CODEPINK! Radio Episode 79: Sanctions on Venezuela & Unrest in Haiti (Thursday, February 25, 2021): On this episode we will listen to an excerpt of CODEPINK's Peacemaker Salon with Venezuela's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for North America and President of the Simon Bolivar Institute for Peace, Carlos Ron who talks about the outlook for Venezuela-US relations under Biden. On the second half of the show, CODEPINK's Leonardo Flores and Paul Christian Namphy discuss the unrest in Haiti Listen Here!
Millennials Are Killing Capitalism Podcast: Mamyrah Prosper on the History of Imperialism in Haiti, the Current Crisis and Questions of International Solidarity: Mamyrah discusses the current struggle in Haiti in connection with the long history of US and European imperialism after the Haitian Revolution. Specifically she addresses initial imperialistic responses to the Haitian Revolution, and focuses our attention on the struggles of the 20th and 21st Century against the US’s determination to recolonize Haiti politically, militarily and economically. In light of this history, Dr. Prosper challenges people in the US to broaden our imaginations and practices of solidarity to the Haitian people. Listen here!
Webinars & Documentaries
Haiti’s ongoing political, social, and economic crisis has reached new heights after February 7 when President Jovenel Moïse’s term ended. In complete disregard for the constitution, he refuses to step down. The Haitian people have mobilized in protests and strikes against this latest attempt by the ruling class and their supporters in the US government and the OAS to sabotage democracy.
In 1804, Haitian and African revolutionaries defeated French, British and Spanish enslavers who were supported by the U.S. to achieve the only successful enslaved African revolt in history. Enslavement was abolished and Haiti transformed to a legal sanctuary for all Africa-descended people seeking freedom. Making the past forever present even today.
Interweaving interviews of Haitian and North American activists, scholars, lawyers, journalists, and aid workers with stunning original and archival footage, Brière makes a concise but thorough and devastating analysis of the last four decades of Haitian history and the collusion between Washington, Ottawa, and Paris in Haiti’s domination and exploitation.
Art and Culture
INTRODUCTION TO KRÉYOL with the People’s Forum April 14 - June 18 | 6:30PM EST
Introduction to Kréyol is a beginner class with a focus on developing listening skills and speaking skills to allow you communicate with native Creole speakers. The program will also introduce some basic grammar rules and vocabulary. The instructor will use documents and videos during the learning process. You will also engage with the history and struggle of the Haitian people. *Course contributions are sliding scale. No one turned away for inability to pay. More information here.
This is a collection of all the poems submitted to a poetry contest in support of the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the January 12, 2010 earthquake.
Haiti: Ki Sa Pou-N Fe? What is to Be Done? Atis Indepandan
This is an album of Haitian protest songs released in 1975 during the repressive reign of Jean-Claude (“Baby Doc”) Duvalier. The songs are performed by Atis Indepandan (“independent artists” in Haitian Creole), a New York–based group that plays in a traditional Haitian troubadour style with influences from contemporary American folk music and Brazilian tropicália . Their lyrics bear a strong socialist message. Liner notes include a brief history of Haiti and the impact of American neocolonialism in that country, a short biography of Atis Indepandan, and full lyrics in English and Haitian Creole.
People’s Dispatch Protests continue in Haiti against the dictatorship and imperialism
People’s Dispatch Protests demanding resignation of Haitian president intensify
Jemima Pierre, a member of Black Alliance for Peace Haiti needs to banish White rule, once and for all
Tri-Continental Red Alert Haiti
For Biden Administration, Black Lives Don’t Matter in Haiti!—A BAP Statement on Haiti
How the U.S. Is Strangling Haiti as It Attempts Regime Change in Venezuela, Vijay Prashad (February 2019)
Their message is simple: if you won’t let us breathe, we won’t let you breathe, and if you suffocate Venezuela, you suffocate us
Kim Ives @kimives13 (https://haitiliberte.com/)
Black Alliance for Peace @Blacks4Peace
Black Alliance for Just Immigration @BAJItweet
Haiti Watch Blog @HaitiAidWatch