Long Live the Haitian Revolution!
On this day Novemeber 29 in 1803, the leaders of the Haitian Revolution joined together to sign a preliminary proclamation of independence for “St. Domingo.” Formerly a colony of France, the new republic soon after took the name of Haiti, after Ayiti (land of high mountains) the ancient Taíno name of the land.
The revolution Haiti marked one of the first major victories in the struggle against imperialist white power, colonialism and parasitic capitalism. As the fist successful workers revolution in the world, the Haitian Revolution has long served as a powerful inspiration to colonized African and Native peoples (who were still there, still are and who took part in the revolutionary struggle) as well as other oppressed peoples around the world struggling for their freedom and independence.
LONG LIVE THE SPIRIT OF JEAN JACQUES DESSALINES!
VICTORY TO THE AFRIKAN & NATIVE REVOLUTIONS!
KOUPE TET! BOULE KAY!
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