Popular rebellion in Haiti!

There is in course a popular rebellion in Haiti, with unpredictable consequences. By Daniel Sugasti.         The country is exploding politically, taken by demonstrations and barricades, apparently self-organized. There are also sackings in shopping malls. The center is Puerto Principe, the capital, and the northern city of Cap-Haitien. The trigger was the...

With over 10 days of Protests, the Haitian People demand Moïse’s Renunciation

Last Thursday, February 7, the Haitian President Jovenel Moïse completed two years in office. This fact was met with people’s protests demanding his renunciation. By Catalina Ibarra The massive demonstrations extended throughout the following week, keeping the country paralyzed and on fire. Until now, there have been at least nine...

“Haitian people do not need this occupation”

For the past five years, Brazilian army has been in the leadership of a military occupation of the poorest country in Latin America. Unlike what is being said, these troops are not there to offer an alleged humanitarian aid to Haitian population. The contrary is true: during these years...

Haiti Rises Up Against Moïse

The world is boiling. To the impressive processes of mobilization crossing Hong King, Lebanon, Iraq, Algeria, Catalonia and other places, we need to add Latin America, now: Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Chile, Honduras, Bolivia. By Daniel Sugasti.   Although with much less media coverage, the popular upraise hitting Haiti for seven weeks deserves...

Out with Martelly! Minustah troops out of Haiti now!

 The shameful military occupation of Haiti by the UN troops (MINUSTAH) reveals its true face once again. Michael Martelly’s right wing government finishes its term on February 7th, wrapped in a huge political crisis. The fraud attempt on the past elections unleashed a popular rebellion and prevented the second...

Protest Anti-Worker DR Court Decision

On September 23, 2013, the Constitutional Court in the Dominican Republic issued a ruling that effectively targeted and revoked the Dominican nationality of descendants of Haitian immigrant workers born in the Dominican Republic since 1929 on the ground that these workers were “in transit”.  While the legal basis for...

“Troops intervened to squash worker mobilizations and protect imperialist demands”

Interview with a Haitian activist on the Imperialist Occupation of Haiti The New York branch of Workers’ Voice interviewed Kiki Makandal, a One Struggle member in New York City and one of the organizers of Batay Ouvriye Solidarity Network. A longstanding Haitian activist living in New York since 1981, Makandal told...

Out with the UN troops from Haiti!

Terrible news have been leaking out recently revealing the character of occupation forces of the UN Blue Helmets in Haiti (MINUSTAH). On the night of 24th January during an attack ordered by the UN Security Council, 400 soldiers backed with helicopters penetrated the poorest neighbourhoods of Puerto Principe, the...

Haiti – Two Tragedies: The Hurricane and the Military Occupation

A new tragedy fell over Haiti. The hurricane Matthew left a trace of destruction along the country. The South coast and part of the interior of the West region in the country were strongly hit. The official numbers mention almost 900 deaths, plus 350.000 shelterless. Certainly the real numbers...

Free Zone: imperialist exploitation all over again

This morning we got to know a marvel of world architecture: a great fortress built by the Negro emancipated slaves and not by Europeans in the colonies (.) The Citadel, in the outskirts of Ca-Haitien, is a showcase of uneven and combines development applied to architecture and military engineering....

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