Daily Archives: 05/06/2018

BHS Alumni Toronto: Bottom House Fete – June 23. 2018

Download: BHS Toronto Bottom House Fete flyer 2018

Kanye West’s Infantile Views on Slavery – David Olusoga | The Guardian UK

Kanye West’s Infantile Views on Slavery Have Worrying Echoes of the Alt-Right

David Olusoga | The Guardian UK

Claiming that slaves didn’t do enough to escape their condition is asinine babbling

It has not been a good week for the “Kanye West is a genius” theory.

It may well be the case that the rap artist is being judged more harshly than a similarly ill-informed white musician would be, and there’s no doubting his creative talents, but in a single sentence of breathtaking ignorance he has surely placed himself permanently out of the running for the position of “genius”.     Continue reading

GIHR Online News – 2018 Independence Issue

Download: GIHR Online News – 2018 Independence Issue

Two centuries on, Karl Marx on Capitalism and workers

Two centuries on, Karl Marx feels more revolutionary than ever

From trainer fetishism to Facebook fever, it’s all there in The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital

The other day I stood at the grave of Karl Marx in Highgate cemetery in north London, wondering if he has anything say to us today, 200 years after his birth, on 5 May 1818. “Workers of all lands unite,” reads the tombstone. But they haven’t – the solidarity of the exploited, which Marx took to be necessary to end capitalism, scarcely exists.

“What the bourgeoisie produces, above all, are its own gravediggers,” he and Friedrich Engels wrote 170 years ago in The Communist Manifesto. “Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable.”   Continue reading

180 Years of Indians in Guyana (1838-2018) – Commemorative Release of eMagazine

Subject: 180 Years of Indians in Guyana (1838-2018) – Commemorative Release of eMagazine

Dear friends,

Dr. Ramesh Gampat and I (Editors) are pleased to bring to your attention a special eMagazine that was released today to commemorate “180 Years of Indians in Guyana (1838-2018)”.  This 91-page publication contains important data, historical information, and original scholarly papers. On page 2, we provide suggestions for citation of this publication.

To view a flip version (book-magazine like format) of the publication, please click or cut the web link(s) below and paste onto your web browser.

We have also attached a pdf version of the entire publication. Click on the attached pdf file and you should be able to view it by scrolling down or up the entire document. Please circulate it to your friends and colleagues. Thanks.

Somdat Mahabir & Ramesh Gampat

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