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The people of Ferguson have heroically stood up in the face of brutal repression, resisting the police in the streets in the aftermath of yet another young black man having been gunned down by law enforcement. Amongst many other Global South governments, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ('North Korea') took a definite stand with the protesters, condemning the human rights situation of the U.S. and the racism of its system. The ties between North Korea and the Black Power movement in the US are nothing new, and go back to a powerful relationship that was built with the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. Join us to explore the internationalist ties between the DPRK, the liberation struggles in Africa and the Black liberation movement in the US, and how these connect to the wider global struggle against colonialism and imperialism.
The event will be held at London’s best-known radical bookshop, Housmans (http://www.housmans.com/) on Caledonian Road.
Confirmed speakers so far (more to be announced):
YONGHO THAE (Q&A)
First secretary of the DPRK embassy in London, talking about North Korea's history of resistance to foreign domination, and answering your questions about the DPRK.
President/General of the Universal African Peoples Organization, and grassroots organiser in St Louis, talking about the situation on the ground in Ferguson
Representative of the All-African People's Revolutionary Party (AAPRP), talking about the history of North Korean solidarity with the African liberation movements and with the Black Power movement in the US.
Rapper and activist, talking about his recent trip to DPRK and joining the dots between Pyongyang, Ferguson, Donetsk, Palestine, Syria, Cuba and elsewhere.
The event will be chaired by writer and music producer Carlos Martinez (Agent of Change).
The event is organised by the Tricontinental Anti-imperialist Platform, a recently-formed organisation that seeks to promoted maximum unity in the global struggle against imperialism.