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"When the full and true story of Jean-Bertrand Aristide is finally told, it will portray a noble and humble man who gave of himself honorably to serve the interests of all the people of Haiti. His only failure was his inability to overcome the brutal and corrupt power of the U.S. and its determination to see him fail. "

Stephen Lendman


Eyes of the Heart - Jean-Bertrand Aristide
The Uses of Haiti - Paul Farmer, MD
Mountains Over Mountains - Tracy Kidder
Damning the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment - Peter Hallward
An Unbroken Agony - Haiti, from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President - Randall Robinson

Getting Haiti Right This Time - The U.S. and the Coup - Noam Chomsky, Paul Farmer, Amy Goodman
Haiti - Noam Chomsky (book excerpt)

"Cheap labor has always been at the heart of U.S. -Haitian relations, ever since the Haitian Revolution in 1804. It was actually a slave rebellion, the first and still the only successful one in modern history. The U.S. sided with French colonialism as the U.S. economy was based on slavery at the time and Haiti represented the first "dangerous example."

Ricky Baldwin


Why Is Haiti So Poor? (9/86)

U.S. AID go home! (1/96)
Enemy Ally: The Demonization of Jean-Bertrand Aristide
The U.S.-Haiti Connection - Rich Companies, Poor Workers
The Attempted Character Assassination of Aristide
Working for the Rat - Disney textile workers in Haiti
Our Payroll, Haitian Hit
Haiti Under the Gun
Haiti Under Cloak
Squeeze and Vote
Aristide Again
US Campaign against Haiti: Why?
Haiti in 2001: Political Deadlock, Economic Crisis
Haiti: US Undermines Another Democracy
Haitian Lament: Killing Me Softly (3/99)
US Agency for International Development (AID) & Haiti

Class analysis of a crisis - Haiti
The Uses and Abuses of Haiti - Paul Farmer
Haiti: Enslaved by Debt
Trials of Haiti
Still Up Against the Death Plan in Haiti
Cry Haiti
Haitian People Forced to Pay Ten Years Back Pay to the Brutal Military (1/04)

US Arming Anti-Aristide Paramilitaries (2/04)
Reflections on Haiti and Democracy (2/04)
Haiti: US Backing Overthrow of President (2/04)
US Arming Anti-Aristide Paramilitaries (2/04)
Aristide's Fall: The Undemocratic U.S. Policy in Haiti (2/04)

Haiti: Washington gives greenlight to right-wing coup (2/04)
The Destabilization of Haiti (2/04)

"The armed insurrection which contributed to unseating President Aristide on February 29, 2004, was the result of a carefully staged military-intelligence operation. The rebel paramilitary army crossed the border from the Dominican Republic in early February. It constitutes a well armed, trained, and equipped paramilitary unit integrated by former members of FRAPH, the "plain clothes" death squadrons, involved in mass killings of civilians and political assassinations during the CIA-sponsored 1991 military coup, which led to the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Aristide. During the military government (1991-1994), FRAPH was (unofficially) under the jurisdiction of the Armed Forces. According to a 1996 U.N. Human Rights Commission report, FRAPH had been supported by the CIA."

Michael Chossudovsky

Regime Change in Haiti (3/04)
Coup in Haiti (3/04)
Aristide and His Bodyguard Describe the U.S. Role In His Ouster (3/16/04)
Aristide Talks About Leaders of Coup and U.S. Funding of Opposition (3/17/04)

Noam Chomsky Traces Aristide's 2004 Ouster Back To 1991-1994 Coup (3/17/04)
Why Haiti? Why Now? (3/04)
Washington Set the Stage [for Haiti coup] (3/04)
The U.S. War Against Haiti - Haiti Action Committee (booklet - 3/04)
Mountains Beyond Mountains - Tracy Kidder (3/04)
Haiti's Murderous Army Reborn (3/04)
The Overthrow of Haiti's Aristide: a Coup made in the USA (3/04)
Why they [France and US] had to crush Aristide (3/04)
Haitian Leader Charges: White House Behind Coup (3/04)

