>From: Michael Haggerty <email@example.com>
>Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2000 10:07 PM
> Houston, Texas
>Greetings Sis. Marpessa, and others.
> Again I am humbled to be a part of the struggle to liberate our people
>and to be involved currently with the effort to save our Brother Shaka
> As I wrote on yesterday a coalition of groups including members of
>Houston - NBUF,The New Black Panther Party, New Black Muslim Movement
>and others numbering about 20 brothers and sisters initiated an armed
>protest action near 12:00 noon at the Republican Convention here. There
>was a statement read which was carried on live television calling for
>several demands as listed below as
> New Black Panther Movement
> We Demand, an immediate moratorium on the white supremacist/racist and
>classist death penalty in the state of Texas and across the country.
> We Demand, that the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, the Texas
>Board of Pardons and Paroles and any other political or judicial bodies
>grant a pardon or clemency and a new trial for Shaka Sankofa (Gary
> We Demand, that Black elected officials in the Republican and Democratic
>parties end their silence on this critical issue and speak out in favor
>of a moratorium on the death penalty.
> We Demand, an end to the outrageous expansion of the prison industrial
>complex and the phony "war on Drugs" swallowing up Blacks, and Latinos
>in record numbers. We say Reparations and Education, not incarceration,
>We say Prevention not Detention!
> We Call On, Black people at home in Afrika, in the United States, in the
>Carribean and throughout the World to throw off the yoke of oppression
>and speak truth to power. Further, to our people we must do everything in
>our power and work tirelessly to keep our children from falling in the
>trap of the white racist "criminal justice system"
> We charge, the white man with conspiracy to commit Genocide in the form
>of legalized slavery with the building of his mass prison industrial
> Amendment #13 of the U.S. Constitution Section 1 states that " Neither
>Slavery, nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime where
>of the party shall have duly convicted, shall exist within the United
>States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
> New Black Panther Party
>National Black United Front - Houston Chapter
>New Black Muslim Movement
> Protest continued on Friday, Saturday and we will send out an updated
>list of events.
> Aluta Continua
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