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Haiti, Aid and Imperialism: a film screening & book launch

Tuesday, May 15, 7:00pm. Cedar Tree Cafe, 418 Queen St., Fredericton Dinner menu served until 6:45pm. Beverages available during the event. Film Screening of Haiti: Where did the money go? Join Michele Mitchell for a film screening of her film, Haiti: Where did the money go? Millions of people gave billions of dollars to Haiti [...]

Haiti—The Job of Nations

“When Haitians finally overthrew the despised dictators and voted for the reformist priest Jean Bertrand Aristide, on a platform of development and social justice, foreign investors and wealthy Haitians staged a coup backed by Washington and led by a former CIA agent. The 2004 coup was actually a U.S., French, and Canadian joint venture.”

Haiti’s reconstruction must be shaped by Haitian hands and priorities

1. Respect for Haiti’s sovereignty and a Haitian-led crisis response and reconstruction 2. Opposition to militarization of relief and humanitarian assistance 3. Demand for absolute and unconditional debt cancellation for Haiti 4. Support for the settlement of the international debts owed to Haiti 5. An appeal for immediate adaptation measures by Immigration Canada

Protesters clash with police following rain in Haiti

Kevin Pina: About one inch of rain fell on the capital of Port au Prince early this morning sparking angry protests that tied up traffic near the airport for nearly four hours. At 4:30 am as the rain began to fall a collective wail could be heard rising from the makeshift camps of those left [...]

John Pilger: The kidnapping of Haiti

The airport in the capital, Port-au-Prince, is now a US military base and relief flights have been rerouted to the Dominican Republic. All flights stopped for three hours for the arrival of Hillary Clinton. Critically injured Haitians waited unaided as 800 American residents in Haiti were fed, watered and evacuated. Six days passed before the [...]

‘New Haiti,’ Same Corporate Interests

Isabel MacDonald for the Nation: In the wake of the earthquake that has killed more than 100,000 people in Haiti, the foreign ministers of several countries calling themselves the “Friends of Haiti” met on Monday in Montreal to discuss plans for “building a new Haiti.” Participants in the Ministerial Preparatory Conference on Haiti, who included [...]

Solidarity with Haiti

In advance of the Conference of Foreign Ministers on Haitian relief – to be held in Montreal on Monday, January 25th – noted political-scientist Norman Girvan has written the following treatise outlining a four-point plan of action for the rebuilding of Haiti. The Fredericton Peace Coalition has endorse this letter, which will be sent to [...]

Haiti reconstruction conference must respect sovereignty and empower ordinary Haitians

Militarization of aid is a bad omen FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa – Monday, January 25 The Canada Haiti Action Network is concerned that Monday’s international Haiti reconstruction conference in Montreal will be used to benefit foreign economic interests at the expense of ordinary Haitians. “The genuine solidarity and generosity Canadians have expressed toward Haiti must [...]

Canadian & US military should not treat victims of Haiti’s earthquake like enemy combattants

January 19, 2010- The Canada Haiti Action Network is deeply concerned about the militarization of the relief efforts in Haiti and exaggerated reporting of ‘looting’ and violence. This increases the danger of violent treatment of the victims of the earthquake.

What Haiti needs

A shorter version of the letter below was published in New Brunswick’s provincial newspaper today: http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/926462 The Telegraph-Journal’s commentary page on Haiti today lacks the historical reflection and analysis needed to conclude what Haiti needs from Canada in a time of crisis. David Brooks incredibly blames Haitian culture for their plight today. Hassan Arif cites [...]