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Haiti Support Group backs Cap-Haïtien bottling plant union

Posted on mercredi 14 février 2007

by Charles Arthur
Submitted to AlterPresse on February 13, 2006
In May 2006, the Batay Ouvriye May First Union Federation and the La Couronne-Northern Branch Labour Union issued a new appeal calling for international solidarity, and denouncing the La Couronne Brewery-Coca-Cola Haiti company. As part of its continuing campaign in support of independent workers’ organisations in Haiti, the Haiti Support Group responded to the call, sending letters to the company owner, Raymond Jaar, and to Haitian music star, Wyclef Jean, whose Yele Foundation lists Mr Jaar as one of its sponsors. We also (...)

Haiti : The terrible truth about Martissant

Posted on mardi 13 février 2007

By Michael Deibert
Submitted to AlterPresse on February 12, 2007
Haiti’s Commission Episcopale Nationale Justice et Paix recently released a report covering the human rights situation in that impoverished Caribbean nation of 8 million from October until December 2006. The report therein concluded that 539 people were killed by violence in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan region alone in 2006, and especially noting the southern Port-au-Prince district of Martissant, where citizens have been at the mercy of warring gangs with varying political affiliations engaged in sustained conflict (...)

The slave trade and slavery remains " at the very centre of the burning issues of today’s world ", said Koïchiro Matsuura

Posted on Tuesday 22 August 2006

Message from Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, 23 August 2006
Transmitted to AlterPresse on August 22, 2006
The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is an important occasion to remind the international community of the particularity of this tragedy, of its persisting consequences for modern societies, and of the role played by both enslaved Africans and abolitionists in bringing to an end this crime against humanity.
The decision of (...)

Haiti-USA-Health : RFK Memorial takes treasury department to court

Posted on Wednesday 16 August 2006

By the The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights
Submitted to AlterPresse on Aug 14, 2006
The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights asked a federal court today to order the U.S. Treasury Department to reveal records of its role in suspending loans destined for vital public health projects in Haiti. The RFK Center filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request almost three years ago seeking correspondence and documents related to Treasury’s intervention with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on infrastructure loans to Haiti. After Treasury’s (...)

Paul Farmer on Haiti and Global Health Issues

Posted on Monday 7 August 2006

By Jean André Constant
Submitted to AlterPresse on August 2, 2006 On June 16th, 2006 from 5 to 7 PM, the scholar and humanist Paul Farmer well-known for his commitment to Haiti and his prolific publications regarding health issues and US foreign policies (among others), was the guest of Yale University for the 11th International Festival Arts and Ideas in New Haven. Mr. Farmer’s presentation at Woolsey Hall was formatted as an academic dialogue and took place with one of Yale University’s Professors. Therefore, they reminded their vast audience of the old Greco-Latin tradition of (...)

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