Daily Archives: September 7, 2018

Hidden History: How 13 Million Kidnapped Africans Built Global Capitalism

The Most Revolutionary Act

Slavery Routes – Part 2 From Sugar to Revolution

Al Jazeera (2018)

Film Review

Part 2 of Slavery Routes covers the so-called “Sugar Wars”* and the entry of the rest of Europe (Holland, Prussia, Denmark, England, Spain, France)  into Portugal’s lucrative slave trade. It also explores the role of European banks and insurance companies in making this expansion possible. Slave traders always undertook cross-Atlantic voyages on credit, which meant they had to be insured against losing their “cargo.” Insurance companies (Lloyd’s of London was the most prominent) were happy to ensure an enterprise in which a trader stood to triple his stake.

In this way, the slave trade provided the financial capital for both European and American capitalism.

Too Valuable to Kill

Rebellions by captive slaves were continual on both sides of the Atlantic. Because it took four years of plantation work to pay off the price of a captive…

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Genocidal attacks on defenseless peoples is the biggest stain on the human race – By Mohamed Hamuldin

Genocidal attacks on defenseless peoples is the biggest stain on the human race

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Jean Rostand, in his 1939 book Thoughts of a Biologist observed, “Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.”

History is replete with at least the conquerors. The Nazis killed six million Jews. Stalin’s forced famine killed up to 7.5 million Ukrainians. Pakistan’s Operation Searchlight killed three million in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. Cambodian communists killed up to three million. Around two million African captives perished on slave ships during the Middle Passage. Another Stalin-imposed artificial famine killed up to 1.75 million Kazaks. Up to 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottomans.  A Roman general massacred one million Jews to quash a revolt in what is now Israel and Julius Caesar’s wars against the Gauls killed more than a million Celts.       Continue reading

How Guyana Must Prepare to Cope With ‘Jeopardies and Perils’ of Oil Discovery

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tuesday September 4, 2018 (IPS) –    

Photo: THE ESSEQUIBO RIVER is the longest river in Guyana…. and the largest between the Orinoco and Amazon. As oil production in Guyana is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2020, experts say the increasing environmental risk of more oil wells require increasing capacity to understand and manage these risks. (Photo credit Conservation International. Guyana)

Recent huge offshore oil discoveries are believed to have set Guyana– one of the poorest countries in South America–on a path to riches. But they have also highlighted the country’s development challenges and the potential impact of an oil boom.      Continue reading

US Politics: Henry Kissinger interview on President Trump + video

Henry Kissinger interview on President Trump

Henry Kissenger

Recently, Henry Kissinger did an interview and said very amazing things regarding President Trump.

He starts with: “Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven’t seen before”!
The former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger gives us a new understanding of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy and predicts its success: “Liberals and all those who favor (Hillary) Clinton will never admit it. They will never admit that he is the one true leader. The man is doing changes like never before and does all of it for the sake of this nation’s people. After eight years of tyranny, we finally see a difference.”   

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