Back to homepage

World Extra Politics History

JAMAICA POLITICS: Emancipation Day History

JAMAICA POLITICS: Emancipation Day History

Emancipation Day History: Whatever its origins, Bruckins had a place in the celebration of Emancipation. The cleansing of Emancipation Day of more than superficial association with the history of slavery was facilitated by distance, and by ideological sanitisation based in turn on “the psychological need for selective amnesia, a facet of the terrified consciousness of the white West Indian.”

Read Full Article
JAMAICA POLITICS: 2017 Emancipation Day: Here’s Jamaican Political Leaders Messages

JAMAICA POLITICS: 2017 Emancipation Day: Here’s Jamaican Political Leaders Messages

Hon. Andrew Holness message: This Emancipation Day calls for sober reflections on our history and the responsibilities it imposes on us. On this day, I ask that we recommit to this prayer which is our National Anthem “Teach us true respect for all Stir response to duty’s call Strengthen us the weak to cherish Give us vision, lest we perish”.

Read Full Article
CANADA POLITICS: Canada 150th Birthday Takes Center Stage

CANADA POLITICS: Canada 150th Birthday Takes Center Stage

About 500,000 people are expected to be in Ottawa for the long-anticipated Canada Day festivities, which will feature a large outdoor celebration in front of the national Parliament, complete with acrobats, fireworks and musicians, including members of Irish rock band U2.

Read Full Article
HAITI POLITICS: Haitian Revolution

HAITI POLITICS: Haitian Revolution

Slaves initiated 1791 rebellion. By 1803 they succeeded in ending not just slavery but French control over the colony. Haitian Revolution was more complex.

Read Full Article
CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau, Francois Hollande Mark Centenary of WW1 Battle at Vimy Ridge

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau, Francois Hollande Mark Centenary of WW1 Battle at Vimy Ridge

Hollande, Trudeau and British princes Charles, William and Harry were to take part in a ceremony later on Sunday expected to draw some 25,000 people.

Read Full Article
CANADA POLITICS: Battle of Vimy Ridge History

CANADA POLITICS: Battle of Vimy Ridge History

Canada History: The Battle of Vimy Ridge began at 5:30 a.m. on Easter Monday, April 9, 1917. In the week leading up to the battle, Canadian and British artillery pounded the enemy positions on the ridge, killing and tormenting defenders. Vimy became a symbol for the sacrifice of the young Dominion. In 1922, the French government ceded to Canada in perpetuity Vimy Ridge, and the land surrounding it.

Read Full Article
AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Indigenous History Disguised By Australia

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Indigenous History Disguised By Australia

We don’t want to be improved in any thorough way, because for us that seems to imply thorough imperfections.

Read Full Article