• Is China Colonialist?

    China’s influence in the world has long sparked suspicion and envy.  This is to be expected as such a giant country going from zero to one hundred in what seems no time, naturally raises these things. Over the recent years, however, we have seen not just an increase in...
  • We live and are impacted by history

    Many people do not like history.. They find it boring, irrelevant, and therefore form negative opinions of it. Some are so anti-history that they refuse to even address the topic when it is staring them in the face. When faced with history they say it does not apply or...
  • Men, Sexual Violence, Societal breakdown

    Jamaica holds many records, a lot of them are enviable and some are avoided by other nations. Some of these negatives include corruption and our murder rate. But what rarely gets spoken about — that is until an incident takes place then it lasts for 9 days — is...
  • The people must be given a seat at the table of power

    The great CLR James wrote a book Any Cook Can Govern which posited that the activities taken up by the judiciary, executive and legislative branches of government could be carried out by the layman. It is a concept which was not novel to him as the ancient Athenians, USSR,...
  • Don’t be fooled, pacifist movements are useless

    Pacifism, is a word and action which for some is the pinnacle of humanity. The action of non-violence in the face of oppression, it is said, is something for which all persons in movements should strive. Violent revolutions never work out well, and it is only through the peaceful...
  • Show me your revolution

    A revolution is not a dinner party. Words to that effect were spoken by one of the 20th century’s greatest revolutionaries, Mao, and they are as relevant today as they were when they were uttered. A revolution is bloody, ruthless, pits one class against another and as such necessitates...
  • Leaders are not above us

    By Alex Scott There are many tales, myths even, which we tell ourselves as individuals and as groups of people. Many of these things are as a result of an ‘education’ system which drills into us from an early age the habit of not asking questions, playing devil’s advocate...
  • A Clear Statement On Our Foreign Policy Is Needed

    The foreign policy of any nation is critical to its growth. For small states, it is even more important because it carries heavy and tangible risks in terms of security and trade. Foreign policy is the difference between us having Cuban doctors and nurses to fill the vacuum left...
  • People Power Has Real Effect

    Once when I was small, my father and I were driving on Hope Road. On the left stood the small, austere-looking Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica building, and on the right the large, opulent looking Office of the Prime Minister. We slowed down and he asked me “Who runs...