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Stories about Martinique

22 April 2009

Martinique: Celebrating Aimé Césaire

It is with great reverence that Martinican bloggers celebrated the first anniversary of the death of Aimé Césaire, who passed away on April 17th 2008.

17 April 2009

Caribbean: 5th Summit Begins

As the heads of member states of the Fifth Summit of the Americas gather today in Trinidad and Tobago, bloggers Caribbean-wide are eager to discuss the pros and cons of...

16 April 2009

French Caribbean: “Les Scoops d'Or” Competition

On the blog Les Scoops d'or, Lagencedecom’ and Scoop announce the launch of a new blog and website competition in the West Indies!

30 March 2009

France, Americas, Africa: The “Y'a Bon” Awards

On March 17th 2009, a group called les Indivisibles [Fr] launched the “Y'a Bon Awards”, a dubious honour bestowed upon politicians, journalists, or any public officials who have contributed to...

13 March 2009

Global recession and its discontents

Today the world seems flat. From Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas, the people of the world are experiencing the traumatic effects of a global economic recession. This...

9 March 2009

International Women's Day: “All women are queens”

Yesterday was International Women's Day, and francophone bloggers around the world used music, poetry and art to honor the beauty, achievements, and continuing struggles of women.

21 February 2009

Martinique: On independence and French “paternalism”

As the workers' movement in Martinique and Guadeloupe continues, bloggers in Martinique consider what it might mean for the overseas departments to become independent. le blog de [moi] finds the...

12 February 2009

Martinique: Bitterness after “The Last Masters”

Ever since the February 5th broadcast of The Last Masters of Martinique, a documentary about the Békés, the French West Indies have experienced the equivalent of a sociological tsunami. Bloggers...

5 February 2009

Martinique: The last masters of the islands?

As the two-week-long-protest in Guadeloupe continues, the other French Overseas Departments of America - French Guiana and Martinique - are thinking about their own contribution to this deep thinking and...

30 January 2009

French Caribbean: Carnival 2009 is launched

Carnival is a tradition, a part of every West Indian soul and the French Caribbean is no exception. Here is a review of blogs from Martinique, French Guiana, Haiti and...

21 January 2009

French Caribbean, Palestine, Israel: Economic Boycott?

French West Indians and Caribbeans have expressed their solidarity with the population in Gaza in many ways since the bombings began. Is an economic boycott one of them? Bloggers discuss...

2 January 2009

Guadeloupe, Martinique, Gaza: Overseas Solidarity

The recent news coming from Gaza and the Middle East has had an impact on one Guadeloupe-based blogger, who recalls the historical and steady immigration of Syrians and Lebanese people...

23 December 2008

A Caribbean Christmas

'Tis the season - and nowhere celebrates Christmas quite like the Caribbean! Here's a glimpse into what bloggers are doing to get into the spirit of the festivities...

Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyane: Celebrating Christmas with “Chanté Nwel”

With Christmas approaching, the French Overseas Departments of Guadeloupe, Martinique and Guyane are vibrating to the tune of their folk musical instruments like ka (a big drum)[Fr], ti-bwa (two bamboo...

18 April 2008

Remembering Aimé Césaire

Aimé Césaire - Martinican poet, politician and consummate West Indian - passed away today at the age of 94. It is not often that politics and poetry go together, but...

30 November 2007

Caribbean: Earthquake Update

Caribbean bloggers provide timely updates on yesterday's earthquake...

29 November 2007

Caribbean: Earthquake Tremors

Just a few hours ago, the Caribbean experienced strong tremors from an earthquake that originated off the coast of Martinique - regional bloggers talk about what it was like.

24 September 2007

World Reaction to the UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights

In every society in which they find themselves, the world's 370 million indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable and marginalized. After over 22 years of negotiations and consultations, the...

26 April 2007

The French Presidential Election: A View From Outside the Metropole

This weekend, more than 60 million French cast their ballots in the first round of the French presidential election, narrowing the list of candidates to two: conservative UMP candidate Nicolas...

7 March 2007

Francophone Bloggers on Oscars and Césars

Hostess Valérie Lemercier performs a Guadeloupean zouk hit from the 80's at the Césars awards. Blogger reactions to the recent film award ceremonies in France and America are quite varied....

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