Daily Archives: 07/18/2013

The Giant River Otter or “Water Dog” of Guyana

Giant River Otter

Stabroek News –  February 10, 2013  – In In the Rainforest

The Giant River Otter, ‘Water Dog’ or ‘River Wolf’ (Pteronura brasiliensis) is the most endangered mammal in the neo tropics as they were once hunted for their fur.

Today they are protected and it is illegal to trap them for the pet trade or for their pelt. They are found across north-central South America and they can be commonly seen in the rivers and lakes in Iwokrama and the North Rupununi; Diane McTurk is world renowned for her work rehabilitating Giant River Otters at Karanambu in Guyana.   Continue reading

Michelle Alexander: “Zimmerman Mindset” Endangers Young Black Lives

Michelle Alexander: “Zimmerman Mindset” Endangers Young Black Lives With Poverty, Prison & Murder

Published on Jul 17, 2013 – http://www.democracynow.org –

“Justice for Trayvon” protests are planned in more than 100 cities this weekend as activists seek federal charges against George Zimmerman and the repeal of “Stand Your Ground” laws in Florida and dozens of other states. We speak with Michelle Alexander, a law professor at Ohio State University and author of the best-selling book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.”    Continue reading

On His 95th Birthday, the Story of Nelson Mandela’s Struggle

July 18, 2013: On His 95th Birthday, the Story of Nelson Mandela’s Struggle —Told Outside His Old Soweto Home

Published on Jul 18, 2013 –http://www.democracynow.org –

As the world marks the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president and a beloved symbol of the country’s struggle to end apartheid, longtime South African activist Trevor Ngwane takes Democracy Now! on a tour of the township of Soweto. Speaking outside of Mandela’s former home, Ngwane recalls when the ANC leader was first captured, leading to a 27-year imprisonment before his release in 1990. Ngwane was active in the struggle against apartheid that culminated in Mandela’s 1994 election and today remains a leading South African voice for human rights.

Lucky Dube – House of Exile

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This song says a lot for the people of S. Africa who have been exploited and oppressed by the British. People say that racism doesn’t happen much anymore and that if the British weren’t in Africa when they were, well, then the Africans would have been killing each other off even more. Whatever the case may be, there are still major issues to be dealt with in S. Africa that the British have walked away from and continue to ignore.   Continue reading

Capitol News – TV News Reports – 17 July 2013

Capitol News – 17 July 2013

  • Crime Chief reveals that security cameras around the city are not directly monitored by Police, but by the Office of the President
  • Civil Society activist says Amaila Falls Electricity Project will add up to much more than US$840 million
  • Dismissed workers take legal action against the Guyana Energy Agency
  • Government’s relocation plan for Timehri East Bank Demerara residents remains a contentious issue
  • Guyana Teachers Union calls on Parent Teacher’s Association to get more involved in fundraising to lessen financial burden on schools
  • Top Cop calls on Guyanese citizens to be security conscious
  • West Indies Cricket board heartened by the return of Cricket to Guyana after nearly 2 years
Crime Chief reveals that security cameras around the city are not directly monitored by Police, but by the Office of the PresidentPosted: 17 Jul 2013 03:47 PM PDT

Deputy Commissioner of Police and Crime Chief Seelall Persaud has disclosed that surveillance footage gathered by the CCTV cameras set up around the city as part of crime fighting efforts are not kept by the Police, but rather some other security organization operating out of the Office of the President. Seelall could not name that […]

Alex Fraser – authored ‘open letter’ to George Zimmerman

Alex Fraser – authored ‘open letter’ to George Zimmerman

Published on Jul 16, 2013 by HLN

A young black man in Los Angeles wrote one of the most viral of responses to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Alex Fraser said his “open letter,” which he shared on Facebook, was just something he had to do.

Now, that letter has garnered national attention.

Steve Harvey read it on his radio show, saying it’s “one of the most compelling” things he’s seen.

For more information please visit:- http://www.hlntv.com/topics/justice

Also …See also another article on this subject in Caribbean News Now [Link]

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