PARAMILITARISM AND THE ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY IN HAITI

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Paramilitarism And The Assault On Democracy In Haiti

Author : Jeb Sprague
ISBN : 9781583673034
Genre : Political Science
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In this path-breaking book, Jeb Sprague investigates the dangerous world of right-wing paramilitarism in Haiti and its role in undermining the democratic aspirations of the Haitian people. Sprague focuses on the period beginning in 1990 with the rise of Haiti’s first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and the right-wing movements that succeeded in driving him from power. Over the ensuing two decades, paramilitary violence was largely directed against the poor and supporters of Aristide’s Lavalas movement, taking the lives of thousands of Haitians. Sprague seeks to understand how this occurred, and traces connections between paramilitaries and their elite financial and political backers, in Haiti but also in the United States and the Dominican Republic. The product of years of original research, this book draws on over fifty interviews—some of which placed the author in severe danger—and more than 11,000 documents secured through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. It makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of Haiti today, and is a vivid reminder of how democratic struggles in poor countries are often met with extreme violence organized at the behest of capital.
Category: Political Science

The Plot To Control The World

Author : Dan Kovalik
ISBN : 9781510745018
Genre : Political Science
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Russia’s foreign policy is following the lead of the United States. As politicos and pundits wring their hands about alleged Russian collusion and meddling in the 2016 US presidential elections, Dan Kovalik reminds us that the US has been meddling in other countries’ elections and democratic processes for decades, and with terrible results. While the US holds itself out as a beacon of democracy and freedom in the world, the US’s actions stray quite far from this pretense. From Vietnam in the 1950s, when the US blocked elections which would have allowed the Vietnamese people to vote for a unified country and for their own president, to the overthrow of democratic governments in Iran and Guatemala and the consequent installation of brutal regimes which killed tens of thousands, the US has undermined democracies in ways which make the alleged Russian “meddling” (the sum total of which involve claims of social media posts and computer hacking) look like mere child’s play. The Plot to Control the World details these instances of US interference and other instances of meddling in other countries’ democratic processes, such as in Nicaragua, Haiti, Venezuela, Greece, the Congo, Honduras, and even in Russia in the very recent past. These examples put the current allegations against Vladimir Putin and Russia into historical context and challenge the reader to consider that, if the US does not want other countries to interfere in its elections, it may be high time for the US to stop its interference in other countries around the world.
Category: Political Science

Global Capitalism And The Crisis Of Humanity

Author : William I. Robinson
ISBN : 9781107067479
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book discusses the nature of the new global capitalism, the rise of a globalized production and financial system, a transnational capitalist class, and a transnational state and warns of the rise of a global police state to contain the explosive contradictions of a global capitalist system that is crisis-ridden and out of control.
Category: Business & Economics

Author : سمير أمين
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Sanctions In Haiti

Author : Elizabeth D. Gibbons
ISBN : 0275966062
Genre : Business & Economics
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Gibbons analyzes the ruinous three-year trade embargo imposed on Haiti in response to the September 1991 coup d'etat to President Aristide's return to office in October 1994. Drawing on contemporary research of noted academics and international legal experts, Gibbons places Haiti's experience of sanctions in a wider context. From the Haiti case, she draws conclusions about the utility of comprehensive sanctions as instruments for the advancement of democracy and human rights and recommends measures that policymakers may find better suited to achieving these objectives.
Category: Business & Economics

Globalizing The Caribbean

Author : Jeb Sprague
ISBN : 1439916543
Genre : Political Science
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The beautiful Caribbean basin is fertile ground for a study of capitalism past and present. Transnational corporations move money and labor around the region, as national regulations are reworked to promote conditions benefiting private capital. Globalizing the Caribbean offers a probing account of the region's experience of economic globalization while considering gendered and racialized social relations and the frequent exploitation of workers. Jeb Sprague focuses on the social and material nature of this new era in the history of world capitalism. He combines an historical overview of capitalism in the region with theoretical analysis backed by case studies. Sprague elaborates upon the role of class formation and the restructuring of local states. He considers both U.S. hegemony, and how various upsurges from below and crises occur. He examines the globalization of the cruise ship and mining businesses, looks at the growth of migrant labor and reverse flow of remittances, and describes the evolving role of export processing and supranational associations. In doing so, Sprague shows how transnationally oriented elites have come to rule the Caribbean, and how capitalist globalization in the region occurs alongside shifting political, institutional, and organizational dynamics.
Category: Political Science

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ISBN : 9953825610
Genre : Arab Spring, 2010-
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ISBN : 9953011397
Genre : Civil society
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Category: Civil society

Getting Haiti Right This Time

Author : Noam Chomsky
ISBN : UOM:39015060108688
Genre : History
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The U.S. has done it--again!
Category: History