Black People Politics : The Imperative for Pan Africanism becomes more evident each day

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The press of the alledgedly cash strapped, economicly depleted US and EU, to colonize the entire continent of Africa becomes more evident each day, and with China sanctioning the colonization of Libya, when they could have pulled the military funding plug from the US at any time,
    makes it clear and evident that a true Global,
    PanAfricaims is necessary in some smal rudimentary form for the future survival of the Black race.
    Without such unity, millions will suffer needlessly as individuals on both sides of the Atlantic.
    What ever administration enters Washington in the next 4 years, one can be assured,
    that draconian cuts will slash things we took for granted, in our communities, therefore we will have to find some way to provide our own.
    As the EU economy takes a dive the IMF and World bank will use militarty force on African nations that have not nationalized their resources or formed a unified block of at least 40 nations,
    to collect old debts.

    El Hajj Malik Shabbaz satement was a foundation that, if followed,
    it would have allwed us to bypass the rigged global depresion.
    Remember!When an Oligachy falls it falls hardest on those at the bottom

    "The Organization of Afro-American Unity will take measures to free our people from economic slavery. One way of accomplishing this will be to maintain a technician pool: that is, a bank of technicians. In the same manner that blood banks have been established to furnish blood to those who need it at the time it is needed, we must establish a technician bank. We must do this so that the newly independent nations of Africa can turn to us who are their Afro-American brothers for the technicians they will need now and in the future. Thereby we will be developing an open market for the many skills we possess and at the same time we will be supplying Africa with the skills she can best use. This project will therefore be one of mutual cooperation and mutual benefit."
    Malcolm X, OAAU

    This international debt problem has become such a crisis that many poor countries pay more money to the World Bank and the IMF each year than they receive in loans. The World Bank's own figures indicate that the IMF extracted a net US$1 billion from Africa in 1997 and 1998 more than they loaned to the continent.
    (Of the 32 countries classified as severely indebted low-income countries, 25 are in sub-Saharan Africa. For example, the country of Chad in West Africa saw its debt increase from US$330 million in 1987 to US$1 billion ten years later. Chad's debt/GDP ratio rose from 28 percent in 1987 to 55 percent in 1997.)

    http://www.whirledbank.org/development/debt.html
    A small amount of our trillion, spent wisely in infrastructural and educational develoment and land reclaimation and assisting nations to nationalize,
    would etablish a very real and tangible Sankofa,
    that would ensure a stable future for all progeny of African descent
     
  2. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Kwame Ture broke it down clearly

     
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    access to capital is still insufficient and investment in growth sectors is still too small for Africa to overcome some of the structural impediments that have been slowing its progress for decades. For example, the World Bank estimates the annual financing need for the construction and maintenance of crucial infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa to be around $93 billion. Even though there are data showing that profits on outward investment are substantially higher in Africa than in the rest of the world, over a third of this infrastructure need remains unfunded. This is also despite several promising facilitating initiatives, including home-grown ones by the AU New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the African Development Bank and the Investment Climate Facility. As a result, infrastructure deficits remain among the biggest obstacles to African progress.
    http://allafrica.com/stories/201110310024.html
     
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    The IMF and US African Command (AFRICOM) Join Hands in the Plunder of the African Continent


    by Nile Bowie

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    Global Research, January 6, 2012





