Starting Date: 11-07-2009
Starting Time: 10:00am
Malcolm X Park
16th St NW & Euclid St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
202-726-1509The Black is Back Coalition March on DC: Resist U.S. Wars and Occupation in the U.S. and Abroad! Reparations Now!
Resist U.S. Wars and Occupation in the U.S. and abroad! Reparations Now!
For the first time since the 1960s, a broad-based, anti-imperialist black coalition is leading a movement to mobilize against U.S. colonial wars around the world and against black and oppressed peoples inside this country. Black is Back is marching against the Obama administration’s military escalations against oppressed peoples everywhere and for reparations now!
This is not just a call for imperialist “peace,” but for victory to national liberation movements around the world and inside this country whose land was stolen from the indigenous people and whose economy was built on the enslavement of African people.
The Black is Back Coalition states:
“We must act because the Obama regime has expanded the U.S. wars against the peoples of Afghanistan and Pakistan and continue to occupy Iraq against the will of the Iraqi people.
“We must act because one out of every three young African men within the U.S. is tied to the profitable prison system. Our young people are placed there by an America that has never acknowledged its crimes of slavery, oppression and deprivation stemming from the brutal, genocidal economic exploitation of slavery, convict leasing, sharecropping and subhuman wages.”
Partial list of Demands
* Immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East
* End U.S. wars and occupations inside the U.S. and abroad
* Reparations Now!
* End U.S. backing of Israel; support for the Palestinian people
* Free all black political prisoners, including Mumia Abu Jamal and Sundiata Acoli
Read the full Call to Action
Partial list of coalition members
* Cynthia McKinney, 2008 Green Party Presidential candidate
* M1 & stic.man, Dead Prez
* Omali Yeshitela, African People’s Socialist Party
* Lawrence Hamm, People’s Organization for Progress
* Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report
* Jared Ball, Vox Union Media
* Rosa Clemente, Green Party 2008 Vice-Presidential candidate
* Mumia Abu Jamal, Political Prisoner
* Pam Africa, Friends and Family of Mumia Abu Jamal
* Efia Nwangaza, Malcolm X Center Self Determination
* Curtis Gatewood, NAACP-North Carolina
* Abdul Alim Musa, Masjid Al Islam
* Yaa Asantewa Chema, NCOBRA
* Chimurenga Waller, President, InPDUM
* Nellie Bailey, Harlem Tenants Council
* Diop Olugbala, InPDUM-Philly
* Paul Washington, Operation Power
View the full list of coalition members
Geographical Scope: National