Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Critical Situation In Guinea-Bissau

Below are two statements regarding the critical situation developing in Guinea-Bissau. The first comes from the The African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) and the second comes from Ahjamu Umi and the All African People's Revolutionary Party in Portland. We are also including a long video for educational purposes. The Guinea-Bissau Mission ion the United States can be reached at (212) 896-8311 and at guinea-bissau@un.int.

PAIGC Statement

The The African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) publicly denounces the paramilitary forces that have surrounded the Government Palace with tear gas, machine guns and other arms, contrary to promises made to not use force to remove comrades in protest. They are preparing to assault the installations with armed bastions.
The PAIGC responsibilizes the President of the Republic, Jomav) the unique constitutional legal authority in the present context) for any physical damage infringed on leaders, militants and supporters of PAIGC and democracy.

The PAIGC calls attention to Guineans and the International Community on the facts of force, violence and intimidation being carried out by paramilitary forces sent by illegal unconstitutional illegitimate authorities.

The PAIGC exhorts all its militants and supporters and civil society and the international community to be vigilant to all the incendiary initiatives to destroy political order, compromise peace and the spirit of dialogue to safeguard democratic rights.
Bissau, 7 June 2016
PAIGC National Secretariat.


Greetings All,

As you know, the All African People's Revolutionary Party is currently engaged in work on a worldwide basis to bring about Kwame Nkrumah's dream for one unified socialist Africa. As a critical part of our strategy from Nkrumah's "Handbook" we are organizing ideological unity between African liberation movements on the ground throughout the African world. One of the political formations we have had major success with this work is with the African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau (PAIGC) in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. The PAIGC is the governing party in Guinea-Bissau today, but as you know, neo-colonialism will never permit Africa to be free without a fight. Currently, our progressive comrades within PAIGC/A-APRP are under seige in Guinea-Bissau while a reactionary element loyal to imperialism is attempting to stage an illegal coup in Guinea-Bissau. Our comrades are currently in the governing building protesting the proposed coup. The paramilitary is attempting to engage in psychological, and possibly physical, warfare against our revolutionary cadre in order to remove them. The masses of people in Guinea-Bissau are responding, but we need your help. Please respond by flooding the office of Guinea-Bissau Secretary of State for Public Order with phone calls demanding that the military be withdrawn and that our people not be obstructed, harassed, or terrorized in any way. PLEASE DO THIS IMMEDIATELY!


We encourage A-APRP comrades, supporters and BSOs to contact the illegitimate “Secretary of State for Public (dis) Order, Marcelino Simões Lopes Cabral aka “Djoy” +245 96 668 2722.

I realize it is difficult for people in the U.S. to understand these events in Africa, but rest assured, your efforts are appreciated and will greatly assist the work we are doing worldwide. Please let know if any questions.

Amilcar Cabral, Guinea and the PAIGC

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