On Saturday, July 24, 2010 in Charleston, South Carolina at the Community Center of the International Longshoreman’s Union, a magnificent step forward for African descendants was taken within a memorable historical context: the Pan African Diaspora Union (PADU) was born. Standing on the shoulders of Pan African giants who have cut through the forest of false entanglements, confusion and lethargy to show the way  forward, this grouping of 21st century Pan Africanists met as the PADU International Diaspora Council to help organize the African Diaspora, educate the African descendant masses about the importance of African re-engagement and to do its part to help achieve the United States of Africa/Union of African States—out of 54, one.

            This was a modern achievement of unity without uniformity, a phrase many of us have used often but not carried out. The AAPRP/AAWRU (All African Peoples Revolutionary Party/All African Women’s Revolutionary Union), Honorable Marcus Garvey’s UNIA-ACL (Universal Negro Improvement Association-African Communities League, the SRDC (Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus), PerAnkh University/PerAnkh em Smai Tawi  (V.I.), AUH (Afrikan Unity of Harlem), CABO (Central American Black Organization), CBPM (Collective Black People Movement) and the UNIA-LDF (Legal Defense Fund) met as partners who have agreed to a common set of Pan African principles without losing any of their own sovereignty or status. Each group has one vote on all issues, there is a collective of talents, resources and network associations, and the huge coalition is founded on mutual respect and mutual civility for all member organizations and for African people. There are fourteen member organizations in all thus far, including NBLC, PANASTRAG, MIR (Martinique, Paris), CIPN (Guadeloupe/Antilles) and AUADS-Europe, among others.

            PADU’s primary objective is to assist greatly in organizing the 300 million-plus African descendants now living in the African Diaspora, spread over 90 countries and 70,000 miles. To do that, PADU members will focus jointly and individually on nation building (African unification), capacity building (working to expand the African Diaspora’s collaborative resources so together we can help each other as opposed to waiting for others to help us), sustainability (cooperative economics, trade, food production, healthcare, ethical decision-making, etc.), and the constant advocacy for increased integration of African women’s leadership and empowerment. On its website, PADU will maintain an up-to-date calendar of Diasporan events relevant to these aims.

            This is 21st century Pan Africanism at a higher ground, and it is part of the Decade of the Diaspora (January, 2010—December, 2020) within which the African Diaspora as a whole has to step up and take its rightful place inside the African Union and as a valued decision-maker in Africa’s future.  The African Diaspora has been invited to the table, and we must organize ourselves in order to accept it.

            For those Pan African organizations quite serious about their mission forward to help Africa unify and who are interested in working in partnership with others on the same path, we will see you in the whirlwind. Forward ever, backwards never.                                                                                                                                                                                   A Luta Continua

ATTENDEES: SRDC Members and Facilitators, and CCOE Members (Maryland, S.C., California, N.Y.,  Washington State, Ohio, Nicaragua Central America), Elected Representatives and Observers (Ohio, Maryland, California, S.C., Washington State), and  special guests (Dr. Robert Brock, Sister Mickie, Apostle T.L. Rodgers, Rev. Arthur Pinckney, Rev. and Mrs. Leo Woodberry, Brother Hodari Kamau Omari-Church of the Black Madonna, Sister Marva Berry, etc.)  and interested members of the public. Also in attendance were officers and spokespersons for the UNIA-ACL (PG Senghor J. Baye, Zama Cook, Nyata Toure, Chuck Banks), UNIA-LDF (David L. Horne), CBPM (Ras Marvin), Per Ankh African Kingdoms Federation/Africans of the Diaspora Caribbean Region (Dr. Chenzira Kahina, Ramona LaRoche), AAPRP (Sister Moya Mzuri Pambeli, Shabaka Ture), CABO (Sidney Francis), and  AUH (Sister Ivory Ann Black, Kassayi Hailu) , all of whom were new partner-members of the International Diaspora Council, PADU which met for the first time. There were also five recently elected AU-Diaspora Representatives (Sister Aline Diakite and Kamau Ron Taplin, from Washington State,  Anita Diop and Shabaka Ture, from Ohio, and Curtis Butler from California), along with Observer Shari Harris, and new member Jackie Howard, both from Ohio. The approximate conference attendance for the three days was 135. (For an official list of attendees, contact organizingsrdc@aol.com)

