fix articles 195612, claude duvalier
Duvalier in the Dock (tags)
Mother Teresa snubbed by Empire State Building owner (tags)
The owner of the Empire State Building, Anthony Milkin refused to honor Mother Teresa by switching on it's lights for her birthday celebration. Mr. Malkin pointed out that "Billions of dollars she raised is unaccounted for and that she took money from many awful regimes in Central America". Abuses at her clinics have been documented by reliable sources and are the subject of two books including the "Missionary Position". WELL DONE ANTHONY.
Haití Can Awaken from the Dark Night of the Boar (tags)
Haití Can Awaken from the Dark Night of the Boar by Amanda Huerta "In 1986, Duvalier Jr. was toppled by a popular uprising, that watched the continuance of the dictatorship for two more years until in 1988 Leslie Manigat was elected to the presidency of the Republic, a noble government that was toppled by General Henri Namphy who was replaced that same September by General Prosper Avril. Avril, in power until 1990, had to contend with new revolts. His resignation opened the path to elections under international control and an apparent normalization of political life. Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a Catholic priest who had advocated for the poor, obtained a brilliant victory in December of 1990. Coups d’etat, forced exile and return to power were all part of the first Aristide term, who was succeeded by René Preval. Aristide returned to power democratically, and in 2004 a coup d’etat organized and covered by the US obligated him to resign. In this brief summary of the history of Haiti I omitted “small details” like the economic embargos, assassinations, persecutions, etcetera. Since 2004 the Haitian people have lived, anew, under old and new military occupations at the hands of the US, a country that to this day remains in military control with the collaboration (by omission or commission) of the UN and allied countries. This same North American occupation force is that which today controls the airport, impeding and/or delaying the arrival of aid for Haiti, as has been denounced by the government of France and an infinity of journalists and reporters in Port au Prince."
Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" - Part I (tags)
A superb book on recent Haitian history.
Haiti: AFL-CIO and the Batay Ouvriye (tags)
For many activists, academics, and labor historians in the 1980’s the AFL-CIO became referred to as the AFL-CIA. Founded in 1961 the American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD) was the AFL-CIO’s foreign organizing wing for Latin America and the Caribbean. Along with its counterparts in Africa, Asia, and Europe, AIFLD was used to undermine leftist trade movements, support dictators such as the Duvalier’s and back military coups in Chile and Brazil.
U.S. Congress Increases Backing for Haiti Coup Regime (tags)
Haiti: U.S. Subcommittee passes bill to recruit and deploy U.S. citizens in support of Dictatorship
Reactionary terror continues in Lebanon (tags)
Bombings and assassinations continue in Lebanon. The latest victim of this wave of terror was the 67-year old George Hawi, who was killed when a bomb detonated in his car; the former leader of the Lebanese Communist Party lost his life on June 21st, only a day after the so-called “anti-Syrian bloc” claimed victory in the parliamentary elections.