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POSTPONED: The Black Alliance for Peace: Human Rights from an Anti-war and Anti-imperialist Perspective
Tue January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
POSTPONED due to health reasons. A new date will be set soon.
Join us on January 18, at 7pm EDT, for a webinar discussion with Ajamu Baraka, the National Organizer for the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP). BAP was founded on April 4, 2017, 50 years after Martin Luther King, Jr’s historic Riverside Church anti-war speech. Baraka stated then that BAP’s purpose is ” to recapture and redevelop the historic anti-war, anti-imperialist, and pro-peace positions of the radical black movement.”
As we enter 2022, the US government remains committed to “full-spectrum global dominance”, ie, imperialism, with attempts to dominate Africa through the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) and aggression against China through the US Indo-Pacific Command. Additional evidence of US imperialism includes, of course, the 800 plus military bases it/we maintain around the world.
Ajamu Baraka will use an anti-imperialism lens to address 1) US involvement in Africa and the BAP ‘Shut Down AFRICOM’ campaign, 2) the US push for dominance of China and the threat of a cold, or hot, war, 3) the development of BAP since its founding nearly five years ago, as well as other issues and BAP campaigns. Ajamu Baraka was the 2016 Green Party candidate for Vice President, and is a long time activist and organizer for human rights, peace, and justice.