Folks, it’s really telling where you are in the fight for human liberation based on who attacks you.
A few weeks ago, a group of “leftists”—who comrade Danny Haiphong refers to as “fake leftists” in his latest piece—attacked BAP National Organizer Ajamu Baraka for speaking against U.S. imperialist intervention in Syria.
By hurling the term “Assadist” at Ajamu, who has only advocated for the self-determination of peoples and nations, they showed themselves to be aligned with the white-supremacist empire. Workers World newspaper also took note of the irony.
Now folks online and in real life are going at it over Korea after Kim Jong Un met with Donald Trump.
Let us be clear: Korea deserves to be able to determine its own fate, with absolutely no intervention on behalf of the United States and its vassal states (we’re looking at you, Japan).
We believe the issue objectively comes down to Korea’s de-colonization, not any de-nuclearization, as Ajamu recently wrote.
These struggles on the left sharpen the divisions and help us see who’s on the side of human liberation.
A revolutionary formation that upholds peace, social justice, and the struggle against war and militarism within the context of an anti-imperialist frame is a deep threat. When you consider the base we are attempting to politicize and organize is African/Black working class-oriented activists and organizers, it is just too much for this racist, capitalist system to handle.
We are only able to do this revolutionary work with support from anti-imperialist folks like yourself. Can we count on your to keep building the Black anti-war movement in the United States?
Struggle to win,
Ajamu, Ana, Jaribu, Kali, Lamont, Lukata, Margaret, Netfa, Paul and Yolande
Black Alliance for Peace
Featured image is from Black Agenda Report.