This is an archive of the former website of the Maoist Internationalist Movement, which was run by the now defunct Maoist Internationalist Party - Amerika. The MIM now consists of many independent cells, many of which have their own indendendent organs both online and off. MIM(Prisons) serves these documents as a service to and reference for the anti-imperialist movement worldwide.


Africa is a whole continent, not just a country, but the idea behind Pan-Africanism today is that it should be one country. On this page we put Pan-Africanist documents and commentary on them.

The above is a United Nations graphic of Africa regarding the Earth Summit of 1997.
Pan-Africanism focuses on Africa as a whole.

Pan-Africanism started out as an ideology of Blacks in the united $tates, West Indies and England. Pan-African founder W.E.B. Du Bois was from Massachusetts, U$A. Eventually, Pan-Africanism became well rooted in Africa itself and came to focus on unity of Africa against the imperialists.




Pan-African documents

  • A Pan-Africanist conference (1900) serving as a precursor for the formally named "Pan-African Congress"
    1919 First Pan-African Congress, Paris
    1921 Second Pan-African Congress, London, Brussels and Paris
    1923 Third Pan-African Congress, London, Paris, Lisbon
    1927 Fourth Pan-African Congress, New York City

    George Padmore was from Trinidad. He moved to the U$A and joined the Communist Party USA in the Stalin years. Then he took up work in the Comintern. His book The Life and Struggle of Negro Toilers (360kb) published in 1931 was exemplary work of the Comintern-established Red International of Labour Unions (R.I.L.U.).

    A trade union conference in 1945 served as the background to the Fifth Congress of the Pan-African Congress.

  • George Padmore edited documents from the "World Trade Union Conference, 1945" which he titled "The Voice of Coloured Labour" (.pdf, 3 megabyes, page 3 takes longest to load) ***Preservationist version, 35 megabytes

    The Fifth Pan-African Congress said that armed struggle to oust colonialism could be justified. Future independence leader Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was a leader at the Fifth Pan-African Congress.

  • Documents of the Fifth Pan-African Congress of 1945 held in Manchester, England (published 1947, 1963) ***Version in .pdf, 6 megabytes)

    The Sixth Pan-African Congress was mostly Africans, thanks to the upsurge of anti-imperialist struggle in Africa.
    Sixth Pan-African Congress, June, 1974 in Tanzania

    Although Padmore had quit the Comintern, we only disagree with five or six points of his in the following book:
    George Padmore with Dorothy Pizer, How Russia Transformed Her Colonial Empire: A Challenge to the Imperialist Powers, 1946
  • MIM's favorite quotes from African revolutionary and Pan-Africanist Kwame Nkrumah

  • Pan-Africanism today with a focus on Azania

    More MIM documents

  • A Call to the International Communist Movement Regarding the Birthday of W.E.B. Du Bois
  • MIM resolution on Pan-Africanism in 2002
  • Pan-Africanism, Pan-Arabism, Pan-Slavic and Turananian nationalism: Progressive or reactionary pans?
  • MIM's criticisms of George Padmore