The Haitian struggle for life and dignity in Brazil

It's a rainy and cold afternoon in São Paulo. Along with Fedo Bakuti, 38, coordinator of the Social Union of Haitian Immigrants (USIH), an association affiliated to CSP-Conlutas, I go to the shelter in which are hundreds of Haitian immigrants that arrive every day at São Paulo.  On the...

Four years after the earthquake and ten years of military occupation

Millions of dollars entering the country are used to deepen social inequalities, ending up in the hands of big business and international NGOs. January 12, 2014 marks the fourth anniversary of the earthquake that struck Haiti, destroying its capital and near cities and leaving a balance of more than...

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...

New York Protests against the Occupation of Haiti

Last week Workers Voice took part in two days of protests in New York City against Brazilian Troops in Haiti. In July 26th we participated in a rally against the occupation of Haiti.  This rally was an International Workers Solidarity (IWS) and NYC SOLIDAR joint initiative and marked the...

CSP – Conlutas starts a campaign for the end of the UN occupation troops in Haiti.

CSP – Conlutas – a Brazilian Popular and Trade Unions Federation has started a campaign for the end of the UN occupation troops in Haiti, the MINUSTAH. It is an important campaign in solidarity with the Haitian workers and people, at a time when the Martelli’s new government...

Fight starvation wages

In the context of heavily armed repression in the textile industry, including the use of thugs, the police carried out workplace raids at sites where fights for jobs and against starvation wages are taking place. At the same time the bourgeois are enjoying total impunity over acts that...

Conlutas makes a solidarity visit to Haiti

Arriving to the warrior and fighter Haiti On Tuesday, March 30th, at around 3 o’clock pm, we arrived at the airport of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.     We have just taken the first steps in the Haitian territory and the havoc caused by the earthquake of January 12th hit us right...

“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...

Out with MINUSTAH from Haiti now!

Faced with brutal repression by the UN troops of the protest due to the increase of prices of food  A few days ago, thousands of Haitians walked into the streets of Port Prince and other Haitian cities to protest against the steep increase of the prices of food that made...

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