Saturday, April 29, 2006

indigenous achievements

"La Gran Marcha"
700,000 marched & rallied Los Angeles- March 25th
1st May 2006-USA
calls for "No School - No Work - No Purchases"
-MAY DAY 2006 -
Born Trinidad
Feminist, black nationalist, political activist,
community leader, communist and journalist
Founder: Nottinghill Carnival.
Buried next to Karl Marx in a North London, England cemetery.
On Jan. 24, 1951, Claudia Jones, Elizibeth Flynn and Betty Gannett
were incarcerated in Alderson Women's Federal Prison in West Virginia.
1781 - 1820
born in Jamaica
Labour Movement activist
On 28th April 1820, William Davidson was found guilty of high treason and sentenced to death, charged with plotting to murder government officials. His beheading at Newgate Prison was England's last public decapitation.

may the ancestors be pleased

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

female wings in winds of Change

the hands that rock the cradle...

"The women of today are the thoughts of their mothers and grandmothers, embodied, and made alive. They are active, capable, determined and bound to win. They have one thousand generations back of them ... Millions of women, dead and gone are speaking through us today. "

Matilda Joslyn Gage editor:
National Citizen and Ballot Box- 1889

"In tribute to a phenomena sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean...precipitated by extraordinary circumstances catapulting female leaders into power..... "
Roi Kwabena

Recently elected in Chile: Her Excellency Michelle Bachelet.

In Jamaica we have seen the rise of the new Political leader of the ruling People's National Party's and now Prime Minister Hon. Portia Simpson Miller.

In Trinidad & Tobago, another historic moment as the Opposition party-United National Congress yesterday selected a woman to lead , as a result of the incarceration of their Opposition leader and former Prime Minister Hon. Basdeo Panday.

She is Opposition MP Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

As Attorney General she was Second in the Cabinet, 1996-99 Minister of Legal Affairs, 1999-2001 Minister of Education. She became the first woman ever in the country to act for the Prime Minister in September 2000 . In 2001 she was again appointed Attorney General, before the UNC regime rule was supplanted by a stalemate elections result.

the ancestors are manifesting the power of our mothers
who have strove over many centuries

Monday, April 24, 2006

Panday's dream

Basdeo Panday as PM of T'dad & T'bago addressing UN

"...i too have a dream that one day all our citizens will be treated equally and equitably. To achieve that dream I will undergo any sacrifice, even sleep with the devil's father, and that is God. In my Father's kingdom there are many mansions. There is room for everyone...."
Basdeo Panday
Imprisoned Leader of the Opposition
-Republic of Trinidad & Tobago