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Caribbean slave descendants, some of whose ancestors worked for David Cameron's distant family, are calling for an apology and billions of pounds in reparations
From his bungalow on the side of a hill in western Jamaica, Willie Thompson surveys the same lush valley that one of his great-great-grandmothers was forced to harvest for sugar cane more than 180 years ago.
“I am an African descendant,” he said, whippet-thin and grizzled at the age of 78.“She came here with the chains on her feet, on a slave trade ship”.
Mr Thompson knows that when Parliament voted in 1833 to abolish slavery in Britain’s colonies, Earl Grey’s government was made to pay out compensation worth almost £2 billion in today’s money.
And after an exhausting day spent scratching out a living by farming yams, he wonders what might have been if Nana Bracket and her comrades, rather than the ancestor of David Cameron who owned them, had received £4,101 of it - the equivalent of £415,000 today.
“The English made a lot of money back then. A lot of money,” he said, with a sigh almost long enough to reach Dudley, West Mids, where he worked as a labourer in the 1960s before returning home.“I think it is fair for we to get a bit of compensation for what all our people been through.”
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A coalition of 14 Caribbean states, including Jamaica, agrees with Mr Thompson, and is now mounting the first united campaign for reparations from Britain over its role in the Atlantic slave trade.
Represented by CARICOM, the regional organisation, the group is prepared to sue in the courts. It has hired Leigh Day, the London law firm that last year won £20 million for Kenyans tortured by the British during the Mau Mau rebellion of the 1950s.
This month it will unveil a list of 10 demands for Britain, France and Holland, including funds likely to total billions, an apology, and assurances slavery will never be repeated, The Telegraph can disclose.
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Professor Verene Shepherd, the chairman of Jamaica’s reparations committee, said British colonisers had “disfigured the Caribbean,” and that their descendants must now pay to repair the damage.
“If you commit a crime against humanity, you are bound to make amends,” Prof Shepherd told The Telegraph.“The planters were given compensation, but not one cent went to the freed Jamaicans”.
From the mid-18th century, British merchants shipped more than three million people from west Africa to the Americas, taking the lead in an Atlantic slave trade pioneered by the Dutch and Portuguese.
About £4 trillion was extracted from the region in unpaid labour alone, according to researchers at the University of Birmingham, and the vast profits went to financing the construction of modern Britain.
The Grange sugar estate that later became Mr Thompson’s village was a golden goose for its part-owner General Sir James Duff, an MP for Banffshire and Mr Cameron’s first cousin six times removed.
Some 202 people, who had been bought like livestock for up to £300, remained in bondage there by the time of abolition, forced to rise at dawn and work days of back-breaking labour for the privilege.
Meanwhile wealthy plantation owners from the surrounding parish of Hanover, named after the reigning British line, would travel to its biggest city of Lucea to enjoy cock-fighting bouts and shows by visiting comedians from America.
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Caribbean slave descendants, some of whose ancestors worked for David Cameron's distant family, are calling for an apology and billions of pounds in reparations
From his bungalow on the side of a hill in western Jamaica, Willie Thompson surveys the same lush valley that one of his great-great-grandmothers was forced to harvest for sugar cane more than 180 years ago.
“I am an African descendant,” he said, whippet-thin and grizzled at the age of 78.“She came here with the chains on her feet, on a slave trade ship”.
Mr Thompson knows that when Parliament voted in 1833 to abolish slavery in Britain’s colonies, Earl Grey’s government was made to pay out compensation worth almost £2 billion in today’s money.
And after an exhausting day spent scratching out a living by farming yams, he wonders what might have been if Nana Bracket and her comrades, rather than the ancestor of David Cameron who owned them, had received £4,101 of it - the equivalent of £415,000 today.
“The English made a lot of money back then. A lot of money,” he said, with a sigh almost long enough to reach Dudley, West Mids, where he worked as a labourer in the 1960s before returning home.“I think it is fair for we to get a bit of compensation for what all our people been through.”
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Sugar cane cutters, Jamaica, 1891 (Photo: ALAMY)
A coalition of 14 Caribbean states, including Jamaica, agrees with Mr Thompson, and is now mounting the first united campaign for reparations from Britain over its role in the Atlantic slave trade.
Represented by CARICOM, the regional organisation, the group is prepared to sue in the courts. It has hired Leigh Day, the London law firm that last year won £20 million for Kenyans tortured by the British during the Mau Mau rebellion of the 1950s.
This month it will unveil a list of 10 demands for Britain, France and Holland, including funds likely to total billions, an apology, and assurances slavery will never be repeated, The Telegraph can disclose.
Willie Thompson (JON SWAINE)
Professor Verene Shepherd, the chairman of Jamaica’s reparations committee, said British colonisers had “disfigured the Caribbean,” and that their descendants must now pay to repair the damage.
“If you commit a crime against humanity, you are bound to make amends,” Prof Shepherd told The Telegraph.“The planters were given compensation, but not one cent went to the freed Jamaicans”.
From the mid-18th century, British merchants shipped more than three million people from west Africa to the Americas, taking the lead in an Atlantic slave trade pioneered by the Dutch and Portuguese.
About £4 trillion was extracted from the region in unpaid labour alone, according to researchers at the University of Birmingham, and the vast profits went to financing the construction of modern Britain.
The Grange sugar estate that later became Mr ThompsonÂ’s village was a golden goose for its part-owner General Sir James Duff, an MP for Banffshire and Mr CameronÂ’s first cousin six times removed.
Some 202 people, who had been bought like livestock for up to £300, remained in bondage there by the time of abolition, forced to rise at dawn and work days of back-breaking labour for the privilege.
Meanwhile wealthy plantation owners from the surrounding parish of Hanover, named after the reigning British line, would travel to its biggest city of Lucea to enjoy cock-fighting bouts and shows by visiting comedians from America.
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I read that Europeans are in arbitration to receive slave reparations from Arabs.
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Unbelievable, the voo doo worshipping West Indian monkey chasers are worse than even dark skinned black Americans when it comes to expending more time, effort & energy in order to not work by putting the responsibility for their own sustenance on the entire civilized world.
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I read that Europeans are in arbitration to receive slave reparations from Arabs.
Really?

