We stand with Haitian journalists!

Tuesday, 15 November 2022 — Peoples Dispatch

Over 160 journalists and media outlets from across the world, including Atilio Borón, Vijay Prashad, Hermela Aregawi, Rania Khalek, Eugene Puryear, and Carlos Aznarez signed a letter to express solidarity with their Haitian colleagues and demand justice.

by Peoples Dispatch

This year alone, eight journalists have been killed by police and paramilitaries in Haiti, according to data from the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA). This increase in violence against press professionals at a time of mass uprising has been widely condemned by civil society and human rights organizations in the country and internationally.

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The Last Thing Haiti Needs Is Another Military Intervention: The Forty-Second Newsletter (2022)

Thursday, 20 October 2022 — The Tricontinental

Gélin Buteau Haiti Guede with drum 1995Gélin Buteau (Haiti), Guede with Drum, ca. 1995.

Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

At the United Nations General Assembly on 24 September 2022, Haiti’s Foreign Minister Jean Victor Geneus admitted that his country faces a serious crisis, which he said ‘can only be solved with the effective support of our partners’. To many close observers of the situation unfolding in Haiti, the phrase ‘effective support’ sounded like Geneus was signalling that another military intervention by Western powers was imminent. Indeed, two days prior to Geneus’s comments, The Washington Post published an editorial on the situation in Haiti in which it called for ‘muscular action by outside actors’. On 15 October, the United States and Canada issued a joint statement announcing that they had sent military aircraft to Haiti to deliver weapons to Haitian security services. That same day, the United States submitted a draft resolution to the UN Security Council calling for the ‘immediate deployment of a multinational rapid action force’ into Haiti.

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Canada Supports Oligarchic Gangsterism in Haiti

Tuesday, 6 September 2022 — Yves Engler

Haitian police Port-au-Prince July 7 2022

Rosa Luxemburg popularized the dictum “Socialism or Barbarism”. Since World War I Leftists of various stripes have adopted or modified the maxim. In Haiti the struggle has been between those seeking “poverty with dignity” and oligarchic gangsterism. Unfortunately, Canada has been on the side of barbarism.

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Why does the United States continue to occupy a Haitian island?

15 August 2022 — Ayibo Post

Melissa BeralusBy

The Americans mined a million tons of guano on the island without paying a cent to the Haitian authorities. Other countries have sold the product for hundreds of millions of dollars

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In 1857, two Americans, Peter Duncan and Edward Cooper, landed on the coast of La Navase, an island of 5 km square, located 40 km from the town of Jérémie. It is an island that belongs to Haiti, according to the Haitian Constitution of 1801.

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In Cité Soleil, the G9 Federation in All-Out War with G-Pèp

Wednesday, 13 July, 2022 — Haiti Liberté

Kim Ives

A Haitian street gang fighting in Port-au-Prince in 2021. A major battle between the G9 and G-Pèp is now raging in Cité Soleil.

On the evening of Jul. 11, amid fierce gun battles, a combatant of Haiti’s “Revolutionary Forces of the G9 Family and Allies, Mess With One, You Mess With All” (commonly referred to as the G9) called a Haïti Liberté source: “Right now, I’m lying in Ti Gabriel’s bed,” he told the source.

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A Dirty Occupation: The UN’s Criminal Enterprise and Ecological Catastrophe in Haiti

18 November 2021 — Internationalist 360°

Jemima Pierre

A Dirty Occupation: The UN’s Criminal Enterprise and Ecological Catastrophe in HaitiUN tanker truck offloading the raw sewage of MINUSTAH Peacekeepers at Morne Cabrit sewage treatment plant in January 2013. Photo: Isabeau Doucet

What are the environmental and ecological impacts of large-scale military occupations by the United Nations “peacekeeping” missions? The deadly cholera epidemic unleashed on the Haitian people by UN soldiers is an extension of a totality of violence – material, political, and ecological – enacted by a presumably humanitarian peacekeeping mission.

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Revolutionary Front Seizes Haiti’s Largest Fuel Terminal as US Weighs Military Intervention

14 November 2021 — MintPress News

 Port-au-Prince

Jimmy Cherizier and the FRG9 have taken control of Haiti’s most important shipping terminal, demanding the resignation and trial of Acting Prime Minister Ariel Henry. While the Biden administration is reluctant to intervene, the Beltway establishment is ramping up the pressure.

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Haiti’s debt of independence

1 September, 2021 — Yves Engler

2003 sticker demanding repayment from France

In the vast history of imperialist exploitation few episodes match the depravity of Haiti’s debt of independence. Military blackmail of a small country by a superpower, prioritizing “property rights” over human rights, racial capitalism, a sellout “light skinned” local bourgeoise and the way our past haunts the present are all part of the story.

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Imperialism and its discontents

20 August 2021 — New Frame

The United States has wreaked destruction across the planet and bringing an end to its reign of terror is urgent. But an organisation such as the Taliban offers only new forms of oppression.

