Cutlass 13

Cutlass Issue 13 is now available for download…

Articles on:

  • Glasgow University ‘benefited from slave trade profits’
  • US Invasion of Grenada ­ 35th Anniversary
  • Black Tudors:The Untold Story
  • Nicaragua in the Context of the Failed Coup
  • Pollution threatens the Caribbean
  • Justice for LGBT
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Latin America 2018

The Trump Presidency has overseen a worrying rise in US interventions in Latin America, with the blockade of Cuba being tightened, sanctions threatened on Nicaragua, and Trump pushing for military intervention in Venezuela. But the resurgent right-wing in Latin America is facing resistance, with the Left winning the Mexican election, and trade unionists and popular movements mobilising to defend social progress across the region. Come along to hear eyewitness accounts and get involved in standing up to Trump’s interventions in Latin America.

With contributions from over 50 campaigners, politicians,
trade unionists and academics from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil,
Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela and
the UK.… Read on ...

The Committee for Human Rights in Grenada

Press Release

On October 25th 2018 it will be thirty-five years since the USA and allies invaded the Caribbean island of Grenada, a Commonwealth country with a British Governor General, without the knowledge and against the wishes of the British Government.
Documents recently released under the thirty-year rule show conclusively that the justifications put forward by the United States Government to justify the invasion of this Caribbean island were false and bring into serious question whether the invasion was legal under international law.
The justifications given at the time by the US Government to justify the invasion were: –
1. That the request for intervention had been made by the then Governor General of the island, Sir Paul Scoon,
2.… Read on ...

September CLS meeting – The Life of Mona Baptiste

CLS Meeting, Sunday 2nd September  at 12 noon till 2pm

David Horsley will give a talk, illustrated by film clips and music, about the life of the singer and actress Mona Baptiste from Trinidad. Arriving on the Empire Windrush, she had an extensive career in both Britain and Germany,  with such hits as Calypso Blues, Stormy Weather and Heut’ liegt was in der Luft. Let us celebrate the talent of this great Caribbean performer.

Islington Pensioners Forum
1A Providence Court,
Providence Place,
London N1 0RN

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Socialist bookshop calls for solidarity following Nazi attack

Bookmarks bookshop in Bloomsbury, central London, has called on supporters to attend a solidarity event following an attack by far right thugs.
Twelve men invaded the shop last Saturday, destroying displays, wrecking books and chanting Alt-right slogans. One was wearing a Donald Trump mask.
Since the attack Bookmarks the socialist bookshop has received messages of support from leading figures in the trade union and labour movements and thousands of activists from around the world.
Those tweeting their support include singer and activist Billy Bragg, Rupa Huq MP, historian Louise Raw and Guardian columnist Owen Jones.
David Lammy MP tweeted: “The normalisation of far right politics is already leading to chaos and vandalism on our streets.… Read on ...

Healing Africa – the Havana Prescription

A Eureka Films production directed by Tom Fawthrop

To be shown at the next Caribbean Labour Solidarity meeting from 12 noon to 2pm on Sunday 5th August
Islington Pensioners Forum
1A Providence Court,
Providence Place,
London N1 0RN

This film is about Cuba’s special relationship with Africa and how Nelson Mandela appealed to Fidel Castro to replace the exodus of doctors during the post -apartheid era with Cuban doctors who would serve the ideals of a new South Africa

The director Tom Fawthrop will present his documentary with forum to follow

The South African people have just celebrated that 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela on July 17th.… Read on ...

Cutlass 12

The Windrush Scandal is Not Over Yet

The government response to the scandal over the treatment of immigrants from the Caribbean has been a shambles.
The campaign for justice must go on.
Special issue of Cutlass can be downloaded here…Read on ...