Daily Archives: March 9, 2014

TRINIDAD CARNIVAL 2014 – The Greatest Show On Earth

TRINIDAD CARNIVAL 2014 – The Greatest Show On Earth

Published on Mar 5, 2014 ……On the road with the Road Ready Mix Crew in Queens Park Savannah, Trinidad.

Also look at this Panorama Steel band winner video …  Continue reading

Walter Rodney Inquiry – concerns raised by GHRA and PNC

Rodney Commission is “worst form of electioneering,” can whip up racial tension- GHRA

Thursday, 06 March 2014 13:52

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) on Thursday dissociated itself from the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry (COI) , saying it was possibly designed to whip up East Indian bitterness against the Peoples National Congress (PNC) and appeared to be the “worst form” of electioneering by the incumbent administration.

That rights organisation took issue with one of the Terms of Reference that requires the three-member commission to investigate the extent to which the many quasi-political military organizations existing in Guyana at the time of Rodney’s death, were tasked with surveillance against the ‘political opposition’, rather than against his Working Peoples Alliance (WPA)Continue reading

NEIGHBOR EDDY GRANT TURNS 66

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NEIGHBOR EDDY GRANT TURNS 66

ByEwalt Ainsworth                             03 04 2014

Last Ash-Wednesday just out of Stations of the Cross ….church, some attending Caribbean massives questioned the ancestral roots of Guyanese Eddy Grant. There are some known knowns about Eddy.  His dad Patrick Grant better known as GOLDEN APPLE had one of the biggest used car dealerships two decades ago at Paradise on the East Coast.  And when he died a few short years ago, was taken back to Hopetown where there is a colony of Grants…loud and proud natives.  But Eddy attributes his heights to Plaisance and does an abna-babna when you question him keenly.  His creative persona permits him to be relevant and vibrant at another milestone.
The  church  folks  all knew and love his total body of  music and revere his humility,  diction, attitude, altitude and gratitude as he celebrated his 66th birthday…

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Rodney inquiry – commentary

Rodney inquiry

Dr. Walter RodneyMarch 9, 2014 · Stabroek News – Editorial
The government received justified commendation for announcing last year that a commission of inquiry would be held into the death of Dr Walter Rodney in 1980. Never mind that it has taken two decades for it to reach this point, or that key potential witnesses, not the least of whom is Gregory Smith, are now beyond the reach of earthly interrogation. 
It is unfortunate, of course, that this is likely to be an election year of some variety or other, and the possibility that an inquiry might be seized on for partisan purposes in an election campaign cannot be dismissed out of hand. That said, however, in and of itself there is no reason why 2014 should be ruled out as the year for holding the inquiry if it is handled in a straightforward way.   Continue reading

Part Two: The Legacy of Walter Rodney

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Walter Rodney Speaks - The Making of an African Intellectual - Africa World Press - USA - 1990Walter Rodney (1942-1980)
Photo Credit: Africa World Press

Walter Rodney – historian, Pan-Africanist, social critic, and political theorist – was actively involved in the struggle for freedom of black and progressive peoples worldwide. During the mid-1970s, when blacks debated the relationship between race and class, Walter Rodney observed:

The debate which is going on is the reflection of a profound deep-seated crisis in the capitalist and imperialist system. The fact that this debate simultaneously proceeds within the United States, within circles in Africa, Asia and Latin America, [and] within broad communities of students and intellectuals in Europe…indicates the universalization of a particular ideological debate at this time, and it is a reflection of the real crisis in capitalism and imperialism.

The above and following quotes come from Walter Rodney Speaks: The Making of an African Intellectual, published in 1990. This work represents transcripts of conversations between the Institute of…

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Great Expectations: Crimean referendum – (RT Documentary)

Great Expectations: Crimeans await fateful referendum (RT Documentary)

Published on Mar 8, 2014

From the late 18th century Crimea was a part of Russia; that was until 1954 when Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev, issued a decree transferring the small Black Sea peninsular from Russia to Ukraine which was still a part of the USSR. Crimea is, to this day, mostly populated by Russians, though there are also many Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars.   Continue reading

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