Crisis in the Caribbean with Vijay Prashad, Ezili Dantò, and Moise St. Louis, July 22, 2021

Makers of two of the world’s most consequential revolutions, the people of Cuba and Haiti have paid the price for attempting to set forth a freer and more just world – with forced reverse-reparations, sanctions, invasions, and constant threats of “regime change.” By July 2021, in diverse ways, these matters have come to a head. With our conversation on Thursday, we will try to come to terms with the complex responses of both peoples while keeping a focus on what we have to do – “we” as in the activists in the heart of the Empire. Our guests are long-time organizers, each challenging US imperialism and white supremacy while building power among social movements and communities in the United States.

Ezili Dantò is a performance poet and playwright. She is the author/performer of the one-woman performance series – Red, Black & Moonlight. She is a human rights lawyer, cultural and political activist and the founder and president of the Ezili’s Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network.

Vijay Prashad is a historian, journalist, commentator, and widely published author of more than twenty books. He is the Executive Director of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books, and the Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter – a project of the Independent Media Institute.

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Moise St Louis, PhD, has taught both nationally and internationally, has published various articles, and opinion pieces, including “Democracy and Democratic Consolidation in Haiti”. He is also a poet. He is currently working on a book on Haitian State Formation.

Please note that Bill Fletcher, Jr., who was originally scheduled to join the program is unable to do so due to unforeseen circumstances. We look hearing from Bill again in forthcoming programs