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The following is a small reflection of the LaRouche movement's activity against African genocide over the last 9 months. LaRouche and his publications have devoted extensive efforts in this direction, since at least the 1973-74 famine, including the publication of books, production of economic programs, and airing of TV specials, which featured reports on the IMF's destruction of the continent. These materials are available through EIR and other institutions associated with LaRouche.

August 9, 1996: In its EIR of this date, the LaRouche movement warned that the just-completed military coup in the nation of Burundi was likely to kick off British Lord Lynda Chalker's scenario in the Central African region, including moves toward establishing a ``Tutsi Empire.''

August 30, 1996: EIR published an article highlighting the statements of intention by the British and French, for recolonization of Africa.

October 7, 1996: The New Federalist reports on London's new assault against the Rwandan refugees, starting with the attack on Bukavu.

October 31, 1996 -- Helga Zepp LaRouche and her Civil Rights Movement Solidarity (BueSo) party in Germany issues an emergency appeal to President Clinton, to carry out a Berlin-style airlift to deal with the plight of the refugees. This launches an international mobilization by the LaRouche movement. The appeal reads as follows:

Mr. President:

The Civil Rights Movement Solidarity from Germany appeals to you to take urgent action to save the lives of 1 million refugees in eastern Zaire. As was the case in Goma in 1994, only resolute action on your part can avert the human catastrophe that is in the making. First, an emergency airlift into the region is needed to deliver food and medicine to hundreds of thousands of refugees displaced by the war, which broke out 10 days ago.

Mr. President, we Germans will never forget, how the Berlin airlift in 1949 saved the people of an entire city. Now we see with horror, how a million refugees in the heart of Africa will soon be out of food, clean water, and medicine. The dying has already begun. Soon there will be tens of thousands, if nothing is done. Especially in light of the fact that international institutions have again failed to take appropriate action, we appeal to you, as President of the United States of America, to act and order your military to organize such an airlift.

We trust that you will act. Others may find excuses to explain away their refusal to face the challenge, but America, the country of Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, cannot allow a million Africans to vanish--simply because governments refused to deliver the help which could have saved them.

Secondly, it is well known that the U.S. government, together with Great Britain, exerts the greatest influence on the governments of Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. The war in Zaire is not an ``ethnic war''; in fact, it started as an invasion of forces from Rwanda and Burundi with the support of the government of Uganda, who are playing the ethnic card. We appeal to you, Mr. President, to use the influence of the U.S. government--with or without the consent of the government of Great Britain--to pressure the forces in power in Kampala, Kigali, and Bujumbura, to stop the invasion of Zaire, withdraw their forces, and reestablish the territorial integrity of Zaire. If this is not done, this war could easily spread and engulf the entire region of the [African] Great Lakes, affecting more than 30 million people.

The rationale offered for the attacks on the refugee camps in Zaire was the search for ``Hutu genocidalists.'' While it is true that in the refugee camps, there were people who participated in the murders in Rwanda in 1994, it is not tolerable that a million refugees--80% of whom are the elderly, women, and children--be taken hostage for them and starved to death. This would amount to a counter-genocide committed by forces who, in the tragic last years of the conflict in Rwanda and Burundi, have already been guilty of mass killing.

Mr. President, beyond immediate relief for the humanitarian catastrophe, we appeal to you also to use the weight of your office to help facilitate serious negotiations between the current governments in Rwanda and Burundi, and their opposition forces. This most tragic history of never-ending cycles of violence and mass murder between the Tutsi and Hutu can only be broken, if the parties in question are able to negotiate a peaceful common future.

Mr. President, be assured of our support and appreciation.

November 2, 1997 -- The BueSo held a spirited rally in the German capital of Bonn, demanding action against the genocide.

November 4, 1996 -- The New Federalist of this date features a report on the full-scale invasion underway from the British Commonwealth nations, as a coordinated operation against Zaire, Burundi, and Sudan.

November 8, 1996 -- EIR publishes the appeal of the Rally for the Return of Democracy and Refugees(RDR) for international aid. (see grid of exposes)

November 11, 1996 -- The New Federalist publishes the BueSo call for action, as a front page appeal.

