Black Internationalism and the Colonial Challenges Facing Haiti and Venezuela

A Haitian man at one of this weeks protests against corruption holds a sign reading “Thank you Commander Chavez for PetroCaribe, Rest in Peace” (Jean Marc Hervé Abelard / EFE)   Protests in Haiti over the misuse and pocketing of copious amounts of Petrocaribe funds stemming from Venezuela have turned violent this week, with a […]

Fanmi Lavalas Press Release

Fanmi Lavalas July 8, 2018 The Fanmi Lavalas Political Organization salutes the courage and determination of the Haitian people who decided to rise against the misery, hunger, exclusion and corruption that have been the hallmarks of this government. With the skyrocketing cost of living already intolerable, the government is adding fuel, gasoline, and kerosene to the fire to […]

Haitian workers march for living wage

By G. Dunkel Inflation is a cruel blow in Haiti, where the per capita income is $350 a year ($409 in urban areas), and the daily minimum wage is only $2.50 for workers in the textile industry. Workers throughout Haiti know that life is getting harder, and it’s difficult just to feed themselves and their […]

AFROPUNK MIXTAPE #40

CELEBRATE WORLDWIDE RESISTANCE WITH AFROPUNK MIXTAPE #40 FEAT. THE FEVER 333, YOUNG FATHERS, DOOKOOM, MÉLISSA LAVEAUX, AND MORE By Nathan Leigh April 2, 2018 Resistance is nothing new. We’ve been resisting against white supremacist cis-hetero patriarchy since day one. On our latest Mixtape #40 “The People Resist”, we celebrate resistance worldwide, with artists representing the US, […]

Haiti: From trafficking to debt

Jérôme Duval Жером Дюваль جيروم دوڥال  Translated by  Jenny Bright Edited by  Supriyo Chatterjee সুপ্রিয় চট্টোপাধ্যায়   This Caribbean country is not in debt, it is a creditor. It is France which owes it money. Explanation by Jerome Duval, of CADTM.     Poverty in colonised countries has greatly increased due to a transfer of debt: the […]

Fake News by Omission: the Haiti Example

By William Blum “I’m happy to have a president that will bluntly speak the truth in negotiations,” Eric Prince commented on Breitbart News. “If the president says some places are shitholes, he’s accurate.” Thus did Mr. Eric Prince pay homage to Mr. Donald Trump. Prince of course being the renowned founder of Blackwater, the private army […]

Trump’s Racism Toward Haiti Is not an Aberration

By Nia Imara Trump’s racist comments about Haiti and African countries—made January 11 on the eve of the eighth anniversary of the terrible earthquake in Haiti—were vulgar and unacceptable, but they are not an aberration. Rather they reflect the reality of U.S. policy toward so-called “underdeveloped” black and brown nations. In the wake of Trump’s […]

How Haiti helped build Philadelphia

by  Stephen Millies The wealth produced by enslaved Africans in Haiti, Guadeloupe and Martinique made French capitalists rich. Even before the 1789 bourgeois revolution, France had 3,000 miles of canals and the beginnings of industry. Haiti also helped build Philadelphia. The richest man in the United States from before 1810 to his death in 1831 was […]

What and Who is the Biggest, Ugliest Shithole in the World?

  In a meeting with congressional leaders over immigration “reform,” and other issues, Donald Trump burst out, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” He was referring to African countries and Haiti and El Salvador. Instead, he suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like (overwhelmingly […]