    Lagos Dissents Under IMF Hegemony
    Nigeria: The Next Front for AFRICOM


    On a recent trip to West Africa, the newly appointed managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde ordered the governments of Nigeria, Guinea, Cameroon, Ghana and Chad to relinquish vital fuel subsidies. Much to the dismay of the population of these nations, the prices of fuel and transport have near tripled over night without notice, causing widespread violence on the streets of the Nigerian capital of Abuja and its economic center, Lagos. Much like the IMF induced riots in Indonesia during the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, public discontent in Nigeria is channelled towards an incompetent and self-serving domestic elite, compliant to the interests of fraudulent foreign institutions.
    Although Nigeria holds the most proven oil reserves in Africa behind Libya, it’s people are now expected to pay a fee closer to what the average American pays for the cost of fuel, an exorbitant sum in contrast to its regional neighbours. Alternatively, other oil producing nations such as Venezuela, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia offer their populations fuel for as little as $0.12 USD per gallon. While Lagos has one of Africa’s highest concentration of billionaires, the vast majority of the population struggle daily on less than $2.00 USD. Amid a staggering 47% youth unemployment rate and thousands of annual deaths related to preventable diseases, the IMF has pulled the rug out from under a nation where safe drinking water is a luxury to around 80% of it’s populace.

    Although Nigeria produces 2.4 million barrels of crude oil a day intended for export use, the country struggles with generating sufficient electrical power and maintaining its infrastructure. Ironically enough, less than 6% of bank depositors own 88% of all bank deposits in Nigeria. Goldman Sachs employees line its domestic government, in addition to the former Vice President of the World Bank, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who is widely considered by many to be the de facto Prime Minister. Even after decades of producing lucrative oil exports, Nigeria has failed to maintain it’s own refineries, forcing it to illogically purchase oil imports from other nations. Society at large has not benefited from Nigeria’s natural riches, so it comes as no surprise that a severe level of distrust is held towards the government, who claims the fuel subsidy needs to be lifted in order to divert funds towards improving the quality of life within the country.

    Like so many other nations, Nigerian people have suffered from a systematically reduced living standard after being subjected to the IMF’s Structural Adjustment Policies (SAP). Before a loan can be taken from the World Bank or IMF, a country must first follow strict economic policies, which include currency devaluation, lifting of trade tariffs, the removal of subsidies and detrimental budget cuts to critical public sector health and education services.

    SAPs encourage borrower countries to focus on the production and export of domestic commodities and resources to increase foreign exchange, which can often be subject to dramatic fluctuations in value. Without the protection of price controls and an authentic currency rate, extreme inflation and poverty subsist to the point of civil unrest, as seen in a wide array of countries around the world (usually in former colonial protectorates). The people of Nigeria have been one of the world’s most vocal against IMF-induced austerity measures, student protests have been met with heavy handed repression since 1986 and several times since then, resulting in hundreds of civilian deaths. As a testament to the success of the loan, the average laborer in Nigeria earned 35% more in the 1970’s than he would of in 2012.

    Working through the direct representation of Western Financial Institutions and the IMF in Nigeria’s Government, a new IMF conditionality calls for the creation of a Sovereign Wealth Fund. Olusegun Aganga, the former Nigerian Minister of Finance commented on how the SWF was hastily pushed through and enacted prior to the countries national elections. If huge savings are amassed from oil exports and austerity measures, one cannot realistically expect that these funds will be invested towards infrastructure development based on the current track record of the Nigerian Government. Further more, it is increasingly more likely that any proceeds from a SWF would be beneficial to Western institutions and markets, which initially demanded its creation. Nigerian philanthropist Bukar Usman prophetically writes “I have genuine fears that the SWF would serve us no better than other foreign-recommended "remedies" which we had implemented to our own detriment in the past or are being pushed to implement today.”

    The abrupt simultaneous removal of fuel subsidies in several West African nations is a clear indication of who is really in charge of things in post-colonial Africa. The timing of its cushion-less implementation could not be any worse, Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan recently declared a state of emergency after forty people were killed in a church bombing on Christmas day, an act allegedly committed by the Islamist separatist group, Boko Haram. The group advocates dividing the predominately Muslim northern states from the Christian southern states, a similar predicament to the recent division of Sudan.
    As the United States African Command (AFRICOM) begins to gain a foothold into the continent with its troops officially present in Eritrea and Uganda in an effort to maintain security and remove other theocratic religious groups such as the Lord’s Resistance Army, the sectarian violence in Nigeria provides a convenient pretext for military intervention in the continuing resource war. For further insight into this theory, it is interesting to note that United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania conducted a series of African war game scenarios in preparation for the Pentagon’s expansion of AFRICOM under the Obama Administration.

    http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28520
     
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    Thanks for the great videos.
     