U.S. & Haiti - Noam Chomsky (4/04)
Haiti's Democracy in Flames (4/04)
Who Removed Aristide? - Paul Farmer (4/04)
Chronicle of a Coup (5/04)
The Haiti Crisis: Aristide Is Not the Issue (5/04)

Haiti Under Siege (5/04)
Aristide's Rise and Fall (5/04)
Option Zero in Haiti (5/04)

"The coup against Aristide ... must be understood not in isolation, but as the culmination of activities that really began the minute he was re-elected in 2000. Destabilization efforts by the U.S. government, active U.S. support for the creation of a so-called civil-society opposition, and eventually the invasion of Haiti by an armed band of criminals and murderers were all part of a process designed to ensure that Haiti would return fully to the fold of the U.S. empire and its minions in Haiti."

Bill Fletcher, Jr.

The White Curse [Haiti] (6/04)
Haiti: Bushwhacked in the Caribbean (6/04)
The Other Regime Change - Haiti and the International Republican Institute (IRI) (7/04)

U.S. Proxies Terrorizing Workers In Haiti... Again (9/04)
Free Markets and Death Squads - Haiti (9/04)
"Thugs" In Haiti (12/04)
Is Haiti on the Brink of Civil War? (12/04)
Haiti Debt (1/05)

The Other Occupation: The Haitian Version of Apartheid (3/05)
UN Supports Death Squads (5/05)
Democracy's Death (5/05)

The Crucifixion of Haiti (6/05)
Haiti: Call for Return of Aristide (6/05)
Aristide in Exile (7/05)
Haiti's Year of Repression (7/05)

Haiti After the Coup - months of horror, backed by the U.S. (10/05)
The Sorrows of Haiti (10/05)
'Electoral Cleansing' in Haiti Violates Human Rights and Democracy (10/05)
USAID and Haiti: The friendly face of US imperialism (10/05)

Supporting Leftist Opposition to Lavalas: AFL-CIO's Solidarity Center and Batay Ouvriye (11/05)
Undermining Haiti (12/05)
Achievements Under Aristide, Now Lost (12/05)
Destabilization of Haiti: Diplomacy by Death Squad Continues (2005)

Mixed U.S. Signals Helped Tilt Haiti Toward Chaos (1/06)
Haiti's Achievements Under Aristide and Lavalas (1/06)

U.S. Government Channels Millions Through National Endowment for Democracy (NED) to Fund Anti-Lavalas Groups in Haiti - Amy Goodman interviews independent Canadian journalist Anthony Fenton (1/06)
International Republican Institute (IRI) Election Manipulation in Haiti (2/06)
Invisible Violence - Ignoring murder in post-coup Haiti (7/06)
What the World Bank and IDB Owe Haiti (8/06)
What Future for Haiti? (11/06)

UN Peacekeeping Paramilitarism [in Haiti] (2/07)
Randall Robinson on "An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President" interviewed by Amy Goodman - July 23, 2007
Haiti's Suffering (4/08)
The US Role in Haiti's Hunger Riots (4/08)
Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide and the Politics of Containment by Peter Hallward - a book review (4/08)
The US Role in Haiti's Food Riots (4/08)
book review - An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President by Randall Robinson (10/07)

Haiti's Big Lie (5/08)
a book review of Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" [Part I] - Haiti (5/08)
Haitian Flag Day (5/08)
a book review of Peter Hallward's 'Damning the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment' (6/08)
Targeting Aristide in Exile (11/08)
Report indicts U.S. government and Inter-American Development Bank for violations of the rights to clean water and health in Haiti (12/08)

Haiti and the Dangers of Responsibility to Protect [R2P] (12/08)
Haiti, the Financial Crisis, and International Solidarity (2/09)
US Discriminatory Immigration Policies Toward Haitians (2/09)

Bill Clinton Named New UN Envoy to 'Stabilize' Haiti, a Country He Helped Destabilize (5/09)
Western [Canadian] Haiti Relief Efforts - crimes-as-charity (1/10)

Why Haiti's Earthquake is France's Problem (1/10)
Haiti and America's Historic Debt (1/10)

The Incapacitation of Haiti (1/10)
Why the US Owes Haiti Billions - the Briefest History (1/10)
The Sacrifice of Haiti (2/10)

Haiti Is Open for Business (2/10)
American Genocides: Is Haiti Next? (2/10)


The long-suffering people of Haiti suffered a catastrophic blow in February, 2004 when U.S. Marines kidnapped and deposed democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

The U.S., supported by Canada and France, forced him into exile, forbade him from even returning to the hemisphere, and reestablished a despotic interim puppet government backed and enforced by so-called UN peacekeepers and a brutal Haitian National Police...

