All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP)

All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP)


* Aims to create a United Socialist African government
* Venerates Ho Chi Minh, Yasser Arafat, and Fidel Castro

The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP) is a “mass socialist party” that was founded by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah “to create and manage the political-economic conditions necessary to the emergence of an All-African People’s Revolutionary Army that would lead the military struggle against neo-colonialism, settler colonialism, zionism, imperialism and all other forms of capitalist oppression and exploitation.” A-APRP advocates “Pan-Africanism,” which it defines as “the total liberation and unification of Africa under Scientific Socialism.” Scientific Socialism, according to A-APRP, is “a new social synthesis in which … [an] advanced technical society is realized without the staggering social malefactions and deep schisms of capitalist industrial society.” A-APRP reveres the Communist Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh, former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, and Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. The organization has branches in several countries and several U.S. states.

Embracing the concept of Black Power as “a new stage of revolutionary consciousness,” A-APRP supports reparations payments to contemporary African Americans as compensation for the evils of slavery. According to A-APRP, “Africans born/living outside of Africa have been deliberately kept ignorant of Africa and her achievements by European capitalism for centuries. The purpose of such action was to paint a picture of Africa as a savage land and to force Africans to disassociate themselves from their homeland. … By exploiting our labor, our minds, and the rich resources of our homeland, the world’s greedy capitalists live a life of splendor. By keeping us divided, disorganized, confused and living under stifling conditions, they try to halt our progress towards the total freedom of Africa and our people.”

Viewing the United States as the focus of evil in the modern world, A-APRP characterizes Israel as America’s chief partner in inflicting misery and suffering on populations around the globe. “While 50% of Africans in the USA live on or under the poverty line,” says A-APRP, “$8 billion is sent to Israel, which is used to oppress the Palestinian people.” “The Western imperialists,” adds Nkrumah’s organization, “led by the USA, funnel money and military weapons through Israel to South Africa to slaughter our children. Imperialism operates on a global perspective. Secret agencies of Britain, France, Israel, South Africa, USA conduct joint military action against Africans.”

Professing an alliance with “all people victimized by imperialism,” A-APRP likens the “struggle” of Africans worldwide to that of Native Americans, whose history it depicts as an uninterrupted narrative of white oppression and exploitation. To highlight the parallels between its own ambitions and those of the American Indian Movement, A-APRP has produced an Educational Brochure that gives the organization’s views on a number of key issues:

The Land Question: “Since the dawn of imperialism in the west, the indigenous people have been fighting for what is culturally and historically theirs, the Western Hemisphere. Capitalists have been trying to spread the myth that the indigenous Americans were savages before the coming of the Europeans who civilized them.”

Indian History: “Before the Europeans entered the Western Hemisphere, 120 million Native Americans occupied the lands. They lived under a communalistic system, in that the land belonged to everyone. They also built highly civilized states and empires. … Europeans eager to claim the land exterminated many of the Indians through acts of war, mass murders, and the spreading of diseases such as smallpox and malaria.”

Indians Today: “The war of imperialism on the indigenous people has not ceased. In Central and South America, the people are being bombed, dynamited, and attacked with machine guns. In North America, they are being murdered and sterilized with the help of the FBI. Capitalists want to destroy the Native Americans … This is the reason why Indians, like Africans, are suffering the world over from nation and class exploitation.”

Resistance: “Native American organizations continue to address the issue of genocide of the indigenous people by the capitalists … The indigenous people of the western hemisphere are determined to regain their land.”

What We Must Do: “Capitalism is a very powerful system which can be destroyed only through mass organization. Mass organization … will happen when students, African students in particular … organize and take a leading position … as the ‘spark’ of the revolution.”

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