NAARPR 50ᵗʰ Anniversary Conference Resolutions

Nov 6, 2023

The three-day NAARPR 50ᵗʰ Anniversary Conference concluded on Sunday, November 5, 2023. Below are the resolutions which passed during the event.

NAARPR 2023 Conference Resolutions

Resolution to Fight the Current Wave of Political Repression

Whereas the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR) exists to defend the movements for freedom, justice, and equality from repression by the local, state, and Federal governments of the United States, and

Whereas in the aftermath of the George Floyd rebellion of 2020, the country is experiencing a backlash led by reactionary politicians around the country such as Ron Desantis and Greg Abott, as well as a reactionary Supreme Court majority that has overturned the right to an abortion, and

Whereas protesters and protest movements such as the Tampa 5 in Florida, Stop Cop City in Georgia, the Uhuru Movement, and Students for Justice in Palestine or SJP on campuses around the country are currently facing legal repression and protest bans in violation of their right to free speech

Whereas all movements for the rights of working and oppressed people will be more vulnerable to political repression if the current reactionary attacks are successful

Therefore be it resolved that the NAARPR will

  1. Unite with the demands to drop the charges against the Tampa 5 and the African
    People's Socialist Party
  2. Unite with the demands to drop the RICO charges against Stop Cop City activists
  3. Oppose attempts to suppress the SJP or other Palestine solidarity activists
  4. Mobilize our members to attend court dates and rallies to defend activists from
    political repression

Building Class Struggle Unionism Through the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression

Submitted by David Gilbert-Pederson on behalf of MN Workers United and AFSCME 3800.

WHEREAS, the George Floyd rebellion was Black and working class led.

WHEREAS, the fight for Black liberation and the fight for working class liberation are inextricably tied together

WHEREAS, the labor movement has historically led to gains in the economic and political position of Black people and other oppressed people

WHEREAS, Organized Labor fights to protect our members at work; and we recognize many of our members go home to their communities where their lives are in danger, especially by those supposedly paid to protect them.

WHEREAS, just as Organized Labor fights for the working class to have a democratic voice in the workplace, community control of the police fights for communities to have a democratic voice in defining our safety.

WHEREAS, the labor movement is experiencing a resurgence in militancy as seen in the strikes and labor actions of CTU, SEIU Local 73, UAW, the Teamsters and others, and the formation of new unions such as Starbucks Workers United and the Amazon Labor Union

WHEREAS, Organized Labor, especially Black led unions (SEIU HCII, SEIU Local 73, CTU, ATU, and others) played a key role in securing a victory for ECPS in Chicago, bringing to the movement political experience, lobbying support, and the involvement of tens of thousands of members.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression stands with unions building fights on the shop floor and class struggle union proposals.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, in the radical labor tradition of Asa Philip Randolph, Hosea Hudson, Karen Lewis, and countless others of building a class struggle oriented labor movement that works not only for the betterment of work conditions, but for the betterment of the working class as a whole, NAARPR invites labor unions into the fight for community control of the police, to build a mass organization against racist and political repression.

Resolution to Stop Cop City

Submitted by Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

WHEREAS: The City of Atlanta and the racist Atlanta Police Foundation want to spend over $90 million taxpayer dollars to bulldoze an urban forest in a Black neighborhood and build a fake city for police to practice urban warfare against Black and brown communities and protestors, otherwise known as Cop City, and

WHEREAS: Other municipalities throughout the U.S. are looking at Cop City as a model for racist repression and state violence in reaction to the largest Black-led rebellion in this country, and

WHEREAS: Municipal police forces and state and federal armed forces from across the U.S. and international armed forces, such as the genocidal Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), would come to train at this site, and

WHEREAS: The U.S. and Israel rely on extreme state violence to maintain their domination of oppressed communities in concentrated urban areas, and

WHEREAS: The NAARPR has always stood for Black and brown communities against all national and political repression, and

WHEREAS: The NAARPR recognizes the bravery and commitment of the organizers in Atlanta who have been fighting against Cop City, and


  1. Condemns 43 domestic terrorism charges, 61 RICO charges, and various lesser
    charges that have been brought against these organizers;
  2. Opposes all attempts to escalate urban warfare against Black and brown communities;
  3. Supports the struggle to stop Cop City in Atlanta;
  4. Recognizes that Cop City is a blueprint for heightening the level of racist and political repression in the U.S. and internationally.

