Reparatory justice continues to affect labour movement

DIRECTOR of the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB), Bernard Jankee says the issue of reparatory justice is one that (continues) to affect the labour movement.

He was speaking Monday at the the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) in downtown Kingston at a panel discussion on ‘Reparation and the Modern Labour Movement in Jamaica’ — […]

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INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON REPARATIONS

Caracas, May 8th – 10th, 2018

DECLARATION

We, activists, scholars, government representatives and social movements, gathered in the city of Caracas, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela from 8th to 10th May, 2018, on the anniversary of the anti-slavery and humanitarian rebellion of the Maroon Jose Leonardo Chirino, which occurred in Las Macanillas, Falcon State, on May 10th, 1795, […]

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The UWI to Receive Ambassador Dudley Thompson’s Papers

A prized collection of papers belonging to the late Jamaican Pan-Africanist, politician and diplomat, Ambassador Dudley Thompson, will be donated to The University of the West Indies (The UWI) at a ceremony on March 14, 2018 at the University’s Regional Headquarters in Jamaica. The presentation will be made by Mrs. Cecile Eistrup-Thompson, widow of […]

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Culture Minister Receives Reparations Report

Barbados has made another step towards the goal of obtaining regional reparations.

This step comes as members of the island’s Reparations Task Force recently presented Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, with an official report on arguments in support of reparations, in his Ministry’s Conference Room at Sky Mall.

After receiving the document, Mr. Lashley […]

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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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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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