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 ...

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

Our Twitter account is

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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