Day: February 23, 2008

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Viva Fidel! Long Live Fidel!

Fidel Castro Ruz is one of the greatest political figures the world has ever seen. For us in the Caribbean, he is, indeed, the greatest political figure who gave solid meaning to the concept and practice of social justice. Taking his fellow Cubans from the squalor of colonialism and imperial domination and the human degradation …

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About Judith Soares

Judith Soares, PhD, is the head of the University of the West Indies' Women and Development Unit.

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Ship the gods into space

“Men sailing on their ego trips/Blast off on their space ships,” sang Bob Marley in So Much Trouble.  If he had stopped there, the words would have been titillating. But he went on, “Million miles from reality/no care for you no care for me,” and so began approaching the profound. The USA blasting a spy …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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Obama Misses State of the Black Union

Washington DC – The ninth annual State of the Black Union symposium was held in the Crescent City of New Orleans, Louisiana this past weekend. The event which was hosted by popular radio personality Tavis Smiley was broadcast live on the CSPAN channel. Notable participants included many representatives from various political and civil rights organizations. …

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Castro’s Anglo-Caribbean Ties a Mix of “Good and Evil”

Like the Haitian revolution before it, the Cuban Revolution of 1959 and its leader, Fidel Castro sent fear and trepidation through the hearts of the Caribbean’s rulers of the day. The socialist People’s National party (PNP) as the party in power of the British Jamaican colony within the Federation of the West Indies still retained …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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