When in the course of human events, the oppressed find it necessary to dissolve the political and psychological bonds which have joined them to the oppressor, revolutionaries have a choice to pick up either a pen or a gun. The true revolutionaries pick up a pen because they realize that violence truly begets violence and that any solution that is brought about by bloodshed will only be temporary; the powerful will change positions and the gorillas are in charge again.
[Geoffrey Philip, “Happy Birthday Sam Selvon“, May 20 2006]
That paragraph hit me for six.
Based on police records from 1991-2000, the study shows that 68.2 per cent of the homicides perpetrated in Trinididad and Tobago during that period were by Afro-Trinidadians and that 79.2 per cent of the suicides were by Indo-Trinidadians.
[Source: Trinidad Express, April 23 2006]
Ooh. Softly, softly.
The study in question was conducted by one “Dr Gerard Hutchinson of the Mt Hope Psychiatric Unit.”
This is hugely interesting and massively political.
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If you are looking for condoms and don’t want to go to a pharmacy, you can pick one up at your favourite watering hole, club, barber shop, hairdressing salon …or even boutique.
A campaign by Population Services International (PSI) and its Caribbean affiliate, Society for Family Health (SFH), is making condoms widely available and accessible to all sexually-active people in T&T.
[Source: Laura Dowrich-Phillips in the Guardian, April 13 2006]
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