Daily Archives: September 27, 2016

US election: Who won the first debate? – Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump

US election: Who won the first debate?

It was a battle between the lawyer and the salesman, and for the most part the lawyer came out on top.

It may be hard to remember, but before Mrs Clinton was a secretary of state, or a senator or a first lady, she was a lawyer – and, by all regards, a talented one.

And after all these years, she still campaigns like one. Meticulous, cautious, controlled. What works in the courtroom, with its rules and customs, often doesn’t fly in free-wheeling political debates, however.  Continue reading

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – September 27, 2016

Guyana: LATEST NEWS – 27 September 2016 – Kaieteur News… (see other News sources at the end of this entry) 

Guyana Government News Brief – September 26, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief – September 26, 2016

History: The British economy depended on the Caribbean

The British economy depended on the Caribbean 

From Book: “The War for America” – by Piers Mackesy. 

For the British, the American Revolution quickly became a naval war with France over possession of the islands of the Caribbean. With their vast sugar plantations, these were more lucrative to Britain than the American colonies and more likely to remain colonies over the long run. Furthermore, the French had lost key Caribbean possessions to Britain during the recent French and Indian War that had ended in 1763, and viewed the American Revolution as their opportunity to regain them:

“Why this obsession [of the British] with the West Indies? [Lord] Sandwich had predicted that the war aims of France would be to overturn the peace of 1763 and regain her empire and her markets; and that for the sake of the American alliance she would forget her claim to Canada, and look for her reward in the sub-tropics — in India, West Africa and the Caribbean. And he was right.       Continue reading

Education: “Using racism to divide and conquer, from the 1600s to Donald Trump.”- Tim Wise

Published on Mar 11, 2016 – “Education for Liberation”

Anti-racist essayist, author and activist Tim Wise delivers a keynote speech at the California Federation of Teachers 74th annual statewide convention on March 11, 2016 in San Francisco on the topic of “Using racism to divide and conquer, from the 1600s to Donald Trump.” More info, http://www.cft.org.

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