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Renewed Push for Reparations Was Focus of Atlanta Meetings

By NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

June 13, 2016 Press Release Renewed Push for Reparations Was Focus of Atlanta Meetings Members of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) were enthusiastically received in Atlanta June 10th and 11th for two days of meetings, designed to intensify the movement to win reparations for African Americans for centuries of enslavement and generations of damaging discriminatory policies. The primary purpose for the gathering was to give people from the…

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Stolen Generations

Australia Offers ‘National Sorry Day’ to Black Aboriginal People, But What of Reparations?

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By David Love Stolen Generations On May 26, Australia observes National Sorry Day, an acknowledgement of the Stolen Generations of Black indigenous people who were kidnapped from their families in a policy of assimilationism. The title of the holiday itself screams out for more than an apology. According to the National Sorry Day Committee, a May 1997 report to Australia’s federal parliament on the stolen generations of Aboriginal children, “The Bringing…

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Viceroy Lord Canning meets Maharaja Ranbir Singh of Jammu & Kashmir, 9 March 1860.

‘Knowledge, not money, best form of reparation for colonial rule’

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By Parvathi Menon (The Hindu) inShare Viceroy Lord Canning meets Maharaja Ranbir Singh of Jammu & Kashmir, 9 March 1860. Reparations by Britain to India for the injustices of colonial rule is a fair demand but must take forms other than financial, a group of writers and historians speaking at the 2016 Jaipur Literary Festival held at the South Bank argued. Speaking at a session chaired by writer William Dalrymple, authors…

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Message of Solidarity to the Guyana Reparations Committee from Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles, Chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission and Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies.

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. May 20, 2016   Your Excellency President Granger, Ministers of Government, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.   I am delighted and honored to send you all warmest greetings of solidarity on behalf of the CARICOM Reparations Commission on the occasion of the International Youth Reparations Relay and Rally and I regret that pressing university business does not permit me to be there in person…

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In this handout picture taken 15 August 1947, British Governor-General Lord Mountbatten (C) gestures as he rides in a carriage alongside Lady Edwina Mountbatten prior to witnessing the raising of the Indian tricolour for the first time at India Gate in New Delhi. © AFP

Should Britain pay reparations to former colonies?

By Editors' Choice, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Richard Sudan In this handout picture taken 15 August 1947, British Governor-General Lord Mountbatten (C) gestures as he rides in a carriage alongside Lady Edwina Mountbatten prior to witnessing the raising of the Indian tricolour for the first time at India Gate in New Delhi. © AFP    The world is changing fast. For the first time since the Cold War, the dynamic of power in the world is shifting….

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Georgetown and the Sin of Slavery

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD APRIL 23, 2016 Credit Monica Ramos The reparations movement, which calls for compensating the descendants of generations of enslaved Americans going back 250 years, has failed to gain traction in this country for a variety of reasons. Most Americans see slavery as an artifact of the distant past that has no bearing on the nation’s present. And even people who are sympathetic to the reparations idea — and who…

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National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America

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National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America Jumoke Ifetayo, National Male Co-chair Diana Kimble, National Female Co-Chair (601) 885- 3081 P.O. Box 90604, Washington, DC 20090 info@ncobraonline.org REPARATIONS NOW: RIGHTEOUS DEMAND FOR JUSTICE Position Paper on the Preliminary Report of UNITED NATIONS Human Right Council Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (The Working Group) from its visit to US, January 19 to 29th 2016 On Friday…

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A 1930 unemployment rally  at local Communist Party headquarters in Washington, DC. Library of Congress

The Socialist Case for Reparations

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

by Brian Jones A 1930 unemployment rally at local Communist Party headquarters in Washington, DC. Library of Congress In a series of recent articles in the Atlantic, columnist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates criticized US presidential candidate and self-described socialist Bernie Sanders for not supporting reparations. Cedric Johnson responded with an open letter that challenged Coates’s worldview, and suggested that Coates is operating as part of a black managerial elite whose calls for reparations and critiques of redistributive…

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DNA African Americans slavery reparations

How DNA and ‘recreational genealogy’ is making a case for reparations for slavery

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Jonathan Freedland  In an interview at Columbia University, where she’s dean of social science, Nelson described DNA as containing a social power as well as a biological one. “We think it offers a lot of answers on things that ail us,” Nelson said. She wanted to expand the kinds of problems DNA could answer beyond those of individual health or biology to include “social and political problems, which have…

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