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U.S.A — Anti-democratic forces deploying Black Codes against autocracy opponents – By Mohamed Hamaludin

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

Chris Wallace, formerly of Fox News, was visibly surprised when, in a CNN+ interview, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones reminded him that the United States was not established as a democracy. The creator of the 1619 Project informed Wallace that, at its birth, the nation still enslaved millions of Africans. She could have added genocide against Indigenous peoples and that, anyhow, only land-owners could vote.

The matter of a universal franchise did not surface until after the Civil War ended in 1865 and the right to vote, fundamental to democracy, has been on a tortuous journey which is now being traveled backwards more than 150 years later. President Andrew Johnson scuttled Reconstruction and empowered the defeated states to set up their governments and, between 1865 and 1866; they promptly enacted laws — the Black Codes –denying citizenship to African Americans.              Continue reading

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 17 August 2015

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 17 August 2015

  • Parliament: 2015 budget debate starts
  • Spectator killed by race horse
  • Drunken driver charged
  • PPP up to its old tricks on Indigenous peoples
  • Bauxite: BOSAI Agreement breached
  • Suriname: Bouterse sings for peace
  • Sports

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GUYANA – Latest News – 08 August 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA – Latest News – 08 August 2015 – Demerara Waves

US must heal native peoples’ wounds, return lands – UN

US must heal native peoples’ wounds, return lands -UN

 Stabroek editor On May 5, 2012

UNITED NATIONS,  (Reuters) – The United States must do more to heal the wounds of indigenous peoples caused by more than a century of oppression, including restoring control over lands Native Americans consider to be sacred, a U.N. human rights investigator said today.

James Anaya, the U.N. special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, just completed a 12-day visit to the United States where he met with representatives of indigenous peoples in the District of Columbia, Arizona, Alaska, Oregon, Washington State, South Dakota, and Oklahoma. He also met with U.S. government officials.    Continue reading

Amerindians faced disadvantages in general election – EAB

Amerindians faced disadvantages in general election – Elections Assistance Bureau Report

(Demerara Waves) – April 1, 2012

Amerindians encountered difficulties before and during last year’s general election, resulting in low voter-turnout, a large number of rejected ballots in at least three hinterland regions, according to the Electoral Assistance Bureau (EAB).

The EAB- one the local entities that was accredited by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM)- found that Indigenous peoples were also fooled on the campaign trail in the run-up to the November 28 general and regional elections.

At the very basic level, the observer mission found that folding ballots was a major problem in Indigenous communities. “There were a considerable number of voters who did not fully comprehend how to fold their ballots. This problem was prevalent in indigenous communities and among the elderly,” said the EAB in its recently released report. Continue reading

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