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Colonial Statue Protesters Target Canada’s Scottish-born Founder

Colonial Statue Protesters Target Canada’s Scottish-born Founder

John A Macdonald,

Marc Horne | The Times UK

A statue of the Scottish-born founding father of the Canadian nation has been toppled in a symbolic rebuff almost 130 years after his death.

Officials in Victoria, capital of British Columbia, decided to remove the bronze statue of Sir John A Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister, because of his treatment of the country’s indigenous population.

Macdonald, whose family emigrated from Glasgow in the early 19th century, brokered the deal that established the country 150 years ago. He was also the architect of the 1876 Indian Act, which led to native Canadian children being forcibly taken from their parents.             Continue reading

Guyana: The Diaspora Times – August 2018 Issue

Dear Friend

The Diaspora Times – August, 2018 Issue is attached.  Kindly circulate to friends and well wishers and all who might benefit from reading our Diaspora Times magazine.

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In addition, you can click on diasporatimesforum.com to view an on-line copy of the current issue. Under the Archives/PDF Magazines link on the Website you will see several past PDF issues of the Newsletter.  In the future, this site will contain more pertinent and informative content.

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Desmond Roberts
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Diaspora Times

Guyana: Will its oil boom benefit the people? | The Stream – Video

Guyana: Will its oil boom benefit the people? | The Stream – Video

Al Jazeera English

Streamed live on Jul 30, 2018
Oil companies have identified massive offshore reserves

Before Columbus: How Africans Brought Civilization to America

Before Columbus: How Africans Brought Civilization to America

By Garikai Chengu – Global Research, August 10, 2018
Global Research 12 October 2014

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2014.

On Monday [October 13 2014], America’s government offices, businesses, and banks all grind to a halt in order to commemorate Columbus Day. In schools up and down the country, little children are taught that a heroic Italian explorer discovered America, and various events and parades are held to celebrate the occasion.

It has now become common knowledge amongst academics that Christopher Columbus clearly did not discover America, not least because is it impossible to discover a people and a continent that was already there and thriving with culture. One can only wonder how Columbus could have discovered America when people were watching him from America’s shores.      Continue reading

Infographic: What Does Google Know About You? – from visualcapitalist.com

What Does Google Know About You?

Data is what fuels the information economy.

And while there are many varieties of data clogging up the internet’s bandwidth, there is one specific type of data that is known to be particularly lucrative: personal data.

Like many other enterprising tech giants, Google must accumulate massive amounts of personal data to monetize its services – and in the process, the company develops an astonishingly robust picture of what you’re all about.           Continue reading

“Hothouse Earth” – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Mendocino Complex Fire August 2018 - Northern California - USA

Mendocino Complex Fire now largest fire in California history – August 2018 – California/USA
Photo Credit: ABC News (Noah Berger/AFP)

In Southern California, we’re experiencing temperatures of 88 to 98 degrees Fahrenheit. At our local garden center two Saturdays ago, around ten o’clock, I had to seek shelter from the Sun. Heat stress aborted my fun-time outdoors while selecting succulent plants. Then, the following week, I suffered another episode of heat stress at the hair salon. The air-condition system in the one-story, flat-roof building wasn’t up to the task.

The danger is far greater in areas where firefighters battle to contain ferocious wildfires. The Carr and Mendocino Complex Fires in Northern California have together burned more than 486,000 acres of land and destroyed 1,828 structures. Hundreds more structures are damaged or under threat. Only 51 percent of the wildfires is contained. The California Fire Department expects to contain the Mendocino…

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VS Naipaul -Trinidad-born Nobel prize-winning British author – dies aged 85

n Nobel prize-winning British author, dies aged 85

By Richard Lea – The Guardian. UK

V.S. Naipaul

Trinidad-born author won both acclaim and disdain for his caustic portrayals, in novels and non-fiction, of the legacy of colonialism

The writer VS Naipaul, who explored questions of place and identity for more than half a century, has died aged 85.

Lady Naipaul confirmed that her husband had died peacefully in London. “He was a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour,” she said. The author Sir Salman Rushdie paid tribute to Naipaul, writing: “We disagreed all our lives, about politics, about literature, and I feel as sad as if I just lost a beloved older brother. RIP Vidia.”

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US Politics: Michael Avenatti says Democrats Must ‘Fight Fire with Fire’ – Eyes Presidential Run

Michael Avenatti says Democrats Must ‘Fight Fire with Fire’ as He Eyes Presidential Run 

  ……..   Lawyer who rose to fame with the Stormy Daniels

Ben Jacobs in Clear Lake, Iowa | The Guardian UK

Michael Avenatti could become the second person to go from cable news fixture to president.

Speaking to a crowd of activists at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding event, Avenatti left the room electrified. The lawyer, who is exploring a potential presidential bid, turned what has been a sleepy presidential pre-season – UPSIDE DOWN.

The lawyer for Stormy Daniels has become a national sensation with his ever-constant appearances on cable news advocating for his client and attacking Donald Trump. But while activists like Avenatti on television, they loved his live show, Friday. They clapped, they cheered and flocked to him for selfies afterwards in a mob scene.    Continue reading

One Love Media: 1838 Gala: Brown Sugar-  A Fundraiser for Children of Guyana- Toronto – Aug 17, 2018

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 One Love Media presents 1838 Gala: Brown Sugar-  A Fundraiser for Children of Guyana

Friday Aug 17th 2018   at 7:00 pm at Elite Banquet Hall 1850 Albion Rd Toronto

Celebrate the Presence of the East Indian arrival to Guyana as Indentured labourers on the sugar plantations of British Guiana in 1838. Slavery of Africans ended in 1834. A historic year for sugar when new labourers arrived from India. A new history in the making of Guyana and the contributions of both Muslims and Hindus will be highlighted!          Continue reading

President Forbes Burnham: a Legacy with “Food For Thought” – by Francis Quamina Farrier

President Forbes Burnham: a Legacy with “Food For Thought” – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Burnham 33 Death Anniversary Feature of August 6, 2018

Forbes Burnham

Some say “Burnham”. Some say “Forbes Burnham”. Others say “Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham”, while there are those who say “The Founder Leader”. Of course, there are some who say, “The Dictator”.

Last Monday, August 6, 2018, dozens of individuals and groups converged at sunrise, at The Place of the Seven Ponds in the Botanical Gardens in Georgetown, where they payed homage to the memory of a man who, along with others, including Dr. Cheddi Jagan and Stephen Campbell, laid the foundations for an Independent Guyana. It was the occasion of the thirty third anniversary of the sudden passing, on August 6, 1985, of President Forbes Burnham; Guyana’s first executive President.

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