Browsing All posts tagged under »reconstruction«

Out of Options in Haiti? (IJDH)

September 4, 2011


Out of Options in Haiti? (IJDH) 1 September 2011 Comments: 0 Greger Cal­han, For­mer BAI Legal Intern Amid great fan­fare, and sur­rounded by an entourage equal to his sta­tus as newly elected Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic, Michel Martelly vis­ited the Canaraan dis­place­ment camp out on the bar­ren out­skirts of north­ern Port-au-Prince early this sum­mer. He […]

Democracy, Haitian Style by Stephen Lendman

May 10, 2011


Here is yet another assessment of Haiti’s new President, Michel Martelly.  The author, Stephen Lendman, provides excellent political analysis and forecasts how Martelly might perform his two most important tasks — keeping the U. S. happy and keeping the Haitian pe0ple in check. DEMOCRACY, HAITIAN STYLE By Stephen Lendman (about the author)       Page 1 […]

HAITI: What Finances? What Reconstruction? Social Organizations Set Agenda to Build Another Haiti

May 3, 2011


Social organizations set out agenda to build another Haiti By Beverly Keene, Dialogo 2000 Argentina / Jubilee South (The author is a spokesperson for Jubilee South, a network that brings together movements, organizations, and campaigns in more than 50 countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, who struggle against debt domination for a […]

Disaster Capitalism to Reign in Haiti – Martelly and Clinton Seal the Deal

April 28, 2011


With unnerving foresight, Alex Dupuy, a professor of sociology at Wesleyan University, summed up Clinton and Martelly’s Wednesday meeting nearly a year ago when he said, “The dual strategy of urban sweatshops and laissez-faire agriculture, which subordinated Haiti in the 1980s, is now it’s reconstruction plan.” Martelly-Clinton Seal Deal for Next Wave of Disaster Capitalism […]

The Battle for Haiti: Which Side Are You On?

June 24, 2010


The Battle For Haiti: Which Side Are You On? by Carl Lindskoog On March 31, speak­ing before the Inter­na­tional Donors’ Con­fer­ence for Haiti, Sec­re­tary of State Hillary Clin­ton pro­claimed the United States’ com­mit­ment to “help Haiti and to help the lead­ers of Haiti lead a recov­ery effort wor­thy of their high­est hopes.” At the con­clu­sion […]

Haiti “Safe” in the Cradle of Capitalism -Senate Ready to Issue $3.5B for Rebuilding

May 24, 2010


It must be hard for Haitians living in miserable homeless camps with nothing but tarps for cover, little food and water, and on the verge of a diptheria outbeak (among many others) to see how they will be helped by the US Congress’ intention to authorize $3.5 billion for Haiti reconstruction projects which will be awarded to US businesses, […]

L’Agence Haitienne de Presse 5/17-18: Nationwide Demos Calling for Govt.’s Departure, Return of Aristide

May 20, 2010


 Subject: AHP/Radio Solidarite, Unofficial English translation: events surrounding the 207th anniversary of the Haitian flag – President Preval announces new programs while large demonstrations call for the departure of the government and the return of former President Jean Bertrand Aristide.   News from AHP/ Radio Solidarité for  May 17 and 18, 2010  English summary translation  (Unofficial)    Please […]

Haiti Union Leader Interview: “We’re Looking for Solidarity. Charity We’re Not Interested In.”

April 26, 2010


  CUPE BC President Barry O’Neill (left) and Secretary Treasurer Mark Hancock with Dukens Raphael, April 24, 2010. Interview with Haiti union leader Dukens Raphael in Vancouver During the 47th annual convention (April 21-24) of the British Columbia division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, CUPE Communications sat down with international guest speaker Dukens Raphael, secretary-general of […]

Al Jazeera Interview with Haitian President Rene Preval

March 30, 2010



Ban Ki-moon’s Pep Talk Before Donors’ Meeting Will Fall on Deaf Ears in Haiti

March 29, 2010


In today’s Washington Post, Ban Ki-moon tells the world that Haiti needs renewal, not restoration.  Renewal is what the international community wants for Haiti — new ports, new factories, new hotels, new government, etc.  But, the people of Haiti want a restoration of their democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, kidnapped by the US in 2004.  Haitians want […]