Haiti

HAITI Long Live the People’s Uprising for Democracy and Sovereignty!

2019-10-12

For two weeks now, the people en masse have been coming out into the streets in Port-au-Prince and the other major towns of Haiti, to demand an end to President Jovenel Moïse’s government, his PHTK party, and his antiworker and anti-popular policies. The masses –with the workers in the forefront – want an end to the high cost of living and to the austerity measures dictated by the International Monetary Fund to a government that only has been able to remain in place thanks to the occupation by foreign troops. The people are denouncing the top State dignitaries’ pillaging of the funds of PetroCaribe, the Venezuelan government’s programme that sells cheap oil to Haiti. The MINUSTAH -the UN troops that have been occupying Haiti for 15 years now -are in a state of alert.  In the face of this popular uprising, the regime has unleashed its repression. The worker and anti-imperialist weekly Haïti Liberté reports:  “Since Friday 23 September, the popular mobilisation [...]

HAÏTI Vive le soulèvement du peuple pour la démocratie et la souveraineté !

2019-10-12

Depuis deux semaines, les masses populaires descendent dans les rues de Port-au-Prince et des grandes villes pour en finir avec le gouvernement du président Jovenel Moïse, son parti PHTK et sa politique anti-ouvrière et antipopulaire. Les masses, et au premier rang les travailleurs, veulent en finir avec la vie chère et les mesures d’austérité dictées par le Fonds monétaire international à un gouvernement qui ne tient que grâce aux troupes d’occupation étrangères. Elles dénoncent le pillage par les hauts dignitaires de l’État des fonds de PetroCaribe, ce programme de vente de pétrole bon marché du gouvernement vénézuélien. Ces troupes d’occupation de l’ONU, la Minujusth, occupent Haïti depuis quinze ans et se sont mises en état d’alerte.  Face à ce soulèvement populaire, le régime déchaîne la répression. L’hebdomadaire ouvrier et anti-impérialiste Haïti Liberté raconte : « À partir du vendredi 23 septembre, la mobilisation populaire [...]

HAITI « Una victoria contra la política racista de Trump »

2019-05-09

¡"TPS: victoria contra Trump”! Título de la primera página del semanario Haïti Liberté (17 de abril de 2019). No todos los días se hace dar marcha atrás a Trump, jefe supremo del imperialismo estadounidense. No obstante, esto es lo que sucedió en los Estados Unidos el 11 de abril, después de que un Tribunal Federal falló a favor de Family Action Network Movement (FANM) y a Haïti Liberté [...]

HAITI « A Victory Over Trump’s Racist Policies »

2019-05-09

“TPS: Victory Over Trump!” was the headline of the weekly Haïti Liberté on 17 April 2019. Indeed, it is not every day that Trump — the supreme head of U.S. imperialism — is forced to back down. Yet that is what just happened in the United States. On 11 April, a federal court judge ruled in favour of Family Action Network Movement (FANM) and Haïti Liberté, following a lawsuit by Haïti Liberté, FANM and nine Haitian citizens against the Trump administration.  The lawsuit targeted the Department of Homeland Security for putting an end to Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, which had been granted to 60,000 Haitian refugees by the U.S. administration in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake that destroyed the island. This status had temporarily allowed those workers and their families to live and work in the United States.  Trump announced in November 2017, in his anti-worker and anti-immigrant rage, that he was putting an end to TPS for the 60,000 Haitians who [...]