International Working Women’s Day in Haiti

From Batay Ouvriye: This year in Answouj, in the Northwest [Haiti], we have focused our forces on 8 March 2015. The day commemorating the fight of working women! Some photos will inform us. […]

Report from Yannick Etienne — RRN campaign results

We are very grateful for all the support and solidarity we have received from a lot of individuals and organizations. This kind of support is very important and strengthens our conviction and our determination to keep up the struggle till the end. This kind of support also shows the internationalist nature of the struggles we [...]

RRN: #DefendYannick – Building Pressure!

“Down with yellow unions that sell out the workers’ struggle for a pittance!” UPDATE: There is a general strike in Haiti Mon 2/9 – Tues 2/10. RRN will deliver our signed statement to the thugs at CNOHA on Wed 2/11. That gives us two more days to gather support! Please share widely. Batay Ouvriye [...]

Batay Ouvriye’s autonomous presence in recent demonstrations

Two types of struggles: the struggle among the bourgeoisie for the control of the State Apparatus, and the struggle of the masses for another alternative: "Down with yellow unions that sell out the workers' struggle for a pittance!" "Down with Misery Wages! Down with the High Cost of Living! Down with Unemployment!" [...]

Back Off, Thugs: We Will Defend Yannick Etienne!

Urgent: take action with the Rapid Response Network! Militant union organizer attacked in Port-au-Prince On January 30, an assassination attempt was made on Yannick Etienne, a militant of Batay Ouvriye (Workers Fight), in the SONAPI industrial zone of Port-au-Prince. The perpetrators were flunkies of the NGO/yellow union CNOHA (Central National Workers of Haiti). The events [...]

Hanes: ensure workers are re-hired and paid 500 gourdes!

Here's a link to a half-page leaflet (pdf) ready for printing & delivery to Hanes retail outlets and offices, in whatever geographic location you happen to be. Please let us know about your experiences, and Batay Ouvriye as well: batay@batayouvriye.org RRNleafletHANES And here's a cartoon saying pretty much the same thing: