Revolution by Latchman Ajay Dindayal

The baby boom generation has done the biggest misallocation of capitals in the history of humans, from cheap oil/energy, abundance of ideas and then chooses systems to perpetuate it that is the worst way to use the blessing that was bestowed upon us and we are going pay a price for that.

Environmental prices of course.

I’m here to talk about a revolution. It’s happening all over the world. Asia, America, Africa with Julius Malema, and even here at home a number of people who are willing to start it, just the right time. An upheaval, a massive change is required now, right now, a new collective consciousness, needs a sense of urgency. It’s a revolution badly needed because I think we all k-now that this world is in lot [lots] of trouble today: be it global warming, about what the USA corporation are doing around the world, more slavery today than ever been on this planet before, we must turn things around and there has to be an immediate revolution. Like I said it already started and we need to connect the dots and it will be changed, we are desperate, and we are people with ideas. And to make it a better place, defeat imperialist/ neo-cons.

My goal is to convince you to create an environmental friendly socially just and peaceful world/Guyana. Our planet can’t be saved unless we leave Fossil Fuel in the ground where it belongs. After 21+ years of talks, conferences and agreements from Kyoto protocol, Belgrade charter, Tbilisi Declaration, Copenhagen to Rio to Sweden and now we are at Paris and we haven’t move anywhere close to a solution. I mean in spite of all the economic activities well after the Second World War and all the industrialization we have not yet manage to solve problems of poverty, declaration, hunger, and mal-nutrition environmental degradation. It’s like a gimmick to fulfill NWO.

I love the truth you point out to me the time we previously talk, how everyone in this country of a population under 1 million shouldn’t be needy or poor with all these resources we have etc, which the term poverty comes to mind.

If we want and serious about ending poverty in this country, first we have to be serious about ending the systems that creates poverty by robbing the poor of their common wealth, livelihoods and incomes. Before we can make poverty history, we need to get the history of poverty right.

Simply it’s not how much wealthy nations can give so much as how much less they can take.

It is time to declare no more talk, no more excuses, no more ten year studies, no more allowing the big fuel companies to manipulate and dictate the science of our government and policies that will affect our future. I realize that the top environmental problems are selfishness, greed, apathy which like biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change are by products that comes from those evil minds.

We in the under-developed world have to free ourselves from the imperialist yoke, the puppet governments and their armies and the system of exploitation in under-developed countries. I see that slavery never ended, it just expanded and includes everyone and uses us in another dimension and still we are colonies or dependent distorted development. A socialist man out of hunger will fight for true independence and absolute liberation which can be achieved without being a slave to a foreign power in a socialist economy.  No under-developed country would ever be able to enjoy the benefit of a corruption free structure; we must come together, ONE PEOPLE, ONE NATION, and ONE DESTINY.  I am a socialist who is committed to equity and a society free from exploited countries.

This country is experiencing hunger, so much suffering, stark poverty, sickness and unemployment. The latter gives more reasons for the increase crimes especially robbery.

We should not allow the word “democracy” to be utilized apologetically to represent the dictatorship of the exploiting classes.

The only way to solve the problems now besetting mankind is to eliminate completely the exploitation of dependent countries by developed capitalist countries. With all the consequences that this applies. P.s the IMF is the watch dog of the dollar in the capitalist camp.

Ever since monopoly capital took over the world, it has kept the greater part of humanity in poverty, dividing all the profits among the group of the most powerful countries. The standard of living in those countries is based on extreme poverty of our nation. To raise the living standard of the under-developed nations, therefore, we must fight against imperialism.

Real liberation or breaking away from the act of pro-claiming independence or winning a victory in a revolution, freedom is achieved when imperialist economic domination over a people is bought to an end. The socialist like my group and I have a moral duty to put an end to their tacit complicity with the exploiting countries of the west. As long as imperialism exists it will, by definition exerts its domination over other countries, today its called neo-colonialism. Elite try to stay in power; they try to stay in power by controlling what we think. Not by controlling the money or means of production, and what really matters to them is what’s left unsaid not what is said in public, we must unmask them. (If you want to keep people in the box, one of the fundamental things is to suppress their perception of the possible).