November 14, 1996 -- The Schiller Institute holds a rally in front of the White House, demanding emergency action to save the refugees.

November 15, 1996 -- EIR publishes the report by Doctors without Borders, that more than 1000 refugees per day are dying, many of them due to the spread of disease, and lack of food and water.

November 18, 1996 -- The New Federalist publishes a lead story ``U.S. must act to save refugees in Zaire,'' and a special, front-page editorial entitled ``Will We Tolerate Genocide?''

November 19, 1996 -- At an EIR seminar in Washington, D.C., Lyndon LaRouche posed the question of African genocide, as follows: ``Africa is a pit of genocide. If three nations go, all of Africa goes. Those are: Nigeria, Sudan, and the Republic of South Africa. Those three states are destabilized, and they're targetted.... If those three staets go, or even one of them, all of Africa goes into deep genocide. And, it is the intent of the British government and their friends and admirers in the United States government, that that should happen. That Africa should be depopulated; that the existing nations of Africa should be chopped into small pieces, and depouplation should go on.''

LaRouche called for an alternative financial reorganization, based on sovereignty and high-technology economic development.

November 19, 1996 -- {The LaRouche Connection} cable TV show produces a show for nationwide circulation, featuring an interview with Jacques Bacamurwanko, the former Burundian ambassador to the U.S., and the North American coordinator of the CNDD.

November 27, 1996 -- The Schiller Institute begins a series of vigils, ultimately held in numerous cities around the country, demanding an airlift to Zaire.

December 2, 1996 -- The Schiller Institute issues a call to clergy to join the mobilization. The call is entitled, ``As goes Africa, so goes humanity.''

Today, a dark, unholy crime is being committed in our world. We must cry out and oppose it. Genocide is being committed before our eyes in East Africa, and no one in our country seems to care. A great man, Archbishop Munzihirwa Mwene Ngabo, of Zaire, gave his life Oct. 30 to warn the world of the evil game being played by the Rwandan, Burundian and Ugandan militaries with the lives of millions.

The Archbishop was murdered at an emergency session of the Bukavu, Zaire, city council. He is reported to have been beheaded. In addition, the entire city council was also killed by the invading forces. The U.S. press, in imitation of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, calls such mass murderers ``Rwandan rebels,'' and excuses their actions as ``retaliation for genocide.''

Just as Hitler invaded Poland, and claimed it was done ``to defend the German people,'' so these armies, particularly that of Uganda's Museveni, are being used to let loose the dogs of war on this already-debilitated population. Soon, all the nations of this area may disappear. Incredibly, one Rwandan official has even called for a ``Second Berlin Conference,'' referencing the racist colonial division of Africa in 1885. This would only worsen the problem.

To the contrary, national borders must be protected right now at all costs, or else millions will certainly die. The United States must insist upon this. Our nation must offer, separate from any international force, to work with the Zairean government to preserve the territorial integrity of that nation through logistical support, and food and medicine delivery, in the Eastern provinces. If we do not act immediately, we could see Zaire, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and other nations disappear from the map, just as Poland, Czechoslovakia, and many of the nations of Europe disappeared in the 1930s and early 1940s.

The U.S. press is participating in African genocide by its deliberate, and continuing, coverup. Lady Lynda Chalker, head of the British Ministry of Overseas Development and controller of the Ugandan regime, is one of their principal ``disinformation sources.'' She has said, ``Of course, when one comes face to face with death... in their hundreds, or as in Goma (Zaire) in their thousands, I feel it. But I don't allow it to affect my judgement.'' By de-personalizing the conflict, the press manipulates the pleasure-seeking American public to merciless indifference. They sanitize the carnage by referring, not to Rwandan, Burundian or Zairean citizens, but to ``Hutus''--``Hutu refugees,'' ``Hutu rebels.'' But in reality, it is Bukuru Thomas, Potame Nizigire, Nderzako Jackson, Sendigiya Christian, and hundreds of thousands of others who are missing. Some, like these, are Burundian parliamentarians, democratically elected and deposed by the illegal July coup. Others are farmers, craftsman, housewives. They are real people, with names, faces, relatives. It is they, not ``the Hutu,'' that are being exterminated.

