[Ppnews] Jerich Millions More Contingent

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An Invitation to Join

JERICHO AMNESTY MOVEMENT for  U.S. POLITICAL PRISONERS

MILLIONS MORE MARCH CONTINGENT AND ACTION WEEKEND

October  14-17, 2005   Washington, DC



The Jericho Movement for Amnesty & Freedom for All Political Prisoners in 
the U.S.

Herman B. Ferguson and Efia Nwangaza, National Co-Chairs



The Millions More March (MMM-10th) call to commemorate the 10th anniversary 
of the Million Man March this October 14-16, in Washington, DC, is an 
opportunity for the Jericho Movement for Amnesty and Recognition for U.S. 
Political Prisoners, Prisoners of War and Exiles (The Jericho Movement, 
political prisoners) and other progressive and revolutionary forces to 
consolidate our efforts.  It is a chance to launch a public education and 
recruitment campaign on behalf of U.S. political prisoners (PP).  Many of 
them are survivors of COINTELPRO and have served sentences longer than did 
Nelson Mandela for his and the ANC's activities against South African 
apartheid.

The Jericho Movement for Amnesty and Recognition for Political Prisoners, 
Prisoners of War and Exiles (hereafter, political prisoners) grew out of 
the historic Jericho '98 March on Washington for political prisoners. They 
were jointly sponsored by the PGRNA and the New Afrikan Liberation Front 
(NALF) for the release of our captured freedom fighters.  It was the 
brainchild of political prisoner Jalil Muntaqim and designed to serve as 
the official U.S. political prisoners' voice.

Jalil Muntaqim borrowed the idea from the annual Provisional Government 
Republic of New Africa's (PGRNA) Jericho March, sponsored over 10 years on 
New Afrikan Nation Day (NAND). The PGRNA's last march, 1993, was held in 
front of the White House in Washington, D.C.  To start, Jalil called former 
political prisoners, Safiyah Bukhari and Herman Ferguson.  Together,  they 
agreed to organize a nationwide march.  It was called the Jericho '98 March 
and took place at the White House in Washington, D.C. on March 27th 1998 to 
coincide with NAND.

In honor of the eightieth anniversary of the birth of Malcolm X and in 
anticipation of the 10th anniversary of the '98 Jericho March on 
Washington, the JERICHO MOVEMENT FOR AMNESTY AND RECOGNITION OF U.S. 
POLITICAL PRISONERS calls for the revival and expansion of the broad 
coalition which launched that historic '98 march.   The formation will be 
called the JERICHO AMNESTY MOVEMENT for U.S. POLITICAL PRISONERS MILLIONS 
MORE CONTINGENT (The Contingent).  The goal is to bring a focused political 
prisoner presence to the Millions More March.

In addition to participation in official activities, The Contingent will 
launch a weekend long public education and cultural blitz for full 
recognition and amnesty of all U.S. political prisoners.  This effort has 
begun with movement wide polling and is expected to continue following the 
MMM-10th to strengthen current efforts to free U.S. political prisoners and 
lay the foundation for the 10th anniversary of the Jericho '98 March. The 
JERICHO MOVEMNT  (JM) and the Contingent will take care to incorporate and 
cooperate,  as much as practical, other efforts to create a political 
prisoner's voice for the MMM-10th.  The JERICHO MOVEMENT supports the 
Millions More March and seeks representation on its planning body and 
presentation of  the  political prisoners' joint statement from the event 
podium.



The JERICHO MOVEMENT proposes the following Points of Unity:

-REHUMANIZE, DECRIMINALIZE, AMNESTIZE, PROTECT

U.S. POLITICAL  PRISONERS,  PRISONERS OF WAR,  AND EXILES

-GAIN RECOGNITION OF THE EXISTENCE OF U.S. POLITICAL PRISONERS,  PRISONERS 
OF WAR,  AND EXILES

-WIN AMNESTY & FREEDOM FOR U.S. POLITICAL PRISONERS, PRISONERS OF WAR, AND 
EXILES

-BUILD U.S. AMNESTY MOVEMENT,  JERICHO MARCH 10th  ANNIVERSARY

-DEMAND CONGRESS IMPANEL COINTELPRO TRUTH COMMISSION, CHURCH COMMITTEE-LIKE 
PANEL,  WITH REMEDIES AND RESTITUTION TO TARGETED COMMUNITIES, 
ORGANIZATIONS, AND INDIVIDUALS

-REPEAL THE PATRIOT ACT



Organizations joining the Contingent are asked to do the following:

-When proposing additional demands,  include a relevant quote from 
political prisoners and legendary Black leaders to be used in educational 
literature.

-Publicize the Contingent's slogans, along with organizational demands.

-Commit to educate and mobilize their constituency around the Contingent, 
it's slogans and their organizational demands.  The modification of the 
Contingent's slogans and demands shall be by 3/4 votes.



The Contingent structure will include a national Steering Committee of a 
voting representative from each Jericho Chapter and persons chosen and 
assigned as laisons by  national and local participating organizations, 
groups, and formations.  Representatives  are expected to participate in 
monthly conference calls and in person meetings as the Committee 
deems  necessary.  Daily governance and implementation to be conducted by 
Jericho Movement Co-Chairs and regional representatives chosen by each 
region. To be a member of the Contingent, an organization must 1] be a 
current member of the Jericho Movement, 2] have participated in the '98 
Jericho March on Washington,  or 3] be invited or apply to the Jericho 
Movement.  Other qualifications may be determined by the Steering 
Committee.  Endorsements are broadly sought.



                                     WE MUST BRING THEM HOME NOW, IT IS OUR 
DUTY!

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ADOPTION and ENROLLMENT

JERICHO AMNESTY MOVEMENT for  U.S. POLITICAL PRISONERS

MILLIONS MORE MARCH CONTINGENT AND ACTION WEEKEND

October  14-17, 2005     Washington, DC



ORGANIZATION____________________________________________________________

Contact Person _______________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________City___________________State____ Zip_____

Tel # _______________________Fax# ___________________ Email __________________

www. THEJERICHICHOMOVEMENT.COM    BOX 340084    JAMAICA, NY 
11434    718-949-3937


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