Friday, June 29, 2007

Ramona Africa in London

Last night I met Ramona Africa, sole survivor of the 1985 FBI bombing of MOVE's house, where 11 adults and children were murdered, and screening of The MOVE documentary.

MOVE is a revolutionary organisation set up in USA that fights to protect all life by spreading information and standing against the systems that harm life.

They were strident anti-racism and environmental campaigners long before the mainstream took up the issues. In their own words: "The word MOVE is not an acronym. It means exactly what it says: MOVE, work, generate, be active. Everything that's alive moves. If it didn't, it would be stagnant, dead. Movement is the principle of Life."

Because of their unequivocal stance they have been constantly persecuted by the
system. The persecution went from beatings, to armed attacks to eventually bombing their homes.

Ramona Africa (MOVE)

It was strange watching film of American government mass murdering its own people, after watching the film and listening to Ramona talk I paused to ask why?

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