The dictator Joseph Stalin once observed, ``The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of a million is a statistic.'' So, the daily newspapers coldly describe the mass killing, the daily deaths of thousands, and tens of thousands, who are our brothers and sisters, all created in the image of the living God. So, slowly, our merciless indifference condemns us to the extinction of civilization, because ``the best lack all conviction, while the worst are filled with passionate intensity.'' The French, British, Belgians, and elements of the U.S. government, have all turned a blind eye to these mass deaths, rationalizing them as ``tribal warfare,'' while we find that over 20 million weapons have been imported and sold in the area by those very same powers. We are told that ``all the refugees are voluntarily returning,'' but when the figures are tallied, hundreds of thousands are unaccounted for.

The United States must immediately dispatch all necessary food aid to this area to keep the refugees--80% of whom are women and children--alive. At least 300 human rights observers must be sent to the area to monitor the behavior of the Tutsi-based military regime in Rwanda, as the refugees return, so that there is in fact no further threat of ``ethnic cleansing.'' Finally, there must be the adoption, immediately, of a ``Marshall Plan'' for the attainment of agricultural self-sufficiency, adequate transportation and health facilities, and industrial development of East Africa, and Africa as a whole. If this is not done, world civilization will have crossed the threshold of decency. It will perish, because its merciless indifference will have proven it morally unfit to survive.

In this moral vacuum, the church, in all its denominations, must act. All of us, politician, diplomat, soldier, or citizen, must remember the admonition of Christ to his disciples, when they asked of him, ``Lord, when were you hungry and we fed you not? When were you naked and we clothed you not? When were you in need of shelter and we gave you none?'' Christ answered: ``Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.''

Therefore, let us all agree that there be candlelight vigils in our houses of worship each week, and that we call our people to prayer. Let us recognize, that the sin and crime that we find in East Africa, can only be expiated through our rejection of inaction in its wake. Let us not only remember Archbishop Ngabo, and the missing parliamentarians of Burundi, but also the admonition to truly be our brother's keeper: ``For, if not us, who? And if not now, when?''

December 9, 1996 -- The New Federalist headline features the involvement of George Bush and Barrick Gold, in the resource grab in eastern Zaire.

December 17-23, 1996 -- Lyndon and Helga LaRouche visited Sudan, meeting with the President and other leaders, including a dozen former rebel leaders.

January 11, 1997 -- FDR-PAC, the political action committee led by LaRouche, sponsors a meeting in Washington, D.C. on Africa, entitled: Africa: Looting ground for ``Bush, Inc.'' or Breadbasket for the World?

Over 100 people attended this forum, which featured speeches by former Ambassador Bacamurwanko, as well as Lyndon LaRouche. LaRouche presented the Africa crisis as the ``moral test for mankind.''

January 17, 1997 -- In his capacity as a former Democratic presidential candidate, LaRouche issued the following statement:

``The fact of the matter is, that the British Commonwealth, and its monarchy, are presently guilty of organizing both aggressive warfare against the nations of Sudan and Zaire, and, simultaneously, the funcitonally greatest rate of genocide in modern history against sundry targetted African populations. In fact, there is no factual basis for doubting the monarchy of the United Kingdom has launched and is coordinating aggressive warfare by Uganda, Ethiopia, and Eritrea in the invasion of Sudan, and that Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni is responsible for the invasion and genocide against, first, Rwanda, and now Zaire. A river of blood divides all moral persons in the world from those British and other racists who support or condone these Nuremberg crimes by the British Commonwealth and its United Kingdom-based, British Privy Council. Perfide Albion!

January 20, 1997 -- The New Federalist runs a banner headline: ``LaRouche says: U.S. must find the Morality to Stop African Genocide.''

January 25, 1997 -- FDR-PAC sponsors part II of Africa: Looting ground for ``Bush, Inc.'' or Breadbasket for the World, in Washington, D.C. Again, over 100 people attended and this time, heard former Ugandan President Godfrey Binaisa, Schiller Institute spokesman Uwe Friesecke, and Lyndon LaRouche discuss the British gameplan to loot Africa.

January 27, 1997 -- The New Federalist publishes an issue with the headline, ``Stop London's Wars in Africa,'' and including a feature spread with speeches from the Jan. 11 event.

