Daily Archives: August 1, 2017

Guyana News Headlines Links – Kaieteur News – August 01, 2017

News – August 01, 2017

Still Waiting for a Palestinian Gandhi? S/he’s Already Here – By Zaha Hassan | Haaretz

Opinion:  Still Waiting for a Palestinian Gandhi? S/he’s Already Here 

Every little West Bank girl crossing a checkpoint to get to school is a Rosa Parks. Every prisoner on hunger strike is a Mandela, and every Gazan, surviving despite the dehumanizing conditions, is a Palestinian Gandhi

Zaha Hassan  | Haaretz

The second most common question asked of a Palestinian-American (after “Where is Palestine?”) is “Where is the Palestinian Gandhi?”

Americans want to know why Palestinians don’t employ nonviolent tactics to put an end to their decades of oppression and the colonization of their land.     Continue reading

August 1, 2017 – You can easily become un-emancipated today if…. By Freddie Kissoon  

You can easily become un-emancipated today if….

Freddie Kissoon

If you are planning to smoke a marijuana cigarette (in common parlance, “a joint”) tonight at the National Park when the crowds thin out and the night gets older; don’t do it. On Emancipation Day you will get seriously unemancipated. The police will arrest you, a silly magistrate will give you three years, the people you voted for couldn’t be bothered with your fate, and you may lose your life in a prison riot.

In other words on Emancipation Day, slavery may visit you again, if you take that joint. On this crucially important date, all African Guyanese must ask themselves if the effects of the abolition of slavery are totally gone.   Continue reading



Today we join our brothers and sisters of African heritage to celebrate Emancipation Day 2017. This year marks 179 years since the abolition of slavery, a feat that deserves to be recognized and celebrate by all.
Extending messages on this occasion are a number of individuals and organizations below:

Emancipation Day – on 1st August 1838 – marked the end of over 200 years of enslavement in the colonies of Demerara-Essequibo and Berbice. This day marked, also, the start of Guyanese nationhood.

Emancipation enabled Africans who had been enslaved on the plantations to gain their freedom. It triggered, also, the immigration of Portuguese, Indian and Chinese indentured labourers. The descendants of these peoples, together with the indigenous Amerindians, make up the population of the free nation of Guyana today.      Continue reading

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