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Radical Politics in the Caribbean

Thursday, April 09, 2009
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Summer / UCSB Campus Left
Location Details:
Location: Embarcadero hall, UCSB
City/Town: Santa Barbara, CA

RADICAL POLITICS IN THE CARIBBEAN: A Discussion with William I. Robinson, Christopher McAuley, Jeb Sprague, and Diana Barahona

Host: UCSB Campus Left
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2009
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Embarcadero hall, UCSB
City/Town: Santa Barbara, CA


You are invited to a discussion on radical political projects in the
Caribbean; looking specifically at Cuba, Grenada, Haiti, Venezuela,
and new inspirational forms of solidarity such as the Bolivarian
Alternative for the Americas (ALBA).


Wiliam I Robinson, Professor of Sociology at UCSB, is the author of
Promoting Polyarchy (1996), Transnational Conflicts (2003), A Theory
of Global Capitalism (2004), and Global Capitalism and Latin America
(2008). Working formerly as a journalist in Sandanista Nicaragua in
the 1980s, he is today a world renowned theorist on globalization and
works with the immigrants rights movement in the United States as well
as leftist social movements in the Americas. For more information

Christopher McAuley, Professor in the Department of Black Studies at
UCSB, teaches Caribbean studies and has written on Oliver C. Cox, the
Caribbean, and World Systems Theory. For more information see:

Jeb Sprague, a graduate student in Sociology at UCSB, has published
with the Inter Press Service (IPS) from Port-au-Prince, Haiti,
receiving a 2008 Project Censored Award. For more information

Diana Barahona is a master's candidate in Sociology at Cal State
Fullerton. She writes on Latin America, with an emphasis on Venezuela,
Cuba and El Salvador. Writing for CounterPunch in 2005, she was the
first journalist to expose U.S. State Department funding for Reporters
Without Borders. For more information see:

The event will be moderated by Summer Gray, a graduate student at UCSB
in Sociology and Global Studies, whose focus of study is on the
Caribbean. The event will include drinks and refreshments. For more
information or to add your organization as a sponsor of this event,
email summer.m.gray [at]

ROOM/LOCATION: Embarcadero hall, UCSB
DATE/TIME: Thursday, Apil 9, 2009 @ 6:30pm

CO-SPONSORED: Department of Black Studies, Latin American and Iberian
Studies, Orfalea Center, Global & International Studies Program,
Center for New Racial Studies, U.S.E.U. (Union Salvadorena de
Estudiantes Universitario), Students for Justice in Palestine,
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