Black Lives Matter

The Manifesto of Our Struggle

African brothers and sisters! Here is the program of a real Black movement. It is time for a revolution that is non-dogmatic, innovative and against prejudice.

For the political injustice: We demand:

  1. Universal suffrage polled on a regional basis, with proportional representation and voting and electoral office eligibility for undocumented citizens.
  2. A minimum voting age of 16 years and a minimum age of 25 to hold a public office.
  3. The abolition of the Legislative and Judicial Branches of the US Government.
  4. The creation of a National Assembly for a duration of 3 years. Its primary responsibility will be to form a new constitution of the United States.
  5. The formation of a National Council of experts for labor, industry, transportation, public health, communications, etc. Selections to be made from the collective professionals or of tradesmen with legislative powers, and elected directly to a General Commission with administrative powers.

For the racial injustice: We demand:

  1. The immediate enactment of federal law that sanctions an eight-hour workday for all workers.
  2. A federal minimum wage of $20 per hour.
  3. Immediate creation of labor unions for all major industries.
  4. Labor unions and their representatives are to be given equal power as that of industry executives or public servants.
  5. The rapid and complete nationalization of all the transport industries.
  6. Reduce the national retirement age from 66 years of age to 55 years of age.

For the police injustice: We demand:

  1. The institution of unarmed mediation and intervention teams with a short period of mandatory service.
  2. The nationalization of all the weapons, bullet, and explosives manufacturers.
  3. A national policy intended to promote and further Black and other People of Color cultures and identities in the world.

For the economic injustice: We demand:

  1. A strong progressive tax on capital that will be redistributed as reparations to enslaved descendants and indigenous people.
  2. The seizure of all the possessions of the religious congregations and the abolition of all the religious institutions that have been used to oppress, enslave, and colonize People of Color.
  3. The revision of all military contracts and the seizure of 85 percent of the profits to be redistributed to the enslaved descendants and indigenous people.