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A Dossier on Disaster Capitalism and Haiti

Just three days after the January 10, 2010 earthquake activist and journalist Naomi Klein alerted her readers to the impending ways in which capital would use Haiti’s crisis as a means for exploitation and accumulation. “Readers of the The Shock Doctrine know that the Heritage Foundation has been one of the leading advocates of exploiting […]

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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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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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On Shithole Countries and Racial Capitalism: The City Bank in Haiti

Donald Trump’s recent description of Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa as “shithole countries [sic]” offered an ugly example of how US foreign policy is often shaped by the dictates of racial capitalism – by an economic system suffused with racial ideology and racist thinking. The comment recalls an earlier episode of racial capitalism in Haiti which is […]

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