Category Archives: War and conflict

FOR COVID 19 TOO SHALL PASS– TEN POEMS — UNSUNG HEROES – By Dmitri Allicock

UNITE & FIGHT, GUYANA

By Dmitri Allicock

FOR COVID 19 TOO SHALL PASS.

TEN POEMS  — UNSUNG HEROES


My wife, Evadney and myself- are both registered nurses for a lifetime.

Just a few words for those unsung heroes, a song
Healthcare worker, truck driver, they too belongs
It is plague of Corona but who delivers the goods?
The grocery store employee, because they would    Continue reading

Guyanese Online Announcement: Political Entries and Comments

FROM THE EDITOR – GUYANESE ONLINE – MARCH 19, 2020

As from today, there will be no more entries in Guyanese Online that relate to politics in Guyana, the USA, or any other country. Readers are encouraged to go elsewhere to the many news outlets available.

Readers would understand that the divisive nature of many political news items and commentaries will not help any country in these perilous times. It is now believed that the worldwide reactions to the Coronavirus pandemic will cause the meltdown in economies worldwide and these will be accompanied by social disruptions. This emergency will last for months and many countries, businesses and organizations will not recover.

From now on, therefore, this blog will concentrate with renewed focus on helping Guyanese Associations worldwide with their projects. This was the original reason for creating this website in February 2010.

Please refrain from posting any more comments to previous political articles., as they will be deleted.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Cyril Bryan

Editor  / Publisher. Guyanese Online

cybryan@gmail.com

Guyana Elections 2020 Unrest: Cotton Tree man fatally shot while chopping ranks, police say

By

Sewdat Devon Hansraj

At least one witness has denied that Hansraj was wounding ranks but could not say whether he was unarmed at the time.

According to the police, the attack occurred around 7. 40 pm, shortly after a Gazetted Officer and ranks cleared the said road of protesters and debris, leaving a Sergeant with several ranks to maintain free passage along the corridor.    Continue reading

Violence Against Women: The Greatest Human Rights Violation on the Planet is Misogyny!

         International Women’s Day – 08 March 2020

The Greatest Human Rights Violation on the Planet is Misogyny!

David Leser | The Sydney Morning Herald

It is no small task trying to unpack the history of any kind of hatred, especially if that hatred is misogyny and the harm men do to women.

For the past 10 days – ever since the horrifying murders in Brisbane of Hannah Clarke and her three children, Aaliyah, 6, Laianah, 4 and Trey, 3 – I’ve been trying to come to grips all over again with what it is that men do to women with their fists, their guns, their knives, their petrol containers, their unspeakable acts of violence. And why?

All the women killed on their way home, or in their homes, or just anywhere they happen to be – stabbed in the chest, shot in the head, viciously bashed, set on fire, found in a park, dumped behind a hedge, slumped against a wall, stuffed into the back of a ute – and all this documented with heartbreaking regularity by researchers for an organisation that should never exist: Destroy the Joint’s Counting Dead Women Australia.             Continue reading

Black History Month: SHOULD A HORRIBLE PAST BE EXHUMED? – National Geographic

TODAY’S BIG QUESTION: SHOULD A HORRIBLE PAST BE EXHUMED? National Geographic

Monday, February 10, 2020 – By Debra Adams Simmons, HISTORY Executive Editor

In an extraordinary act to unearth the past, city officials in Tulsa, Oklahoma, have ordered a search for mass graves. The excavation will come nearly 99 years after a 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre (above) left more than 300 black people dead in an area known as Black Wall Street.

Black businessman O.W. Gurley purchased 40 acres of land in Oklahoma and in 1906 developed the vibrant district that was considered one of the most affluent black areas in the U.S. On May 31 and June 1, 1921, an angry white mob attacked, murdering blacks, destroying businesses and burning homes to the ground.        “It was a tragic, infamous moment in Oklahoma and the nation’s history, the worst civil disturbance since the Civil War,” wrote then-Oklahoma state Rep. Don Ross in a 1998 report on the massacre.            Continue reading