THE OFFICIAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM:

Friday  July 23   9:30 am Bus Tour of Charleston and Gullah Areas                                                                1:30 pm  Welcome to the Conference:          

                                               SRDC Status Report

                                               Bringing the Youth into the Effort to Organize the Diaspora

                             6:30  pm   Charleston Community Gathering—Bringing in the Spirits

Sat.     July 24    8:15 am   The Inaugural Meeting of the PADU International Diaspora

                                                Council

.                          11:30 am  A Public Plenary—Comments by Dr. Brock, the Church and

                                                21st Century Pan Africanism, the Issue of Dual Citizenship                                                   for the Diaspora, Joining Forces to Be More Effective

                             7  pm     Community Banquet

Sun    July 25    8  am      SRDC Closed Plenary—Taking Care of Business

                             3 pm      Ball Down–Adjournment       

                                               

SPECIFIC SCROLL NOTES TAKEN AT THE CONFERENCE: (by Brother Cliff)

Washington State included in their delegation two newly-elected Representatives: Bro. Kamau Taplin and Sis. Aline Diakite (she’s from Burundi and married to a Brother from Mali), who accompanied their State Facilitator, Sis. Folashade Farr, and Bro. T. West, who served as Facilitator last year when Sis. Folashade’s husband tragically passed.  Bro. T. West had completed the fine work Sis. Folashade had done in preparing the National Summit in Seattle last year.

Ohio brought along its newly-elected Representatives, Sis. Anita Diop and Bro. Shabaka Ture, and one of its elected Observers, Shari Harris, all of whom accompanied their State Facilitator, Sis. Michele West, and a member of their Council of Elders, Mama Rihanni Aanika.

The New York delegation included Facilitators Sis. Iman Uqdah-Hameen, and Carmen Collymore along with  Elder Mama Anisa Edwards.

California’s group included the International Facilitator of SRDC, Dr. David Horne, as well as newly-elected Representative Bro. Curtis Butler, re-elected Representative Dr. Ruth Love, Observer Bro. Al Washington and three members of the Council of Elders (Mama Opal, Mama Beverly and Baba Daoud).

Maryland was represented by myself (State Facilitator and elected Representative) and Bro. Tafari Melisizwe, a new member who came on board earlier this year and perhaps SRDC’s youngest member at age 20.  He gave an inspiring talk about organizing the youth on Friday.

On Friday, we were treated to a Bus Tour of Greater Charleston, with emphasis on the nearby Sea Islands.  We visited a plantation and held a Tambiko (libation) at a large tree near the quarters where enslaved Afrikans had been held.  We learned much about the history of the AME Church, the artisans of Charleston and the issue of Black Land Loss during the tour, which culminated in a meal at the Wadmalaw Island Community Center.

That evening the Community Karamu was held.  There were Afrikan Drummers and Dancers, as well as comments made by a variety of attendees for the weekend.  Prior to that, Dr. Horne and Bro. Tafari made statements to the delegates.

Saturday morning featured what could be called a historic event: the first meeting of the new “Super-Coalition” we now call the Pan Afrikan Diaspora Union or PADU.  This group includes SRDC, as well as organizations such as UNIA-ACL, PerAnkh (US Virgin Islands), Central American Black Organization (representing Afrikan communities in 7 of the 8 countries of Central America), A-APRP, Collective Black People’s Movement, Afrikan Unity of Harlem, Black Power Media and several others.  While we in SRDC continue with our work of organizing the Afrikan Diaspora on the grassroots level to bring our voices, through elected Representatives, to the African Union, we are also partnering with these other organizations that recognize the importance of each other’s work and contributions and are working to bring those collective talents and works together in a coordinated, cooperative way.  While the concept of PADU was officially conceived last summer and agreements have been made with several organizations since then, the meeting that was held on the morning of Saturday, July 24 marked the official birth of PADU, and as such represented a historic coming-together of these strong Pan-Afrikan organizations that we expect to lead to great accomplishments on behalf of Afrikan people in the near future.

