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…

Crisis in Haiti Reaches New Dimensions

Lautaro Rivara In the seventh week of protests, and 100 years after the assassination of Charlemagne Peralta, the hero of resistance to the American invasion of 1915-1934, Haitian majorities are mobilizing throughout the country today. In the capital Port-au-Prince they will march, significantly, to the North American embassy, denouncing the continuity of the American interference…

Heroic Rebellion in Haiti Demands Ouster of U.S. Puppet President Jovenel Moïse

Rachel Domond Nearly every day over the last 15 months has seen thousands of Haitian demonstrators taking to the streets of the capital Port-au-Prince and other major cities across the country to demand the resignation of U.S.-backed president Jovenel Moïse. Today, the landscape of Port-au-Prince is apocalyptic, reflecting the fierce class war that has been…

Latin America vs. Neoliberalism: The Haiti Chapter

Port-au-Prince is paralyzed. Schools are closed, as are medical centres and any other state agency, for over a month. The country was invaded through the MINUSTAH (United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti). The massive mobilizations of the Haitian people are cornering the government of Jovenel Moíse daily. This is the latest chapter in the Latin…