Resolution on Solidarity with the United Palestinian Resistance & the Struggle for National Liberation

Also published here:

WHEREAS, the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression is an organization that fights racism and national oppression both in the United States and abroad, such as the fight against apartheid South Africa;

WHEREAS, Israel and its Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have colonized and illegally occupied Palestinian and Arab land since zionist militias (with support from British imperialism) invaded historical Palestine and displaced 750,000 Palestinians, killing thousands, in 1947-1948 in a disaster known as Al Nakba;

WHEREAS, since 1948 Israel in war after war has seized more Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem, as well as other Arab country’s land such as the Golan Heights in Syria,

WHEREAS, the Israeli government has settled tens of thousands of Jews in Palestinian lands in the West Bank,

WHEREAS, Israel had already forced a siege onto Gaza for the past 16 years, making it the world’s largest open-air prison, restricting 2.2 million people from access to the outside world;

WHEREAS, there are currently almost 10,000 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails and prisons including more than a thousand on “administrative detention” without charges or trial, including hundreds of children;

WHEREAS, the U.S. supports Israel with almost 4 billion of our tax dollars every year, and just passed another bill to send an additional 14 billion dollars to Israel; money that could be used to fund education, health care, and affordable housing in communities of color and other working-class communities here in the United States;

WHEREAS, the Unified Palestinian Resistance initiated a morally and legally justified self-defense campaign on October 7th, 2023, and ever since, the IOF has been on a racist, vengeful rampage, killing more than 25,000 Palestinians, in Gaza, including almost 10,000 children; injuring tens of thousands more; forcing the internal displacement of almost two million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip;

WHEREAS, armed Jewish settlers and the IOF are attacking Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem as well, killing hundreds;

WHEREAS, Israel and the IOF is preparing to invade Lebanon;

WHEREAS, the U.S. government as a whole, Democrats and Republicans; leading zionist organizations; and all levels of law enforcement have been politically attacking Palestinian students, activists, organizers, and workers who are fighting in the U.S. to support the Palestine Liberation Movement;

WHEREAS, the Israeli government has, in a desperate attempt to repress any resistance to its occupation and colonization, recently designated six progressive and leftist Palestinian human rights groups as “terrorist organizations”;

WHEREAS, police departments in the U.S. exchange resources, tactics, and trainings with the IOF and Israeli police on a regular basis;

WHEREAS, the Black Liberation movement in the U.S. and the anti-colonial struggles have had a long history of global unity and solidarity with the Palestine Liberation Movement.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression

