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Grenadian Revolution

(1979-1983)


On 13 March, 1979, the New Jewel Movement led by Maurice Bishop overthrew the dictator Eric Gairy. Despite imperialist aggression and condemnation, the revolutionary socialist government ruled as the People's Revolutionary Government of Grenada from 13 March, 1979 to 29 October, 1983. During the latter half of the government's rule, destabilization campaigns by the imperialist powers resulted in factional struggles between Prime Minister Bishop and Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard, which ended in a military coup and Bishop's assassination in 1983. Less than ten days later, sensing weakness and demoralization, the Reagan administration manufactured false pretenses for war and invaded the nation with a military force three times the size that of the Grenadians, crushing the nascent revolution and all its progress.


1973: Manifesto of the New Jewel Movement
1979: Workers and Peasants Topple Grenada Regime, The Burning Spear
1979: Maurice Bishop Address to the 34th General Assembly of the United Nations
1979: Grenada - Let Those Who Labour Hold The Reins: An Interview with Bernard Coard, Liberation and Race & Class
1980: Assassination Attempt Fails in Grenada, The Burning Spear
1981: Maurice Bishop & Chris Searle Grenada: Education is a Must
1981: In Grenada Black Folks Do For Self, The Burning Spear
1981: Grenada: Nobody's Backyard, The Burning Spear
1981: BUF Tours Revolutionary Grenada, The Burning Spear
1982: Third Festival of the Revolution: Diary of Events, People's Revolutionary Government of Grenada
1982: Cuban News on Grenada, Cuba News
1983: Fidel Castro Press Conference on Grenada
1983: Fidel Castro The Bells Tolling Today for Grenada May Toll Tomorrow For the Whole World
1982: Castro Denounces U.S. Action in Grenada, Pravda
1984: A. B. Ammon Ode to Maurice Bishop, The Rambler
1984: The Defeat of the Grenada Revolution Shows Absolute Necessity to Build A United African Socialist Movement, The Burning Spear
1984: Interview with Don Rojas: Grenada - What Went Wrong?, The Black Nation

 

 

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