Mamyrah Prosper on the History of Imperialism in Haiti, the Current Crisis and Questions of International Solidarity

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In this episode we interview Dr. Mamyrah Prosper.

Mamyrah Prosper is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Davidson College and the International Coordinator with Community Movement Builders’ Pan African Solidarity Network.

Mamyrah discusses the current struggle in Haiti in connection with the long history of US and European imperialism after the Haitian Revolution. Specifically she addresses initial imperialistic responses to the Haitian Revolution, and focuses our attention on the struggles of the 20th and 21st Century against the US’s determination to recolonize Haiti politically, militarily and economically.

In light of this history, Dr. Prosper challenges people in the US to broaden our imaginations and practices of solidarity to the Haitian people. And she also discusses her work with Community Movement Builders and their Pan African Solidarity Network, on working to materially support a Haitian left in ways that might be similar to their work in Atlanta.

A couple quick notes. At the end of the show, Mamyrah references a conversation that was held this past Monday at the People’s Forum. Check it out here.

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If you are interested in learning more about Community Movement Builders, check out our last conversation with Kamau Franklin.

Content Notice: This episode includes discussion of sexual assault, murder, rape and dismemberment

If you would like to stay in touch with the Pan-African Solidarity Network from Community Movement Builders, fill out this form to get on their mailing list for actions and updates related to Haiti.

Also there is a sign-on letter circulation on Black Alliance for Peace's website, which is demanding that the United States, the United Nations and the Organization of American States end its illegal, colonial interventions into Haiti.

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