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AGM has endorsed InPDUM’s outreach effort in Flint, Michigan

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The International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) was in Flint, Michigan on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Their aim was to supply the African community with bottles of water.

During this outreach effort InPDUM engaged with and explained to Africans in Flint that this so-called “water crisis” was in fact a deliberate poisoning and an act of genocide against African people.

InPDUM has also built support for the Africans Charge Genocide campaign by collecting signatures for the Africans Charge Genocide UN petition to charge the U.S. government with crimes of genocide against African people in the U.S. During their campaign they managed to collect more than 100 signatures of the residents in local African communities.

The Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia has endorsed this petition campaing of Uhuru Movement and InPDUM by participating in the creation of the petition, signing and spreading a word about it. You can sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/united-nations-petition-on-crime-of-genocide-against-african-people-in-the-united-states.

According to Uhurunews.com, “In April 2014, newly-appointed Negro emergency city manager Darnell Earley, who was appointed by governor Rick Snyder to manage the near-bankrupt city, and the Flint city council made the decision to switch the city’s water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River in order to save money. It would have cost the city as little as $100 per day to treat the water and prevent it from corroding the aging network of pipes that run from the river to the city.

For nearly two years Africans in the city were exposed to lead-poisoned water, even after many filed complaints about its suspicious color and odor. As complaints grew more frequent and forceful, then-mayor of Flint, Dayne Walling, made a point of drinking city water on television so as to prove that the water was not contaminated. It has come out that city officials, the governor and his staff were notified in 2014 about the high levels of iron and other toxic materials in the water and their impact on the health of the African community. These claims were roundly ignored, and so the genocide continued.”

AGM urged our comrades from Uhuru Movement and InPDUM to pay close attention to the problem of socio-economic and environmental safety nad compliance of the local African communities in Michigan, especially in Detroit and Flint. The result of our close cooperation with the leading African liberation movement in the U.S. and in the world became the Africans Charge Genocide Campaign in several cities and states.

More updates of the campaign: http://uhurunews.com/

Photos from: https://www.facebook.com/africanschargegenocide/?fref=ts

AGM flagAGM flag InPDUM activistsWater suppliers from InPDUMSignatures collection Signatures for the petition Burning Spear newspaper to all residents of Flint Clean water suppliers

 


Author: Edward Bokhua