2019-10-02 11:49:37

Understanding Haiti’s Latest Revolt



GUEST: Seth Donnelly member of the Haiti Action Committee and a public high school teacher in the Bay Area of California.


He is the author of the 2005 report Growing Evidence of a Massacre by UN Occupation Forces in Port-au-Prince Neighborhood of Cité Soleil.


He also co-authored the recent report The Lasalin Massacre and the Human Rights Crisis in Haiti.


BACKGROUND: Massive protests have gripped the nation of Haiti for days now over demands of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse to resign.

Haiti’s economy is in freefall as the government faces accusations of corruption and state repression leading to mass opposition building up for months and even years.

Last Wednesday protests brought major cities to a standstill and opposition leader André Michel urged protesters to keep up the pressure by continuing street demonstrations.

Haiti has been wracked by political turmoil going back to more than ten years ago when a US-backed coup ousted the democratically elected government of Jean Bertrand Aristide.

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