Reparations in Action

Part 2: France and the US Fattened off Haiti’s Suffering for 200 years

June 17, 2022

Did you know that France forced Haiti to pay billions in so-called reparations to their former slave masters?

Don't miss African People's Solidarity Committee Chairwoman Penny Hess and White Lies Shattered host Jamie Simpson continue to sum up the recent New York Times Article, "The Ransom" which lays out the colonial plunder of Haiti carried out by France and the US.

In part 2 of this episode, Hess and Simpson reveal that it is the uneasy equilibrium between colonialism and the African Revolution that has forced the colonial media to expose the plunder of Haiti. This episode also addresses the fact that the parasitic relationship between France and African people in Haiti is not unique. It is part of a colonial mode of production, a global system of colonial capitalism which requires extreme poverty and oppression for African and other colonized people in order to prop up the wealth of Europe and white people.