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NAPO & MXGM Solidarity Statement for the Philippines

“I believe that there will be ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation.”
Malcolm X

The New Afrikan People’s Organization (NAPO) and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) express our resolute solidarity with the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (New Patriotic Alliance) in the Philippines and the Filipino struggle for democracy, social and national liberation. We understand the Duerte regime as part and parcel of the international fascist upsurge in rank step with that of the white nationalist, “America First”, anti-democratic administration of Trump and his cronies in the United States empire. We are reminded of our Ancestor Ida B. Wells opposing the U.S. imperialist war in the Philippines in the late 19th century. We also remember Black soldiers who were a part of the imperialist army that invaded your country deserting their U.S. oppressors and joining the Filipino people’s resistance.

There are similarities in our struggles. We too need democracy, human rights, national liberation, and self-determination. Our movements are also targeted by repressive organs of the U.S. imperialist state. Just like the joint training with Israeli police with fascist forces in your country, there is cooperation with zionist police and the occupying soldiers (aka police) of our colonized neighborhoods.

The system of oppression and exploitation is global. The fascists and imperialists cooperate to maintain their control and exploit our labor and resources. They also exploit the Earth and bring humanity closer to extinction. We must have international solidarity to smash the imperialist system and usher a new world to ensure the future for our children and humanity.

Long Live the fighting spirit of the Filipino people!

From the US to the Philippines, down with international fascism!

Free the land of New Afrika and the Philippines!