In Haiti, ICE is Spreading COVID-19

Greg Dunkel Despite widespread protests that it will spread the pandemic, the Trump administration’s ICE officials plans to continue deporting COVID-positive Haitians and other immigrants on Swift Air jets, like the one pictured here. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Department of Homeland Security agency charged with deporting people from the United States, scheduled 100…

Resisting COVID-19 in Haiti

Pierre Labossiere On March 19, 2020, shortly after international institutions made known that millions of dollars would be available to impoverished countries with COVID-19 cases, Haitian authorities finally addressed the coronavirus pandemic by declaring that there were two cases in the country. People in Haiti were outraged by the silence and inaction of the authorities…

Haiti: From the 1804 Revolution to the Current Crisis

Diana Carolina Alfonso and Lautaro Rivara A brief revolution and a never-ending counter-revolution It is difficult for us to understand Haitian social formation and the deep crisis of the neocolonial, neoliberal and post-state model behind it, without situating ourselves at the exact point of a long parable of re-colonization of the country, in what constitutes…

Haiti by the Numbers, Ten Years Later

Jake Johnston The Haitian National Palace crumbled during the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake. Number of government ministry buildings that stood after the earthquake: 1 Magnitude of earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010: 7.0 Years since an earthquake of that magnitude struck Haiti: 168 Number of aftershocks, over 4.5 magnitude, in the week after…

The Story of the Haiti’s Earthquake Camps

Timothy Schwartz Haiti’s Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake – a decade ago this week — was one of history’s great natural disasters. However, it was not as great as the world’s large humanitarian relief organizations and their allied media outlets would have us believe. It became a money-making tragedy. That is the message of the following…

The United Nations and Haiti: 15 Years of Unilateral War

Lautaro Rivara A domestic political crisis in Haiti in 2004 was used to justify an unprecedented operation; deploying a multilateral military force in a country that was not enduring a civil war, nor attacking other countries, nor committing genocide. A small insular nation, impoverished and in crisis, whose military forces had been demobilized in 1995,…

International Colloquium Denounces Crimes of UN Mission in Haiti

Peoples Dispatch Over 100 Haitian and international delegates have been participating in the International Colloquium “Occupation, Sovereignty, Solidarity: Towards a People’s Tribunal on Crimes of the MINUSTAH in Haiti”. Photo: Alba Movimientos Haiti In the history of brutal wars and imperialist occupations that have been such a common feature of the past centuries, the case…

“U.S. Imperialism Uses Haiti to Sabotage Regional Unity”

Lautaro Rivara Camille Chalmers is one of the most renowned intellectuals in the Caribbean, and his work as a teacher and researcher has a global presence. Economist, specialist in the analysis of integration processes and in the formulation of alternative public policies. He coordinates the PAPDA platform and is one of the most renowned political…

After Signing a Pact of Unity, Haitian Opposition Returns to the Streets

Lautaro Rivara Thousands of demonstrators across Haiti mobilized on a new anniversary of the Battle of Vertières on November 18. Both the high-class metropolitan, commercial and residential areas as well as the marginalized neighborhoods of the capital Port-au-Prince, were shaken in the early hours of November 19 by the sound of several gunshots from unknown…

Stephen Lewis: The NDP’s Liberal Imperialist

Yves Engler If the New Democratic Party wants to be part of the solution and not a barrier to creating a better foreign policy it needs to start telling the truth. Stephen Lewis is a liberal imperialist who largely ignores Canada’s contribution to African subjugation. Just before the election Svend Robinson for Burnaby North-Seymour published…