North America

We ara at home, we are in Cite Soleil

Yesterday, the road was flooded by a river after a storm. Eight hours more on the road and we are back in Port au Prince. Our faces show signs of fatigue. The last activity together with the Haitian workers is a very significant place: Cite Soleil, the greatest shanty...

The last night: to the Voodoo Rhythm

We are going back to Brazil tomorrow. BO has planned some activity with human rights organisation for this afternoon. They warn us that there may be some groups here who are for the occupation and they would want to discuss with us. The discussion was held in a large...

Haitian people wil resist and overcome

The car is crossing Port au Prince and heading towards the airport. (.) I gaze once more, already with some longing. The poverty in the overcrowded streets in contradiction with the palaces on top of this hills. Unlike in Rio de Janeiro, the bourgeoisie liven on top of the...

BO denounces persecution

After the visit of the Brazilian representation   BO wishes to inform everybody that after the visit of the Brazilian trade unionists whom we had invited so that we could be fully acquainted with their positions on the occupation, exploitation and domination reigning today in our country, our organisations have been...

CE SONT LES TROUPES DE L’ONU, QUI COMMANDENT DANS LE PAYS

RENCONTRE AVEC LE PRESIDENT   Aujourd'hui, nous sommes alles parler avec le president Rene Preval. En arrivant, il y a toutes les apparences et formalites du pouvoir : un palais luxueux, tout blanc, decore avec des bustes en bronze des heros de la liberation du pays et les fouilles avec detecteur de...

A symbolic event: 1st May in USA

As we have already seen, 1st May, as a day of workers' struggles, was born in USA in 1886 with the demonstration for an eight-hour labour day summoned by a trade union known as Gentlemen of Labour. Consequently, several leaders were jailed, tried and executed and became history as...

Virginia Tech: questions about a tragedy

Article published in Socialist Worker (newspaper of the ISO - International Socialist Organization) in April 20th.   Anyone who watched the horror unfold at Virginia Tech this week had two questions in mind: Who could do such a terrible thing--and why?   Those details were slow in coming as Socialist Worker...

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...

The minor damage?

The new joint Republican-Democrat billSenator Edward Kennedy was one of the main speakers during the rally that took place in Washington on April 10th. At the same time, together with another Democrat senator, he was the author of a bill alternative to the HR 4437 that received the...

A need of the imperialism

Massive migrationsThe massive migrations from the poor countries towards the imperialist centres are a phenomenon generated by the capitalist system. As a matter of fact, it is a process unavoidable for its functioning.On one pole of the process, poverty, destitution and starvation caused by the imperialist looting on...

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