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 […]

Jean Jacques Dessalines, Emperor of Haiti

  Jean Jacques Dessalines was born in 1758 a slave in St Domingue now known as Haiti. Dessalines is known as one of the founders of Haiti. He was first General to Toussaint L�Ouverture. He was unable to read or write and his body was scarred with strokes from the whip of his black master. […]

That John Danger coup at Fort Augusta

by BY SHALMAN SCOTT TOUSSAINT L’OVERTURE … signed peace treaty Long before the Jamaica Defence Force headquarters at Up Park Camp, during British slavery around the world, including Jamaica, Fort Augusta in St Catherine was the ultimate and final national military defence location in Jamaica. It was at that location in 1808 that the blacks in the […]

Police Massacre in Gran Ravin – Protesting students in Cap Haitien beaten by police

 Reports of a mass killing by the US/UN occupation-trained and supervised Haitian police in the working-class neighborhood of Gran Ravin in Port-au-Prince, the nation’s capital. Police brutally beat teachers and students in the northern city of Cap Haitien, who were demanding money for education, not to restore the murderous army Monday 11/13/17 was a day of […]

We’ve Seen a Glimpse of Wakanda in Real Life—The Haitian Revolution

by ALEX D. AUGUSTE An essay on how the world’s first black republic is as close to Marvel’s fictional kingdom as we get. As Marvel Studios prepares for the debut of Black Panther next February, the fandom of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown increasingly, where newfound fans are eager to dive into both the storyline and world […]

The Unreported News from Haiti

The relentless attacks on democracy in Haiti continue as Haitians, who have lived under United Nations MINUSTAH military occupation since the 2004 coup d’etat against popularly elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, rise up to demand governmental accountability and economic justice. The most recent wave of protests began in early September marking the anniversary of the Sept 11, 1988 St Jean […]