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Members of the Africa Diaspora Forum (ADF), civil society organisations, churches, trade unions and other coalitions wear chains and shout slogans during a demonstration against the slave trade and human trafficking in Libya on December 12, 2017, at the Union Buildings in Pretoria

Why We Can’t Ignore Libya, Enslavement and the Damages of US Intervention

By Editors' Choice

By William C. Anderson, Truthout — In November, CNN released footage of Africans being sold into slavery at an auction in Libya, shocking and angering many around the world. The outlet reported witnessing “a dozen men being sold like commodities — some auctioned off for as little as $400.” However, though the auction has been portrayed as part of a recent phenomenon, the disaster that is enslavement is not new at all,…

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Crises in Africa and Crucial Election in Alabama – November 27th Edition of Vantage Point

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Topics: A Measure of Justice in the Mohammed Bah Case, The Enslavement of Black Africans in Libya, The Stop Museveni Campaign and Crises Points in Africa, Crucial Election in Alabama: Will Black Votes Turn the Tide. Guests: Imam Talib Addur-Rashid (Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood, Harlem, NY), Milton Allimadi (Editor/Publisher, Black Star News, New York, NY), Kambale Musavuli (National Spokesperson, Friends of the Congo, New York, NY) and State Senator Hank Sanders (Selma, Alabama).

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Pearnel Charles (left), accepts the relay torch from Karim Murray (fourth right) a participant in the Reparations Youth Baton Relay and Rally. Others observing (from second left) are Deputy Clerk of the Houses of Parliament, Valrie Curtis; President of the Senate, Tom Tavares-Finson; Clerk to the Houses of Parliament, Heather Cooke; and other participants in the relay. The Reparations Youth Baton Relay and Rally is a CARICOM project aimed at building awareness among young people across the region about the issues surrounding the reparations movement and agenda.

Jamaicans Deserve Compensation for Indignities of Slavery – Charles

By News & Current Affairs

By Latonya Linton, Jamaica Information Service — Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Pearnel Charles, says that compensation should be awarded for the many indignities heaped on the country’s ancestors during the period of slavery. He made the remarks during the Reparations Youth Baton Relay and Rally at Gordon House on November 21. Mr. Charles argued that the British Government felt that it was just to compensate the planters, who…

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Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks during a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 4, 2017.Alex Brandon/AP

America Has Never Truly Atoned For Slavery. John Conyers Has Pressed the Issue for Nearly 30 Years.

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

y Brandon Ellington Patterson — Last month’s torch-lit white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, a response to the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from a public park, kickstarted a national dialogue about how communities should address this nation’s centuries-long history of violence and discrimination against African Americans. Democratic politicians and others, pushing back against the old arguments about maintaining our “heritage,” have called for the removal of additional Confederate statues and monuments…

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