The International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) has launched a petition to be presented to the United Nations charging the U.S. government with genocide against African people in the U.S.
The petition states:
“We, the undersigned, charge that the United States government has historically committed the crime of genocide against African people inside its borders, and continues to do so today, often with the complicity of many U.S. citizens.
“It is in the interest of all freedom-loving peoples worldwide to unite with African people, colonized within the borders of the United States, in their struggle for their basic human rights of freedom from state-imposed violence and oppression and for self-determination and liberation with economic and political control over their lives and communities.”
The genocide petition was created based on violations of established conventions of International Law created by the United Nations.
These laws include the United Nations Charter; the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide; and the International Covenant on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination among others.
This petition uses the findings of the International Tribunal on Reparations for Black People in the U.S. sponsored by the African People’s Socialist Party in Brooklyn, NY on November 13 and 14, 1982.
At that tribunal a panel of expert judges found the U.S. guilty by unanimous vote of the following charges:
- The crime of genocide against African people in the U.S. as defined by the UN Genocide Convention.
- Violation of the United Nations Charter as it relates to the U.S. treatment of Africans in the U.S.
- Violation of the spirit and intent of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
- Violation of the spirit and intent of the International Bill of Human Rights.
The 1982 Reparations Tribunal also found that $4.1 trillion dollars in 1982 currency value was due as reparations to African people from the U.S. government for stolen labor alone.
The petition to the UN lists evidence of the genocide and genocidal policies on part of the U.S. government in every aspect of the lives of African people in this country.
From the 150 million kidnapped African people who were slaughtered in the passage from Africa to the Americas, to the almost daily police murders of African people; from the right of the slave master to life and death over enslaved African people, to the mass incarceration of African people today, the petition compiles a body of documented evidence of the far-ranging genocidal crimes against African people.
Finally the petition makes six demands of the United Nations including a call for recognition by the international community and progressive and friendly states around the world of the U.S. genocide against African people, and the demand for $14 trillion in reparations to African people for genocide and stolen labor inside the U.S. alone.
The International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement calls on everyone to sign and win others to sign the Genocide Petition.
The petition elicited an immediate powerful response from African people and our allies from around the world. Scores of Africans and our allies have posted moving responses under the petition.
Let’s get one million signatures!
Sign the petition today at: www.Africanschargegenocide.com
Post your reason for signing under the petition and then post the link on your Facebook page.
The strategy for building support and signers for the genocide petition and the process to present the petition to the United Nations will be discussed at the Convention of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement which will be held Sept. 26-27 in Chicago.
To register for the InPDUM Convention go to www.INPDUM.org