Carta abierta a los líderes de Ucrania y otros líderes mundiales (español, inglés y sueco)

Global Afrikan Congress Congreso Global Africano

1 de marzo de 2022

Carta abierta a los líderes de Ucrania y otros líderes mundiales
Nosotros,

Nosotros, los abajo firmantes, hemos visto con cierta preocupación las imágenes que se están desarrollando de afrifobia, racismo estructural e institucional que enfrenta nuestra familia africana global cuando intentan abordar trenes que salen de la zona de conflicto en Ucrania. Por la presente, hacemos un llamado global a la justicia e instamos a las autoridades a garantizar la seguridad de nuestra familia africana global y abordar el trato racista que enfrentan. Es inaceptable que las familias africanas sean sacadas de los trenes y dejadas varadas durante horas en las estaciones de tren.
Los informes sobre las actitudes neonazis y el ascenso del fascismo han sido motivo de preocupación durante varios años. Instamos a la comunidad internacional a que reconozca que, tras reconocer a regañadientes que el tráfico transatlántico de africanos y la esclavitud eran crímenes de lesa humanidad, la falta de progreso en las reparaciones para los maangaamizi y los maafa ha alimentado actitudes desafortunadas. El hecho de no reconocer que la construcción social del racismo estaba en el centro del crimen ha permitido que actitudes vergonzosas se enconen y exploten periódicamente en nuestras vidas con crímenes como los asesinatos de Matlhomola Mosweu en Sudáfrica en 2016, Masonda Ketada Olivier en India 2016 , Kerwin Lucas Duimeijer en 1983, Emmanuel Chidi Namdi en Italia en 2017, George Floyd en 2020 y Marielle Franco en Brasil en 2020. Solo destacamos un asesinato afrifóbico por región, símbolo de los ataques racistas que enfrenta la Familia Afrikan que debe abordarse con carácter de urgencia.
Esperamos que se tomen medidas para desmantelar la infraestructura que sustenta la afrifobia, impulsada por los 21 días anuales contra el racismo y el recuerdo de la masacre de Sharpeville el 21 de marzo de 1960.
Atentamente, 

Amma Andrea King 

Global Afrikan Congress (GAC) International Co-Chairperson 

Cikiah Thomas 

Global Afrikan Congress (GAC) International Co-Chairperson

Öppet brev till Ukrainas ledning och andra världsledare


Vi, undertecknade, har med viss oro betraktat bilderna av afrifobi, strukturell och institutionell rasism som vår globala Afrikanfamilj möter när de försöker stiga ombord på tåg som lämnar konfliktområdet i Ukraina. Vi gör härmed en Global Call for Justice och uppmanar myndigheterna att garantera säkerheten för vår Global Afrikanska familj och ta itu med den rasistiska behandling de möter. Det är oacceptabelt att afrikanska familjer dras av tåg och lämnas strandsatta i timmar på tågstationer.
Rapporter om nynazistiska attityder och fascismens framväxt har varit en källa till oro under ett antal år. Vi uppmanar det internationella samfundet att inse att, efter ett motvilligt erkännande av att den transatlantiska handeln med afrikaner och förslavning var brott mot mänskligheten, har bristen på framsteg när det gäller ersättningar för Maangaamizi och Maafa, underblåst olyckliga attityder. Misslyckandet med att erkänna att rasismens sociala konstruktion var kärnan i brottet, har gjort att skamliga attityder har växt fram och exploderat med jämna mellanrum i våra liv med brott som morden på Matlhomola Mosweu i Sydafrika 2016, Masonda Ketada Olivier i Indien 2016 , Kerwin Lucas Duimeijer 1983, Emmanuel Chidi Namdi i Italien 2017, George Floyd 2020 och Marielle Franco i Brasilien 2020. Vi lyfter bara fram ett afrofobiskt mord per region, en symbol för de rasistiska attacker som Afrikanska familjen möter. måste åtgärdas som en brådskande fråga.
Det är vår förhoppning att åtgärder kommer att vidtas för att avveckla infrastrukturen som stöder afrifobin, föranledd av de årliga 21 dagarna mot rasism och minnet av Sharpeville-massakern den 21 mars 1960.
Med vänliga hälsningar,

