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Ta-Nehisi Coates Makes the Case For Reparations

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

ByBetsy Kaplan VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of36 Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. He wrote The Case for Reparations in the June 2014 issue of The Atlantic Chion WolfWNPR Listen Ta Nehisi Coates is one of the most important voices in America today. He made the case for reparations last summerwhen…

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How Activists Won Reparations for the Survivors of Chicago Police Department Torture 

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Flint Taylor The 20-year reign of police torture that was orchestrated by Commander Jon Burge—and implicated former Mayor Richard M. Daley and a myriad of high ranking police and prosecutorial officials—has haunted Chicago for decades. Finally, on May 6, 2015, in response to a movement that has spanned a generation, the Chicago City Council formally recognized this sordid history by passing historic legislation that provides reparations to the survivors…

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Beckles Describes Launch of Trinidad & Tobago’s Reparations Commission as a ‘Seminal Moment’  

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

(Left to right) Aiyegro Ome, chair of the TTNCR; Rodger Samuel, Minister of National Diversity & Social Integration; Winston Dookeran, Foreign Minister; Prof. Hilary Beckles. The University of the West Indies, Vice-Chancellery. Tuesday, June 30, 2015 –  “We now need to say to the British Government development is a shared responsibility…you have a role to play in this process, come back to the table and repair the damage you have done”. Professor Sir…

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Venezuela’s Maduro Backs CARICOM Proposal for Slavery Reparations 

By Editors' Choice, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Lucas Koerner Philadelphia, June 24, 2015 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has declared that his government would support an initiative by the Community of the Caribbean (CARICOM) to demand reparations from European countries for their role in colonial slavery. “We have supported the proposal by the Community of the Caribbean that Europe has to compensate Africa and America,” the socialist leader affirmed on Tuesday during his weekly television program. The ten-point…

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THE PRINCIPLES AND PRAXIS OF REPARATIONS

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

  By David Commissiong The campaign to achieve the “payment” of Reparations to the nations and people of the Pan-African World for the atrocities committed against their ancestors and the damage inflicted on their civilization during the centuries of European-imposed slave trade, slavery and colonial domination is well and truly underway! Not only do we now have a CARICOM Reparations Commission representing 15 national governments and nation-states of the Caribbean, but we…

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Financial reparations: a moral debt

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

  By Lwando Xaso Johannesburg – ‘It is for those of us who have the means, to contribute to the efforts to repair the damage wrought by the past. It is for those who have suffered losses of different kinds and magnitudes to be afforded reparation, proceeding from the premise that freedom and dignity are the real prize that our sacrifices were meant to attain.” Those are the words of former…

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What Will the UN’s International Decade for People of African Descent Mean for Europe?

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

May 11, 2015     by Debora Guidetti & Anna Defour Could you share a few words about the UN International Decade for People of African Descent 2015–2024 and its relevance to Europe? Across Europe, people of African descent are among the most socially vulnerable racial or ethnic groups. This is clearly shown in the most comprehensive survey on minority discrimination in Europe to date, the European Union Minority and Discrimination Survey (2009). In November last year,…

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National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Reparations Summit - New York, NY 2015

Final Communiqué, The National/International Reparations Summit

By NAARC Posts, Photos, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

In the spirit of the Durban Declaration of 2001 which declared the Atlantic Slave Trade and chattel slavery as crimes against humanity, scores of representatives from the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) and representatives of emerging Commissions in Martinique, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe gathered in New York, April 9-11, 2015 for a historic National/International Summit….

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