Latin America and the US Left in the Era of Human Rights
In Solidarity, Steve Striffler addresses these key questions, offering the first history of US-Latin American solidarity from the Haitian Revolution to the present day. Striffler traces the history of internationalism through the Cold War, exploring the rise of human rights as the dominant current of international solidarity. He also considers the limitations of a solidarity movement today that inherited its organisational infrastructure from the human rights movements.
Moving beyond conventionally ahistorical analyses of solidarity, here Striffler provides a distinctive intervention in the history of progressive politics in both the US and Latin America, the past and present of US imperialism and anti-imperialism, and the history of human rights and labour internationalism.
This book is available to download through the Open Access programme.
Steve Striffler is the Director of the Labor Resource Center and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. He is the author of Solidarity: Latin America and the US Left in the Era of Human Rights (Pluto, 2018), and In the Shadows of State and Capital (Duke, 2002).
1. US Empire, Anti-Imperialism, and Revolution
2. The Caribbean under U.S. Occupation
3. The Cuban Revolution and the Cold War
4. South American Dictatorships and the Rise of Human Rights
5. Central American Solidarity in Reagan’s America
6. NAFTA, Fair Trade, and Globalization
7. Zapatistas and Global Justice
8. Corporate Campaigns and Sweatshop Activism
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