“We have moved from the era of civil rights to the era of human rights,” stated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a strategy meeting of his organization in 1967. Dr. King came to the conclusion that struggling for justice within a manipulable domestic legal system would continue to be in vain. A white majority would always dictate the rules since majority rules in democracy.
Dr. King saw an open door to justice via human rights that were not confined to local jurisdiction. In that same meeting King also stated that, “..we moved into a new era, which must be an era of revolution.”
He was speaking of the seizing of power which international human rights law states Afrodescendant (Black) people have a right to do according to the right of self-determination. Wherever they may live in the United States, Black people can unite and take independent political power free from any federal or state regulation.
Recently state legislators in Mississippi passed a bill that would put jurisdiction of the “Blackest city” in America into the hands of a few white state officials. Due to the state senate and house of representatives being majority white, they were able to “democratically” pass what many say is an obviously racist piece of legislation.
But there is one weapon left available for the people of Jackson to stop this takeover. By resorting to their right of self-determination, the people of Jackson can eradicate any racist state or federal decisions and actually grant themselves reparations in the process.
Human Rights Policy Officers organization has stepped to the forefront by drafting an independence referendum for residents to sign who are in agreement with freedom from racist control and reparations policies.
The referendum is circulating throughout the city with a goal of at least 55,000 signatures. “Once we have enough signatures, which determines the people’s political will, we will declare the independence of Jackson which is in accord with international standards and law. There is nothing federal or state government can do lawfully to block this,” says Human Rights Policy Officer Ramzu Yunus.
Jim Crow era Secretary of State Robert Lansing once said concerning self-determination, “The phrase is simply loaded with dynamite… What a calamity that the phrase was ever uttered! What misery it will cause!” That worry is now being realized as the Jim Crow system that he presided over is now being “blown up” with no way of resurfacing.
More information is available at the Republic of Jackson website (www.jacksongov.us) and a 24 hour hotline(888.999.6530) is open to the public who are interested in participating or volunteering. The human rights officers are hosting a web conference for Jackson every Monday at 7pm CST in which the public can attend by going to www.justiceconference.live/Jackson.