Saturday afternoon was devoted to several panel discussions, all of which were held for the general public as well as for SRDC members: The Black Church and Its Role in Furthering Pan-Afrikanism; the issue of Dual Citizenship (a panel which included Dr. Chenzira from the US Virgin Islands, Baba Senghor J. Baye from UNIA-ACL, and Dr, Robert Brock, considered by many to be the “father of the modern reparations movement” because of the class-action lawsuit he filed to beat the expiring statute of limitations on court claims for reparations); and Practical Projects, which featured Bro. Al Washington from SRDC-California, Dr. Ruth Love from SRDC-California, and Bro. Kumasi Palmer from SRDC-South Carolina, all of whom discussed specific projects they have been involved with on behalf of SRDC and the African Diaspora. Additionally, Sister Iman Hameen explained the economics of real time African repatriation by describing the experiences of her mother, who still resides in Ghana.

Sunday was devoted specifically to SRDC business and was a “closed” meeting for SRDC members only.  A few issues of importance were discussed, including clarifications of relationships between the Secretariat, the Facilitators, the CCOE and elected Representativers/Observers, and the Representatives then voted among themselves to determine the four (4) who are expected to represent the Diaspora from the US at the African Union Summit.  We fully expect to finally gain official approval of our methodology for electing Representatives this year, which means the four who were elected at the National Summit should have the opportunity to travel to the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia sometime next year to take their places in ECOSOCC (the ECOnomic, SOcial and Cultural Council).  The four Representatives who were elected were Dr. Ruth Love (California), Bro. Kumasi Palmer (South Carolina), Sis. Aline Diakite (Washington State) and Bro. Shabaka Toure (Ohio).

The other main issue that was discussed on Sunday was the location of the 2011 National Conference.  Since that weekend in South Carolina, it has been made official: The 2011 National Conference will be held in the Baltimore, Maryland area, over the weekend of August 19-21.  We’re already making preparations for next year’s Conference.  The Conference has been bigger and better each successive year, and the Conferences in Columbus, Ohio (2008), Seattle, Washington (2009) and Charleston, South Carolina (2010) have raised the bar higher and higher.  We plan to raise that bar once more in 2011.

THANKS to the great team in Mt. Pleasant and Charleston, South Carolina (D. Wright, D. Fludd, F. Lincoln, A. Pinckney, K. Palmer) for all of their dedicated work which produced an exciting and dynamic three-day gathering in the heart of the South, and especially to Mr. Ken Riley and the International Longshoreman’s Association.

                                                            Report Submitted by Brother Cliff & DLH   August, 2010

Greetings International Facilitator and Secretariat of SDRC and PADU Members,

Indeed these types of atrocities have occurred to us as African Diasporains for far too long. Now with the establishment of the African Sixth Region Diaspora created by the African Union, and the need of protection when our human and people rights are threaten and violated in the Diaspora (foreign lands where we reside) we now must commence suing such countries in our own courts. Thus there shall be submitted into the African Courts of Justice and the African Court of Human and People rights all charges committed on us in violation of our human and people rights.  It is time to create Policy Change for the new Africa!!! We are now looking for an international Human and People Rights African lawyer (or an African lawyer who will be willing to take up the cause) and an African Judge in the African court, who believes in the cause. We need the lawyer to assist in placing a structure and proper language to create an effective policy to be submitted into the African Court.

The African Diaspora global community must stand now in supporting and actively participating in the promotion to gain awareness of the creation of a new policy change on how Africa does business with foreign courtiers in which we reside. Under the African Union Constitutive Act Article 3 section Q, adopted by the 1st Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 3 February 2003, and by the 2nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union in Maputo, Mozambique on 11 July 2003,  states to,   “invite and encourage the full participation of the African Diaspora as an important part of our Continent, in the building of the African Union”. To this end, we as African Diasporains again must take the lead in creating a stronger and efficient Union by creating policy change to protect our human and people’s rights while residing in the Diaspora. We are going to contact key African Union members of Heads of State like Tanzania (where the African Court resides), Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Liberia and others who will take our cause into the Union and will support the policy change in the African Courts.  

