Category Archives: Philosophy

VIDEO: MASS PSYCHOSIS – How an Entire Population Becomes MENTALLY ILL

3,129,148 views – Aug 3, 2021

In this video we are going to explore the most dangerous of all psychic epidemics, the mass psychosis. A mass psychosis is an epidemic of madness and it occurs when a large portion of a society loses touch with reality and descends into delusions. Such a phenomenon is not a thing of fiction. Two examples of mass psychoses are the American and European witch hunts 16th and 17th centuries and the rise of totalitarianism in the 20th century.

This video will aim to answer questions surrounding mass psychosis: What is it? How does is start? Has it happened before? Are we experiencing one right now? And if so, how can the stages of a mass psychosis be reversed?        Continue reading

CANADA: Ontario’s SUMMERUP 2022 – Reference List of Courses and Webinars

Special Note:
SummerUp is a program designed to serve and support the personal and professional aspirations of Ontario’s Black youth.

The program is developed and presented by the Lifelong Leadership Institute (LLI), and it is primarily funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education. The quality of the SummerUp experience is assured by the contributions of a diverse group of individuals, educators, institutions, and corporations – all of whom are committed to championing the well-being, development, and advancement of Black youth.

The Lifelong Leadership Institute also offers the Leadership by Design program which provides extensive leadership-development opportunities to Black youth. The SummerUp 2022 program is primarily funded by the Ontario Ministry of
Education.

SUMMERUP 2022 – QUICK REFERENCE LIST OF COURSES WEBINARS (Website Version) – As of June 19 2022

USA: US influence in the Americas is waning – The Long View by David Jessop

Sunday | June 26, 2022 – Jamaica Gleaner

The recently ended Summit of the Americas will likely be best remembered for the US decision not to invite Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, the chaotic unprepared way in which Washington tried to manage this, and the decision by some hemispheric leaders, most notably Mexico’s president, not to attend.

While this may be unfair in terms of substance, it is a real indication that in the longer term, the United States’ influence in the Americas is waning and that others sense opportunity for influence or division.

Despite this, the Los Angeles summit had multiple positive short to medium-term outcomes and saw a consensus among participants on several shared concerns.            Continue reading

GUYANA: Refugees and other immigrants in Guyana – By Lear Matthews

Perspectives-  Refugees to Guyana in an era of unprecedented socio-economic change

Lear Matthews

By Lear Matthews

Some concerns may be emerging in Guyana as a result of the stream of refugees from Venezuela and the related uptick in the “Squatting situation”. This is compounded by the entry of immigrants from other countries, many under government contract or Unclassified Entrants. In light of anticipated changes that will emerge in the dawning of the gas and oil industry, issues of adjustment, accommodation and populations shifts caused by these new entrants must be seriously considered.

There have been grumblings among Guyanese about the increasing number of immigrant families “admitted” into the country, whom locals uncannily refer to as “the silent invaders”. A report by the Chairperson of Region One confirmed that about 40,000 Venezuelans were in the country in 2019. As a result of these entries, immigrant settlements have been established along border communities such as Mabaruma and Kumaka, notwithstanding the noticeable increase of various transnational groups throughout the nation.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Decarbonisation with US$83.3M in renewable energy projects – IDB

ByOilNOW – June 19, 2022
As efforts continue with the implementation of the Guyana Utility Scale Solar Photovoltaic Programme (GUYSOL), the country is poised for a transformational leap towards decarbonisation, says the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The financial institution noted on Friday that the GUYSOL programme will invest US$83.3M in eight utility-scale, photovoltaic solar projects totaling 33MWp with associated 34MWh energy storage systems distributed across three areas in the country.

Specifically, it will invest in 10MWp in the Berbice area, 8MWp project in the Essequibo system with a minimum of 12MWh battery storage, and a 15MWp plant connected to the Linden system, with a minimum of 22MWh battery storage.        Continue reading

AFRICA: Why France faces so much anger in West Africa – “Neo-colonial arrogance” – BBC News

By Paul Melly – Africa analyst – Published

It all started so positively. Where have things gone wrong? Why does France now appear so unpopular in Africa?

French President Emmanuel Macron has increased aid to the continent, begun the return of cultural artefacts stolen during the colonial wars and reached out beyond the usual inter-government ties to engage younger generations and civil society.

He has kept French troops in the Sahel to fight the jihadist militants that kill so many local civilians, police and soldiers and supported the regional bloc Ecowas as it tries to defend electoral politics against military takeovers.

Yet his country is now the target of embittered African complaints and criticism on a scale that is probably unprecedented.     

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GUYANA pushes for architectural transformation with upcoming International Building Expo — July 22-24, 2022

GUYANA INTERNATIONAL BUILDING EXPO — July 22-24, 2022

Website: https://buildingexpo.gy/

Guyana is expecting more than 150 international and local companies to participate in the International Building Expo, set to take place July 22-24 at the National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara.

The expo will create an opportunity for local, regional, and international investors to showcase innovative building and construction techniques, government said.

The country is experiencing a construction boom fueled by the offshore oil and gas operations which is creating higher demand for accommodation for tourists, investors, and industry expatriates. The government said it expects the construction sector to be propelled into a more innovative direction with this Expo.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Selected Readings: from Dr. Walter Rodney (23 March 1942-13 June 1980) – Moray House Trust

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Moray House Trust has collated a short sequence of readings from the work of Dr Walter Rodney (23 March 1942 – 13 June 1980) to mark the anniversary of his death. The readings include extracts from Groundings with My BrothersA History of the Guyanese Working People 1881-1905 and The Russian Revolution. Readers include Konyo Addo, Stephanie Bowry, Petamber Persaud and Shaka Rodney.
You are warmly invited to view the recording at your leisure. It will be available from:
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Event:          Readings (pre-recorded)
Title:            Walter Rodney: selected readings
Date:           Monday 13th June 2022
Time:          11.00 AM Guyana

Caribbean-American Heritage Month – 2022 Virtual Celebration – June 23. 2022

MUSIC: Guyana-born Eddy Grant – Gimme Hope Jo’Anna (Live at Nelson Mandela Concert)

Eddy Grant (and Kurt Darren) – Gimme Hope Jo’Anna (Live at Nelson Mandela Concert)

This ain’t just a song it is a great anti apartheid song, highly political with deep rooted meaning. Legendary performance from the legendary Eddie Grant.

“She got a system they call apartheid it keeps a brotha inna subjection… I hear she make all the golden money to buy new weapons, any shape of guns While every mother in black Soweto fears the killing of another son” Another Great Song. Rest In Peace Nelson “Madiba” Mandela.

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