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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.

Salvador Soler

March 6, 2021

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.

Protests, General Strike and A President Who Refuses to Step Down: Crisis in Haiti

Once again, there are protests and strikes against Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, who is refusing to step down from the Presidency.

Milton D'León

February 11, 2021

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.

Ezra Brain

February 1, 2021

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.

Scott Cooper

September 29, 2020

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.

Francoise Vergès

July 7, 2020

New Evidence Shows UN Troops Engaged in Sexual Abuse of Children in Haiti

A New report shows that UN Troops stationed in Haiti are likely responsible for thousands of cases of sexual abuse and rape.

Carmin Maffea

December 27, 2019

Before the Yellow Vests, Chile, and Lebanon, There Was the Uprising in Haiti

Haiti has been fighting back against austerity and government corruption since last year. But the problems that Haiti faces are deeply rooted in a colonial legacy and imperialist intervention.

Maria Aurelio

November 21, 2019

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.

Lourival Aguiar Mahin

October 10, 2016