Saturday, November 05, 2005

Indigenous fate

As the Fourth Summit of the Americas comes to a close in Argentina...

One wonders if the targets and planned outcomes of this conference have been met...As the streets are cleared of the debris from the peaceful followed by violent protests...

While the politicians (popular & unpopular) return to their enclaves, the message of the thousands peacefully demonstrating against a free trade scheme was loud and clear...
Will the promised eradication of poverty, provision of health care, employment and better living conditions be met by the plans put in train by the bureaucrats?

One wonders as the INDIGENOUS peoples from all over the Americas still confront Racism. Poverty, victimisation, degrading of their homesteads... PLUS untoward mammoth Earth Changes...

Has anybody raised the issue of infant mortality...The drug trade...Slavery...Illegal gold, diamond, uranium, bauxite, tin or copper mining.. plus the unabated logging that denudes the largest rainforest???

May the ancesors be pleased as we acknowledge our way of measuring time,

Friday, November 04, 2005

Sadness of ITOPI

Sadness reigns today across the land that should have celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the Coronation of H.I.M.

Did anybody read the message or understand the legacy of the message before the League of Nations (1936) the formation of which H.I.M. was a direct influence/initiator?

For the sake of HUMANITY...may those directly responsible exercise some restrain from the violence.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

RASTAFARI Coronation 1930

The 2nd November 1930 was the date of the auspicious Coronation of 38 year old Ethiopian Prince Ras Negas Tafari as Emperor of Ethiopia.

Rastafarians and others across the diaspora celebrate this historic occasion that impacts till this day on the yearning of Afrikans internationally.

Further, the words of His Imperial Majesty's plea for assistance (in the face of ITALIAN AGGRESSION) at the now defunct League of Nations ( as also immortalised in song by Hon. Bob Marley) rings true till TODAY as well.

"It is us today. It will be you tomorrow."

"Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and totally discredited and abandoned......"


( HIM Selassie Geneva, Switzerland, June 30, 1936)

May the ancestors be please with the efforts of H.I.M.

eid mubarak

With the sighting of the new moon of millions of Muslims across the planet will be ending their RAMADAN fast today in commemoration of EID IL FITR.

light over darkness

Millions of Hindus and others are celebrating the victory of LIGHT over Darkness as illustraed above by the lighted DEYA as the Hindu festival of DIVALI was recently celebrated.

Among the main deities offered supplications are

LAKSHMI : provider of wealth and protection to the family and home

GANESH: Lord of Knowledge, remover of obstacles, embodiment of success and wisdom,

as LONG AS- my latest publication

Readers be informed that my latest book is now available internationally.

Selected new poetry by Caribbean Poet and writer Dr Roi Kwabena. Introduced by Lennox Raphael and an Afterword by Dr Eric Doumerc. Includes selected translated poems in Hungarian, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, German, Turkish & Greek.
Happy and incisive reading.