Official Opposition Events
Against Jamestown 2007,
Americas 400 Year Anniversary Celebration
“Shame on Jamestown’s 400th”
May 11th Town Hall Meeting and
May 12th Demonstration features
National Indigenous /Indian
and Black Leaders
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Black Lawyers For Justice (BLFJ) (202) 397-4577
Official Opposition Events:
Friday May 11th 5:00 pm-10:30pm
Event #1: Town Hall Meeting and Pre Demonstration Rally
Location: Mt Pleasant Baptist Church
4002 Iron Bound Road
Williamsburg, Virginia (adjacent to Jamestown, VA)
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 Visitors Center – Jamestown, Virginia
Theme: “Shame on Jamestown:The Indigenous/Indian and Black African Holocaust on Public Display”
Compelling evidence of the crimes of Jamestown will be on public display during this powerful rally and demonstration.
Why we are opposing Jamestown 2007:
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), 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 or 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 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 Williamsburg 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.
Speakers at Both Events Include:
Wabun-inini Nindiz-nikaz: (Vernon Bellecourt) American Indian Movement (A.I.M) Grand Governing Council. Wabun-inini (Vernon) is a principal spokesman for the American Indian Movement 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 spiritual guide for 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.
Bob Brown: Organizer: All African Peoples Revolutionary Party (G.C). Bob Brown is a veteran organizer and his reputation is world wide. Bob Brown founded the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party and was a principal organizer with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the 1960’s. Mr. Brown was a close confidant of the legendary Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), a key organizer in the Black Power Movement and a Central Committee Member of the All African Peoples Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) during Kwame Ture’s lifetime. Bob Brown is now one of the organizers of the All African Peoples Revolutionary Party (G.C.) which has ties to Africa and promises to be an international force for Pan-Africanism and the liberation of African Peoples
Warrior Woman: Indigenous/Indian Activist-Dakota Nation and Redwind Nation. Warrior Woman is known for her outspoken style and uncompromising advocacy for her nation and peoples. An international activist with world organizing experience, Warrior Woman has been a great asset to the cause of Indigenous/ Indian peoples and is sure to place Jamestown’s 400th anniversary in its proper context.
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, Brazil, Switzerland and throughout the Caribbean. Dr. Jeffries lectures around the nation and the world and can provide factual historical ammunition to any debate.
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.
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.
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. Ashahed 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,
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