If you're in DC come to this demo and please spread the word!


If you touch one African in Guadeloupe and Martinique,
Africans will rise up in Washington DC!

What: Press Conference and Demonstration
When: Friday, March 6th, 2009, 12:00 p.m.
Where: French Embassy 4101 Reservoir Rd NW Washington, DC 20007
Contact: Asafo Yerodin, 240-338-6590 or email apsp.dc@gmail.com

On Friday, March 6th, 2009 the African Socialist International (ASI) will be leading a demonstration in solidarity with the struggles of African people in Guadeloupe and Martinique at the French Embassy in Washington. The demonstration will start at 12 noon.

In Guadeloupe and Martinique Africans have been protesting the colonial conditions imposed on them by the French government. These protests turned into rebellions in response to the French military occupation and deployment of troops to contain the people's struggle. The resistance involving more then 2.5 million people, which has been going on for over a month, has not stopped.

The ASI believes that the struggles of African people in Guadeloupe and Martinique must be part of one international struggle to unify and liberate Africa and African people worldwide and that when there is resistance in one part of the world, Africans must respond everywhere else. The ASI will state its demands at the press conference.

The protest will also be part of the process the ASI is leading to build African Liberation Day on May 22nd-24th in Washington DC, which will serve as the conference to build the North American Regional Conference of the ASI.