The global push for reparations

by Dr Nicola Frith

STRUGGLE: The descendants of those who were colonized have long been calling for justice

THE PAST 20 years has seen a gradual resurfacing of public memories relating to Europe’s enslavement of African people after decades of state silence.

This memory work has served, in part, to confront the lack of public recognition concerning the […]

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Germany taken to US court over request for reparations from Namibian people for the early 20th century genocide of the Herero and Nama peoples

German government said Friday it had asked US court to throw out the lawsuit
It was the first response the German government gave to class-action suit launched by Herero and Nama people last year
German colonists committed genocide against them from 1904 to 1908
Berlin’s position ‘is that the complaint is inadmissable because of the principle of state […]

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The UWI establishes Centre for Reparations Research

Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Monday, July 31, 2017. The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has established a Centre for Reparations Research. Approved by the University’s Finance and General Purpose Committee earlier this year, it will be formally launched on October 10, 2017 at The UWI Regional Headquarters in Jamaica.

The Centre, which will be led […]

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REP. CONYERS INTRODUCES REVISED REPARATIONS BILL AS GRASSROOTS SUPPORT GROWS

Congressman John Conyers, the longest serving member of Congress, introduced a revised version of HR40, his long-standing reparations bill, at the start of the 115th Congress last week and grassroots U.S. and global support grows.

The new bill, entitled, “The Commission to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans Act,” will focus on reparations remedies.

“The […]

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Govt will pursue reparation for slavery

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange says the Government will not back down on its campaign for reparation for the injustices of slavery.

“The policy direction is clear, and we will continue to see through campaigns and initiatives being undertaken by the National Council on Reparations [and will take] […]

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Angela Rye: ‘There’s Nothing Un-American About Reparations’

CNN political commentator Angela Rye called for reparations during a heated discussion with Donald Trump supporter Carl Higbie on air Tuesday afternoon.

Rye and Higbie were discussing whether the two major political parties are dividing the country when the segment on CNN’s At This Hour went off the rails and turned […]

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Prince Harry told to take reparations message back to UK

Prince Harry and Governor General Sir Rodney Williams at Government House, Antigua
The Antigua & Barbuda Reparations Support Commission has urged Prince Harry to help seek reparatory justice for the descendants of enslaved Africans or have his visit here condemned as “another paid holiday”.

In an open letter to the British royal on Tuesday, Dorbrene O’Marde, the […]

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