Despite China delaying the vote to hold closed-door negotations, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously agreed Friday to renew the UN's mandate in Haiti. Since 2004, as many as 13,000 troops from around the world have served as part of the UN's peacekeeping mission. For many Haitians, the mandate is a foreign occupation, reports TF editor Julie Varughese.
Buoyed by international union solidarity and hearkening to the revolutionary legacy of Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haitian strikers facing state violence and lowball concessions remain undeterred, reports Frances Madeson.
The Dominican Republic's continued maintenance of an exclusionary project like a 118-mile border wall indicates it is fundamentally anti-people in nature, using centuries of anti-Haiti sentiment to deflect the public’s attention from its destructive, market-oriented economic policies, writes Yanis Iqbal.
Danny Shaw reported back on the Venezuela elections and his latest journey to meet with the movements in Haiti during Toward Freedom's December 2, 2021 webinar.
Toward Freedom hosted a webinar December 2 to welcome new editor, Julie Varughese, who reported on her time covering Nicaragua's November 7 elections. Regular contributors Danny Shaw and Jacqueline Luqman discussed the Pink Tide in Latin America, Haiti and how Hollywood depicts the Black liberation struggle.
In this book, historian Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall explores how the 1804 Haitian Revolution has been misrepresented and censored on screen.