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Payment is Past Due! Reparations Now!
Date Wednesday September 07
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Uhuru House, 7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorBakari Olatunji
Payment is Past Due!
Reparations Are Owed to African People,
from Slavery to Police Brutality to the Criminal
Neglect of the US Following Hurricane Katrina
Sunday, September 25, 2005
4 to 6pm
Uhuru House, 7911 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland

The city of Oakland passed the Slavery Era Disclosure Ordinance they say to force those who benefited from slavery to pay a price. However, the same city leaders who voted for the ordinance whole-heartedly support attacks on the basic democratic rights of the African community and the criminalization of African people that is reminiscent of slavery.

Under the war on drugs, crime and sideshows, the Oakland Police Department has the greenlight from the city government to violate the rights of the African community in East and West Oakland. The same city leaders thoroughly support the "gentrification" of North Oakland and other neighborhoods as they push African families out and compensate vigilante homeowners.

The recent hurricane in the Gulf Coast has exposed the state and federal government’s criminal neglect of the African community. Thousands of African working class and poor people died from the government’s refusal to strengthen the levees to stop the flooding to the areas where African people lived. African people are being held as virtual prisoners and turned into refugees on a scale not seen since the exodus of African people from the South after the Civil War.

If the African community is going to get its just reparations, it must be paid back for the stolen lives and stolen wealth through the city of Oakland and US government’s policy of police containment and forced impoverishment of the African community.

Support reparations, economic development and social justice!

Come out to the weekly InPDUM meetings, every Wednesday at 7pm at the Uhuru House.

Added to the calendar on Sunday Sep 4th, 2005 1:39 PM

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