Italy “Compensates” Libya for Colonial Injustices

As discussed previously on this blog, Italy has now finalized an agreement to pay Libya $5 billion (US) in compensation for colonial injustice. In some respects it represents more of a business plan motivated more by Italian strategic calculations than anything else: the hefty dollar figure includes a large portion in investment projects that will […]

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R.A.C.E. Conference: RACE-ING HEGEMONIES, RESURGING IMPERIALISMS

R.A.C.E. 2008 Organizing Committee THE 8TH ANNUAL CRITICAL RACE and ANTICOLONIAL STUDIES CONFERENCE OF RESEARCHERS AND ACADEMICS OF COLOUR FOR EQUALITY (R.A.C.E.) NOVEMBER 14-16, 2008 Ryerson University, Toronto Conference website RACE-ING HEGEMONIES, RESURGING IMPERIALISMS: Building Anti-Racist and Anti-Colonial Theory and Practice for Our Times We are subject daily to revelations about the violence and hypocrisy […]

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A few more notes on “wining”

Following up on the last post that featured wining, a Trinidadian blogger in the UK, Sheree Mack, who authors the Every Day Creativity blog, has posted two items on wining. One is a simple poem, akin to a soca road march at Carnival time, and with some key lyrics that coincidentally will reappear in my […]

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Amitabh Bachchan in Trinidad

Did my post here bring forth this reality? There I was, a mere 13 days ago, talking about my Bachchan conversion experience in Trinidad, and now I read that he landed in Trinidad last night (Saturday, July 19, 2008), in the company of 150 performers for his Unforgettable Tour … which began where? Next door […]

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Monday Morning “Mor Tor”: Wine it up just so…for the Video Notes from the Indian Diaspora, Part 2

Aside from being an installment of “Monday Morning Madness,” I need this video as background for at least two coming posts, especially for readers unfamiliar with Trinidadian or Indo-Caribbean cultures, with their dances, and some of the terminology that is used. This post follows the previous (Video) Notes from the Indian Diaspora. This video, featuring […]

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1968 – 2008: From Vietnam to Concordia

For many of those who are 40 and older, 1968 stands out as an emblematic year for the transnational politics of dissent, for the development of countercultures and various avant gardes, for the emergence of non-class social movements, and the appearance of what some call the “revolution of the forgotten peoples” in the social sciences […]

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Ataklan Walks Naked

This week’s installment of “Monday Morning Madness” (missed last week’s I am afraid, as the real madness of an imperial anthropologist seemed much more entertaining). You won’t be seeing Trinidadian artist Ataklan walking naked in this video, not literally anyway. One of Ataklan’s messages in this interesting video, which takes us with him from a […]

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