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Mayor of London Validates International Coalition for British Reparations Movement


Philadelphia, PA - August 29, 2007

In a public speech last week, London’s Mayor Ken Livingstone bolstered support for the International Coalition for British Reparations, apologizing for his city’s central role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Appearing quite emotional, Livingstone admitted that quite a number of British financial institutions “still have the benefit of the wealth they created out of slavery.” The mayor was comforted by the Reverend Jessie Jackson who has been a staunch supporter of British reparations for quite some time. Although Livingstone stopped short of calling for his country to compensate those impacted by the former empire’s numerous offences to humanity, one of his spokespersons later entertained the idea.

Mayor Livingstone is just one of several public officials recently joining the ICBR cause. At a global conference this week, Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur reiterated his call for England to pay reparations, citing several precedents supporting the movement. Arthur talked at length about the trans-Atlantic slave trade established and maintained by the United Kingdom, at one time referring to its legacy as a “festering sore of a monstrous historical crime.”

Many suspect that the current swell in support for the International Coalition for British Reparations is the direct result of April’s release of The Evil Empire, a controversial treatise written by the ICBR’s founder, Steven A. Grasse. The book cites hundreds of gross misconducts towards humanity carried out by England throughout its empire over the last 500 years and has served as a lightening rod of debate on the subject worldwide. The ICBR hopes the book will continue to rally citizens across the planet to its cause.

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About The International Coalition for British Reparations
The International Coalition for British Reparations (ICBR) is a think tank of British foreign policy headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the city where America's split with Britain began in 1776. Founded on July 4, 2006, we have members all over the world.

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