  1. Supports the Unified Palestinian Resistance and its self-defense campaign against over 100 years of Zionist settlement and occupation, 75 years of Israeli military occupation, and decades of Jewish settler violence;
  2. Demands that Israel immediately stop its campaign of bombing raids, ground invasion, war crimes, and genocide against the Palestinians in Gaza;
  3. Demands that Israel also end its rampage against Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem, respectively;
  4. Demands that Israel also end its apartheid policies and political repression against Palestinians in the 1948 Palestinian territories, including listing Palestinian human rights organizations as “terrorists”;
  5. Demands the end of Israeli Zionist occupation and colonization of all Arab and Palestinian lands;
  6. Demands a complete end to all U.S. financial, military, diplomatic, political, cultural, and social aid to Israel’s racist, apartheid regime;
  7. Demands that the U.S. immediately brings its aircraft carriers, warships, aircraft, and special operations forces back from the Mediterranean Sea and other bases in the Middle East;
  8. Expresses unity and solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom and self-determination;
  9. Upholds the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees and their descendants to the homes and lands that were stolen from them in 1947-48 and 1967;
  10. Upholds the determination, which was included in a United Nations general assembly resolution for almost 20 years, that “Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination”;
  11. Supports the worldwide Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which is modeled after components of the anti-Apartheid struggle in South Africa;
  12. Demands freedom for all Palestinian and Arab political prisoners in Israeli jails, especially those on hunger strikes and administrative detention; for example Walid Daqqa, imprisoned since 1986 and now diagnosed with a rare form of cancer;
  13. Pledges to (politically and physically, if necessary) defend the democratic rights of all Palestinians and supporters who are coming under government, zionist, and law enforcement attack in the U.S. and everywhere else;
  14. Supports the Palestine national liberation organizing and campaigns of NAARPR’s affiliate organization, the U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN);

Resolution to Defend the Tampa 5

Submitted by National Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)

Whereas: Republican Governor of Florida, Ron Desantis, asked state universities to release information on students who sought gender affirming treatment. President of University of South Florida, Rhea Law, complied, releasing the information and additionally, paused the search for a vice-president of the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) board on campus in the face of House Bill 999, which seeked to limit all DEI programs on public universities in Florida. Black enrollment at USF has also been decreasing for multiple years now, with supposed attempts by the administration to increase it failing.

Whereas: On March 6th of 2023, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society was protesting to defend DEI alongside multicultural groups at USF, and to demand that President Rhea Law take a stand against these attacks and meet with her student body.

Whereas: Tampa Bay SDS was met with violence and brutalization from the USF Police Department, and even sexual assault from USFPD Chief Chris Daniel. Four protesters were arrested on March 6th, and had bogus charges placed on them.

Whereas: A month later, USF administration charged a fifth student activist with similar charges. Later on, one of the now-called Tampa 5, Chrisley Carpio, was fired from their job at USF, violating their union rights as an American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees member.

Whereas: Ron Desantis-appointed State Attorney Susan Lopez and State Prosecutor Justin Diaz are trying to place felony charges on the Tampa 5 and to imprison them for up to 10 years just for protesting, in clear violation of their rights. The Tampa 5 are student activists, a community member, and a campus worker who are facing trial for defending their community against reactionary attacks on their education.

Therefore, be it resolved that the NAARPR

  1. Unites with the following demands put forward by Students for a Democratic Society:
    a. Demands all charges against the Tampa 5 to be dropped.
    b. Demands USF Chief of Police, Chris Daniel, be fired, alongside the rest of the police officers who were present on March 6th.
    c. USF President Rhea Law apologize to SDS and the Tampa 5, for siding with the police and Ron Desantis.
    d. USF administration take action to defend DEI programs at USF, and further attacks from Florida legislators.
    e. USF reinstate Chrisley Carpio’s job and end the attack on her union rights.
  2. Will support the SDS national day of action on the 12th of December, when the Tampa 5 trial starts, and will call for people in Florida to mobilize to Tampa to support the Tampa 5 in their legal battle.
  3. Will mobilize solidarity actions in other cities in support of the Tampa 5 until the charges are dropped and all other demands are met.

A Resolution Urging that Cuba Be Removed from U.S. List of State Sponsors of Terrorism and the 60+ Year Economic Blockade Against Cuba Be Lifted

WHEREAS: Joe Biden has the authority to remove Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list by executive order, and to recommit to the normalization of relations with Cuba begun by the Obama-Biden administration; which significantly boosted the Cuban economy and

WHEREAS: For the past 63 years, the United States has imposed an economic, commercial and financial embargo on Cuba which prevents most engagement and trade with the United States, and punishes other
countries that engage with Cuba; as well as punishing U.S. citizens who could benefit from Cuba’s lung cancer vaccine, diabetic ulcer treatment, which prevents amputations, and access to its educational

WHEREAS: The U.S. economic blockade against Cuba has imposed “the most cruel and long-lasting unilateral coercive measures that have ever been applied against any country” and that it constitutes “a
crime of slow genocide” and an “act of economic warfare during times of peace.”

