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Because Africa's children are crying, Mother Earth will continue to keep on quaking.

FACTS ABOUT THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE

A historical event whose long-term consequences are now being manifested in the genocidal conditions that now affect the vast majority of slave descendents.

1. The Trans Atlantic Slave Crime consisted of a minimum of 34,482 and perhaps a maximum of 35,561 slave voyages, 27,233 of which are documented in Davis Eltis’ Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: A Database on CD-ROM

2. Thomas Cooper, in the Supplement to Mr. Cooper’s Letter on the Slave Trade, suggests that for every 100 Africans who were kidnapped and enslaved, 1,000 were murdered in European inspired or exacerbated warfare in Africa, 20 were murdered on the “way of death” in Africa and the Middle Passage, and 70 were murdered during seasoning, for a total of 170 million deaths;

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3. Joseph Miller, in The Way of Death: Merchant Capitalism and the Angolan Slave Trade 1730-1830, suggests that for every 100 Africans seized in Angola, 75 reached the marketplace in the interior, 64 arrived at the slave forts and the holding pens on the coast, 57 stepped onto Brazilian soil, 48 lived to behold their first master or mistress, and only 28 to 30 of the original 100 Africans seized in Angola, were alive 3 to 4 years later;

4. Portugal and Brazil were and are responsible for at least 7,300 slave voyages (26.8%) and at least 5,074,900 (45.9%) of the Africans who were forcibly, illegally and immorally transported from Africa and, using Cooper’s order of magnitude, were and are responsible for the murder, kidnapping and enslavement of more than 73 million Africans;

5. Britain was and is responsible for at least 11,632 slave voyages (42.7%), and at least 3,112,300 (28.1%) of the Africans who were forcibly, illegally and immorally transported from Africa, thereby being responsible for the murder, kidnapping, and enslavement of 52.2 million Africans;

6. France was and is responsible for at least 4,038 slave voyages (14.8%), and at least 1,456,000 (13.2%) of the Africans who were forcibly, illegally and immorally transported from Africa, thereby being responsible for the murder, kidnapping and enslavement of 21.6 million Africans;

7. Spain was and is responsible for at least 1,116 slave voyages (4.1%), and at least 517,000 (4.7%) of the Africans who were forcibly, illegally and immorally transported from Africa, thereby being responsible for the murder, kidnapping and enslavement of 8.5 million Africans;

8. Almost every country of the Western Hemisphere, and especially the British Mainland of North America, the British Leewards, the British Windwards and Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, the Spanish American Mainland, the Spanish Caribbean, Northeast Brazil, Bahia, Southeast Brazil and other areas, participated to some degree, in the criminal Trans Atlantic Slave Trade;

9. According to Eltis, 40.6 per cent of all kidnapped Africans were shipped to Brazil, 29 per cent to the British colonies in the Caribbean and North America, 14.3 per cent to the Spanish colonies in the Americas, 12 per cent to the French colonies, and 2.7 per cent to the Dutch Americas.

10. Untold numbers of families, clans, tribes, societies, villages, nations and civilizations in Africa were invaded, disrupted, disorganized, pillaged, raped and destroyed during the criminal slave trade;

11. For more than 6 centuries and 30 generations, the theft of African labor, in Africa and the African Diaspora, and of the untold wealth that it produced, has, redistributed income and wealth earned by black labor to generations of Europeans, leaving the former impoverished as a group and the latter relatively privileged as a group;

12. The earliest known English slave trading voyage to Africa and America were the London-owned ships Salomon, Swallow, and Jonas in 1562 and that over the next 245 years, the English were the main slave carriers;13. Joe R. Feagin in, Documenting the Costs of Slavery, Segregation and Contemporary Discrimination: Are Reparations in Order for African Americans? calculates that the value of the slave labor expropriated by whites in the United States from 1620 to 1865 ranges from about $1 trillion to as much as $97 trillion, depending on the rate of interest chosen;

14. The cost of labor market discrimination for 1929-1969 (in 1983 dollars) was $1.6 trillion and that the cost of anti-black discrimination from the end of slavery in 1865 to the year 1965, the end of legal segregation would likely increase that wage-loss estimate to several trillion dollars;

15. The estimate of the cost of continuing racial discrimination in employment has been put in the range of $94-$123 billion;

16. The sum total of the worth of all the black labor stolen by whites in the United States through the means of slavery, segregation and contemporary discrimination, taking into account lost interest over time and putting it in today’s dollars, is in the range perhaps of $5 to $24 trillion;

 

17. Since 40 million Africans in the United States represent less than 4% of all Africans in the world today, the value of the stolen labor of more than 1 billion Africans is more than $125 to $600 trillion dollars not counting the value of the stolen wealth that this stolen labor created;

18. 18,810 delegates from 170 countries, 16 heads of state, 58 foreign ministers, 44 ministers, 7,000 non-governmental representatives, and 1,300 journalists attending the World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (WCAR) August 31 to September 3, 2001, concluded that “slavery, and the slave trade, including the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, were appalling tragedies in the history of humanity not only because of their abhorrent barbarism but also in terms of their magnitude, organized nature [and] especially their negation of the essence of the victims . . . [and] that slavery and the slave trade are a crime against humanity...”

CONCLUSION: The malnutrition and near-death existence of so many of Africa's children today must be seen within the broader context of THE INTERNATIONAL LOOTING OF AFRICA.

 

THE PREDATORY INTERNATIONAL POLICIES that started in the Transatlantic slave trade continue today in an economic system that is so VAMPIRE-LIKE in nature that the predictable result is GRADUAL EXTERMINATION AND UNRECOGNIZED GENOCIDE.

 

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