We cannot just look at the case of what happened to our African Diasporain people in France, where on July 31 2010, African women and children where forcedly dragged while carrying their babies on their backs by French police in inhumane ways during a housing protest. For this is happening in all parts of the world concerning us. At this time AUH, Inc. is encouraging PADU members (and SDRC) to record and document crimes against humanity and violations against our human and people rights in the African Diaspora (some we are already facing and fighting), that have been conducted on us while living in foreign lands. These violations will be the bases for which we are going to court to create a new policy for us as African Diasporains into the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples Rights, through the African Union.

With all humbleness and humility (these people don’t respect humility they take it for dosileness). If Africa has peace and security treaties with various foreign countries, then how can we, being members of Africa be handled with such inhuman treatments within the boards of such countries that have peace and securities treaties with Africa? Are we not protected in the treaty? Or do they just stand to make sure that the foreign residents in Africa and or their business are protected from acts of crime and inhuman acts upon it while in Africa? You never see or hear about Chinese residents or their business in Africa being treated in such manners we as African Diasporains face daily. Nor do we hear about the French in Africa, Italy, America, any…… who have been mistreated on African soil or had their human or people’s rights violated by African police or people. We know some may bring the case of what is happening to white the (initital Dutch invaders of Indigenous) South Africans to mind, however what they are facing is due to their own  ancestors going into an inhabited land, exporting the peoples resources, and placing and selling the indigenous people into captivity. Now that indigenous Africans in South Africa are gaining their rightful place in their homeland, we must not confuse white people in South Africa cause with ours. The spirit and the fullness of historical understanding are just too different.

In the Diaspora when our human and people rights are threatened  we can no longer  go to the same system that carried out the act to find justice, for it is the same structure that allowed the inhuman act to happen. We must be protected under the Union inside of Africa and in the Diaspora.  We must create policy change!!!

Africa needs a policy change of how the world does business with Africa concerning their treaties and polices agreements to include human and people rights of African people in the Diaspora who live within the boaders of courtiers who have singed such treaties with Africa. There shall be a process where if crimes against humanity and crimes against human and people rights are commit on Africa’s people while living in foreign lands, then charges shall be made in the African Court of Justice / the African Court of Human and Peoples Rights against such countries that violate our rights. When such countries are found  guilty of such crimes, then Africa has the right to sanction that country, place taxations on its foreign business in Africa and place limitations on how Africa does business with that part of the world. And!!! To include a fine placed on those countries.   

Africa conducts business and feeds the whole world!!! Diamonds, gold, oil, land, all kinds of resources even our babies are going in to foreign hands while we in the Diaspora suffer untold courts of inhumane acts by the same countries that deals and reaps from our blessed Mother Africa.  We in the Diaspora say NO MORE!!! Mother Africa will protect her children in the world just as the world protects it own in Africa.  

We will not go public until we find a proper lawyer who can help to shape the language for this policy and an African Court Judge who can give us guidance on how to work the Court systems. As we continue to formulate this effort, Afrikan Unity of Harlem, Inc is asking PADU and SDRC to assist towards strengthening the ideals of our African Diaspora approach to the Union concerning this matter. If this policy can be strengthened to include more areas of focus, please contact us immediately with additions and or corrections. It is going to take all of us in order to appeal to our international  body  to show we are serious, and we are focus in meeting the mandate of the African Diaspora to finally take our rightful place  in our Mother continent.

Most Respect

Sister Ivory Ann Black II Woletta Sellassie

Executive Secretary

Afrikan Unity of Harlem, Inc

 

Film shows pregnant African woman dragged away by police in north of Paris

By John Lichfield in Paris

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

A video showing French police dragging immigrant women and children away from a protest squat has sharpened accusations that President Nicolas Sarkozy has made a cynical turn towards the authoritarian right.

Although police insist that the disturbing footage is misleading, the film of the apparently brutal arrests north of Paris last month coincides with a noisy campaign by the floundering Mr Sarkozy to revive his image as a politician tough on crime and immigration.

In the video, posted on YouTube, DailyMotion and other sites, a pregnant African woman is seen screaming as she is dragged away by police. Another woman, a baby strapped to her back, is seen being dragged along the ground by police officers.

The film was shot on 21 July at La Courneuve when police broke up a demonstration by 150 people, mostly African immigrant women, protesting against their eviction from illegal squats in a council tower block.

