Global Pan African Congress 2005 Zimbabwe
The United Kingdom Organising Committee for the GLOBAL PAN AFRICAN CONGRESS 2005 Zimbabwe called for this GPAC to be held in 2006. However, Comrades in Zimbabwe thought hat the date was too late and supported the call for it to be brought forward. As a result of discussions and consultations, the date was brought forward to 13 - 17 August 2005.
The basic structure for organising this GPAC 2005 Zimbabwe is the National Organising Committee. We are calling on Pan Africanists in every country with a significant African population to seize the initiative, take control of the process and lead it forward. Set up National organising Committees for the GPAC and then organise and mobilise for Zimbabwe in 2005.
This way, the process to Zimbabwe 2005 will be open, democratic and non-exclusive, unlike 6PAC in Tanzania and 7PAC in Uganda.
Each National Organising Committee must elect one female and one male Representative (for gender balance) onto the International Organising Committee. The first Planning Meeting of the International Organising Committee is scheduled to take place in Zimbabwe in late September.
The GPAC will be hosted by the SAPES Trust (www.sapes.org.zw
). A Zimbabwe Organising Committee is in the process of being established. The United Kingdom Organising Committee is established.
This GPAC will be significantly different from all previous PACs in that the AFRICAN FAMILY IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA will be involved in all stages of he process up to 2005 and beyond. We expect National Organising Committees to be established in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Panama and other countries in that region and that they will be represented at the Planning Meeting in Harare.
I must tell you that an 8th pan African Congress has been called for by among others, the ANC of South Africa, SWAPO of Namibia, BDP of Botswana, MPLA of Angola, UDF of Malawi, MCP of Malawi, CCM of Tanzania, MMD of Zambia, UNIP of Zambia, The Kingdom of Lesotho and the Kingdom of Swaziland.
It seems to me that this 8PAC will be another Trojan Horse in the same way that the Monrovia Group was a "Trojan Horse" (Ndeh Ntumazah) fighting the Casablanca Group comprising Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana), King Mohamed V (Morocco), Gamal Abdul Nasser (Egypt), Modibo Keito (Mali) and Sekou Toure (Guinea). It is important that this period in our history be revisited.
It is of vital and crucial importance that Pan Africanists worldwide and the Global African Family demonstrate our solidarity with the Zimbabwean Revolution (The Third Chimurenga) and the land Restoration process in Zimbabwe. The Historian Femi Biko is fond of saying: "Everything above ground comes from below the ground." Africa's vast wealth is in the ground and Africa must control its wealth and use it for the benefit of Africans, "those at home and those abroad" (The Honourable Marcus Garvey).
The struggle for Zimbabwe is a struggle for the heart, soul, spirit, mind and body of Africa for Western imperialism to continue to rape and plunder Africa's vast wealth. That is why Zimbabwe is in the eye of the storm and the epicentre of the struggle between Western imperialism and Pan Africanism. This is one battle hat pan Africanists can not afford to lose.
FOR PAN AFRICANISM - ONE UNITED SOCIALIST AFRICA!
FOR THE RESTORATION OF AFRICAN CULTURE AND A RETURN TO THE AFRICAN WAY OF LIFE!