Haiti

The Pain Rush in Haiti

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Ezili Dantò: The children are dying. Haiti is dying, dying from the hidden US occupation behind UN mercenary guns. Dying from cholera, dying from Clorox hunger, drought, hurricanes, earthquake evictions, dying in hopelessness and despair

Who Owns Haiti’s Future?

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Georgianne Nienaber: Haiti was also stopped dead in her tracks, and for those who follow progress, or lack thereof in the tiny country, many questions remain about foreign aid that has translated into foreign control over Haiti’s destiny.

Can US Provide Coherent Strategy Combining Aid and Support for Business Growth in Haiti?

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Regine Barjon: There would have been little bemoaning today regarding the loss or the unaccountability of the US$ 7.5 billion aid package, had a fraction of these funds been invested in Private Sector Development to encourage local entrepreneurship.

US Control of Haiti, Other Little Republics’ Vote at UN Not New

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Zili Danto: Maybe George Will intended to make the point that the US empire’s control of Haiti and other little republics’ vote at the UN is not new.

Haiti: Not Buying a Ticket for Obama’s Show

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Ezili Dantò: Obama will most likely win again because denial is easier than the hard reality of Obama’s betrayal of Main Street and championing of corporate welfare for Wall Street.

Haitians Poisoned: Fake Clairin

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Ayiti Kale Je: When will government authorities recognize that one of the main causes of “liquid death” and so many other crimes and tragedies is the result of their blind embrace of savage neoliberal policies?

Haitians Poisoned: And Justice?

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Ayiti Kale Je: With the complete failure of the government to fulfill its obligations, who would dare to sip one of Haiti’s traditional drinks, made from homegrown sugar cane? Who will take the risk of being poisoned? Not the privileged, who drink fine, sweet rum or imported whiskies.

Haitians Poisoned: Liquid Death

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Ayiti Kale Je: In Haiti, the authorities continue to mystify the public with promises and “commissions,” while the national clairin industry disappears under a tidal wage of imported clairin.

Cholera Petition Suggests UN Caused “Involuntary Genocide” in Haiti

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Georgianne Nienaber: According to the complaint, the United Nations allowed contaminated fecal material to discharge into the Meille River thereby allowing the waters to be contaminated by “omission and negligence.

Are Haiti’s Cholera Victims Warren Buffett’s “Girls in the Convertible?”

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Georgianne Nienaber: In the case of Haiti, where experts agree cholera was introduced to the water system by UN troops, it would seem that the United Nations would certainly have the social responsibility to rectify the destruction of the Haitian waterways.

UN Ducks Blame for Haiti’s Dying Cholera Victims

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Ezili Danto: Are we Haitians simply not supposed to notice the stark reality that it’s not the white population, the tourists nor the UN folks who are suffering a mass loss of life due to the imported cholera germ to Haiti? But the poorest Black woman’s children, that is, the masses in Haiti?

Haiti: Cholera Down But People Still “Living Like Stray Dogs”

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Georgianne Nienaber: There is mixed news from Haiti in the last few weeks, but all of it reflects a government paralyzed by a combination of foreign meddling, an administration hamstrung by a balky Parliament, and the refusal of foreign donors to make good on pledges made in March 2010.

Haiti: Uruguay Must Make Investigation Public, Justice Swift

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Zili Danto: It’s way past time the US and UN were out of Haiti. Haitians are not at war; this occupation is racist, about false benevolence, forced assimilation and Western tyranny.

Sex for Work in Haiti

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Georgianne Nienaber: Could it be true that transactional sex, kickbacks, and other “favors” are de facto requirements for Haitians applying for work that is funded by USAID?

Haitians Know What They Want

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Georgianne Nienaber: Barjon was the only panelist who forcefully and directly championed the Haitian people, acting as the conscience of the hearing, just as she did in March 2010, less than six weeks after the earthquake

Flooding Scours the Whitewash From Haiti Aid Efforts

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Georgianne Nienaber: Just as Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer tricked the neighborhood boys into paying him to do his work, so have aid agencies funded by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) tricked donors into paying for the whitewashing of Haiti

Flawed Earthquake Report a Bullwhip On the Backs of Haitians

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Georgianne Nienaber: If USAID wanted to slap down the new Haitian government for criticizing the Clinton IRHC, the BARR report would do the job nicely. Play down the death toll and the need for reconstruction and send a message that Haiti must still play by colonialist US rules.

Haiti: Time to Remember Kandyo, the Malfini and Mongoose

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Ezili Danto: So please folks don’t be confused about the power play between the malfini and the mongoose. Between Democrats and Republicans. Or, “between Wilson and Harding,” to quote one of Haiti’s most favorite satirist.

Haiti Message on UN Responsibility for Importing Cholera

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Ezili Dantò: In a nutshell, the UN imported the deadly cholera disease to Haiti, but blames the fatal injury on the victim’s pre-existing conditions.

Hey, Sweet Micky! Let’s Clean Up Truttier and Haiti’s Water

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Mac McKinney: Everything, practically, is screwed up, with hundreds of thousands of thousands of Haitians still living in tents, displaced by the 2010 earthquake.

Election Shenanigans in Haiti — Update!

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Georgianne Nienaber: Clinton stood, literally, shoulder-to shoulder with the President-elect, promising unflinching support from the United States. “The people of Haiti may have a long road ahead of them, but as they walk it, the United States will be with you all the way,” Clinton said.

A ‘To Do’ List for US Troops Now Arriving in Haiti

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Georgianne Nienaber: If indeed the US troops are in the country for “humanitarian reasons” as Ambassador Merten insists, there is plenty for them to do before the hurricane season begins.

Haiti’s New President Facing ‘Housing Apartheid’

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Georgianne Nienaber: For Haiti, it might not matter who wins, but how the new president will address the mammoth challenges facing a nation that suffered a devastating earthquake 14 months ago on January 12, 2010.

Aristide Returns

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Ezili Danto: Aristide returned to Haiti Friday. I’ve not seen such genuine happiness on the faces of Haiti’s poor in over seven years. Welcome President Jean Bertrand Aristide and family.

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