Daily Archives: March 3, 2015

The struggle of Venezuela against ‘a common enemy’ – John Pilger interview

The struggle of Venezuela against ‘a common enemy’

17 February 2015 – John Pilger interview

With a “slow motion coup” under way in Venezuela, John Pilger is interviewed for Telesur, the Latin American TV network, by Mike Albert.

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Albert: Why would the United States want Venezuela’s government overthrown?

Pilger: There are straightforward principles and dynamics at work here. Washington wants to get rid of the Venezuelan government because it is independent of US designs for the region and because Venezuela has the greatest proven oil reserves in the world and uses its oil revenue to improve the quality of ordinary lives. Venezuela remains a source of inspiration for social reform in a continent ravaged by an historically rapacious US.   Continue reading

Buxton-Friendship Newsletter – February 2015 and 175th Anni. Banquet- NYC May 16, 2015

From: Buxton-Friendship Express [mailto:buxtonexpress@aol.com]
Subject: BUXTON NEWSLETTER – FEBRUARY 2015

Hello Villagers and Friends of Buxton.

We are pleased to share with you the Buxton-Friendship Express newsletter for the month of February 2015. We encourage you to share it with your family members and friends who may not be on our address list.

As you know, this year (2015), marks 175 years since our premier village was purchased by previously enslaved African labourers. We would like to encourage groups, particularly those in Buxton, to organize and promote events fitting this milestone. Let us show appreciation for the sacrifice, love and legacy from our ancestors!

In New York, we plan to have a 175th Anniversary Gala Banquet Celebration on May 16, 2015. Awards will be given to villagers for outstanding contributions and service to the community. There will be a keynote address, cultural presentations and a delicious assortment of traditional dishes. We would greatly appreciate your contribution and/or support. For more details, please click on the following links:   Continue reading

The historic initiative of the AFC to build national unity ……. Nagamootoo letter

The historic initiative of the AFC to build national unity could pull us back from the brink

March 2, 2015 · By Stabroek News -Letter · Comments

Dear Editor,

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Moses Nagamootoo

If Sri Lanka can do it, after years of fighting, so can we!

It is with some reluctance that I have decided to engage Mr. Hydar Ally after reading his letter captioned `The AFC has taken a big political gamble’ which appeared in the SN of February 27th.

Mr. Ally said that political analysts were of the view that the alliance with APNU could very well be the end of the AFC.

Well, Sir, for a political scientist you have taken too much liberty to pronounce the death sentence based on self-serving views of “political pundits”, all of whom I presume are “Chatrees”. I trust that you could find equally authoritative pronouncements by Dr. Cheddi (Joey) Jagan and Mr. Ralph Ramkarran, both of whom were PPP/C candidates in 2011, but who believe sincerely that a national coalition is the way to go.  Continue reading

Bollywood Needs a Serious Makeover! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Bollywood Needs a Serious Makeover! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to clean up India. He will do well to start with Bollywood.

‘Jai Santoshi Ma’In recent times the Indian film industry has spread its influence to nearly every part of India, and even abroad, where its mindless and garish depictions have assaulted the intelligence in many living rooms. But this was not always the case.

One of the first superstars in the Indian cinema was Mahipal. He starred in over 100 movies and his last movie ‘Jai Santoshi Ma’ (1975) set records in the industry [read more].  In those days Bollywood idealized womanhood and the family and the epics left messages of the enduring values of love and devotion.

Bollywood today spends millions copying from Hollywood, converts the stories for the Indian audience and then remakes that after a few years. The copy and the remake of the copy, with eminently forgettable songs, weak story lines and sexual images have resulted in Bollywood sinking to a new low.  Continue reading

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