In The Diaspora

A member of Venezuela’s National Guard stood next to a line of cars waiting to refuel at a gas station in Caracas, amid an economic crisis in the country. CARLOS BECERRA/BLOOMBERG
A member of Venezuela’s National Guard stood next to a line of cars waiting to refuel at a gas station in Caracas, amid an economic crisis in the country. CARLOS BECERRA/BLOOMBERG

Back off of Venezuela already

By Stephen Kinzer Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning author and foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents.

Getting ready for conversations in Lusignan. Photo courtesy of Sherlina Nageer
Getting ready for conversations in Lusignan. Photo courtesy of Sherlina Nageer

Moving forward better Guyana

By Alissa Trotz Alissa Trotz is Editor of the In the Diaspora Column On Friday September 11th (birth anniversary of Andaiye, social justice warrior and co-founder of Red Thread), Red Thread invited all Guyanese to a virtual speakout streamed live on Facebook (you can view it on Red Thread Women: Crossroads Women’s Centre).

Guyanese Cuisine Culture

By G. J. Giddings Dr. Jahwara Giddings is Professor of History at Central State UniversityIt is always a good time to reiterate Guyana’s food traditions, practices, and prospects, and to emphasize the power and potential of good food in general.

The 1921 U.S. Passport Application
of Mohaiyuddin Khan,  Courtesy of Gaiutra Bahadur

Notes toward a prehistory

Caught between binaries, barred by anti-Asian exclusion laws, did some West Indians of Indian origin claim Blackness in early 20th-century America?

Guyana’s political tragedy

Guyana is in a most profound crisis. This crisis has been in the making for over 50 years – ever since the declaration of independence that came on the heels of the collapse of a multiracial anticolonial movement, the intervention of the joined imperialist forces of the UK and US and the convulsive coastal racial disturbances of the 1960s that delivered almost unshakeable constituencies of African and Indian Guyanese to the two major political parties in Guyana.

Caribbean People Stand in Solidarity Against Anti-Black State Violence in the USA

(An Open Letter to Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Chair of the Caricom Community and Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Caricom Secretary-General) We, members of the Caribbean community, join with voices raised all over the world to condemn the brutal killing of George Floyd, a 46 year old resident of Minnesota on May 25, 2020, Breonna Taylor, a 26 year old EMT shot in her home by police in Kentucky on March 13, 2020 and Tony McDade, 38 year old resident of Tallahassee shot by police on May 27 2020. 

Organizing to Live: A Caribbean Feminist Statement in the Time of Covid-19

Editor’s Note: This week’s diaspora column is                              dedicated to the memory of Andaiye (1942-2019) and Norman Girvan (1941-2014) This statement is issued by a group of Caribbean advocates and activists who participated in an open access online course, Society: Economy and Ecology (SEE) in the Caribbean: How Will We Organise to Live? 

COVID-19 and CARICOM Food Security

By Dr John Deep Ford Dr. John Deep Ford is Ambassador of Guyana to the World Trade Organization and Food and Agricultural Organization  The COVID pandemic has once again exposed the vulnerability of the CARICOM region’s food security.

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