THE DEMOCRACY LAB

Research in the Humanities

University of California, Berkeley

RESEARCH AT THE INTERSECTION OF PERFORMANCE AND POLITICS

WITH A FOCUS IN THE AMERICAN HEMISPHERE

THE DEMOCRACY LAB

Research in the Humanities

University of California, Berkeley

Riot or Uprising: A Conversation with Pierre Labbossiere on the Haitian Crisis

By Daniel Marquez

 

Haiti has seen a series of demonstrations since September of 2019 that were triggered by a fuel shortage. Shortly after, demonstrators started demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. Media outlets have depicted these demonstrations as riots. In this podcast, we hear from Pierre Labossiere, co-founder of the Haiti Action Committee, and look at the history of Haiti, to determine whether these demonstrations are in fact riots or whether they are part of an uprising that stems from Haiti’s long history of resistance towards oppressive forces.