Monthly Archives: May 2020

Florida’s history of urban racial riots and MLK Jr. 1964 St Augustine movement

In this special episode of The Florida History podcast, released early this week due to the civil disobedience and protesting going on nationally in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, we look back at Florida’s history with urban racial strife in the 1980’s and 1990’s. The 1980 Miami riots were the worst urban riots in […]

The Floridazation of the American right: #COVID-19, urban protests, WHO and China: Trump’s week, every possible thing he could do wrong, he did wrong.

Protests engulfed urban areas this week as protests over police brutality became the largest civil unrest we’ve seen in this country since 1968. I know many of our readers and supporters were in the streets and those of you who made the effort I salute your patriotism. A week that started with us honoring our […]

#COVID-19 fallout: International airline service to/from Florida in June (May 31 update)

This week’s update includes sad news about TAME, Ecuador’s state-owned carrier which is being liquidated. Fort Lauderdale was the last destination served in the USA by Tame. Aeroflot Miami- Moscow (SVO) SUSPENDED (normally 4x weekly) Aeromexico Miami-Mexico City Once weekly effective June 15 (normally once daily) Orlando-Mexico City Twice weekly effective June 15 (normally 10x […]

Trump’s #Ladakh lie and China coddling crystallizes what is at stake in November

Earlier this week President Trump waded into a decades old border dispute between two of the world’s most populated and powerful countries – China and India. Both are nuclear power and among the five largest economies in the world. These Sino-Indo disputes are historically ones which India has never wanted mediated by a western nation […]

Privatizing Major Tom: Going ballistic for profit

One of the stellar American achievements of the last half-century has been privatized. It is the latest chapter in the neoliberal transformation that has changed a county with a market economy into a market society. Few things in recent American history captured the imagination and interest of pubic the way the space race did. At […]

Expressway revolts and toll roads in Florida

Throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s activism was fueled by opposition to the building of urban expressways throughout the country. Florida was no different. This week on The Florida History Podcast, we discuss the expressway revolts in Florida as well as the cancelled roads, activism that came from the fights and the eventual fight between Democrats […]

#COVID-19 fallout: International airline service to/from Florida in June (May 24 update)

This week’s update includes sad news about TAME, Ecuador’s state-owned carrier which is being liquidated. Fort Lauderdale was the last destination served in the USA by Tame. Aeroflot Miami- Moscow (SVO) SUSPENDED (normally 4x weekly) Aeromexico Miami-Mexico City Once weekly effective June 15 (normally once daily) Orlando-Mexico City Twice weekly effective June 15 (normally 10x […]