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Crucifixion de Charlemagne Pérale pour la Liberté

Detail from Philomé Obin (1891–1986), Crucifixion de Charlemagne Pérale pour la Liberté, 1970.

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Canada, Haiti, and Military Occupation: A Dossier

• Canada in Haiti: Who Engineered the Overthrow of Democracy? • Canadian Crimes in Haiti: Beyond Complicity. • “Legalized Imperialism,” “Responsibility to Protect” and the Dubious Case of Haiti. • No Time for Democracy: Six years of Canada in Haiti. • Declassifying Canada in Haiti: Part I: Canadian officials planned military intervention weeks before Haitian coup. • Declassifying Canada […]

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 12 January 2010

Evelne Alcide, Seisme (Earthquake), 2010. Museum of International Folk Art/Museum of New Mexico. Click links for more information; click image for larger version.

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Haiti: Roots of an Uprising

Despite two U.S.-orchestrated coups against the administrations of former president Aristide, despite a sophisticated COINTELPRO-style campaign aimed at dividing and marginalizing Fanmi Lavalas and its allies, despite 14 years of United Nations military occupation, despite stolen elections, and despite the grinding economic misery facing most Haitian families, the popular movement has persisted. Robert Roth, “Haiti: […]

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Radical Black Reading: Late summer, 2018

A few late summer’s reading suggestions, with a little nod to the impact of the revolutions of 1917 and 1968 on the Caribbean. In Toussaint Louverture: A Black Jacobin in the Age of Revolutions (Pluto) Charles Forsdick and Christian Hogsbjerg have produced what is arguably the most important biography of Louverture since CLR James’ magisterial Black […]

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Labor and Liberation: An Interview with Margaret Stevens

The Public Archive. A proud product of New Jersey public schools, historian Margaret Stevens went to Newark’s University High School and Rutgers College in New Brunswick before completing her doctoral work in the Department of American Civilization at Brown University. She is the author of the path-breaking study Red International and Black Caribbean: Communists in […]

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Imperialism and Apocalypse: An Interview with Gerald Horne

Historian and political activist Gerald Horne is the Moores Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. He grew up te Missouri, where he graduated from Beaumont High School in St. Louis in 1966, and obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Princetion (1970), a J.D. from University of California, Berkeley (1973), and […]

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The Birds of Haiti and San Domingo

Charles B. Cory, The Birds of Haiti and San Domingo (Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1885).

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