Oil has been discovered in Guyana. Will it bring the same problems to Guyana regarding the environment, labor rights, political corruption, and a new wave of corporate colonialism? The LMC looks for answers by speaking with Shanya Cordis and Sherlina Nageer on the future of Guyana’s new oil industry. Shanya Cordis is an assistant professor of Sociocultural Anthropology in the department of Sociology & Anthropology @ Spellman College in Atlanta, Ga. Sherlina Nageer is a local Guyanese activist based in Georgetown and a member of Red Thread.
2015 marks the 35th anniversary of revolutionary leader Walter Rodney of Guyana. Very little is ever discussed regarding the struggle for social justice in the West Indies/Caribbean. Let alone one of its biggest figures. Prof Wazir Mohammed from the Univ of Indiana tells us about the life and times of Walter Rodney.