Omali Yeshitela Speaks
Omali Yeshitela Speaks
This new book by Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party and leader of the Uhuru Movement, is long-overdue. A collection of speeches, articles and interviews in many settings, this book covers countless topics affecting African people and of interest to anyone looking for answers about the crisis of today's world. In a down-to-earth, easily understood style Yeshitela lays out the most profound concepts of his ground breaking, revolutionary theory of African Internationalism which exposes why African people are impoverished and catching hell everywhere on the planet while the white world is powerful and prosperous. Yeshitela's analysis from the point of view of the enslaved explains the nature of parasitic capitalism which is built on and maintained by slavery, genocide and colonial domination. With his vision for a positive future, the Chairman lays out his bold plan to liberate Africa and African people everywhere.
With a foreword by Luwezi Kinshasa
Reviews of Omali Yeshitela Speaks
“Omali Yeshitela Speaks is a collection of presentations, articles, and interviews that highlights the contributions of one of the most important revolutionary thinkers and leaders operating within U.S. borders today.
“…Marx wrote from the perspective of Europeans seeking to explain the impact of Africa's stolen wealth on European history. Yeshitela focuses on a much more comprehensive understanding of the relationship of the history of Africa and African people throughout the world to the history and development of capitalism. He focuses on the challenge to the capitalist world order and imperialist order, which can best be constructed from the ‘viewpoint of the slave.’ This standpoint will not be a new concept for many of us, but there is all too little discussion of this issue among intellectuals.
“ is about a struggle to transform the Earth by engaging in a common revolutionary front with all of the enemies of imperialism, but with an eye toward uniting most closely with those social forces in the working class and the peasantry who will be the most unflinching and constant foes of imperialism.” Omali Yeshitela Speaks
“Omali Yeshitela Speaks is an up-to-date chronicle of U.S. history from the U.S. robbery of Mexican land, forcing the Indigenous on reservations, to the current war on Iraq. It is a must-read for movement activists, internationalists, socialists, but also for non-activists, scholars and mainstream politicians.”
“From his ideas of African Socialism, to his anti-war and anti-imperialist speech against the (latest) war, to his remembrances of Malcolm X, Fred Hampton and African resistance fighters, Yeshitela gives us food for thought and, hopefully, fuel for action.
“It is hoped that young people, especially, take the time to read this book, so that it can feed their heads about the World, about Empire and about the necessity for Revolution.”
“Omali Yeshitela Speaks is a remarkable collection of revolutionary analysis and thought. After reading this book, one must conclude that without a doubt the Chairman (as he is known to many of us) is one of the major revolutionary theoreticians in the world today.
“Union del Barrio, a Mexican-Indigenous liberation organization founded in 1981, first came into contact with Omali Yeshitela and the African People's Socialist Party in 1985. As we studied the writings of the Chairman, it became more and more apparent that his political theories applied to our struggle as well.”