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Amadi Ajamu

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NYC Council back tracking on chokehold ban law sparks protest

As nationwide protests against police killing Black people and calls for defunding and reform have gained national and international support, law enforcement backlash from President Trump to the NYPD and PBA have also accelerated.

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National Reparations Day Caravan to rally at Trump Hotel Aug. 15 Columbus Circle

In this summer of 2020, the Black Liberation Movement is at a critical moment. The COVID pandemic’s devastating multi-faceted effects on the Black community, combined with the refusal of the police and white terrorists to stop murdering Black people in cold blood, have exposed to the world that we are being “disappeared,” that capitalism no longer has a need for us, that we are surplus.

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Assembly Member Charles Barron demands vote on Reparations Bill A3080A

On Friday, July 2, NYS Assembly Member Charles Barron and NYC Council Member Inez D. Barron held a Reparations Rally and Press Conference at the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan, to demand a vote on Reparations Bill A3080A in the New York State legislature.

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Malcolm X @ 95

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020 the December 12th Movement will honor the 95th birthday of our Black hero Malcolm X, in the streets of Harlem, NY with a “Black Power Motorcade” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Zimbabwe turns 40

On April 18, 1980, the people of Zimbabwe declared their independence from British colonizers after many years of armed struggle.

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Honoring Black contemporary heroes for Black History Month 2020

Traditionally Black History Month has honored our great leaders of the past.

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Honoring Black contemporary heroes for Black History Month 2020

Traditionally Black History Month has honored our great leaders of the past.

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Black Solidarity Day—Action toward 2020

A New York citywide Unity program held on Black Solidarity Day, Nov. 4, 2019, launched a citywide plan of action to build a political-economic platform for Black Solidarity Day 2020.

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Demand to end illegal sanctions on Zimbabwe intensifies

During the opening of the United Nations General Assembly this week the United States came under fire.

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New Yorkers attend funeral of Zimbabwe former president Robert Mugabe saying ‘The struggle continues’

Members of the Brooklyn-based December 12th Movement have just returned this Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, from Zimbabwe where they attended the funeral of the recently late former premier.

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SADC Solidarity on ending illegal sanctions on Zimbabwe

On August 18, the 39th Southern African Development Community summit of the heads of state and government held in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, declared October 25, 2019 as “A Day of Solidarity to Lift the Illegal Sanctions Imposed on Zimbabwe.”

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Our fight for reparations

The Dec. 12th Movement International Secretariat will host a screening of the “Durban 400,” a documentary film of the historic World Conference against Racism held in Durban, South Africa in 2001.

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Celebration and re-internment of our ancestors

NYC Councilmember Inez Barron and NYS Assemblymember Charles Barron joined together to honor the legacy of African ancestors who endured centuries of enslavement in the formation of East New York, Brooklyn.

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CBC chair confronted on U.S. sanctions on Zimbabwe

Congresswoman Yvette Clarke hosted The Congressional Black Caucus—The State of Black America in Brooklyn at I.S. 392 in Brownsville, Brooklyn on Friday, May 31, 2019

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Protesters converge on White House to end U.S. sanctions on Zimbabwe

African Liberation Day, Saturday, May 25, proved to be a tremendous victory for “we who believe in freedom and cannot rest.”

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December 12th Movement pays homage to comrade Coltrane Chimurenga

Coltrane Chimurenga, field marshal of the December 12th Movement, joined the ancestors May 13, 2019.

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WBAI Live! ‘From the Streets with Bob Law’

WBAI (99.5FM), Pacifica’s New York affiliate of their nationwide network of independent community radio stations, has launched their first live programming effort with the phenomenal national radio personality, Bob Law.

Black voices rise on Venezuela

A throng of protesters converged on the doorstep of the United States Permanent Mission to the United Nations to denounce the aggressive attempted coup orchestrated by the Trump administration.

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Trump shutdown same as weapon of economic sanctions used against Zimbabwe

Every day it is becoming clearer that President Trump’s “partial shutdown” of the federal government is affecting more than the 800,000 federal workers and hundreds of thousands of contract workers who have been furloughed or forced to work without pay.

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Black solidarity sets the agenda

The Black Solidarity Day Coalition 2018 recaptured the essence of Dr. Carlos Russell’s initial vision of collective political and economic action in the Black community.

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Black Solidarity Day 2018

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, marks the 49th anniversary of Black Solidarity Day. In 1969, Dr. Carlos Russell was inspired by a play written and produced by Douglas Turner Ward entitled “A Day of Absence,” which depicted a small southern town experiencing the ramifications of the unexpected absence of all the Black people.

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Black Solidarity Day 2018—A day of absence

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, the Black Solidarity Day Coalition will take to the streets in commemoration of the work of the founder Dr. Carlos Russell.

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Brooklyn Horror Film Fest returns Oct. 11-18

New York City, one of the most exciting cities in the world, can “scare” with the best of them, and the borough of Brooklyn is serving up creepy—again—with the annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.

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NYC welcome rally for Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa to UN General Assembly

The Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front and the people of Zimbabwe set the example of self-determination and leadership for African people worldwide.”

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Welcome Zimbabwe President Emmerson D. Mnangagwa to United Nations General Assembly

The march and rally will assemble on the corner of 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. in Harlem at noon

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Trump stiffens sanctions on Zimbabwe

Although President Trump decries Africa as “shithole” nations and their people unworthy of immigration to the United States, critics say he has no problem sticking his nose in the internal affairs of the sovereign nation of Zimbabwe.

