Jovenel Moïse Assassination

Press Release from our friends in the Haiti Support Group:
Jovenel Moïse Assassination

The Haiti Support Group is shocked and saddened to learn of the assassination of Jovenel Moïse at his private residence in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The latest reports confirm that his wife Martine Moïse remains in a critical condition, having been airlifted to Florida for treatment yesterday. You can watch our interview with SKY as this news broke here.

Moïse was not president-elect and continued to cling onto power despite his term having expired in February this year. He had been ruling Haiti by decree since 2018.

For years, our partners in Haiti have warned of the steady erosion of civil rights in Haiti, … Read on ...

CLS Meeting 4th July – Solidarity with Haiti

San jistis pa gen lapè

Speaker Shodona Kettle Chair of the Haiti Support Group

Ayiti, The Pearl of the Antilles, famed for the 1791-1803 Revolution, abolition of the enslavement of Africans and their descendants on the island, and resistance of its people, is in a social, political, and economic bind.
In this presentation, I aim to shed light on the historical context that has led to contemporary events in Haitian politics and society. Further, thanks to conversations with Haitian civil society actors on the ground, I will introduce thoughts on the different ways in which the international and transnational community can work in concert with Haitians to bring about true democratic and social change.

Shodona Kettle is the current … Read on ...

Remembering Dr Walter Rodney

Guest Speaker: Professor Richard Drayton of Kings College, University of London

Born in Guyana, he went to school in Barbados, and was later educated at Harvard, Yale and Oxford. He has taught at Oxford, Virginia, Cambridge and since 2009 at Kings College London, where he is Professor of Imperial and Global History.

He is a leading international figure in the fields of Imperial and Global History, and has held visiting appointments at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Harvard University, the Advanced Research Collaborative of the City University of New York, Ludwig Maximilian University and All Souls College, Oxford.

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 ...