Although the incident passed off without much reaction at the time, homeless and immigrant support groups have used the footage to draw attention to what they say is a more violent approach – and a sense of Sarkozy-inspired immunity – among some French police officers.

The allegation comes at a time when Mr Sarkozy stands accused of launching a barrage of hardline measures to move attention away from damaging political scandals and dismal poll ratings. Although the squat arrests preceded his get-tough campaign, they took place in the same troubled estate, La Cité des 4,000, where the President once threatened to use a “Karcher”, or industrial hose, to clean out drug gangs.

Jean-Baptiste Eyrault, spokesman for the homeless pressure group Droit au Logement (DAL), said yesterday that the violence at La Courneuve showed that a “threshold” had been crossed. “Police don’t normally act like this,” he said. “I’m afraid we’re going to see more and more of this kind of behaviour. The head of state governs through the police and, in return, the police feel protected.”

A police spokesman said that the short video, which was viewed more than 400,000 times in its first day on the French site DailyMotion, had been misleadingly edited. The evacuation and arrest of the demonstrators had been mostly peaceful, the police said. The woman with a baby on her back had “thrown herself on the ground”, a spokesman said, “which meant the officers could not at first see her baby”.

Mainstream politicians were cautious about criticising the police, preferring to attack the extraordinary array of new repressive measures announced by the government in recent days. A rural riot involving French gypsies last month – following the shooting of a young French traveller by a gendarme – led to a threat by the President of mass closures of camps of Roma gypsies from Eastern Europe. He also wants to revoke the French citizenship of any foreign-born person who attacks the police.

In an aggressive speech in Grenoble last Friday, Mr Sarkozy made a direct connection between immigration and crime. He said France was “suffering the consequences of 50 years of insufficiently regulated immigration”, words which reminded his critics of the far-right National Front. On Sunday, Mr Sarkozy’s interior minister, Brice Hortefeux, said citizenship could also be stripped from those found guilty of “polygamy, female circumcision or other serious criminal acts”.

Christophe Borgel, national secretary of opposition Socialist party, said Mr Sarkozy’s attacks on crime and immigration were clearly intended to distract from the allegations of illegal financing of the President’s party raised by the L’Oréal family feud scandal last month. “The harshness of his words and the uncontrolled nature of the proposals is intended to distract from his failures … His determination to create controversy [over crime] in August is intended to mask the scandals which occupied the month of July,” Mr Borgel said.

Centre-left politicians know, however, that with less than two years to the next presidential election, Mr Sarkozy would love to switch the national debate from the economy and political scandals to crime and punishment. If the left criticises his proposals too loudly, he will accuse them of being soft on crime. Thus the video of the muscular break-up of the La Courneuve protest could help, rather than damage, the President’s strategy.

Greetings International Facilitator and Madam Secretariat of the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus,

I wish I could be in better spirits today in sending this communication but sadly after reviewing  this video sent form our emissary, women of all ages of Africa hearts have become harden and torn. I am requesting a report from SDRC Europe in the matters involving the French Police filmed dragging African Immigrant women & taking away their babies during a protest that occurred last week July 31 2010. Please view the video and if SDRC Europe is not aware (I know that they are), please forward this to them.

Please be advised. This video is beyond graphic. All who watch this please stand firm. I as a woman, Afrikan, and Black could only watch this once!!! And when I saw the sisters being dragged while lying on top of her babies and another dead and pregnant, I had to hold myself in my own arms for comfort. Please ask SDRC Europe if they have investigated the cause of this callous act carried out by the French authorities, who gave the orders to their police to carry out such actions in the manner in which it was handled, where are the women and children now and how can we in the Americas and elsewhere in the Diaspora assist?

This and other types of inhumane acts are taking place on our people globally because we are not protected by the Union if we are living outside of Africa. Without a strong African Diaspora government we as grassroots/community organizations are left to defend our people with varying results. In the AU as defined in its Constitutive Act, Member States must promote and protect human rights according to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Seeing the video, it appears these mothers are continental Africans so must likely their state in Africa are AU members and charges against the French authorities can be made through the AU’s , African Court Of Justice/ The African Court On Human And Peoples’ Rights.

