[sixties-l] Fwd: Millions For Reparation March, Protest and Demonstration
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>From: Conrad Worrill
>Subject: Millions For Reparation March, Protest and Demonstration
>Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2002 16:39:24 -0800 (PST)
>National Black United Front (NBUF)
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>The Durban 400 announces a Millions For Reparation
>March, Protest and Demonstration
>The Durban 400, a group lead by NBUF and the December
>12th Movement at the World Conference Against Racism
>and that influenced the "Declaration" that the Trans
>Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery was a crime Against
>Humanity is calling for a Millions For Reparations
>March, Protest, and Demonstration in the Nations
>Capital, Washington, D.C. on August 17, 2002. This
>demonstration will honor Marcus Mosiah Garvey on the
>115th Anniversary of his birth.
>The Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, Slavery, and Jim Crow
>set the stage for the 21st Century. The policy of
>entrenched racism has emanated from all branches of
>the United States government, from the days of the
>auction block to the recent United States walkout of
>the United Nations World Conference Against Racism
>held in Durban, South Africa. The United States
>government has relentlessly held on to its white
>The exploitation of African people in this country has
>taken many forms through the years. The centuries of
>chattel slavery laid the foundation of our
>relationship to America. From the sharecropping fields
>to the factories, African labor built the "super
>power" that is the United States. In return, we have
>endured the terrorism of the Ku Klux Klan, systematic
>lynchings, chain gangs, plantation prisons, police
>torture and murder, poverty, miseducation, inadquate
>housing, unemployment, welfare WEP programs, ACS child
>kidnappings, voter discrimination, crack, heroin,
>Rockefeller drug laws, Political Prisoners, and the
>assassination of our leaders. However, we're still
>The demand for reparations for African people is just
>and simple. It is simply an attempt to "repair," to
>"make whole" the descendants of the victims of the
>Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, which was a CRIME AGAINST
>HUMANITY! Crimes against humanity have no stature of
>limitations. And our people still suffer from the
>vestiges of their enslavement and colonization.
>We are going to the Capitol of the United States,
>built on slave labor, the rightful and only place to
>declare our human and legal right to REPARATIONS.
>THEY OWE US!!!
>We must Struggle for Self-Determination !
>We must Fight for Liberation !
>Every African in American owes it to him/herself to
>support the fight for REPARATIONS
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