AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT GRAND GOVERNING COUNCIL
May 10, 2007
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May 11, 2007: Norfolk/VA Beach Town Hall Meeting and Pre Demonstration Rally
May 12, 2007: Jamestown Settlement Demonstration Features National Indigenous /Indian and Black/African Leaders
For more information, or to confirm speakers/interviews, contact:
Black Lawyers for Justice, call: (202) 397-4577 or email:Blacklawyers4jst@aol.com
Friday May 11th 5:00 PM-10:30 PM
Event #1: Town Hall Meeting and Pre Demonstration Rally
544 Newtown Road Suite 116 (at Newport Shopping Center/On the border of Norfolk VA )
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Theme: "Shame on Jamestown: Advocates for the Victims expose the true history, and the Community Speaks Out!"
Saturday May 12th 2:00 pm
Event #2: Opposition Rally and Demonstration
Location: In front of the Jamestown Settlement Museum at the Jamestown Settlement Visitors Center!
Theme: "Shame on Jamestown: The Indigenous/Indian and Black/African African Holocaust on Public Display"
Compelling evidence of the crimes of Jamestown will be on public display during this powerful rally and demonstration.
On May 11th -13th 2007 the uglier side of the founding of Jamestown, Virginia by English settlers will be debated and exposed. On this weekend, millions of Americans, including Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner and the leading Presidential Candidates are expected in Jamestown, Virginia to celebrate Americas Founding 400 years ago.
President George W. Bush will also speak on this weekend.
On May 11th-12th Black Lawyers For Justice (BLFJ), The American Indian Movement (AIM Grand Governing Council), The New Black Panther Party For Self Defense (NBPP), Pan-African Roots, and the All African People Revolutionary Party (AAPRP-GC) are co-sponsoring the Official Opposition Events to Jamestown 2007, America’s 400 Year Anniversary.
To White America, Jamestown’s 400th Year Anniversary will be a great celebration of achievement and pride. However, to the Indigenous Red peoples or Indians, May 11-13th, 2007 in Jamestown commemorates the beginning of the European/ American Holocaust and tragic genocide perpetrated against many millions of indigenous/ Indian Nations and peoples. To White America it will be a time of great joy and remembrance, but for Blacks/Africans in America, this day is contradicted by the shameful reality that Jamestown marks the commemoration of The European Transatlantic Slave Trade which imposed upon many millions of innocent Africans the tragedy of inhuman chattel slavery and the beginning of the Maafa (Great Suffering), in the United States of America.
Organizers of the Jamestown 2007 project have whitewashed the project and have attempted to rewrite history in a blatant attempt to sanitize the crimes committed at Jamestown which resulted in America being originated on the corrupt foundation of racism, population removal, mass murder, slavery and a litany of crimes against divine law and humanity.
Make no mistake about it, our Friday May 11th Rally in Norfolk/VA Beach and Saturday May 12th Demonstration in front of the Jamestown Visitors Center is designed to crash this illegitimate party and pursue the overdue case for Reparations and Justice for the victims of slavery, mass murder and genocide. Furthermore the ill affects of what happened at Jamestown still fester in the Community today. These Opposition Events are designed to give the contemporary Indigenous and "African-American" public an opportunity to have input on the alternative view of the Jamestown 2007 Celebration.
A noted lineup of lawyers, scholars, activists, political figures and artists will give First Amendment privileges new meaning as they fully exercise their right to debate the significance of the May 11th-13th Events at the doorstep of the Jamestown Visitors Center (Saturday May 12th) during the height of the Celebration. Organizers are determined to affirm their well earned right to Free Assembly at this specific location and are legally accepting nothing less.
Wabun-inini Nindiz-nikaz (Vernon Bellecourt): Principal Spokesman for the American Indian Movement (A.I.M) Grand Governing Counci, and a leader in actions ranging from the 1972 occupation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington to the 1992 Redskin Super bowl demonstrations. He is Co-founder and first Executive Director of the Denver AIM Chapter. His involvement at Wounded Knee in 1973 led to a Federal indictment. He is a special representative of the International Indian Treaty Council and helped organize the first Treaty Conference in 1974. He was jailed for throwing his blood on the Guatemalan Embassy to protest the killing of 100,000 Indians. He was elected to a 4-year term in his White Earth tribal government and developed a model program for the spiritual education of Indian prisoners. Vernon is President of the National Coalition on Racism in Sports & Media and recipient of the City of Phoenix, Martin Luther King Human Rights Award.