Circa 1915: American naval officers and marines from the USS Washington come ashore for the capture of Port-au-Prince in Haiti. (Photograph by Getty Images)Circa 1915: American naval officers and marines from the USS Washington come ashore for the capture of Port-au-Prince in Haiti. (Photograph by Getty Images)

On the night of 14 August 1791, enslaved Africans gathered in the Bois Caïman forest and planned the revolt that would begin the Haitian Revolution. Last week, on the 230th anniversary of this meeting, Haiti was hit by an earthquake that has upturned the lives of more than a million people. The count of the lives lost stood at 1 941 at the time of writing, with around 10 000 more injured. The following day, the Taliban took the city of Kabul and thereby control of Afghanistan.

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Haiti News Links 15-16 August 2021

16 August 2021 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Haiti earthquake: Death toll climbs to 1,297 as storm nears
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-58222888

Why Not Boycott US Products Until It Ends Its Embargo of Cuba and Leaves Guantanamo?
https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/08/why-not-boycott-us-products-until-it-ends-its-embargo-of-cuba-and-leaves-guantanamo/

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Haiti News Links 14-15 August 2021

15 August 2021 — The New Dark Age

First Footage From Haiti Hit By 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake (Number Of Casualties Updated)
https://southfront.org/first-footage-from-haiti-hit-by-7-2-magnitude-earthquake/

5.8-magnitude tremor rocks Haiti as it reels from devastating quake that killed over 300
https://www.rt.com/news/532080-haiti-quake-aftershock-new/

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Outsiders Impose Leader in Haiti Yet Again

4 August 2021 — CovertAction Magazine

By Yves Engler

Left: Protest against Canadian interference in Haiti in 2004 after coup against popular Haitian leader Jean-Bertrand Aristide. [Source: globalresearch.ca]. Right: Haiti’s new Prime Minister below flags of countries that selected him. [Source: haitilibre.com]

U.S., Canada, France, Spain, Germany and Brazil Disregard Wishes of the Haitian People and Select Ariel Henry—who sold out to the Western powers following the country’s 2004 coup—As Successor to Slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

It is déjà vu all over again.

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Haiti News Links 12-13 July 2021

13 July 2021 — The New Dark Age

Suspected Assassins of Haitian President Moïse Trained by US, Linked to Pro-Coup Oligarchy
https://www.globalresearch.ca/suspected-assassins-haitian-president-moise-trained-us-linked-pro-coup-oligarchy/5749828

Former Canadian Embassy Worker Arrested In Haiti Assassination Worked For Shadowy Security Firm
https://southfront.org/former-canadian-embassy-worker-arrested-in-haiti-assassination-worked-for-shadowy-security-firm/

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The assassination of Jovenel Moïse

9 July 2021 — Yves Engler

Jovenel Moïse was a violent and corrupt tyrant. While his passing may not elicit much sympathy, the Haitian president’s assassination should not be celebrated.

Backed by Washington and Ottawa, Moïse appears to have been killed by elements within his own violent PHTK political party. The well-organized operation was probably bankrolled by one of the country’s light skinned oligarchs and almost certainly carried out with support from inside the government. Police controlled the road to his house yet this video shows a convoy of armed men moving methodically up the hill towards the president’s residence. The presumed assassins announced that they were part of a US Drug Enforcement Agency operation.

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Suspected Assassins of Haitian President Moïse Trained by US, Linked to Pro-Coup Oligarchy

9 July 2021 — Mint Press News

Regime Change with Extreme Prejudice

As the investigation into Moïse’s murder unfolds, the U.S. is laying the groundwork to deploy troops into Haiti for the fourth time in 106 years, at the request of a figure it has spent decades grooming.

by Dan Cohen

PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI — As shock grips the Caribbean island nation of Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, the Haitian government has carried out a campaign to arrest suspects it alleges are responsible for the murder.

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Real Facts about the “coup d’Etat” in Haiti by the high Command of the PNH and members of PHTK

10 July 2021 — Zili Danto

by Bernard Sansaricq

This is also directed to the Government of Colombia – The American People and all Free people of the World.

We will not swallow the lies of the International Press including the BBC of London- The US Medias and Miami Herald – the French Press, etc…

These are the facts that we know to be true!

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Haiti News Links 7-8 July 2021

8 July 2021 • 18:15 — The New Dark Age

The Assassination of President Jovenel Moise: The U.N. “Peace-Keeping” Mission Has Failed to Implant Political Stability and Security in Haiti
https://www.globalresearch.ca/un-failed-implant-political-stability-security-haiti/5749605

What’s Behind The Assassination Of Haitian President Moïses?
https://www.mintpressnews.com/whats-behind-the-assassination-of-haitian-president-jovenel-moises/277864/

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The Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

7 July, 2021 — Dissident Voice

Smells like a Rat

by Black Alliance for Peace

Unknown assailants overnight assassinating Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was a horrific act that should be condemned in no uncertain terms. Unfortunately, such violence is unsurprising. As the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) noted in its July 6 press release, Moïse’s actions since usurping power have brought Haiti to a boiling point, with heavily armed gangs being unleashed, both supported by and enabled by the Haitian elite and those international “friends” of Haiti, including the United States, the United Nations, the Core Group and the Organization of American States.

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