Reconstruction in the US after abolition, whether it knew it or not, was following the pattern established by Haiti during its revolution. So it seemed like a good time to take a look and see how reconstruction after the disastrous … Continue reading “Reconstructing Haiti 1801/2010 and on”
The IMF/EU imposed Greek austerity program has and will generate human rights violations in the areas of health, nutrition, education of children and youth, life expectancy, welfare of the elderly and disabled, right to shelter, right to public transport and related social safety nets. Many countries forced to follow IMF discipline experience 5-10 year decreases in adult life expectancy after the imposition of equivalent measures.
The entire world is watching as the future of Greece, and with it that of the global economy, is hanging in the balance. As journalists and commentators worry over the prospect of a Greek sovereign default triggering a chain reaction … Continue reading “Greeks on the Move: Capitalism's Wreckage and the Demand for Real Democracy”
with Neferti Tadiar (Barnard), Micki McGee (Fordham), Randy Martin and Michael Ralph (NYU) The recent financial crisis would seem to present precisely the opportunity that the left has been waiting for: a moment of reckoning when failure is undeniable … Continue reading “2011 Left Forum Don't Take the Bait: The Left and Crisis A Social Text Roundtable”