built this country over a period of 212 years of brutal unpaid
laboured. Today, 164 years after the end of slavery, many of the
descendents of these true Guyanese live on pavements, in abandoned
buildings and in little square boxes barely large enough to qualify
as a prison cell.
Eight of every 10 persons in lockups and jails around this country
are African-Guyanese. most of our people are either unemployed
or paid starvation wages. because of the ongoing onslaught of
racism, brutality and other forms of discrimination against African-Guyanese,
many of our young people are drifting into crime in order to eat
and wear, some are begging on the streets, some are prostituting
their bodies to care their children.
Burnham took away from the white oppressors and placed in the
hands and factories, banks, bauxite ore and factories, drug-manufacturing
company, Bookers stores, shipbuilding facilities, waves, shipbuilding
and engineering and other assets.
mean of corrupt contracts and sales of these national assets intended
to benefit all Guyanese, the PPP government has transfer most
of the nation's wealth to the pocket and bank accounts a few of
their Indians supporters.
the instituted a plan which resulted in the murder by of 140 of
our young men, arbitrary locking up and imprisonment of thousands
of our young men innocently and for all types of petty offences,
brutalisation of Black men and woman by police. The grand plan
was to terrorise us into submission to Indians.
Douglas, in the tradition of revolutionary fighters, became that
it was the system and not the 300,000 African-Guyanese who are
at fault. he pick up the gun and fought for our liberation. He
died in combat, fighting or the revolutionary change, which is
our only hope and salvation. His name will go down in our history.
Ten young African men, as brave as he was, will take his place
His killing will be avenged. The oppressors will be crushed. Our
people will be liberated.
Company of black freedom fighters demand system of Government
and distribution of the national wealth that ensure the protection
of our human rights and provide equal opportunities for the development
of Black business. We demand government expenditure not only in
cricket and squash where Indians and Portuguese predominate but
also in activities in which African-Guyanese predominate such
as athletics, football, boxing, basketball, music and art.
these basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all African-Guyanese,
the builders of Guyana, there will be no peace.
one Thousand Black Men