The Russian Revolution and the Caribbean

The Bolshevik Revolution had the effect of convincing other early agitators for mass change that their efforts were not in vain. Earl Bousquet Grenada’s Maurice Bishop (C) with Daniel Ortega from Nicaragua and Cuba’s Fidel Castro. The Russian Revolution did get support from the Caribbean, then called the “West Indies,” when it shook the world…

Decolonize the Caribbean

Angel “Monxo” López Santiago “The Caribbean is in need of food sovereignty, energy sovereignty, and land sovereignty.” Maria and Irma, 2017’s two most destructive hurricanes in the Caribbean basin, have exposed the trappings and inequalities of colonialism in the region. The hurricanes have blown away decades of legal and international maneuvers and ruses, local constitutions,…

Tri-Continental Nations Support Caribbean Quest for Reparations

Earl Bousquet The symposium was very deep and wide in its breadth of topics and discussed the matter of reparatory justice from almost every angle. Caribbean, North and South American, African, European and Jamaican advocates for reparations were heard louder than they had bargained for when they addressed a very wide range of related topical…

Reparations: What About First People, Indo-Caribbeans and Afro-South Americans?

To what extent are First Peoples, Indo-Caribbeans and Afro-South Americans involved in their own representations for reparations? Earl Bousquet Caribbean governments are seeking Reparations from Europe for Slavery and Native Genocide. But what about the plight and fate of the hundreds of thousands of so-called “Indentured Servants” from India who replaced the slaves? And the African…