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Human Rights, Fundamental Freedoms and International Law Toward a New Perspective Dr. Mutulu Shakur
Paramilitary violence against New Afrikan humanity in the United states of America, has become institutionalized and intransigent and must be decisively confronted. It is a serious violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Focusing progressive worldwide attention upon the existence of Political Prisoners, and Prisoners of War in the United States of America, must encompass intensely uncompromising condemnations of violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, violations perpetrated by the American movement.
What must be clearly exposed to the world is that, the existence of Political Prisoners, and Prisoners of War in the United States of America, evolved from intellectually evolved responses to the phenomenon of the intransigence of violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, perpetrated by the domestic and foreign policies of the government of the United States.
Propaganda… by the enemy America government, can be successfully countered by our consistently stating to the world, that those who struggle against a government s violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms within the context of uncompromisingly endeavoring to destroy such violations to bring an end to such violations, must also be perceived as Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War when the violative governmental entity prosecutes and imprisons them pursuant to an objective to perpetuate such violations violations functioning most essentially, in pursuant to a pathologically perceived doctrine of White Racial Manifest Destiny. And in such articulation to the philosophically progressive elements of universal humanity, we must extend the definitional purview of the phenomenon of violations of human fights and fundamental freedoms to encompass the destructive realities that institutionalized racism imposed upon people of African descent New Africans) within a context of impunity.
We must articulate to the world that the cause of criminal behavior is the phenomenon of criminalization which is itself, a phenomenon created by politically legislated decisions whose productive mechanisms are exclusively functionally monopolized by whites as a criminal politics of the acquisition of affluence.
We must, in the process of our exposing to the world the exact architecture of the phenomenon of violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in these United States of America, not only extend the definitional purview of such phenomenon (violations of human-rights and fundamental freedoms) but intellectually simplify it and in consequence, make it comprehensible for the oppressed peoples.
The simplification of our struggle to secure human rights and fundamental freedoms must evolve from a creation of a system of strategic focus which is to say, we must strategically focus upon and in consequence, strategically exploit common denominator realities and experiences, that are clearly violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
COMMON DENOMINATOR REALITIES AND EXPERIENCES 1. INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM A CLEAR VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS. 2. THE CREATION OF CONDITIONS OF LIFE THAT PRODUCE DISINTEGRATIVE EFFECTS, ARE CLEARLY VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS. 3. THE DEHUMANIZING PHENOMENON OF POVERTY, IS CLEARLY A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS. 4. THE DEHUMANIZING PHENOMENON OF HUNGER IS CLEARLY A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS. 5. THE DEHUMANIZING PHENOMENON OF HOMELESSNESS, IS CLEARLY A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS. 6. THE DEHUMANIZING EFFECTS OF PARAMILITARY VIOLENCE I.E. POLICE TERRORISM, COVERT OPERATIONS BY COUNTER INTELLIGENCE UNITS, PROSECUTION MISCONDUCT, COLLUSION AND ABUSE OF POWER. 7. THE CREATION OF CONDITIONS OF LIFE, THAT SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY PREDISPOSE PEOPLE TO PERPETRATE CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR IS CLEARLY A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS. 8. THE DENIAL OF THE RIGHT TO RACIAL SELF DETERMINATION, IS CLEARLY AN ACT VIOLATIVE OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS. 9. ACCESS TO FERTILE LAND, SO TO BE TRULY FREE, AND PRODUCTIVE AS A DISTINCT RACIAL ENTITY WITHIN A CONTEXT OF A TRULY PROGRESSIVE NATIONHOOD, ARE HUMAN RIGHTS, AND THE EXERCISE OF FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, WHOSE DENIAL, REPRESENTS A JUSTIFIABLE MORALLY PREDICATED RATIONALE FOR EFFECTUATING A WAR OF REVOLUTIONARY NATIONAL LIBERATION.
A difficult task which intransigently confronts us, in our struggle to secure the exercise of human rights and fundamental freedoms, is that we must succeed in extending the definitional purview of the phenomenon of violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The phenomenon of violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, must encompass the totality of the appalling plight of we people of African decent (New Africans) here in these United States of America a government which manifestly exercises a illegal jurisdiction over our racial existence.
In the process of extending the definitional purview of the phenomenon of violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, we must progressively alter the function of the organization of the United Nations, which is to say, that this organization must uncompromisingly adhere to the human rights provisions if international jurisprudence, and to the human rights provisions of its charter.
Since its inception, the organization of the United Nations, has functioned exclusively to establish a European racial dominance of the nonwhite people of the entire world, and of the raw material resources of the entire world.
Perhaps, a solution to this appalling dehumanizing problem is to seriously research for the possibility of effectuating an organization of a Third World United Nations.
