Solidarity with our friend and comrade Diane Abbott

Caribbean Labour Solidarity stands in solidarity with our friend and comrade Diane Abbott. Diane has a record second to none in publicly opposing racism, antisemitism and xenophobia. We have stood beside her on demonstrations against racism and in defence of immigrant workers. We recall in particular her wholehearted support of the Stansted 15’s practical attempt to stop the illegal deportation of asylum seekers.

Whether you agree with the formulation of Diane’s letter to the Guardian or not, we must be clear that this is not the real issue at stake here. She has been suspended from the Labour Party for … Read on ...

Retrospective notes on the 1823 Demerara slave rebellion: 200 years after

Speaker: Nigel Westmaas

The Demerara rebellion of 1823 was an uprising involving more than 10,000 enslaved people that took place in the colony of Demerara-Essequibo (modern day Guyana)

Guyanese researcher and public scholar Nigel Westmaas is Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at Hamilton College, New York. He has published articles in journals and newspapers including “Resisting Orthodoxy: Notes on the Origins and Ideology of the Working People’s Alliance” in Small Axe journal; a chapter titled “An Organic Activist: Eusi Kwayana, Guyana and global Pan-Africanism” in the text Black Power in the Caribbean (University Press of Florida, 2014). … Read on ...

Haiti: Politics, society and development

This conversation explores the complex current political landscape of Haiti, examines the societal challenges faced by the Haitian people, and discusses how these challenges have affected the country’s development. In this conversation we aim to present Haiti’s realities on the ground from the voices of Haitians.