January 31, 1997 -- EIR features speeches from the Jan. 11 FDR-PAC forum, and headlines the presentation as a ``declaration of war'' against the British Empire.

February 3, 1997 -- The New Federalist features frontpage coverage of the Jan. 25 FDR-PAC forum.

February 3-5, 1997 -- Representatives of the Schiller Institute confront British marcher-lord and Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni, at his Washington, D.C. appearances. He was asked about his role in genocide, during his appearance at the Georgetown School of the International Studies, in front of the assembled crowd. Outside his appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast, demonstrators from the Schiller Institute drew attention to his role as a puppet of British Baroness Lady Chalker.

February 7, 1997 -- The EIR features an editorial by Lyndon LaRouche, entitled ``Africa: Today's `Indo-China Quagmire.'|'' It reads as follows:

The thing which could sink the present Democratic administration, is certainly not the Hollinger Corporation's ``Paula Jones'' side-show. The danger is, President Clinton's second term could be virtually sunk in an Africa quagmire that is shaping up fast to become even worse than the Johnson administration's Vietnam debacle.

Under the official direction of Overseas Development Minister Baroness Lynda Chalker, and Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords Baroness Caroline Cox, both members of the British monarchy's ruling Privy Council, the British Commonwealth continues its Uganda-based invasion and genocide in Zaire, and has organized the dictators of the current puppet-governments of Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Eritrea, in a London-directed, raw-materials-grabbing, colonial war in Sudan. The Clinton administration did not launch these ongoing crimes against humanity, the British Commonwealth did; but, unless President Clinton intervenes against ``our ever-loving British imperialist ally,'' soon, to force a halt in the British Privy Council's invasions of Zaire and Sudan, the Clinton administration, not the British Commonwealth, will be set up to take the blame for what will become within months, or even weeks, the worst genocide of the 20th century, raging throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Already, two leading European allies of the U.S.A., France and Germany, are moving in efforts to halt London's genocide against Black Africa. An important reflection of those continental European allies' break with London on this issue, is an official Jan. 16 resolution voted and proclaimed by the German Parliament, the Bundestag, which has implicitly proposed a halt to the ongoing invasion of Sudan by a mercenary-reinforced, London-organized and -directed alliance of the armed forces of Uganda, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. Although the German Parliament's resolution does not address that additional fact, the ongoing genocide against Hutus being conducted inside invaded Zaire, is an integral part of the British Commonwealth forces' imperialist grab for valuable raw materials assets in eastern Zaire, a military invasion, from Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, run by present dictator of Uganda, President Yoweri Museveni.

Although President Clinton is not a co-initiator of London's war, genocide, and invasions against Zaire and Sudan, the ``usual list of suspects'' among London-allied, corrupt international news media, inside and outside the U.S.A., is setting the Clinton White House up to take the blame for the carnage. The fact is, that former U.S. President (Sir) George Bush is involved, and there is support from a cabal of many from among notable U.S. Republican leaders, such as Reps. Frank Wolf (R-Va) and Chris Smith (R-N|J), and Senate Majority Whip Don Nickles (R-Okla), inside the Congress, in addition to former Virginia candidate for Lt.-Governor, Michael Farris.

These Republicans are all supporters of an organization, called Christian Solidarity International, headed by the woman personally directing, and even openly funding the British Commonwealth's London-directed military invasion of Sudan, Baroness Cox. Chris Smith's National Christian Breakfast, for example, is a front for this British subversion against the United States, a subversion run from the British monarchy's Privy Council by Baroness Cox and Baroness Chalker.

More pathetic is the number of rent-my-mouth African-American denotables, such as Dr. Lenora Fulani, Randall Robinson, and others, who are currently deployed to supply propaganda covers for London's current genocide against Black Africa. These black-faced political vaudeville performers, are used to lull credulous liberal Democrats into tolerating London's operations in Africa, and, ultimately to put the political blame on Clinton for operations being pushed inside, and outside, the Congress by leading figures of the opposing, Republican Party. The White House's key problem is, that, presently, the U.S. government has virtually no competent intelligence window on sub-Saharan Africa. Except for EIR readers, officials rely heavily on lying handouts from British Intelligence channels. What few remaining official information resources the U.S. government has on Africa, have been corrupted savagely by the deeply embedded influence of Sir Henry A. Kissinger's and Sir George Bush's stay-behind networks inside the U.S. intelligence establishment.

