Black People Politics : Reparations Movement Growing Strong...Closer than you think

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Reparation is Closer than we think


    Destee.com Framily,

    As a result of recent discussions over the past month on the Conscious Plat Hour, a BlogTalk radio program of our own Queen Conscious Plat http://www.blogtalkradio.com/consciousplat/2010/03/27/the-conscious-plat-hour , the subject of Reparations ensued, the end result is the following information:

    Reparations Now! Petition...Click the link and Sign Up http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/reparationsnow/



    Deadria C. Farmer-Paellmann, Executive Director of the Restitution Study Group, standing with RSG special guest film maker Leslie K. Brown at the McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum in Chicago

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    A lawsuit was filed to expose the role of Aetna Insurance Company in the American slave system. The suit filed by Deadria C. Farmer-Paellmann is currently on appeal. Farmer-Paellmann has been a pioneer in the struggle for reparations in the United States utilizing the courts to demand evidence documenting the role of corporations in the enslavement of African people.
    Would you like to comment?

    http:[email protected]/298753898/


    REPARATIONS MOVEMENT GROWING STRONG

    July 13, 2006 Advertising News Print this News Release RSS
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    Advocates for slavery reparations from corporations are applauding victories amounting to $20 million. The effort, referred to as the "corporate restitution movement," has grown from a one-woman campaign to include legislation, landmark reparations lawsuits, and a student loan boycott.

    http://www.prleap.com/pr/41091/


    Here is something from the Black Muslim's Final Call on Reparations:

    “A historic victory,” said Ms. Farmer-Paellmann, the lead plaintiff and executive director of the Restitution Study Group, pioneers of the corporate restitution movement. “This is the first major victory for slavery reparations and will bring a new era in making banks, insurers and transportation companies accountable for their trade in human life.”

    http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_3162.shtml


    The Book on Reparations in the Spirit of Sankofa:

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    http://www.cafepress.com/rsgincorp


    Bio: Deadria C. Farmer-Paellmann

    http://www.answers.com/topic/deadria-farmer-paellmann
     
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  2. kde

    kde Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for the info.; I will try to find time to listen to the broadcast.

    Unfortunately, I don't believe we will be getting reparations. The U.S. and most of Europe would be held to account, and they are not about to bankrupt themselves or spiritually atone and depart with their assets and resources as a form of restitution - to attempt to make whole what is so broken.

    Reparations should have been at the forefront during Reconstruction and through the Civil Rights Movement (which should have been defined and described as a Human Rights Movement) and brought before the world court. Instead, the baby boomers settled for being able to shop where white folks do and sit next to them on the bus.
     
  3. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    kde,

    Excellent points kde, and good you will try and tune in, its a very good BlogTalk. The faction of baby boomers that wanted separate but equal were drowned out, and we were infiltrated with integration.



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    It all sounds laudable, but with a Black senator who was a community activist in Chicago, saying no before the presidential election, and no after becoming president,

    what could we hope from the next candidate in a broke nation?
     
  5. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Brother, did you sign the Petition, if not, here it is:


    Reparations Now! Petition...Click link and Sign Up http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/reparationsnow/



    The Petition

    To: CEOs of Aetna Inc., American International Group, Lloyd\'s of London, New York Life Insurance Company, Southern Mutual Insurance Company, FleetBoston Financial Corporation (Bank of America), AFSA Data Corporation, Brown Brothers Harriman, JP Morgan Chase Manhattan Bank (Bank One), Lehman Brothers, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, Brown and Williamson, Liggett Group Inc., Loews Corporation (Lorrilard), Canadian National Railway, CSX Corporation, Norfolk Southern Corp., Union Pacific Railroad, and Westpoint Stevens Inc.

    We, the undersigned members of the consuming public, are outraged to learn that you, through your predecessors in interest, played a role in the enslavement of African people.


    According to reports, you are accused of benefiting from: stealing African people from their homelands, torturing them to keep them enslaved, stealing their labor, raping African women, and breeding humans like cattle. All of this was done for your economic gain.

    Some of you have chosen to lie to the consuming public, on your websites and in other public communications, about the roles you played in slavery. We find this behavior disgraceful.

    Today you are multi-billion and trillion dollar entities, while African Americans are still struggling to overcome the vestiges of slavery -- discrimination in housing, employment, education, economic development opportunities, and healthcare opportunities, to name a few. All this, while you continue to grow richer off the fruits of their enslaved African ancestors’ labor.

    We demand that you take responsibility for your present consumer fraud, and your historical crimes against humanity.

    We urge your institutional investors to demand that you do the same.

    Tell the Truth! Pay the Debt! Reparations Now!





     
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  6. Ankhur

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    why are you asking me to do something that you cannot give anyone a definate answer as to the outcome?
     
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    Wow! I knew this but, never really connected the dots.

    I just don't see the benefit of signing up now based on what I happened to hear on the news when President Obama was actually running for office. It was on all day during commercials that President Obama said that he disagreed with REPARATIONS. I couldn't believe my ears. It really pissed me off, too because the reporter was a white person saying this off and on all day between commercials.

    Now, I don't watch tv that much and i don't understand all the politics either so, i don't belive President Obama would have changed his mind on that. In fact, I believe that he did that to please the white people so that he could become president, in my opinion. so now, i don't see that signing a petitition will do any good at this point.

    I think something else bigger needs happen now that about 90% of blacks still voted for President Obama, such as an amazing and power filled person like MOSES stepping up to the plate saying to this government GIVE US REPARATIONS or else you will have 12 Plagues against you!!! But then, we would probably become EXPELLED from America and, where would we go!?

    I think the 'we count' meeting was a great stepping stone in order to help us as blacks get on the agenda. But I'm not sure this petition is TIMELY now that the election has already passed and President Obama already took his petition against it. The real and initial momentum for the opportunity for reparations has already passed. We should have resisted this PROCLAMATION coming from Obama at the time when he said it. Now, we need to raise the stakes, in my opinion, much higher than just signing a petition.

    I think in order to raise this issue again, demands for much more than signing someones petition unless that person is as power filled as MOSES was back in the day. And President Obama has to be addressed because HE IS THE ONE who made a specific statement against it. Now if this person has that kind of backing then and plan then, I'm all for it.

    Thanks for this information, I plan on following it because i so believe that we need to address reparations to this government, full compensation...no half stepping.
     
  8. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    To be honest Brother Ankhur, I don't know why I asked you to do something that I really didn't think you would do; maybe it was hope, maybe I was hoping that you could wrap your arms around something for our people that a Sister, Deadria C. Farmer-Paellmann, feels is important. Sorry I asked Brother.


     
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  9. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Sister Chevron Dove,

    Thank you for your heartfelt comments on the issues, they are always appreciated and respected by me. Please keep in mind however, there is a lot of information posted in this thread, concerning the singular efforts of Sister Deadria C. Farmer-Paellmann; which really makes President Barack Obama's position on the matter, insignificant.

    Not only is Reparations a matter of litigation, and not Presidential policy, but whether we support Paellmann or not, this Sister is not about to drop such a worthy cause on behalf of our Ancestors and their descendents Thank God! I ask that you give all the information a fair read, and reconsider what seems to be a vacillating stance...Peace In my sister friend, for real.


     
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  10. Ankhur

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    Wrap my arm around what

    In all honesty I do not wrap my arms around, something that is misrepresented, and let's be honest if those companies simply said, yeah we kidnapped and tortured Black folks, no one would have seen a dime!

    The case was about fraud, not reperations.
     
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