The Caribbean’s case for reparations: Part 1

This is the first article in a series that highlights the question of slavery reparations in the Caribbean. It is based around issues discussed in the NCG Bocas Lit Fest’s live stream event, ‘The Case for Reparations,’ which featured an in-depth conversation with Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission.

By Janine Mendes-Franco

On October […]

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Beckles Calls for $50 billion Reparations Fund

by George Alleyne

The CARICOM Reparations Committee wants $50 billion as money for an Investment Development Fund donated as a starting point by entities that profited from slavery, and apologised for their role, to begin the Caribbean growth process, and to be managed both regionally and globally.

The initial money from this Fund is not intended to […]

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10 Photos That Celebrate The Resilience Of Indigenous Peoples Around The World

Indigenous People’s Day 2020 offers a chance to reflect on the destructive effects of colonialism and the enduring power of traditional ways of life.
By Amanda Schupak

The second Monday in October, traditionally called Columbus Day, is now known in 14 states, the District of Columbia and more than 130 cities as Indigenous People’s Day.

The name […]

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Why more places are abandoning Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day

Increasingly, Columbus Day is giving people pause.

More and more towns and cities across the country are electing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day as an alternative to – or in addition to – the day intended to honor Columbus’ voyages.

Critics of the change see it as just another example of political correctness run amok – another […]

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Reparatory justice for indigenous people


While a minority of countries still observe today, October 12, as Columbus Day, The Centre for Reparation Research aligns itself with those who have renamed this day Indigenous Peoples’ Day and, since 2008, International Reparations Day.

It was on October 12, 1492 that Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, the so-called ‘New World’; […]

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Britain’s Green Party commits to seeking slavery reparations

As of yesterday (11 October), the Green Party has become the first national party to commit to seeking reparatory justice for the transatlantic trafficking of enslaved Afrikans.

Proposed by Bristol Green Councillor Cleo Lake, the motion will see Greens call on Parliament to establish an All-Party Commission of Inquiry for Truth and Reparatory Justice.

The All-Party […]

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October 12: International Day for reparations

On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus set foot on the so called “New World”, ushering in a cycle of occupation, violence, genocide and slavery: this was the beginning of colonization.

Colonization is a global phenomenon: there is hardly a country in the world that has not been colonized, a colonizer, or both, such as the United […]

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The Case for Climate Reparations

The world’s poorest will bear the worst consequences of the climate crisis. Redirecting international resources to address entrenched inequalities provides a way out.

Current estimates put the world on track for as much as a 5°C temperature increase by the end of the century, reshaping the places that humans have lived […]

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What the UK owes in reparations

By Hasit Shah (Deputy editor, global finance and economics–Quartz)

The day before the United Kingdom finally left the European Union, Bell Ribeiro-Addy gave her first speech in Parliament. The debate that day was about the broader future of “global […]

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France’s Colonial Legacy Is Being Judged in Trial Over African Art

Activists are being tried in Paris over the attempted theft of an African artwork from the Quai Branly Museum, which they say was a protest of colonial-era practices.

PARIS — Wearing a long, white tunic with the names of two African ethnic groups written on it, the defendant stepped forward to the bar, took a breath, […]

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Centre for Reparations Research

In a suburb of Chicago, the world’s first government-funded slavery reparations programme is beginning. Robin Rue Simmons helped make it happen – but her victory has been more than 200 years in the making

by Kris Manjapra

It began with an email. On an especially cold day in Evanston, Illinois, in February 2019, Robin Rue Simmons, 43 […]

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