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 04/14 - Immediate reparations to the former Caribbean colonies
The twenty-fifth inter-sessional meeting of the heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held in Buccament, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, from 10-11 March 2014 with the attendance of a dozen delegations. During the meeting the participants examined the progress of the efforts in favor of reparations for the genocide of the native people and slavery at the national and regional level.
Today eight member States already formed their "national reparations commissions" and other states are about to do it. The "regional reparations commission" that is made up of the chairmen of the national Commissions, then submitted the draft of the "Caribbean Reparatory Justice Programme" that was accepted as the basis for further actions about reparations.
The "Caribbean Reparatory Justice Programme" recognizes the role and status of the European governments in this regard, as legal entities that set out the framework for the development and support to these crimes against humanity. Therefore it invites the former colonizers to participate in order to prepare the victims for full admission with dignity into the citizenry of the global community sketching a path of reconciliation, truth and justice for the victims and their descendants in ten points: full formal apology, repatriation, indigenous peoples development program, cultural institutions, public health crisis, illiteracy eradication, African knowledge program, psychological rehabilitation, technology transfer and debt cancellation.
The summit participants then expressed their support for the convening in London in the coming months of a conference of the Caribbean and European leaders, that would provide the opportunity for a detailed debate over reparatory justice
Colonialism Reparation supports the request of the members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for reparations for the genocide of the native people and the slavery and calls on the former colonizers (United Kingdom, France, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmark) to immediately apologize and pay reparations for the colonial period without being forced to appear before a court.
- 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
- Newsletter 10/13 - Call for the International Day for Reparations
- Newsletter 09/13 - Apologies and compensations to the Sahrawi nation
- Newsletter 08/13 - Apologies and compensations to the former Caribbean colonies
- Newsletter 07/13 - Apologies and fair compensations to the tortured Mau Mau
- Newsletter 06/13 - France: reparation is possible