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Announcement :: Race
black european march against racism
Email: panafricanos (nospam) gmail.com
27 Jan 2008
On the International Day against Racism, Black European will
march in Brussels in front the EU commission in protest at many cases of skin nazi
racism against black people or negrophobia, in demand of affirmative
action policies and reparation .
On International Day Against Racism & Negrophobia 2008
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Sisters and brothers:
Black communities in EU
Peckham-London, Torrejon-Madrid, San Francisco-Bilbao, Belmar-Amsterdam, Prague,
Barcelona, Milan, Marseille, La Cartier?Paris, Matongue-Brussels, Almeria, Rome, Berlin, Amadora-Lisbon etc?
You know that Black People, more than any other group, suffer from poverty, alcoholism, dropping out of
school, young pregnancies, sexist brutality against women, ghetto life, homelessness, poor nourishment, degraded
schools, institutional racism, political invisibility, tutelage, unemployment, negrophobia in the media and the murder of the African working class.
Two centuries after the so-called abolition of slavery, every
European policy on the Black Community still based on white supremacy, assistentialism, tutelage, charity and a neo-colonial relationship through thousands of NGOs. These white NGOs in the European Union (ENAR,
CEPAIL, ECRI) receive too much money in the name of the so-called integration of immigrants. If they continue controlling money in the name of black people, our children will be
more and more isolated politically.
Anywhere you go in black communities in Europe, you will see the same kind of policy based on institutional racism and white NGOs, which controls our resources and can therefore never defeat racism. Institutional racism is part of their modus vivendi . We are aware of the historic hostility against the articulation of a black agenda in
EU policies. The silence on the kidnapping of our kids in Chad is the clearest demonstration of this.
A study lead by the Fundacion Vida-Grupo Ecologico Verde shows that
white workers earn 34% more money than black workers in Europe.
White NGOs receive from the European Social Fund and the European Commission
93% more money that any Black Organization.
Now we should understand why it is that Black Communities are
impoverished and suffering from multiple problems wherever we are located around Europe. 200 years after the abolition slavery, the Black Community is still to see the so-called European democracy. We are excluded by the European Commission and the European Union from any agenda.
Black Communities suffer more than any other from racist impunity, including the murders of more than 626 every yearin Europe . The victims include Osamuyi
Aikitanyi, Lucrecia Perez, Murab, Jalloh, Antonio Fonseca, Agusto Nodmble, Mohammed , palomino, Aitor Zabaleta, Ricardo rodriguez , slimane, razmaki, omar ahmandi ,carlos javier robledo and
Ibrahim Samb in Spain.Oury Jalloh (Dessau), Dominique Kouamadio (Dortmund), Laye-Alama Condé (Bremen), John Achidi (Hamburg), N'deye Mareame Sarr (Aschaffenburg), Amir
Ageeb (München), Kola Bankole (Frankfurt), Alberto Adriano (Dessau) und
Amadeos Antonio (Dessau) in Germany .
There is also the case of Miwa, a Congolese father of four children, who was beaten by a Nazi skinhead paramilitary group in Spain, as well as the cases of Brother Senfo Tonkam and Brother Christopher Nosh, who suffered terrorist attacks by Nazi skinheads; when they defended themselves, the German police treated them as criminals. We also saw the case of the ship abandoned at sea by the Malta government, which led to the deaths of 32 African refugees.
We saw the case of 3 Black Women who were raped by football players of the Spanish first league, and nothing happened; the killing of brother Jalloh burned in a police cell in Dessau, Germany; the sister who was
killed in Belgium when she was working in the street; the massacre at the walls of Ceuta y Melilla; the social degradation and poverty of black people in Portuguese ghettos like Santa Filomena or Quinta
de Mocho. In France, 23% of the penitentiary population consists of Africans... The FRONTEX attacks only black immigrants...
This kind of activity creates negrophobia in the media, facilitating police brutality and the impunity of Nazi skinheads.
Where is the so-called European opportunity for all? How we can defeat
poverty as stated in the Millennium Goals if they exclude us, the poorest? Where are the affirmative action policies promised by the EU? The
African youth riots in Paris in 2005 show us that our children are
deeply frustrated by racism, and trying to organize themselves in an attempt to find responses and to change our social conditions.
These terrorist attacks and crimes against the Black Community are accompanied by the silence and complicity of the European Commission. Despite about 20 million of black people paying taxes in the EU, it does not recognize the existence of the Black Community in the Lisbon or Schengen treaties, despite recognizing other communities.