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A freedom fighter has passed: Dr. Theo Ben Gurirab of Namibia

Dr. Theo Ben Gurirab, Namibia’s first foreign minister and second prime minister who was, according to Namibia’s President Hage Geingob, “a comrade and giant of the Namibian struggle for liberation,” died Saturday, July 14, 2018, after a long illness at the age of 80, at a Windhoek hospital in Namibia.

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Students love MUSA Swim in Brooklyn

Poolside at Thomas Jefferson High School was the place to be. Students in the MUSA Swim program were showing off their skills and having a great time.

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From South Africa to Bed-Stuy, activists commemorate Soweto Day

The “We Ain’t Going Nowhere!” stop ethnic cleansing of the Black community campaign led by the December 12th Movement took to the streets of Brooklyn Saturday, June 16, in solidarity with the International Day Commemorating the Soweto Uprising.

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Bed-Stuy battles against ethnic cleansing

The battle against “ethnic cleansing” is intensifying on the sidewalks of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

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Celebration of life, work and times of Winnie Mandela

April 2, 2018, African people lost a true revolutionary warrior. Winnie Mandela’s name will carry on through in the lives of all Africans fighting for freedom and liberation.

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Ethnic Cleansing of Black Community tribunal report-back Part II

Natacha Robert spoke of the Detroit bankruptcy as a method of ethnic cleansing.

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Ethnic cleansing of Black community tribunal report-back

Saturday, March 3, the December 12th Movement International Secretariat held a historic, citywide tribunal/hearing on “We Ain’t Going Nowhere! The Ethnic Cleansing of the Black Community.”

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A tribute to a warrior—Dr. Sam Pinn

Brooklyn hosted a wonderful memorial tribute and celebration for hometown activist and teacher, Dr. Sam Pinn Jr., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at Boys and Girls High School. Family, friends, colleagues, activists and musicians gathered to celebrate and honor his life and legacy.

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We Ain't Going Nowhere! Tribunal on Ethnic Cleansing

A city-wide “We Ain't Going Nowhere! Tribunal on Ethnic Cleansing of the Black Community,” will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1PM at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration 1398 Fulton Street, Brooklyn.

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A tribute to a warrior, Dr. Sam Pinn Jr.

A tremendous memorial tribute and celebration was held for Brooklyn community advocate and stalwart, Dr. Sam Pinn Jr., Boys and Girls High School auditorium was filled with family, friends, colleagues, activists, musicians and elected officials giving honor to his life and legacy.

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‘We Ain’t Going Nowhere! Tribunal on Ethnic Cleansing’

A citywide “We Ain’t Going Nowhere! Tribunal on Ethnic Cleansing of the Black Community” will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration, 1398 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N.Y. Tribunal sponsor the December 12th Movement International Secretariat has led an ongoing campaign focusing on the broad range of human rights abuses aimed at pushing Black people out of urban areas.

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Congressman Meeks takes a stand—Queens town hall

In the wake of the shutdown of the federal government from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22 over the critical Senate vote on immigration and the Mexican border wall, Queens Congressmen Gregory Meeks immediately called for a town hall meeting.

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Zimbabwe: ZANU-PF moves forward

The December 12th Movement, having the honor and opportunity to observe the Extraordinary Congress of Zimbabwe’s revolutionary party, the Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front during its historic transition of power.

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Black activists take US ethnic cleansing to UN

As principal stakeholders in the International Decade of People of African Descent (2015-2024), the December 12th Movement International Secretariat and the International Association against Torture, both U.N. non-governmental organizations, traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to the U.N. Regional Meeting of Europe, Central Asia and North America (Nov. 23-24) to raise the issue of ethnic cleansing in the U.S.

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Rally for Zimbabwe President Mugabe at U.N.

Robert Mugabe, president of the Republic of Zimbabwe, will address the United Nations General Assembly Thursday, Sept. 21, and a Zimbabwe support rally will be held at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th Street and First Avenue, at 3 p.m.

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Robert Taylor, our hero, has died

Aug. 12, Robert “RT” Taylor, lifelong fighter for human rights and the liberation of African people in the United States and abroad, succumbed to complications from type 1 diabetes and a stroke. Hundreds of family, friends, colleagues and comrades gathered at Gilmore’s funeral home in St. Albans, Queens, Aug. 16 to pay tribute to his extraordinary legacy.

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Robert Taylor: A hero battles for life

A throng of family, friends, comrades and activists gathered together this past Sunday for a “Jazz and Poetry Get Well Jam Session” at Sistas’ Place in Brooklyn for Robert “RT” Taylor.

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US May Day rallies: It's the economy

May Day is International Workers Day. It is the day we commemorate the sacrifices made...

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Viola on the front line at 80

Veteran political strategist, educator and organizer Viola Plummer is 80 years young!

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NYC Black grassroots protest Trump!

As the extravagant pomp and circumstance of the United States presidential inauguration ceremony commenced Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, tens of thousands demonstrated in stiff opposition across the country.

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Black separation? Mobilizing for a plebiscite

In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, The Choice campaign for self-determination organized by the December 12th Movement, held a Black Voters State of Emergency Community Speak-Out Nov. 15.

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Marcus Garvey lives!

The spirit of the Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. illuminated the streets of Brooklyn Saturday afternoon, Aug. 6, 2016.

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Moving our money to Black banks

In the wake of a wave of brutal police murders of Black men and women, political activists across the United States have raised the protest and mobilization stakes to the economic level. In New York City, a “run on the banks” has started.

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Muhammad Ali: The greatest people’s champion

A People’s Memorial Rally for the phenomenal and courageous Muhammad Ali was held in the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Saturday June 11, 2016, in front of Sistas’ Place coffee house, on the corner of Nostrand and Jefferson avenues.

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