Haiti

Why Are Haitians Rising Up?

We interviewed Lautaro Rivara, a sociologist and journalist currently located in Haiti, to learn about the complex social and political context of the ongoing protests against the government.

Protests Continue in Haiti Against the Government of Jovenel Moïse

Protesters in Haiti continue to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse, who has the backing of imperialist powers. Neither the Moïse government nor the opposition parties offer a real alternative for the Haitian people.

Haiti Begins General Strike

In the midst of a devastating economic crisis and rising crime wave, unions across Haiti have called a general strike against both the spate of kidnappings and the corrupt regime of Jovenel Moïse.

Annals of American Imperialism: The 1991 Coup in Haiti

On this day in history, in 1991, the democratically elected government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide in Haiti was overthrown in a coup. U.S. imperialism, which had intervened in Haiti throughout the 20th century, helped restore him to power — but only because it served the interests of capitalism. The United States turned around and overthrew him again the following decade.

What Could Be More Legitimate Than Toppling a Statue?

The toppling of statues this year did not begin in the United States, but in the former French colony of Martinique. A perspective from France on the meaning of the movement to depict the real history of slavery and colonialism reveals what is really behind the argument against destroying these monuments.

Selective Grief and Haitian Resistance

Largely ignored by international media, Hurricane Matthew has left 877 people dead in Haiti. These deaths are not only a product of the hurricane–they are a product of racism, capitalism and imperialism.