Ethiopia activists trigger fuel blockade to protest emergency rule

Activists in Ethiopia are continuing their resistance to the current state of emergency with a fresh boycott call – the latest is a week long action (dubbed fuel blockade) and is meant to cut off petroleum supply to much of the country. It kicked off on Monday March 13, 2018 with activists and Qeerroo –…

The Unreported News from Haiti

The relentless attacks on democracy in Haiti continue as Haitians, who have lived under United Nations MINUSTAH military occupation since the 2004coup d’etat against popularly elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, rise up to demand governmental accountability and economic justice. The most recent wave of protests began in early September marking the anniversary of the Sept 11,…

For a free and sovereign Haiti

Hundreds of popular organizations, networks and movements of Latin America and the Caribbean launched a Week of Solidarity with Haiti, March 15-22, with a petition demanding the total withdrawal of the troops that occupy that country and closure of the UN Mission (MINUSTAH). They also want the UN to provide reparations for violations and crimes…

Haiti 2017: From Demonstration Election to Electoral Coup by Charlie Hinton

On January 3, Haiti’s Electoral Council (CEP) sealed the steal by confirming Jovenel Moïse as president of Haiti. A massive police presence resembling martial law has suppressed street protests, attacking demonstrators who have been in the streets daily since the 11/20 election with a stinging blue foam added to water cannons. A potent new tear…

HAITI RISES: A TIME FOR SOLIDARITY by Nia Imara and Robert Roth

Haiti Rises: A Time for Solidarity was first published in February 2016. Since that time, Haiti’s interim president, Jocelerme Privert, appointed an Election Verification Commission to investigate the fraudulent elections of August 9 and October 25, 2015. The Verification Commission’s report, released on May 30, concluded that the previous elections were hopelessly flawed and set…