In Defence of UWI, its Vice Chancellor, and its Reparations Campaign

CLS Public zoom meeting Sunday 4th April

David Comissiong, Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM
Another chance to watch the video

Our esteemed colleague David Commissiong, Barbados’ ambassador to CARICOM, will speak on reparations, and current issues affecting the University of the West Indies (UWI).

In solidarity with our colleagues at the University of the West Indies (UWI), we are putting on this event, to discuss the recent failure by the UWI Council, to offer immediate reappointment of current Vice-Chancellor; Professor Sir Hillary Beckles, who is also Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC),.

One of the catalysts for the conversation on UWI, was the previous report from the university, on its governance strategy, to which our colleagues and comrades at … Read on ...

Covid 19 – a CLS public meeting

A Caribbean Labour Solidarity meeting to discuss the effects and political implications of the Covid 19 public health emergency.
Sunday 7 February 2021 at 2pm London time

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Some links mentioned in the meeting:

Meeting Agenda

  1. Report from Jamaica by Paul Ward
  2. Dr. Wayne Mitchell – Senior Teaching Fellow, of the Department of Immunology and Inflammation, at Imperial College London, Dr. Donald Palmer, Associate Professor of Immunology at the Royal Veterinary College and Dr. William Ackah, who is the Senior Lecturer in Black and Community Geographies at Birkbeck, University of London.
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Oil and the betrayal of Guyana’s working people

CLS Zoom Meeting – 2pm Sunday 10 January 2021
Watch the recording below

Melinda Janki is an international lawyer and an attorney-at-law in Guyana. A former oil lawyer she has been an outspoken critic of Guyana’s  deal with ExxonMobil and the danger it poses to the Guyanese people. Melinda was legal counsel on a recent court case successfully cutting down Exxon’s environmental permits from 20+ years to 5 years.… Read on ...

CLS meeting – Inside the Witch Hunt

Sunday 6th December at 2pm
This will be an on-line zoom meeting.
Admission free, but you will have to register in advance.

Jacqueline Walker will lead a discussion on the accusations of antisemitism being levelled against Jeremy Corbyn, former leader of the British Labour Party.

Jacqueline Walker  is a British political activist and writer. She has been a teacher and anti-racism trainer. She is the author of an award winning family memoir, Pilgrim State, the co-writer and performer of a one-woman show, The Lynching and co producer of the film Witchhunt
 She held the roles of Vice-Chair of South Thanet Constituency Labour Party and Vice-Chair of Momentum before being suspended and ultimately expelled from the
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