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Bizoton, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, July 28, 1915

Et seul un petit soldat obscur, Pierre Sully, se fit tuer, la carbine au poing, en défendant l’accés de son post au marines de l’amiral Caperton. Nul autre ne “brigua l’honneur d’une si belle mort.” Aussi personne n’a-t-il aujourd’hui le droit de jeter l’anthème aux autres, puisque tous ont survécu à la honte. Dantes Bellegarde, Pour une [...]
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The Archive of Occupation

Citing the need to protect American life and property while preserving political stability in the Caribbean region, on July 28, 1915 three hundred and thirty United States Marines landed at Port-au-Prince. Thus began a nineteen-year military occupation whose consequences for the Republic of Haiti (and for the Black World) were arguably as significant as the [...]
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“Haitian people will hoist the flag of Charlemagne Peralte and will get rid of the bloody pro-imperialist dynasty of Duvalier.”

Image: Péralte, Charlemagne (Studio gráfico fatamorgana, 1979. Source: International Institute of Social History.
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Archives and Anti-Colonialism: An interview with Hans R. Schmidt

HANS R. SCHMIDT is a historian and the author of the classic account of the first United States military intervention and administration of Haiti, The United States Occupation of Haiti, 1915-1934 (1971) as well as of Maverick Marine: General Smedley D. Butler and the Contradictions of American Military History (1998), a biography of the legendary [...]
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The first stage was a strike …

The first stage was a strike among the students of the National University. They held parades through the principal streets of Port-au-Prince, protesting against the educational bureaucracy saddled upon them by President Borneo and his American educational advisors. In order to cut down national expenses, the Government recently made a [...]
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The military occupation has made and continues to make military occupation necessary.

The military Occupation has made and continues to make military Occupation necessary. The justification given is that it is necessary for the pacification of the country. Pacification would never hadve been necessary had not American policies been filled with so many stupid and brutal blunders; and it will never be effective so long as “pacification” [...]
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An nou pote kole pou dekole MINUSTAH: Bring the Rage to Kick Out MINUSTAH

Translation of statement from Bri Kouri Nouvèl Gaye announcing July 28, 2011 protest against the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Kreyol original follows. July 28, 1915 – July 28, 2011.  It has been ninety-six years since the U.S. imperial army landed in our country. They occupied us for nineteen years, killed many of our [...]
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How the Haitian people feel about former United States President Woodrow Wilson

To-day in the history of Haiti the 4th of March is the beginning of a new era. Mr. Harding, the defender of our cause and advocate of our rights, had entered the White House as President of the United States in place of Mr. Woodrow Wilson, the man of baneful prejudices, who [...]
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