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

1 January 2020 — Internationalist 360°

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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

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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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International Colloquium denounces crimes of UN Mission in Haiti

10 December 2019 — Peoples Dispatch

Delegates from over 100 organizations gathered in in Port-au-Prince to bring to account those responsible for the 15 years of UN occupation in Haiti and design a strategy for justice and reparations for the survivors

Over 100 Haitian and international delegates have been participating in the International Colloquium “Occupation, Sovereignty, Solidarity: Towards a People’s Tribunal on Crimes of the MINUSTAH in Haiti”. Photo: Alba Movimientos Haiti

Crisis in Haiti Reaches New Dimensions

31 October 2019 — Internationalist 360°

Lautaro Rivara

https://image.insider.com/5da3c0fb695b58492866dfba?width=1100&format=jpeg&auto=webpIn the seventh week of protests, and 100 years after the assassination of Charlemagne Peralta, the hero of resistance to the American invasion of 1915-1934, Haitian majorities are mobilizing throughout the country today. In the capital Port-au-Prince they will march, significantly, to the North American embassy, denouncing the continuity of the American interference in the domestic affairs of the Caribbean nation.

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Mass protests against endemic poverty, government corruption convulse Haiti By Richard Dufour

9 October 2019 — WSWS

Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince and several other major cities have been virtually shut down for the past three weeks in a continuation of mass anti-government protests that have erupted at regular intervals since July of last year. Impoverished youth from working-class neighborhoods have come out by the tens of thousands to denounce their hellish conditions of life.

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Shooting at Haitian Parliament surprises few as anti-Government protests continue by Jane Regan

26 September 2019 — NACLA

Hundreds of photos of burning barricades in the streets have been circulating on WhatsApp

An Associated Press photographer and a security guard were both injured when a Haitian senator pulled out a gun and started firing outside the parliament this week. Suddenly news outlets around the world remembered Haiti. The “if it bleeds it leads” adage was proven right once again.

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