May 29, 1944 – Birthday of Maurice Bishop Grenadian Revolutionary leader
Bishop was a Grenadian revolutionary in the New Jewel Movement who became Prime Minister of the People’s Revolutionary Government of Grenada with the 1979 revolution Bishop was killed in 1983 in an internal struggle in the revolutionary movement. Days later, the U.S. took advantage of the situation to invade Grenada and overthrow the revolutionary government, returning Paul Scoon to power, who had been appointed Governor General of Grenada by the U.K.’s Queen Elizabeth II in 1978
(in image: Maurice Bishop with Nicaraguan Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega and Cuban leader Fidel Castro)
Repressing Support For Palestine’s Basic Human Rights: A Brief Examination of The Long Reach of Israel’s Invasive Propaganda Lobby
By TheAngryindian – 06.30.2011
‘Be nice to the whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity’.
– Desmond Tutu
Listeners of Aboriginal Press News Service Public Radio (APNSPR) may have learned by now that certain blog posts of specific podcast shows, as well as our Feedburner-maintained RSS feeds, have been ‘cancelled out’ by Google’s censorship people without any explanation. We have received no notice from the team at Blogspot, (as we usually have during service interruptions and other problems) as to why this was done. Visitors to http://aboriginalpressradio.blogspot.com/ will be presented with a blank post column and limited access to archived posts which includes listings of our previously published programmes. So far, our other web portals have not been subjected to this level of censorship and we have no idea how…
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As the 174th anniversary of the full Emancipation of the enslaved people of Jamaica approaches (full Emancipation was granted on August 1, 1838) I’ll be writing several posts on the historical events that propelled this to eventually happen and to look at the persons who fought to end this abominable practice.
While Nanny of the Maroons, Jamaica’s only National Heroine, and her resistance activities against the British and the institution of slavery, occurred during a much earlier period in our history, as the Hon. Prime Minister, Michael Manley, declared in October 1975 when announcing Nanny and Sam Sharpe as National Heroes: “we should never forget the earlier history that preceded the fact of Emancipation” (The Sunday Gleaner, October 19, 1975, pg. 1).
So here are some 11 facts about Nanny that many of us may not have known:
1. Ethnic Origin: Like the majority of the Maroons, Nanny was of Ashanti…
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Bernadette Devlin anti-sectarian speech at Draperstown