Category: Dominican Rep.

Justin Podur: “Sovereign” Deportations: The Dominican Republic deportations cannot occur without US blessing

The influence that the U.S. has on Haiti and the DR give a special responsibility to North American friends of those countries

Auset Marian Lewis: Black Lives Matter in the Dominican Republic

Racial profiling is not just for Freddie Gray and Michael Brown. Haitians in the Dominican Republic suffer the same discrimination

Bill Fletcher: Extreme Xenophobia in the Dominican Republic

A look at the prejudice currently in the Dominican Republic, the history of segregation in public spaces, and a special comment on the Charleston shooting.

Rachel Nolan: The Roots of La Sentencia

The Dominican Republic is preparing to deport hundreds of thousands of people to Haiti. What’s behind the mass expulsion?

Daniel José Older: Why U.S. Latinos Need To Get Loud About The Dominican Republic

Antiblackness runs deep in the Latino community. We can’t afford to let it go unnoticed

Pedro Franco: Social Movements and Power

Change From below in the Dominican Republic

Gar Lipow: A Personal Meditation on Technology, Sustainabity, and Social Context

I have cancer, but thanks to modern medicine, in terms of health it may be no big deal. The surgeon will use a scalpel to remove a thin layer of tissue from the floor of the mouth along with a tiny bit of the connection to the tongue. Then a laser will cauterize it, minimizing Read more…

Bill Blum: Anti-Empire Report

Some thoughts about socialism "History is littered with post-crisis regulations. If there are undue restrictions on the operations of businesses, they may view it to be their job to get around them, and you sow the seeds of the next crisis." –    Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment analyst, CharlesSchwab & Co., a leading US provider Read more…

Emmanuel Santos: Dominican Republic: Doctors’ march repressed by police

Hundred of public sector doctors and their allies were violently repressed by police and Swat teams in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, on March 12. The police used tear gas and water cannons to prevent marchers from reaching the National Palace where they would hand in a document that listed their demands. Read more…

Nikolas Kozloff: Dominica: The Caribbean’s Next “Terror Island”?

In 1983, while aboard a New York subway, I noticed someone reading that day’s issue of the New York Post. The front page headline screamed, “YANKS INVADE TERROR ISLAND.” It was early on in the Reagan administration and the U.S. had just militarily intervened in the Caribbean nation of Grenada, ending the island’s short-lived socialist Read more…

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