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Download the Image of a slave for use in school reports, flyers, etc.

Read about the Background of
September 13th and
Millions for Reparations.

 

Lawsuits have been filed in New York and New Jersey targeting corporations that profited from the slave trade. One, a class action lawsuit filed in Brooklyn, N.Y., names three companies: Fleet Boston Financial, Aetna and CSX. The lawsuit estimates that the wealth in the United States created by the unpaid wages of slave labor is today worth $1.5 trillion. Deadria Farmer-Paellman is the lead plaintiff and initiator of this suit. At a recent press conference, she stated, "My grandfather always talked about the 40 acres and a mule we were never given. These companies benefited from working, stealing and breeding our ancestors, and they should not be able to benefit from these horrendous acts."
Read an article in Worker's World Newspaper about the lawsuit.


Read the humorous and informative short essay "America Without Black People."


We have flyers, T-shirts, buttons, posters and speakers to help spread the word about reparations. Contact us if you have an event you want us to be at, heard of one we should be at or want help organizing one.
Millions for Reparations: 718-398-1766, info@millionsforreparations.com and MillionsForReparations.com


Read the provocative and insightful essay Stealing Our Minds: Reparations for the Theft of Black Intellectual Property. This essay uses the example of legendary Black singer and songwriter, Otis Blackwell, whose songs were used by white singers such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, James Taylor and Ms. Peggy Lee for their great financial and artistic benefit instead of his. This essay also contains a list of other Black geniuses who invented popular items, but due to white supremecy, without just financial reward.


Read this essay on colonialism detailing how the complement to and handmaiden of slavery and the slave trade was colonialism. It was to work the "colonies" that Africans were first brought to the Americas. The colonies were exploited for their natural resources and for those that were then created by unpaid labor.


During the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) the Western countries were "intransigent" on the issues of crimes against humanity and reparations. Their resistance has made us, the victims, become even more intransigent in our non-negotiable demand to receive our historically overdue justice. The recent WCOR was an important milestone in the struggle for reparations. Read this WCAR analysis to learn more.


Check out EverythingBlack.com. Put "Reparations" in the search engine and check out all the different websites.


Political Prisoners
There is a strong relationship between slavery, reparations and political prisoners. Stunning National Security Council Memorandum-46 dated March 17, 1978. This document is proof of a conspiracy between the highest level of the U.S. governement against the Black liberation movements in Africa and the U.S. This document was a report of a study authorized by the President of the United States to [their words] "review current developments in Black Africa from the point of view of their possible impacts on the black movement in the United States." This study posits:

(1) Black Africa is increasingly becoming an outlet for U.S. exports and investment, and,
(2) The nationalist liberation movement in black Africa can act as a catalyst with far reaching effects on the American black community by stimulating its organizational consolidation and by inducing radical actions.

Accordingly, this study sought to IDENTIFY "contacts between radical African leaders and leftist leaders of the U.S. black community" and TAKE "appropriate steps to inside and outside the country in order to inhibit any pressure by radical African leaders and organizations on the U.S. black community."

Hear our Political Prisoners Voices. Read their statements on Reparations.

Mumia Abu-Jamal Marilyn Buck Mutulu Shakur Mutulu's Poster David Gilbert