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 […]

HOW THE UNITED STATES CRIPPLED  HAITI’S DOMESTIC RICE INDUSTRY

Haiti’s hunger crisis is no accident – it is the direct result of US economic policies imposed on rural Haiti beginning in the 1980s. The story of how the US undermined Haiti’s domestic rice industry explains why a nation of farmers can no longer feed itself.  by Leslie Mullin  We are all living under a […]

Haiti in Crisis: What Next After The Stolen Election?

by Robert Roth Addressing an overflow audience in Oakland in late April, Dr. Maryse Narcisse, presidential candidate of Fanmi Lavalas, the party of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, spoke about the necessity of reforming the justice system, investing in education and health, and the decisive role of women in the fight for democracy. Reflecting on the devastation […]

Kreyol Chronicles: Surf Haiti with the Boys of Kabic Beach

Words by Jesse Serwer Photos by Christopher L. Mitchell Model: Sara Charles Kabic is Haiti’s first and, thus far, only surf community. On a typical afternoon, you might find a dozen or so local boys and young men riding the swells at this picturesque, banana tree-lined beach east of Jacmel, on the country’s southern coast. […]

Haiti, stop the repression! No impunity! NO NEW ARMY!

by Haiti Action Committee The people of Haiti need our solidarity in the face of the increasing violence of the fraudulently imposed government of Jovenel Moise. Last Thursday, July 14, 2017, in Petionville, Haiti, near Port-au-Prince, a young book vendor was shot to death by a police officer in front of horrified witnesses. The police […]

Haiti & Bastille Day

By Stephen Millies July 14 is Bastille Day. On that date in 1789 tens of thousands of poor people in Paris attacked a hated prison called the Bastille and began the French Revolution. The continual intervention of poor people in the cities and countryside — particularly in Paris — drove the revolution forward. Karl Marx […]

Heroines of the Haitian Revolution

BY LAURENT DUBOIS What is the role of an artist in the face of political repression? What is the place of culture in the midst of injustice and terror? Haitian writer Marie Vieux-Chauvet (1916–1973), author of powerful novels representing the experience of living under the Duvalier dictatorship, confronted such questions throughout her life. One of […]

Oakland – April 23rd, 3PM Welcome Haitian Dr. Maryse Narcisse to the Bay Area!

Dr. Maryse Narcisse, Haitian grassroots leader and Fanmi Lavalas presidential candidate Sunday, April 23rd, 3-5 PM First Presbyterian Church of Oakland 27th Street and Broadway, Oakland $10-25 sliding scale, no one turned away A benefit for the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund   Music by – Vukani Mawethu Choir – Phavia Kujichagulia and Val Serrant Danny […]