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    "The responsibility of the Afrikan American community [is to ensure] Afrika's economic development. The ignoring of Afrika by the Western nations provide windows of opportunity open to native Afrikans to drastically reduce the massive outflow or flight of capital, which has been estimated to exceed 80 percent of the Gross Domestic Product, and to reinvest it in their own countries.
    Afrikan peoples and nations across the Diaspora must apprise themselves of a full, ongoing knowledge of the social, economic and cultural history of Afrikan nations as well as their contemporary status and reorganize their sociocultural and economic structures so as to initiate and fuel continental Afrika's growth and development.
    The Afrikan American community, especially, should vastly overhaul and reconstruct its educational orientation toward a knowledge of the Motherland. It must realize that its own economic salvation is coterminous with or tied to that of Afrika's. It must invest money and human resources in Afrika's development and perceive its economic prosperity as its special responsibility and mission…
    The Afrikan American community must become vigilantly and jealously interested in U.S. and European policies toward Afrika and seek to influence those policies in both its own and Afrika's favor."

    excerpt from Blueprint for Black Power, by Amos Wilson
     
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    One wonders what Garvey would say or Nkrumah would say about a people's strike against neo-colonilist industry
     
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    Africans on the continent, can keep their religions, their tribes, their political parties, but have to learn to respect these differences under the Umbrella of Black unity, and Black because the African on the continent at times will say the White man , Yellow man and Brown man born there is just as African as them, but they do not realize, while there they have already established racial unity amongst their own race to maintain power domestically and abroad!

    If one is a Muslim and has a Christian cousin, and they have a heated argument in the house that is about to go to blows,
    if some marauder enters the house or
    breaks into the house and gives him a gun
    , if he has any sense he should take that gun and turn it on the invader and make up with his blood kin
     
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    A very interesting perspective, however wouldn't you agree that the TRUTH is that we peoples of African ethnicity in the UK, USA, the rest of the Diaspora and Africa are all frontline soldiers in a War that has NEVER EVER been openly declared then [from 3000 BCE] or now by these so truly despicably cowardly Semitic/White PARASITES, just very very efficiently waged/they JUST DO IT?

    Nubia/Khemet/Egypt’s African Pharaohs battled and resisted the Semitic hordes for millennia but from the moment Alexander the Macedonian peasant overran Khemet we've been losing this so despicably cowardly but still undeclared WAR on Africa/Africans, with the situation becoming a rout when Augustus [Julius Caesar's nephew, heir and history's most maliciously EVIL/DESTRUCTIVE cultural vandal] deliberately destroyed [Khufu’s facial attributes on the Sphinx] Khemet's most spectacular Pyramid at Abu Rawash, which you've never heard of, have YOU?

    This so deliberate piece of cultural vandalism was done to DELETE DJEDEFRAH from history as this African Pharaoh is now acknowledged as the builder of the Sphinx which honours his father Khufu [who built the Great Pyramid at Giza]; and as exemplified by the murderous carnage in Darfur and the Congo TODAY and the inane stupidity of the way those CLOWNS Goodluck, Zuma and co allowed Africa’s greatest EVER Arab benefactor [Muamar Gaddafi] and his regime to be slaughtered by NATO in 2011, we're still in BIG trouble/losing this WAR, aren't WE?

    Wishing this WAR away hasn't worked for the African collective in the USA, the rest of the Diaspora and Africa for the last 500 years because Slavery and Colonialism didn't so much end as evolve into the current reality of White/European socio-economic domination in every area of human activity so why are WE expecting the chaos in our communities and countries to improve in the near future?

    Can you NOW relate to why ALL the peoples of African ethnicity in general, in the USA and the rest of the Diaspora along with the Africans in Nigeria, South Africa and the rest of Africa in particular NEED the so uplifting TRUTHS of an African centred History Curriculum, and would you be prepared to focus your online course in that manner/enlist and encourage your family, friends and associates to do whatever they can to help to project and promote this agenda?

