On the Occasion of the Afrikan Day of Remembrance Slavery 2018


Force the Old and New Colonial Powers to Pay Compensation!


Statement of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 23 August 2018, www.thecommunists.net




On behalf of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) we send our best wishes to all activists fighting against the imperialist rape of Africa!


The Afrikan Day of Remembrance Slavery on 23 August rightly draws attention to centuries of plundering by the colonial power of Europe. Millions and millions of Africans have been enslaved or simply killed. This historical crime caused devastating humanitarian, economic and social deformations which affect the continent until today.


Hence, we repeat what we have stated in the RCIT’s Manifesto for the Revolutionary Liberation of Black Africa:


For these reasons, the RCIT supports the call for the old and new colonial powers to pay compensation for centuries of slavery, exploitation and oppression! We denounce the hypocrisy of the western Great Powers which deny African nations and Afro-Americans reparations and ask us to forget the past atrocities perpetuated against these peoples. What a contrast this is compared to the reparations which have been paid because of the horrible Nazi crimes against the Jewish people! Are African lives worth less?!


Today, slavery has formally been abolished. But the capitalist super-exploitation continues. Today, the European Great Powers continue to plunder the African people. Other imperialist powers have joined them in their evil work: the United States and, since a few years, China.


It is crucial for the African workers and poor peasants to unite in the struggle against capitalism and neo-colonialism! Our continent which has suffered so much under the capitalist yoke must be liberated and united by driving out all imperialist powers (U.S., Western Europe, China, Russia, etc.) as well as the local capitalist elite. This, in turn, can only be achieved if the working class and the oppressed unite in the struggle for a socialist revolution.


Building a leadership for this struggle, i.e. a revolutionary party nationally and internationally, is the primary task of the RCIT. Naturally, the African revolutionaries play a key role in this historic task.


Forward to the socialist revolution on the Africa continent and in the whole world!




International Secretariat of the RCIT




We refer readers to the following programmatic document of the RCIT:


Manifesto for the Revolutionary Liberation of Black Africa


Economic Freedom and Political Power for the Workers and Oppressed through Socialist Revolution!


Document of the 2nd Congress of the Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) in Lusaka (Zambia), November 2017, https://www.thecommunists.net/theory/manifesto-for-the-revolutionary-liberation-of-black-africa/




The Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT) is an internationalist organization with sections and activists in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Israel/Occupied Palestine, Yemen, Brazil, Mexico, Zambia, Kenya, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Britain, Germany and Austria. We are striving to build a Revolutionary World Party (which will be the Fifth Workers' International in the history of the revolutionary workers movement). The RCIT has fraternal relations with the Pacesetters Movement (Nigeria), Pan-Afrikan Consciousness Renaissance (Nigeria), Courant des Jeunes Penseurs Congolais (Democratic Republic of Congo), the Marxist Group ‘Class Politics’ (Russia) and Sınıf Savaşı (Turkey).