Africa must fight for reparations for colonisation OR nationalise European companies that are operating on the African continent.

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I hope they are paid what is owed to them. Every time Blacks ask for any reparations, we are told it was so long ago. Other groups are never told that. The Europeans and Americans that benefitted from slavery, have no problem finger-wagging at other countries about their past transgressions.
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Really?
Africa must fight for reparations for colonisation OR nationalise European companies that are operating on the African continent.
That's right. Africa must also make the push for the diaspora to get their compensation.
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Caribbean slave descendants, some of whose ancestors worked for David Cameron's distant family, are calling for an apology and billions of pounds in reparations
From his bungalow on the side of a hill in western Jamaica, Willie Thompson surveys the same lush valley that one of his great-great-grandmothers was forced to harvest for sugar cane more than 180 years ago.
“I am an African descendant,” he said, whippet-thin and grizzled at the age of 78.“She came here with the chains on her feet, on a slave trade ship”.
Mr Thompson knows that when Parliament voted in 1833 to abolish slavery in Britain’s colonies, Earl Grey’s government was made to pay out compensation worth almost £2 billion in today’s money.
And after an exhausting day spent scratching out a living by farming yams, he wonders what might have been if Nana Bracket and her comrades, rather than the ancestor of David Cameron who owned them, had received £4,101 of it - the equivalent of £415,000 today.
“The English made a lot of money back then. A lot of money,” he said, with a sigh almost long enough to reach Dudley, West Mids, where he worked as a labourer in the 1960s before returning home.“I think it is fair for we to get a bit of compensation for what all our people been through.”
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14 Feb 2014
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19 Feb 2012
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27 Jan 2014
Sugar cane cutters, Jamaica, 1891 (Photo: ALAMY)
A coalition of 14 Caribbean states, including Jamaica, agrees with Mr Thompson, and is now mounting the first united campaign for reparations from Britain over its role in the Atlantic slave trade.
Represented by CARICOM, the regional organisation, the group is prepared to sue in the courts. It has hired Leigh Day, the London law firm that last year won £20 million for Kenyans tortured by the British during the Mau Mau rebellion of the 1950s.
This month it will unveil a list of 10 demands for Britain, France and Holland, including funds likely to total billions, an apology, and assurances slavery will never be repeated, The Telegraph can disclose.
Willie Thompson (JON SWAINE)
Professor Verene Shepherd, the chairman of Jamaica’s reparations committee, said British colonisers had “disfigured the Caribbean,” and that their descendants must now pay to repair the damage.
“If you commit a crime against humanity, you are bound to make amends,” Prof Shepherd told The Telegraph.“The planters were given compensation, but not one cent went to the freed Jamaicans”.
From the mid-18th century, British merchants shipped more than three million people from west Africa to the Americas, taking the lead in an Atlantic slave trade pioneered by the Dutch and Portuguese.
About £4 trillion was extracted from the region in unpaid labour alone, according to researchers at the University of Birmingham, and the vast profits went to financing the construction of modern Britain.
The Grange sugar estate that later became Mr Thompson’s village was a golden goose for its part-owner General Sir James Duff, an MP for Banffshire and Mr Cameron’s first cousin six times removed.
Some 202 people, who had been bought like livestock for up to £300, remained in bondage there by the time of abolition, forced to rise at dawn and work days of back-breaking labour for the privilege.
Meanwhile wealthy plantation owners from the surrounding parish of Hanover, named after the reigning British line.
More@ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/cen...
They are owed every cent no doubt. The real question is do they have a way to enforce the repayment and collect the debt?

