An empire bathed in blood: when Britannia ruled the waves

In a desperate bid to head off a Scottish Yes vote, David Cameron evoked a mythical British Empire that had given democracy to the poor and freedom to the slaves. Here Ken Olende looks back at what life was really like when Britannia ruled the waves.

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CRC Retreat

Members of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) representing national reparations committees and councils from across the region met recently at the Regional HQ of […]

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Call for Papers and Participation

Returning to Source: The Future of Reparations and Restorative Justice for Afrikan

Enslavement
An International Colloquium
Musée da Silva
Porto-Novo
Republic of Benin
19–21 September 2018

ORGANIZED BY THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF SCHOLARS AND ACTIVISTS FOR AFRIKAN REPARATIONS (INOSAAR) IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ASSOCIATION POUR UNE RÉPARATION GLOBALE DE L’ESCLAVAGE (APRGE, BENIN) AND SPONSORED BY THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC, […]

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Call for Papers and Participation

Returning to Source: The Future of Reparations and Restorative Justice for Afrikan

Enslavement
An International Colloquium
Musée da Silva
Porto-Novo
Republic of Benin
19–21 September 2018

ORGANIZED BY THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF SCHOLARS AND ACTIVISTS FOR AFRIKAN REPARATIONS (INOSAAR) IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ASSOCIATION POUR UNE RÉPARATION GLOBALE DE L’ESCLAVAGE (APRGE, BENIN) AND SPONSORED BY THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC, […]

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The KONVWA POU REPARASYON, Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal

April 25 – May 2, 2018

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

The KONVWA POU REPARASYON was staged by The International Movement for Reparations (M.I.R.) in Goree Island, Dakar, Senegal during the period April 25 – May 2, 2018. The MIR has organized convoys across Martinique for years and for the first time extended […]

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Conference to Explore Racial Reconciliation Around the World

Tulane Law School is hosting a two-day conference that will explore the legal and practical challenges of racial reconciliation around the world.

The event March 16-17 is titled, “A Conference of Global Perspectives: Regimes of Redress and Reparations, Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law” and is sponsored by the Gordon Gamm Faculty Scholar Fund and […]

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The Jamaica Paid a Heavy Price for Freedom

By Prof. Verene Shepherd (Centre for Reparation Research) And Ahmed Reid (City University of New York)

In a New York Times article by Stephen Castle of December 27, 2014, ironically the anniversary of the outbreak of the war led by Samuel Sharpe that hastened legislative Emancipation by the British, we learned that after a financial crash […]

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Reparations, Black History Month…

… and the International Decade for People of African Descent

Following is the full text of an address delivered by Earl Bousquet, Chairman of Saint Lucia’s National Reparations Committee (NRC) delivered at the Antigua Multipurpose Cultural Center on February 22nd 2018, at the invitation of the Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support Commission (ABSRC)

INTRODUCTION

I was on […]

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Mike Henry steps up reparations fight

Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Clarendon in Jamaica, MIN. Mike Henry, is taking his decades-old fight for reparations for the descendants of slaves in the Caribbean all the way to Buckingham Palace. Henry told a press conference in Kingston last week that he has completed the draft of a petition he plans to pursue […]

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