Friday, 19 January 2018

Mission of Biafra freedom movement restated


Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe


IGBO SURVIVAL from the catastrophe of the genocide by the Hausa-Fulani/islamist jihadist-controlled Nigeria and its suzerain state Britain is one of the preeminently celebratory outcomes of recent history. The Igbo are primed to deploy their phenomenal resilience from this history as they embark on the expansive reconstructionary endeavour to transform their Biafra homeland into a haven of creativity, humanism and progress, in the wake of the genocide. 


Despite the genocide and occupation, Biafra controls one of Africa’s best-developed multidisciplinary humanpower conglomeration of assets which will be invaluable in the mission ahead. Additionally, Biafra will be tapping into an epoch of immense possibilities in Africa – an Africa that, since 1981, contrary to the sophistry of the indolent, propagandist media and certain sectors of academia, has been a net-exporter of capital to the West World and elsewhere, gargantuan resources that should never leave Africa but retained therein solely for the peoples who have created this wealth, and an Africa whose millions of émigirés in the West World and elsewhere are now net-exporters of capital back to Africa through the latter’s remittances year in, year out (see Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe“Rethinking the state in Africa ... Whose state is it?”, 

http://re-thinkingafrica.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/rethinking-state-in-africa-whose-state.html).

 

Biafra flowers of rebirth


BIAFRANS have an opportunity to begin to build a new civilisation where human life, African life, fundamentally, is sacrosanct. This salient feature cannot be overstressed. Nigeria has been, for the Igbo, a haematophagous quagmire throughout its history beginning in 1945 with the Igbo pogrom in Jos (northcentral region) by the same Hausa-Fulani/islamist jihadists, duly overseen by the British occupation. A next time” Igbo pogrom was executed in Kano (north region), in 1953, by the same jihadists and again overseen by the British occupation “dress rehearsals” for the Igbo genocide which the dual-genocidists would embark upon on 29 May 1966, slaughtering 3.1 million Igbo or 25 per cent of the Igbo population in the subsequent 44 months of sheer savagery.


Those writing the scores of the Biafra freedom symphony are aware of this quest to celebrate the sanctity of African life. The Biafran freedom mission is therefore not to begin to construct a state that is merely post-genocide or post post-conquest/post post-“colonial” state of Africa; in other words, cancelling out here and there, in some mechanical venture, that which was Nigeria, “Berlin-state” Africa’s most notorious. Instead, Biafra is a realisation, a profound reclamation of that which makes us all human and part of humanity. Biafra is a beacon of the tenacity of the spirit of human overcoming of the most desperate, unimaginable brutish forces. 


Biafran reconstruction at once signals to the rest of the constituent peoples and nations enveloped in the European-created “Berlin-states” of death, immiseration, desolation and hopelessness that freedom and transformation, right there in Africa, are achievable goals – that African peoples can build, reconstruct, embark on all possibilities of working for themselves and appropriating the fruits of their labour from their land and on their own terms... 


THE WORLD must now know that Biafra flowers innumerable Biafras of rebirth not seen in Africa for 500 years since the Europe World launched what irrepressible historian Walter Rodney has categorised, aptly, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972).

(John Coltrane Quartet, “Song of praise” [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 17 May 1965])
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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

94th birthday of Jewel Plummer Cobb

(Born 17 January 1924, Chicago, US)
Renowned biologist specialising in cancer research, academic, and president (vice-chancellor/rector) of California State UniversityFullerton, 1981-1990
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259th birthday of Paul Cuffee

(Born 17 January 1759, Cuttyhunk Is, Mass, US)
Asante-descent leading African freedom proponent during African enslavement in the United States, sailor, successful and expansive businessperson, owner of a shipping conglomerate, founder of schools and promoter of educational opportunities for African Americans as well as others, actively involved in the early 19th century’s African American and African British return-to-Sierra Leone projects 

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87th birthday of James Earl Jones

(Born 17 January 1931, Arkabutla, Miss, US)
Actor extraordinaire, “one of the greatest actors in [US] history” in a career spanning over 60 years
(John Coltrane Quartet, “Chim chim cheree” [personnel: Coltrane, soprano saxophone; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 17 May 1965])
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87th birthday of James Earl Jones

(Born 17 January 1931, Arkabutla, Miss, US)
Actor extraordinaire, “one of the greatest actors in [US] history” in a career spanning over 60 years
(John Coltrane Quartet, “Chim chim cheree” [personnel: Coltrane, soprano saxophone; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 17 May 1965])
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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Igbo genocide pointer – “left wing”, “right wing” and the histrionics of labelling in these times


Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

NIGERIA IS Africa’s most notorious genocidist state. Britain created Nigeria in the early 1900s after its conquest and occupation of  the constellation of states of nations and peoples in the southwestcentral region of Africa. A hundred and twenty years on, genocidist Nigeria remains a British client-state, run on its behalf  by the Hausa-Fulani/islamist jihadist north region confederatesIndeed, Nigeria exists principally to serve Britain and this local overseer conglomerate and continues to offer Britain outlandishly excellent returns, as any conceivable socioeconomic/geostrategic index demonstrates, year in, year out. Not surprisingly, the British chief representative in Nigeria spent quite some time in 2017 in a rigorous defence of Britain’s Nigeria (https://www.pambazuka.org/democracy-governance/igbo-are-gone-gone-free, accessed 14 January 2018).

Beginning on Sunday 29 May 1966, Britain, led by the Labour party government under leader and prime minister Harold Wilson, and its Nigeria launched phase-I of the Igbo genocide, the foundational genocide of post(European)conquest Africa. Forty-four months later, by the end of phase-III of the genocide, Britain and Nigeria had murdered 3.1 million Igbo or 25 per cent of this nation’s population. Phase-IV of the genocide has continued subsequently, without let up, with the murder of tens of thousands additional Igbo by the dual-genocidists. For Britain, this genocide is to “punish” Igbo people for the Igbo vanguard role played in the African peoples campaign to terminate the British occupation of these states of Africa during the course of the mid-1930s to October 1960 
(http://re-thinkingafrica.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/herbert-ekwe-ekwe-conquerors-concord-in.html).

What label?

THE BRITISH LABOUR party that led Britain into executing the Igbo genocide, this crime against humanity, is a social democratic/socialist/trade unionist party, democratically elected by the British population in October 1964 in one of the leading West World countries 
– it is “left wing”, egalitarianinclusivist“party of working class/people”, “progressive”, “liberal”, “humanist”, “internationalist”, not the Conservative Party nor “right wing” nor “conservative” nor “party of the oppressor” nor “party of the privileged” nor “party of the rich” nor “party of bankers and landowners” nor “nationalist” nor “nativist” nor  “xenophobic” nor “far right” nor “fascist”...
(John Coltrane & Don Cherry, “Focus on sanity” [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone; Cherry, pocket trumpet; Percy Heath, bass; Ed Blackwell, drums; recorded: Atlantic Studios, New York, US, 28 June/8 July 1960])
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Monday, 15 January 2018

89th birthday of Martin Luther King

(Born 15 January 1929, Atlanta, US)
One of the most outstanding leaders of the freedom movement in history
(Sonny Rollins Trio, “The freedom suite” [personnel: Rollins, tenor saxophone; Oscar Pettiford, bass; Max Roach, drums; recorded: Riverside Records, New York, US, 7 March 1958])
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