A Haitian coalition, including the Mobilizing Collective for Reparations to the Victims of Cholera, issued an international call to protest the eighth anniversary of the United Nations’ occupation of Haiti.... Posted Jun 11, 2012

Over 10,000 supporters of former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marched in Port-au-Prince on Feb. 29. ... Posted Mar 11, 2012

Judge Carvès Jean, basing his decision on the recommendation of Haiti’s state prosecutor, told the media on Jan. 30 that he had dropped all murder, torture and other charges against Jean-Claude Duvalier. ... Posted Feb 9, 2012

Ever since Haiti was established as the first Black republic in the Western Hemisphere — by carrying out a heroic military slave uprising against the country’s slave masters in 1804 — it has suffered unimaginable superexploitation and poverty comparable to that imposed on poorer African countries. ... Posted Jan 5, 2012

The transparency-advocacy group WikiLeaks has released secret cables dating from 2003 to 2010 that reveal details of Washington’s intervention in Haiti.... Posted Jul 31, 2011

At least 23 people died in Port-au-Prince June 6 after a night of heavy rain.... Posted Jun 18, 2011

Michel Martelly was sworn in as Haiti’s president May 14.... Posted May 19, 2011

Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s return to Haiti released a tidal wave of celebration.... Posted Mar 23, 2011

The United States has decided that what Haiti needs is what the U.S. calls "a good election." ... Posted Mar 19, 2011

President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s lawyer said on Feb. 13 that necessary paperwork has begun in Port-au-Prince and that the Haitian leader is expected back shortly.... Posted Feb 17, 2011

Òganizasyon Fanmi Lavalas de Boston and their supporters picketed in front of Boston’s JFK Federal Building on Feb. 11, demanding the immediate return of democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to Haiti... Posted Feb 17, 2011

A mass movement of protest and anger has erupted in Haiti against the oppression, extreme poverty and desperation experienced by the vast majority of people.... Posted Dec 20, 2010

Ever since it took over the occupation of Haiti from a U.S., French and Canadian coalition in June 2004, the United Nations has spent billions of dollars on repressing the Haitian people. The U.N. has not addressed the huge, pressing needs of the Haitian people, basic needs like jobs, education and health care.... Posted Nov 3, 2010

The situation for the homeless in Port-au-Prince is so grim that a 10-minute rain storm with high winds on Sept. 24 left at least five people dead, hundreds injured and thousands of shelters — tents, tarps and sheets — destroyed. ... Posted Sep 29, 2010

Hundreds of thousands of Haitians have been living in misery for more than seven months — without houses, jobs, sanitation, potable water or electricity.... Posted Sep 6, 2010

Conditions are worsening daily for the 1.5 million people in Haiti living in tents or under oilcloth tarps on the streets of Port-au-Prince, Leôgane or Jacmel.... Posted Aug 1, 2010

Both before and after the Jan. 12 earthquake, Cuban doctors and nurses have provided free and greatly appreciated medical care to the Haitian people at the invitation of the Haitian government.... Posted Jun 2, 2010

May is the rainy season in Haiti and the hundreds of thousands of Haitians still living in tents or under tarps have to cope with water and mud flooding their sleeping spaces. That many practice what they call “domi pandeye,” or sleeping while balancing upright, shows how serious the problem is.... Posted Jun 2, 2010

Labor, community, student and political activists packed the North Carolina Association of Teachers auditorium here on April 10 for the 27th Annual Martin Luther King Support for Labor banquet organized by the Black Workers For Justice.... Posted Apr 22, 2010

News of the detention of Haitian earthquake survivors in prison-like detention facilities in the U.S. have exposed, once again, just how little the U.S. relief effort in Haiti is about actual relief for the suffering Haitian people.... Posted Apr 11, 2010

While the vultures are beginning to circle over the money that “donor countries” are planning to pour into Haiti, hundreds of thousands of homeless Haitians — estimates vary between 400,000 and 1.5 million — are trying to survive heavy, violent, tropical downpours that are turning their camps into pools of water and mud.... Posted Mar 28, 2010

On March 2, seven U.S. doctors gave a report on their month-long mission of providing post-earthquake medical services in Haiti at a program at Judson Memorial Church in New York City.... Posted Mar 19, 2010

