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Baby Doc Duvalier in Haiti (tags)
Haitians Protest Sham Elections (tags)
they want democracy
Preparing Haiti for Exploitation and Plunder (tags)
America plans to ruthlessly plunder Haiti for profit
Haiti Post-Quake: Devastation, Depravation, Exploitation and Oppression (tags)
Haitians keep suffering under America's boot
Haitian president Rene Preval knew of the earthquake in advance (tags)
Haitian president Rene Preval is involved, he knew of the earthquake in advance.
The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti (tags)
"A US military occupation of Haiti under the guise of earthquake disaster ‘relief’ would give Washington and private business interests tied to it a geopolitical prize of the first order. Prior to the January 12 quake, the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince was the fifth largest US embassy in the world, comparable to its embassies in such geopolitically strategic places as Berlin and Beijing. With huge new oil finds off Cuba being exploited by Russian companies, with clear indications that Haiti contains similar vast untapped oil as well as gold, copper, uranium and iridium, with Hugo Chavez’ Venezuela as a neighbor to the south of Haiti, a return of Aristide or any popular leader committed to developing the resources for the people of Haiti, -- the poorest nation in the Americas -- would constitute a devastating blow to the world’s sole Superpower. The fact that in the aftermath of the earthquake, UN Haiti Special Envoy Bill Clinton joined forces with Aristide foe George W. Bush to create something called the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund ought to give everyone pause. According to Marguerite Laurent ('Ezili Dantò') of the Haitian Lawyers’ Leadership Network, under the guise of emergency relief work, the US, France and Canada are engaged in a balkanization of the island for future mineral control. She reports rumors that Canada wants the North of Haiti where Canadian mining interests are already present. The US wants Port-au-Prince and the island of La Gonaive just offshore – an area identified in Aristide’s development book as having vast oil resources, and which is bitterly contested by France. She further states that China, with UN veto power over the de facto UN-occupied country, may have something to say against such a US-France-Canada carve up of the vast wealth of the nation."
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."
Disaster Capitalism Headed to Haiti (tags)
worker exploitation follows disaster
The Big One Devastates Haiti (tags)
Haiti is now ripe for plunder
TRAGEDY + CYNICISM + OPPORTUNISM = JOURNALISM (tags)
Once upon a time...
CUBANUESTRA. Fernando Lugo y la soldadesca yanqui (tags)
CUBANUESTRA. Fernando Lugo y la soldadesca yanqui
Poll projects low voter turnout in Haiti: Protests banned (tags)
Whether or not the polling information and conclusions of the Haiti Priorities Project are correct, the upcoming elections in Haiti are shaping up to be the first real foreign policy debacle of the Obama administration since it took office.
Electoral Sham in Haiti (tags)
Haiti's democracy is an illusion
Controversial Senate elections planned in Haiti (tags)
The apparent decision to green light the contentious ballot by Obama comes on the heels of a ruling by Haiti's Provisional Election Council or CEP to exclude the Fanmi Lavalas party of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide on procedural grounds.
Local Actions on the One-Year Anniversary of the Kidnapping of Haitian Lovinsky Pierre-Ant (tags)
“Those of us from black and brown communities [are] particularly put out with the role that Brazil is playing. It is not the international image of Brazil, it is not one that Brazil likes to put forward. “ -- Margaret Prescod, Ad Hoc Working Group for Haiti
Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" - Part II (tags)
Part II of Hallward's superb book on Haiti.
Peter Hallward's "Damming the Flood" - Part I (tags)
A superb book on recent Haitian history.
Haiti Event Marks Four Years Since the Coup Against Aristide (tags)
“[P]eople in Haiti tell us that all of this stuff has an impact. The more people are doing in other counties, even small events like this one, have an impact because the word is starting to get out to people. So any small thing that you can do really helps.” – Margaret Prescod
Message to Brazil: Help Find and Release Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine (tags)
“The word we are getting is that all of these actions, even though they’re not huge actions, have an impact. You can bet that although the Brazilians have not come down, a report has already gone not only to Haiti but also back to Brazil that we’re out here. The Haitians are telling us, keep up what we’re doing because it is having an impact. They’re starting to feel some opening up that they hadn’t felt before the international action for fasting.” – Margaret Prescod
"Capitalism and Freedom" Unmasked (tags)
The dark side of Milton Friedman's economics.
UN Peacekeeping Paramilitarism (tags)
How UN peacekeepers are used as thuggish paramilitaries for empire.
Cynthia McKinney at Peace conference in Malaysia (tags)
Cynthia McKinney, former congresswoman and one of the few principalled people in US congress attended a peace conference in Malaysia. In it she asks people to sign a petition www.petitiononline.com/Abstain/petition.html.
VENEZUELA LEADING THE RACE FOR THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT (tags)
VENEZUELA AHEAD IN RACE FOR UN LATIN AMERICAN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT
LA Welcomes Haitian Women Activists (tags)
Haitian activists Ginette Apollon and Rea Dol, in LA as part of their first visit to California, discuss the situation on the ground following the election of René Preval as President of Haiti and what are the demands of the grassroots.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 5/19/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.
CLOSING HAITI'S "OPEN VEINS" - RENE PREVAL'S IMPOSSIBLE MISSION (tags)
Exposing the lies and deception in the corporate media
BTL:New Haitian Pres.Preval Faces Economic & Political Pressure from Washington (tags)
Interview with Bill Fletcher, president of the group TransAfrica Forum, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
BTL:Haiti's Poor Erupt in Protest After Charges that... (tags)
...Presidential Vote Count was Manipulated ~ Interview with Ben Dupuy, co-director of Haiti Progres, and former Haitian President Aristide's ambassador at-large, conducted by Between the Line' Scott Harris
HAITI'S ACHIEVEMENTS UNDER ARISTIDE AND LAVALAS - NOW LOST SINCE THE U.S. LED COUP (tags)
Achievements by Aristide and Lavalas during their 10 years in office and conditions now in Haiti after the coup