The University of the West Indies Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, called upon the European Parliament to end colonization in the region and honour its debt to the people. Invited to speak to the parliament (at a virtual international panel on December 2, 2020) during a special discussion on the poverty legacies of colonization, […]
2020 was the year America embraced Black Lives Matter as a movement, not just a moment
By ERIKA D. SMITH
George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Andres Guardado.
For months this summer, these Black and brown faces looked out on us from the boarded-up windows of businesses in Venice, spray-painted on plywood and awaiting riots that never came. Every day, they reminded us — as if we could forget — of the trauma that police […]
How Black Brazilians Are Looking to a Slavery-Era Form of Resistance to Fight Racial Injustice Today
By Ciara Nugent and Thaís Regina/Sāo Paulo, Brazil
A dozen people are dancing around a bonfire in a yard between two large warehouses in São Paulo. It’s early November and members of Quilombaque—a Black community hub in Perus, a poor neighborhood on the city’s northern fringes—are celebrating. They’ve […]
U.S. cities and states are discussing reparations for Black Americans. Here’s what’s key.
One lesson from international efforts: Keep reparations distinct from general social support.
By Peter Dixon
As Black Lives Matter protests have surged across the United States, several cities and at least one state have taken significant steps toward offering reparations for slavery and its legacy of systemic racism, including Evanston, Ill.; Asheville, N.C.; Burlington, Vt.; Providence, R.I.; […]
BRITAIN’S ROLE IN THE RISE AND FALL OF TRANSATLANTIC SLAVERY
Independent MP William Wilberforce wrote the Slave Trade Act in 1807 which abolished the industry across the British Empire. It was enacted in 1833
The transatlantic slave trade was launched by Portuguese traders with the construction of sub-Saharan Africa’s first permanent slave trading post at Elmina in 1492.
But it soon passed into Dutch then English hands […]
Caribbean campaigners demand Tory MP pays reparations to Barbados because family plantation held slaves from 1640 to 1836
South Dorset MP Richard Drax, 62, own Drax Hall in Saint George, Barbados
The plantation had a workforce of 327 enslaved people for nearly 200 years
Sir Hilary Beckles is demanding he pays reparations for his family’s slavery role
By Joe Davies
A Tory MP has hit back at campaigners who want him […]
Despite COVID-19, the Caribbean Reparations Train Remained on Track in 2020! – PART 2
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November 2020 was a Reparations month to remember.
On November 3, while American voters were busy deciding President Donald Trump’s future at the White House, the United Nations (UN) Security Council held an unprecedented Open Debate on ‘Peace-Building and Sustaining Peace – Contemporary Drivers of Conflict […]
Despite COVID-19, the Caribbean Reparations Train Remained on Track in 2020! – PART 1
2020, Year of COVID-19, was not only about the pandemic. The virus took lives and ruined life for too-many-to-count worldwide. But it also registered events worth chronicling in, around and for the Caribbean, especially relating to CARICOM governments’ quest for Reparations from Europe for Slavery and Native Genocide, launched in 2013.
How 800 Families Descended From Slaves Could Be Pushed Out by a Bolsonaro-U.S. Base Deal in Brazil
Antonio Marcos Diniz was only 13 years old when his family was forced to leave their home near Brazil’s Atlantic coast in 1983. Along with 311 other families, they had to move 60 kilometers west to Agrovila Peru so that the government could build the Alcântara Launch Center (CLA), in Maranhão, in northeastern Brazil. Today, […]
Reckoning With Slavery: What A Revolt’s Archives Tell Us About Who Owns The Past
by Marjoleine Kars
The consequences of 400 years of the Atlantic slave trade are still felt today. Untangling the power structures and systemic racism that came with slavery is ongoing, with police brutality, memorials to slave owners and reparations forming part of the discussion.
But as the United Nations marks Dec. 2 as the International Day for […]
CRR/SLNRC Regional Secondary School’s Virtual Lecture Conquest, Colonisation and the Imperial Project
Thank you Madame Chair – Professor Shepherd/Sister Verene
I am indeed pleased to bring comradely greetings from the Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support Commission – to the Centre for Reparation Research, the St Lucia National Reparations Committee and to the guest lecturers on this the third in the series of. I am sure that I am […]
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