Grenada – October 1983 – The Real Narrative

The story that the world has been told of the events leading up to the collapse of the Grenada Revolution is quite simple. The hard-liners of the New Jewel Movement, led by Bernard Coard took action to seize power from the moderate and reasonable Maurice Bishop, leading to the latters execution. The real story is different from that of  the United States inspired narrative.

Earl Bosquet outlines the falsity of this story and presents a more accurate and nuanced version of these tragic events.

Coards Untied!

 Coard and Maurice Bishop first met in 1957, both aged 12 and grew up to be two young friends and politicians whose party, the New Jewel Movement (NJM) would 22 years later lead the country’s Revolution.Read on ...

Phyllis Coard – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MESSAGE

A world that works for everyone!

Dear Sisters and Brothers,
This March 8th marks 110 years since the first celebration of  International Women’s Day, February 28 1909.
How many actions, how many sacrifices, have women of all ages, and skin colours, undertaken during these 110 years!
In Grenada, during our Revolution of 1979-1983, young women did not flee from the sexual abuse of employers. Instead the employers were made to stop! Women were proud to take up non-traditional jobs on buses, fishing boats and heavy construction equipment. So many women made so many sacrifices, not only for themselves but also to build our country!… Read on ...

Videos – March 1st

BIG SISTAS OF THE REVOLUTION!
Grenada – Forward Ever! held its first public event on 1 March 2019

The celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Revo’ (13th March) and International Women’s Day (8th March) together with the launch of Phyllis Coard’s just published prison memoirs titled Unchained, were focused on the struggles and gains of the women of the Grenada Revolution.

Among the speakers at this uplifting event, held at Unite the Union’s Diskus Centre in Theobalds Road, London, was Jacqui McKenzie, immigration and asylum lawyer, who spoke with infectious enthusiasm about her and her friends’ experiences as young people, during the Revo’.… Read on ...

GRENADA: BIG SISTAS OF THE REVOLUTION

40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRENADA REVOLUTION IN MARCH 1979
COME AND CELEBRATE WITH US THE STRUGGLES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE REVOLUTION’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S ORGANISATION &
TRIBUTE TO SISTER PHYLLIS COARD

Friday 1 March 2019 6 pm to 8:30 pm
Diskus Centre, Unite the Union,
Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN.

Speakers: Jacqueline Mckenzie, Selwyn Strachan and Patsy Cummings

in the Chair: Jean Tate, drumming by Brother Omowale

Readings from the recently published “Unchained: A Caribbean Woman’s Journey Through Invasion, Incarceration and Liberation” by Phyllis Coard

Admission is free, but please register here…

The Grenada NWO was led by Phyllis Coard who was tasked by Maurice Bishop, the leader of the Grenada Revolution, to build the organisation from scratch.… Read on ...