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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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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Haitians protest their president in English as well as Creole, indicting US for its role in country’s political crisis

10 May, 2021 — The Conversation

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Ph.D. Candidate of International Relations, Florida International University

 

Protests signs seen laying on the ground, saying 'Jovenel must go' in English and Creole
Protest signs on the ground before a march on March 28, 2021, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to denounce President Jovenel Moïse’s efforts to stay in office past his term. Valerie Baeriswyl/AFP via Getty Images

Haitian protesters on the nation’s streets have a laundry list of reasons they believe President Jovenel Moïse should resign.

They blame Moïse for overstaying his term, which should have ended on Feb. 7, for fiscal austerity that has caused rapid inflation and deteriorating living conditions and for sponsoring gang attacks that have killed at least 240 people since 2018, according to human rights groups.

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The Foreign Roots of Haiti’s “Constitutional Crisis”

6 February, 2021 — NACLA

Haiti’s president’s term has come to an end, but he refuses to step down. Solidarity is urgent.

Jovenel Moïse speaks at his inauguration ceremony after taking the oath of office, Port-au-Prince, February 7, 2017. (UN Photo / Igor Rugwiza / Flickr)

Jovenel Moïse speaks at his inauguration ceremony after taking the oath of office, Port-au-Prince, February 7, 2017. (UN Photo / Igor Rugwiza / Flickr)

As per usual, news on Haiti in the United States remains limited, except for during periods of “crisis.” As if on cue, U.S. media began reporting on Haiti’s “constitutional crisis” this week.

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Experts See Ulterior Motives Behind US Decision to Finally Deport Haitian Death Squad Leader

24 June, 2020 — Mint Press

Former paramilitary leader Emmanuel Constant who has just been deported from the US walks down the stairway of a plane as he arrives at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Human rights groups have accused Constant of killing and torturing Haitians when he became the leader of the Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s presidency was toppled in 1991. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Emmanuel “Toto” Constant was immediately arrested after touching down in Port-au-Prince, 26 years after he fled to the US following the Raboteau massacre.

Major Uprisings in Haiti Appear New, but Reflect Centuries of Haitian Resistance to Oppression

1 January 2020 — Internationalist 360°

A-APRP

Mass Anti-Government Protests

Mass protests have been taking place in the small Caribbean country of Haiti for several months now.  Those protests are so intense that they threaten to bring the country to a complete standstill.  The Haitian government’s response to the protests have resulted in dozens of deaths and massive destruction throughout various parts of Haiti, particularly throughout the capitol city of Port-au-Prince.  The current protests have been taking place since August of this year.  The masses of Africans in Haiti, infuriated by the government’s increases in fuel prices, have been engaging in open revolt against the government.  The capitalist media is reporting that the basis of the protests are demands that Haitian President Jovenel Moise resign from office, but the underlining reasons for the unrest go much deeper than that.

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The Story of the Haiti’s Earthquake Camps

12 February 2020 — Internationalist 360°

Timothy Schwartz

https://haitiliberte.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/IDP-camp-in-Haiti-after-the-quake-696x475.jpg
Haiti’s Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake – a decade ago this week — was one of history’s great natural disasters. However, it was not as great as the world’s large humanitarian relief organizations and their allied media outlets would have us believe. It became a money-making tragedy.

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The kidnapping of Haiti By John Pilger

28 January 2010 — John Pilger

[A timely reminder with this excellent essay by John Pilger from 2010. WB]

The theft of Haiti has been swift and crude. On 22 January, the United States secured “formal approval” from the United Nations to take over all air and sea ports in Haiti, and to “secure” roads. No Haitian signed the agreement, which has no basis in law. Power rules in a US naval blockade and the arrival of 13,000 marines, special forces, spooks and mercenaries, none with humanitarian relief training.

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