WE NEED A BANDUNG CONFERENCE!!
Niggas of the world UNITE! Malcolm, in his speech, “Message to the Grassroots,” (November 10th, 1963) mentioned to his audience The Bandung Conference (From Wikipedia):
The Bandung Conference was a meeting of Asian and African states, most of which were newly independent, organized by Egypt, Indonesia, Burma, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), India, and Pakistan. The conference’s stated aims were to promote Afro-Asian economic and cultural cooperation and to oppose colonialism or neocolonialism by the United States, the Soviet Union, or any other imperialistic nation. The conference met April 18-April 24, 1955, in Bandung, Indonesia, and was coordinated by Indonesian Foreign Minister Ruslan Abdulgani.
Twenty-nine countries representing over half the world’s population sent delegates. The conference reflected what they regarded as a reluctance by the Western powers to consult with them on decisions affecting Asia in a setting of Cold War tensions; their concern over tension between the People’s Republic of China and the United States; their desire to lay firmer foundations for China’s peaceful relations with themselves and the West; their opposition to colonialism, especially French influence in North Africa and French colonial rule in Algeria; and Indonesia’s desire to promote its case in the dispute with the Netherlands over western New Guinea (Irian Barat).
Major debate centered around the question of whether Soviet policies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia should be censured along with Western colonialism. A consensus was reached in which “colonialism in all of its manifestations” was condemned, implicitly censuring the Soviet Union, as well as the West. China played an important role in the conference and strengthened its relations with other Asian nations. Having survived an assassination attempt by foreign intelligence services on the way to the conference, Chinese prime minister Zhou Enlai displayed a moderate and conciliatory attitude that tended to quiet fears of some anticommunist delegates concerning China’s intentions.
A 10-point “declaration on promotion of world peace and cooperation,” incorporating the principles of the United Nations Charter and Jawaharlal Nehru’s principles, was adopted unanimously. The Final Communique of the Conference underscored the need for developing countries to loosen their economic dependence on the leading industrialized nations by providing technical assistance to one another through the exchange of experts and technical assistance for developmental projects, as well as the exchange of technological know-how and the establishment of regional training and research institutes.
The conference ultimately led to the establishment of the Nonaligned Movement in 1961. In later years, conflicts between the nonaligned nations eroded the solidarity expressed at Bandung.
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Conference, Heads of State and Government of Asian-African countries attended a new Asian-African Summit from 20-24 April 2005 in Bandung and Jakarta. Some sessions of the new conference took place in Gedung Merdeka (Independence Building), the venue of the original conference. The conference concluded by establishing the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership (NAASP.)
We need a Bandung Conference circa 2007; we need to start in these dis-United States, in the non-white communities of Amerikkka. I call on the bloggers and thinkers in webspace to consider planning and organizing a conference on developing a comprehensive, liberation strategy for our peoples. This conference would be about illuminating the issues that currently divide us – the NON-WHITE populace – addressing and healing the wounds that we have inflicted on each other, understanding our common interests and the common enemy who has skillfully kept us divided and at each other’s throats.
Can we heal our colored wounds? Can we cooperate with each other? Can we admit the wrongs our communities have often done each other, make amends and pledge “NEVER AGAIN? “We can’t have any black/white unity until we have some black unity.” We need some world nigga unity so we can get us some real unity on planet earth. Let’s start here ya’ll!