Can you see where we are today with nation building? It’s important to k-now the history, more importantly to k-now the reasons of history. We are in a difficult time to re-building Guyana economy, reasonably well in previous 40 years or there about. Hence, the questions arise; HOW can it be “mutually beneficial” for us to sell at world market prices the raw materials our resources that cost the under-developed countries immeasurable sweat and suffering, and to buy at world market prices the machinery products in today’s big automated factories? When the Caucasian man controls the markets price to suit them…

The next stage of development of this country how we deal/handle reparation and not any negotiation of our resources. (I mean they pay us with paper money, which eventually returns to its intrinsic values, “ZERO”)!

Guyanese people aren’t cultural, energetic, unite and ready as yet for the responsible of development. So I need to start some awareness using my attitude and k-nowledge with action of a formal group (which yourself is capable of assisting me) that reach out to communities. This long 21st century in front of us, what are going to be the achievements we focusing on, what will be the objectives of the next 2 generations younger people and what are our obligation to empower the younger generation now, to strength then to achieve goals in the 21st century, this is where our reparatory problems come in to being.

Environmental case study

It takes two tons of bauxite to make one tone of alumina. The rest accumulates as pollution, each ton of alumina generates 1 ton of waste and needs 250 kilowatt tons of electricity. Smelting 1 ton of aluminum consumes 13,500 kilowatt tones of electricity, emitting am average of 13.1 tons of carbon dioxide and other green house gases such as fluoro carbons. One tone of aluminum uses 12oo tons of water. While using huge amounts of water, the aluminum industry destroys the very sources of water in the bauxite hills.

This involves a war against earth both in the transformation of living materials of bauxite that support life in abundance in to dead raw material for making aluminum, as well as in the dumping of toxic waste which is killing ecosystems and people, while the biodiversity supports the economy of the mountain for miles around.

Bauxite like limestone, holds water in its cavities, it is then therefore a vital aquifer. If they costs were internalized, bauxite mining, aluminum smelters would be uneconomic. It is more beneficial to leave the bauxite in the mountain to produce the water and biodiversity. If the destruction of water and biodiversity are internalized, mining communities are creating dis-positive economy of death and destruction. It is in any case based on an economy of loot. Looting land and natural resources from the tribal/indigenous, looting material resources from the people of Guyana.

If we want to save the planet earth, to save life and humanity, we have a duty to put an end to the capitalist system. Unless we put an end to the capitalist system, it is impossible to imagine that there will be equality and justice on this planet earth. This is why I believe that it is important to put an end to the exploitation of human beings and to the pillage of natural resources, to put an end to destructive wars for markets and raw materials, to the plundering of energy, particularly fossil fuels, to the excessive consumption of goods and to the accumulation of waste. The capitalist system only allows us to heap up waste. I would like to propose that the trillions of money earmarked for war should be channeled to make good the damage to the environment, to make reparations to the earth.

The real cause of climate change is the capitalist system. If we want to save the earth then we must end that economic model. Capitalism wants to address climate change with carbon markets. We denounce those markets and the countries which [promote them]. It’s time to stop making money from the disgrace that they have perpetrated.”

“The total income of the 500 richest people in the world is greater than the 450m poorest living on $2 a day. We have to change direction. How long are we going to tolerate the current international economic order, and allow the hungry not to have food?

“Let’s eradicate poverty and bring in climate justice. If capitalism resists we have to do battle with it. If we do not, then mankind, the greatest creation in the universe, will disappear,”

Capitalism is the worst enemy of humanity. Capitalism — and I’m speaking about irrational development — policies of unlimited industrialization are what destroys the environment. And that irrational industrialization is capitalism. So as long as we don’t review or revise those policies, it’s impossible to attend to humanity and life.

It’s changing economic policies, ending luxury, and consumerism. It’s ending the struggle to — or this searching for living better. Living better is to exploit human beings. Its plundering natural resources. It’s egoism and individualism. Therefore, in those promises of capitalism, there is no solidarity or complementarily. There’s no reciprocity. So that’s why we’re trying to think about other ways of living lives and living well, not living better. Not living better. Living better is always at someone else’s expense. Living better is at the expense of destroying the environment.

