Daily Archives: June 20, 2017

The Battle for Britain – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Battle for Britain – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

PM Theresa May

Jeremy Corbyn

In November 1990 Margaret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister of Great Britain. The knives were out for her months before as a result of three unpopular policies. The poll tax brought memories of a penal system of punishment and led to street riots.

The demonstrations at Trafalgar Square, and elsewhere, are still fresh in the memories of many. Secondly, Thatcher was accused of mishandling the economy; interest rates rose as well as inflation and wage increases were suppressed. In 1988, for instance, the nurses went on strike against her policies.

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Guyana Government News Brief – Friday, June 16, 2017

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Guyana Government News Brief – Friday, June 16, 2017

The biggest underreported story of the 20th century – Black Migration to Cities

BOOK: Today’s selection — from The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson.
After the Civil War and Reconstruction, the plight of blacks in America got decidedly worse, with voting rights effectively removed and economic opportunities vastly curtailed. Then came the First World War, which brought accelerated demand for industrial production in the factories of the northern United States, and an opportunity for “escape” for Southern blacks:

“[Blacks] fled as if under a spell or a high fever. ‘They left as though they were fleeing some curse,’ wrote the scholar Emmett J. Scott. ‘They were willing to make almost any sacrifice to obtain a railroad ticket, and they left with the intention of staying.’ … They were all stuck in a caste system as hard and unyielding as the red Georgia clay, and they each had a decision before them. …

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Guyana Speaks – Guyanese Cricket Legends – London England – Sunday, 25th June 2017

Guyana Speaks – Sunday, 25th June 2017 – Guyanese Cricket Legends        Continue reading

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