WHEREAS: The U.S. imperial regime has targeted May Day brigadistas who were subject to detainment and threats, hostile interrogation, and the seizure of personal property by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol after medical, educational, cultural exchange, and overall solidarity with the Cuban people.

WHEREAS: The consequences of the economic blockade continues to inflict daily hardships and deprivations on the Cuban people, and are especially compounded for Afro-Cuban communities, creating shortages of basic necessities like food, vital medicine, and surgical supplies, and severely restricting international financial and trade opportunities. It even impedes humanitarian aid responses to catastrophic events like Hurricane Ian which devastated both Florida and Cuba, and the Matanzas oil storage facility explosion, thus harming the Cuban people who President Biden’s administration claims to
support; and

WHEREAS: The United Nations in 2017 estimated that this embargo had cost the Cuban economy $130 billion, averaging more than $2 billion each year; and

WHEREAS: The Trump administration imposed 243 new sanctions on Cuba, including restrictions on Cuban Americans who send remittances to families and businesses in Cuba.

WHEREAS: The United Nations General Assembly voted to condemn the U.S. embargo against Cuba, for the 31st time, on Nov. 2, 2023, with 187 of 193 nations and countries decisively voting in favor, and only the United States and Israel opposed with Ukraine abstaining

WHEREAS: Former President Trump arbitrarily reinstated Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism less than a week after the January 6th attempted coup, reversed the Obama-Biden administration’s 2015 decision to remove this status after an exhaustive review by the U.S. State Department. Cuba does not satisfy any criteria for inclusion on this list; and

WHEREAS: Cuba’s arbitrary designation has subjected them to further sanctions and international financial restrictions that limit the nation’s ability to carry out critical financial transactions, including those needed to advance efforts to combat the COVID pandemic and improve its economy; and

WHEREAS: In 2021, 117 members of the U.S. Congress called for the removal of Cuba from this list noting in a letter; “a policy of engagement with Cuba serves U.S. interests and those of the Cuban


Be it RESOLVED that the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression strongly urges the federal government and President Joe Biden to remove Cuba from the United States list of state sponsors
of terrorism; and

Be It Further RESOLVED that the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression urges members to amplify this campaign and urges Congress to pass legislation that will eliminate aspects of the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba that have been codified into law; and remove all sanctions against Cuba by the United States. Allow the peoples of the United States and Cuba to travel and trade freely between the countries.

Be it Further RESOLVED that the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression supports actions called by the Cuban solidarity network in support of a truly free Cuba, and that it urges all member
organizations, associate labor unions, partner organizations and affiliates to continue in their efforts to mobilize and organize against the tactics of capitalism and imperialism, but especially as it relates to
genocidal measures imposed by the United States on working class people in the United States and worldwide.

Resolution on Immigrant Rights.

Submitted by Legalization for All (L4A) Network

WHEREAS, 12 million people in the U.S. are undocumented, living in the shadows and in fear of deportation, raising families, contributing to society, and the economy,

WHEREAS, over 6 million U.S. citizen children and 580,000 DACA recipients have undocumented family members,

WHEREAS, tens of millions of people in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean are facing climate disasters, political repression by US backed governments, and economic problems due to US sanctions, fueling immigration to the United States

WHEREAS, thousands are trekking river waters filled with razor-equipped buoys and concertina wire seeking refuge,

WHEREAS, thousands of children have been separated by their parents and loved ones at the US/Mexico border and been subjected to inhumane and unjust detention conditions,

