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Re: Slavery reparations

Postby Gils » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:21 am

I'm yet to see a list of the claimants historical references, maybe I'm looking in the wrong place's.

African skeletal remains dating back to 1250 AD were found in Hulls Bay, US Virgin Islands in 1974 which, without stressing the point, has significant implications for conventional world history. So I'm still skeptical as to weather an African presence in the new world 240 years before Columbus fits into Beckles & dem narrative. .

https://news.google.com/newspapers"
nid=757&dat=19770613&id=Jb1OAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4K0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=6418%2C1402741&hl=enn"

http://stcroixarchaeology.org/files/Hul ... _Angel.pdf"
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Re: Slavery reparations

Postby Gils » Fri May 13, 2016 4:41 pm

Meanwhile, the french have cancelled Haiti's 191 year debt, Ironically just as BWICBC BL's rejoice BCCI's refusal to pursue their claim fro damages any further.

http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2015/05/10/ ... itis-debt/

Donna Harewood wrote in the comments - May 11, 2015 at 10:52 am " There was never any debt to France for him to cancel. " Oh the irony :geek:
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Re: Slavery reparations

Postby mikesiva » Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:33 am

Gils wrote:Meanwhile, the french have cancelled Haiti's 191 year debt, Ironically just as BWICBC BL's rejoice BCCI's refusal to pursue their claim fro damages any further.

http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2015/05/10/ ... itis-debt/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Donna Harewood wrote in the comments - May 11, 2015 at 10:52 am " There was never any debt to France for him to cancel. " Oh the irony :geek:

Aristide was deposed by the US shortly after he called on France to pay back the reparations....

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... -democracy

'Haitians have been ready for democracy for many decades. They were ready when they got massacred at polling stations, trying to vote in 1987, after the fall of the murderous Duvalier dictatorship. They were ready again in 1990, when they voted by a two-thirds majority for the leftist Catholic priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide, only to see him overthrown seven months later in a military coup. The coup was later found to have been organized by people paid by the United States Central Intelligence Agency. Haitians were ready again, in 2000, when they elected Aristide a second time with 90% of the vote. But Washington would not accept the results of that election either, so it organized a cut-off of international aid to the government and poured millions into the opposition. As Paul Farmer (Bill Clinton's deputy special envoy of the UN to Haiti) testified to the US Congress in 2010: "Choking off assistance for development and for the provision of basic services also choked off oxygen to the government, which was the intention all along: to dislodge the Aristide administration." In 2004, Aristide was whisked away in one of those planes that the US government has used for "extraordinary rendition", and taken involuntarily to the Central African Republic....The US government has spent millions, possibly tens of millions, of dollars trying to railroad Haiti's former president. On behalf of US taxpayers, we could use a congressional inquiry into this abuse of our tax dollars. It also erodes what we have left of an independent judiciary to have federal courts in Florida used as an instrument of foreign policy skullduggery.'
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Re: Slavery reparations

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Re: Slavery reparations

Postby mikesiva » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:40 am

Did you go to this, MGL? My wife was sending out invites to various high commissions for this....
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Re: Slavery reparations

Postby mikesiva » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:25 am

Almost completely ignored by the modern world, this month marks the 500th anniversary of one of history’s most tragic and significant events – the birth of the Africa to America transatlantic slave trade. New discoveries are now revealing the details of the trade’s first horrific voyages.

Exactly five centuries ago – on 18 August 1518 (28 August 1518, if they had been using our modern Gregorian calendar) – the King of Spain, Charles I, issued a charter authorising the transportation of slaves direct from Africa to the Americas. Up until that point (since at least 1510), African slaves had usually been transported to Spain or Portugal and had then been transhipped to the Caribbean.

Charles’s decision to create a direct, more economically viable Africa to America slave trade fundamentally changed the nature and scale of this terrible human trafficking industry. Over the subsequent 350 years, at least 10.7 million black Africans were transported between the two continents. A further 1.8 million died en route.

This month’s quincentenary is of a tragic event that caused untold suffering and still today leaves a legacy of poverty, racism, inequality and elite wealth across four continents. But it also quite literally changed the world and still geopolitically, socially, economically and culturally continues to shape it even today – and yet the anniversary has been almost completely ignored.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 94546.html
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Re: Slavery reparations

Postby mikesiva » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:17 am

Sir Geoff Palmer, Scotland’s first black professor, has welcomed a groundbreaking report into how Glasgow University benefited from the proceeds of slavery. He said it posed “uncomfortable questions” for British society as a whole and called on institutions that had profited from the slave trade to make amends.

The report, published last week by Glasgow University, is based on more than two years of research and reveals that the institution benefited directly from the slave trade in Africa and the Caribbean in the 18th and 19th centuries to the tune of almost £200m in today’s money.

The university has now launched a wide-ranging and ambitious “reparative justice programme”. Ironically, the university was at the forefront of the movement in the 19th century to abolish slavery. It will now create a centre for the study of slavery and a memorial or tribute in the name of the enslaved. It is also working to establish ties with the University of the West Indies.

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