Category: Haiti

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Joe Emersberger: Kicking Away the Ladder in Haiti

In addition to US-led coups and economic sanctions, the destruction of local agriculture is a huge part of Haiti’s economic disaster since 1980

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Marjorie Cohn: Book Review: ‘How Human Rights Can Build Haiti’

A review of How Human Rights Can Build Haiti by Fran Quigley

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Joe Emersberger: US Court Dismisses 8,700 Haitian Lives

Those responsible for continued Haitian suffering enjoy impunity.

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Beverly Bell: Five Years after the Earthquake in Haiti

Some things never change. In Haiti, no matter the century or decade in question, one can be certain that: the state and elite are trouncing the rights and needs of the majority, the population is protesting to demand land and justice, and the international community is taking the wrong side. Five years after the earthquake Read more…

Amy Wilentz: Duvalierism Lives On

The effects of Duvalierism, as conceived by Jean-Claude’s father, François (Papa Doc) Duvalier and continued by Jean-Claude, resonate to this day

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Joe Emersberger: The USA’s Haitian Puppet Targets Jean Bertrand Aristide yet again

Former Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide is once again being hounded with bogus corruption allegations by the government of Michel Martelly

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Justin Podur: Aristide Summoned

The courts in Haiti’s new dictatorship

Haiti Action Committee: Stop The Attacks On Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the Lavalas Movement

An Urgent Call from Haiti Action Committee

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Joe Emersberger: When will the UN pay for its crimes in Haiti? When will anyone?

Since 2010 the UN has been dodging responsibility for a cholera outbreak that has killed 8,500 Haitians and sickened more than 700,000

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Justin Podur: Haiti’s New Dictatorship

Review by Stephen Roblin. Podur’s insightful and concise overview of Haiti’s recent history is an important work of revisionist scholarship that contains valuable lessons, particularly for outsiders who want to contribute constructively to the ongoing struggle for freedom and dignity in Haiti.

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