Pan-Afrikan Reparations Rebellion Groundings
Pan-Afrikan Reparations Rebellion Groundings 

Please sign the Petiton: We Charge Genocide Ecocide

https://www.change.org/p/stop-the-maangamizi-we-charge-genocide-ecocide

The ‘Stop the Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide/Ecocide‘ Petition (SMWeCGE) [1] is one of the ISMAR [2] campaigning tools for mobilising our people’s power to exert upon the British Houses of Parliament towards establishing the All-Party Commission For Truth & Reparatory Justice, and other actions necessary to advance the process of dialogue from the ground-upwards, with the British State and society on Reparatory Justice. The march serves as a mass movement mobilising tool as well as a vehicle for the delivery of the Stop the Maangamizi -We charge genocide/ecocide petition to Downing Street.

The aims of the Stop the Maangamizi Campaign are to:

  1. Increase recognition of and educate people about the Maangamizi, its causes, contemporary manifestations and consequences;
  2. Gather evidence of the continuing impact of the Maangamizi as part of the process towards establishing the All Party-Parliamentary Commissions of Inquiry for Truth & Reparatory Justice at the levels of the Westminster Houses of Parliament and the European Parliament as well as the Ubuntukgotla Peoples International Tribunal for Global Justice;
  3. Mobilise petition signers/supporters to organise as a community of advocates for ‘Stopping the Maangamizi’ as a force within the International Social Movement for Afrikan Reparations, (ISMAR);
  4. Catalyse the development of such a force into an integral part of the Peoples Reparations International Movement  (PRIM) to ‘Stop the Maangamizi’, prevent its recurrence as well as effect and secure measures of reparatory justice from the ground-up;
  5. Utilise the process of mobilising towards the 1st August Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March to amplify the voices of communities of reparatory justice interest who are engaged in resistance to the various manifestations of the Maangamizi today.

It is the view of the SMWCGE campaign that our emphasis should be on reparations as a political struggle and a social movement. For reparations, will only be effected and secured as a result of a movement that we continue to build. Ultimately reparations will only be effected when we have built and harnessed the POWER to effect our national will and strategic geopolitical interests as people of Afrikan ancestry and heritage.

[1] According to Professor Maulana Karenga Maangamizi, the Swahili term for Holocaust and continuum of chattel, colonial and neocolonial enslavement, is more appropriate than its alternative category Maafa. For maafa which means calamity, accident, ill luck, disaster, or damage does not indicate intentionality. It could be a natural disaster or a deadly highway accident. But Maangamizi is derived from the verb -angamiza which means to cause destruction, to utterly destroy and thus carries with it a sense of intentionality. The “a” prefix suggests an amplified destruction and thus speaks to the massive nature of the Holocaust.
http://ncobra.org/resources/pdf/Karenga%20-THE%20ETHICS%20OF%20REPARATIONS.pdf

[2] International Social Movement for Afrikan Reparations.

The Stop The Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide / Ecocide Petition
This is the Stop The Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide / Ecocide Petition that layouts out the demands of the Afrikan Heritage Community In the United Kingdom.
STOP THE MAANGAMIZI Petition 2018.pdf
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Marching is a Process, Groundings are a tool - Why we have changed tactics.

Afrikan Emancipation Day Reparations March has evolved iinto a Pan- Afrikan Reparations Rebellion Groundings since 1st Mosiah 2020.

 

Whilst we still deliver the petition on 1st Mosiah to 10 Downing St (when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted), we no longer march from Windrush Square to Parliament Square. 

Now, since 2020, the main purpose of the Pan-Afrikan Reparations Rebellion Groundings is to showcase our Afrikan Heritage Communities self-repairs initiatives locally, nationally and internationally.

We aim to build ovastanding and demonstrate that the achievement of a future restored Nation (Maatubuntuman) in a climate of global justice (Ubuntudunia) iis necessary and possible. To establish Maatubuntuman in Ubuntudunia is the overarching strategic goal of our efforts to secure Pan-Afrikan Reparations so we need to build knowledge and effect implementation of this through grounding with our brothers and sisters and engaging our people in this international social movement for Afrikan Reparations beyond the onle day when we continue to gather.

 

So what are groundings? An explanation can be found here  via our partner website stopthemaangamizi.com

 

 So how are we still a March Committee? We have reframed the word march to demonstrate a process towards our strategic goals.  We take inspiration from musician Ossie Davis who said:

 

“We gotta fight!, the March to freedom, and the March to equality was in process when I was born, I just got on board. I suspect when they let me off and put me in one of those quiet places forever, the March will still be going on, and I will be able to tell history that, at least, when I was alive, there was a place for me in the line of March. You should be happy to say as much. That’s the reward for being alive, to be part of the struggle.”

    Ossie Davis, Activist, Actor, Author

 

So we will still be showcasing, disrupting locally and bulding our capacity to secure reparatory justice. We must remember our goals will not be achieved by a one day event. We need you to continue the strategic work, the influencing, lobbying, challenging and organising all year round. It is the work we do the other 364 days of the year that makes 1st Mosiah possible - it is a means, not an end. Join us!

 

 

 

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