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The Global Reparations Movement: The Greatest Political Tide of the 21st Century

By Reparations

Statement by the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) — The CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) welcomes recent developments in the movement for reparatory justice, especially in the Caribbean and across the United States, and the wide media coverage of the movement in the aftermath of the globalization of the Black Lives Matter campaign. Rastafari, civil society organizations, and prominent public figures in the Caribbean like Hon. Michael Lester “Mike” Henry and Hon….

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Photo 1 - Rastafari Alliance of Panama meets with the Archbishop of Panama to begin the process of an Afro Panamanian Reparations Commission

Rastafari Alliance of Panama meets with the Archbishop of Panama to begin the process of an Afro Panamanian Reparations Commission

By Commentaries/Opinions

Greetings community, Giving thanks to those whose shoulders we stand on. It is with great joy that I share the news of the recent work of the Rastafari Alliance of Panama. Members of the Rastafari Alliance of #Panama led by fellow Ambassador Ras Sela and other leaders from the #AfroPanamanian community, met with the Archbishop of Panama Jose Domingo Ulloa Mendieta to begin a process of establishing a #Reparations Commission…

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Rights group calls for US reparations over 1989 Panama invasion

Rights group calls for US reparations over 1989 Panama invasion

By News & Current Affairs

By AFP — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has called on Washington to compensate victims and families of the 1989 invasion of Panama, accusing US forces of multiple rights violations as they moved to overthrow dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega, according to a newly released document. A 91-page report issued Friday says the United States “is responsible” for violating civilians’ rights “to life, liberty (and) security.” The report says…

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Panama Canal construction in 1913 showing workers drilling holes for dynamite in bedrock, as they cut through the mountains of the Isthmus. Steam shovels in the background move the rubble to railroad cars.

The Panama Canal’s forgotten casualties

By Editors' Choice

A Vast Project Built from the Sweat and Blood of Black Labor from the Caribbean By Caroline Lieffers — It was the greatest infrastructure project the world had ever seen. When the 77 kilometre-long Panama Canal officially opened in 1914, after 10 years of construction, it fulfilled a vision that had tempted people for centuries, but had long seemed impossible. “Never before has man dreamed of taking such liberties with…

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