Caribbean alphabet series provides lots of laughs on TikTok · Global Voices

‘C’ is for comedy TikTok users @wellonyc and @stephon23, who each do a version of the “Letter of the Day” series. Screenshots taken from their respective TikTok feeds. Caribbean people are well-known for using humour as a means of social commentary and processing serious issues. In the midst of theContinue Reading

The Caribbean’s case for reparations: Part II · Global Voices

Reparatory justice: ‘The greatest political movement of the 21st century’ The slave trade triangle; photo by Ben Sutherland on Flickr, CC BY 2.0. The text reads: “During the 1700s Britain was the leading slave-trading nation. A half of all Africans transported across the Atlantic into slavery were carried in BritishContinue Reading

Facebook to include Holocaust denial in its definition of banned hate speech · Global Voices

Decision to change is based on increase of racist violence worldwide The infamous cynical phrase “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work sets you free” in German) at the entrance of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Oświęcim, Poland, now part of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. Photo by Meta.mk/Bojan Blazhevski, used with permission.Continue Reading

The Caribbean’s case for reparations: Part I · Global Voices

Refusal of reparations denies ‘the criminal nature of colonial crimes’ Screenshot of the Facebook live stream of Bocas Lit Fest’s “The Case for Reparations,” a conversation with Sir Hilary Beckles (right), chaired by Andy Knight (left), which took place on October 11, 2020. This is the first article in a seriesContinue Reading