Otherwise these rich military white countries just won't pay.

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<quoted text>They are owed every cent no doubt. The real question is do they have a way to enforce the repayment and collect the debt?

Otherwise these rich military white countries just won't pay.
Is reparations by lineage?

If so, then some white people need to get money too since plenty of them came from the black man and black unions in the Western Hemisphere.
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Is reparations by lineage?
If so, then some white people need to get money too since plenty of them came from the black man and black unions in the Western Hemisphere.
Inheritance by lineage?

That's a stupid idea, oh wait...

Funny how whites don't have a problem inheriting assets but not debts.

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<quoted text>Inheritance by lineage?

That's a stupid idea, oh wait...

Funny how whites don't have a problem inheriting assets but not debts.
Considering many black people were already in the Western Hemisphere prior to the trans Atlantic slave, lineages are pertinent.

Also plenty of white people had relationships with black people too.
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That's right. Africa must also make the push for the diaspora to get their compensation.
Diasporans know better than to upset Africans. They thread carefully when it comes to us.

They know that we own them, their asses will forever be pinned to Africa. They can run but they can't hide from Africa.

We grab them by their collars and throw them in a different direction to get them out of the way.

Diasporans run in the palm of Africa.

I laugh at AAs because the more they hate their African gene the more they look like Africans.

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Hebrews the reason Africa is the way it is, us Hebrews are the leaders of Africa , Africa haven't done nothing in 400 years, Africa release from colonialism came from the civil right movement's here, the peoples the so=called AA the Hebrews whom where Removed from Africa for transgressions of Covenant Contract, is the reason Africa is in the condition its in today, our History is biblical, The Africans Whom History wasn't Blotted out, our taken from the Mother Land, should open they mouth to much about diaspora peoples, We fixing to, connect soon AFRICOM is fixing to draw blood , see the only peoples can save Africa, because we not down we Destroying our Peoples an we Make up the US army, they have a lot of Contractors there now, getting ready, see WE watching, an gone stop beast to save you in the END because yo Freedom is tied into our REDEEMTION, see???