The best thing would be that all war spending be directed towards climate change, instead of spending it on troops in Iraq, in Afghanistan or the military bases in Latin America. This money would be better directed to attending to the damages that were created by the United States. And, of course, this isn’t just $100 billion; this is probably trillions and trillions of dollars. How are we going to spend money to kill and not save lives? We have to spend money to save lives, not to kill. These are our differences with capitalism.

People who send their troops to kill outside their country, that’s terror. There’s not only civil — terrorists dressed as civilians; they can also be dressed in military uniforms. Worse still if they’re financed with the money from the peoples, from taxes.

Of course, every country has the right to defend itself, just as every country can defend itself. But invading another country with uniformed people that’s’ state terrorism.

Moreover, to establish military bases in Latin America with the objective of political control, and where their military base is an empire, that’s not respect for democracy. There is no peace, social peace. There is no development for those countries or integration in those regions. This is what we’ve lived in South America and Latin America.

If something has changed in the United States, regarding poverty or climate change would be  the color of the president.

Those who do damage to planet earth and those who do damage need to be judged. Those who do not fulfill the terms of the Kyoto Protocol should also be judged. And for those ends, we have to organize a tribunal for climate justice in the United Nations.

We must reject neo liberalism at University of Guyana – Gerald Perreira

The plan to raise tuition fees at the University of Guyana by a whopping 35% is a part of the shameful project to neo-liberalize the university. This is not something peculiar to Guyana; it is affecting universities in every country that are pursuing the neo-liberal capitalist agenda. The plan is to reshape the university from academy to corporate entity, where the profit motive reigns supreme, and where any discipline that is not considered ‘marketable’ is marginalized, with the aim of eventually removing it all together. Describing the neo-liberal university, Michael Rustin, a fierce critic of this commercialization of higher education says that “the university has to adopt the mind-set of a commercial provider or retailer…”Our current Vice-Chancellor, Ivelaw Griffith, is an advocate of this mindset, and I daresay was appointed to drive this agenda. This policy will have the same devastating effects at UG that it has had in so many other universities worldwide, that is, the restriction of access to higher education to a wealthy minority, coupled with a severe limiting of the entire scope and notion of education on offer. When this happens, it is our young people who suffer. Many will not be able to afford to attend university, and those who do manage to attend will lack the ability for critical thinking, because critical thinking can only be developed when education is holistic, integrative, comprehensive, and culturally relevant. To develop critical thinking, universities must provide knowledge not only in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, referred to as the STEM subjects, but also in such disciplines as philosophy, theology, history, political science, etc. However, the neo-liberal order has no desire to promote critical thinking, rather, under its auspices education has been reduced to mere certification to enter the marketplace.

Who would have believed that self-proclaimed progressive politicians such as Minister of Education Rupert Roopnaraine and his adviser, Vincent Alexander, would allow such a reactionary education agenda to be rolled out under their watch.

OVP’s 2015 manifesto clearly outlines our firm belief that education is a human right, and as such should be free for all citizens from nursery to university. Education is not a commodity to be determined by market forces. Do not be fooled by those who tell us that free education in Guyana is not viable and sustainable. Forbes Burnham was once asked by one of his cabinet ministers, “Can we afford free education?” His answer was, “Can we afford not to afford it”.

Burnham was correct. Studies on the relationship between education and economic growth and development confirm what we already know from common sense, that there is a strong correlation between access to education, the ability of the educated populace to critically think and problem-solve, and economic growth and prosperity.

With Guyana’s resources and the size of our population, free education is most definitely viable and a necessity if we are to build a real democracy. However, free education can only be realized when we have a government that has the courage and vision to move beyond the existing neo-liberal capitalist arrangement.

Across the globe, university lecturers and students are resisting the neo-liberalization of their universities and we in Guyana must do the same. Organization for the Victory of the People (OVP), along with UG lecturers, UGSS, UG students and all Guyanese youths who are hoping to pursue tertiary education, oppose the raising of tuition fees and other draconian measures being pursued. It is time to not only make education at the University of Guyana free, but also to use the wealth of this country to make UG a leading academic institution, respected regionally and globally. Believe me when I say it can be done.

Yours faithfully,

Gerald A Perreira

Leader

Organization for the Victory of

the People