MANIFESTO OF LISBON 2008
brother and sisters:
In every African communities in EU such as Peckham –London, Torrejon-Madrid, San Francisco-Bilbao, Belmar-Amsterdam, Prague, Barcelona, Milano, Marseille, La Cartier –Paris, Matoungue-Brussels, Almeria, Rome, Berlin, Amadora-Lisbon etc … you see that Black people are living on the edges of poverty, alcoholism, dropping out of school , we are the most poverty stricken, youth pregnancy, sexist brutality Against Women, worst ills, ghettos, homelessness, fast food, degraded schools, institutional racism, political invisibility , tutelage, no jobs, media Negrofobia and the murder of the African working class .
After 200 years of the so called abolition of slavery 1807-2007. Every European policy on black Community is still based on white supremacy, existentialism, tutelage, whites churches, charity, pain: Neo colonial relationship through thousand and thousand of NGO. These Whites NGO in European Union and European commission as such (ENAR, CEPAIL, ECRI) receive too much money in the name of the so called integration of immigrants. At the same time if they continue to control the money in the name of black people, our children will be more and more isolated politically.
Every where you go in the black communities in Europe you will see that kind of policy –concomitantly between racism, institutionally and so called whites NGO for the control of our resources, that way they never should defeat racism . We must do that because this institutional racism its part of their modus operandi. That it's why we are aware of historic hostility against the articulation of the black agenda in EU policies. The silence of these people on what happened in the kidnapping of our kids in Chad is the clearest demonstration.
A study lead by the Fundacion Vida-Grupo ecologic verde shows that whites worker win 34% more money that a Black workers in Europe. White NGO receive for European social found and European commission 93% more money that any Black Organization.
Now we should understand why it is that Black community are impoverished and catching hell wherever we are located around the Europe. 200 years after the abolition, the Black Community never saw the so called European democracy. We were excluded by the European commission and European Union from any agenda .
The Black community suffers more than any one from racist impunity such as the Murder of more than 626 black killing every years . Such as Osamuyi Aikitanyi, Lucrecia Perez, Murab, Antonio Fonseca, Agusto Nodmble, and Ibrahim Samb killings in Spain.
We see the case of Miwa a Congolese brother father of fourth children who was beaten by skin head Nazis paramilitary group in Spain, the cases of Brother Senfo Tonkam and Brother Christopher Nosh who suffers terrorist Attack by skin Nazis and when they defend themselves Germany police denounce them as criminals. We saw the ship abandoned in oceans by Malta government in that case died 32 African refugees. We saw the case of 3 Black Women who was rape by football players of premier league in Spain and nothing happened. The killing of brother Jalloh burning in a police cell in Dessau Germany, that sister who was killed in Belgium when she was working in the street during the massacre in the wall of Ceuta y Melilla. The social degradation and poverty that black people live in Portugal in guettos like Santa filomena or Quinta de Mocho. 23% of penitentiary population In France its Afrikan people, FORNTEX attacks only the Black immigrants.
This kind of activity brings Negrophobia propaganda through the Media which potential police brutality and the impunity of skin head Nazis.
Where is the so call European opportunity for all? How we can defeat poverty of one of the millennium goals if they exclude us, the poorest? Where is the European affirmative action policies promised us by EC? Out of everyday we are paid taxes for 500 hundred years all this question its making everyday by black citizens without any answers by EC. The African youth Riots in Paris in 2005 show us that our children are deep frustrated by racism and they became organize themselves to find some respond to change our social conditions.
In this entire terrorist attack and crimes plot against black community we saw the complicity silence of European commission .Because even about 20 million of black people in EU pay taxes and they don't recognize the existence of Black community in the last Lisbon trade or Schengen trade , but they recognize other communities.
As Malcolm x said unity it's the base of our independence. The struggle on reparations in Europe is the most necessary struggle today for the future of our children. We must be able to fight for our unity and visibility as a Black Community in European Union.
We the Black community in Europe represent the voice of 23 million people and some estimations say that we will be in 2050 43 million. We don't see ourselves as immigrants, but a large ethnic minority. We must to do that in the compromise and representation of the interests of our children, African working class, families, immigrants, refugee and poor inside European Union. Africans we have a responsibility to unite in our struggle to get civil right movement and to win reparation. Durban conference and the struggle of grassroots black organization in Europe show us that we as Community have the opportunity and responsibility to do that in Europe today.
On 21st of march 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 public debate about the justness and correctness of what the strategies our Community need to win freedom, unity and democracy this very moment. In the 19 century we fought for freedom against Slavery, in the 20 century we fought against colonialism and neo-colonialism, civil movement, socialism, democracy and now reparation.
Since Durban conference the Reparation movement grew up around the world .Today is one of the movements with real liberation and united organizations actually on the ground throughout the black community in Europe. With this March we want to recognized the referent efforts for reparation and unity did in the past and present by black organization in Europe: Such us Anti-colonial conference in Berlin, Global African Congress, ITRAP, March for Africá in Spain, Black Women Conference in Vienna, without document Movement in France, ASI Conference in London, Pan-Afrikan Coalition Reparation in Europe, AU-Diaspora conference in Paris, Pan-African Conference in Munich etc…and many others ruling by African Grassroots movement.
As Nkrumah teaches us that Pan-Africanism must to 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 did by 2 great Africans freedoms fighter in Europe (Tcham Bissa & Lester Lewis) to back the Pan-Africanism in their roost: the human resources.
Yesterday we were slaves or maroons. Today we are legal immigrants or refugees or illegal-poor peasantry African working class. We feel and believe that our mission and vision of African freedom cannot exist without a challenge. Reparation movement in Europe must be open to the participation and renovation of struggle of young people. Our history and our children are watching us. Future generations of Africans, Black immigrants and refugees will know this new unity process in Europe.
On 21st March 2008 international day Against Racism, the black community collective of the European Union will March in Brussels for unity and Reparations . We will march for affirmative action and civil rights for immigrants and refugees and black women. We will march and support the victims and the families killing by racism.
we will march against Police Brutality on our Black Community. We want better conditions of Afrikan working class, end the criminalization of Afrikan youth, the opportunity grants for black students union, support of African refugee from African and Colombia . We will march to denounce the inter-cultural Mediation, We will march against the impunity of skin head Nazi, we will call for the illegalities of racist political parties. we will march to change the historically indifference and win the compromise of African house Negro elite (organically intellectual, diplomatic, sportsmen & artist)
We want to invite all reparation movements, women movements, youths, all immigrants associations, all African activist and organizations, African media, students' organizations and Black Communities in Europe to enjoy, support and participate in this historical 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 diputada 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
kwame 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
Anticolonila confernce Germany
comite of jalloh in Germany
gleonard , paris
The VOICE Refugee Forum
AFRICAN INFORMATION GROUP IN SWEDEN
FEBRUARY 2nd y 3rd 2008