Category: Haiti

Mark Schuller: Hurricane Matthew in Haiti: Looking Beyond the Disaster Narrative

While we outside of Haiti may not be told, grassroots organizations are doing an admirable job

Adolf Alzuphar: Leftwing Haitian singer Emerantes De Pradines

Understanding De Pradines’s importance begins with Haiti’s social history

Beverly Bell: The Blood of the Earth: Agriculture, Land Rights, and Haitian History

Peasant groups are fighting to protect their rights, to get land, to undo the public policies being adopted by the government

Carlos Aznárez: What is happening in Haiti is a genuine anti-imperialist popular rebellion

Port au Prince and other Haitian cities are today the scene of the biggest popular uprising in decades of the suffered Haitian nation. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets to show their revulsion against the present government headed by Michel Martelly, who decided, against the thinking of the vast majority, to Read more…

Nixon Boumba: “The Struggle for Land Justice Knows No Borders”: Corporate Pillaging in Haiti

An interview with Nixon Boumba, Democratic Popular Movement (MODEP) and American Jewish World Service Edited by Natalie Miller, Other Worlds Since the earthquake of January, 2010, Haiti has increasingly become a target of extraction and private business development by Haitian and foreign investors. Income and trade – if the wages are livable and the trade Read more…

Yves Engler: Ugly Reality of Canadian Aid to Haiti

The primary explanation for the gap between what’s said and done is that power generally defines what is considered reality

Auset Marian Lewis: Black Lives Matter in the Dominican Republic

Racial profiling is not just for Freddie Gray and Michael Brown. Haitians in the Dominican Republic suffer the same discrimination

Mark Schuller: Humanitarian Occupation in Haiti

A century after the U.S. military invasion of Haiti in 1915, a U.N. “stabilization mission” continues to compromise the nation’s political and economic sovereignty

Nathalie Baptiste: Are Foreign NGOs Rebuilding Haiti Or Just Cashing In?

Haiti plays host to over 10,000 NGOs, whose foreign workers make up an affluent class of their own

Joe Emersberger: Kicking Away the Ladder in Haiti

In addition to US-led coups and economic sanctions, the destruction of local agriculture is a huge part of Haiti’s economic disaster since 1980

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