COHA in Haiti: Danny Shaw Reporting on the Serious Political and Social Crisis

COHA COHA’s Senior Research Fellow, professor Danny Shaw, opens a window to the mass movement in Haiti which is demanding President Jovenel Moïse step down and cease rule by decree. Demonstrators are also calling for the release of political prisoners, the restoration of the Supreme Court justices, Police Inspector General and other opposition figures who…

Protests Continue in Haiti Against the Dictatorship and Imperialism

Peoples Dispatch A protester on February 21, 2021 holds up a sign that reads “The Haitian People Can’t Breath. Down with the Core Group”. Photo: Twitter Protests continue in Haiti against the dictatorship of Jovenel Moïse and the neo-colonialist, imperialist forces propping him up. Tens of thousands took to the streets in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince,…

Ten Commandments of Democracy in Haiti, September 25, 1991

Editors, The Black Agenda Review Almost 20 years ago, the president elected by Haiti’s poor majority gave the United Nations a lesson in the meaning of democracy for historically oppressed peoples. “Everyone must work to achieve a laboring civilization in which the roots of hunger will be eradicated.” On Wednesday September 25, 1991, Father Jean-Bertrand…

Haiti: Black Despots and White Rulers

Jemima Pierre The horror story in Haiti since 2004 is not really about despotic Black government, but is the consequence and crime of global white rule. “Moïse is the product of a broader system blocking Haiti’s democratic path and sovereignty, a system that is built and maintained by the white rulers of the world.” The…

The Caribbean Diaspora Has a SOUTHCOM Problem

Erica CainesProtesters try to pass the police cordon during a demonstration to demand the resignation of Haitian president Jovenel Moise, in the streets of Petion Ville, Port-au-Prince, Haiti October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares Only in office for three weeks, Joe Biden administration’s ideas for ‘Building Back Better,’ which includes repositioning the US as ‘leader’…

Political Crisis Deepens in Haiti as Jovenel Moïse Refuses to Transfer Power

Tanya Wadhwa Thousands of Haitians continue to take to the streets across the country, to demand that US and EU backed President Jovenel Moïse respect the Constitution and leave power. Photo: Prensa Latina Jovenel Moïse has launched an attack on opposition forces who have demanded he respect the country’s constitution and step down. Meanwhile they…

Haiti: Between Biden and the Wall

Bárbara Ester and Nery Chaves García Tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators marched in Port-au-Prince to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse. (Edris Fortune/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Haiti is experiencing a deep democratic crisis that is being tolerated by an international community that only declares “concern”. Haiti has been in a permanent crisis since 2018, when protests…

Canada Backs Revival of Duvalierism in Haiti

Yves Engler The ghosts of dictators “Papa Doc” and “Baby Doc” Duvalier still haunt Haiti. Canada seems willing to support a return of their methods in the Caribbean nation. Sunday will be bittersweet for many Haitians. February 7 is usually a day to commemorate the defeat of the Duvalier dictatorship, but this year the date…

Haiti: The Object of Hatred and Pillage of the World’s Powers for 200 Years

Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein The independence movements in Haiti began in 1790 combined with slave insurrections and mulatto uprisings that echoed the French Revolution victorious in the metropolis a year earlier. The European monarchies’ harassment of the triumphant revolution in Paris was replicated in the colonies, territories coveted by the reigning houses of the Old Continent….

Haitians Intensify Struggle against President Jovenel Moïse

Tanya Wadhwa Since January 10, thousands of citizens, students, workers, members of various social movements and opposition political parties have been mobilizing across Haiti to demand that President Jovenel Moïse leave power on February 7, the last day of his term. Photo: Prensa Latina Haiti has been experiencing a new wave of protests against US-backed…