Given the small size of Grenada – 133 sq. miles – population of 100,000 – and the lopsided and dependent economy that the British Empire had left on decolonisation, improving the economic performance of the country was always going to be an uphill struggle, with the only bonus being that the elimination of the previous government’s corruption gave an immediate boost to the exchequer.
The Gairy regime had left no database of statistics, indeed there was no mechanism for collecting any statistics. The only possibility for planning was the heavy involvement of the mass organisations, while opening the books to … Read on ...
40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRENADA REVOLUTION IN MARCH 1979
You can have a look at the videos of the evening here…
CELEBRATE THE STRUGGLES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE REVOLUTION’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S ORGANISATION &
TRIBUTE TO SISTER PHYLLIS COARD
Friday 1 March 2019
The Grenada NWO was led by Phyllis Coard who was tasked by Maurice Bishop, the leader of the Grenada Revolution, to build the organisation from scratch. Led by a team of outstanding women, over one-third of all Grenadian women joined more than one hundred NWO groups throughout the country.
In the short 4½ years of the Revo’ the … Read on ...
Saturday 16 Feb, 12noon -1.00pm
Walthamstow Market Square
Called by Waltham Forest Stand Up to Racism
“The law requires that we seek to deport foreign nationals who abuse our hospitality by committing crimes in the UK. This ensures we keep the public safe.”
This is how the Home Office justified the forcible deportation of black nationals to Jamaica last week. Anyone who lost a loved one in the Grenfell Tower will know how hollow are the words ‘keeping the public safe’. Cuts to public services, police, fire and emergency services have made us all less safe.
This racist … Read on ...
Join the Picket
12.30-14.00, Thursday Feb.7, Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AH.
The Bank of England is holding $1.3 billion worth of Venezuelan gold (31 tonnes) and is refusing to release it to Venezuela, in line with the UK government’s support for the illegal US ‘regime change’ agenda.
Join special guests including Chris Williamson MP at this lunchtime protest on Thursday to call for the Bank of England to give Venezuela back its gold!… Read on ...
The Stansted 15 are a group of concerned citizens who peacefully stopped a deportation flight to Nigeria and Ghana at Stansted airport on 28 March 2017.
They have now been convicted. The Stansted 15 expected to face retribution for their protest. They never expected to be found guilty of terrorism offences. But on Monday, the group became the first activists involved in a non-violent direct action protest to be convicted under laws that were formulated in response to the Lockerbie bombing.
The group had information of people meant to be on that flight, who would be put in extreme danger … Read on ...
SATURDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2018
12 noon BBC, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA
Hurricanes Irma and Maria signal the emergence of a new climate regime in the Caribbean. At no point in the historical records dating back to the 1880s have two category five storms struck the eastern Caribbean in a single year. The Caribbean is seeing repeated and prolonged droughts, an increase in the number of very hot days, intense rainfall events causing repeated localised flooding, and rising sea levels.
Caribbean economies are built on industries and sectors that are extremely sensitive to climate variations, such as tourism and agriculture. The ferocity of Irma and Maria brought devastation of catastrophic proportions. Without … Read on ...