Thus, the genocide in Africa escalates, while nearly everyone in official Washington is even more poorly advised on Africa, than the Congress duped into passing the Tonkin Gulf resolution, over 30 years ago. February-March 1997 -- FDR-PAC begins to market an array of videotapes, of one hour and two hour duration, on the Africa policy forums. In addition, FDR-PAC produced at least 100,000 offprints of the {New Federalist} almanacs on the Africa seminar. As of the current writing, over 3600 Africa policy videos have been purchased, and are in circulation.

February 10, 1997 -- {The New Federalist} headlines its issue, with LaRouche warning President Clinton of an African Quagmire.

February 17, 1997 -- {The New Federalist} features the speeches from the Jan. 25 FDR-PAC event in its Almanac.

February 17-25 -- A Schiller Institute delegation travelled to Sudan, at the invitation of the Khartoum State Assembly, where it obtained first hand evidence of the war of aggression being carried out against that nation from Ethiopia, and with the aid of Uganda's Museveni.

March 7, 1997 -- EIR gives extensive coverage to the reports in {Le Monde} of an eyewitness report on the genocide being carried out against the refugees.

April 5, 1997 -- The Schiller Institute issues a new appeal to President Clinton, urging immediate action on the plight of the refugees. The appeal, which has received hundreds of signatures so far, was drafted by Helga Zepp LaRouche, founder of the Schiller Institute, and Godfrey Binaisa, former President of Uganda and founder of the African Civil Rights Movement, urging an immediate stop to the genocide in Zaire.

The resolution was amended, and adopted as amended (one abstention), by members of the body assembled on April 5, 1997 at the Riverside Church in New York, to honor the 30th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's speech there against the Vietnam War.

Former government officials and concerned citizens from the nations of Haiti, Burundi, Nigeria, Liberia, Togo, Pakistan, Zaire, and El Salvador, also supported the resolution.

A committee of the African Civil Rights Movement determined, at the close of the event, to circulate the resolution for signatures.

The text follows.

Appeal to President Clinton

Mr. President:

Numerous sources, including UNICEF, the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and others, have now confirmed with indisputable evidence, what must have been known to all major world powers for some time: that the fastest rate of genocide of this century is now ongoing in the Great Lakes Region in Africa, and that this mass murder is being committed by the military forces of Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi, that invaded Zaire in October 1996. Laurent-Desiré Kabila is but the mercenary pawn of Yoweri Museveni, dictator of Uganda, who is himself a puppet of London and the British Commonwealth, specifically of Lady Lynda Chalker, British Minister of Overseas Development. Already, 2 million refugees have been massacred; 1 million children under 1 year of age have died; 700,000 more children are presently in mortal danger.

Mr. President, we urgently appeal to you to force the international institutions to halt this genocide, and to save the lives of these people. If the U.S. can send 1,200 Marines to evacuate 400 Americans, surely we must act when the lives of over 1 million women and children are in jeopardy.

We call on you to end the cover-up-portrayal of the mercenary Kabila as some kind of ``rebel leader'' who somehow has access to satellite photos for his attacks on the Zairean Army, and the refugees. President Clinton, we urge you to use the power of your office to investigate the war criminals, and particularly the aggressors who started it all, like Museveni, Kagame, and Buyoya. These are the new Hitlers of Africa, who must be stopped before it is too late. Their backers, the big American and British corporations, such as Barrick Gold and Anglo American, must also be exposed and stopped now.

April 18, 1997 -- EIR once again featured the need for a war against African genocide on its cover. It included speeches from Helga Zepp LaRouche, Godfrey Binaisa, and EIR's Africa editor, Linda de Hoyos.

April 26-27, 1997 -- The Schiller Institute, EIR, and the Forum for Freedom and Democracy (in Bonn) sponsored a seminar on Peace Through Development in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, which drew together a few dozen leaders from that region, to discuss with Lyndon and Helga LaRouche. The full proceedings from this seminar will be available in a number of weeks.

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