The People’s War Radio Show, Episode #67: Haiti and the Global Black Revolution

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On July 7, Jovenel Moise, the president of Haiti was assassinated at his home in Petion-Ville. His wife, Martine Moise was critically injured in the attack and was transported to the United States for emergency medical care. Moise’s presidency had been marked by mass protests and political crises. Still, his assassination came as a sudden surprise to many.

This news came as a shock to the world and especially to the people of Haiti; even those who had been demanding that he step down from office as well as those of us who recognized him as a puppet of the white power imperialists and ruling class were caught “off-guard” by this news.

People are asking: Who did it and why? Who had access to his house? Who took Martine to the hospital? Likely, the biggest question is who will will succeed Jovenel Moise in running Haiti, who had ruled by decree since October 2019?

The assassination of Jovenel Moise is not an isolated incident. It is instead part of a series of events that reflects the deepening crisis of colonial-capitalism. From Haiti to South Africa to Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland), the African working class has risen up.

On today’s episode of The People’s War show we bring you excerpts from a July 12, 2021 webinar entitled “Haiti: Global Black Revolution”, organized by the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) to address the current situation.

On this episode you will hear excerpts from Elikya Ngoma, Secretary General Luwezi Kinshasa, Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People's Solidarity Committee and Chairman Omali Yeshitela, head of the APSP and Founder of the Uhuru Movement.

Elikya Ngoma's family is from Haiti. She is the Haiti Editor for The Burning Spear Newspaper. She is also the author of our theme song "Colonialvirus".

Luwezi Kinshasa is the Secretary General of the African Socialist International. SG Luwezi was born and raised in the Congo and speaks multiple languages. He is now based in London and works as an educator and organizer in African communities throughout Europe and the continent of Africa. He writes a monthly column in The Burning Spear Newspaper titled “The Kinshasa International”.

Penny Hess is the Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee. Penny describes the legacy of European colonialism and the role of colonial expropriation in building white society. She calls for a self-criticism from white people in the form of reparations. She is the author of Overturning the Culture of Violence.

Chairman Omali Yeshitela is leader and founder of the Uhuru Movement. Over the past five decades, Chairman Omali has initiated campaigns to defend the democratic rights of the African community, to organize and raise up African women, to mobilize opposition to U.S. wars and to popularize the demand for reparations to African people. He’s built the worldwide Uhuru Movement and the African Socialist International with branches in the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean and on the continent of Africa.

The People's War radio show is produced by WBPU 96.3 FM "Black Power 96" in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is hosted by Dr. Matsemela Odom and Muambi Tangu, bringing an African Internationalist perspective to the important issues of our world.

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