The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Strike Against Gangs

Oct 25, 2021

The following text is translated from Workers Fight (Combat Ouvrière), the newspaper published by the revolutionary workers group in Guadeloupe and Martinique.

October 4 was a day of strike action in the urban area around Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Transport and businesses were disrupted; gas stations and schools closed, following the call by the union of public transport drivers. They denounce the insecurity and kidnappings perpetrated by the gangs that are rampant in the capital, in Delmas, Carrefour or Croix des Bouquets. They protest the shortage of fuel, the soaring fuel prices, and the increase in the prices of ordinary foodstuffs. They show their solidarity with the migrants who have been turned away from the USA and dropped off at the airport with no place to go. In the industrial zone, some companies only ran for half a day for lack of workers.

Those who are fighting are right, these strikers are raising their heads and opening the way for other movements.