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White Supremacy and Western Imperialism Is at Root of Haiti’s Continuing Struggles

By Editors' Choice

If you are confused, bewildered and perturbed by the bizarre drama unfolding in Haiti, you are not alone. By Mohammed Nurhussein, Black Star News — I turned to the New York Times for clues, knowing fully well the answer would be the usual contempt with which the paper dismisses African issues. Words like the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, corruption and aid dependence were recurring themes. “Haiti’s troubled history goes deep, lying…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

The History and Future of Haiti

By Dr. Maulana Karenga

Revolution, Repression, Resistance and Eventual Victory By Dr. Maulana Karenga — The history and culture of Haiti is marked by extraordinary expressions of revolutionary struggle and victory, suffering and repression, but always righteous and relentless resistance of the people and their radical refusal to be defeated. The Haitian nation was born in revolutionary struggle, achieving what no enslaved people had done before or after. It defeated its enslavers and other…

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Vantage Point: Analysis of Crises in Haiti, Cuba and South Africa – Which Way Forward

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Monday, July 19, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Bill Fletcher, Jr. Topic Analysis of Crises in Haiti, Cuba and South Africa – Which Way Forward Nation in Turmoil After the Assassination of President Jovenel Moise Demonstrators Protesting U.S. Embargo, Havana, Cuba Protests Erupt Demanding Better Quality of Life in South Africa Special Guest Bill Fletcher, Jr.,…

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne

CARICOM chairman opposes military presence in Haiti

By News & Current Affairs

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Gaston Browne says he does not favor any military presence in Haiti as the French-speaking member country continues its investigation into the assassination of its President Jovenel Moise last Wednesday. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Head of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH), Helen La Lime, says “Haiti has…

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Recent solidarity protest in San Francisco.

The assassination of Jovenel Moise: What next for Haiti?

By Editors' Choice

By Seth Donnelly, CounterPunch — Today, the people of Haiti are facing down the US-backed dictatorship of the ruling Haitian Tet Kale Party (PHTK) that came to power through the fraudulent election of Michel Martelly in 2010 and maintained its grip on power through the fraudulent election of Jovenel Moise in 2016, what Haitian activists refer to as electoral coup d’etats. Both elections were held under UN occupation and sponsored by the US government. As…

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National Police Director Leon Charles, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Haitian police arrests mastermind of Moise’s assassination

By News & Current Affairs

So far, three Haitians and 18 Colombians have been arrested for the attack on President Moise’s residence on July 7. Five other Colombians are on the run. By teleSUR — On Sunday, the Haitian National Police (HNP) arrested Christian Emmanuel Sanon, a Florida-based physician, and charged him with masterminding the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. “When the bandits’ advance was blocked, the first person they called was Sanon,” said HNP…

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Suspects in the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse

Colombian mercenaries who killed Haiti’s President were trained by the US military

By News & Current Affairs

The hit squad that killed President Jovenel Moïse is alleged to be largely drawn from veterans of Colombia’s civil conflicts. By Joe Parkin Daniels, The Guardian — When Manuel Antonio Grosso Guarín jetted into Punta Cana’s tourist-clogged airport early last month on Avianca Flight 252, immigration officials are unlikely to have given the 41-year-old Colombian a second glance. Visitors from around the globe flock to this Dominican resort town each…

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Haitian police patrol outside the presidential residence in Port-au-Prince

Foreign governments and NGOs will try to exploit Moïse’s assassination

By Editors' Choice

As citizens of one of the Western Hemisphere’s earliest democracies, Haitians must be left to decide their own destiny. By Cécile Accilien, Nedghie Adrien, Randal Maurice Jelks & Nathan Jérémie-Brink — The abhorrent assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has exposed the political instability long plaguing the Caribbean nation. If history is instructive, how this event is reported will also have deep consequences that may make matters worse. Corporate media…

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Haitian police patrol outside the presidential residence in Port-au-Prince on July 7, 2021, after President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated

Haiti’s president assassinated: 5 essential reads to give you key history and insight

By Editors' Choice

Expert background on Haiti, where President Jovenel Moïse’s July 7 killing is the latest in the Caribbean nation’s long list of struggles. By Catesby Holmes, The Conversation — The assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse risks destabilizing the Caribbean country, which was already in crisis over alarmingly high violence and Moïse’s increasingly undemocratic behavior. Here’s some essential background on Haiti, starting with the painful history that underlies so much of Haiti’s modern…

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Haitian President Jovenel Moise

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in attack on his home

By News & Current Affairs

There were mass protests this year in a bitter dispute over Moïse’s legitimacy. By Jamie Ross, Ingrid Arnesen — The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, has been assassinated at his home by unidentified gunmen, according to the country’s interim prime minister. Moïse’s wife was also in critical condition after the bloody raid and was evacuated to Miami for treatment, Reuters reported, citing the Haitian envoy in the United States. An official statement…

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Haiti: Billboards are plastered across Port-au-Prince and throughout the country

How the International Community is Supporting an Illegal Power Grab in Haiti

By Commentaries/Opinions

The international community’s actions are making a controversial constitutional referendum in Haiti more likely. By Jake Johnston, CEPR — “New Constitution: We Will Vote.” The billboards are plastered across Port-au-Prince and throughout the country, as the government launches an all-out push ahead of a referendum planned for next month. The government is holding televised “debates,” printing ballots, lobbying international organizations, and apparently laying the groundwork for what it claims is…

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