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Nine Months After the Quake — A Million Haitians Slowly Dying by Bill Quigley

October 12, 2010

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Published on Monday, October 11, 2010 by CommonDreams.org Nine Months After the Quake – A Million Haitians Slowly Dying by Bill Quigley “If it gets any worse,” said Wilda, a homeless Haitian mother, “we’re not going to survive.”   Mothers and grandmothers surrounding her nodded solemnly. We are in a broiling “tent” with a group of […]

HAITI: New Aljazeera Video – “Too Early for Medals in Haiti”

July 18, 2010

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Too early for medals in Haiti  by Sebastian Walker in Port-au-Prince, Haiti – July 18, 2010 Six months to the day since the earthquake, Edmond Mulet, the UN mission chief in Haiti, and assorted celebrities, politicians and NGO officials were at the presidential palace receiving medals for their role in the country’s recovery effort. On […]

HAITI: “A Coup without an Army,” Plus “the Bill and Hillary Fund”

July 14, 2010

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Today, Democracy Now focused on the real issues impacting the people of Haiti:  food, water, shelter, mega NGOs, land, sovereignty, and the international commission that is running Haiti.  Mario Joseph, Haitian human rights attorney, says that Haiti has been taken over by  “a coup without an army.”  Go to DemNow to view the show. Clintons Will […]

Haiti, Six Months After the Earthquake

July 12, 2010

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Permanent housing for homeless  Haitians seems to be a distant promise, yet plopping down sweatshops in the middle of of homeless camps appears to be just around the corner. Below are links to interviews which aired today on Democracy Now regarding the aftermathc of the quake. Tomorrow, DN will broadcast from Haiti again where it appears that Amy Goodman  will spend […]

Tents Not Holding Up in Heavy Haitian Rains

June 27, 2010

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Tents Aren’t Holding Up in Heavy Haitian Rains Updated: 1 day 19 hours ago Emily Troutman Contributor PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (June 25) — Hurricane season in Haiti officially began three weeks ago, bringing rain to the region nearly every day. More than 1.5 million Haitians remain in the streets. Yet this week, the United Nations completed […]

HAITI: The Rains and the Rapes – Appropriate Housing Critical to Combat Both

May 5, 2010

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The Urgency of Housing in Haiti: First Priority in Addressing Widespread Rape (Part I) Beverly Bell Associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies Posted: May 4, 2010 02:03 PM   The 7.3 earthquake which struck Haiti on January 12 was only the start of Haiti’s most recent catastrophe. It has been followed by an […]

VIDEO: Spokesperson Says UN Wants to Prevent Haitian Unrest from Becoming a “Social Movement”

April 29, 2010

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Yes, I guess that “social movement” stuff with its free speech, peaceful assembly and, no doubt, demand for sovereignty, would be a threat to Haiti’s reconstruction efforts.

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

April 26, 2010

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  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 […]

VIDEO: Haiti to Evict “Squatters” – Private Landowners Want Homeless Gone

April 22, 2010

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HAITI: From Wetland to Wasteland – Shameless Sheltering of Homeless Continues

April 13, 2010

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From the sewage drenched camps in Port-au-Prince to a windy moonscape a long way from everything, with  nothing but tarps and tents.  Like sending cattle to the slaughter. The following is an excellent report from Al Jazeera’s Sebastian Walker.