[Pnews] Bring our courageous elders home, now!

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Wed Jun 12 10:28:53 EDT 2019


https://sfbayview.com/2019/06/bring-our-courageous-elders-home-now/


  Bring our courageous elders home, now!

June 11, 2019
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*/by Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at/*

/6259 AAAK (Juneteenth Freedom Days 2019 JG-PG)/

IMANI (FAITH) Esteemed G-o-ds and Sister-Brother Leaders,

May our Divine Mother-Father Creator of and in All – and beloved 
Ancients and Ancestors from yesteryears and yesterday – find you and 
(y)our extended Family thriving in healing Spirit.

WEmembering and honoring our new Ancestors, including: COLTRANE 
CHIMURENGA, revolutionary, Pan Africanist and Field Marshal of the New 
York-based /December 12^th Movement/ (view more on his life from /New 
York Amsterdam News/ at 
http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2019/may/23/december-12th-movement-pays-homage-comrade-coltran/?page=1); 
JOHN SINGLETON, our incredible griot, writer, director and filmmaker in 
Los Angeles; Rev. KWAME JOHN PORTER, a colleague of Rev. M.L. KING JR. 
and a co-founder of Operation PU$H with Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. in 
Chicago; and CHARLES “CHUCK” BARKSDALE, bass singer for one of my 
favorite groups, the Mighty Dells, in south suburban Chicago. May their 
lives and contributions continue to be an inspiration to All. Asé.

Tragically, several more innocent persons have been murdered by U.S. 
white police terrorism. There have been, as usual, no consequences for 
the kkkillers. Except for, check-this-out, an Afrikan cop in Minnesota 
who shot a white woman from Australia. That is why WE must repeat over 
and over and over again … BLACKS LIVES MATTER! And, honor our Deacons 
for Defense and other revolutionaries who profoundly articulate “WE WILL 
SHOOT BACK!”//Asé.

WE mourn the increasing destruction of life and our environment around 
these occupied Indigenous lands as well as Big Mama Earth. Thousands of 
people are losing their lives and livelihoods around our planet – from 
Mozambique to Missouri – due to intense storms, record wind speeds and 
massive flooding in areas that should not have been developed and other 
catastrophes caused by the /corporate-for-profit-accelerated climate 
chaos/. And, please don’t laugh. Some of us are also grieving the 
destruction of other species, including our sacred forests, animal life 
and sea creatures.

For example, 12 large whales have recently washed up on our local OHLONE 
(Bay Area) shores. Number nine came ashore at San Francisco’s Ocean 
Beach. Its death is either the result of higher oceanic temperatures – 
that is causing massive fluctuations in regular migration patterns and 
the natural food chain – or increased commercialism on the seas. In 
other words, whales like this one may have been tragically struck by one 
of many giant container vessels transporting commodities-for-sale around 
our globe.

A contributing factor is the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdowns 
that began with an earthquake in Japan on March 11, 2011. “More than 400 
tons 
<https://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/07/world/asia/leaks-into-pacific-persist-at-japan-nuclear-plant.html?_r=1&> of 
radioactive water have been flowing into the Pacific every day since the 
meltdowns began,” a story 
<https://sfbayview.com/2019/03/the-future-of-all-life-indigenous-sovereignty-and-the-fukushima-nuclear-disaster/> 
recently published in the Bay View reports, causing die-offs of marine 
life around the planet. Regardless of the particular cause, our task as 
current stewards of this sacred planet is to work for visionary 
multi-generational policies and sustainable practices that see beyond 
the immediate “gratification” of this moment of our lives. Asé-O. 
*#LoveandDefendMotherEarth*


      *Bring Our Elders Home Now!!!*

Our movements are celebrating the recent release of our beloved 
Goddesses of Peace, Janine and Janet Africa of the MOVE Organization, 
based in Philadelphia. These incredible Daughters, Mothers, 
Grand-Mothers, Healers and Freedom Fighters were forced to endure more 
than 40 YEARS OF TORTURE in Pennsylvania prisons! For crimes they did 
not commit! I repeat: FOR CRIMES THEY DID NOT COMMIT!

Yes, WE are thrilled to have Janet and Janine rejoin their families – as 
well as others who were recently “let go” by the government enslavers 
such as Michael Africa and Debbie Africa, Herman Bell, Sekou Odinga, 
Robert Seth Hayes. However, /dozens/ of others remain under brutal 
lock-down, victims of the U.S. and local government’s admitted 
repressive COINTELPRO to destroy Black leadership and organizations like 
our /Black Panther Party, Republic of New Afrika and American Indian 
Movement/.

Many are suffering, after MULTIPLE DECADES OF TORTUROUS CONFINEMENT, 
from potentially life-threatening ailments and abuse. Many of you know 
the names of these /Elders, Grand-Fathers, Grand-Mothers, Independent 
Political Theorists and Freedom Fighters/: Baba Jalil Muntaqim (European 
enslavement name Anthony Bottom), Baba Veronza Bowers, Dr. Mutulu Shakur 
(Father of Ancestor TUPAC SHAKUR), Baba Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald, Mama 
Assata Shakur, Iman Jamil Al Amil (fka H. “Rap” Brown), Russell Maroon 
Shoatz, Elder Leonard Peltier, Baba Sundiata Acoli, Abdul Azeez, Charles 
Africa, Delbert Africa, Eddie Africa, Ruchelle Magee and so many others.

WE need your support NOW in demanding the release of these long-time 
warriors. They’ve already suffered for far too long! Please join up with 
our Jericho Amnesty Movement and others standing up for these human 
rights veterans. To learn more and make connections, please go to: 
*https://thejerichomovement.com/**#BringOurEldersHomeNow*


      *Urgent Appeal to Our Readers*

WE are so appreciative to those of you who has made a much-needed 
contribution to our San Francisco Bay View newspaper, placed an ad, or 
taken a subscription for yourself or an incarcerated family member. 
However, WE are still struggling to keep this liberation newspaper in 
print and distributed FOR FREE throughout the Bay Area and around the 
U.S. – including to numerous prisons where WE are not currently banned 
due to our radical political stances and giving voice to the voiceless. 
*Please, please make a tax-deductible donation ASAP by calling us at 
(415) 671-0789; or, go to our website at *www.sfbayview.com 
<http://www.sfbayview.com/>.*You can also send contributions the 
old-fashioned way by mailing to 4917 Third St., San Francisco, CA 
94124.* Asé.

#BlackLivesMatter #AfricansDeserveReparations #FreeOurPeople #AbolishPrisons

/Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at, fka European enslavement name “James 
‘Harry’ Armstrong,” is a Baba (Father), a “FREE-tired” 
community-labor-environmental and justice organizer, writer, musician 
and author of several books, including “Many Paths to Kujichagulia 
(Self-Determination).” Take a listen to a few songs from his musical 
catalog, including the new “500 YEARS OF AFRIKAN RESISTANCE!!!” at 
/https://soundcloud.com/search?q=jahahara/. Invite Jahahara to present 
at your group, school or event c/o 
/support at africansdeservereparations.com 
<mailto:support at africansdeservereparations.com>/or FONAMI, P.O. Box 
10963, Oakland, CA 94610 usa./

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