24 June, 2020 — Mint Press
1 January 2020 — Internationalist 360°
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.
12 February 2020 — Internationalist 360°
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.
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.
31 October 2019 — Internationalist 360°
In 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.
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.
7 October 2019 — Internationalist 360°
Unemployment, high cost of living, misery, exodus, institutionalized corruption, international occupation and hunger unleashed a political and humanitarian crisis in the Caribbean country, which is immersed in a war both fierce and tender against its own destiny.