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Essential Dissent
Gerald Horne, Jemima Pierre
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June 15, 2021, 2:18 p.m.
Audio from a webinar organized by U.S. Peace Council:

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At the end of the 18th century, two profound political processes unfolded. One, in 1776, led to the formation of the USA, which went on to dominate the African Slave Trade. The other, ignited in 1791, led to the Haitian Revolution, which precipitated a general crisis of the entire slave system that could be resolved only with its collapse — not least in the U.S. itself in 1865. Unfortunately, those who feasted on free labor have not forgotten and will never forgive Haiti, including today when the USA, Canada and the European Union (especially France) continue to interfere maliciously in Haiti's internal affairs.

Moderator: Henry Lowendorf


Professor Gerald Horne, University of Houston
Professor Jemima Pierre, University of California Los Angeles
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There are 2 versions of this webinar on the R4A server. Both versions are the full webinar, including the Q&A (Run time 01:31:58), lightly edited for pacing and content, mostly removal of "um, uh, you know" and false starts. I didn't add my own intro/outro to either version:

Version 1: A -24 LUFS Mp3 optimized for RADIO PLAY.

Version 2: A -19 LUFS Mp3 optimized for downloading onto a computer or mobile device for INDIVIDUAL USE. Identical content to Version 1, but a louder file encoded at a lower bitrate so it takes up less space.

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You can use it to download all or part of the R4A Essential Dissent archive (in at least .wav format) via my OneDrive account, and I plan to continue to post new episodes to that account even if R4A at some point becomes non-functional.


Approximate Times:

00:00:00 Henry Lowendorf (Run time 2:33)
00:02:33 Gerald Horne (16:36)
00:19:09 Jemima Pierre (17:04)
00:36:13 Q&A (55:45)
01:31:58 End

Haiti vs. Imperialism and Neocolonialism -24 LUFS Download Program Podcast
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Haiti vs. Imperialism and Neocolonialism -19 LUFS Download Program Podcast
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