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Without Africa’s resources, Europe and the United States will continue to degenerate

as powerful economic forces in the world. Since the 1960s, Africa's freedom struggles

have sapped its former enslavers from the direct exploitation of Africa.

 

 

Book by  Lloyd D. McCarthy

 

In-Dependence from Bondage: Claude McKay and Michael Manley

 

Defying the Ideological Clash and Policy Gaps in African Diaspora Relations

 

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Emergency Actions Urged as “White” Cloud Storms Africa

By Yao Lloyd D. McCarthy

 

Atlanta, GA.—“Our people need to know that the enforcing of a no-fly-zone in Libya is a declaration of war on Africa,” stressed Baba Hekimah Kanyama, while shaping the 5-point-action plan in response to the invasion of Africa by the United States, European Union, and members of the Arab League.

The emergency meeting with Pan African and African centric leaders in Atlanta was chaired by Baba Mukasa "Willie Ricks" Dada and called for an “immediate cessation of military assault” on Libya by air, land, and sea as one of the highest priority responses to the grave situation affecting Africa.

Baba Mukasa is a Civil Rights and Pan African leader who served as part of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the All African People Revolutionary Party (AAPRP). He is currently an Executive member of the World African Diaspora Union (WADU). Both the Civil Rights and Pan African movements were catalysts for the freedom and rights of African people in the U.S., Africa and elsewhere in the world. However, these rights have been trampled on by government legislative bills and military boots across the world.

In addition to the call for immediate cessation of the invasion of Africa, African Diaspora leaders in Georgia are also calling for the African Union to immediately implement the United States of Africa and the African High Command as a Pan African government and military command and control structure for the full integration of Africa. This fifty plus year delay for a United States of Africa and an African High Command would make Africa the second largest military behind China. After slavery, colonialism, and imperialism have destroyed Africa, Africa needs a strong military to protect its economic, political and social advancement, especially to defend itself against clear, constant, and other imminent foreign threats. The United States of Africa and the African High Command were envisioned by great leaders like the late great Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, President Patrice Lumumba, Marcus Garvey, Emperor Haile Selassie and W. E. B. Du Bois to protect Africa from neo-colonialism and imperialism.

The third point-of-action is for Black communities to engage in continuous civil mass demonstrations across the world against the military invasion of Africa by the same invaders who participated in the “Maafa”—the horrific enslavement of Black people over centuries and recently declared by the United Nations a crime against humanity. The first demonstration will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 in Atlanta and will continue indefinitely. African Liberation Month in May was stated as a historic high priority for actions across the African world for mass mobilization to protect gains made by Black people since African enslavement.

Additionally, the African Diaspora community leaders are urging African Union leaders to eliminate all foreign military bases, including Africom and other European bases in Africa, because these military outposts of Europe are threats to the advancement of Africa as a self-determined and free continent. Finally, the African Diaspora community leaders are urging the African Union to implement plans for the African Diaspora to gain dual-citizenship as a way to strengthen the resolve of the Pan African Diaspora to protect and invest in a sustainable and empowered Africa.

The facilitator of the emergency meeting Kofi Adjei of Africa reminded others that Libya and other parts of Africa such as Ivory Coast are targeted by the Europeans and the United States as part of a “new scramble” for African resources to continue robbing Africa’s oil and other  mineral wealth. The industrial power, prosperity, and wealth of Europe are only due to the European colonization and enslavement of Africans. Africa’s wealth is now in urgent demand to stabilize Europe after its economic meltdown which started in the United States.

Without Africa’s resources, Europe and the United States will continue to degenerate as powerful economic forces in the world. Since the 1960s, Africa's freedom struggles have sapped its former enslavers from the direct exploitation of Africa. The Anglo-American economy is also suffering from its inability to compete with emerging economic powers such as China, Russia, India, and Brazil The emergency meeting called for Africans everywhere to rise up as the dark cloud of “whiteness” gathers storm over Africa to continue its savage rape of Africa to maintain white hegemony and supremacy on Black suffering. 