WHEREAS, The Biden Administration is spending millions on a Border Wall and has expanded deportations at the border,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression will demand an immediate moratorium on all deportations,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression will commit to support aid for refugees in the United States,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression will support legalization process for DACA eligible and TPS recipients that does not increase repression at the border or in the workplace,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression will demand that families separated at the border be reunited immediately,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression will commit to a broad education program to recognize the ongoing US policies of exploitation, colonialism, and repression in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Resolution on Reproductive Rights

Submitted by Reproductive Justice Action - Milwaukee

WHEREAS: Reproductive rights encompass access to abortion services, birth control, menstrual products, contraceptives, sex education, adequate and affordable health care and childcare, paid parental leave, and other services associated with the raising of children in a healthy environment, and

WHEREAS: Reproductive rights are under attack in the United States, and

WHEREAS: The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization removed a protected federal right to abortion, effectively outlawing or severely restricting access to abortion services in over twenty states, and

WHEREAS: The criminalization of performing and receiving an abortion exemplifies a heightened level of political repression in the United States, and

WHEREAS: The fight for reproductive rights is intertwined with the fight for women’s liberation, LGBTQ liberation, Black, Chicano, and indigenous liberation, and the struggles of the working class, and

WHEREAS: The maternal mortality rate for Black mothers is 2.6 times the rate of white mothers, and

WHEREAS: the United States ranks 65th in the world for our maternal mortality rate, which is more than three times as high as in the European Union and five times as high as Japan, and

WHEREAS: the US maternal mortality rate has almost tripled since 1987 and can only worsen with the Dobbs decision allowing for states to restrict abortion, and

WHEREAS: Undesired pregnancies often place economic burdens on parents, including medical debt, loss of employment opportunities, childcare costs, and other costs associated with childbirth and parenting, and

WHEREAS: Grassroots organizations have been and remain the driving force behind securing reproductive rights

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (NAARPR)

  1. Supports the demands for on-demand access to abortion services, free access to birth control and menstrual products, public access to all contraceptives and sex education, and universal access to adequate health care and child care;
  2. Opposes any attempt to criminalize the acts of performing or receiving an abortion;
  3. Upholds the right to bodily autonomy;

FREE ALEX SAAB! Venezuela‘s Hero, Prisoner of the U.S. Empire

Whereas: The U.S. government imposed punishing sanctions on Venezuela beginning under the Obama Administration and continuing under Trump and now Biden. The U.S. is attempting to choke the Venezuelan economy with sanctions by cutting off international finance and preventing trade in oil and other commodities, and

Whereas: Alex Saab is a diplomat for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela who successfully defeated U.S. sanctions imposed on Venezuela. Saab is a skilled negotiator who benefitted Venezuela’s people and economy--bringing food, medicines, and much needed machine parts to retool their oil industry, and

Whereas: With Alex Saab’s good works, the Bolivarian Revolution victories include 4.1 million new apartments and homes with all the utilities being built to replace shanty towns, and a food program that feeds the entire people, ending hunger, and will begin exporting food this year, and health care and education available for all, and

Whereas: In response, the U.S. targeted Alex Saab using the Drug Enforcement Agency and other intelligence agencies, trying to make him turn against the Bolivarian Revolution. Failing this, the U.S. attempted to criminalize Alex Saab and the Venezuelan government, and

Whereas: The U.S. government illegally detained and then kidnapped Alex Saab, first in Cape Verde and a second time unlawfully extraditing Saab on October 16, 2021. Saab has spent 1242 days imprisoned, 751of those days in the Federal Detention Center in Miami, Florida, and

Whereas: The U.S. government dropped seven money laundering charges, leaving only a conspiracy charge in Federal Court in Miami, Florida. Saab found no justice, only delays in the Miami Federal Court at his last appearance in December 2022, and

Whereas: The U.S. is punishing Alex Saab by delaying a trial, while the rest of the world recognizes Saab’s diplomatic status and many countries oppose this highly unusual punishment of a diplomat conducting trade deals between governments, and

