- Feb 10, 2005
- Reaction score
- Montgomery, Al
We demand the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all U.S. troops from the Middle East and especially from Iraq and Afghanistan, and the cessation of U.S. military aggression against the people of Pakistan.
We demand the end of U.S. support for the illegitimate white settler colonial government of Israel and recognition of all rights of the Palestinian people, including the right to an independent, sovereign Palestinian state and the right to return for all Palestinian refugees.
We demand reparations for the hundreds of years of slavery, colonial oppression, exploitation, terror and deprivations that continue to be experienced in the U.S. by African people to this day.
We demand that the so--called “bailout” money given to U.S. auto corporations from public funds by the U.S. government be returned for just distribution to the exploited African auto workers of Detroit and Flint Michigan and other cities and communities where African workers have suffered because of the predatory, profit--driven mismanagement of the auto industry by the auto corporations.
We demand reparations for and/or reinstatement of homes of the scores of thousands of African people who lost their homes to foreclosure stemming from the U.S. governmentsupported sub prime mortgage scam that targeted Africans and Mexicans as primary victims of capitalist financial institutions.
We commit ourselves to relentless struggle against the state and municipal budget adjustments in the U.S. of North America that attempt to respond to the economic crisis by cutting benefits and services to the African community while maintaining or increasing resources to occupying army police organizations and other institutions of state repression.
We demand an end to the public policy of police containment of African people within the U.S. and its replacement with a public policy of economic development through massive capital infusion that would be used to uplift the entire community by supporting existing African businesses, establishing new African businesses, including cooperatives, and by contributing to the general self-- reliance of the African community.
We demand the right to return and reparations for all Africans who lost or were forced to leave their homes by the actions of the U.S. government leading up to, during and subsequent to Hurricane Katrina. We demand the release of all political prisoners held in U.S. prisons, especially those African men and women such as Sundiata Acoli and other members of the Black Liberation Army who sacrificed their freedom in the struggle against the World
We demand immediate, free healthcare for all Africans in the U.S. to deal with the colonially based plethora of illnesses and diseases that afflict our people subsequent to slavery, colonialism and the continued abrogation of our right to self-- determination.
We demand freedom of religion, press and the right to free speech, assembly and political association with any group and/or organization, inside North America or elsewhere that has been determined by our people to be beneficial to our struggle for revolutionary national democracy.
We demand immediate reparations for African farmers and an end to the land theft and discriminatory laws and practices used against African farmers within the U.S. that result in land and livelihood loss and the eradication of farming as a viable choice for African people. We demand prosecution for U.S. government officials for torture of people in the Middle East and of African and other colonized peoples in U.S. prisons.
We recognize the Northern Command or NorthCom, the thousands of battle--hardened troops stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia, as counterinsurgent preemption to frustrate the efforts of Africans and others of the oppressed nations within current U.S. borders to win our liberation, and demand its immediate elimination.
We demand the immediate removal of all U.S. intelligence and military forces from African territory, including the Africa Command or AFRICOM, the newly formed military command formed to prevent revolution and African unification and to oppose foreign competition, especially by China, to U.S. economic and strategic interests in Africa.
We demand that the U.S. government, corporations and financial institutions renounce any claims of debt from Africa, which has been responsible for the development of the U.S. economy and, through the enslavement of African people, centuries of free, nearfree and underpaid labor for which reparations are due to Africans in the U.S., throughout North America and Africa.
We demand the removal of U.S. troops and contractors from Colombia and an end to counterinsurgent intervention in Venezuela and South America.
We recognize the ongoing U.S. economic quarantine of Cuba as an act of war and demand its immediate end and the normalization of relations with Cuba that will allow normal commerce with and travel to and from the Island.
These are just some of the demands that we think necessary to advance in our struggle for social justice, peace and reparations. These are demands that distinguish our movement from those reactionaries whose opposition to Obama are motivated by opposition to any symbol of black power.
This is also our statement that we recognize that the election of Barack Hussein Obama did not represent an ascendancy of black people to power, but instead, a new face for white power in black face. This call to action is a statement to the world