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NEW AFRIKAN LIBERATION FRONT (NALF) IS LAUNCHED
Reprint from the NALF Decision Making Body
Also see: http://www.blythe.org/nytransfer-subs/2000rad/New_Afrikan_Liberation_Front_Statement_
Black Nationalist Organizations Unite at Historic Atlanta Summit After two years of negotiation, representatives of several political prisoner defense committees, women's groups, labor organizations, human rights groups and community-based formations met in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 18-19, 1995, to hammer out a set of working principles and agendas to unite the various Black Nationalist political tendencies within the U.S. The New Afrikan Liberation Front (NALF) is in many respects the response to the political demand made by such celebrated Republic of New Afrika, Black Panther Party, and Black Liberation Army prisoners of war as Dr. Mutulu Shakur, Sekou Odinga, Geronomo Pratt, and Jalil Muntaqin. These freedom fighters called for the formation of an umbrella organization which could coordinate the varied political activities of the constituent bodies in what is often referred to as the Black Nationalist community. "The objective of the NALF is to politically engage and organize the nationalist community into an effective foil to both Black liberal and Black conservative political leadership today," explained Herman Ferguson, a founding member and head of the Administrative Unit of the NALF. "We stand as a fighting political alternative to both the Jesse Jacksons and the Clarence Thomases who we feel mislead and betray the political aspirations of oppressed Black people in this country," Ferguson said. The NALF coalesced around the slogan "Black Power, Land and Independence." As such, each constituent member of the Front is committed to attaining "self-determination for the descendants of enslaved Africans-whom the Front denotes as 'New Afrikans'-and international recognition of the New Afrikan nation's right to sovereignty and political independence." The NALF will initiate its coordinated activities by launching a nationwide campaign to pressure the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to open congressional investigations and hearings on the role of the FBI and other police agencies in the assault on the Black Power Movement during the 1960s and '70s. Under the FBI's COINTELPRO (counter-intelligence program) hundreds of Black activists across the U.S. were murdered, jailed, or driven into political exile. COINTELPRO was a coordinated government campaign to destroy the Black nationalist movement. The NALF seeks internationally-recognized prisoner-of-war (POW) status for the scores of activists who still remain behind bars today. It also demands amnesty for these unjustly imprisoned Black men and women. "Given the congressional attention given the FBI's botched raid on the white supremacist encampment of Randy Weaver-the government granted a $3 million our-of-court settlement for the killing of Weaver's wife and son-Black legislators would
NEW AFRIKAN LIBERATION FRONT (NALF) IS LAUNCHED A NAIM Historical Document Reprint
The primary objective of the NALF is self-determination through a national liberation struggle for land (territory within the historic southeastern Black Belt). imperialist State. 2. class." said Ferguson. We will practice constructive criticism and self-criticism for the purpose of resolving contradictions and internal differences. 7. had dominated New Afrikans. 6." Ferguson added that "If we work hard and take care of the day-to-day needs of New Afrikans. sexist. Mexicans. International Women's Conference as part of its ongoing campaign to internationalize the struggle of Black people in the U. Social liberation. the twin evils of our national oppression which is forced on our Nation by the U. There will be freedom for the New Afrikan nation.S. We seek amnesty for prisoners of war. and others for centuries. and all forms of social oppression is fundamental to New Afrikan/Black self-determination. Likewise. The New Afrikan Liberation Front is optimistic about the outcome of its ongoing activities. our nation has been enslaved. Self-defense/Armed Struggle. Who is the enemy? For over 400 years. We recognize that culture is a weapon of resistance. Unity and autonomy of organizations-methods of resolving contradictions." Principles of Unity of the NALF 1. That tells us something. NEW AFRIKAN LIBERATION FRONT (NALF) IS LAUNCHED A NAIM Historical Document Reprint . independence and reparations.S. nobody even thinks about the Soviet Union anymore. 5.RBG Communiversity Page 2 of 4 be remiss in remaining silent about similar government atrocities which were and continue to be deliberately carried out against Black activists. it doesn't have to be that way forever. The NALF recently sent a representative to the Beijing. first by the European settlers in North America. and exiles as a non-negotiable self-determination demand. We are united in fighting for the destruction of imperialism and white supremacy. while fighting for a revolutionary nationalist political agenda. China. We accept the leadership and discipline of the NALF as determined by a consensus of its membership organizations. Land. "Many people believed that Eastern Europe would remain under Soviet domination forever. A New Afrikan Consciousness Movement. and to expose the systematic human rights abuses perpetrated against Black people here today. In that light we are committed to building a movement to develop the national consciousness and culture of the New Afrikan people. Explained Ferguson. political prisoners. then we can win. Indians. For just as the U. But in the space of only a few years. Puerto Ricans. Political Prisoners/POWs/Exiles. Hawaiians. It's gone. and currently we are colonized by the political descendants of those settlers. The fight against racial. We recognize the right to self-defense as well as the right to armed struggle for self-determination. The ideological integrity and autonomy of each organization within the NALF is mutually respected. the NALF has put its case before the United Nations and human rights conferences in Europe and Africa.S. 4. 3. represented by the government of the United States of America.
