The Hell That is Haiti! 

By Marty Goodman Haiti is being hit by an unending series of natural and human-made disasters – seemingly all at once.  The assassination on July 7 of its president Jouvenel Moise; an Aug. 14 earthquake; tropical storms; rampaging gang violence and a COVID crisis in a society tortured by extreme poverty and inequality.  In the … Continue reading The Hell That is Haiti! 

The Hell that is Haiti Webinar

Join us for a special Socialist Action webinar on the latest developments in Haiti. Featuring prominent activists in the Haitian community. Thursday, September 23 at 5:30 pm PT / 7:30 pm CT / 8:30 pm ET. Bring a friend! Click here to join the webinar.  Haiti is being torn by a presidential assassination, a deadly earthquake, … Continue reading The Hell that is Haiti Webinar

Let the Cuban People Live! End the Blockade and Sanctions!

By Barry Sheppard President Biden has not only kept all of Trump’s sanctions designed to severely harm the Cuban people, he has added two more. His response to the July 11 protests in Cuba was to call for the overthrow of the socialist Cuban Revolution. The July 11 protests of the Cuban government were wildly … Continue reading Let the Cuban People Live! End the Blockade and Sanctions!

Biden Continues Trump’s Policies on Refugees

By Barry Sheppard July 6, 2021 Despite promises made during his election campaign, Biden in office is continuing Trump’s policies on refugees fleeing the horrific conditions in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, conditions flowing from U.S. imperialist policies. An article in the June 26 New York Times reported, “Human rights and immigration advocates have assailed the Biden … Continue reading Biden Continues Trump’s Policies on Refugees

Racial Capitalism and the Betrayal of Haiti

The richest Haitians By Yves Engler Domination by multinational corporations and “light skinned” local capitalists — that’s the story of Haiti as illustrated by one recent event. The day after his already paper-thin constitutional legitimacy completely eroded Jovenel Moïse gave significant amounts of Haitian land to a light-skinned oligarch working with Coca-Cola. According to most Haitian constitutional … Continue reading Racial Capitalism and the Betrayal of Haiti

U.S. Imperialist Boot on Haiti

By Marty Goodman On Feb. 28, thousands of Haitians marched through the capital, Port-au-Prince, and other cities across the country to demand that the de facto President Jovenal Moïse and his corrupt crony capitalist blood-stained oligarchy step down.  A relentless, arrogant U.S. imperialism is putting its money – once again – on this Haitian dictator … Continue reading U.S. Imperialist Boot on Haiti

Cuba’s COVID-19 Vaccines Serve the People, Not Profits

BY W. T. WHITNEY JR. February 28, 2021 Cuba’s socialist approach to developing vaccines against COVID-19 differs strikingly from that of capitalist nations of the world. Cuba’s production of four vaccines is grounded in science and dedicated to saving the lives of all Cubans, and to international solidarity. The New York Times’s running report on the world’s … Continue reading Cuba’s COVID-19 Vaccines Serve the People, Not Profits

Haitians face expulsion from the U.S. and the Dominican Republic

By MARTY GOODMAN Haitian immigrants face a double-barreled wall of racism, from Donald Trump as well as from the historic racism of the ruling class of the Dominican Republic, which shares its border with Haiti. After decades of racist bipartisan immigration policy toward Haitians, in November 2017 Donald Trump revoked the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) … Continue reading Haitians face expulsion from the U.S. and the Dominican Republic

Haitians denounce President Trump’s ‘shithole’ remark

By MARTY GOODMAN As if 200 years of U.S. racism and imperialism weren’t enough, Haitians must contend with the idiotic rantings of the U.S. commander in chief, Donald Trump. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” asked Trump at a Jan. 11 immigration meeting. Trump was referring to Haiti, El … Continue reading Haitians denounce President Trump’s ‘shithole’ remark

Donald Trump to 60,000 Haitians: ‘Get out!’

