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I am Racist and (If You’re White) You Probably Are, Too – by Steven Singer

Published on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by Common Dreams

I am Racist and (If You’re White) You Probably Are, Too

by Steven Singer   – Comments

I am a white man.   I am racist.

But that’s kind of redundant.

It’s like saying, “I am a fish, and I am soaking wet.

In some ways, I can’t help it. I don’t even notice it. I live my life immersed in a world of white privilege that most of the time I frankly can’t even see.

That doesn’t excuse me. It doesn’t mean I should just shrug and say, “What are you gonna’ do?”

But it does mean that the first step in removing that racism – in undoing the systematic subjugation of people of color – is recognizing my own culpability in that system.     Continue reading

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 31 July 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 31 July 2015

  • UN team for Guyana /Venezuela issues
  • Gov’t says no witch hunt
  • Autonomy for some agencies
  • Dollars for Emancipation celebrations
  • Human traffickers will be pursued
  • Another shooting leaves a man dead
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News Videos:   Continue reading

GUYANA- Latest News – 31 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA- Latest News – 31 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

GUYANA – Capitol TV News – 30 July 2015

GUYANA – Capitol TV News – 30 July 2015

  • Former Health Minister appear in Court
  • Maritime Internal Waters and River Closing Baselines
  • Small businesses in focus
  • Change some Members of Parliament; opposition urged
  • PPP Government’s abuse of state funds continues to be uncovered
  • Close shave for senior citizen
  • Investigation underway into maternal death
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV News videos:-

Former Health Minister appear in Court

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 02:09 PM PDT

Internal Waters and River Closing Baselines

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 02:08 PM PDT

Small businesses in focus

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 02:07 PM PDT

Change some Members of Parliament; opposition urged

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 02:06 PM PDT

PPP Government’s abuse of state funds continues to be uncovered

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 02:05 PM PDT

Close shave for senior citizen

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 02:04 PM PDT

Investigation underway into maternal death

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 02:03 PM PDT

Sports

Posted: 30 Jul 2015 02:00 PM PDT

SEAN HINDS – by Ralph Ramkarran – Commentary

SEAN HINDS – Posted on July 25, 2015  – by Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Sean Hinds comes out of the dark and dangerous recesses of our recent history. In the relating of events of that era, he cleverly ensures that the confessions that he makes stop short of implicating him in any criminal activity, save that his admission that he was contracted to kill Ronald Waddell may point to involvement in a conspiracy to commit a crime. That admission is a matter for the Police.

Sean Hinds emerged against a background of seething political convulsions, which started immediately after the 1992 general elections, subsided, resumed after the 1997 general elections, subsided, then resumed again after the 2001 general elections. Continue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – 30 July 2015 – Demerara Waves – [8 articles]

    GUYANA – Latest News – 30 July 2015 – Demerara Waves  [8 articles]

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 29 June 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 29 June 2015

  • Former Minister appears in court for larceny of state property
  • Reduced tolls for Berbice bridge soon
  • Another former Minister – Bheri Ramsaran– to appear in court
  • Opposition still to take up seats in Parliament
  • Government functionaries to come under scrutiny
  • Police again on the radar for abuse
  • Rodney Commission wrapping up continues
  • Sports

Click links below to view the TV news Videos:-  Continue reading

Asian wood companies told to start value added production or face contract termination

Asian wood companies told to start value added production or face contract termination

Governance Minister Raphael Trotman

Raphael Trotman

[29 July 2015 – Demerara Waves – Written by  ]

Bai Shan Lin Forest Development Inc. and Vaitarna Holdings Private Inc. will have their contracts, which allows them to harvest timber from Guyana’s forests, terminated if they fail to commence value-added operations by year-end, says Governance Minister Raphael Trotman.

Bai Shan Lin established itself in Guyana in 2005 and has several concessions in Guyana, including around 960,000 hectares of forest, a 20-kilometer river gold mining concession, and 400 acres of land for real estate development. Vaitarna’s also holds a concession for several hundred thousand hectares of forest.
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GUYANA – Latest News – 29 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

    GUYANA – Latest News – 29 July 2015 – Demerara Waves

  • Former Minister Jennifer Westford, subordinate will not face High Court trial on larceny, forgery charges – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1ILI05y
  • Former Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran will be charged in “slap and strip” episode -Crime Chief – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1JSovD1
  • Possible multi-million dollar scam at Public Service Ministry; no fingers pointing at Jennifer Westford – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1MtYtLi
  • Berbice bridge tolls to be reduced – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1I1S330

Obama warns on Africa leaders refusing to step down

Obama warns on Africa leaders refusing to step down

US President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa on July 28, 2015

US President Barack Obama speaks at African Union HQ

[28 July 2015 – BBC News] US President Barack Obama has ended his visit to Africa by warning the continent will not advance if its leaders refuse to step down when their terms end.  “Nobody should be president for life,” Mr Obama said.

He was speaking at the African Union‘s headquarters in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, the first time a sitting US president has addressed the body.

Earlier in the trip, Mr Obama visited Kenya, the homeland of his late father.    Continue reading

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