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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Boycott Jamaica?

May 2008


Jamaica is beset with violence and lawlessness. The island nation has one of the highest murder rates in the world — and police, instead of being an antidote to violence, are often themselves perpetrators and accomplices.


Amnesty International confirms that among those “socially excluded communities” frequently targeted for violence are Jamaica’s gay people. Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, Allsexuals, and Gays (JFLAG) reports 43 anti-gay mob attacks in 2007 and claims at least 10 anti-gay murders in 2005 and 2006. Earlier this year, Human Rights Watch reported on an attack on four gay men sharing a… Continue reading