SOLIDARITY WITH THE HAITIAN PEOPLE
On 12 January, an earthquake struck Haiti, followed by numerous aftershocks. This natural disaster is a real tragedy, especially for some 10 million people who are in distress by economic backwardness and misery, by the irresponsibility of builders who did not anticipate the seismic hazards. In addition to the tens of thousands of deaths, there is a dramatic situation in humanitarian terms, food and health.
Following the earthquake, the U.S. has reinforced the occupation that began in 1925 with more than 5 thousand troops to join the troops of “stabilization” of the UN. This is how the Marines control the capital’s airport, decide which aircraft can land, direct traffic, dealing with “public order”, ie govern Haiti and “president” (René Préval), barely mentioned. The situation is so outrageous that has been rejected by various governments.
But chaos and disorder are obvious: The only aid are arriving in the rich neighborhoods (according to reports from international journalists), there is no monitoring of aid and its distribution and the occupation forces shoot to kill and beat people because call for help, many have already decided the pillage of warehouses run by profiteers and those who want to position themselves to take dividends from any reconstruction of the devastated Port au Prince.
Much of the ruin of Haiti can better understand the long and infamous historical sequence of events caused by man. The so-called “noble international community”, which is nothing but a circle of capitalist countries with the vast majority of governments in the service of the oligarchy and imperialism with a roar that makes pandering to the “humanitarian aid” to Haiti, responsible for the extent of the suffering that now emphasizes the earthquake, since the U.S. invasion and occupation of 1925, through the violent overthrow of the democratic government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004, this community has voted for the mandate of the military mission UN, and while the popular and national sovereignty has been trampled Haitians “programs for reducing poverty and agricultural development have been blocked.
The martyred people of Haiti has not only been subjected to the merciless fury of nature but of a long and bloody dictatorship of the Duvalier regime, driven by U.S. imperialism (which came to French colonialism), which have happened governments unable solve the problems of the Haitian people, considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest in the world. This poverty is expressed in that 75% of the population live on less than $ 2 a day, four and a half million people (56%) live on less than $ 1 a day and about 40% of revenues country are generated by the dollar remittances of overseas workers. Is the direct legacy of one of the cases of most brutal colonial exploitation in history, compounded by decades of systematic oppression, postcolonial. After the coup sponsored by the United States Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the country is occupied by a so-called “peacekeeping force” of the United Nations by the U.S. manipulated.
It is clear that the impact of this disaster will be overcome if it is linked to the historical process of struggle for national and social liberation of the Haitian people, people who have not ceased to fight against colonialism and other forms of imperialist domination. Under the current super-exploitation and domination of the people of the earthquake recovery will take a long time and will be partial, limited and distorted.
The Democrats, the progressive forces and the tactics we reject imperialist revolutionaries led by the U.S. government raised surface elements and momentary relief, while consolidating its political control, military and economic.
We are to continue contributing to strengthening solidarity among peoples actions direct contributions (cash and kind) to the social organizations of the oppressed and political organizations in opposition to practically face the current emergency and build forces to defeat imperialism and its lackeys to establish a government and people power, being essential to spread the actions of the Haitian popular for supplies and against domination.
Long live the unity of Latin American and Caribbean!
Yankees Out of Haiti, Latin America and the Caribbean!
Colombia, January 2010
Communist Party of Colombia (Marxist-Leninist)