National Sections of the L5I:

Haiti

Haiti – aid or colonisation?

Why is the massive international aid effort in Haiti being interfered with by thousands of US troops? Read more...

Haiti: the magnitude of this disaster is a product of imperialism

The numbers of dead in the Haitian earthquake could well reach 200,000 or higher. Read more...

Toussaint L'Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution

Haiti has just celebrated the 200th anniversary of the revolution that brought about its existence as a formally independent state. Anyone who wishes to study this revolution can still do no better than to turn to a classic of Marxism, Trotskyism and Black Liberation: The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution Read more...

Imperialists act to oust President Aristide

At the end of February, with most of Haiti in rebel hands and the capital under siege, the French and US governments called on the popularly elected President, Jean-Beautrand Aristide, to step down. Read more...

From Papa Doc to Aristide...

John McKee relates the tortured history of Haiti under imperialist domination Read more...

Haiti - Endless poverty and repression?

In December 1990 Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a radical populist priest, was elected president with 67.5% of the vote. September 1991 saw him overthrown by a military coup, whose leaders are still in power seven months later. Is Haiti’s failed attempt at parliamentary democracy an exception to the trend in the rest of the region? Laura Watkins and Clare Heath look at the background to the fall of the popular priest. Read more...