As members of the diaspora, we stand in solidarity with our family across the globe. Britain and Europe’s imperial history underdeveloped the peoples they colonised. Imperialism created racial capitalism, where racism shapes how land and resources are stolen and how people are exploited. Over 100 companies on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) have African mining operations that control over $1 trillion worth of Africa’s most valuable resources. While $134 billions flows to Africa in the form of loans, aid and investment each year, $194 billion is taken from the continent through profits, tax dodging and climate costs. Britain’s militarism, economic exploitation, environmental destruction and the propping up of oppressive governments in African and other parts of the Global South continues the legacy of colonialism.
We stand in solidarity with Black and other Global South peoples resisting exploitation, violence and environmental destruction in all its forms.