A Review of Peter Hallward’s Damming the Flood : Haiti, Aristide and the Politics of Containment

Posted on lundi 31 mars 2008

By Michael Deibert
Submitted to AlterPresse on March 4, 2008
I. Introduction
In February 2004, a few days after the ouster of Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide following months of massive protests against his rule and an armed rebellion of former soldiers and once-loyal street gangs, Peter Hallward, an academic working in the United Kingdom specializing in modern French philosophy, weighed in with his take on Haiti’s situation.
Writing from London, Hallward, who had never visited Haiti, wrote in the British newspaper the Guardian that “Aristide was forced from office…by people (...)

Caribbean-EPA : Citizens calling for full and public review of the Cariforum-EC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

Posted on lundi 21 janvier 2008

Caribbean-EPA : Citizens calling for full and public review of the Cariforum-EC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
A Caribbean citizen statement
Received by AlterPresse on 21 January 2008
We note with interest the recent statement by President Bharrat Jagdeo of Guyana in which he observed that the Caribbean stands to gain little from the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) recently negotiated with Europe. President Jagdeo stated that the agreement was concluded against the backdrop of a threat that tariffs would be imposed on Caribbean exports of sugar, bananas and manufactured (...)

WACC : “No human rights without communication rights”

Posted on Monday 10 December 2007

Declaration of WACC
Obtained by AlterPresse on 10 December 2007
On Human Rights Day 2007 the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) calls for global recognition of communication rights.
Human rights are not just a matter of civil and political rights, but include economic, social and cultural rights. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), they affirm ‘the dignity and worth of the human person’ and ‘the equal rights of men and women’. Implementation of human rights demands recognition of communication rights – those rights that empower individuals and (...)

Haiti/Aids accusation : « Another hurricane »

Posted on Thursday 1 November 2007

Open letter to Michael Worobey, PhD
By Joseph Marcel-Saint-Louis DeMertine, M.D.
Submitted to AlterPresse on November 1, 2007
November 1, 2007
Michael Worobey, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ecology and
Evolutionary Biology
The University of Arizona
310 Bio Sciences West
1041 East Lowell Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
Dear Professor Worobey :
I was rather shocked to hear about your conclusions regarding the origin and trajectory of the HIV/AIDS virus on NPR (National Public Radio). I felt it like a personal attack, another hurricane, although you probalby didn’t mean it to be so. I (...)

Haiti : Risk, conflict and sustainable change

Posted on Friday 26 October 2007

By Lee Chance
Submitted to AlterPresse on October 24, 2007
Haiti has almost vanished from the news; Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur and the current presidential race in the United States can partly explain the lowering of the interest for this country, but Haiti still needs attention. There is currently an optimistic tendency towards Haiti because the government, with the support of the UN Mission, has cracked down on the gangs and drugs dealers in recent months, but it will be a mistake to consider that Haiti has completely emerged from this turmoil. In fact, the country is still (...)

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