Haiti

A Review of Mahmood Mamdani’s Saviors and Survivors : Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror

Posted on lundi 15 juin 2009

By Michael Deibert *
Submitted to AlterPresse on June 10, 2009
The conflict in the Darfur region of western Sudan, along with the ongoing conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia, represents one of the most vexing challenges on the African continent confronting the international community today.
A dispute which the United Nations estimates has killed at over 200,000 people and displaced at least 2 million since 2003 , the conflict in Darfur has seen Sudanese military and government-aligned militia forces (the latter collectively know as janjaweed) squaring off against (...)

Haiti-Minimum wage : The Haiti Support Group stands firm with the student mobilisation

Posted on mercredi 10 juin 2009

Haiti Support Group press release
Submitted to AlterPresse on June 9, 2009
The British soldiarity organisation, the Haiti Support Group (HSG), expresses it strong support for the student demonstrators who have mobilised in Port-au-Prince over the last week calling for President Preval to agree to the minimum wage law. The HSG also denounces in the strongest possible terms the violent repression of the student demonstrations by the Haitian National Police force (PNH) and the UN mission, the MINUSTAH.
Progressive students from the State University in Port-au-Prince began street (...)

Haitians and Obama

Posted on Tuesday 10 February 2009

by Ericq Pierre
Submitted to AlterPresse on February 10, 2009 (What the first Black President of the United States should know about the world’s first independent Black republic.)
Twelve noon, January 20, 2009! Barack Hussein Obama takes the oath of office as the 44th President of the United States of America. Never before has a U.S. president’s ascension been greeted with such joy and fervor. Some even talk of euphoria on a global scale. From America to Europe, from Africa to Asia, joyful crowds hail Obama’s election as an Event with a capital E. Many say it is the best news they have (...)

Haiti-World Bank : Zoellick ‘misled’ storm-struck Haitians over debt cancellation

Posted on Friday 31 October 2008

Call for World Bank chief to explain claim that $500m Haitian debt already cancelled – weeks after relief delayed by six months
By Center for Economic and Policy Research, Haiti Advocacy Platform Ireland-UK, Haiti Support Group, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, Jubilee Debt Campaign UK, Jubilee USA Network, Partners in Health
Submitted to AlterPresse on 31 October 2008
Haitian and international civil society groups have today written to World Bank President Robert Zoellick asking him to clarify ‘misleading’ remarks about debt cancellation made on a visit to storm-ravaged (...)

Haiti: How can the media contribute to peace?

Posted on Tuesday 14 October 2008

P-au-P., 14 Oct. 08 [AlterPresse] --- In Haiti, today, it is no longer a question of informing or communicating in a context of civil or military dictatorship, of armed confrontation or open conflict. Instead, a situation of peace reigns, made fragile by dithering on the political calendar, institutional weaknesses, insecurity, impunity and mass poverty.
Since 2006 Haiti has entered into a period of peace, or at least of minor turbulence, following the last presidential elections which enabled René Préval to come back to power. During those two years, despite the persistence of huge (...)

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