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Sweatshops & Labour

Reporting on working conditions in Haiti

“The question was whether to die of hunger or coronavirus”: Garment factories reopen in Haiti despite fears
Stitched Up: the Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion Launch!
Labour Solidarity Meeting on Haiti
Caracol: None of Your Business – Haiti Briefing 75
Wage Hike in Haiti Doesn’t Address Factory Abuses
Haitian Sweatshops: Made in the U.S.A.
Caracol Industrial Park: Worth the risk?
Beaten Haitian Worker Continues Fight for $7-Per-Day Wage
Phoenix Project… born again?
Subsidizing Starvation
Subsidizing Starvation
Gold Rush in Haiti
Gold Rush in Haiti
Earthquake Relief where Haiti wasn’t Broken
Haitian Workers Campaign against Slave Labour Conditions
Ending Intimidation of Textile Workers: Campaign
Campaign to end intimidation of textile workers union SOTA
Protest the physical abuse of Haitian workers in Port-au-Prince sweatshops!
Saving the Clothing Industry
One Haitian dollar… One Man’s Total Worldly Wealth
Campaign: Garment Assembly Workers in Port-au-Prince
Haitian Workers’ Organiser makes European Connections
Protest Against Abuse of Workers’ Rights
Campaign in support of other new unions and workers’ organisations
Collective Bargaining Contract Signed in Ouanaminthe
Where is the respect for workers’ rights?
Minimum Wage in Haiti Not Enough to Survive
Haiti’s Labour Movement in Renaissance
Undermining accountability in the new gold rush: The Miners Next Door (HB77)
Undermining accountability in the new gold rush: The Miners Next Door (HB77)
Haiti’s government heralds recent discoveries of gold and silver on its side of the island as the bootstrap the country needs to pull itself up from the devastation of the 2010 earthquake. Yet the mining industry’s record of forced displacement –...
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Building Back Failure – Bigger But No Better Caracol: None of Your Business (HB75)
Building Back Failure – Bigger But No Better Caracol: None of Your Business (HB75)
Bill and Hillary Clinton hyperbole aside, even its leading cheerleaders never actually expected much of the Caracol Industrial Park (CIP) assembly plant complex, the flagship development project of post-earthquake reconstruction in Haiti. ...
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Caracol : c’est pas vos affaires (HB75)
Caracol : c’est pas vos affaires (HB75)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/haiti_75_french_web.pdf"] Le cumul des échecs : plus grand mais pas mieux ...
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Petrol Price Rise Fuels Discontent (HB48)
Petrol Price Rise Fuels Discontent (HB48)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB48.pdf"] In January, the cash-strapped Haitian government bowed to pressure from the International Monetary Fund and withdrew the state subsidy pegging petrol, diesel and kerosene...
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Long Hot Summer for Aristide (HB47)
Long Hot Summer for Aristide (HB47)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB_47.pdf"] The government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, which came to power with a landslide electoral victory only two years ago, is facing sliding popularity and mounting protest...
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Feeling the Fallout from the attacks on the US (HB44)
Feeling the Fallout from the attacks on the US (HB44)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB44.pdf"] The United States' declaration of a "war on terrorism" following the 11 September attacks was met with some scepticism, if not cynicism, by those familiar with the case of...
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Time for the
Time for the 'Politicians' to Step Aside (HB43)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB43.pdf"] Diplomatic missions have come and gone. Eleventh hour meetings have been boycotted; others have been postponed. Shots have been fired, and stones have been thrown. Foreign...
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Solidarity Boosts Union Action (HB40)
Solidarity Boosts Union Action (HB40)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB40.pdf"] After a year-long campaign, the labour union representing some 300 workers at the Marnier-Lapostelle orange plantation in northern Haiti has won wage increases and some improvements...
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Unwelcome, Unwanted: Haitian Migrant Workers (HB37)
Unwelcome, Unwanted: Haitian Migrant Workers (HB37)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB37.pdf"] When a boat carrying some 400 Haitians ran aground just two miles off the Florida coast on New Year's Day, the British media had its first Haiti headline story for several...
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Lavalas Splits, Violence Increases (HB23)
Lavalas Splits, Violence Increases (HB23)
[gview file="https://haitisupportgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/HB23.pdf"] The 'gran manjè' - literally the big eaters - are the 'fat cats', the corrupt politicians, the government bureaucrats and other Haitians officials who are getting rich off...
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