July 7, 2021 – Haiti Assassination, Fourth of July, Child Tax Credit
Since coming into office in 2017, thousands of Haitians have been participating in almost weekly protests against his government. Haitians have been protesting the fact that high-level Moise officials had misused up to $3.8 billion in loans from Venezuela’s Petrocaribe and that Moïse had been involved in and knew about the corruption. They have also protested against the ongoing massacres of poor people and supporters of twice-ousted former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his Lavalas party.
Sojourner Truth Radio: July 7, 2021 – Haiti Assassination, Fourth of July, Child Tax Credit
Today on Sojourner Truth:
The controversial President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, was assassinated in his home last night. His wife was injured and is hospitalized. A team of assassins, some of whom reportedly spoke English with a U.S. accent, as well as others who spoke Spanish, were reported to carry out the hit. One of the team were allegedly identified as U.S. DEA, which media is reporting was a ruse, a false claim. Our guest is Pierre Labossiere, co-founder of the Haiti Action Committee.
Controversy continues to swirl around critical race theory. It is being used as an excuse to attack the teaching of the racist history of the United States. Joining us to discuss the terrible origins of the Fourth of July is Margaret Kimberly. Margaret is author of Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents, which was published in 2020. She is editor and senior columnist at Black Agenda Report. Her work can also be seen on her Patreon site as well as twitter where her handle is @freedomrideblog.
A national week of action for Child Tax Credits kicks off on July 8. Our guest is Adam Ruben, the Campaigns Director for the Economic Security Project. Adam has two decades of experience at the leading edge of online campaigning and fundraising, grassroots organizing, communications, and progressive political campaigns.
Lastly, our weekly Earth Minute, presented by Theresa Church of the Global Justice Ecology Project.