haiti

Hunger is a growing problem in Haiti, despite billions of dollars in aid being poured into the country Read more...
June 7, 1984 - Summits, Sikhs And Saber Rattling.
June 7, 1984 - The London Economic Summit begins. Persian Gulf tensions increase as Liberian Grain tanker hits mine and blows up. Iran-Iraq War continues. Golden Temple Aftermath in Punjab region of India, some 300 Sikhs dead after Army storms temple. Riots break out in New Delhi. Haitian sailboat capsizes with 6 drowned and some 61 rescued. Believed to be carrying refugees. Walter Mondale gets enough delegates for an easy nomination in upcoming Democratic Convention. Flash floods in Vermont. And Acid Rain more widespread than previously thought. Read more...
You know, it's nice that Bill Clinton was all teary-eyed about the effect his and everyone else's American policies had on poor battered Haiti, but the fact is, the country is still colonized by corporations and I don't see him doing a damned Read more...
I'll try to keep this simple: The Nation published a Wikileaks story which it then pulled to run Wednesday with the Haitian publication with which it partnered. But the Columbia Journalism Review picked it up anyway, because it's such an Read more...
May 25, 1992 - "Give Us Your Tired, Your . . . . . Never Mind".
News of the day for May 25, 1992 - Pres. Bush (Sr.) refuses to allow Haitian Boat People to come to the U.S. - Middle East violence escalates with bombings in Beirut and the Gaza Strip. Thailand pro-democracy violence and the ouster of Prime Minster Suchinda. Proposed UN sanctions against Serbia as the war in Bosnia escalates. The 1992 Primary season in full swing with Clinton taking the lead and arrests in Weedstock (shock, not). Read more...

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I always find it interesting to see how some of these so called journalists react when they're asked questions that don't fall into their scripted talking points of the week. C-SPAN aired Politico's weekly "Turn the Table" Sunday show preview which Read more...
Wyclef Jean has filed papers to run for president of Haiti, and Sean Penn is skeptical. Interviewed on CNN last night as Wyclef officially anno Read more...
Democracy Now's Amy Goodman talked to Sean Penn about how things are going in Haiti six months after the disaster that has left their country hang Read more...
(Image credit to Dropstone Farms.) This is how our corporations practice disaster capitalism. They insinuate themselves into these fragile econ Read more...
As I've noted before, Haiti's earthquake recovery problems were exacerbated by the economic and trade policies pushed on them by the United States. Read more...