It is necessary that the nations that have given rise to this situation condemn colonialism, acknowledging their behaviour as a crime, they reconcile with their past, apologize and pay reparations to the colonized countries.
This decision will help create a climate of friendship and cooperation among peoples and create an extremely positive precedent in international relations, promoting the supremacy of the "force of law" on the "law of force".
Join the Call for the International Day for Reparations to make sure that the October 12, symbolic date of the beginning of Colonization, is commemorated every year all over the world with a series of events capable of concretely push the cause of the reparations. This initiative launched at the World Social Forum 2013 will give more strength and visibility to actions around this topic.
In the past, figures as famous as Condorcet, Callie House, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Frantz Fanon, Desmond Tutu, and Wole Soyinka have defended the principle of colonialism reparation but it is also its current consequences and the future potential of all things that is hampered by new forms of imperialist domination. We must continue the fight to get justice. Unity is strength, this is our credo!
For Justice for the past and the present! For Truth that changes History! For the Liberation of all peoples!
Newsletter 09/14 - Apologies and reparations to Palestine
The last military campaign of Israel against Palestine was fought from July 8 to August 26, 2014 , with the loss of about 65 soldiers and 5 Israeli civilians and about 700 soldiers and 1,400 Palestinian civilians.
The current situation, as Colonialism Reparation stated in a press release published on January 8, 2013, is clearly the result of colonial mentality, which gradually arised with the Balfour Declaration of 1917, during the British Mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948, with the Partition Plan for Palestine in 1947 and with the support of the United States starting from the Suez crisis of 1956.
As the president of CRAN (Conseil Représentatif des Associations Noires) Louis-Georges Tin said in an interview published on July 25, 2014, the current situation, is clearly, "a question of reparations. [...] The question of reparations related to the Shoah has been solved, but the Arabs, that had nothing to do with this genocide, bore a part of the burden. Europe and the United States did the right thing to put in place some post-genocidal reparations, but they realised it in a colonial manner, to the detriment of the 'indigenous' Palestinians, who have never received neither reparation nor compensation. The current colonial contempt (that of Israel, that does not cease to occupy every day new Palestinian territories) adds to the past colonial comtempt (that of Europe and the United States) ."
Colonialism Reparation calls on Israel, along with the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the other colonial powers of the time, to apologize and pay reparations to Palestine for the current and past colonization by finally recognizing the wrongs done to the Palestinian people, by reconciling with its own history of victim and executioner at the same time, by returning to Palestine the occupied colonies and by paying reparations for decades of violence.
- Newsletter 08/14 - European support to the Conference on reparations
- Newsletter 07/14 - Support to La Realidad zapatista
- Newsletter 06/14 - Neo-colonialist is the West, not China
- Newsletter 05/14 - France: reparation is due
- Newsletter 04/14 - Immediate reparations to the former Caribbean colonies
- Newsletter 03/14 - Support to the CARICOM reparations Commission
- Newsletter 02/14 - No to the recolonization of the Central African Republic
- Newsletter 01/14 - Apologies and reparations for Batang Kali
- Newsletter 12/13 - Transparency on colonial profits
- Newsletter 11/13 - The Caribbean nations are demanding reparations