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A Day Of Solidarity
On September 12, 1970, Black GIs from all parts of Germany will unite in Heidelberg for a show of "solidarity" and to reiterate the demands set forth in the "Call for Justice" on July 4th to which over 1000 Black Soldiers participated. The reason that a call for a "day of solidarity " must be held is based on a fact so clear that it requires or even demands no argumentation:
We as black soldiers in the military are unsatisfied.
We are unsatisfied because there is Racism being practiced and sanctioned right here in the Military at all levels from Head-Pig Gen Polk down to Racist 1st Shirts. We are unsatisfied because there is a double standard of "Military Justice, there is a double standard of promotion opportunities, and we are unsatisfied with the Nixon Investigating Committees that have come to Europe and have failed to see the problem yet atone find a solution.
How hypocritical is it to be here in Germany, 8,000 miles from one's birthplace, and to see and hear of Ku-Klux-Klan, who threatened your great grandparents long ago, and whom the Army claims is a matter "worth investigating." Worth investigating! Hell it should be eliminated
On September 7, 1970, B.U.S. (Black United Soldiers) located in Karlsrühe held a " day of solidarity". There were close to 200 Black Soldiers gathered at Neüreft Kaserne to call for a "United Front" in voicing the racial injustices that he black soldiers have suffered and are now suffering at the hands of the Racist Pigs that run the military system here in Germany.
There is also a U.B.S. (Unsatisfied Black Soldiers) Movement located in Heidelberg, which was born on July 4 that is dedicated to exposing acts of Racism at any levels of the Military and particularly to exposing Big-Time Pigs who feel that they are beyond exposure. U.B.S. has publicized the fact that every Black G.I. in Germany lives in danger of being "shipped out" for speaking out against Racism and that many have been shipped out from Kaserne to Kaserne until the pigs understand that for each and every brother that is shipped-out another will take his place and another and another until every black man has been to every Kaserne in Germany and is still speaking out for freedom!
A'bout Face, no. 6