Category Archives: History

Facing Down Trump’s Demagoguery: Lessons From Weimar Germany

Facing Down Trump’s Demagoguery: Lessons From Weimar Germany

Friday, 22 July 2016 00:00By Charles Derber, Truthout | Op-Ed

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is not the first authoritarian demagogue who could take power and undermine constitutional government in the US or Europe. Right-wing authoritarian populists have often grabbed power during economic crises, particularly in Western societies suffering national decline and severe racial divisions or culture wars.

The classic example is Weimar Germany in the 1920s and early 1930s. The Nazis were one of many far-right movements in Weimar — and Hitler was only one of many hyper-nationalist demagogues stoking the flames of economic discontent and promising to restore Aryan racial supremacy and make Germany great again.    Continue reading

My name is Michael Caine … actor changes name due to ISIS

My name is Michael Caine … actor changes name due to ISIS

Frustrated by increased airport security checks, actor Maurice Micklewhite has decided to replace his birth name with his showbiz moniker for good

Michael Caine

Michael Caine

Friday 22 July 2016 – The Guardian

His name is – now officially – Michael Caine.  The legendary British actor, born Maurice Micklewhite, has legally changed his name to the showbiz moniker he adopted in 1954 because of the rise in airport security checks prompted by Islamic State.

“An airport security guard would say, ‘Hi, Michael Caine,’ and suddenly I’d give him a passport with a different name on it,” Caine said. “I could stand there for an hour. So I changed my name.”   Continue reading

Try these three Ridiculously Good Caribbean Rums

Try these three Ridiculously Good Caribbean Rums

 – JULY 19, 2016


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday July 19, 2016 – The origin of the word “rum” is uncertain.  Some say it’s derived from rumbullion said to mean “mutinous or insurrectionary”.  Some say it’s named after the oversized drinking glasses used by the crusaders of the time.

What is for certain is that rum is no longer the hot, hellish spirit it was once cast as. But it’s on every connoisseur’s bucket list of spirits to conquer.  And some Caribbean rums should be high on that list.       Continue reading

Guyana Census 2012 highlights decline in main ethnic populations

Guyana Census 2012 highlights decline in main ethnic populations


The Bureau of Statistics announced, on July 18, its publications of Compendiums One and Two further detailing the findings of the 2012 Census.

This recent publication, Compendium Two, was disseminated earlier this month. It provides further information about the country’s population composition in terms of Ethnicity, Age structure, Dependency Ratios & Religion.  

Additionally new information about the population trends such as national population size by Region and population growth patterns are also detailed in this latest publication.

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Published on Jul 16, 2016

A spanking new Umana Yana was handed over to the Ministry of Culture on Thursday. Jessica Daw was there and filed this report.

Why Brexit happened — and what to do next – by Alexander Betts – TED video

Why Brexit happened — and what to do next – TED video by Alexander Betts
We are embarrassingly unaware of how divided our societies are.
Brexit grew out of a deep, unexamined divide between those that fear globalization and those that embrace it, says social scientist Alexander Betts.
How do we now address that fear as well as growing disillusionment with the political establishment, while refusing to give in to xenophobia and nationalism?
Join Betts as he discusses four post-Brexit steps toward a more inclusive world.

“Jubilee Main Street, Georgetown” – by Francis Quamina Farrier + photos

“Jubilee Main Street, Georgetown” – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

Back in the 1970s, when on a visit to Guyana, the late President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania in East Africa, while addressing a gathering at a Welcome Reception in the Promenade Gardens in Georgetown, said that he planned to visit Main Street. That statement by the visiting president drew loud laughter from the gathering. The Honoured Guest responded with some anxiety, “It looks like I will have to go there in a hurry.” The laughter was even louder. Where-upon, someone whispered to President Nyerere the real reason why there was that uproar of laughter.

Back in those ‘innocent’ years of Guyana, there was the popular “Cambridge Hotel” on Main Street, in Georgetown, which had a very sordid and well-known reputation of being a high-class brothel. Those present at that august gathering, were allowing their naughty minds to imagine the Tanzanian President, desiring to be a client.   Continue reading

BREXIT, What next? – By Dr Paul Craig Roberts

Dr Paul Craig Roberts BREXIT, What next?

  • Paul Craig Roberts is a Former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury.
  • This is a must see video on the various outcomes from BREXIT, NATO and the European Union.

The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard

The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard – TED video

Published on Dec 22, 2014- View full lesson:…

Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade — which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas — stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of this massive historical injustice.

Brexit tremors continue – Commercial property values tumble – funds halted

Commercial property values tumble in London, Funds freeze – The Guardian


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