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What About First People, Indo-Caribbeans and Afro-South Americans?

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By: Earl Bousquet — To what extent are First Peoples, Indo-Caribbeans and Afro-South Americans involved in their own representations for reparations? Caribbean governments are seeking Reparations from Europe for Slavery and Native Genocide. But what about the plight and fate of the hundreds of thousands of so-called “Indentured Servants” from India who replaced the slaves? And the African descendants in South America who are as marginalized as ever? The Europeans…

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Legacy of Slave Trade in Latin America

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Slavery hasn’t gone anywhere but has been replaced by a more insidious system of psychological and systematic repression of Africans and people of African descent. On the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, teleSUR recounts the residual effects of slavery in the Americas. Source — teleSUR

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Successive generations of Rastafarian families across the Caribbean have over decades upheld and defended the notions and principles underlying today’s demands for Reparations and Repatriation. | Photo: Earl Bousquet

Will the Caribbean Go the Full Distance for Reparations From a Europe Still United in Denial?

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By: Earl Bousquet — Will Caricom, now leading the global quest for Reparations for Slavery and Native Genocide, achieve the task of pursuing Reparatory Justice from Europe? Fifteen Caribbean Community, Caricom, governments are being strongly advised to get ready for the long haul in their continuing quest for Reparations for Slavery and Native Genocide from Britain, France, Spain and other European Union, EU, member-states.

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Sir Hilary Beckles (third from left) said “the colonial mess left behind... has overwhelmed the efforts... to achieve sustainable economic development”. Photo: Earl Bousquet

Who Best to Clean up the Colonial Mess in the Caribbean?

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By Earl Bousquet — The global movement for Reparations for Slavery and Native Genocide from Europe and North America gathered in Jamaica between Oct. 10 and 12 for a series of activities that have given much traction to the tri-continental movement. In part two of this special series, Caribbean journalist Earl Bousquet examines onging efforts to “clean up the colonial mess.”

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Caribbean Nations Accuse Europe of ‘The Greatest Crime Against Humanity Known to Humankind'

Caribbean Nations Accuse Europe of ‘The Greatest Crime Against Humanity Known to Humankind’

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By: Earl Bousquet — The Caribbean’s ongoing quest for Reparations from Europe for Native Genocide and Slavery got several boosts in Jamaica in October, when three major related activities coincided with the launching of the brand new Center for Reparations Research (CRR) at the region’s top university. Located at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), the CRR was launched on October 10 by CARICOM…

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Plenary session at Launch of the Centre for Reparation Research at the University of the West Indies

By Reparations, Video/Audio

Video: Plenary session at Launch of the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jamaica. Also watch: Opening Night — Centre for Reparation Research at the UWI, Mona Campus, Jamaica Video: Opening Night — Launch of the Centre for Reparation Research at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, Jamaica.

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How I Can Offer Reparations in Direct Proportion to My White Privilege

How I Can Offer Reparations in Direct Proportion to My White Privilege

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

“There can be no end to white supremacy until white folks renounce its spoils and privileges.” Photo by Johner Images, Getty Images. What it looks like to pay for the unearned advantages my whiteness has afforded me. By Chris Moore-Backman, Yes Magazine — I had a fascinating breakfast conversation with my 11-year-old daughter a few days back. The night before I had a fitful dream—one that was short on plot and…

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Reparations in defense of our democracy

Reparations in defense of our democracy

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Evelyn N. Farkas, The Hill — With the release of the new movie “LBJ,” we are reminded of a time when foreign and domestic policy seemed more separate, when Americans could revile LBJ for the Vietnam War, and the same Americans could admire him for his earth-shattering Jim Crow-smashing civil rights legislation. But today foreign and domestic policy seem inextricably linked, not least because our adversary in the Kremlin…

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Opening Night — Centre for Reparation Research at the UWI, Mona Campus, Jamaica

By Reparations, Video/Audio

Video: Opening Night — Launch of the Centre for Reparation Research at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, Jamaica. Also watch: Plenary session at Launch of the Centre for Reparation Research at the University of the West Indies Video: Plenary session at Launch of the Centre for Reparation Research (CRR) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jamaica.

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