CLS Meeting, Sunday on 1st July, noon till 2pm
Senator Andre Lewis, President of the Trades Union Congress of the Island of Grenada will be our guest speaker at the AGM. He will be speaking about the problems facing trade unionists in the Caribbean and will doubtless have something to say about the “Windrush Scandal”. This is an important international visitor, so it would be good to have a larger than usual turnout for our distinguished guest.
We shall also be electing our officers and committee – this would be a very good time to renew your membership if you have not done so already
Islington Pensioners Forum
1A Providence Court,
London N1 0RN… Read on ...
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 global action, it is predicted that by the end of the current century the Caribbean region will warm a further 2-3oC over the 1oC already seen in the last century.… Read on ...
Dr Francisco Dominguez will report on his observing the recent elections in Venezuela.
And Luke Daniels reporting on the recent Reparations Conference held in Venezuela.
Advance Notice of the CLS AGM on July 1st
- Caribbean Labour Solidarity meets from 12 noon to 2pm on the first Sunday in the month at
- Islington Pensioners Forum
1A Providence Court,
London N1 0RN
You may wish to add your name to the statement below.
Emails to: michaelKalmanovitz@gmail.com or email@example.com
Statement on Gaza 15 May 2018
While the Conservative government continues to arm Israel and some in the Labour Party continue to debate whether or how harshly Israel can be criticised, Palestinians are being massacred with impunity in full view of an often complicit media.
Since Gazans launched their peaceful Long March of Return on 30 March, culminating on the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the catastrophe, 15 May 2018, over 100 unarmed Palestinians have been murdered (about 60 on the day that Trump moved the US embassy to Jerusalem), including children, and thousands more wounded and maimed by Israeli snipers using illegal dumdum bullets which expand after entering the body.… Read on ...
Caribbean history and culture will be interpreted through music when acclaimed Jazz trumpeter Etienne Charles returns to London on June 3.
The Trinidadian musician, who has played for sold out audiences in his homeland as well as in Japan and the US, will take his London audience on a musical journey to discover and appreciate the cultural roots of the Caribbean.
Charles last played in London in 2012. Since then, he has released five albums – Kaiso, Creole Soul, Creole Christmas, San Jose Suite and Carnival, the Sound of a People.
He is eagerly awaiting his return.
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“When I think of London, I think of the significant contributions of some great pioneers from our shores here in the West Indies: people like Lord Kitchener, Mighty Terror, Edric Connor, Russ Henderson, Fitzroy Coleman, Rupert Nurse, Sterling Betancourt, Boscoe Holder, VS Naipaul, Errol Ince, Shake Keane, Cy Grant and so many others.
Read the Article in the Morning Star…
Bringing together all those facing a ‘hostile environment’ from the Home Office
7pm, Thursday 31 May
UNITE the Union, 33-37 Moreland St., EC1V 8BB
Angel Fully wheelchair accessible
- Windrush generation families from the Caribbean and other Commonwealth countries
- People seeking asylum from wars, dictatorships, ecological devastation and hunger
- EU nationals threatened by Brexit
- Ian Macdonald QC, leading barrister in immigration and human rights law
The Windrush scandal has finally exposed to the public the truth about what deportation means for people’s lives, and the public is outraged.
Commonwealth citizens from the Caribbean and other countries, invited by the government to help rebuild war-torn Britain, have been separated from loved ones, lost jobs, homes, refused healthcare, pensions and rights after living in the UK most or all of their lives.… Read on ...
The next CLS meeting will be on Sunday May 6th at 12 noon
HEROINES OF THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION: Tales of Victory and Valour by: Christine Ru Pert-em-Hru.
In her newly published work (after many years of research into the history of Ayiti/Haiti, its people and the revolution of 1804), Christine Ru Pert-em-Hru presents a compelling story outlining the magnificent contributions which the African women of Haiti made in order to make it the first African country outside the continent to take back its freedom from the western European superpowers of that time.
Windrush – What next!
A discussion on where we go from here to ensure that there is a Full Amnesty, that those who have been deported be brought back immediately at no cost to themselves, that those denied the right of return, or denied medical treatment, or lost their jobs, homes or pension rights, be given full reinstatement and compensation.… Read on ...
The Home Secretary’s statement in Parliament yesterday is good as far as it goes. She promises:
- A new taskforce dedicated to helping those affected
- Plans to work with departments across government to gather evidence on behalf of immigrants – documentation for every year is usually expected, such as bank statements or payslips
- A pledge that all cases will be resolved in two weeks
- All fees for new documentation waived so people are not “out of pocket” – normally £229
- A new website will be set up with information and a direct contact point
This is the very least they could do.… Read on ...