AmmaAndrea King
Global Afrikan Congress (GAC) internationell medordförande
Cikiah Thomas
Global Afrikan Congress (GAC) internationell medordförande

 Name Organisation Position  3 Nana Asante GAC Operational Ambassador 

4 Nana Haja Salifu Dagarti GAC UK Chapter Co-Chairperson 5 Tabuda Ziyambi GAC UK Chapter Treasurer 6 Lassane Ouedraogo Africa Solidarity Centre Ireland Chairperson 

7 Nyamchama Okemwa ENPAD – European Network of  People of African Descent 

Director 

8 Linda Scott Salifu Dagarti Foundation Director 

9 Mojisola Sorunke IJAPA Coordinator 10 Olalekan Odedeyi Save The Woman Founder and Community Advocate 

11 Kenneth Cuvalay European Anti-Racism  Network (EARN) 

12 Wendy Campbell Coalition Against Racial  Discrimination (CARD) 

13 Adé Olaiya, M.A. UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab |  People of African Descent &  

the SDGs E-Team 

14 Crista Noël Women’s All Points Bulletin  (WAPB) 

15 Rev. Dr. Iva Carruthers Samuel DeWitt Proctor  Conference, Inc. 

Coordinator 

Founder & Coordinator 

Expert Moderator/Group Manager 

Founder 

CEO/General Secretary 

16 Yvonne Apiyo Brändle Amolo 

Pan African Womens Association (PAWA) 

17 Maison des Savoirs Noirs  (MA.SA.NO.) 

18 Elhadji Cheikh Amath Niang 

Senegalese League of Poetry Co-Founder 

19 Dr. Jaime A. Preciado  Coronado 

CUCSH-Universidad de  Guadalajara 

Profesor Investigador

20 Foro Latinoamericano i Växjö,  Sweden 

21 FMLN Suecia – Sweden 

22 Maya Carlina  Corminboeuf 

Switzerland/Bolivia Anthropologist 

23 Alfredo Mejias Venezuela juventud  afrodescendiente nacional 

Member 

24 Tim Azah Shin Tai-Pan Cooperative Founder & Director 

25 Alfredo Mejias Conadecafro ( consejo  nacional para el desarrollo de  

las comunidades afrodescendiente de Venezuela) 

26 Fatima Rallo Paraguay Internacionalista 

27 Luis Antonio Ortega Member antropologa 

28 Amanda Sebestyen Roma Refugee Organisation Coordinator 

29 Cheryl McLeod Lewisham Trades Union  Council 

President 

30 Naglaa Sadik Ahmed  Mustafa 

Abdul Mageed Educational  Trust 

Secretary 

31 Maurice nzi Africa Cedeao panafricanisme for  francophone 

Afrique 55 Etats 

Regional Coordinator 

32 Alfredo Mejias El frente José Leonardo Chirino Member 

33 Abade Ahmed Northamptonshire Somali  Community 

Founder 

34 June Lewis IDPAD Coalition UK Co-Chairperson  

35 Anthony Twumasi  

Ameyaw 

36 Sam Louis Gisagara wa  Kanyambo 

Nananom Healing Centre, UK Founder and Chairman Global Afrikan Congress Member

37 Dr Velma McClymont WomanzVue Director 38 Libre X. Sankara Troika Kollective Leadership of Troika Kollective 39 Kwame Gonza Rapid African Plan Project Founder 40 Beatrice Thurlby GAC Midlands Member 

41 Anthony Twumasi  Ameyaw 

African Herbalism, UK Founder and Chairman 

42 Roger Nzefa Worldwide IT Resources IT Manager 

43 Grace Akuba Quansah WAPPY (Writing, Acting &  Publishing Project for  

Youngsters) 

