Saturday, February 17, 2007

Inside Handsworth 1970s images by Dr Vanley Burke

Dr Burke's work is of immense value for successive generations of the diaspora.


may the ancestors be pleased

napoleon murdered thousands

A French historian has caused uproar by claiming Napoleon provided the model for Hitler's by Roi Ankhkara Kwabena. (from www.socafm )


Final Solution with the slaughter of more than 100,000 Caribbean slaves.
In The Crime of Napoleon, Claude Ribbe accuses the emperor of genocide,gassing rebellious blacks more than a century before the Nazis'extermination of the Jews.
His accusations refer to the extreme methods used to put down a ferocious uprising in Haiti at the start of the 19th century. Then known as San Domingo, the colony was considered a jewel of the French empire andto save it troops launched a campaign to kill all blacks aged over 12.

ImageClaude Ribbe.
"In simple terms, Napoleon ordered the killing of as many blacks as possible in Haiti and Guadeloupe to be replaced by new, docile slaves fromAfrica," Ribbe said yesterday.
He said he had found accounts from officers who refused to take part inthe massacres, especially the use of sulphur dioxide to kill slaves held inships' holds.
His book is already provoking controversy prior to its publication onThursday. The newspaper France Soir juxtaposed images of Napoleon and Hitler yesterday before asking: "Did Napoleon invent the Final Solution?"
But in an editorial, it condemned the "inanity" of Ribbe's argument.Ribbe, 51, who is of French-Guadeloupe extraction, said he was unrepentant.

ImageNapoleon provided the model for Hitler's Final Solution.
"I want the French to know exactly what happened in that period," he said."As for the good things Napoleon did, that is irrelevant. Hitler developed the autobahns and inspired the Volkswagen; are we supposed to excuse him for his war crimes?"
Ribbe, who was recently appointed a human rights commissioner by the prime minister, Dominique de Villepin, added: "I was taught to think of
Napoleon as a superstar. To mention his crimes against humanity has been a taboo."

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

KEMI SEBA (African Liberation Day)

ancestors be pleased!

Condamnation de Kemi Seba Chartres 9-2-2007

This is a very serious matter!

Monday, February 12, 2007

global warming or the big freeze?

Sunday, February 11, 2007

well is carnival time again

may the ancestors be pleased as this festival albeit commercialised yet still holds a resonance of the ancient traditions of the Djed festival