George Floyd

  • Abolish the police, yes, but deal with class and capitalism first

    Abolish and defund the police, a phrase which is older than the George Floyd murder, has gained much more airplay since his heinous killing. It is a phrase and movement which has, it seems, found roots in Jamaica especially since the slaying of Susan Bogle. These are powerful statements...
  • Fighting Our Own Wars

    The “lock down” and curfew associated with the Covid 19 Pandemic has caused some of us to be more attentive to happenings around the world. The United States of America (USA) is one of the countries that I have admired, mainly for the opportunities that are available for improving...
  • Will they succeed this time? Yes, if they vote!

    I have always heard that America was a dangerous place for non-whites, but thought that with the election of Barack Obama the country was on its way to redemption. Then along came Donald J Trump.  When he said “Make America Great Again”, Trump knew full well that it had never...
  • Rage Over 8.46 Minutes Of Infamy, But Will change ever come to Jamaica?

    8.46: George Floyd.  When that graphic first appeared there were some of us who immediately feared the worst, an American sprinter named George Floyd had broken the 100 metre world record of our beloved Usain Bolt. How could that happen? That record was supposed to last a lifetime, it...
  • Emancipation and Reparation

    There is understandable scepticism as to whether the wave of protests, following on the murder of George Floyd, will provide any lasting and sustained justice for blacks in the United States. The Economist references how the unrest has “globalized the struggle against racism”; and I might add, how it...