Doomsday Clock: A Hundred Seconds to Midnight – by Rosaliene Bacchus

A Hundred Seconds to Midnight

– by Rosaliene Bacchus

On Thursday, January  23, 2020, our atomic scientists advanced the Doomsday Clock another twenty seconds, bringing the fate of humanity to a hundred seconds to midnight. For those who don’t know, midnight signifies humanity’s self-annihilation with its nuclear arsenal. The guns that Americans cling to, like a toddler clings to his teddy bear, would be rendered useless in the face of a nuclear threat. To learn more, read the full statement issued by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

In his article “Twin Threats,” published in The Nation magazine (issue dated 01/27/2020), Michael T. Klare argues:

All things being equal, rising temperatures will increase the likelihood of nuclear war, largely because climate change will heighten the risk of social stress, the decay of nation-states, and armed violence in general…”

Read More: A Hundred Seconds to Midnight by Rosaliene Bacchus

US Politics: Fahrenheit Wisconsin- main battleground in America’s political war – The Economist

A state once known for stolid German virtues is now the main battleground in America’s political war

THE ECONOMIST

IT IS SOBERING TO ENTER A SCHOOL IN MIDDLE AMERICA AND FIND STUDENTS AND TEACHERS FRIGHTENED FOR THEIR LIVES. It was also understandable that those at Wauwatosa East high school should feel this way when Lexington accompanied the local state representative, Robyn Vining, there.

EIGHT HIGH SCHOOLS IN WISCONSIN HAD JUST EXPERIENCED A REAL OR SUSPECTED SHOOTER INCIDENT IN A THREE-DAY PERIOD. One in another school in Waukesha, a suburban area on the edge of Milwaukee, had led to its school cop shooting a pupil.

Several of the 25 students present said they avoided going to the bathroom in class time for fear of the school corridors. When asked who was scared to come to school, all raised their hands. So did their teacher. The blame the students attached to the conservative gun lobby for this catastrophe is one reason their society has 75 members and is growing. The school’s conservative club is defunct.      Continue reading

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s Compulsive Claims of ‘BIGGEST’ Ever – By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen | AP News

By Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen | AP News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Size matters to President Donald Trump. So much that he exaggerates continually, sometimes spectacularly, the size of what he does.

Just as his tax cuts are far from the biggest in history, the economy isn’t the best ever and his election victory in 2016 was no landslide of historic proportions, Trump’s two trade deals don’t stand atop the field of presidential endeavors.

ONE is a partial settlement of trade grievances with China; THE OTHER is a refresh of what past presidents created for North America.

The opening of the Senate impeachment trial stirred other fabrications from the president while Democratic presidential contenders engaged in their final debate before the first votes of the 2020 campaign, in Iowa.

A sampling from a week in political rhetoric:                      Continue reading

Guyana Commentary: Only Oil Matters to the Empire – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Only Oil Matters to the Empire

by Rosaliene Bacchus

Oil drives our global economies. Oil is power. Oil fuels the Empire. Iraq and Iran together produce 8.3 million billion barrels a day of the liquid gold (figures from Offshore-Technology). Their joint oil reserves amount to 300,903 million barrels (figures from World Atlas). While the world’s largest oil producer with 12 mbbl barrels/day, the United States has only 39,230 million barrels of oil reserves. Venezuela tops the list with 300,878 million barrels. It’s no accident that the Empire is embedded in the Middle East. Controlling access to all that oil is vital to its continued survival.

Guyana will soon be part of that blessed-accursed herd of oil producing nations. With six billion barrels, and climbing, of oil reserves, Guyana now overtakes Venezuela in the overheated top seat.      Continue reading

U.S.: Killing Iran’s number-two leader as a way to force negotiations is a pipe dream — By Mohamed Hamaludin

—  By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

 General Qasem Soleimani was the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' elite Quds Force

Qasem Soleimani

The U.S. Senate will not remove President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial. Still, his presidency will be forever marred by the impeachment and that offends his narcissistic sensibilities. He could not do anything about it. What he could do was create a diversion which he could control. Hence, the January 3 assassination of Iran’s top military commander, Qasem Soleimani.

Now the president has complete control of the narrative, especially since no whistleblower is expected to contradict his claim that Soleimani posed such an imminent threat that he had to be killed in a third, friendly, country. The problem, though, is how Iran will retaliate. To understand what is likely to happen, it is important to look at the history of U.S.-Iran relations.            Continue reading

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