Fascism is the union of government with private business against the People.
"To The States, or any one of them, or to any city of The States: Resist much, Obey little; Once unquestioning obedience, at once fully enslaved; Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city, ever afterward resumes its liberty." from "Caution" by Walt Whitman

Saturday, August 13, 2011

2011-08-13 Millions in Harlem march against Fascism

Despite the inroads of gentrification and countless schemes to divide and conquer the Black community, Harlem remains the capital of Black America and shows with a huge turnout for the Millions March Aug. 13 that the people there continue to fight for Africans everywhere. – Photo: Amadi Ajamu
2011-08-17 "From Harlem to the United Nations: Hands off Africa and Africans worldwide!" by Amadi Ajamu
Amadi Ajamu is an organizer with the Brooklyn-based December 12th Movement. He can be reached at amadi4@aol.com.
Thousands of people stood in unity at the Millions March in Harlem on Malcolm X Boulevard and 110th Street in Harlem, New York, on Saturday, Aug.13, to make the demand, “U.S. / NATO HANDS OFF AFRICA AND HANDS OFF AFRICAN PEOPLE!”
The struggle continues as Pan African organizers take their demand to the United Nations on Tuesday, Sept. 20, during the annual U.N. General Assembly of the Heads of State. A genuine discourse on the reformation of the United Nations structure must be put on the table. The total domination of the Western led Security Council can not continue in the 21st century.
African nations and peoples must unite to stop the re-colonization aggression and continue to build a movement toward a United States of Africa, now. We must stop the attack on Africans throughout the Diaspora, including the United States and Europe, during this global political-economic crisis.
The embattled leaders, Col. Muammar Gaddafi of Libya and President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, have set an extraordinary example of political and economic self determination for African people. They are now under brutal attack with bombs and severe economic sanctions. Both weapons kill Africans every day. We must make a Pan African nexus throughout the world and stand in stiff resistance.
One of the most important issues at the Sept. 20 demo will be reaffirming the tremendous victory won by African People at the 2001 U.N. World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa. The Durban Declaration and Program of Action [DDPA] declared the transatlantic slave trade and slavery as crimes against humanity and that reparations were due the descendants of the victims of these crimes.
Since then, the U.S. and other Western countries have tried to erase this historic declaration and make it disappear. And now, heads of state at the U.N. will review it on Sept. 22.
Here in New York City, we are under attack by the Bloomberg administration in education, health care, housing and jobs. These attacks destroy families and the quality of our lives. We must make these connections and unite in an international struggle for human rights. Pan-Africanism or Perish!

2011-08-14 "Protestors in Harlem Rail Against Libya Bombing" by Gary Anthony Ramsay
New York, NY - The streets of Harlem, New York were alive with sounds of protest as a coalition of left wing groups gathered there to demonstrate against US foreign policy…Specifically to express outrage about the US led bombing campaign in Libya and economic sanctions against Zimbabwe.
The event called the Millions in Harlem march was organized by the Nation of Islam. It’s controversial leader Louis Farrakhan has publicly supported Libya’s Muhammar Gaddafi and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabi despite the questionable human right records of both leaders. National Black United Front leader Kofi Tahara said the U.S. and its allies should mind their own business. “ On this question of the bombing of Libya by Western Imperialitst. We know that it has never been in our interest when outsiders come into our community and solve our problems. What we’re saying is that if its an African problem we need and African solution”
Radio personality Dr. Bob Law compared the opposition to U.S. military action now to the Vietnam war of the 1960's and 70's. “Dr. Martin Luther King opposed the war in Vietnam and his appearance in Harlem energized that movement So today the honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan
Protesters say NATO and Untied Nations actions in Africa are illegal and are indicative of the west’s disrespect of black people abroad and right here in the United States.
“They don’t care about black people dying in Africa" said New York City Councilman Charles Barron. "They don’t care about black people dying in America. That’s not why they’re there.. They’re there for oil”
Another theme of the event was the revitalization of the Pan Africanism– a movement that seeks to unify African people into a "one African community"
Organizers had a laundry list of items they railed about in this rally. Police brutality, rampant unemployment in the black community, gentrification, housing foreclosures, destruction of public education, closing hospitals, and proliferation of the prison industry with what they called they described as a racist justice system that is tilted against people of color?
The annual event which stemmed from the historic Million man march in Washington DC in back in 1995 has dwindled in size in recent years. But many here see U.S. foreign policy in Africa and Its domestic policies towards urban communities as flash points to rally the community in greater numbers politically

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