The gnarliest anarcho group you’ve never heard of. Fast facts to simplify this.
MOVE was an anarcho-primitivist organization. In Philadelphia, PA
MOVE was not black separatist as it had white members though its membership was primarily black.
Philadelphia police had brutalized several MOVE members over the years resulting in multiple miscarriages and the death of one child from a baton strike to the head.
In 1978 Philadelphia police had a standoff with MOVE at the MOVE house. This resulted in the death of one police officer from gunfire within the police line.
When MOVE members surrendered the police singled out Delbert Africa and brutally beat him for no reason.
9 MOVE members were given sentences ranging from 25 to 100 years for capital charges. Members have been denied parole as hearings came up.
In 1985 on Osage avenue (a black neighborhood) Philadelphia police had another standoff with MOVE members led by John Africa.
The police were armed with automatic rifles, uzis, 50 calibers and anti tank guns.
The police then dropped a bomb on the MOVE house and opted to let the fire burn as a “tactile weapon”.
MOVE members attempted to escape the burning house until police opened fire forcing them back into the house.
All 11 people in the house died. 6 of them were children. Evidence of gunshot wounds was found in the body of John Africa.
The Philadelphia municipality let the fire burn through the night resulting in the loss of 60 homes.
Ramona Africa who did escape was sentenced to 7 years in prison for a conspiracy charge (what conspiracy?)
These tactics are terrorism. The MOVE 7( 2 have died in prison) are political prisoners.
The 60 families left homeless are victims of terrorism.
The surviving members of the #MOVE9 have been freed as of earlier this year.
As of May 13th it has been 35 years since the MOVE house was bombed and thepolice literally set fire to any feigned interest they had in black lives
Go to website for further information. http://onamove.com/
#onamove #freethemove9 #johnafrica #blacklivesmatter
Below are links for documentaries on all of this.
#neverforget #onamove #move9 #johnafrica