Thursday, January 5 at 7:30 pm ET on WTF is Going on in Latin America & the Caribbean: 219 Years of Haitian Independence, the first anti-colonial revolution in The Americas. Join me and Raul Burbano of Common Frontiers in conversation with members of Haiti Action Committee.
On 1 January 1804, Haiti became an independent republic, following the revolution which had begun 13 years earlier as a rebellion of enslaved people against slavery and French colonialism.
Previously known as Saint-Domingue, it was the most profitable colony in the world, generating greater revenue than all of the continental North American colonies combined. This immense wealth was generated by the sweat and blood of enslaved Africans who were being worked to death in their tens of thousands on coffee and sugar plantations.
WTF is Going on in Latin America & the Caribbean is a Popular Resistance (Stop the Machine! Create a New World) broadcast in partnership with Black Alliance for Peace Haiti/Americas Team; CODEPINK: Women For Peace; Common Frontiers; Council on Hemispheric Affairs; Friends of Latin America; IRTF – The InterReligious Task Force on Central America; Massachusetts Peace Action; and Task Force on the Americas