Why did the U.S. plan and carry out this act of savage banditry against a leader beloved by his people and last reelected in 2000 with 92% of the vote? It was because he cared about the 80% or more desperately poor and disadvantaged Haitians and was committed to improving their lives. He was determined to serve their interests rather than those of his dominant northern neighbor. That policy of any nation, especially less developed ones, is always unacceptable to the predatory neoliberal agenda of all U.S. administrations, the giant transnational corporations whose interests they serve, and in Haiti, their elite junior business partners. The Bush administration, in league with these dominant business interests, intends to return this nation of 8.5 million people, the poorest in the Americas, to its pre-Aristide status of virtual serfdom. To do it they destroyed Haiti's freedom and first ever democracy in its history and turned the country into a killing field."

Stephen Lendman


Canada, France, U.S., U.N., & Haiti

Why the U.S. and France hate Haiti
US and France target Haiti's elected president for removal (2/04)
U.S., France Pushed Aristide Out (2/04)

Why they [France and US] had to crush Aristide (3/04)
Aristide's Call for Reparations From France Unlikely to Die (3/04)
U.S., France Block UN Probe of Aristide Ouster (4/04)

Canada plays big role in propping up Haiti regime (1/05)
Canada's Growing Role In Haitian Affairs -part I (3/05)
Haiti Q & A - the 2004 Coup against Aristide in Haiti & Canada's involvement (6/05)
Haiti and Media - Canada's involvement in Haiti (6/05)
Canada's New Export to Haiti - Fair and Balanced Reporting (8/05)
The UN in Haiti: Part of the problem, not the solution (8/05)
Canada Sponsors Illegal Membership of Haiti to Caribbean Development Bank (11/05)
Haiti is 'fixed' - [Canada's role in the de-democratization of Haiti] (12/05)
Abandon this Neocolonial Adventure! [Canada's role in ousting Aristide & Haitian democracy] (12/05)
Canada, Haiti, the UN (1/06)
Silence on Haiti in Canada (1/06)
Averting Election Theft in Haiti (2/06)
America's Historic Debt to Haiti (2/06)
Haitian Human Rights Activist Accuses UN of Killing Dozens in Recent Attack (12/06)
Let's All Stand With Cite Soleil [UN Abuses in Haiti] (3/07)
Haitian Flag Day (5/08)
Aristide's Accomplishments (5/08)
Canada's NED? Whose Rights? What Sort of Democracy? Haiti (10/08)
Haiti and the Dangers of Responsibility to Protect [R2P] (12/08)
Haiti, the Financial Crisis, and International Solidarity (2/09)
US Discriminatory Immigration Policies Toward Haitians (2/09)
Western [Canadian] Haiti Relief Efforts - crimes-as-charity (1/10)

Why Haiti's Earthquake is France's Problem (1/10)
Haiti and America's Historic Debt (1/10)

The Incapacitation of Haiti (1/10)
The Militarization of Emergency Aid to Haiti: Is it a Humanitarian Operation or an Invasion? (1/10)

More Pain for Devastated Haiti: Under the Pretense of Disaster Relief, U.S. Running a Military Occupation (2/10)
Can Capitalism Save Haiti? (2/10)
Haiti's Fault Lines: Made in the U.S.A. (2/10)

Haiti, Aristide, and ideology (2/10)
The Destabilization of Haiti (2/10) [originally published 2/04]
The "Shock Doctrine" for Haiti (2/10)
Haiti: Disaster Capitalism on Steroids (3/10)
Imperialism with a human face - Haiti after the quake (3/10)



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