David Denny – Haiti and Barbados

A statement from David Denny, Executive Member for the Barbados Industral and General Workers Union and the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration on the situation in Haiti and the recent controversy over the Government of Barbados proposing to purchase land from Richard Drax.

Drax and Reparations – his constituents speak out

Lynne Hubbard, Co-Chair of Stand Up To Racism Dorset speaking at a CLS meeting

Dorset tells Drax – no more profits from slavery

Is Dorset MP Richard Drax about to add to his vast fortune with millions of pounds from sale of land on a former slave plantation? A storm of protest in Barbados has forced the Barbadian government to put on hold plans to buy part of his Drax Hall estate – a deal which would have brought Richard Drax over £3 million.

Stand Up To Racism Dorset joins campaigners in the Caribbean who demand that ownership of the … Read on ...

The Sale of Drax Hall Plantation

The decision by the Government of Barbados to buy the land of the Drax Hall Estate from Richard Drax MP was very disappointing. The Drax family, who have owned land in Barbados since 1627, grew wealthy on the unpaid labour of 200 enslaved Africans for over two centuries. Those unpaid wages, at today’s prices, amount to £1.5 billion and, add to that, £4,293 12s 6d paid to John Sawbridge Earle-Drax as compensation for the loss of his human property when enslavement was abolished in 1838, worth about £5 million today. The £3 million offered by the Barbados government can therefore Read on ...

The Drax Family Dynasty and the Business of Slavery

Why Reparations For African Enslavement is a Trade Union Issue
by Steve Cushion

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David Olusoga said:

“The Drax family are one of the few who were pioneers in the early stages of the British slave economy back in the 17th century and, generations later, still owned plantations and enslaved people at the end of British slavery in the 1830s … the Drax dynasty were able to generate extraordinary wealth through the cultivation of sugar by enslaved Africans”

Barbados MP and Special Envoy on Reparations and Economic Enfranchisement Trevor Prescod is asking that Sir Richard Drax return Drax … Read on ...