Black Is Back: March On The White House
The Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations will hold a rally and march on Saturday, November 3 at 11:00 am starting in Malcolm X Park and a conference on Sunday, November 4 in Washington, DC under the slogan: “There is No Peace: Africans and Africa are at War! U.S. to the World Comply or Die!.”
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The Black is Back Coalition recognizes that there are countless wars and attacks on African communities that are routinely ignored by the mainstream media as well as by the traditional peace movements.
On the African continent, more than five million Africans in the Congo have been killed since 1998 as a result of proxy wars that have also led to the looting of our resources there.
In South Africa several months ago, police opened fired on striking miners killing over 30 and wounding at least 70 in an act of violence reminiscent of the apartheid era.
In Haiti, thousands marched recently in protest against the Martelly government, who they contend has done very little to improve living standards.
Here in Washington DC, the historic Barry Farm community at this very moment is on the frontlines of the gentrification assault. The proposed redevelopment scheme of Barry Farm, if successful, would lead to the displacement of many long-time residents there.
Yet, the media and anti-war movements remain silent.
Unfortunately, there is a general lack of concern for and implicit support of the oppression faced by Africans worldwide.
The assaults on African communities not only here in the U.S., but throughout the Caribbean, throughout Europe and on the African continent itself in the form of proxy wars, police containment, mass incarceration, economic underdevelopment, joblessness etc., are all being swept under the proverbial rug.
The Black is Back Coalition is calling for an end to this indifference.
“On November 3, we rally in Malcolm X Park in Washington, DC, from every community in the U.S. Here we will make our united voices heard; here we will declare our united will to join with the peoples of the world to change the course of history that has enslaved and impoverished the majority for the benefit of the parasitic few,” said Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the Black is Back Coalition.
“And on November 4, we will hold a conference to organize and plan. We will collectively decide what to do to tell our own story and to place our own aspirations, values and plans on the agenda for human progress and the conquest of social justice, peace and reparations.”
November 3, 2018 - 11:00 am