Daily Archives: 02/07/2015

The Fiery Cage and the Lynching Tree, Brutality’s Never Far Away – by Bill Moyers

The Fiery Cage and the Lynching Tree, Brutality’s Never Far Away

by Bill Moyers   – February 6, 2015

jordanian pilot

A Palestinian holds a poster with a picture of slain Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh during a protest in front of the Jordanian embassy, in the West Bank City of Ramallah, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

They burned him alive in an iron cage, and as he screamed and writhed in the agony of hell they made a sport of his death.

After listening to one newscast after another rightly condemn the barbaric killing of that Jordanian air force pilot at the bloody hands of ISIS, I couldn’t sleep. My mind kept roaming the past trying to retrieve a vaguely remembered photograph that I had seen long ago in the archives of a college library in Texas.

Suddenly, around two in the morning, the image materialized in my head. I made my way down the hall to my computer and typed in: “Waco, Texas. Lynching.”   Continue reading

Cricket Legend Sir Garfield Sobers – 2 videos and info

 Garry Sobers – ESPN Legends Of Cricket


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The Teenage Challenge – by Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Teenage Challenge – by Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

There was a time when there was no  television. The radio was plugged into a battery and its programs ended at ten in the night. Daily distractions were minimal.

The people were poor but they prized education as it was the passport to a better life. Books changed hands and the ‘dog ears’ were smoothened to make reading easy. There was respect for teachers as parents and the schools worked together to enforce discipline. The success of the children was celebrated by the entire community.  Continue reading

The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard – video

The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard

Published on Dec 22, 2014

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-atlanti…

Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade — which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas — stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of this massive historical injustice.

Lesson by Anthony Hazard, animation by NEIGHBOR.


PPP hypocritical in condemning coalition talks – AFC’s Nagamootoo

PPP hypocritical in condemning coalition talks – AFC’s Nagamootoo

AFC Vice Chairman, Moses Nagamootoo

Moses Nagamootoo

February 6, 2015 | By |

Moses Nagamootoo, Vice Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), , pointed to interesting historical facts yesterday, to prove that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic is not only hypocritical, but has no basis for condemning his party’s right to explore coalition talks with other stakeholders.

At his party’s press conference which was held at the Georgetown Club, Nagamootoo told media operatives that he feels it is necessary to give the government a history lesson, since it has been “deliberately undermining” any progress that could be made from the AFC’s pro-democracy alliance talks with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU).

He then strongly condemned what he believes to be a “desperate and divisive” campaign by the PPP in that regard. Continue reading

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