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Misery and Despair Plague Haitians (tags)
endless Haitian misery
Haiti Earthquake: Capitalism, Occupation and Revolution (tags)
The earthquake that wrecked the capital of Haiti and surrounding areas on January 12 produced human tragedy of almost unfathomable proportions. It has been termed “the most destructive natural disaster in modern times.” Five months later, Haiti is no longer in the headlines or on the nightly TV news, but for the hard-hit Haitian population the scene has hardly changed. Now a new disaster is in the making as the hurricane season begins. This was a calamity made by capitalism: the earthquake was predictable and was predicted; the inferior construction methods are the result of Haiti’s poverty, and the swollen slums were the result of U.S. policies that have destroyed Haitian agriculture, forcing peasants off the land. On top of everything, Haiti is under imperialist occupation: Washington makes sure it has ultimate control of the strategically placed island, as it has throughout the Cold War and since. Haiti's devastation is not the result of “natural” causes or even “neo-liberal” policies – it is the product of the oppression of this semi-colonial country by the imperial masters ever since black slaves rose up to abolish slavery and throw out the colonialists two centuries ago. No new “economic model” can resolve this: what’s required is a new Haitian Revolution, a workers revolution overthrowing capitalism throughout the Caribbean and extending into the heart of imperialism.
Preparing Haiti for Exploitation and Plunder (tags)
America plans to ruthlessly plunder Haiti for profit
Child Slavery in Haiti (tags)
abusing Haitian children
Focus on Haiti: Washington's Militarized Takeover (tags)
Washington plans exploitation, not humanitarian aid
Disaster Capitalism Headed to Haiti (tags)
worker exploitation follows disaster
The Big One Devastates Haiti (tags)
Haiti is now ripe for plunder
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.
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.
mercenaries without borders (tags)
privatisation of armies and security are a utter defeat of freedom and democracy. Read why.
UN Peacekeeping Paramilitarism (tags)
How UN peacekeepers are used as thuggish paramilitaries for empire.
Haiti: Sickness Spreads in National Penitentiary (tags)
A newly released investigation into the deadly scourge of Beri-beri in Haiti's National Penitentiary uncovered evidence that the clash between the manufacturing process used in U.S. processed rice and the traditional Haitian rice cooking method has been killing poor young men behind bars and leaving others morbidly ill. by Jeb Sprague and Eunida Alexandra*
CLOSING HAITI'S "OPEN VEINS" - RENE PREVAL'S IMPOSSIBLE MISSION (tags)
Exposing the lies and deception in the corporate media
LA Times biased reporting on Haiti (tags)
The Los Angeles Times is providing extremely biased one sided reporting on Haiti. We are asking that students and citizens from across Southern Calfiornia go here http://www.latimes.com/services/site/la-comment-foreign,0,4931549.htmlstory Enter in a comment about Carol J. Williams poor reporting. Let the Los Angeles Times know that this kind of biased one sided propaganda is too much.
Haiti: $100,000 NED Grant to Batay Ouvriye- Anti-Aristide "leftists" (tags)
Recently declassified National Endowment for Democracy (NED) documents reveal that a "leftist" workers' organization, Batay Ouvriye (BO), which promoted and called for the overthrow of the constitutionally elected government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was the targeted beneficiary of a US $99,965 NED grant routed through the AFL-CIO's American Center for International Solidarity (ACILS). Listed in NED's "Summary of Projects Approved in FY 2005" for Haiti, the grant states, "ACILS will work with the May 1st Union Federation- Batay Ouvriye [ESPM-BO] to train workers to organize and educate fellow workers."
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'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.
10/19 Americas Watch Haiti: Continue Oppression and Killings in Haiti+Video! (tags)
On Friday, September 23, 2005, the Director General of the Haiti National Police Leon Charles, UN Force Commander Lieutanant General Augusto Heleno Ribiero Pereira of Brazil, and the Special Representative of the United Nations Juan Valdes of Chile were convicted of violations of Haitian law and international law including crimes against humanity. This verdict was delivered by the jury of the First Session of the International Tribunal on Haiti. The Tribunal was held in Washington, DC at George Washington University at the Elliott School of International Affairs.
From Haiti to New Orleans, Yes to Justice and Relief, Not Death and Occupation (tags)
A protest against the US/UN occupation of Haiti and the massacre of Haitian people was held Sept. 30th outside the Brazilian Consulate in Beverly Hills. The LA event was part of an international day of outrage; actions took place in 40 cities in 15 countries.
The New Haitian Revolution: Resistance to U.S. & U.N. Occupation (tags)
". . . Why Haiti has been persecuted for the last 200 years? Because it is an affront to the colonial powers to have slaves rise up and defeat them. It is a bad example. [Applause.] There are a lot of lessons to be learned, and they don't want it ever to happen again. [Applause continues.]" -- Margaret Prescod, Pacifica Radio
U.S. Congress Increases Backing for Haiti Coup Regime (tags)
Haiti: U.S. Subcommittee passes bill to recruit and deploy U.S. citizens in support of Dictatorship
Protests, Vigils to Mark One-Year Anniversary of Coup d'etat in Haiti (tags)
Protests in Several Cities to Call for Investigation into U.S. Role in Last Year's Coup, Ending Discrimination Against Haitian Refugees Speaking Tours, Vigils, Film-Screenings, and Faith Reflection Will Also Commemorate Haiti Solidarity Week 2005
STOP THE COUP IN HAITI! (tags)
The counter-revolutionary thugs who have named themselves, the "Haitian National Revolutionary Liberation Front" are directed by commanders like Guy Philippe - a U.S.-trained former Haitian soldier who has attempted at least three coups in the last four years. Commander Louis Jodel Chamblain, the #2 ranked leader of the notorious CIA-backed FRAPH death squads that terrorized Haiti in the 1990s. Chamblain was convicted in both the assassination of Antoine Izmery, a pro-democracy businessman in 1993, and the 1994 Raboteau massacre of innocent civilians. These are the so-called "rebels" the press lauds as leading the "rebellion" in Haiti. What we are witnessing is a U.S. backed coup against the twice democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.