HISTORY

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History and Haiti

To say that Haiti has had a turbulent history, is probably a massive understatement. Here the Haiti Support Group provides more information and analysis about the fascinating, if often tragic, past of the country.

A revolutionary legacy: Haiti and Toussaint Louverture
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80 Years On: Revisiting the Massacre
Fighting for Freedom
Celebrating 25 Years of the Haiti Support Group!
Akala Presents: Legacies of the Haitian Revolution
80 Years Onwards: the Haitian /Dominican Border
European Union and Haiti: Everyday Neocolonialism?
Death of U.S.-Backed Ex-Dictator “Baby Doc” Duvalier
NEWS FLASH: way paved for “Baby Doc” Duvalier to stand trial
The Black Jacobins Revisited: Rewriting History Conference 2013
Haitian legal system drags its heels in Duvalier case
Duvalier on Trial: Justice or Joke?
U.S. Holds Key to Duvalier Prosecution
Duvalier Must Face Justice
Haiti’s ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier Hospitalised
Former Haitian Dictator Denies Abuses at Historic Hearing
Double standards: The UN Condemns Baby Doc, but Exonerates Itself
Duvalier Hearing Could be Historic Despite U.S. Obstruction
Human Rights Advocates: Pursue Charges Against ‘Baby Doc’
WikiLeaks Cables: Did the US Green-Light Duvalier’s Return in 2011?
Better Class of Dictator? Rebelling against Lies and Illegalities
Learning from past mistakes in Haiti
Amnesty Slams Haitian Judiciary for Dropping Duvalier Case
Haïti-Duvalier : Un an d’impunité et de mépris des victimes de la dictature
Faces from Haiti’s Brutal Regime Return
Reports on Aristide’s return to Haiti
Aristide Return: Haiti Spoiler or Savior?
Singer Faces Former First Lady in Presidential Runoff
Baby Doc’s Return to Haiti Revives Dark Memories of Duvalier Era
Country’s Birth Celebrated Amid Crisis
New Radio Play on Haitian Revolution
Conference: From Duvalier to Preval: Haiti Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
History of Haiti: An Overview
Timeline of Haitian Politics
Reality of Post-Aristide Haiti
Summary of Key HSG Events 1992-2000
Old Tricks, New Dog: US
Old Tricks, New Dog: US 'Democracy Enhancement' (HB31)
Download PDF It is common knowledge that the United States uses covert operations and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to destabilize and even overthrow progressive governments, and to subvert democratic political movements throughout the Americas...

What a Foul-Up (HB25)
What a Foul-Up (HB25)
Download PDF In the April elections for nine Senators and 700 seats on new local assemblies only 5% of the registered electorate cast their votes. Commentators proffered various explanations for the pathetic turnout, ranging from the absence of a tradition...

Teachers and Pupils Strike (HB 24)
Teachers and Pupils Strike (HB 24)
Download PDF School students and teachers from the state education sector took their protests to the street in May. Almost everywhere throughout the country state schools were closed because of an unlimited strike called by teachers' unions. ...

Protests Leave Lavalas Shaking (HB22)
Protests Leave Lavalas Shaking (HB22)
Download PDF Roadblocks, demonstrations and strikes - during the month of January generalised discontent was channelled into action in a wave of protests against the government's economic policy. Towards the end of last year there were strikes by shopkeepers,...

Chickens Come Home to Roost (HB20)
Chickens Come Home to Roost (HB20)
Download PDF Following several weeks of shootings and bomb threats, former soldiers from the disbanded Haitian army are threatening more violence if their demands for back pay and release of imprisoned colleagues are not met. Under pressure from so-called...

Farewell Aristide (HB16)
Farewell Aristide (HB16)
Download PDF So it's farewell to President Aristide who hands over to his successor, René Préval, on February 7th. As the living embodiment of the Haitian people's aspiration for the creation of a new society, Aristide has been a quite incredible phenomenon....

Pot Threatens to Boil Over (HB15)
Pot Threatens to Boil Over (HB15)
Download PDF The patience of many thousands of Haitians finally snapped following the November 7th assassination of the Lavalas MP, Jean Hubert Feuille. In Port-au-Prince and many other cities crowds took to the streets, building roadblocks, searching...

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (HB14)
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (HB14)
Download PDF Haiti's parliamentary and local elections on June 25 resulted in a commanding victory for the Lavalas platform (PPL) supported by President Aristide. Lavalas candidates were outright winners of 5 out of 18 seats in the Senate, and 16 out...

Problems Not Solved by US Presence (HB 11)
Problems Not Solved by US Presence (HB 11)
Download PDF There has been so little news in the mainstream media you could be forgiven for thinking that, with the return of Aristide, all Haiti's problems are over. Unfortunately, this is not so. The US-dominated multinational force is failing to...

Military Calls Clinton
Military Calls Clinton's Bluff (HB9)
Download PDF Will the invasion of Haiti happen? Does anyone know? Does Clinton know? As we go to press, sources in Washington say it will be mid-September at the earliest. The passing of the United Nations resolution authorising an invasion certainly...

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