Black Alliance for Peace Update: Black left unity and Venezuela’s election
Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) members and member organizations from Baltimore, New York City and Washington, D.C., attended the National Assembly for Black Liberation in Durham, North Carolina, this past weekend—they made a significant impact on the historic proceedings to develop a unified Black left in the United States. Below are just some of our members who were in attendance.
BAP introduced a resolution to include anti-militarism and anti-imperialism as part of the reinvigorated effort's demands. Other resolutions presented by members of the Black left include one censuring the Zionist, genocidal settler-colonial state of Israel, which is armed with nuclear weapons with the help of the United States.
BAP was recognized for bringing a strong presence to the assembly and for leading the discussion during a breakout session called "End All Wars." The assembly also agreed to abide by BAP's Principles of Unity.
Sending a delegation of about a dozen people to the assembly cost BAP $3,000. We have already raised close to $1,000.
BAP member Efia Nwangaza took a detour this past weekend. Instead of joining us for the assembly in Durham, she got on a plane to Caracas to represent BAP as an election observer in a presidential election being closely observed around the world as the revolutionary Latin American state faces pressure from the United States to yield to transnational capitalist forces.
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