Woman-Piaba Tells Her Story

By Chelsea Fung Chelsea Fung recently completed her BA degree in Environmental Studies and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto.

Women and men from Guyanese diaspora and other countries launch an International Committee in Continuing Defence of Linden

On July 18, 2012, the entire community of Linden – including religious and business leaders as well as grassroots people, women, men and children – began a peaceful protest after the government announced an 800% increase in electricity prices, without consultation and with total disregard for its impact on the survival of an already impoverished population suffering from massive unemployment.

Standing with Linden

Next week’s column will pay tribute to the people of Linden. The diaspora column was originally going to carry a story about a brand new Caribbean journal started by young women from the region, but in the face of the struggle that has escalated over the weekend in Linden, we decided against this at the very last minute and instead, offer some brief observations on the situation in Linden for now.

The Artistic Imagination of Hew Locke

By Indra Khanna Indra Khanna started curating contemporary visual arts projects in 2003, working either independently or in partnership with established institutions.  

International Solidarity with Linden

It is now twelve days since the first of five days of community protest in Linden, when teargas and live rounds were fired into crowds of unarmed women, children and men, killing three men and injuring 20.

Let us all stand with Linden

By Andaiye, Joycelyn Bacchus, Karen de Souza, Joy Marcus, Alissa Trotz

It is now five days since the deadly events in Linden, in which three men were shot dead by the police during a day of community protest.

We should not be silent: Speaking out against the July 2 Guyana Chronicle editorial

Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora Column Today’s column, written in response to the dangerous and hateful editorial (the Roman Catholic Church was right to call it reckless) that appeared in the July 2nd edition of the Guyana Chronicle with the title “Opposition rampages to sow disunity in the country,” and which sought to portray African-Guyanese as pathologically violent with an ingrained hatred of Indian-Guyanese and mindlessly manipulated by opposition politicians (cannon fodder was the term used), has been one of the more difficult columns I have had to write in recent years.

Can feminism catch a fire in the Caribbean?

By Tonya Haynes Tonya Haynes is the co-ordinator of CODE RED for gender justice, which organized the CatchAFyah New Generation Caribbean Feminist Grounding with funding support from Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN).

Rodney and the concept of labour

By George Lamming Pambazuka Press has recently published a new edition of Walter Rodney’s seminal book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa.

Tall Palm Tree

Editor’s Note: Following on the reprinting, in last week’s Stabroek News, of Rupert Roopnaraine’s essay on the late Philip Moore (which will also be forthcoming in Roopnaraine’s latest collection of essays with Peepal Tree Press, In the Sky’s Wild Noise), this week’s column carries a poetic tribute to Philip penned by elder Eusi Kwayana.

Philip Moore of Guyana and the Universe

We reprint the following article on Philip Moore by Dr Rupert Roopnaraine that was originally commissioned by Nicholas Laughlin and appeared in Caribbean Beat in 1996.

Extremely Good Fighters

Muscle and Mary in Georgetown, Guyana

By Christy Garland Christy Garland is a multiple award-winning filmmaker whose films have been broadcast on CBC, Channel 4 UK, IFC, Canal+, SKY Italia, and networks all over Europe.  

Through a glass, darkly

– what’s wrong with an Indian coffee retailer exporting logs of prime furniture and flooring timber from Guyana instead of local processing for added value?

Part 11 By Janette Bulkan Janette Bulkan is a Social Anthropologist who was Coordinator of the Amerindian Research Unit, University of Guyana from 1985 to 1999 and Senior Social Scientist at the Iwokrama International Centre from 2000 to 2003.