By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Graphic From: Bob McCarty Writes
April 23rd, 2011 is the National Day of Action sponsored by the New Black Panthers. There will be protests in over 60 cities and they will also occur internationally. They are urging African Americans to boycott all “non-black” businesses and are threatening to go door to door to get in people’s faces over black justice. From their site:
SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD PROMISES TO BE A BIG DAY AS BLACKS NATIONALLY AND WORLDWIDE TAKE TO THE STREETS TO JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL TIDE AND STRUGGLE OF REVOLUTION AND CHANGE THAT IS SWEEPING THE PLANET. On the “The National Day of Action and Unity,” SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD, we will rally, march, demonstrate, protest, educate and confront injustices like never before in over 60 cities. These cities and nations include: New York, NY; South Africa (Azania); Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Gambia, Africa; Norfolk, VA,; London UK; St. Louis, MO; France; Baton Rouge, LA; Nashville, TN; Lebanon, TN; Newark, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; Lakeland, FL; Athens, GA; Guyana-South America; Charlotte, NC; San Antonio, TX; Detroit, MI, Trenton NJ, Milwaukee, WI; Hartford, Ct; Selma, AL: Oakland, CA; Houston, TX; Charleston, WV; Morgantown, WV, Birmingham, AL, Tampa, FL, Wilmington, NC; Baltimore, MD; Harrisburg, PA; Milwaukee, WI; tTrenton, NJ; jjJacksonville, FL; Chicago, IL; Louisvillek, KY; Watts, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Raleigh, NC; Columbia, SC ; Augusta GA; Tampa, FL, Selma AL, St. Petersburg , FL; Irvington, NJ; Brooklyn, NY; and many more. The April 23rd Day of Action is supported by Students and Youth, membership of the of Black Church, The Ordinary peoples society, the New Black Panther Party, Nation of Islam, National Black United Front, National Action Network, Moorish Science Temple of America, Rainbow Push Coalition, 100 Black Men Inc., NAACP, Malcolm X grassroots movement, A. Philip Randolph Institute, Afro-American Hist. & Genealogical Soc. Inc., Black Women’s Network, Blacks In Government, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc., Harvard Black Law Students Association, National Alliance of Black School Educators, National Assn. of Black Journalists, National Juneteenth Observance Foundation, The Organization of Black Airline Pilots Inc., National Coalition-Blacks for Reparations in America.
And they have a whole list of the oppressed black community they seemed to be fighting for. The voice of incitement and intimidation is growing out there evidently and the New Black Panthers are one of the ones at the forefront. They want violence and revolution. They want death to all those who they “hate.” They want riots in the streets. Here is a list off their site of those they fight for:
“The National Day of Action and Unity” will bring to attention the plight of so many who are uneducated, exploited, behind prison walls, disunited, in poor health, homeless, victims of police brutality, pimped by crooked politicians, tortured, falsely accused, under developed, morally perverse, apathetic, addicted to drugs and alcohol, victims of harsh budget cuts and genocide. Special attention will be given to victims of neo-colonialism, corrupt governments, imperialism, Zionism, capitalism and inadequate concern for the Diaspora of Africa.”
I especially love the parts linking budget cuts to genocide. Of serious interest is their anti-Semite bent as well as their anti-capitalist declarations.
And from their Mission Statement:
Whereas, serious problems exist in Black or African communities nationally and worldwide, according to our peoples opinions having been duly considered, these pressing and urgent issues include:
Disunity, apathy, racism, violence, self genocide, poor health and health care, self hatred, ignorance, mis-education, white supremacy, gang warfare, military aggression, police harassment and brutality, gentrification, economic underdevelopment, corruption in government, attacks on school systems, integration, disorganization, poverty, homelessness, disunity, lack of self responsibility, no knowledge of our history, a conspiracy to destroy Black men, abuse of Black women, inadequate land and property ownership, economic exploitation, weak self defense and military force, uncle-tomism, neo-colonialism, imperialism and Zionism, neglect of our youth, blight in our communities, disrespect of our elders, political weakness, corrupt politicians, unfair budget cuts, criminal injustice system, political prisoners, prisoner abuse, under-employment, weak agricultural and economic infrastructure, biological warfare, drug trafficking, environmental hazards, attacks on unions, biased media and press coverage, the Patriot Act, harassment of Muslims, inadequate concern for Africa, post traumatic slavery disorder, lack of sincere leadership, abuse of religious power, religious exploitation, depression, moral perversion, bad character, a sick love for, and fear of our former slave-colonial master and many other obstacles and enemies.
I’m sure they’ll be as peaceful as little bunnies as well. They have a warm and fuzzy message for the authorities:
To the Authorities, don’t worry about who is organizing it. This is organized by the people and for the people. This is organized by a new younger leadership un-approved by our former slave or colonial master. We are grassroots activists, youths, residents, union members, community residents, spiritual people, revolutionaries and freedom fighters who have decided to take a stand together April 23rd. The call of Dr. Malik Zulu Shabazz has resonated with the disillusioned all over the earth.
All forms of enemy imposed and self- imposed oppression be identified, attacked and neutralized at once.
Therefore, on Saturday April 23rd, we are taking vigilantly to the streets, the projects, the police stations, the homeless shelters, courthouses, the State and City Capitols, morgues, jails, and anywhere our people or injustice can be found, in order to shake and rattle them to life.
I’m sorry… These people sound like militant thugs to me, even terrorists. They want to unite black people – it sounds more like they want a race war and class warfare to me. And don’t forget the Marxist call for ‘Solidarity’:
Therefore, we must have a new mass awakening of Black People. The sleeping giant of the planet. We will teach, educate, uplift, confront, expose, recruit, train, operate and demonstrate, organize and mobilize as never before. We shall put aside our petty differences, egos, affiliations and denominations for the greater goals of unity, solidarity, nation and worldwide struggle. We shall unite for a common cause.
I would let DHS know, but I’m afraid they would be on the side of the terrorists. Even the ADL has come out against these “Justice Demonstrations” strongly pointing out their obvious racism and anti-Semitism. From the ADL:
“The New Black Panther Party (NBPP), the largest organized anti-Semitic and racist Black militant group in America, has used troubling language to describe several of the events. The group has stated that opposing Jews and “Zionism” is one of the “pressing issues” they wish to address, among myriad other social and political issues.”
And I know all of the above sounds a little “radical.”
But hey, at least they are not some crazed “redneck” militia.