Liberation Support Movement Constitution

by Liberation Support Movement
Oakland, California, United States
May 1970
6 pages
Type: Policy Document
Coverage in Africa: Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Canada
Language: English
Contents: ARTICLE 1. Name • ARTICLE 2. Aims and Objectives • ARTICLE 3. LSM Branches • ARTICLE 4. Associate Members • ARTICLE 5. Affiliated Groups • ARTICLE 6. The Steering Committee • ARTICLE 7. The Executive Committee • ARTICLE 8. Constitutional Amendments • liberation support movement branches • The constitution says the major objective of the LSM is to provide concrete and meaningful support to genuine national liberation movements and struggles within the U.S.-dominated imperialist system. Such support is to consist primarily of essential supplies, research and publicity, and technical aid. Within North America, vast human and other resources are at our disposal to serve the pressing needs of imperialism's super-exploited masses in their just struggles for independence. We are all one people within the American empire; the victories against exploitation and oppression achieved by our comrades in the "countryside" of the Empire serve to hasten the total destruction of the imperialist system. Far too little practical and fraternal assistance has been given in support of national liberation movements by North Americans; LSM was established to help resolve this glaring contradiction between theory and practice, between the potentiality and actuality of our contribution to the anti-imperialist struggle. LSM Branches are to be organized throughout North America with these aims and objectives. The Executive Committee can approve any individual or group in agreement with the aims and objectives of the LSM to become an Associate Member. The LSM Steering Committee, the central policy forming and decision-making body, will be composed of all LSM branch chairmen. The Steering Committee Chairman and other Officers will be elected by a majority vote of Steering Committee members.
Used by permission of former members of Liberation Support Movement.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers