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GUYANA: Forest Spirits or Bush Spirits of Guyana’s Indigenous Peoples – by Rosaliene Bacchus

by Rosaliene Bacchus – BLOG: Three Worlds One Vision

Photo: Silk Cotton Tree – Santa Mission Indigenous Settlement – Guyana

On October 8, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a presidential proclamation declaring October 11th as a national holiday in celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Does this mean that we will no longer remember this day as Columbus Day? Growing up in what was then British Guiana, I was taught to regard the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) as a hero.

During his four voyages to the New World, he explored a vast area of the Caribbean Region that he called the West Indies. The gentle and kindhearted indigenous Arawak peoples who first welcomed Columbus and his crew knew not the misery that this encounter would later unleash upon their world.

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USA: What is Juneteenth, America’s newest national holiday?

The Economist explains –

June 19th commemorates the end of slavery, but the country remains divided over racial injustice

USA–Biden says $2 trillion jobs plan rivals the space race in its ambition

US President Joe Biden

PITTSBURGH,  (Reuters) – President Joe Biden yesterday called for a sweeping use of government power to reshape the world’s largest economy and counter China’s rise in a $2 trillion-plus proposal that was met with swift Republican resistance.

The president’s “American Jobs Plan” would put corporate America on the hook for the tab as the government creates millions of jobs building infrastructure, such as roads, tackles climate change and boosts human services like care for the elderly.      Continue reading

COVID-19: ‘We Need a People’s Vaccine, Not a Profit Vaccine’: Sen. Bernie Sanders

— Sanders Urges Biden to Support Push to Suspend Pharma Patents

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on Capitol Hill on January 27, 2021 in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Wednesday urged President Joe Biden to support an India and South Africa-led effort at the World Trade Organization to temporarily suspend coronavirus vaccine-related intellectual property rights in order to facilitate speedy global production and distribution of the life-saving shots—a proposal backed by nearly 70% of U.S. adults and more than 100 nations worldwide.        Continue reading

Opinion: ‘The People Are Demanding Action’ from Biden Administration – Common Dreams

January 20, 2021- Common Dreams –
Incoming Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders Lays Out Visionary First 100 Days for Biden

“We cannot allow Mitch McConnell and the Republican leadership to sabotage legislation that would improve the lives of millions of working Americans and is wildly popular.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) arrives at the inauguration of President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, D.C.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) arrives at the inauguration of President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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