OUR REPARATIONS ACTION PLAN
1. Acquire and nurture in ourselves, our people, and our governments a deep knowledge of our history-- especially making African and Afro-Caribbean history compulsory in our schools and educational institutions.
2. Engage in "self repair" as individual African men, women and children by summoning up the courage and self-respect to critically examine ourselves, with a view to identifying any vestiges within us of false notions of "white superiority / black inferiority" and ridding ourselves of them.
3.Think of the demand for Reparations as a Call for a fundamental transformation leading to a "just society" free of the inequitable racist economic and power relations that currently exist in our national societies and in the international arena.
4. In addition to our collective historic Reparations claim, pursue our demands for a "just society" through our own dynamic citizen activism aimed at all of the powers that be (including our own governments), insisting that we always be treated fairly and justly, and demanding reparatory justice for any actions that we adjudge to have been carried out illegally upon us.
5.Identify and take actions to destroy all still existing racist or discriminatory practices and institutions that continue to unjustly hold us back and exploit us.
6.Teach our people that the institution of enslavement was a crime against humanity and that ONE of the criminal injustices that we must be compensated for is the value of the unpaid work that was brutally and illegally extracted from our ancestors over many generations.
7. Encourage all of our political parties, trade unions, youth organizations, churches, women’s organizations, educational institutions and other relevant organizations to make Reparations part of their agenda and programs.
8. Work with all reparations Movements and national governments-- both at home and abroad --in support of our cause, and encourage them to pursue the campaign for Reparations all over the world and in every available forum.
9. Involve the masses of our people in deciding on a) the extent of the damages done to us as a people; b) the need for a program of voluntary Repatriation to the continent of Africa; c) the type and the amount of compensatory resources to be claimed; and d) how these resources will be administered.
10. Build our Reparations campaign infrastructure by creating Reparations research institutions ; by encouraging CARICOM and the African Union to join forces in this cause; by calling upon our Governments to instruct their Ambassadors, Embassies, and High Commissions to engage in Reparations diplomacy in foreign countries and at the United Nations and other international forums; and by establishing national, regional and international interlinked networks of organizations and activists (including mass media networks) supporting reparations.
11. At the level of our Pan-Africanist civil society : prepare, file and prosecute reparations law cases and campaigns of mass activism against relevant European and North American governments, companies and institutions.
12. Call upon our governments to carry out the preparatory work for and commit themselves to a final and decisive historical, moral, and legal multilateral “Reparations Reckoning” with the governments of the relevant European and North American countries.
AND UNDERPINNING THE ENTIRE ACTION PLAN SHOULD BE THE PRINCIPLE THAT WE BLACK OR AFRICAN PEOPLE CAME ACROSS THE MIDDLE PASSAGE AS AN UNDIFFERENTIATED DISPOSSESSED MASS OF PEOPLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE HOLD OF A SLAVE SHIP, AND THAT -- IN THIS CONTEMPORARY ERA -- WE ARE COMMITTED TO NOT LEAVING ANY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS BEHIND IN SLAVERY-LIKE CONDITIONS OF POVERTY AND POWERLESSNESS