Thursday, May 14, 2020

Pre-order this new edited volume with Pluto Press

You can now pre-order a copy of the new book Futures Held Hostage: Confronting US Hybrid Wars and Sanctions in Venezuela



It will be out this October with Pluto Press.  I wrote Chapter Six in the book which is titled: "Washington's Hybrid Warfare on Venezuela: Multipronged Intervention in an Age of Globalization". Here is a link to the Pluto page for the book.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The US government’s ‘divide and conquer’ tactics in the Caribbean

The below article looks over ongoing attempts by the Trump administration to intensify geopolitical divisions within the Caribbean community and in the context of the economic war on Venezuela. It is published in The Canary UK. Click here for Dutch, French, and Spanish versions, and an English audio version below:

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Haiti and Covid-19

Here is a new article, co-authored with Nazaire St Fort. Here are Spanish, Portuguese, and French versions of the article. We look at Haiti on the precipice of the Coronavirus.  Here is also an interview I did on this topic with Doug Henwood at the Left Business Observer, and below is a YouTube interview with Anya Parampil's show Red Lines.

-Population of 11.3 million  
-64 ventilators  
-30 to 123 ICU beds 
-Some experts warn that many hundreds of thousands may die, while others warn up to 20,000 could perish.
-Battered by years of man-made and natural disasters, Haiti has few resources to shoulder it.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Interview with Hilbourne Watson on theory, imperialism, global capitalism, and Caribbean thinkers




Listen above to a special two part-interview series that I conducted with Dr. Hilbourne Watson for "The East is a Podcast". Also see his academia page here.

In the first part of the interview he briefly provides his thoughts on a number of topics: historical materialism, liberal internationalism, imperialism, globalization, racialization, patriarchy, intellectual production, and identity politics. He also discusses briefly his writings on the anglophone Caribbean. 

 In the second part Watson provides some of his impressions on the intellectual and scholarly contributions of some of the towering twentieth century-radical thinkers and political economists with roots in the region (such as Frantz Fanon, C.L.R. James, Aimé Césaire, Walter Rodney, Eric Williams, Oliver Cromwell Cox, Norman Girvan, and Gordon Lewis). He also provides some thoughts on the Cuban revolution, black nationalism, pan-africanism, contemporary Haiti, and on what he sees as important works in Caribbean studies today and in regards to those by women scholars.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Development & global capitalism

Here is a short piece "development and global capitalism" that I have co-authored with Hilbourne Watson, Emeritus Professor at Bucknell University. It is published in Sectors, the newsletter of the American Sociological Association's Sociology of Development Section. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Interview on Dominica (an island in the anglophone Caribbean)


Here is a short interview that I did on the radio show "By any means necessary", and a longer interview on the Podcast "Around the empire", where we discuss the political economy of Dominica and recent events.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Top Bolivian coup plotters trained by US military’s School of the Americas, served as attachés in FBI police programs



Read my short investigative piece here on how the top plotters of the November 10th coup d'état in Bolivia were trained at the School of the Americas (SOA) and served as Attachés in an FBI-connected police program. Spanish and French versions are also now online.

I did a webinar for SOA Watch on this topic, as well as interviews with the Progressive Commentary HourRT, NTVAnadolu Agency, and the Scott Horton Show. This research was also reported on by Antiwar.com, CounterpunchDigital JournalDissent, Jacobin, the Katie Halper show, France's Libération newspaper, Prensa Latina, the Times-Call, and Truthdig.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Race & Class review of "Globalizing the Caribbean"

Race & Class has published a review of my new book, by Dr. Jerry Harris, National Secretary of the Global Studies Association of North America.  Read it here

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Review of 'Global Displacements: The Making of Uneven Development in the Caribbean'

 I have a new book review looking at Marion Werner's "Global Displacements: The Making of Uneven Development in the Caribbean".   It is published in the Journal of World-Systems Research. You can read it here.   

Friday, August 9, 2019

The New Republic on Trinidad and Tobago

I am quoted in The New Republic magazine on how the U.S. government's hybrid war on Venezuela serves as a key factor in that country's migration crisis, in turn impacting other nearby states such as Trinidad and Tobago.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Order my new book and get a 40% discount.

You can now order a copy of my new book on the Temple University Press website, and get a 40% discount. Use the code GLOCAR19 to receive the discount. It will be out in mid-July. 


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

New chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Global Studies

I have a co-authored chapter (with William I. Robinson) looking over the idea of a transnational capitalist class (TCC), and the different findings and debates on this topic.  The chapter is published in the  The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies, edited by Mark Juergensmeyer, Manfred B. Steger, and Saskia Sassen. Read the full chapter here.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Washington's hybrid war on Venezuela

Here is a lengthy op-ed article that I have published looking at the Trump administration's hybrid war on Venezuela. The article was published in The Canary. Here are Spanish and French versions of the article.  I was also interviewed on this topic on the Podcast Around the Empire

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Interview on the Caribbean & the Trump administration's policies toward the region


Here is a two-part video interview that I conducted with the listener-sponsored alternative media outlet The Real News Network.   We discuss current events in the Caribbean, focusing on the Trump administration’s new aggressive policies toward Cuba and its attempts to divide CARICOM.  The videos are posted below: 

Part One

Part Two

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Co-signed open letter on Venezuela in Common Dreams

I am a co-signer of this open letter calling for dialogue and an end to U.S. intervention in Venezuela.  The full letter can be read here.


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

La Saline massacre

Read here a short article that I have written for The Canary, a news website based in the UK. The article looks at the recent massacre conducted by state and/or state backed forces in the neighborhood of La Saline in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. See here for a French version.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Global Capitalism in the Caribbean

The 2018 summer issue of NACLA Report on the Americas includes my new article: "Global Capitalism in the Caribbean".  Read the article here or download the PDF here. Here is a French and Spanish translation of the article.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10714839.2018.1479465?needAccess=true#aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cudGFuZGZvbmxpbmUuY29tL2RvaS9wZGYvMTAuMTA4MC8xMDcxNDgzOS4yMDE4LjE0Nzk0NjU/bmVlZEFjY2Vzcz10cnVlQEBAMA==


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Working paper published by Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

I have a new working paper (a non-refereed research paper) published with the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), a think tank in Berlin.  The paper is titled "State transformation in globalizing Asia: New geopolitics or a restructuring of social power relations?".   You can read it here