Whereas: The Biden administration and U.S. State Department continue to economically sanction, military threaten, and conduct a low-level dirty war – including failed assassinations and coup attempts against President Maduro of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The U.S. sanctions are driving immigration to the United States, harming the Venezuela’s economy and society,

Therefore, Be It Resolved: The National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression,

  1. We call upon the Biden Administration to “Free Alex Saab” immediately.
  2. We stand in solidarity with Alex Saab and the Bolivarian Revolution, inspiring victorious people’s movements for democracy and independence across Latin America and here in
    the U.S.
  3. We demand an end to the U.S. sanctions and acts of aggression, saying “Hands off Venezuela!” We call for the normalization of U.S. relations with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
  4. We denounce this sham trial as an outrageous act of aggression against Venezuela and Saab himself. We dedicate the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression to campaign to “Free Alex Saab!” and mobilize for his next court appearance in Miami or

Resolution to unite the fight for disability justice & safe community practices in the age of covid

Whereas; The National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (NAARPR) stands to organize against injustices done to oppressed people by the local, state, and federal government level in the US.

where as; Up to 50% of deaths by police are of disabled people, with mentally ill people being 16 times more likely to be killed by law enforcement. The justification of cases like LaQuan Mcdonald, a Black teen police claim was acting ‘erratically’, welding a knife moments before his murder during a mental health crisis. The state’s use of sanism and abelism is also a weapon being used to spill black blood onto our streets & homes.

where as; The use of chemical urban warfare is used to purposely disabled,maim and kill our movements - The use of tools of the state such as tear gas (which can lead to mental, and physical complications including lung damage and cancer ), lead in school pipes, environmental pollution, has long established long term disabling health complications, even years down the road, and our political prisoners being forced to have no health protections against covid with the exposure of prison guards constantly reinfecting inmates, to have no health care justice while slowly getting poisoned by the state day in and day out. These are issues that stand to only get more intense as the
state further adapts.

where as; the cause for disability justice will need a serious united front in order that we not only continue to adapt to ensure all working class oppressed people are included in our struggles to win, but we will have to work to keep our organizers; newcomers and veterans alike,stay safe and protected in these struggles for the long haul.

Therefore let it be resolved that NAARPR

  1. push towards a collective effort to organize around interconnecting police brutality & misconduct to disability justice causes
  2. to ensure our spaces engage in strongly practiced covid protocols, that include the use of air purifiers when necessary in small crowded spaces and mask encouragement
  3. organize to push back on state repression in the form of chemical urban warfare against predominantly Black & Brown communities
  4. Outreach to our disabled community in what material conditions are in need of being met by the movement that would ensure a more solid united front within these interconnected struggles

Resolution to Stand in Solidarity with All African People Against Imperialism, Genocide, and Occupation

WHEREAS, ever since colonizers made contact with the land the Democratic republic of Congo has been made to suffer going back to the days of Leopold, where the Congolese were made to work under conditions so brutal that their captors took to removing their hands for not meeting rubber quotas.

WHEREAS history has a tendency to be cyclical and like the days of Leopold the people of the Congo have been made to work or more specifically, mine again for western consumption. This not only affects the adults in the region, but the children as many are also made to quit school to mine precious minerals and metals that the west uses for technological advancement.

WHEREAS, the west has employed black people to carry out their imperialism for them, something many would to call black face imperialism or neocolonialism, giving Rwandan and Ugandan rebel groups military and financial aid in exchange for the invasions of the Congo leading to over half a million displaced and thousands killed.The west is also doing the same thing a little closer to home by requesting Kenyan military and police forces in Haiti to silence the people.

WHEREAS, there has been a continuance of oppression of the people of Haiti by denying them their right self determination, and through military occupation and intervention when the people specifically asked for that not to happen or continue.

