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Haitians in England: organised and active

Posted on Tuesday 3 June 2008

by Charles Arthur
Submitted to AlterPresse on June 3th 2008
Haiti’s team for the Kreyol football tournament;
Haiti supporters celebrate a goal)
The small but increasingly organised Haitian diaspora in England marked this year’s Flag Day - May 18th - in contrasting ways. A Haitian team (photo logo) entered the first Kreyol football tournament organised by the French Caribbean Association - Memn Bitan, Menm Bagay, in London, and on the same day, Haiti was represented at the Jubilee Debt Campaign event in Birmingham where over 1,000 campaigners marked the 10th anniversary of the (...)

Haïti - high cost of living : Rnndh asks to change the economic orientation, out orders from the IMF and the World Bank

Posted on Friday 11 April 2008

Submitted to AlterPresse on April, 10 th, 2008 The Réseau national de défense des droits humains (Rnddh) acknowledges the large protest movement the Haitian people are conducting throughout the country to reclaim their right to eat and their right to access to the basic goods used every day. Rnddh considers this reclamation legitimate.
The right to eat is a fundamental right that any respectable government must guarantee for its citizens.
At the same time, Rnddh deplores that this protest movement is accompanied by numerous acts of violence, of theft, of pillage. These violent acts are (...)

Haiti-Crisis : Three reporters injured while covering mass protests in Haitian capital

Posted on vendredi 11 avril 2008

News alert of Committe to Protect Journalist
Taken by AlterPresse from CPJ’s web site on April 11, 2008
Two Haitian reporters were injured by rubber bullets while covering clashes between protesters and Haitian and U.N. forces in Port-au-Prince Tuesday, according to news reports and interviews. A third journalist was wounded by pellets that were fired by protesters, a press advocate said. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Haitian and U.N. authorities to provide the necessary protection to allow journalists to work safely.
“A thorough investigation of yesterday’s (...)

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 (...)

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