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Hands Off Haiti!
Haiti

Hands Off Haiti!

58+ Organizations Denounce UNSC's Approval to Send a Kenya-led Mission to Haiti By Black Alliance for Peace Global Research, We, the undersigned, strongly condemn the decision by the United States and its allies to deploy a foreign military force to Haiti. We are adamant that a U.S./UN-led armed foreign intervention in Haiti is not only illegitimate, but illegal. And we support Haitian people and civil society organizations who have been consistent in their opposition to foreign armed military intervention – and who have argued that the problems of Haiti are a direct result of the persistent and long-term meddling of the United States, the United Nations, and the Core Group. On Monday, October 2nd, 2023, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) voted on a resolutio...
New Foreign Intervention Would be Disastrous for Haiti’s People
Haiti

New Foreign Intervention Would be Disastrous for Haiti’s People

BY W. T. WHITNEY U.S. Marines in Bel Air, Haiti, 2004. Photograph Source: LCPL KEVIN MCCALL, USMC – Public Domain The United Nations Security Council on October 2 voted to approve a resolution prepared by the United States and Ecuador that authorized a multi-national force to be deployed to Haiti for a year “to combat armed bands and reestablish security.” The vote was 13 nations approving, Russia and China abstaining, and none opposing. In mid-September at the United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Joe Biden and Ariel Henry, Haiti’s acting president, called for a multi-national militarized occupation of Haiti. U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres had done so earlier. U.S. spokespersons say that $100 million is being sought fr...
Haitian Commute
Haiti

Haitian Commute

BY MICHÈLE D. STERLING Photograph Source: WILLPOWER STUDIOS – CC BY 2.0 I closed my eyes and listened to the quick muffled sounds of  nurses’ sensible shoes rushing through empty halls, the hissing and buzzing of harsh neon lights, clanging of metal pans as they’re scurried away on trollies after morning meals. Those banal and reassuring sounds familiar in hospitals everywhere. My heart was still pounding, but the panic had finally subsided. We waited for news of her condition. She’d been shot. One of the bullets that pierced through the car had gone straight through her seat and hit her, where exactly we didn’t know. I closed my eyes and waited. “Was it a decade ago, or was it all just this morning?” My mind was a jumble … racing … blood rushing…. “Earlier? Yeah...
Haiti’s Choice is Social Revolution or Foreign Intervention
Haiti

Haiti’s Choice is Social Revolution or Foreign Intervention

BY W. T. WHITNEY Photograph Source: Voice of America – https://www.voanews.com/a/angry-haitians-demand-regime-change/4782379.html – Public Domain With long experience of chaos, violence, and dysfunctional governance, Haiti looks now to be on the verge of new crisis in the form of foreign military intervention. U.S. and United Nations decision-makers have held back, but now they look to be moving, again. The need all the while has been for change so that all Haitians might live decent lives. Whatever is in the works now offers little prospect for rearrangement of political and social hierarchies in Haiti. Haitians for several years have faced high prices, recurring shortages of essential supplies, and deadly gang violence in cities that has converted Haiti into a war zone a...
White House reveals Covid emergency plan
Haiti, USA

White House reveals Covid emergency plan

The US president responded to a push in Congress by offering an expiration date FILE PHOTO: President Joe Biden receives his Covid-19 booster from a member of the White House medical unit, October 25, 2022 ©  AP / Evan Vucci The White House announced on Monday that it wants to end the Covid-19 national emergency by May 11, though that would entail extending it first. The plan comes after Republicans in the House of Representatives announced a vote on ending the emergency, and as the World Health Organization said the public health restrictions ought to continue in some form. The current national emergency declaration is set to expire on March 1, while the public health emergency (PHE) runs out on April 11. President Joe Biden intends to “extend the emergen...
“Military Intervention Will Birth Military Occupation,” Haitian Activist Warns
Haiti, USA

