The Movement For Social Justice is calling on Trinbagonians to use the observance of Emancipation Day to reflect on the state of our nation and the condition of our people in this month.
In a media release on Monday, the MSJ said the watchwords – the price of freedom is eternal vigilance – are most appropriate at this time.
MSJ said our journey out of slavery and up to freedom is far from complete.
It claimed our society is being reshaped and if it continues we may very well be back to Massa Day.
MSJ said this is not in any way to suggest that there will be a return to slavery, but that there is taking place a reinforcing of the very status quo that existed at the time of Emancipation.
It said we have a very small number of economic elites – companies and individuals – that have a huge amount of wealth; a shrinking number in the middle, the majority who are barely able to make ends meet and a very large number who are in desperate situations where their children don’t have food to eat.