in Operation Friendly Skies for our unwavering support of and work with the Libyan Jamahiriya. From Wounded Knee, Alcatraz, the United Nations, the Bureau of Indian Affairs to the halls of the Mahtaba we stood together, bound by principle. Together we now mourn the passing of another one of our comrades and leaders. Clyde Bellecourt.
Clyde Bellecourt is not just a leader/organizer of Native American People; he was a courageous fighter for the rights of All indigenous People. He was a servant of Humanity, a defender of the planet and an example of a life guided by social conscience. We salute him and send warm revolutionary condolences to his biological and ideological family. We know that true servants of the people never die. Clyde Bellecourt will live forever in the hearts and minds of all people trying to make a better world.
Rest in Power Comrade Bellecourt
Rafiki Morris, Organizer
Central Program Committee
All-African People’s Revolutionary Party