    As both our individual and collective worldview is created by the historical facts/perspective that we are taught, isn’t our own truthfully updated African History curriculum at the core of resurrecting both the individual and collective self esteem necessary to kick start the African Renaissance in the 21st century, by providing our people in general, our youth specifically with a strong foundation with regard to our capabilities in every area of human activity, TODAY?

    When WE don't educate/rationally program ANY/ALL of our people to consciously acknowledge our African ethnicity [as opposed to alleged Blackness/how BLACK is Halle or Barack] as a blessing as opposed to a curse; aren't we extremely unlikely to even begin to fulfil our main responsibility; to deduce and construct the socio-economic vehicles that will initially adequately secure our communities and countries, creating the possibility of us eventually collectively advancing and competing with the rest of Humanity in the 21st century?

    SHOULDN'T ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS in general, especially the traditionally Black Schools in the UK, USA the rest of the Diaspora and Africa in particular be teaching our own truthfully updated History Curriculum highlighting our so diverse but efficiently marginalized or totally ignored contributions to Civilization in every area of human activity over the last 5000 years; thus reprogramming the minds of the people of African ethnicity with our TRUE history [as unearthed by our own historians] as a truly superlative therapy for the residual trauma of the ongoing AFRICAN HOLOCAUST, for which both an apology and reparations are STILL missing TODAY, aren't THEY?

    Would you concur that there is a mountain of useful information that we peoples of African ethnicity in general, our would be leaders and leaders specifically need to ingest and digest if we’re going to even begin to deduce how to constructively develop ourselves and our communities in order to kick start the African Renaissance in the 21st century?

    Even more bizarre is our ongoing acceptance as people of African ethnicity of the current status quo or are you all truly unaware of the fact that ALL over the World including Africa, Europeans still LEGALLY own allegedly; all the land and resources they acquired during the looting, pillaging, RAPE of this planet in general, of OUR continent [Africa] in particular that Colonialism and Apartheid sanctioned as the norm [in fact aren’t THEY making the same play again with their WAR ON TERROR] as opposed to the longest list of unacknowledged unpunished Human Rights violations/CRIMES in human history?

    Isn’t ANYONE who genuinely believes they are not programmed
    graphically illustrating that their programming is COMPLETE?
     
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    I have an issue with Pan-Africanism as well as Black Nationalism, that is they are a bunch of talk. Let me add first that the journey of a 1000 miles begins with the first step. Meaning until we take what we have already and make use of it nothing will ever come from any of these Pan-African conferences. Sure we need to sit down and reason but if we sit too long our butts will get sore from sitting and our legs too weak to lift us up again.

    Two things will approve the output of both Pan-Africanism and Black Nationalism goals they are these:

    A. Pan-Africanism should be just that uniting Africans who want to unite into one pan, focusing gathered resources into a centralized area of Africa, thus a capital economic center. Cease with trying to assemble a message that will appeal to everybody, every African state, or diaspora unit isn't necessary to get started with some action. Getting two or three African countries on board who are willing to combine resources in particular region would ignite a change because progress breeds intrigue.

    B. Black Nationalism should be about embracing other Black Nationalists within a diaspora unit and other Blacks should be allowed to do whatever is in their best interest. In other words, marketing, advertising and organizing should be with the various types of Black Nationalists, such as Hebrew Israelites, Nation Of Islam, Gullah/GeeChee, Oyotunji, 5 percent nation and so on so and so forth. Remember that Hoover was most afraid of a Black Messiah who would unite Black Nationalists not the whole Black America. It is impossible to unite with the rest of Black America who don't believe, won't accept Black Nationalist principles and actually they want to integrate not separate. So why market to them, why seek council with them, why waste precious time and resources trying to organize the masses who aren't moving in the direction of Black Nationalism?
     
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