44 Sulaiman issa Kamara Ledge innovations Sierra  Leone West Africa 

45 Nyave Yahaya Salifu Kwame Nkrumah Ideological  Institute 

Director 

Executive Director Executive Director 

46 Naglaa Sadik Ahmed  Mustafa 

Naglaa’s World Limited Director 

47 Brigitte Gogoua COJEP UK Leader 

48 Fatima Rallo Biblioteca Hugo Chavez Member 

49 Sue Ghany Unite the Union Outgoing Unite branch secretary  SELMB 

50 Elizabeth Asante-Twumasi Unite the Union Member South Thames Community 

51 Sulaiman issa Kamara Bring Back Hope in Africa Aids  children and Agricultural  

organization 

CEO 

52 Tabuda Ziyambi Needs Trust Director 53 Rosey Edwards IDPAD Coalition UK Member 54 Saliu Babs Hamid Adams GAC Midlands Member 55 Eunice Asare GAC Midlands Member

56 Vivian Katako GAC West London Member 57 Naglaa Ahmed Mustafa Sunflower Cooperative Member 

58 Nana Asante The A-Connexion’s Global  Village 

Chairperson 

59 Mojisola Bamtefa The African SANG Public Relations  60 Tim Azah Azah T Enterprises Founder & Director 

Notes  

Afrika: Matlhomola Mosweu, a 15-year-old was killed on April 20 2017 by Pieter Doorewaard, 28, and  Philip Schutte, 35, who claim they caught him taking a plant from a farm in the area. Doorewaard was  jailed for at least 18 years and Schutte was jailed for at least 23 for murder. The pair was also found  guilty of kidnapping and intimidation. The boy died after being thrown out of a moving vehicle driven by  the pair in the town of Coligny, South Africa. 

Asia-Oceania: Masonda Ketada Olivier was a Congolese national who died after being assaulted in the  Indian city of New Delhi on the night of 22 May 2016 

Caribbean: Kerwin Lucas Duinmeijer a 15 year old from the Dutch Caribbean was stabbed to death in  August 21 1983 by was 16-year-old Nico Bodemeijer, a Dutch skinhead whose Jewish father, awkwardly  enough, was a survivor of World War II. After he had been stabbed, Duinmeijer ran to Dam Square and  asked a taxi to take him to hospital. The taxi driver refused to let him into his car. A second taxi driver  called an ambulance and provided first aid to the teenager. The ambulance arrived 20 minutes later and  rushed Kerwin to hospital, where he died of blood loss a short time later 

Europe: Emmanuel Chidi Namdi and his wife Chimiary were guests in Fermo bishop’s seminary from  September 2015 when they fled Boko Haram violence in Nigeria. On 5 July 2016, they were walking  down to the coastal town when a group of ultras from the local soccer club and far right extremists  insulted Chimiary by calling her an “African monkey”. Emmanuel reacted to the abuse and the group  attacked him with a ripped-out road-sign pole, which left him in a coma. They kept on beating him. He  died the day after. None of the onlookers and passers-by intervened to help. The murder of Emmanuel  is not an isolated incident. He adds to the countless victims of daily racist violence and hate in Europe.  His murder has been incited and nurtured by the widespread representation of migrants and Black  people as a threat and fear-mongering in public and political discourse. It is the outcome of the inability  of the EU and national governments to face up to the rise of violent racism, xenophobia and Afriphobia  in the European Union. 

North America: George Perry Floyd Jr. Murdered by a Police Officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota who  knelt on Floyd’s neck and back for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. After his murder on Afrika Liberation Day,  May 25, 2020, protests against police brutality, especially towards those of Afrikan Heritage spread  across the world. Floyd’s dying words, “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry. 

South America: Marielle Franco born Marielle Francisco da Silva, was a Brazilian Politician, Socialist,  Feminist, Socialist and Human Rights Activist who served as a city councillor in Rio de Janeiro until her  assassination on 14 March 2018. Franco and her driver Anderson Pedro Gomes were shot multiple times  and killed. Marielle Franco had been an outspoken critic of Police Brutality and Extrajudicial Killings. In  March 2019, two former police officers were arrested and charged with the murder of Marielle Franco

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