Category Archives: Caribbean

Dec 14th, 2018: The Mirabal Sisters of the Dominican Republic

The UN-recognized Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was dedicated on the anniversary of the assasinations of the rebellious Mirabal sisters by the Dominican dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. The LMC speaks with Elizabeth Manley about the long and rich history of feminist activism in the DR before, during, and after the Mirabal murders. Elizabeth Manley is the author of, “The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and Authoritarian Politics in the Dominican Republic.”

Dec 7th, 2018: The History of Cuban Healthcare

Many people in US corporate media tend to use Cuban healthcare as the great boogeyman to scare off Americans of any type of reform in the US. But what does Cuban healthcare actually look like? How does it actually work? What did Cuban healthcare look like before the revolution. The LMC speaks with Don Fitz about the early years and development of Cuba’s healthcare system. Don Fitz is a member of the editorial board for Green Social Thought.

Sept 14th, 2018: LGBTQ Victory in Trinidad & Tobago

On our first ever episode on Trinidad & Tobago, the LMC speaks with Andre Bagoo about a landmark victory for the local LGBTQ community on striking down colonial-era anti-gay laws. Andre Bagoo is a Trinidadian poet and journalist. He will also discuss the significance of T&T’s first ever pride parade after the court ruling.