Cutlass issue 10

Issue number 10 of Cutlass, the bulletin of Caribbean Labour Solidarity is now available to download from here…

Articles on:

  • Bauxite mining in the Cockpit Country
  • Zones of Special Operations in Jamaica
  • The colonial status of Puerto Rico
  • Climate change, imperialism and justice for the Caribbean
  • The UWI Centre for Reparation Research
  • Domestic violence in the Americas

China and the Caribbean

A Lesson from History?
China has been steadily increasing its economic involvement in the Caribbean region. Is this a positive or a negative development? Is this imperialism? We feel that there is a need to start a discussion on these developments. Dennis Bartholomew will start that discussion at the meeting, but we shall welcome your views.

CLS Meeting, Sunday November 5th at 12 noon till 2pm

Islington Pensioners Forum
1A Providence Court,
Providence Place,
London N1 0RN

No justice, no peace – will ZOSO have any long-term effect?

In a 2016 update, INDECOM boss, Terrence Williams, usefully invokes Peter Tosh – “I don’t want no peace; I want equal rights and justice” . Rather than an ephemeral “peace” that comes from oppressive and arbitrary state agents, the solution to crime must be justice, says Williams. But what hope when ‘the Ministry of Justice has for 2016-17 been allocated just over $6 billion. The Ministry of National Security received almost 10 times that amount’.

ZOSO may lead temporarily to more a peaceful Mount Salem in St. James as the guns move elsewhere, but the root of the problem will remain, that is injustice in its wider social and economic (not just legal) sense. Since independence1962, Jamaica has achieved a … Read on ...