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Etant Dupain: A Year Of Cholera From The United Nations

Etant Dupain: A Year Of Cholera From The United Nations

By Etant Dupain Nothing can replace the lives of the 6,500 people dead from a cholera epidemic that MINUSTAH (the United Nations peacekeepers) brought to Haiti. More than 400,000 have already been infected while 600,000 people are still living in displacement camps without access to services for their basic needs, such as sanitation and potable water. Despite the fact that several major investigations and reports have proven that the current cholera epidemic came from actions of the … Read entire article »

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Nicole C. Lee: A Tale of Eviction in Haiti

Nicole C. Lee: A Tale of Eviction in Haiti

By Nicole C. Lee (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Despite the lack of attention in the media, the situation in Haiti remains dire. Despite money donated by international organizations and regular people, real relief has not reached the people who need it the most. The blue tarps that blanketed the city, reminiscent of the early reporting by Anderson Cooper, are still there – an obvious sign that things have not returned to normal. Twenty months after the earthquake, most inhabitants of … Read entire article »

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Melinda Yiti: The Haitian Government Doesn’t Respect The Rights Of Haitians

Melinda Yiti: The Haitian Government Doesn’t Respect The Rights Of Haitians

By Melinda Yiti The Haitian Government is violating the rights of Haitians more seriously than the non-governmental organizations (NGOS). During recent weeks, destroying the camps of the internally displaced people has become something normal. And now the Mayor of Port-au-Prince has evicted 514 families that were living in the Sylivo Cator soccer stadium, without respect to their rights or their dignity. This is yet another time that the Haitian Government has violated the International Convention on Human Rights, … Read entire article »

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Mark Snyder and Markenson Bellevue: Paying Off The Internally Displaced – Haiti’s Acceptable Forced Evictions?

Mark Snyder and Markenson Bellevue: Paying Off The Internally Displaced – Haiti’s Acceptable Forced Evictions?

By Mark Snyder and Markenson Bellevue Source: Bri Kouri Nouvel Gaye Tarp and scrap metal shelters of Haiti’s earthquake survivors were destroyed and removed over the past several days, reminiscent of forced evictions carried out by the Mayor of Delmasand his private employees in May 2011. This time the forced removal of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) is ostensibly happening with the consent of those that have lived in the shelters for the past eighteen months. But are … Read entire article »

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Beverly Bell: Monsanto In Haiti

Beverly Bell: Monsanto In Haiti

By Beverly Bell: [Based on reporting from Haiti-based Haiti Grassroots Watch and AlterPresse] HINCHE, Haiti, June 28, 2011 – Last week, thousands of farmers and supporters of Haitian peasant agriculture marched for hours under the hot Caribbean sun to call for more government support for locally grown seeds and agriculture. The demonstration was organized by the Peasant Movement of Papay and other farmer associations, human rights and women’s groups, and the Haitian Platform for Alternative Development (PAPDA), the … Read entire article »

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Etant Dupain, Bri Kouri Nouvèl Gaye: New Threats of Eviction After One Death in Port-au-Prince IDP Camp

Etant Dupain, Bri Kouri Nouvèl Gaye: New Threats of Eviction After One Death in Port-au-Prince IDP Camp

By Etant Dupain, Bri Kouri Nouvèl Gaye: The Orphe Shadda Camp has been under threat of eviction since July 2010. Camp Shadda can be found on Delmas 1 across from Delmas 5 adjacent to the Toyota HINOTO S.A. establishment. It is a camp with 200 families that have lived there since the earthquake on January 12, 2010. The victims are accustomed to receiving visits each day from Jean Mark Saliba who says he is the landowner and one … Read entire article »

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Beverly Bell: Another Haiti Possible

Beverly Bell: Another Haiti Possible

By Beverly Bell: Haitian mayors office vows to destroy all refugee camps, launches violent campaign.   On May 23 and 25, police in the Delmas district of Port-au-Prince destroyed camps which sheltered people who were otherwise homeless since the earthquake. Police and other municipal workers beat and arrested residents, and physically threatened the lives of a human rights lawyer and an advocate who had come to investigate. The mayor of Delmas announced that this is part of a … Read entire article »

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Homeless Haitian Earthquake Victims Violently Evicted from Tent Camps in Midst of Rainy Season

Homeless Haitian Earthquake Victims Violently Evicted from Tent Camps in Midst of Rainy Season

Just One Week Into His Mandate, Is this the Change New President Michel Martelly Promised? For Immediate Release: May 24, 2011 Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Washington, DC: Let Haiti Live and TransAfrica Forum are gravely concerned about the well being of homeless earthquake survivors in the Delmas neighborhood of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince. Yesterday the Haitian National Police and agents from the Mayor’s office in Delmas arrived without warning and violently destroyed the makeshift shelters of internally displaced people … Read entire article »

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Horace Campbell: Haiti Reparations And Reconstruction

Horace Campbell: Haiti Reparations And Reconstruction

By Horace Campbell: For two hundred years the peoples of Haiti have been struggling to reconstruct their society. Before the Haitian revolution of 1791-1804 could be consolidated, the French and other imperial powers worked to isolate the revolution for fear that the ideas of freedom would be contagious and spread. But they could not turn the tide of freedom. Failing to stem the idea that the African enslaved wanted freedom, the government and political leaders of … Read entire article »

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Beverly Bell: Just When You Think Haiti Can’t Get Any Worse

Beverly Bell: Just When You Think Haiti Can’t Get Any Worse

By Beverly Bell: We may soon look back on this period in Haiti with greater appreciation. Amidst the world-historic levels of death and suffering from last January’s earthquake, citizens have at least been spared the scale of government violence that has marked much of their nation’s past (not-with-standing attacks against internally displaced persons during forced evictions, and occasionally against street protesters.) This may change under Michel Martelly, the incoming president. For starters, he wants to bring back the army … Read entire article »

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Haitians Launch Grassroots Campaign for the Withdrawal of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

Haitians Launch Grassroots Campaign for the Withdrawal of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)

By Bri Kouri Nouvèl Gaye (Noise Travels, News Spreads): Today a grassroots campaign for the withdrawal of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, known by its French acronym MINUSTAH, is being launched at the Mozayik Camp for internally displaced people at Delmas 30. The popular education campaign will raise awareness among the population about the history of the MINUSTAH in Haiti and will organize people to call for its withdrawal. The MINUSTAH has been renewed repeatedly … Read entire article »

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