Haiti and African Liberation in the Americas

Editors, The Black Agenda Review TRANSCRIPT: Gerald Horne: Haiti and African Liberation in the Americas The Haitian Revolution was not only a victory for the millions of enslaved Africans in the Americas, it was a victory for all working class people.” “Abolitionist Haiti was the main campaigner against enslavement of Africans before 1888, when the…

“Bolívar’s Thinking Is Based On the Need for Human Progress”

Alex Anfruns A conversation between Alex Anfruns and Christine Pic-Gillard, author of a new study: Bolívar (Ellipses, 2020) The political and humanist stature of Simón Bolívar, leading figure of the Liberation of Latin America, continues to powerfully inspire the left movements of the continent. Simón Bolívar, a 19th century Venezuelan statesman, embodied the progressive ideals…

End Canada’s Support for Haiti’s Dictatorship

Yves Engler The Trudeau government continues to be committed to dictatorship in Haiti. They continue to provide vital policing and other assistance to Jovenel Moïse’s regime as its violence becomes ever more difficult to deny. At the end of last month Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic co-published a report with L’Observatoire Haïtien des…

Caribbean Organizations Condemn Israeli Campaign of Ethnic Cleansing

CARIBBEAN ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON CARICOM, THE US, BRITAIN AND EUROPEAN UNION TO TAKE URGENT ACTION The Caribbean Pan-African Network (CPAN), the Network for Defense of Humanity, Caribbean Chapter, Organization for the Victory of the People (Guyana), The People’s Empowerment Party (Barbados) and the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration condemn what can only be described…

Slave Rebellions and Mutinies Shaped the Age of Revolution

Steven Hahn The Age of Revolution (1770–1850), bookended by the American and French Revolutions on the one side and the Revolutions of 1848 on the other, is widely viewed as the progenitor of the modern Euro-Atlantic world. Its intellectual energy fused the liberal and republican ideas of John Locke with the ideals of the eighteenth-century…

Southern Command Goes to War

Jorge Elbaum Last week, the head of the Pentagon’s Southern Command, Admiral Craig Faller, concluded his farewell tour in the Dominican Republic, participating in the Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC) together with military leaders from countries committed to Washington’s objectives of isolating Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, and at the same time hindering and/or restricting the…

ALBA-TCP Revitalizes Fight Against Patriarchy and Imperialism

Kawsachun News Venezuela’s Minister for Women and Gender Equality, Carolys Pérez intervenes in the ALBA-TCP meeting on Women and Gender, accompanied by the Vice Minister for Multilateral Affairs, Daniela Rodríguez on April 7, 2021. “It is not possible to separate the struggle against patriarchy from the struggle against imperialism and the hegemonic policies of domination,”…

Combat in Apure: A Political-Military Crossroads

Fernando Rivero U.S. Military Doctrine. Neoliberal Globalization conditions the current U.S. Military Doctrine. Its principles, tactics, techniques, procedures, terms and symbols are based on a dense political philosophy, from a particular interpretation of the philosophy of war. U.S. military thought (based on the theoretical approaches of Hobbes, Machiavelli, Foucault and Morgenthau, among others) evolved in…

Haiti: We Have Dared to Be Free

A Conversation with Camille Chalmers An analysis of Haiti’s current context, the implications of US imperialism for democracy, and the state of popular struggles. On February 15th, 2021, The People’s Forum hosted a conversation with Mamryah Dougé-Prosper, Camille Chalmers and Sabine Lamour, all Haitian activists and organizers who provided analysis of Haiti’s current context, the…

US Military Bases, Training, and New Threats

Pablo Ruiz In Latin America and the Caribbean, the army, the DEA, the CIA, and other U.S. agencies, have innumerable bases of operations, facilities, offices, as military agreements that allow them to operate at any time in our territories. In the past, they claimed that their objective was to combat communism, subversion, revolution, which challenged…