The Third World Peoples’ Alliance is an international revolutionary organization, committed to the liberation of the Third World and its diasporas from the First World forces of capitalism, neocolonialism, heteropatriarchy, and environmental destruction. Originating in the Black Lives Matter and Palestine Liberation movements in New York, we have grown in the course of two years into a solid corps of activists, struggling alongside community members in locally achievable campaigns and survival programs, and are building toward a revolutionary program for the liberation of oppressed peoples everywhere. Through fights for the basic human rights that our people are denied--land, bread, housing, education, health care, employment, and true justice--we hope to strengthen the masses of our people for the major fight, the world revolution that will secure these rights for the colonized once and for all. We are now developing chapters for that purpose throughout North America--the nerve center of global finance capital--and we are also training cadre (revolutionary organizers) in Africa and Asia, two of the continents where the decisive battles against Western imperialism and neocolonialism will be fought and won.
We are an independently funded and multi-tendency workers’ organization. We do not believe that workers can rely on the resources of our oppressors to finance and build the organizations that are necessary for our liberation (a major error that has lately been repeated in several social movements around the globe). We consider that whatever our ideological differences, the realities of colonialism and capitalism face us as common obstacles, imposing some degree of tactical unity upon us, their victims. This forces us into a common fight, where the differences of opinion between us can have the widest possible audience with the masses of our people. We believe that colonized people--a category that includes the victims of domestic colonialism within the imperial centers--must be the authors of our own liberation. Therefore, while we accept the assistance of white/mother-country comrades, we can only accept this under our leadership, in a distinct organization that has no financial or political power within the Alliance itself.
The membership requirements and principles of unity for all prospective members are listed in our Constitution and our “Guiding Principles” document. Though the Alliance does not set rigid requirements on membership, because aiming at a truly mass organization, it is important to emphasize that we are a revolutionary organization built expressly in the interest of Third World workers. Therefore we cannot admit past or present members of local, state, and national law enforcement, or of the intelligence agencies of the capitalist governments. We also cannot admit members of the big bourgeoisie. As Mao Zedong, Amilcar Cabral, and other revolutionaries have pointed out, the relationship of political interests to class background are complicated by the fact of national oppression, which affects virtually all classes in the Third World. But generally speaking, those who own the means of production and distribution, who by this ownership can compel the members of the subordinate classes to work for them in various ways, qualify as the “big bourgeoisie.” The unique conditions of local chapters may call for further qualifications.