Yesterday I stood in the hall of the Durham Union to argue for the proposition: “This house believes Britain owes reparations to its former colonies”. The following is the text of my ten-minute speech, followed by five brief reflections on the opposition’s arguments. Read More
Published on Jun 18, 2017 On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, delivered the seventh Annual George Lamming Distinguished Lecture at The UWI Cave Hill Campus’ Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI) in Barbados. Vice-Chancellor Beckles spoke on Britain’s Perfect Caribbean Crime:… Read More
Having come to understand that the short-term profit-maximising love-of-money private banking system is the root source of all our social and environmental ills, does this understanding throw any light on other outstanding issues that may pertain to us as a people? Given that we are all shackled to an economic system that fosters a form of interest-bearing unrepayable-debt slavery with perpetual servitude, is it possible that the private banking system also financed the enslavement of our African brothers and sisters in the Americas?