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Re-Build Collective Condemns the Recent Raids of Black Liberation Organizations

On Friday July 29, 2022, the homes and offices of the African People's Socialist Party (APSP) in St. Louis, MS, and St. Petersburg, FL, and of the Black Hammer Party (BHP) based in Atlanta, GA, were raided under the direction of the U.S. Department of Justice’s F.B.I. under the gross allegation that they were attempting "to sow discord, spread pro-Russian propaganda, and interfere in elections within the United States." The Rebuild Collective strongly condemns this most recent attack by the u.s. government against Black liberation organizations and individuals under the contrived pretenses of international intrigue. We vehemently reject the racist trope that oppressed Black people in the United States are motivated and manipulated by outside influence to take progressive stands in pursuit of our liberation.

Furthermore, We resent this age-old fear-mongering tactic of “raid-baiting” meant to discourage and intimidate the masses of oppressed New Afrikans from engaging in national liberation efforts or pursuing allies in the international community while our nation continues to suffer a myriad of human rights abuses under U.S. authority.

Despite the fact that the APSP has been active in the anti-imperialist (i.e., "anti-globalization") struggle for 50 years, the U.S. government is seeking to distract from its failing proxy war campaign by shifting attention to suggest that oppressed black people cannot choose its own allies.

The Black liberation struggle in the U.S. is a human rights struggle. It is national in character, transcending domestic resolution and demanding international intervention and oversight. Since the first Afrikans were unloaded in North America destined for enslavement (colonial bondage) over 400 years ago, We have been subject to the full range of abusive and genocidal whims and impulses from government policies to police terrorism. Despite remedies and reforms enacted on paper over the past 150 years, the quality of life for the majority of New Afrikan people has continued to spiral downward. Our salvation - our liberation - will not come from the adherence to US-based laws and whims.

While Justice Department officials maintain that its democracy is threatened by the spread of "misinformation, distrust and mayhem," We contend that the U.S. is the leading force threatening freedom and equality throughout the world. Since World War II, the United States has orchestrated a multitude of government coups and installation of puppet regimes across Afrika, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The U.S. has sponsored numerous assassinations of leaders who were a threat to American capitalist hegemony. The Empire has neither clothes nor shame.

The Re-Build Collective unequivocally stands with all those principledly committed to Black liberation, New Afrikan self-determination and socialism, and We condemn all those who seek to thwart its forward march by subterfuge and misdirection.

Re-Build to Win!

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