Political Report to the 7th Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party USA

OMALI 7TH POLITICAL REPORT

Welcome to this Sunday’s #OmaliTaughtMe special series reading the #PoliticalReport to the 7th Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party USA. The video playlist below covers Chapter 9  “The Theory of African Internationalism” and Chapter 10  “The Question of the Nation.” Full report for download follows. (Bookmarks inserted by this poster.)

 

War Is A Racket By Major General Smedley Butler_Audio and Text

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“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”