Book Launch: Sir Robert Geffrye and the Business of Slavery

Friday, 10 June 2022 – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (London time)
Bookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QE

Speaker: Steve Cushion (author of Sir Robert Geffrye and the Business of Slavery) with Brian Richardson

1 x Donation of £2 on door: wine and juice provided.

Labour Historian Steve Cushion (Socialist History Society and Caribbean Labour Solidarity) will be speaking on his pamphlet “Sir Robert Geffrye and the Business of Slavery” published by Hackney Stand Up to Racism (HSUTR) and Caribbean Labour Solidarity.

Steve’s pamphlet has been produced as a general education tool about the involvement of the British establishment in the North Atlantic Slave Trade. It also is a specific resource for the #GeffryeMustFall campaign.… Read on ...

The Continued Dream for a West Indian Federation

CLS Zoom meeting Sunday 5th June 

Speaker: Ozzi Warwick, Chief Education and Research Officer of the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) of Trinidad and Tobago

There has always been a dream of West Indian Federation. A brief scan of the political history of the region will reveal the ever-present, either in loud voices or in hushed tones, the idea of the West Indian Federation. In presenting the case for a West Indian Federation we can do so by looking at the various class interests that made previous attempts difficult if not impossible. However, when we consider the failure of global capitalism, the broken promises of neoliberalism and the existential threat of the climate crisis, it may very well be Read on ...

Statement from “Operation Safe Space” on the Government Industrial School in Barbados

I started serving as the deputy chair of the Government Industrial School in Barbados (called the GIS), on the appointment of the Governor General and at the pleasure of the Minister responsible for reformatory schools on August 1, 2018. I must admit that although by that time I had been working with women and girls’ advocacy for just about 18 years I did not know much about the school. Every child who grows up in Barbados will get a threat or two about being sent to the school for being ‘own way’ but the truth is not many people who grow up in middle or upper class Barbados will ever interact with the institution.

The Government Industrial School was opened … Read on ...