Haiti demands freedom

New York City, March 29. SLL photo: Stephen Millies

Haitian people and their supporters demonstrated around the world against the U.S.-imposed regime of Jovenel Moïse. Thousands marched in Haiti on March 28 against ex-president Moïse, who is still clinging to power despite his term having run out.

Moïse’s police thugs beat and kill Haitian people demanding freedom. But the real power is in the U.S. Embassy.  

Demonstrations were held on March 29 to commemorate the passing of Haiti’s current constitution in 1987. The constitution marked the end of the Papa Doc and Baby Doc Duvalier terrorist dictatorships.

People demonstrated in Atlanta, Boston, Miami, Washington, D.C., and other cities. An important demonstration was held in the Dominican Republic, Haiti’s neighbor.

A rally was held across from the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York City. Speakers denounced the U.S. and the U.N. for their occupation of Haiti. Deadly outbreaks of cholera, as well as killings and rapes, were the result.

A special disgust was reserved for Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, whose family-controlled foundation siphoned off millions of dollars that were supposed to be used to rebuild Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.

Among the organizations that built the impressive action at the U.N. were the Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti (KOMOKODA); Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees; Family Action Network Movement (FANM); Community Movement Builders; Organization of Human Rights and Democracy; Flanbwayan Haiti Literacy Project; Brigade Dessalines; Solidaridad Dominicana con Haití; and Socialist Action.

The world capitalist class can’t forgive Haiti for having the only successful slave revolution in history. Every slave master from Texas to Maryland had nightmares of another Haiti starting on their plantation. It was the Haitian people who gave ships and other aid to the Liberator Simón Bolívar.

That’s why people around the world love Haiti, which deserves reparations, not a U.S.-imposed dictatorship.