As Malcolm X said, our independence must be based on unity. Our struggle for reparations in Europe is the most necessary struggle
today and the future of our children. We must to able to fight for our
unity and visibility as a Black Community in the European Union.
As the Black Community in Europe, we represent 23 million people, and some studies estimate that we could be 43 million in 2050. We should not be seen as immigrants, but as a large ethnic minority. We must promote such a view in the interests of our children, the African working
class, families, immigrants, refugees and the poor within the European Union.
We as Africans have a responsibility to unite in our struggle to claim civil rights and to win reparations. The Durban conference and the grassroots struggle of black organizations in Europe show us that
we, as a community, have the opportunity and responsibility to do that in
On March 21, 2008 in the capital of Europe for the 3rd time in
history we are going to exercise our human right to liberate ourselves
from oppression in unity.
Winnie Mandela teaches us to open a public debate about the fairness and
correctness of the strategies that our community needs to win freedom,
unity and democracy now. In the 19 century, we fought for
freedom against slavery; in the 20th century, we fought against
colonialism and neo-colonialism, civil rights, socialism and democracy, and now we are fighting for reparations.
Since the Durban Conference, the movement for reparations has grown around the
world .Today, it is one of the real liberation movements uniting black grassroots organizations around Europe. This march wants to recognize the different efforts to seek reparations by black organizations, such as the Anti-colonial conference in Berlin, Global African
Congress, ITRAP, March for Africa in Spain, Black Women's Conference in
Vienna, Without Document Movement in France, antiblack racist conference in Switzerland Conference in 2006, ASI Conference in London,black women conference in Austria 2007
Pan-Afrikan Coalition Reparation in Europe , AU-Diaspora Consultive conference in
Paris, Pan-African Conference in Munich?and many others.
As Nkrumah teaches us, Pan-Africanism must be something more
than nice ideas that you can only study in a college or nice hotels.
We have the responsibility to give continuity to the strong work done by two great African freedom fighters in Europe, Tcham Bissa and Lester Lewis, to back Pan-Africanism in its root: the human resources.
Yesterday we were slaves or maroons, today we are legal immigrants or refugees, illegal-poor peasantry, African working class. We feel and
believe that our mission and vision of African freedom cannot exist without a challenge. The reparation movement in Europe must open the way to the participation and renovation of the struggle of young people.
and our children are watching us. Future generations of black kids will know of this historically new process of unity in
On March 21, 2008, the International Day against Racism, we, the black
community collective of the European Union, will march in Brussels for
unity and reparations. Will march for affirmative action and civil rights for immigrants, refugees and black women. We will march in support of the victims of racism and their families.
We will march against police brutality, to win better conditions for the Afrikan working class, against the criminalization
of Afrikan youth, for grants for black students, in support of African refugees from Africa and Colombia. We will march
to denounce the inter-cultural mediation and against the
impunity of Nazi skinheads. We will call for the illegalization of
racist political parties. We will march to change the historic indifference and to win the compromise of the African House Negro elite (intellectuals, diplomats, athletes and artists).
We as a black organization want to invite all reparation movements, immigrant associations, African activists and organizations, African
media, students' organizations and the Black Community in Europe to enjoy,
support and participate in this march not only for them, but for the
future of their children and all human beings in this world.
Lisbon Amadora Portugal 4-5 December 2007
BLACK COMMUNITY COLLECTIVE OF EUROPEAN UNION
Sinistra europea gruppo rifundazione
Pan-Afrikan Coalition Reparation in Europe
Pan-African federation Black communities in Spain
Black Nation Comunitty house in Germany
Black European journalist association
afromedia association barcelona
black women association Austria
Alkebuland Revivalist Movement uk
Diaspora Afrique paris
African student association Germany
Afriká humanistas Praga
Afro-Bolivariant movement in Europe
Workers immigrants Association in Spain
CGT union (inmigrant) spain
Hackney black association UK
Pan African youth organization UK
Black women association of Germany
afro women Asociación of Andalucía Spain
Life Foundation Ecologic green group Spain
lizuamu cultural association (bruselas)
Asociatión haitiane sos sens frontieres (París, )
Assocition espaço jovem Portugal)
Afro youth movement Brussels
Association human rights Germany
African Council of Berlin
Anticolonila confernce Germany
comite of jalloh in Germany
GAC , paris
euskadiko Federazia panafrkanista
Comngoleis lumumba association brussels
The VOICE Refugee Forum
AFRICAN INFORMATION GROUP IN SWEDEN
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