World African Diaspora Union
Leaders Urged Stop Africa from Dying, Race War in Africa…
IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 7/25/2011
ATLANTA, GA. July 25, 2011 – “Africa is dying” warned the former US Attorney General, Ramsey Clark as he condemns the attack on Libya as illegal and racist and called for the intensification of actions to protect Africa. The chilling but pointed messages and reports on Africa from prominent leaders were focused on critical issues such as the ongoing war in Libya, the “new scramble for the re-colonization of Africa” and the dwindling and endangerment of Black freedom and rights across the world.
During the main address to hundreds of mainly African Americans who poured into the public forum, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney stated that the U.S. backed NATO attack on Libya is to wage a protracted war against the African Union (AU) efforts for a “United States of Africa.” She insisted that the attack on Libya is an effort to sabotage Bro. Leader President Khadafi billions of dollars fast-track approach to establish a ‘United States of Africa’. This achievement would make Africa economically and politically the most powerful continent in the world, threatening Europe’s already declining global hegemony. The U.S. of Africa concept originated with Marcus Garvey and was fervently advanced by leaders like Dr. WEB Dubois, Patrice Lumumba, President Abdul Nassar and President Kwame Nkrumah.
Additionally, the former presidential candidate called upon those in the African Diaspora to muster the spirit and principles of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Minister Malcolm X, Fannie Lou Hamer and other great leaders to promote justice and freedom in the world. McKinney urged all to contact their leaders in Washington and demand a halt to the war and for American resources to be used for jobs, education and global peace.
Minister Akbar Muhammad provided a detail account of U.S. policy on Africa and highlighted the irony of the attack on Africa by a Black President, the genocidal attacks against Black Libyans, and that the undermining the African Union (AU) is to ensure a weak, impoverished and dependent Africa on the U.S. and Europe for the control of Africa’s resources. Also during the forum, Dianne Mathewitz stressed that "The atrocities committed by imperialist US and (NATO) former European colonial powers in Libya are crimes against humanity". Indeed, legal actions and a tribunal on U.S.-NATO war crimes and other violations of international law against Africans are been pushed by human rights and international lawyers such as Attorney Wareham in NY.
After urging everyone to support the “March for Africa and Jobs” in NY on August 13, 2011, Minister P.D. Menelik proposed that the AU establish divisions across Africa to protect Africans from slipping back into chattel slavery and colonialism. He reminded the community that the AU has designated the African Diaspora as the sixth region of Africa and urged all to take on the responsibility with their skills to become part of “an African Diaspora division for the development of Africa.” For centuries, members of the African Diaspora have fought for their freedom and returned to Africa to support the rebuilding of their Homeland. Other speakers and key participants included Reverend Derrick Rice, Lucy Bradley, Keena Toney, Sobukwe Shukura, Karen Mason, Dr. Sharifa Saa, Kwame Lynburg, Thano Paris and Kofi Adjei.
The successful public forum at the historic Shrine of the Black Madonna was organized by a coalition of global, national and local organizations such as the Africa Ascension, World African Diaspora Union (WADU), The Nation of Islam, All African Peoples Revolutionary Party (AAPRP), the Pan African Ministers, the African Community Centers, UNIA/ACL, The Georgia Green Party, International Action Center, African Association of Georgia, the New Black Panther Party, The Libya Dignity Delegation, Sankofa United Church of Christ, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), The Shrine of the Black Madonna, First African Presbyterian Church, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and The Congo Coalition.
For more information, to participate or to support the August 13, 2011 Million March for Libya, Africa in Harlem, please contact December the 12th Movement at (718) 398-1766 or WADU at (718) 523-3312 in NY or go to our website at WADUPAM.ORG.]]>