Forces of Revolution

H&H Workers in Haiti Go Back to Work on Their Terms

April 20, 2017 by  


Editor’s note: We are pleased to announce that the garment workers whose story we published in February have won their strike. This is their press release, posted here. See the end of the page for how to donate to the workers’ May Day strike fund. — MHI

After more than two weeks of striking, workers and union members of SOTA at H&H Textiles factory returned to work this morning. Read More

South African Movement Battles ANC for Housing, Land, Freedom to Protest


Bhambayi Protests – The Rule of Lies Continues to Tear Apart Our Hopes for a Better Future

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Abahlali baseMjondolo Press Statement


The anger of the poor can go in many directions.

In the local government elections those who led the war against our movement, a war that claimed the lives of a number of our members, were defeated. The Nigel Gumede administration, an administration that we described as an alliance of gangsters, was removed from power. After the election the new administration approached us to acknowledge the repression that we have suffered, to offer their apologies for that repression and to promise to work with us in a respectful and dignified manner. Many promises were made. Read More

Haitian Workers Fired For Union Activity, Some Win Jobs Back

February 1, 2017 by  

Ed. note: We received the following information about a Haitian garment workers’ struggle from Rapid Response Network (RNN).  MHI has over the years supported Batay Ourviye (BO), the Haitian movement of autonomous textile unions and organizations of peasants, small vendors and neighborhoods.  See articles here and here.

On Jan. 25, 2017, garment workers and SOTA-BO union members at the H&H Textiles factory warned the company they planned to go on strike on Thursday Jan. 26. H&H Textiles is in the Palmiers Free Zone, of the Carrefour subdivision in Port-au-Prince. The company had fired several workers for being known union members and leaders. Management constantly harasses union members, finding minor and arbitrary “wrong-doings” as excuses for disciplinary measures and anti-union firings. Read More