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Caribbean Workers and Capitalist Geography: An interview with Marion Werner

Geographer Marion Werner’s Global Displacements: The Making of Uneven Development in the Caribbean is among the most important, and easily the most innovative, work of political economy to emerge on the Caribbean region over the past decades. Issued by the excellent Antipode Book Series, the imprint of Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, Global Displacements […]

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Haiti, 1982: Les opérations étrangères

Georges Anglade (1944-2010), Atlas Critique d’Haïti. Montréal: ERCE et CRC. Groupe d’études et de recherches critiques d’espace, Département de géographie, UQÀM. Centre de recherches caraïbes de l’Université de Montréal, 1982. Click map for larger version; click here to download book.

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Jean-Claude Duvalier, February 8, 1986

Aislin (alias Terry Mosher), Baby Doc flees Haiti to France (Ink, felt pen, overlay on paper. February 8, 1986. McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec.

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Haiti: PEPPADEP and the Cochon Creole

Recognizing the threat that African Swine Fever constitutes for the United States and the rest of the Western Hemisphere, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has worked with countries that have suffered outbreaks. When an ASF outbreak occurred in the Dominican Republic in 1978, APHIS supported the country’s […]

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Haiti: Rebuilding

“What are we? Since that’s your question, I’m going to answer you. We’re this country, and it wouldn’t be a thing without us, nothing at all. Who does the planting? Who does the watering? Who does the harvesting? Coffee, cotton, rice, sugar cane, caco, corn, bananas, vegetables, and all the fruits, who’s going to grow […]

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Haiti: Monsanto

Following the disaster, Monsanto donated money to the recovery, but it was clear a donation of our products – quality corn and vegetable seeds – could really make a difference in the lives of Haitians. “Monsanto Donates Corn and Vegetable Seeds to Haiti,” Monsanto.com (2010) “A new earthquake” is what peasant farmer leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste […]

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Afghanistan: Markets

In Kabul can be had the products of Khurasan, Rum, `Iraq and Chin (China); while it is Hindustan’s own market. Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur, The Babur-Nama (ca. 1530, trans. 1922) Notwithstanding the tightly closed door into Afghanistan, trade with the outside world is increasing, important improvements are projected, and European and American ideas, fashions, and articles […]

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Haiti: Markets

The famous Code Noir (Black Code) of 1685 outlawed the slave-operated markets, but the French colonists protested that they were absolutely necessary to the commerce of the colony and the French government changed the law the next year and allowed the slave-operated markets to continue. Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, “Black Resistance in Colonial Haiti,” Black World/Negro […]

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