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HAITI: Minister Farrakhan Donates $150K Water Purification System — Allah-u-Akbar!!

December 13, 2011

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Forget Oprah, Kim Kardashian, Donna Karan and their ridiculous fashion shows as they trot through Haiti. Check out Minister Louis Farrakhan’s donation of a spectacular $150,000 water purification which churns out 30,000 gallons a day of clean water.  It’s solar-powered and was installed in partnership with Ezili Danto and the Haitian Lawyers’ Leadership Network (HLLN). […]

MINUSTAH by the Numbers: Haiti Occupied by Third Largest UN Peacekeeping Contingent in the World and It is Not Even a War Zone

December 12, 2011

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MINUSTAH by the Numbers, Center for Economic and Policy Research Thursday, 08 December 2011 14:19 The United Nations Peacekeeping operation in Haiti, MINUSTAH by its French acronym, has been the target of recent popular protests and a source of controversy because of its role in re-introducing cholera to Haiti, the sexual assault of a young […]

VIDEO: Al Jazeera Correspondent, Sebastian Walker, Files Final Report “Haiti: After the Earthquake”

September 19, 2011

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Sebastian Walker, Al Jazeera correspondent, starting covering Haiti a few days after the earthquake and just recently he filed his last report — the video which appears below.  Walker was probably the best correspondent reporting from Haiti.  He was consistently ahead of other reporters in the getting the story.  Whether the topic was useless NGOs, […]

HAITI: Protesters in Haiti Demand UN Troop Withdrawal Following Abuse of Young Man

September 16, 2011

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Protesters in Haiti demand UN troop withdrawal following alleged abuse of young man – The Washington Post By Associated Press, Published: September 14 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Protesters calling for the withdrawal of U.N. peacekeepers from Haiti clashed with police Wednesday outside the earthquake-damaged Haitian National Palace.The protesters hurled rocks at Haitian police in riot gear as […]

HAITI: US State Dept. Issues “Book-Length” Travel Warning “Given the Possibility and Unpredictability of Violent Protests?” More Like Cover for Severe Repression of Haitians

August 9, 2011

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Martelly has big problems.  As mentioned here repeatedly, Martelly came to office without a mandate because his only constituency is the US which hand-picked him to run the country.  Further, the Haitian Parliament continues to reject his PM nominees.  The huge number of Haitians still living in temporary housing some 18 months after the earthquake, […]

What Happens When You Come to Office Without a Mandate? Martelly is Finding Out – His Second PM Nomination Rejected by Parliament

August 3, 2011

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Martelly was put in office, not by the people of Haiti, but through the electoral sorcery of the Organization of American States under the direction of the US.  Without a real mandate, Martelly is finding how tough it is to form a government and is in a pickle now that the Parliament has formally rejected […]

Listen to Eye Witness Accounts of the Silvio Cator Stadium Eviction – Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

July 28, 2011

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Listen to Jocy Brooks and Greger Calhan speak on the Silvio Cator Stadium eviction 28 July 2011 Comments: 0 With the help of the Cen­ter for Con­sti­tu­tional Rights (CCR)‘s Ella Baker Fel­lows pro­gram, BAI legal interns Jocy Brooks and Greger Cal­han, sup­ported our team at the BAI’s Port-au-Prince office this summer. In this pod­cast, Jocy […]