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Pentagon Using Haiti as a Training Ground for Afghanistan

March 29, 2010


The US military lockdown of the Port-au-Prince airport, which excluded plane loads of life-saving supplies and medical professionals, was done to give preference to US soldiers, pretending to be on a humanitarian mission, but who were actually coming to Haiti to train for Afghanistan.  This is consistent with the observation that the large contingent of US soldiers on […]

HAITI: US Marines, With Little to Do, Play Cards and Train for Afghanistan

March 14, 2010


The US Marines are under the impression that the relief effort has been “scaled back” and that there is little left for them to do.  They are spending their remaining days in Haiti playing cards and training for Afghanistan.  Here’s my short list for how they might busy themselves:  dig latrines, construct shelters, distribute food and aid, help with transport of […]

More Pain for Devastated Haiti: Under Pretense of Disaster Relief, US Running a Military Occupation

February 12, 2010


  More Pain for Devastated Haiti: Under the Pretense of Disaster Relief, U.S. Running a Military Occupation By Arun Gupta, AlterNet Posted on February 12, 2010, Printed on February 12, 2010 Official denials aside, the United States has embarked on a new military occupation of Haiti thinly cloaked as disaster relief. While both the […]

A Giant Step for Mankind-Made in Haiti: The Bwa Kay Iman Uprising Against Slavery

February 5, 2010


    This is an excellent survey of the history of the brave people of Haiti.  A photograph of a slave ship in 1860   A Giant Step for Mankind – Made in Haïti The Bwa Kay Iman uprising against slavery   By Jean Saint-Vil Global Research, August 11, 2009   There was a time, not so long ago, […]

Kevin Pina, Reporting from on the Ground in Haiti – Summary of His Monday, Feb. 1 Report

February 2, 2010


  US MARINES POINTING GUNS AT UNARMED, PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATORS, MAY 2004.  KEVIN PINA IS THE GUY TO THE LEFT HOLDING CAMERA AND WEARING A WHITE SHIRT AND JEANS   KEVIN PINA REPORTING FROM THE GROUND IN HAITI Kevin Pina, journalist and documentary filmmaker, has been reporting on Haiti for 20 years. The following is a summary of […]

HAITI: 20,000 US Troops Winning Hearts and Minds — Not

January 30, 2010


  Today, I watched the video of last Thursday’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing where Dr. Paul Farmer, formerly of Partners in Health and currently deputy to Bill Clinton as UN envoy to Haiti, casts aside everything he has ever thought, said and written about Haiti in order not to rock the congressional boat that wants […]

Report from the Ground in Haiti: Kevin Pina, Journalist

January 29, 2010


Kevin Pina, journalist and documentary filmmaker, has been reporting on Haiti for 20 years. He is on the ground in Haiti now and provided this report on last night’s KPFA Flashpoints program. If interested in interviewing Kevin, please see info after this report. Kevin reports on Haiti daily through KPFA’s Flashpoints program.  Flashpoints airs 5:00PM […]

HAITI – Journalist, Ortega, Murdered in Haiti by US Marines: A Reporter’s Notes

May 16, 2008

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Ortega murdered by US Marines in Haiti: A Reporter’s Notes by Kevin Pina The family of slain Spanish journalist Ricardo Ortega recently held a press conference in Madrid, Spain where they presented evidence that he was killed by U.S. Marines in Haiti and not by gunmen associated with ousted president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The organization Reporters […]