African People's Socialist Party

Belize Black Unity Network solidarity statement following FBI raids of Uhuru Movement

Greetings of Solidarity

The Belize Black Unity Network stands in solidarity with Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) and the Uhuru Movement following the unlawful FBI raids of their homes and offices on July 29, 2022. We wholeheartedly support their demand for the immediate return of their archives, electronic devices and compensation for damages done.

A crime has been committed since there are injured parties, there is damage done to their private property which includes their homes, offices and its perimeter. We recognize by the actions of the FBI the full implications of the contempt for the inalienable rights and Freedoms of our Black African descendant brother Omali Yeshitela. Is the real reason for this OPTICS, to rattle African Liberation spirit…since the raids did not result in arrests nor criminal charges, was this a trial run for what purpose? We join the global Pan African Family and serve notice that we are keenly aware that the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation CounterIntelligence Program has aimed at Chairman Omali Yeshitela and the Uhuru Movement who are major contributors to the national and international Black Reparations Movement.

The APSP continues to demonstrate through work on the ground that REPARATIVE JUSTICE IS A MUST. We thank them for organizing the first World Tribunal, a court of justice on Reparations in 1982, held in Brooklyn, New York. At this venue APSP placed the world on notice by “placing the United States on trial for its crimes against our African people. The U.S. government” the corporate entity that was found guilty of criminal actions MUST NOW PAY DAMAGES!!! for its ongoing brutality of Black People (LIVING MEN AND WOMEN)

The FBI’s malfeasance and the optics of this attack on Chairman Yeshitela is sending a miticidal message to the members of the global Pan African fight for justice and reparations.

I am a member and coordinator of the Belize Black Unity Network (BUN), and a Marcus Garvey disciple that is encouraged by this “Living Revolutionary Legend”, Chairman Omali Yeshitela who in the footsteps of Marcus Garvey continues the fight to improve the lives of African people on the continent nationally and those abroad in the diaspora, descendants of enslaved Africans dispersed globally.

Today as we stand ON THE THRESHOLD OF THE TWENTY SECOND CENTURY I ask these questions.

Are we living men and women reclaiming our identity and culture???

Is/has the Original Common Law been abolished and replaced with Private Corporate Courts ???

Are THE SUBSTANTIVE LAWS OF BELIZE the USA or any other NATION STATE STATUTORY LAWS which Applies to “person”???

To date the word “person” is full of controversy.

As per the Black Law’s Dictionary 3rd Edition, the definition of “person” is as follows:

The term is, however, more extensive than man. It may include artificial beings, as corporations; quasi-corporations; territorial corporations; under statutes, forbidding the taking of property without due process of law and giving to all persons the equal protection of the laws; a corporation is also a person under penal statute; Corporations are “persons” as the word is used in the first clause of the XIVth Amendment; but as a rule corporations will be considered persons within the statutes unless the intention of the legislator is manifestly to exclude them ; Stribbling v. , Bank, 5 Rand. (Va.) 132. A county is a person in a legal sense; Lancaster Co. v. Trimble, 34 Neb. 752, 52 N. W. 711 ; but a sovereign is not ;

Every full citizen is a person; other human beings, namely, subjects who are not citizens, may be persons. But not every human being is necessarily a person, for a person is capable of rights and duties, and there may well be human beings having no legal rights, as was the case with slaves in English law. A person is such, not because he is human, but because rights and duties are ascribed to him. The person is the legal subject or substance of which the rights and duties are attributes. An individual human being considered as having such attributes is what lawyers call a natural person: Pollock, First Book of Jurispr. 110. See Gray, Nature and ‘Sources of Law, ch. II. P ERSON A. Lat. In the Civil Law.


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