Capitalism—a system born of slavery

A map of the transatlantic slave trade

People across the political spectrum acknowledge that racism exists, but its origins are shrouded in mystery—deliberately so.

Racism is presented as if it has […]

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Reparations Action Plan For Activists, Organizations and Governments

David Comissiong
July 2018

1. Acquire and inculcate in ourselves, our people, our institutions, and our Governments a deep knowledge of our history.

2. Systematically identify, expose, and root out all still existing structural and institutional discriminatory practices and built-in obstacles to the advancement of Black or African people in our nations and in the international arena.

3. Consciously […]

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UK Minister Continues to Ignore the Crimes of Slavery

(A joint statement from the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) and the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR)

June 26, 2018

In a recent column published in the Jamaica Observer newspaper, UK Minister Lord Tariq Ahmad, said it was his honour, as minister of state for the Caribbean and the Commonwealth, “to join in celebrating the achievements of […]

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Bert Samuels And Anthony Gifford | Reparation Phase Two: What Are The Damages?

In the years in which reparation advocates have been active in the campaign for reparation for native genocide, African enslavement and post-colonial harm, some remarkable advances have been made.

The Jamaican Parliament has passed a historic bipartisan motion calling for reparation to be made to Jamaica by the United Kingdom for the crimes against humanity which […]

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Ahmed Reid | Britain’s Long Arc Of Injustice

The recent revelation that the British Government deported hundreds of Caribbean nationals, many of whom migrated to the UK under the Nationality Act of 1948 as citizens of the Commonwealth, and were granted indefinite leave to remain, is, in the words of British MP David Lammy, “inhumane and cruel”. It is inhumane and cruel because […]

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Welcome, Mister Harry Wales: The Visit of the Privileged

Welcome, Mister Harry Wales: The Visit of the Privileged

Dorbrene E. O’Marde – Chairperson, Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support Commission

We welcome you Henry Charles Albert David aka Prince Henry of Wales or perhaps more popularly as Prince Harry. We understand that you do not have a surname, but as a member of the House of Windsor, […]

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5 Of The Most Imaginitve Ways The Black People Used To Escape Slavery

It’s almost tragic that the most badass escaped slave story most people know is Django Unchained. Because in real life, not only did slaves frequently escape, but they often did it without help from free whites, and without murdering several hundred people. Instead, what they had was cleverness and the audacity to try ridiculous plans […]

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Castries Mayor backs ‘Reparations all-year-round!’

Mayor of Castries, Peterson Francis, welcomed the CARICOM Delegation to his city and the CARICOM Reparations Baton runners to Derek Walcott Square and urged that events be held year-round to provide answers to burning questions.

Following are Remarks delivered by His Worship the Mayor of Castries, Peterson Francis, at the Saint Lucia CARICOM Reparations Youth Rally […]

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Atonement in America!

By Earl Bousquet

The second half of 2016 will be well remembered in the USA as period when the Reparations issue became a new hot topic in the ongoing discussion among Americans about the cst an consequences of the historical degradation, sale and exploitation of people, across America, through Slavery and other forms of Native Genocide.

In […]

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Dr. Walter Rodney: Revolutionary Intellectual, Socialist, Pan-Africanist and Historian

By: Ajamu Nangwaya

Walter Rodney demonstrated that it is not inevitable for intellectuals to perpetuate exploitation. They have the option of committing “class suicide.”

“In evaluating Walter Rodney one characteristic stands out. He was a scholar who recognized no distinction between academic concerns and service to society, between science and social commitment. He was concerned about […]

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