There’s a video I shared on Facebook. Its purpose: to explain to the world the real purpose behind the gilets jaunes (yellow vest) movement in France. The speaker in the video calls it “the revolution”. We live in a revolutionary age. It’s not something we can escape. Marshall McLuhan, writing long ago, observed that when […]Read more "The NEW age of revolution"
I’m writing this in the cool breeze and dark room of a home in an area which not only has yet to see electricity restored, but even to see any presence of our Power and Light company for blocks around.* Hurricane Matthew blew past us two weeks ago, and we have yet to return to normalcy. I […]Read more "Hurricane Matthew: #massivefail (2)"
Last week, following the exchanges that were taking place on travel advisories to the USA, I felt I should weigh in. I didn’t. The issues at hand seemed too big, too heavy to lift. And the discussion felt too old, the way in which it was moving too predictable. It’s as though all our arguments have worn two […]Read more "Li(v)es that matter"
The real victims of [the] unequal entitlement to Bahamian citizenship … are … children, regardless of their sex. The key provision in the Constitution, where the debate is framed around gender, but could also be framed around children’s rights … — Stephen Aranha “I want a Bahamas that ensures that no one can be discriminated against on the basis […]Read more "Considering the constitution"
The title says it all. I’m watching the burning on MSNBC right now, having started watching it on CNN, and I’m thinking of all the mistakes we have made over the past ten years, the past twenty years, the past forty years in our nation. For those of you who may be reading from outside […]Read more "Watching Baltimore Burn"
Nuff said. Let THIS inspire you, Bahamas.Read more "The Oscars: Selma’s “Glory”"
First published on Global Voices’ The Bridge 10 October 2014 The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is amending its 41-year-old constitution. I’m using the present continuous tense, because the amendment is a process, one that began some twelve years ago in 2002. Back then, a constitutional referendum was held and failed—the proposed amendments to the Constitution were […]Read more "Landscapes of Inequality: reforming the Bahamian Constitution"