Sunday, August 27, 2006

The African Civil Rights Movement



Resolution of The African Civil Rights Movement
Seconded by the Schiller Institute Conference


The African Civil Rights Movement put forward the following resolution Sept. 5, 1999, at the Labor Day conference of the Schiller Institute/ICLC in Northern Virginia. Speaking for the Movement, Godfrey Binaisa, former President of Uganda, proposed the resolution, which upon the motion of Helga Zepp LaRouche was passed by acclamation.

WHEREAS, African nation-states until now miss true sovereignty to which they are entitled by right, and which is now being denied Africa by the might of its former European colonizers with their ally, the United States;

WHEREAS, Africa ended the last century under colonial servitude and oppression; Africa is about to end this century in wars, pestilence, famine, and disease;

WHEREAS, this century has seen us attaining independence on paper. It has not seen us attaining true sovereignty;

WHEREAS, it is only our former European colonizers together with their ally, the United States, which itself was a colony of Britain, who are sovereign in the fullest meaning of that term. The United States policies on Africa, are still on the coattails of British policy.

Africa is still agonizing under the colonialism of the IMF and World Bank, both put in place at the end of World War II by European powers and the United States, and they control the economies of Africa with an iron hand clad in a velvet glove, to serve only the interests of the supposedly departed imperalists;

WHEREAS, even the paper independence we attained was paid for at a very high price of pain and suffering, incarceration and deaths of millions of African freedom fighters. The IMF and World Bank, through their founders, continue as our new colonial governors, to control all aspects of our economies and development, rendering our paper independence null and void and of no use whatsoever;

WHEREAS, all people of good will throughout the world agree with those sacred words in the American Declaration of Independence that all men are born equal and have unalienable rights, among them the rights

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