An Unrealized Political Possibility: Remembering the Grenada Revolution

Kevin Edmonds The United States overthrow of the Grenada Revolution in 1983 initiated a vicious and unrelenting regime of neoliberalism that has gutted the Caribbean nation. But revolutionary Grenada showed the world a radical alternative to capitalism and neocolonialism is possible. October 25th marks the 38th anniversary of Operation Urgent Fury — the name given…

38 Years After the US Invasion of Grenada, People Ask “Where is the Body of Maurice Bishop?”

🇬🇩 This month marks the 38th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Grenada. Following the assassination of Maurice Bishop, Washington worked to dismantle the people's Revolution, led by the New Jewel Movement. Dr. Terence Marryshow: pic.twitter.com/87GbXfhIHw — Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) October 5, 2021 Dr. Terence Marryshow, who was Captain of the People's Revolutionary Army responsible…

Coards Untied!

Earl Bousquet Bernard Coard, the former deputy prime minister of Grenada, being taken away after being sentenced to death in 1982 Coard and Maurice Bishop first met in 1957, both aged 12 and grew up to be two young friends and politicians whose party, the New Jewel Movement (NJM) would 22 years later lead the country’s…

March 13: Grenadians Choosing Next Government on Revolution Day

Earl Bousquet The Gods would probably not have willed it. Or maybe they would have, but the day of the 39th Anniversary of the March 13th, 1979 Grenada Revolution is also being carved into history as the date of another historic event – an election to decide which of the multi-island state’s two major parties…

Grenada’s 1979 Revolution

Forever Remembered, Never to be Forgotten! Earl Bousquet The young revolutionaries of the 1979-83 era, at home and abroad, have all grown into advanced adulthood. It’s still quite uncertain why Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has again set March 13, the anniversary date of the 1979 Revolution led by Maurice Bishop, as the date for…

High Stakes for Grenada Election on Revolution’s Anniversary

The announcement of the March 13 election date on January 28 gave Grenadian voters and political parties only 45 days to prepare. Earl Bousquet Grenadians are getting ready to head to the polls in just six weeks. Voters have been registering to cast their ballots and a host of political parties have nominated candidates for…

What the Grenada Revolution Can Teach Us About People’s Power

Imperialism’s acts of aggression cannot serve as an excuse to not actualize the self-organization of the masses. Ajamu Nangwaya The collapse of the Grenadian Revolution on Oct. 19, 1983 should be carefully examined for the lessons that it might offer to organizers in the Caribbean who are currently organizing with the laboring classes. If the…