We must strengthen the AU in an investigation of the French authorities concerning this vile matter conducted out on their people living within French boarders. Recognizing the the 25th Africa-France Summit, a two-day gathering “aimed at developing better business relations between” African and France, occurring this past April 2010 in French city of Nice were, 38 African leaders and 250 business executives gathered, discussing on “the problems of climate change, piracy, terrorism” as well as “the demand of African countries’ for a bigger say in the U.N. Security Council and the G20 forum” — All Headline News June 2 10—-, explanations must be given on how such of a inhumane act against humanity was made possible on African people in French territory.

Ambassador Francois Zimeray, France’s human rights ambassador must give an open statement concering this event and SDRC Europe can charge his office to co-lead the investigations injunction with the AU.

Our office will be sending this to the African Union in Washing D.C, New York, Addis Abba, global partners and clergy to gain awareness. Please if any sees this as a noble cause to take action, you are encouraged to do so by whatever capabilities your may have.

Most Respect

Sister Ivory Ann Black II Woletta Sellassie

Executive Secretary

Afrikan Unity of Harlem, Inc

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The South Carolina Council of Elders and the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus Secretariat

PRESS RELEASE

A Gathering of the Diaspora

JULY 23-25 , 2010

Charleston, South Carolina

The South Carolina Council of Elders and the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus Secretariat (SRDC) invite you to the annual conference of the Diaspora being held this year in Charleston, South Carolina. This SRDC gathering is held in various regions of the country and this year, for the first time, we will be in South Carolina. As most of you know, the African Diaspora was the mostly involuntary and scattered movement of Africans and their descendants, predominantly to the Americas, and is one of the largest displacements of a population in pre-modern times. It began in the middle of the 15th century, and as many as twenty million African people were transported to the Western Hemisphere and forcibly enslaved by white Europeans.

This 2010 Gathering of the Diaspora begins Friday, July 23rd, at 9 am with a guided tour of Charleston and Gullah areas, including former slave ports. Charleston and its surroundings brought in the largest contingent of captured Africans throughout most of America’s ante-bellum period, and Charleston figured prominently in Tecumseh Sherman’s Field Order 15 which provided abandoned and confiscated land to former slaves.  At 1:30 pm, the official conference will begin at the International Longshoremen Association Hall in downtown Charleston (899 Morrison Drive). There will be a community gathering Friday night, and an extraordinarily important breakfast meeting on Saturday morning, plus a public plenary, with special guest speakers from the African Union, from 11 am through 5:30 pm on Saturday at the Hall. There will be youth and economic workshops, a community forum on re-connecting South Carolina’s African American population to its African roots, the issue of African dual citizenship, discussions regarding South Carolina heroes and sheroes like Smalls, Delany, Tubman and many others who have made major contributions to American life. There will be guests from Canada, Central America, the Caribbean, Germany and the Netherlands, among others. Essentially, “We (the Diaspora) have received an invitation to be a part of the African Union, a central body that represents all except one of the 53 nations of Africa. The vision is to form what will become the United States of Africa, or Union of African States, and include those of us who live outside the African continent. The Diaspora is to participate in decision-making on determining how that new African future will look. This vision of unity is what the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus gathering is about. We want members of our community to understand and participate in this great change that is happening.”

So, we are inviting members of the Black Church, members of the Gullah community, members of the South Carolina business and professional community, youth, academics, and more to come and join us. Let’s discuss, debate and participate. We know where we are right now; are there other options for our future?  Do we want to have dual citizenship in Africa? Can we establish direct trade and commercial links with African countries that will benefit South Carolinians? What does 21st Century Pan Africanism have to say to youth about inspiring them to greatness? What is THE DECADE OF THE DIASPORA and how does it affect South Carolina and beyond? Can the Diaspora in fact organize itself in order to accept the AU’s invitation to join?

Come join us !!  Let’s break bread and talk seriously in mutually respectful tones about moving forward !!

For further information, contact Brother Kumasi Palmer (843) 452-4880 SRDC  horojoe@aol. com  or Brother Fred Lincoln (843)697-1699 flincoln@bellsouth. net  or write us at  organizingSRDC@ aol.com

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