Within the context of our struggle to secure human rights and fundamental freedoms, we must find the moral courage to acquire the position that one race of people can no longer be allowed to exercise a definitional monopoly concerning what are violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The appalling dehumanizing phenomenon of institutionalized white racism must be decisively confronted within the context of our struggle to secure human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Our position, within the context of our struggle for human rights and fundamental freedoms to secure those sublime human functions is that human rights and fundamental freedoms belong to the totality of universal humanity.
It is absolutely essential that we become strategically cognizant of the fact that the reality of the struggle to secure the exercise of human rights and fundamental freedoms transcends philosophical differences.
Thus, the dire need to exercise human rights and fundamental freedoms is a common experience that represents the existence of a common philosophical denominator upon which we must become uncompromisingly, racially and philosophically cohesive as a prerequisite to sustaining our existence as a distinct racial entity and our struggle to secure human rights and fundamental freedoms.
There will be no concrete achievements within the con text of our struggle to secure human rights and fundamental freedoms, for as long as we negate the strategic necessity for New African unity (Black unity), and the fact that our oppression is predicated upon what we are racially and not philosophically.
(Concerning strategic collaboration) It is clear from the practice of our various formations within the National Liberation Front, that there has always existed the exercise of respect for the integrity and significance of other oppressed nation s inside the United States and for their right to enjoy also international political support. But in reality their specific national oppression is unique in character as they have well defined which has secured for them strategic achievements on an International level which our struggle for emancipation has yet to acquire considering the extremely extensive list of human rights violations systematically perpetuated against our people.
An objective analysis of our movement s international capability requires that we approach the formations within the national liberation movement to intensify the need for the development of a truly viable foreign affairs strategy.
A. The African Peoples Revolutionary Party under the leadership of Kwame Toure, has secured by the nature and practice of their politics of Pan Afrikanism a number of governmental and internationally mass based organizations which evolved over the last twenty years. Used properly, these organizational realities would bring needed international operational experience into the struggle for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
B. Roger Wareham of the December 12th Movement s International Cadre, has acquired extensive experience in the Human Rights Commission in Geneva. In his role as vice chairman of the international commission against torture, his experience is a vital component that cannot be understated.
C. The New Afrikan People s Organization has developed a matured association with many of the recognized international national liberation movements in Southern Africa some of which have evolved to a status of national liberation. These nations, and national liberation formations have acquired significant status as regards African International Politics. Much of these contacts, utilized within the context of a strategic sense of timing will contribute significantly to the realization of our paramount strategic objectives.
D. The Patrice Lumumba Coalition also has the attention of various presidents and officials of newly established and long established African independent states. Their status as a Pan African Movement is beyond question and in consequence requires of them to significantly participate in this endeavor.
E. Past and present members of the National Conference of Black Lawyers for example, Lenox Hinds and others, because of the work that our movement has rendered towards various liberation movements, which has evolved cases within U.S. borders and received as a consequence support politically and legally through the direction of the National Conference of Black Lawyers, must be subjected to requests to significantly participate in the development of systematic tactical philosophy for the end of realizing strategic objectives within the context of our struggle against violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms
F. Dhoruba Bin Wahad one of the longest held Political Prisoners in America free at this time, clearly manifest by his works subsequent to his release and the international attention, represents the legitimacy of the existence of Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War in the United states of America. This comrade, properly projected and supported, will maximize his potential and such overall endeavor will benefit all immensely.
G. Herman Ferguson enjoys the respect as a leader with a long history and is an elder in our movement. The importance of elders with impeccable credentials within African, Arab and Latin American politics, cannot be understated. His specific skill rendered to the Guyaneese Government and knowledge acquired from that experience will bring sound practical experience to Our negotiations and diplomacy.
H. Ben Chavis Once a Political Prisoner, leading advocate of National Liberation Theology within the established Church structure, can bring to the struggle for human fights and fundamental freedoms, the significant resources of the Church, in light of his churches role in African politics. In conclusion there are other organizational realities and individuals such as Nation of Islam, H.A.R.A.A.M., and The Black Panther Party News Media Service, that we believe will support the objectives with their national and international resources once our organizational formation becomes a viable reality. We do not make these suggestions lightly, because we are all too cognizant of some of the outstanding issues between the suggested organizational formations. The question at this critical period is timing, in view of this particular period in world history.
What is the international philosophical common denominator that we can use as a premise, upon which to realize our objectives and in consequence, further evolve our potentials?
The mass based organizations, in conjunction with other elements of Our resistance to oppression, must clear a way for the proper view of our oppression and resistance, so that the next wave of participants in our conflict will understand distinctly, what their obligations are, and that rules of engagement are clear.
We must serve notice of what we expect from the international front for the continuing support we render to just causes.
Our time has come
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