The Union of South American Nations — UNASUR — held an emergency meeting on Feb. 9 in Quito, Ecuador, to examine the situation in Haiti after the earthquake and make plans for short- and long-term assistance to the destroyed nation. Exterior ministers and special envoys from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guyana, Surinam, Uruguay and Venezuela and the presidents of Colombia, Paraguay and Peru joined current UNASUR President Rafael Correa from Ecuador and Haitian President René Préval.... Posted Feb 22, 2010

Haiti remains a country devastated by the Jan. 12 earthquake. The disaster has been successfully used by the United States as a pretext for reoccupying the country with thousands of military troops.... Posted Feb 19, 2010

Many people think it is human nature to be greedy, to put the interests of the individual before the common good — in a word, to live in a dog-eat-dog society. At the same time, they may be moved by suffering and want to help others but usually find themselves stymied. Hey, that’s capitalism, what can you do about it?... Posted Feb 17, 2010

As the people of Haiti continue heroic efforts to recover from the Jan. 12 devastating earthquake that has claimed at least 200,000 lives, they are facing a new challenge — an occupation of 13,000 U.S. troops and advanced weaponry. This new occupation was sanctioned by the United Nations on Jan. 22 without any say from the Haitians themselves.... Posted Feb 12, 2010

The 20 U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships, 63 helicopters, 204 joint operations vehicles and approximately 13,000 military personnel — 10,000 afloat and 3,000 ashore — occupying Haiti, were sanctioned by the U.N. as of Jan. 22. No request from Haiti was needed — the U.S. wanted to send troops and it did. The occupation and the U.N. approval have no legal basis.... Posted Feb 7, 2010

The people of Haiti are undergoing incalculably great suffering. We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, convey our deepest sympathies to the Haitian people for their loss and express our most heartfelt recognition of their plight. We join the people of the world in lending our wholehearted support to help ease their suffering and call on our member organizations and allies to extend immediate rescue and relief support to the victims in Haiti. At the same time, we direct our strongest denunciation against the U.S. government for deploying military forces in Haiti instead of the personnel of U.S. civilian agencies who are trained and equipped for rescue and relief aid.... Posted Feb 4, 2010

Boston’s Haitian community and its supporters have begun a campaign to allow Boston teenager Jenny Ulysse to return home from Haiti and for the right of all U.S. permanent residents to return to their homes. They are also calling for medical treatment or evacuation for all in need of critical medical attention.... Posted Feb 3, 2010

It is useful in understanding the current situation in Haiti to examine its roots — in particular why Haiti should be regarded as a country with an African culture and how U.S. and other imperialist interventions in Haiti met a stubborn and tenacious resistance.... Posted Feb 3, 2010

Statement from the Black Workers League, based in Rocky Mount, N.C.,... Posted Jan 31, 2010

The recent natural disaster in Haiti has once again thrown Haiti into the eyes of the world and once again brought out the best and the worst of us. ... Posted Jan 31, 2010

The U.S. secured its occupation of Haiti when the Pentagon placed 13,000 troops in the country around the capital and on nearby ships, with at least 4,000 more scheduled to arrive. It’s now two weeks after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake leveled the capital city and nearby towns, wreaking havoc on the population, and in doing so eliminated the Haitian government bureaucracy, police and the United Nations military mission.... Posted Jan 27, 2010

The relief effort in Haiti is happening despite a lack of any real mobilization on the part of the U.S. on the ground there. The U.S.’s main priority was not to rescue those trapped under rubble nor to provide relief to survivors of the quake.... Posted Jan 27, 2010

For years, and especially since the four devastating hurricanes that struck Haiti in August and September of 2008, progressive organizations and individuals in the United States have been urging the Homeland Security Department to grant Temporary Protective Status to Haitians.... Posted Jan 27, 2010

Where to donate for Haiti.... Posted Jan 27, 2010

With most media focusing on Haiti and people here in the U.S. gripped by the humanitarian crisis, they may have missed the dramatic news out of Afghanistan. Even as thousands of U.S. troops were landing in Port-au-Prince, Afghan resistance fighters carried out a coordinated attack in the heart of occupied Kabul, the Afghan capital.... Posted Jan 24, 2010

Haiti had been the most prosperous of all the French colonies during the period of slavery. After the proclamation of independence on Jan. 1, 1804, France and the United States both blockaded Haiti.... Posted Jan 20, 2010

‘We should be there in Haiti — to help rebuild the country’'... Posted Jan 20, 2010

