February 10, 2010

Democracy Now aired part of the 1992 documentary Haiti: Killing the Dream on their show today. While Anderson Cooper is running around down there trying to win himself another prize for his station's coverage of the tragedy after the earthquake, Democracy Now is taking the time to inform the public about the role the United States played in that country suffering from the poverty and corruption the people there have already endured long before the earthquake pulled them into the American public's radar screen. While I commend Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta for going back down there and continuing to shed light on what's going on there right now, there is no major media outlet in the United States that is going to tell this story in the manner it deserves and as Democracy Now has done here.

From Democracy Now -- “Haiti: Killing the Dream”: Excerpt of Documentary on Centuries of Western Subversion of Haitian Sovereignty

AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to go now to an excerpt of a documentary that, actually, my colleague here at Democracy Now!, co-host Juan Gonzalez, wrote the screenplay, if you will, or rather the script for, because it is not—it is a documentary. To put history of Haiti in context, we’re going to go to Haiti: Killing the Dream, that was produced by Hart and Dana Perry of Crowing Rooster Productions. This is just an excerpt. I think it demonstrates what you are laying out. Thank you so much, Danny Glover. Read on...

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