Posts tagged: Slave



The Keynesian Monopoly Over Life and Income

'By Michael Greaney; director of research at http://www.cesj.org'

The financial industry is becoming extremely worried that consumers will not be able to borrow enough money to keep what's left of the economy running. According to a Reuters news report released this morning, Monday, December 1, ...

Open brief aan Bijleveld

Voor een buitenstaander die de Antillen niet kent doet u het niet slecht. U zult inmiddels wel hebben gemerkt dat er veel ‘reverse discrimination’ is in de Antillen, vooral in Curaçao. Maar ook in Bonaire. Dit slaat nergens op en is moreel volstrekt onjuist, maar het is een feit. Men scheert gerust ...

Hoe duur was de suiker?

“Hoe duur was de suiker?” is het meest gelezen Surinaamse boek in Nederland en het meest gelezen boek in Suriname. Debuutroman van Cynthia McLeod, verscheen in 1987 en sloeg in als een bom. Eerste historische roman over de slaventijd in Suriname.


Cynthia McLeod, schrijfster van
‘Hoe duur was de ...

Conversation with Joshua Spanner

Joshua Spanner is a member of the Democratic Party and from time to time he seeks publicity to criticize his party and the Government. Some people on Statia call him “The Freedom Fighter”. He’s an independent man, with strong ideas about politics. We talked about his youth, black awareness, the ...

Solidarism, Interfaith Spirituality & Ecology

What is interfaith spirituality?

The definition of the Center for Economic & Social Justice (‘CESJ' ) is as good as any:

‘There is a Source of all creation and of all universal and absolute values such as Truth, Love and Justice, which represent the ultimate ends of human actions. Many people call ...

ALBERT [E = MC2] EINSTEIN’S GOD

Often when asked if he were religious, Albert Einstein gave this answer, “I’m not an atheist. I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist [one who believes the existing universe is God; or one who believes in the worship of all gods]”. What he did believe, it seems, is that nature followed laws ...

De surinamers op Statia

“Aja, die Surinamers op Statia! Ze komen hier alleen maar omdat ze een Nederlands paspoort willen!”

Laat ze maar praten, bij de viering van 70 jaar Antillen op Fort Oranje, donderdag 10 april, liet de Surinaamse gemeenschap zijn ware gezicht zien. In Nederland kennen we het al, maar om hier op ...

Jamaica’s Crime & Failing Capitalism and Socialism

Jamaica's poor have been left to the mercy of violent criminal gangs, Amnesty International says in a new report.  The human rights group said inner-city Jamaicans were being "held hostage" in the battle between gangs and the state. Amnesty said Jamaican authorities had stigmatized and "wilfully ...

Waarom Arco in 4 talen?

We hebben in de Antillen al veel teveel tijd verdaan. Een land wordt niet opgebouwd met kletsen. Het wordt opge-bouwd met plannen, organiseren en werken. En leren (studeren).

Spaanstalig continent
Wij liggen in een continent waar veel Spaans gesproken wordt. Voor handels-contacten en toerisme ...

Pamflet bewijs je gelijk

Door: D. Denker
Het is alweer een tijdje geleden, dat de kooplui van de Verenigde Provincies logistieke voorzieningen voor hun West Indische koopvaardij nodig hadden. De opvarenden van de WIC schepen moesten aangesterkt worden, het gejatte zout uit Venezuela moest in veiligheid gebracht worden en ...

Economische vs. Sociale rechtvaardigheid

Er is veel geschreven over sociale rechtvaardigheid, ook in juridische kringen. Het betekent niet: ‘iedereen evenveel’. Dat weten we. Maar wat betekent het wel? Daarover bestaat geen duidelijkheid. ‘Elk het beste?’; betekent het dat? Dat is geen slecht uitgangspunt. Het ‘beste’ hoeft immers niet ...

TRANS-BLOGGING the World

It’s happening right now, under our very eyes. We’re trans-blogging the world! A huge transformation is taking place. And the pace is accelerating all the time as new technologies become available. Before long, our lives will be half-virtual, half-real. The blogo-sphere will be the mainstream ...

Second Race for the North Pole

‘Canada has said it will build two military facilities in the far north in a bid to assert its sovereignty over the contested Arctic region’, the BBC Internet recently reported. Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement during a tour of Canada's northern territories. It comes as a Danish ...

Human Rights in the Caribbean

Seen our history, we should be the world champions of human rights. But we’re not. Far form it. Of course, we can blame slavery. We can claim that slavery has blunted our humanity, therefore we cannot be human anymore. Those who argue this way never fail to blame the white people for all our ...

Perspective

‘In 1492 America discovered Columbus and colonialism'. This phrase was very popular during the sixties to give history a different perspective. Instead of a hero, Columbus is depicted as a villain. Even his Spanish surname (‘Colón') begins with the first 5 letters of ‘colonialism'. America could ...

Neo-con indeed a Neo con!

We have been criticized for calling the Neo-cons ‘fascists’. Fascism is too harsh a word. Well, we listen to our critics sometimes. We agree. The now prevalent political ideology in the US (the land of the free of all places!!!) is indeed not the same as Fascism. It looks like it, but there are ...

The Migration Question as Shameful as Slavery

The world is in deep crisis. We fight wars ‘for freedom’, but at the same time freedom is undermined as much from within as from without. One wonders whether the US will survive the assault on democracy from the Bush administration. We need drastic solutions, if we are to get out of this mess. The ...

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