By Reverend Patricia Sheerattan-Bisnauth (Guyana Presbyterian aChurch, Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association) Almost every society faces issues of discrimination to varying degrees, where people reject others because of differences and where various forms of domination and control affect relationships – whether it is men over women, leaders over followers, large nations over small ones or in different forms of gender/sexual orientation, age/race/tribe/caste/class supremacy.
By D. Alissa Trotz D. Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora Column This Wednesday May 23rd, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Guyana (UG), will be hosting a solemn ceremony at the George Walcott Lecture Theatre in memory of Harold ‘Harry’ Drayton, who died in March of this year.
By Shakira R. Hobbs, PhD e-mail: email@example.com websites: shakirahobbs.com & biogals.com Dr.
Gemma Robinson teaches at the University of Stirling, Scotland. She is researching Wilson Harris’s poetry, and is the editor of University of Hunger: Collected Poems and Selected Prose of Martin Carter (Bloodaxe).
By Mark Schuller Mark Schuller is Associate Professor of Anthropology and NGO Leadership Development at Northern Illinois University and affiliate at the Faculté d’Ethnologie, l’Université d’État d’Haïti.
By Aminta Kilawan Narine Aminta Kilawan-Narine is an attorney, community activist, and co-founder of Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus, which is committed to promoting social justice through the values at the heart of the Hindu faith.
By Gabrielle Jamela Hosein Gabrielle Jamela Hosein is a feminist, activist, poet and Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, St.
The Caribbean Voice The Caribbean Voice is a New York-based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998 While the Caribbean Voice (TCV) leaves the debate about youth leadership in politics to others, we must point out that on the social landscape young people are stepping up and making a significant difference.
By Deo Persaud Born in Guyana, Deo Persaud grew up in Georgetown.
By D. Alissa Trotz Alissa Trotz is Editor of the Diaspora Column Last week, in meetings with lawmakers to discuss a bipartisan deal addressing immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and several African nations, US president Donald Trump commented (in remarks later verified by several present) “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” He also specifically targeted Haitians, asking “Why do we want people from Haiti here?” Donald Trump’s racist remarks add up to the view that Black and Brown people are not welcome in the United States.
Every time we impose our will on another, it is an act of violence –Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi By The Caribbean Voice The Caribbean Voice is a New York-based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998 The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign from 25 November through 10 December, took place this year against the backdrop of an unprecedented global outcry.
By Joy Marcus, Wintress White, Vanessa Ross, Susan Collymore, Halima Khan, Andaiye, Karen de Souza, Alissa Trotz For Red Thread Red Thread mourns the loss of our dear sister, friend, and colleague, Joycelyn Bacchus, who lost a courageous battle with breast cancer.
By The Clement Payne Movement, Barbados The ‘Clement Payne Movement’ was founded in Barbados in 1988 by David Commissiong along with such colleagues as Trevor Prescod, Sally Comissiong, the late Martin Cadogan, Joy Workman, Onkphra Wells, David Denny, Gregory Noel, and the calypsonian Herring among others.
By Suzanne Narain Suzanne Narain is a PhD candidate in the collaborative Social Justice Education and Women and Gender Studies program at OISE, University of Toronto.
By Filiberto Penados This article draws from a presentation made at the World Youth Forum in Belize on November 8th, 2017.
By Nigel Westmaas Nigel Westmaas teaches at Hamilton College A few months ago Gerald Pereira, the leader of the Organisation for the Victory of the People asked a bold, pointed question in a letter to Stabroek News: “Where are all the socialists and anti-imperialists in our midst?” Pereira’s point is offered in the context of the collapse of the socialist experiment locally and globally.
By The Caribbean Voice The Caribbean Voice is a New York-based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998 India’s Supreme Court earlier this month, struck down a legal clause that permits men to have sex with their underage wives.
By The Caribbean Voice The Caribbean Voice is a New York-based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998 Recently The Caribbean Voice received the following message from Dr.
By Vijay Prashad Vijay Prashad is an Indian historian and journalist. He is the chief editor of Leftword Books (New Delhi).
By Mark Schuller Mark Schuller is an anthropologist and Haiti solidarity activist.
By Kevin Edmonds Kevin Edmonds is a graduate student at the University of Toronto, and a member of the Caribbean Solidarity Network.
By Yarimar Bonilla Yarimar Bonilla is the author of “Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment” and a founder of the Puerto Rico Syllabus.
Address by Dr. Harold A. Drayton, on the occasion of the launch of his book, An Accidental Life, University of Guyana, August 24, 2017 To the memory of Walter Rodney and Josh Ramsammy Editor’s Note: Our thoughts are with the peoples of the region and her diasporas, living through the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma, which has powerfully underlined the vulnerability of the Caribbean and low-lying mainland coastal communities.
Address by Dr. Harold A. Drayton, on the occasion of the launch of his book, An Accidental Life, University of Guyana, August 24, 2017 To the memory of Walter Rodney and Josh Ramsammy I thank our University, and especially Deputy Vice Chancellor, Dr.
By David Abdulah David Abdulah, an economist, served as chief education and research officer at the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union, Trinidad and Tobago, as well as president of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions and NGOs (FITUN).
The recent launch of an integrated health service delivery network in Region One with no mental health care component was rather puzzling, given that the World Health Organization (WHO) has long stressed the need for mental health care to be decentralized and integrated into primary health care.
By Kala Ramnath Kala Ramnath received her MPhil in International Relations from Trinity College, Cambridge University and her PhD from the University of Hull.
By Clarence Trotz. With an introductory note by Dr. Frank Birbalsingh Frank Birbalsingh is Professor Emeritus of English, York University.
By Ryan Benschop Ryan Benschop is 17 years old, and is currently studying four subjects (Business, Economics, Law and Psychology) through the Cambridge International Advanced Level programme at Nations’ Sixth Form College.