“Military Intervention Will Birth Military Occupation,” Haitian Activist Warns

The previous military occupations of Haiti “all brought disease, hunger, poverty and destruction,” says David Oxygène.By Cécile Accilien ,  TRUTHOUT Demonstrators from different cities, holding banners and placards, protest to demand the removal of Prime Minister Ariel Henry in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on September 7, 2022. The Biden administration is again pushing for military intervention in Haiti, in part due to the fear of Haitian immigrants coming to the United States, but also as a result of an imperialist mindset that is focused on physically controlling Haiti. The U.S. mainstream media constantly present Haiti as a country that is collapsing without presenting geopolitical, colonial and structural contexts regarding this collapse. Since de facto Prime Minister ...
US Tax Dollars at Work: Neocolonial Dictatorship, Paramilitary and Police Terror in Haiti Today
Haiti, USA

US Tax Dollars at Work: Neocolonial Dictatorship, Paramilitary and Police Terror in Haiti Today

BY SETH DONNELLY Photo courtesy of the Committee to Protect Journalists. On October 7th, in the face of massive and ever-growing demonstrations all across Haiti demanding the uprooting of the right-wing Haitian Tét Kale Party (PHTK) dictatorship, Prime Minister Ariel Henry exploited the fiction of a war between his regime and “gangs” to call for the intervention of foreign troops to expand the colonial occupation of Haiti. In doing so, he was echoing the tweet made the day before by OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro. Within days, the Biden Administration proceeded to draft a UN Security Council resolution calling for the expanded deployment of foreign troops in Haiti. To date, the UN Security Council has not yet passed this resolution, due to ...
Hands off Haiti! NO TO US-CORE Group MILITARY INTERVENTION
Haiti, USA

Hands off Haiti! NO TO US-CORE Group MILITARY INTERVENTION

Haiti Battered after the debacle and withdrawal from Afghanistan, the US imperialist tentacles are rising again and this time the target is - Haiti. Haiti, a small Caribbean nation near the US, had been at the forefront of facing the brutal brunt of the Monroe Doctrine, which considers countries in Latin America and the Caribbean as a playground for US imperialism.  The US intervention in Haiti that started in 1905 with the military occupation of the country continue even today through various overt and covert means. Currently, Haitian capital and many areas are in the grip of gang-related violence. The violence in Haiti is on the rise since the assassination of the US-backed President Jovenel Moïse in 2021, with his interim Prime Minister Ariel Henry becoming the interim Presid...
No U.S. Invasion of Haiti!
Haiti, USA

No U.S. Invasion of Haiti!

PSL Editorial – No U.S. Invasion of Haiti! Liberation Staff Download PDF flyer Photo: A U.S. Marine and a UN soldier in Haiti during a 2010 deployment. Public domain. A new imperialist military intervention is being prepared targeting Haiti. The U.S.-installed government of de facto Prime Minister Ariel Henry announced last Friday that it was requesting the “immediate deployment of a specialized armed force” by foreign powers, ostensibly for humanitarian reasons to restore the flow of essential commodities. But military intervention by the so-called “international community” has always brought Haiti only deeper suffering and hardship. And the Haitian people know it. Yesterday, massive demonstrations took place in the capitol Port-au-Prince opposing the government’s call...
Haitian resistance continues as U.S. plots invasion
Haiti, USA

Haitian resistance continues as U.S. plots invasion

PSL Editorial — Haitian resistance continues as U.S. plots invasion Liberation Staff Download PDF flyer Photo: Protest in Boston Oct. 17 against U.S. intervention in Haiti. Liberation photo The Haitian people are intensifying their struggle against looming imperialist intervention with sustained militant demonstrations in defense of their country’s independence. Many thousands protested yesterday in the country’s capitol Port-au-Prince, attempting to march on the U.S. embassy. They faced fierce repression from police loyal to the illegitimate government of de-facto Prime Minister Ariel Henry.  The demonstration took place on the anniversary of the death of Jean-Jacques Dessalines, a hero of the Haitian Revolution who remains an icon of the country’s ongoing fight t...