Attorney Malik Shabazz, Esq.: Event host, President of Black Lawyers For Justice (BLFJ), which he founded in 1996 and National Chairman of the New Black Panther Party. Shabazz is a seasoned veteran of the Black movement since his days as a popular student activist at Howard University and Howard University School of law. Shabazz is one of the most consistent organizers, dynamic lecturers and debators in the Nation. On the legal front, Attorney Shabazz has had extensive civil litigation experience as a victim’s rights lawyer and has been successful in a number of high profile cases, including the historic 1998-1999 legal victories over the Guiliani Administration who tried to prevent the Million Youth March from taking place in Harlem New York. From the Million Man March, leadership over the New Black Panther Party, co-convening Minister Louis Farrakhan's Millions More Movement and fighting police brutality nationwide Attorney Malik Shabazz is clearly a rising force on the legal and political scene. For more information, or to confirm speakers/interviews, contact Black Lawyers for Justice at (202) 397-4577 or Blacklawyers4jst@aol.com and/or contact New Black Panther Party at (202) 726-0029 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Brown: Co-Director of Pan-African Roots and Organizer for the All African Peoples Revolutionary Party (GC). Bob is a veteran organizer and his political contributions and achievements are known world wide. He was the Director of the Midwest Office of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and co-founded the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. Bob is an organizer in the Black Power and Pan-African Movements. He worked with Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) for 31 years, from 1967 to 1998, and was the national coordinator for logistics and operations and national field director for the 1995 Million Man March and Stay-at-Home Campaign. Bob is currently co-plaintiff, with the City of Chicago, in a historic and precedent-setting $10 billion slavery era disclosure and false claims lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County. This lawsuit will rock the foundations of the political-economy of Chicago, the united snakes, and the world, and force the disclosure of records documenting more than 500 years of Crimes against Humanity that were committed by European Nations and Royal Families, including the British Royal Family, against Indigenous Peoples of the Western Hemisphere, and Peoples of African descent in every corner of Africa and the African Diaspora. For more information, or to confirm speakers/interviews, contact Pan-African Roots at email@example.com
Dr. Leonard Jeffries: Professor, African Studies City University New York (CUNY). Professor Jeffries is the leading living historian on African and African American history. He is a founding director of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC) and is a former president of the African Heritage Association (AHSA). His scholastic exploits have taken him to the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Brazil0, Switzerland and throughout the Caribbean. Dr. Jeffries lectures around the nation and the world and can provide factual historical ammunition to any debate.
Honorable Charles Barron: City Council (D) Brooklyn, New York. Councilman Charles Barron is the leading elected advocate for Blacks and oppressed peoples in New York and is gaining nationwide respect for his progressive stance on the issues of police brutality, poverty, education and reparations. The outspoken and active leader is a former member of the New York Chapter of the Black Panther Party and was overwhelmingly re elected to his council seat in the last election. Eying a run at Brooklyn Borough president in 2009, Barron is sure to be an uncompromising and consistent advocate for Blacks and the poor in the centers of power as well as in the streets.
Attorney Chowke Lumumba: Chairman, New African Peoples Organization Attorney Lumumba has had a long and distinguished career as an accomplished defense attorney and a powerful political activist. Chokwe served as acting President Provisional Government of the Republic of New Africa. He has established a stellar legal career as a legal advocate for the poor and powerless in the courtroom and established himself as an uncompromising and formidable force for social justice in the streets. Attorney Lumumba has been instrumental in the formation and maintenance of a number of organizations dedicated to the liberation of New Afrikan people. In 1978-79, he was a co-founder of the National Black Human Rights Coalition and the Detroit Black Human Rights Coalition. He actively participated in the effort to build a National Human Rights Campaign. On November 5, 1979, Lumumba and two other national leaders presented a statement charging the U.S. with human rights violations to the president of the U.N. General Assembly, Salim Ahmed Salim.
Other speakers include: Minister Hashim Nzinga, National Chief Of Staff New Black Panther Party. Minister Nzinga has a national voice and experience and also a leading anti police brutality activist in the Atlanta Area. Minister Bryan Muhammad, Millions More Movement-Nation Of Islam. Minister Muhammad is a true disciple of the Millions More Movement and recently gained national attention for his efforts that freed 14 year old Shaquanda Cotton from an unjust 7 year Paris, Texas juvenile prison sentence. Minister Yusef Muhammad, National Spokesman-New Black Panther Party. Yusef Shabazz is currently a city council candidate in Savannah Georgia. Ashaeed Muhammad, Activist- Author. Muhammad is the founder of Truth Establishment Institute (TEI) and the author of the revealing book "Synagogue of Satan". Imam Akbar Abdul Karim Bilal, Minister of Justice for the New Black Panther Party and Minister Najee Muhammad.
ENTERTAINMENT BY: UNO THE PROPHET AND NY OIL. These two hot, hot revolutionary rappers/poets are guaranteed to light Jamestown on fire with cultural artistic presentations. Other rappers and poets are expected to be added to the in the coming days.
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