WHEREAS we as an organization must remember that the Congo, Haiti, Sudan and the struggle we are engaging in right here are not disparate causes but all a part of the war being waged against imperialism, occupation, white supremacy, repression and genocide on all fronts.

Therefore be it resolved: That NAARPR branches and affiliates Denounce Africom, and the core group in Haiti demand the cancellation of Haitian public debt and repatriation to Haiti from the US for the gold stolen from their land denouncing neo colonialism and standing in solidarity with all Africans and members of the diaspora in their fights for independence against tyranny, imperialism and occupation.

Resolution to Defend LGBTQ Rights Against Repression

Whereas, Nearly six hundred anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ+ laws have been introduced across the country in 2023 alone, with eighty five having passed so far. This year is the fourth record breaking year in a row in the number of anti-LGBTQ+ laws introduced.

Whereas, The assault on womens’ and LGBTQ+ rights is a nationally coordinated attack funded by the most right-wing elements of the billionaire class who have taken more control within the Republican Party.

Whereas, The Democratic Party has failed to mount a national opposition to these grave attacks on the freedom of women and LGBTQ+ communities at any level.

Whereas, The Democratic Party has failed to provide any political support at state-level to defend the rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ people in the states where they have been systematically and
increasingly stripped of their freedom.

Whereas, The movements and desires of the people to defend and expand women’s and LGBTQ+ rights have grown in size and militancy, with confrontational and direct action tactics taking center stage across the country.

Whereas, The right wing in power has resorted to the most undemocratic and repressive means to stifle the energy of the peoples’ movements to defend women’s and LGBTQ+ rights.

Whereas, The reproductive justice and LGBTQ+ rights movements have historically followed the lead and taken direct inspiration from the movements of oppressed peoples in America for civil and democratic rights.

Whereas, The United States today is increasingly polarized and developing into a society with two separate legal frameworks existing within one country, with the far-right wing on the offensive.

The state of reproductive rights and LGBTQ+ rights is emblematic of this societal decay.

Whereas, The attacks on LGBTQ+ rights have also taken the form of attacks on education, with students as young as elementary school and teachers being targeted with increased censorship and political repression. Gender studies programs, in addition to DEI, African American, and ethnic studies in universities are also under assault in states such as Florida.

Whereas, Individuals face increased instances of political prosecution both for acts of resistance and for their day to day practices of existence as LGBTQ+ people.

Whereas, These political attacks have corresponded and fueled an increase in the number of hate crimes on LGBTQ+ people and women across the county.

Therefore let it be resolved,

  • That the National Alliance against Racist and Political Repression stands in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ siblings in their righteous struggle for the right to exist in public and to pursue their healthcare independent of the state.
  • That Alliance members and affiliates will fight in our unions, universities, and communities alongside our LGBTQ+ siblings for their rights.
  • That Alliance members and affiliates will defend the right of LGBTQ+ people to resist these attacks. We will fight against any effort to censor or jail the movement of LGBTQ+ rights.
  • That Alliance members and affiliates will promote the rights and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people as they face political repression in their states and increasingly at a national level.

Newsletter Resolution

Whereas the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression has seen 50 years of national coalition building.

Whereas As the alliance continues to grow, yearly conferences serve as a way to give advice and share our work around the country. A newsletter serves as a conduit for uniting on a national scale and strengthening the movement across the country.

Whereas It will serve to spread awareness of local and national calls to action on a larger scale to further elevate the movement and strengthen our ties to analogous struggles.

Whereas The newsletter will help expand the mass movement as respective organizations will be able to share it with their members which will provide support for organizations that do not have the current infrastructure for newsletters.

Therefore be it resolved that The National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression will establish a national committee that will be responsible for maintaining the newsletter.

Therefore be it resolved that Each organization in the alliance will delegate 1-2 members to share reports to be compiled by the committee into the newsletter. The newsletter will be sent out on a quarterly basis to serve as a touch point between yearly conferences.