Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Over the last couple of weeks we have seen the brutalisation and open discrimination of the Palestinian people through the forced expulsions in Sheikh Jarrah, the storming of the Al-Aqsa mosque, and the bombing of the Gaza Strip that has killed at least 9 children. These actions are just the latest in Israel’s decades-old oppression of Palestinians. Israel has set out to control as much of the land of historic Palestine as possible and drive as many Palestinians from the land as it can through a process of settler colonialism.

CLS stands in solidarity with those Palestinians who are being forcibly displaced in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood. Palestinians have been thrown onto the streets, forced from their family homes in … Read on ...

Cultural Resistance – Effective Weapons Against Oppression

Caribbean Labour Solidarity Zoom Meeting – 2pm Sunday May 2nd


The two guests speakers for this meeting are the famous music personalities Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell and Roger Huddle. They will share their experience of how the state attempted to prevent the cultural expression of discriminated groups being manifested and how these groups used the very culture under attack as a weapon against oppression.

Dennis Bovell was not able to attend the meeting in person, but he gave Dennot Nyack an interview about the Burton 12, some of which was broadcast as part of the meeting. If you wish to view the whole interview, it is here on YouTube…

The Burton 12: On the 13th of October 1974, coming … Read on ...

Assistance Request for St Vincent and the Grenadines

Caribbean Labour Solidarity has received this appeal from the High Commission for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, UK. We would ask you to consider supporting this urgent appeal.

GoFundMe – https://gofund.me/90dbdc94

As you know the activities at the La Soufriere volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have become a matter of serious concern and that the Prime Minister issued an evacuation order for people living around the area of the volcano.  That order affected in excess of 20,000 people.  In less than 24 hours more than 2,000 people entered shelters provided by the Government.  This number will inevitably increase.  These shelters are schools, churches, community centres and hotels.

The evacuation process will increase depending on the intensity of … Read on ...

In Defence of UWI, its Vice Chancellor, and its Reparations Campaign – CLS Statement

You can support this statement here…

Caribbean Labour Solidarity notes the publication of the Report of the UWI Chancellor’s Commission on Governance of the UWI. In particular we note the proposals:
• To abolish the principal locations of democracy within the university such as the financial and general purposes committee.
• The creation of a university executive committee council, which will take charge of the administrative and executive work of the university. The new committee would be headed by the Chancellor of the university, which would mean that the Chancellor would assume the roles of both chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
• To install six advisory committees, to deal with critical issues relating to the university. The body of these … Read on ...