[Marxism] RE: [R-G] U.S.-Haiti history

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 11 08:55:20 MST 2004


As we can see from the quote below, the more things change,
the more they remain the same. W.E.B. DuBois wrote this in 
the April 1920 issue of THE CRISIS, the NAACP's magazine:


The United States is at war with Haiti. Congress has never
sanctioned this war. Josephus Daniels [Secretary of the Navy,
1912-1920] has illegally and unjustly occupied a free foreign
land and murdered its inhabitants by the thousands. He has
deposed its legally elected representatives. He is carrying 
on a reign of terror, brow-beating and cruelty; at the hands 
of southern white naval officers and marines. For more than a
year this red-handed deviltry has proceeded, and today the
Island is in open rebellion. The greatest single question
before the parties at the next election is the Freedom of
Haiti.


W.E.B.DuBois: A Reader
edited by David Levering Lewis.

(unfortunately, this material isn't online)






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