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Campaign for Exoneration of Marcus Garvey in high gear

Campaign for Exoneration of Marcus Garvey in high gear (16 February 2022) – As former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson said, “…this global campaign is not begging for mercy or pleading for pardon as Marcus Garvey committed no crime.   Marcus Garvey was not guilty of any offence of moral turpitude.”  Hence, “The petition which we ask you to sign today for a posthumous exoneration, in contrast to a request for Presidential pardon, rests squarely on central pillars of law...

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Putin’s Bluff is Putin’s Shame, and Sanctions Pain

Putin’s Bluff is Putin’s Shame, and Sanctions Pain Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (12 February 2022) — If Russian president Vladimir Putin is bluffing, it’s the height of crassness, recklessness, and gross stupidity. He is pushing the international community to the brink of armed conflict beyond the territory of Ukraine. Invading Ukraine, unleashing misery on the freedom loving people of that country, would rank Russia at the top of rogue states, and Putin among the most egregious actors...

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President Biden, Exonerate Marcus Garvey: Justice for Garvey, Now

President Biden, Exonerate Marcus Garvey: Justice for Garvey, Now Ambassador Curtis Ward (08 February 2022) –– The campaign to Exonerate Marcus Garvey hits high gear as 100,000 people in the United States and from around the world are urged to sign the White House Petition asking President Joe Biden to issue an exoneration of the historical Black leader Marcus Garvey. In what is celebrated as Black History Month in the United States, the time is now to right a wrong that was done...

Real Talk with Ambassador Curtis Ward

Real Talk with Ambassador Curtis Ward (Podcast)

Real Talk with Ambassador Curtis Ward Podcast Introduction to Real Talk with Ambassador Curtis Ward This introduction provides a synopsis of the extensive experience and knowledge Ambassador Curtis Ward brings to Real Talk. It also introduces the areas of interest to be discussed in Real Talk podcasts. Episode 1: Caribbean Women Leading from the Front, Pt.1.; Guest: Commander Denise McCalla-Creary (US Navy ret.) Episode 1 of Real Talk, “Caribbean Women Leading from the Front...

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PJ Patterson Centre joins push for Garvey exoneration

THE PJ PATTERSON CENTRE FOR AFRICA CARIBBEAN ADVOCACY JOINS THE CRUSADE GARVEY POSTHUMOUS EXONERATION As we join in the observation of Martin Luther King Day, The P.J. Patterson Centre for Africa Caribbean Advocacy adds its voice to the call once again for the posthumous exoneration of the Rt Honourable Marcus Garvey. No one has devoted more of his life to the fight for freedom from the scourge of racism or written with greater clarity to inspire those who seek no more than the right for the...

Democracy January 6

In Defense of  Democracy in the US and the Caribbean

In Defense of  Democracy in the US and the Caribbean Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (06 January 2022) – I begin with the premise, if American democracy fails, so will democracy in the Caribbean and elsewhere in the world. I have been writing about the threats to democracy for quite some time. Earlier on in my life’s experiences, perhaps I was somewhat naive to believe democracy which represents the will of the people cannot fail. Never before now have I experienced the level of fragility of...

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Biden Administration and US Congress failing on Domestic Terrorism

Biden Administration and US Congress failing on Domestic Terrorism Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (05 January 2022) –A year after the violent attack on the US Capitol by white violent extremists – domestic terrorists, no change has been made in the U.S. Criminal Code to provide the investigative and prosecutorial legal framework needed to deal with the domestic terrorism scourge in America. Prosecuting individuals who participated in the violent attack under the Criminal Code without the...

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The 1619 Project and the Caribbean experience

The 1619 Project and the Caribbean experience Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (29 December 2021) –The day after Christmas 2021, I started reading the book, “The 1619 Project” created by Nicole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine. My daughter included the book among the gifts I received. I was completely blown away by reading the Preface, even before getting into the depths of the chapters. I love history, but this was a new experience which exploded my intellectual curiosity beyond...

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Democracy Must Deliver Human Security

Democracy Must Deliver Human Security Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (23 December 2021) — I, among others, enthusiastically promote democratic ideals as the best option, the only way to guarantee the rights and freedoms to which all peoples of the world are entitled. I regard these rights and freedoms to be nonnegotiable, and the governments we elect must be focused on delivering on these expectations. They are given the opportunity to govern in order to fulfill these basic, but critically...

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Assault on Democracy and America’s Response

Assault on Democracy and America’s Response Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (17 December 2021)—Whether planned as an insurrection, a terrorist attack on the U.S. Congress, a conspiracy to engage in a coup to overturn a legitimate election, the unprecedented January 6, 2021, events were an assault on democracy. Not just on American democracy but on global democracy. The lame-duck American president Donald Trump and his sycophants needed no Russian autocrat to help them. The Russians could not have...