Contact:  Rev. P.D. Menelik Harris/404-527-7756

Emergency Actions Urged as “White” Cloud Storms Africa

21 March  2011

Source: Facebook

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Lloyd McCarthy is the author of the book “In-Dependence” From Bondage. He is also a practicing urban and regional planning consultant. He holds a Master of Arts degree from North Carolina State University, with a focus on political science and African Diaspora Affairs. He received his Bachelors degree in Planning from the University of Virginia, where he was awarded the Virginia Citizen's Planning Association, “Outstanding Student Award” in 1991. In 1988, he received the United States Agency for International Development, Presidential Training Initiative for the Island Caribbean Award. While at North Carolina State University, he served as Teaching Assistant for three courses in Africana Studies.

Lloyd is a former Jamaican public servant, having held the titles of Director of Land Policy in the Office of the Prime Minister and Senior Director of Land Administration in the Ministry of Environment & Housing.  While serving in this public capacity, his personal and professional orientation was towards instituting policies and programs to empower low-income and dispossessed communities. 

In 1997, Lloyd was instrumental in initiating the preparation of an involuntary resettlement policy for Jamaica to protect low income people from being displaced without compensation by Jamaican infrastructure development projects. He also co-edited a publication on Involuntary Resettlement: Experiences from Developing Countries. The result of Lloyd’s academic development and experience is expressed in a uniquely honest and insightful perspective on the impact of arts and politics on African Diaspora affairs through the scholarly works of two legendary Afro-Caribbeans of the 20th century—Claude McKay and Michael Manley. Lloyd currently resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife (Schatzi) and two sons (Jela-ni and Jamar).

posted 21 March 2011

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Africans Beware the Saviors of Libya  / US Senate discusses sending troops to Libya

  Libya, Africa, and the Victorians (Manheru)

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The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

By  Ilan Pappe

It is amazing, according to Pappe, how the media had not managed to see the similarities between the ethnic cleansing that was happening in Bosnia with the one that is happening in Palestine. According to Drazen Petrovic (pg.2-3), who has dealt with the definition of ethnic cleansing, ethnic cleansing is associated with nationalism, the making of new nation states and national struggle all of which are the driving force within the Zionist ideology of Israel. The consultancy council had used the exact same methods as the methods that were later to be used by the Serbs in Bosnia. In fact Pappe argues that such methods were employed in order to establish the state of Israel in 1948.

The book is divided into 12 chapters with 19 illustrations in black and white, with 7 maps of Palestine and 2 tables. These include old photographs of refugee camps, and maps of Palestine before and after the ethnic cleansing of 1948. Pappe continues his writing as a revisionist historian with the intention of stating the bitter truth to his Israeli contemporaries and the fact that they have to face the truth of their nation being built upon an ethnic cleansing of the population of Palestine.

One can sense an optimistic hope in Pappe’s writing when he talks about the few who are in Israel who are aware of their country’s brutal past especially 1948 and the foundation of the state upon ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians.—PaLint

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In-Dependence from Bondage

Claude McKay and Michael Manley

Defying the Ideological Clash and Policy Gaps in African Diaspora Relations

By Lloyd D. McCarthy

In-Dependence is an important presentation that is scholarly offered as viewed through the eyes of two important social change agents.  Both Claude McKay and Michael Manley provided leadership and insightful meaning to the exploitation of peoples of African descent in the Western Hemisphere.  While the book focuses primarily upon the Jamaican context, the book is rich in its relevance to the social, political, and economic situation of the African Diaspora everywhere.  The author effectively integrates history and currency in exploring and describing the motivations, impacts, and proposed corrective strategies that are central to combating white racism, classism, and western imperialism.William M. Harris, Sr.,

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The Price of Civilization

Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity

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Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas

By Sylviane Diouf

Despite the explosion in work on African American and religious history, little is known about Black Muslims who came to America as slaves. Most assume that what Muslim faith any Africans did bring with them was quickly absorbed into the new Christian milieu. But, surprisingly, as Sylviane Diouf shows in this new, meticulously researched volume, Islam flourished during slavery on a large scale.

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Rock the Casbah

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Jerusalem: The Biography

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The White Masters of the World

From The World and Africa, 1965

By W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois’ Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization (Fletcher)

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