By MARTY GOODMAN On Nov. 20, the Trump administration, after an election campaign based on anti-immigrant hate, ordered the expulsion of 60,000 Haitians living in the U.S. who arrived after the devastation of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, which killed over 200,000. Haitians who arrived by Jan. 2011 received Temporary Protective Status (TPS) under a 1990 law … Continue reading Donald Trump to 60,000 Haitians: ‘Get out!’

Venezuela crisis intensifies with default

By WAYNE DELUCA Credit agency Standard & Poor has ruled Venezuela in default after the country missed $237 million in scheduled bond payments. This comes amidst an economic crisis with official inflation around 4000% and price increases well over 1000%. President Nicolás Maduro’s attempt to restructure is hindered by sanctions that stop U.S. banks from … Continue reading Venezuela crisis intensifies with default

Disaster capitalism rages in Puerto Rico

By KEITH LESLIE “The only thing we need now is a hurricane.” These were the words of a financial advisor in Puerto Rico this summer, anticipating the business opportunities the devastation of a hurricane would produce. This framework—which understands disaster as an opportunity for profit—is not unusual. As Naomi Klein showed in her famous book, … Continue reading Disaster capitalism rages in Puerto Rico

Rebuilding Puerto Rico after the hurricane: ‘All Wall Street cares about is their money’

Trump’s recent visit to Puerto Rico illustrated an arrogant attitude toward a dire situation. At least 30 percent of Puerto Rican's have no electricity, and electric power is not likely to return until the end of October. The president's threats to cut off aid expose the real intentions of the U.S. ruling class. Prior to … Continue reading Rebuilding Puerto Rico after the hurricane: ‘All Wall Street cares about is their money’

Disastrous effects of hurricanes are compounded by capitalist greed

By CARL SACK At the time of this writing, Hurricane Nate is plowing through the eastern United States, the 14th named storm of what is on track to be the most costly Atlantic hurricane season on record. Over the summer, wildfires scorched millions of acres across the western U.S. and Canada, darkening the skies with … Continue reading Disastrous effects of hurricanes are compounded by capitalist greed

Hurricane disaster in Puerto Rico: U.S. aid is slow and insufficient

Soon after hurricane Irma devastated islands in the Caribbean and parts of Florida, Socialist Action reporter Ernie Gotta interviewed Omar Pérez Figueroa about the effects of the storm on Puerto Rico. Gotta followed up with Perez after hurricane Maria decimated the island. Pérez, a native of Puerto Rico, is a member of the Juventud Hostosiana, the youth … Continue reading Hurricane disaster in Puerto Rico: U.S. aid is slow and insufficient

Irma lands a heavy blow on Puerto Rico

Soon after hurricane Irma devastated islands in the Caribbean and parts of Florida, Socialist Action reporter Ernie Gotta interviewed Omar Pérez Figueroa about the effects of the storm on Puerto Rico. Pérez, a native of Puerto Rico, is a member of the Juventud Hostosiana, the youth group of the Hostosian National Independence Movement. He is an … Continue reading Irma lands a heavy blow on Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican activists fight coal ash dumping

INTERVIEW BY ERNIE GOTTA Puerto Rico has suffered for generations under the direct and indirect rule by the United States. The wealth of the island has been stripped by corporate interests while farmers and workers on the island have struggled with political, economic, and environmental degradation. Activists both at home and in the diaspora are … Continue reading Puerto Rican activists fight coal ash dumping

U.S. Hands Off Venezuela!

By MICHAEL SCHREIBER  — UPDATED, Aug. 2 — On July 30, Venezuela elected a new 545-member National Constituent Assembly, which takes on the task of rewriting the country’s 1999 constitution. The country faces a severe economic crisis, made worse by the economic sabotage of pro-capitalist oppositionists. Working-class neighborhoods are plagued by shortages of food, medicine, … Continue reading U.S. Hands Off Venezuela!