Stop the deportations!
Over 1,400 people were killed by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti Aug. 14. Thousands more may have died. At least 30,000 families were made homeless.
This misery was compounded by Tropical Storm Grace that struck the country shortly afterwards. The tragedy comes 11 years after the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake that killed over 220,000 people in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital.
People around the world want to help Haiti. Yet the Biden administration deported two planeloads of Haitians in the week before the earthquake.
Justice demands that deportations of Haitians be stopped. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of Haitians must be made permanent.
The earthquake and storm comes in the wake of the July 7 assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse. The murder involved mercenaries from Colombia and may have been planned from within the United States.
Haiti needs aid but it doesn’t need or want foreign intervention. The United States invaded Haiti in 1915 and occupied the country until 1934.
Thousands of Haitians were killed, including resistance leader Charlemagne Péralte. The U.S. Marine who assassinated Péralte was given the congressional medal of honor.
The 2004-2017 UN intervention in Haiti resulted in over 10,000 Haitians dying from cholera. This occupation followed the overthrow of Haiti’s democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide by U.S. President George W. Bush and the CIA.
The world capitalist class have never forgiven the Haitian people for conducting the only slave revolution in history. Every slave master in the United States feared enslaved Africans rising up in another “another Haiti.”
It was Haiti that gave crucial aid to the “Liberator of America,” Simón Bolívar.
Two hundred thirty years of revenge followed. The restored Bourbon monarchy in France actually demanded reparations for the slave masters! Haiti was forced to pay this blood money until 1947.
Haiti deserves aid and reparations, not another U.S. or UN military intervention. Genuine aid is being given to earthquake survivors by medical workers from socialist Cuba.
Haitians in the United States are also collecting aid. Please contact the Family Action Network Movement in Miami at [email protected] or call 305-756-8050 if you can help.
Reparations for Haiti!