Boston school bus drivers host meeting to organize relief.... Posted Jan 20, 2010

$100 million = 1% of Goldman Sachs’' bonuses... Posted Jan 20, 2010

While U.S. focuses on troops and control of airport.... Posted Jan 20, 2010

Party of deposed President Aristide barred from election.... Posted Jan 20, 2010

From Fox to New York Times, blaming the victims.... Posted Jan 20, 2010

Not a traditional history book or textbook, but a people's history.... Posted Jan 20, 2010

The earthquake that flattened Haiti’s capital and brought a new calamity to millions of people in that heroic but impoverished country has awakened calls for solidarity and aid from the vast majority of the world’s people. ... Posted Jan 14, 2010

Fight Imperialism Stand Together extends its solidarity to Haiti, its people and the peoples’ movements.... Posted Jan 14, 2010

During the last three decades, Oct. 28 has been the day to celebrate creole languages throughout the world. Creole is a stable language that has grown from a mixture of other languages, where the words come from the parent languages but the syntax is generally specific to the particular language.... Posted Nov 20, 2009

After two days of a general strike, the people of Lascahobas, Haiti, held a peaceful rally Aug. 6 and set up blockades on the road to the Dominican Republic.... Posted Aug 23, 2009

At least 10,000 people marched in Port-au-Prince July 15 to demand the return of former President Jean Bertrand Aristide on his birthday. Aristide has been in forced exile since the coup, mostly living in South Africa.... Posted Jul 30, 2009

Louis Fignole Saint-Cyr of the Autonomous Confederation of Haitian Workers (CATH) spoke at a meeting at the Brecht Forum in New York City on July 5.... Posted Jul 8, 2009

When mourners gathered June 18 in Port-au-Prince’s cathedral to celebrate the life and leadership of Father Gérard Jean-Juste, a hero in the Haitian people’s struggle in both the United States and Haiti, the mood was clearly anti-occupation.... Posted Jun 29, 2009

Thousands of Haitians from all over North America traveled to Miami June 5 and 6 to spend hours paying tribute to Rev. Gérard Jean-Juste. They came from Orlando, Fla., Boston, New York, Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Montreal. ... Posted Jun 19, 2009

There are 30,000 Haitians under deportation orders in the United States.... Posted May 22, 2009

The U.S. government has a new strategy to stop Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his Fanmi Lavalas party from winning elections in Haiti. Keeping Aristide in exile and Fanmi Lavalas off the ballot in Haiti is easier than arranging another coup, like the two Washington administrations previously pulled off against Aristide.... Posted Apr 19, 2009

Despite claims of concern from the U.S., France and the U.N., it is these entities that were responsible for the removal of the Aristide government on Feb. 29, 2004. Thousands of U.S. troops landed inside the country, kidnapped President Aristide and sent him to the Central African Republic.... Posted Mar 18, 2009

The International Action Center is distributing a petition to stop the racist U.S. policy of illegally targeting 30,000 Haitian refugees for deportation.... Posted Mar 15, 2009

The U.S. government is threatening to expel 30,000 Haitians living inside its borders. Among the millions of undocumented workers in the U.S. who live each day with the fearful possibility of deportation, the Department of Homeland Security has made undocumented Haitians a special focus.... Posted Mar 4, 2009

A few days before the 50th anniversary of its victorious revolution, Cuba made a significant gesture of international solidarity to its nearest neighbor, Haiti.... Posted Jan 10, 2009

The four hurricanes that hit Haiti in August and September directly caused 800 deaths and massive destruction of its roads and bridges, along with the crops and cropland that feed its people.... Posted Nov 16, 2008

Haiti started the month of August as the poorest country by far in the Western Hemisphere. Then four hurricanes—Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike—hit the country, doing vast and unmeasured damage.... Posted Sep 28, 2008

Hurricane Ike brushed by Haiti Sept. 7, dumping major rainfall that forced the residents of Gonaïves to flee to higher ground or climb up on their roofs once again.... Posted Sep 10, 2008

Emmanuel “Toto” Constant was convicted at the end of July for bank and mortgage fraud.... Posted Aug 8, 2008

The history of Haiti has been marked by stubborn, lengthy and mass resistance and struggle to achieve justice against heavy odds.... Posted Jun 1, 2008

Cuba is actively helping Haiti develop a literacy project.... Posted May 27, 2008

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