fix articles 20007, lavalas
Dr. Maryse Narcisse of Haiti Visits Southern California (tags)
“Despite their overwhelming responsibilities, the women are always there. [Applause.] We are a very patriarchal society, but very matrifocal. [Laughter.] They call the women of Haiti 'the central pillar.' The women don't let themselves get discouraged by crisis situations, and despite the very difficult two years of electoral struggle they never got discouraged.They always maintained the torch of struggle for liberation. [Applause.] They are examples by their actions. . . . It is clear that the Haitian people are bent on the struggle. More than ever they are fighting for dignity, democracy, freedom, and the respect of their rights.” – Dr. Maryse Narcisse, April 24, 2017
Poll projects low voter turnout in Haiti: Protests banned (tags)
Whether or not the polling information and conclusions of the Haiti Priorities Project are correct, the upcoming elections in Haiti are shaping up to be the first real foreign policy debacle of the Obama administration since it took office.
Electoral Sham in Haiti (tags)
Haiti's democracy is an illusion
Controversial Senate elections planned in Haiti (tags)
The apparent decision to green light the contentious ballot by Obama comes on the heels of a ruling by Haiti's Provisional Election Council or CEP to exclude the Fanmi Lavalas party of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide on procedural grounds.
Damning the Flood (tags)
A brilliant review of a new book on Haiti.
Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" - Part II (tags)
Part II of Hallward's superb book on Haiti.
Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" - Part I (tags)
A superb book on recent Haitian history.
Happy B-Day to Haiti's Exiled Former President Arisitide! (tags)
Today Jean Bertrand Arisitide celebrates his birthday in exile years after the 2004 US supported coup that led to his kidnapping by US military forces after coup the against this former populist President of Haiti..
HAITI'S ACHIEVEMENTS UNDER ARISTIDE AND LAVALAS - NOW LOST SINCE THE U.S. LED COUP (tags)
Achievements by Aristide and Lavalas during their 10 years in office and conditions now in Haiti after the coup
Haiti, Venezuela, Benton Harbor, New Orleans: The Grassroots Mobilizes (tags)
LA public meeting a historic coming together of grassroots struggles in the United States with the movement against US/UN occupation in Haiti and Venezuela’s ‘peaceful and democratic revolution’.
Haiti's election and human rights violations (tags)
"If you ever receive a fundraising appeal in the mail from Amnesty International, DO NOT SEND THEM A CHECK. Send it back, and put on it, 'What about Haiti?'" -- Kevin Pina.
Haiti: AFL-CIO and the Batay Ouvriye (tags)
For many activists, academics, and labor historians in the 1980’s the AFL-CIO became referred to as the AFL-CIA. Founded in 1961 the American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD) was the AFL-CIO’s foreign organizing wing for Latin America and the Caribbean. Along with its counterparts in Africa, Asia, and Europe, AIFLD was used to undermine leftist trade movements, support dictators such as the Duvalier’s and back military coups in Chile and Brazil.
Nov 2nd = Fete Ghede in Haiti (tags)
November 2nd is Fete Ghede in Haiti, or All Souls Day when the ancestor spirits of the deceased walk alongside the living..