• Abstention And No Vote At The UN

    On December 16, 2020, the United Nations General Assembly held a vote on adopting a policy which states that they, that is the member states, agree on ‘Combating glorification of Nazism, neo‑Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance’....
  • Papa Bouba Diop

    November 29th, 2020 was a sad day for football, it was the day that Papa Bouba Diop died at the age of 42. For those too young to remember, 18 years ago Diop along with his Senegal team did what was unthinkable, in their first match at a world...
  • What Now Ideologically For The PNP

    I have held off writing about the PNP and the general elections in general because I was still relishing the decline of this institution (what the Germans call schadenfreude) but like all things in life that has passed. Now with Dr Phillips on his way out we see the...
  • Religion An Opiate We Must Use To Our Advantage

    Religion is the opiate of the masses. This misquoted phrase from Karl Marx continues to be a hindrance to members of the left who seek to usher in a new and just world. Through this incomplete and un-contextualised quote, marxists, communists, and socialists have seen it fit, along with...
  • How Will the Court Ruling Impact Future Crime Fighting?

    The recent ruling from the courts which stated that the State’s use of State of Emergency (SOE) powers, including indefinite detention, is illegal as it relates to crime-fighting is similar to that of a bomb going off. Just like that, the Government’s plan to use this power and infringe...
  • First World and Third World Nationalism

    Nationalism is a hell of a thing. It has led to wars, revolutions, and acts of insanity. Nationalism was the defining characteristic of the 19th century, and the early half of the 20th century showed us what nationalism, if left unchecked, could lead to. As a result, or rather...
  • We won’t get rid of the issue of class until…

    What ‘ism’ rules our country, classism or racism? Which needs the most attention and what can be discarded as a relic of history? Should they be tackled separately, and can they? In a crass way the question is, does the white man still get privileges in Jamaica? Has it...
  • 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...
  • 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...