DECLARATION OF THE PAN-AFRICAN FEDERALIST MOVEMENT (PAFM) ON VIOLENCE AND CRIMES AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
The Pan-African Federalist Movement (PAFM), is very concerned about the continuing unbearable criminal violation of the fundamental human rights of black people around the world. The recent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and before him several other victims such as the 176 school girls and boys in Soweto who were only claiming their inalienable right to be educated in their mother tongue on 16 June 1976, constitute unacceptable violations of the fundamental human right to life of black people.
The PAFM expresses its deepest condolences to the family of George Floyd, to the American people and especially to all those who have lost loved ones as a result of police violence against black people, especially African Americans in North America.
The PAFM recognizes and supports the non-violent rallies of millions of our African brothers and sisters in every major city in the world in their righteous expressions of anger and protest against the brutal and tragic murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
At the same time, we denounce and dissociate ourselves from the opportunistic agitators who infiltrated these multiracial gatherings to promote their own goals, which have nothing to do with ours, through property damage, looting and violence.
It is worth recalling that the murder of our brother George Floyd took place on Monday, 25 May 2020, when the African World Community celebrated the “Day of African Liberation” from the colonial rule as a way of reopening the wound and symbolically taunting black people.
As we approach June 16, 2020, which marks the 44th anniversary of the Soweto Uprising, during which members of the South African police force brutally murdered 176 black students, we also recall the assassination of Steven Biko on 12 September 1977 by the same police force. The murder of Amadou Diallo, killed by 41 bullets fired by members of the New York City police force, and finally the murder of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis police force in May 2020, are part of the same unacceptable behavior of public forces against black people.
Over several centuries, the list of atrocities committed against Africans in North America is long. From Lynching to the many more recent murders of young black youths such as Emmet Till (1955), the four little girls in the 1963 Birmingham church bombing, Trayvon Martin in 2013, and many others, the number of victims is in the thousands.
“The names and faces have changed, but the game remains the same”!
It is time for Africans all over the world to wake up and understand that the only way to get protection and respect is to unite politically, to create a powerful Federation of United African States under their control. This can be done immediately and it is the only reason for the PAFM to exist.
Within the Pan-African Federalist Movement (PAFM), we always bear in mind the proclamation made by Omowale Malcolm X at the Second Summit of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in July 1964: “African problems are our problems and our problems are African problems”.
AFRICA MUST UNITE NOW!!!
For the PAN-AFRICAN FEDERALIST MOVEMENT (PAFM)
The President of the International Preparatory Committee (IPC)