painted by the media of the time as a ghetto dwelling sub-working class malcontent. and professional accomplishment as a New York City school official. the new Afrikan creed.com/ 312 pages with photos. (719) 949-515 An Unlikely Warrior: The evolution of a Black Nationalist revolutionary A bio/memoir of the life of Herman Ferguson written by Iyaluua Ferguson with Herman Ferguson The Website: http://anunlikelywarrior. NY 11434. Black and Green flag. through the communist influence of the labor movement to the Post-War euphoria of the 1950s. 90 years young. welleducated suburban family man who gravitated to Malcolm X in the social ferment of the early 1960s. Unlike the stereotypical Malcolm X devotee. This book tells the story of Herman Ferguson's amazing life. Ferguson was the example of a successful. the twists and turns which led him from a childhood in North Carolina to the summit of Black academia. was a dedicated colleague of Malcolm X. endnotes and appendices $19. the New Afrikan Declaration of Independence and the Code of Umoja as the unifying historical and cultural symbols of our New Afrikan Liberation Front and our independence movement. Jamaica.O. P. In the process. he self-consciously sacrificed his American dream for a Black revolutionary vision. The book chronicles the journey of a seemingly AllNEW AFRIKAN LIBERATION FRONT (NALF) IS LAUNCHED A NAIM Historical Document Reprint . For information: Herman Ferguson. Our cultural symbols. through a personal war with the military establishment to the Nazi submarine infested North Atlantic as a Merchant Marine seaman. We recognize the Red.RBG Communiversity Page 3 of 4 8.95 Herman Ferguson. Box 340084.
Ferguson was rewarded for his efforts with a concerted COINTELPRO campaign to criminalize his political activities. A summary conviction and seven-year prison sentence followed in rapid sequence. He is. sought to kill civil rights leaders in hope of eliminating conservative leaders who were impediments to the Black revolutionary agenda. the revolutionary fugitive. is directed at students of the civil unrest of the 1960s and particularly to young readers eager to explore the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the rise of the separatist ideology in the United States. eventually winning the post of Assistant Director General of the Guyana National Service—no meager accomplishment for an American outlaw. in 1989 and was immediately arrested at New York's JFK airport. Herman Ferguson voluntarily returned to the U. a self-described "All-American Boy. He landed in Guyana. The Queens District Attorney convinced an all-white male jury that Ferguson and his co-defendant. Ferguson experienced a meteoric rise through the Guyanese bureaucracy. Today Herman Ferguson is a highly respected veteran of the Black liberation movement. it speaks to the emotional cost of political activism. Ferguson longed to rejoin the political fight in the U. Moreover. Video interview of Herman Ferguson about Malcolm X. Ferguson retired with the rank of Lt Colonel in the Guyana Defense Force. 2011. where he lived 19 years as an exile. An Unlikely Warrior. He helped found the Guyanese National Service. Herman and Iyaluua Ferguson . the growth of the Republic of New Afrika. But for all of his Guyanese laurels. Arthur Harris. The former assistant principal in turn fled the country and reappeared as Paul Adams. An Unlikely Warrior moves on to recount Ferguson's attempts to build upon and advance what he understood as Malcolm's political legacy.S.RBG Communiversity Page 4 of 4 American boy becoming a founding member of Malcolm X's Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) and an eyewitness to his leader's assassination in Harlem's Audubon Ballroom. and the turbulent days of the late 1960s.com NEW AFRIKAN LIBERATION FRONT (NALF) IS LAUNCHED A NAIM Historical Document Reprint . Against the advice of his wife.iyaluua@aol. This biography/memoir. its impact on families and supportive friends in the face of government repression.S. a type of Jobs Corp. however." who fought the evils of fascism during WWII only to return to encounter its American variant alive and kicking after the flags and confetti of victory had been put away. an unlikely revolutionary. He became a leading official of the Ministry of Education.
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