A group made up of 19 organizations, grassroots associations and NGOs launched a campaign to say once and for all, “It’s enough!”
The text on this dramatic logo literally means: “It’s enough. Stop the death plan.” In colloquial Creole, plan lanmò, or the death plan, refers to the neoliberal policies that have been applied in Haiti primarily by means of free trade agreements and conditions on external loans.
Haitian popular movements are unanimous in their recognition that the disaster caused by the January 12th, 2010 earthquake is the result of a socio-historical process whose main features are exclusion, injustice, and inequality, exacerbated by the application of neoliberal policies over three decades.
While the situation of displaced victims in Haiti continues to degenerate, private sector and multi-national plans to build free zones and investment infrastructure are flourishing and the Haitian economy continues to bear the brunt of bad public policy.
The campaign seeks to sever Haiti’s adherence to the system of market-driven policies that have resulted in a violation of the majority of the population’s rights, including access to healthcare, education, clean water and safe housing.