Caribbean

The Making of the Caribbean People

This lecture on what James has called "perhaps the strangest community in existence" was delivered in Canada in the summer of 1966, at the Second Montreal Conference on West Indian Affairs.

1996: Turks and Caicos Islanders Attempt to Remove Governor

Tensions between the population of the island group and their appointed Governor led to months of protests demanding the removal of the governor.

A general strike starting from refinery workers at the caribbean island of Curacao - awaiting new masters from China

Curacao strike refinery workers 2016

The strike of a week of refinery workers, followed by the general strike on September 15 in Curacao, has aroused much interest in the Caribbean. In particular, the fact that a mysterious third party showed up paying over 1.8 million ANG [Antillean Guilder (ANG). Per 23-9-2016 1 ANG = 0,50 EUR or US$ 0,57] in back wages, has caused astonishment. F.e. Surinam media reported extensively on the workers' actions. One remembers the Curacao strikes and riots of May 30 1969, that were repressed by Dutch marines, and that led to changes in policy.

Brief Account of the Devastation of the Indies

A contemporary account and condemnation of the brutal expansion of the Spanish Empire into the West Indies.

Black rebellion: five slave revolts - Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Contemporary illustration of the Nat Turner Rebellion

Detailed histories of five important episodes of slave revolt, excerpted from a longer book called Travellers and Outlaws by abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson, first published in 1889. Unfortunately it contains language and a perspective tainted by the widespread prejudice at the time, however we reproduce it in full for historical information only.

"Caribbean Correspondence"

"Caribbean Correspondence" , Subtitled "Workers Control and Self-Management", # 2 July 1978, entitled "Crisis Time"

This issue scanned for libcom.org by New York/New Jersey Workers Solidarity Alliance archives.

Views and Comments No. 32 (November 1958)

The No. 32 (November 1958) issue of Views and Comments, an anarcho-syndicalist leaning publication produced out of New York by the Libertarian League from 1955 until 1966.

Black people in the British empire: an introduction - Peter Fryer

British troops round up suspected Mau Mau resistance fighters

Acclaimed writer Peter Fryer exposes the exploitation and oppression of Britain's colonies, looks at grassroots rebellions and restores black people to their rightful place in Britain's history.

Mass deportations in the Dominican Republic

'Haitians' facing mass deportation from the Dominican Republic

Hundreds of thousands of black people are facing expulsion from the Dominican Republic, after new rules allowing the state to strip Dominican citizenship from ‘Haitians’.

Anarchist Federation of Central America and the Caribbean formed

First Congress of the FACC March 2015

After several months of preparation and preliminary discussions, a congress took place which approved the founding of the Anarchist Federation of Central America and the Caribbean (FACC).