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Hebrews went into africa at the disobedience of CREATOR , its right here ok look look;Jeremiah 43:7;So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.
Jeremiah 42:13;But if ye say, We will not dwell in this land, neither obey the voice of the LORD your God,
Jeremiah 42:14;Saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger of bread; and there will we dwell:
Jeremiah 42:15;And now therefore hear the word of the LORD, ye remnant of Judah; Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; If ye wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there;
Jeremiah 42:18;For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As mine anger and my fury hath been poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem; so shall my fury be poured forth upon you, when ye shall enter into Egypt: and ye shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach; and ye shall see this place no more.
OK CHECK THIS WE HAD MADE IT INTO AFRICA Egypt an check what we was doing Jeremiah 44:7;Therefore now thus saith the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel; Wherefore commit ye this great evil against your souls, to cut off from you man and woman, child and suckling, out of Judah, to leave you none to remain;
Jeremiah 44:8;In that ye provoke me unto wrath with the works of your hands, burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt, whither ye be gone to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves off, and that ye might be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?
OK when did peoples get pulled from africa with yoke on they Necks look the CURSES was Part of our COVENANT CONTRACT WE MADE WITH CREATOR!LOOK,Deuteronomy 29:9;Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.
Deuteronomy 29:10;Ye stand this day all of you before the LORD your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Israel,
Deuteronomy 29:11;Your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that is in thy camp, from the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water:
Deuteronomy 29:12;That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day:
Deuteronomy 29:13;That he may establish thee to day for a people unto himself, and that he may be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto thee, and as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
Deuteronomy 29:14;Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;Deuteronomy 29:15;But with him that standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day:OK that was a COVENANT a Agreememnt we made, now the curses was put on us for going into africa an running away from the AGREEMENT WE MADE WITH CREATOR
Deuteronomy 28:48;Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.Deuteronomy 28:49;The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
Deuteronomy 28:64;And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.

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OK LOOK HERE the diaspora peoples was made of Hebrews Egyptians an Assyrians, ok the, Hebrews An Egyptians where KINGDOM BUILDERS,the Assyrians too, ok let me run a lil History down to ya ok check this, the Hebrews an Egyptians was taken to Assyria in 721BC, that's a fact look look Isaiah 20:4;So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt,, Ok all them kingdom Builders, ok The Saite Period Brung All those Groups to Africa together, like one Big Migration period that lasted from 689BC till 332BC,like last for 357 years, or a lil less, ok the Saite period, is when the Kingdom Builders went into Africa, Ok The Trans Atlantic slave Trade removed the Kingdom Builders, Africa had kingdoms in West an Central Africa, an those peoples was the original kingdom builders, ok, we was Brung here, to the west an they used us to do what?? BUILD THEY KINGDOMS. ok you see? Africa cant do NOTHING without its KINGDOM builders, We are the Nation Builders, Africa can do nothing without its kindom Builders, see that's why in 400 years Africa aint didn't nothing an have MORE material wealth then any nation, look at Asians, they Freed them selfs from Europeans an Europeans Owe them now, see? Africa has to have its KINGDOM builders back inorder to do any thing! them FACTS

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Hebrews went into africa at the disobedience of CREATOR , its right here ok look look;Jeremiah 43:7;So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.
Jeremiah 42:13;But if ye say, We will not dwell in this land, neither obey the voice of the LORD your God,
Jeremiah 42:14;Saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger of bread; and there will we dwell:
Jeremiah 42:15;And now therefore hear the word of the LORD, ye remnant of Judah; Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; If ye wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there;
Jeremiah 42:18;For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As mine anger and my fury hath been poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem; so shall my fury be poured forth upon you, when ye shall enter into Egypt: and ye shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach; and ye shall see this place no more.
OK CHECK THIS WE HAD MADE IT INTO AFRICA Egypt an check what we was doing Jeremiah 44:7;Therefore now thus saith the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel; Wherefore commit ye this great evil against your souls, to cut off from you man and woman, child and suckling, out of Judah, to leave you none to remain;
Jeremiah 44:8;In that ye provoke me unto wrath with the works of your hands, burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt, whither ye be gone to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves off, and that ye might be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?
OK when did peoples get pulled from africa with yoke on they Necks look the CURSES was Part of our COVENANT CONTRACT WE MADE WITH CREATOR!LOOK,Deuteronomy 28:48;Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.Deuteronomy 28:49;The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
Deuteronomy 28:64;And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.

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The4 only reason No Reparations is BECAUSE it has to come from CREATOR, see when west lose Power which is taking place our REPARATIONS gone be to Inherite the RUINS which we must REBUILD see this evils system is coming down see the Asians whom didn't STEL away from Africa with Hebrews are being used to take BEAST down an our Freedom is there,

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whites need not worry about reparations. The floods in uk and winter mayhem is gods punishment for slavery,rapes and devilish genocides of yts. Unfortunately things are about to get worse...blks better leave these two countries.
Well there's certainly climatic activity going on in Africa as well as the rest of the world too, so according to your logic it's by God for punishment.

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It'll never happen and black people should wake up from this fantasy.

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It'll never happen and black people should wake up from this fantasy.
You are a coward and a looser.

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