STATEMENT FROM THE MOVE ORGANIZATION
ONA MOVE AND LONG LIVE JOHN AFRICA!
May 13, 2006 marks twenty-one years since the official bombing and premeditated murder of innocent MOVE men, women, babies and animals.
We of MOVE will never allow people (official or unofficial) to forget the horrendous example of this rotten vicious system.
An official massacre occurred that day yet nobody was arrested or prosecuted except Ramona Africa, the only adult to survive the massacre. If any unofficial person did one quarter of what officials did on May 12th and 13th of 1985, they would be arrested prosecuted and probably executed.
Stanley Tookie Williams was executed for the accusation of killing four people that nobody saw him kill.
Everybody saw and knows who murdered our family but none of those who are responsible were ever even arrested.
Mumia Abu Jamal sits on death row for the accusation of the murder of one person but officials murdered nine people and numerous animals yet they’re not sitting on death row.
Our family, The MOVE 9, have been in prison almost twenty-nine years now on thirty to one hundred year sentences for a murder that everybody, including officials, know they did not commit but these same officials murdered the babies of some of these same MOVE people yet none of these officials are sitting in prison beside MOVE people for murder.
What makes this government hallucinate that it can demand that people respect it while demonstrating this kind of vicious example on people. We want people to understand clearly that when you take a stand against an injustice being done to anybody you are really taking a stand to protect yourself and your family by working to stop injustice. Nothing is going to improve for us, the people, unless we work for it. We cannot demand respect from anybody unless we respect ourselves first, respect ourselves enough that we will not allow ourselves to de disrespected. Nothing should be more important to us than our freedom, our security, our health and happiness. We cannot afford to be apathetic, our very lives are at stake.
The MOVE Organization
P.O. Box 19709
Phila., PA. 19143
610 499-0979 or 215 387-4107