Dialogue, debate, based on a thematic article
Posted on Monday 30 July 2012By Marie-Thérèse Labossière Thomas
Submitted to AlterPresse on July 30, 2012
Author’s Note: On February 11, 1998, I presented at the US National Archives “Haiti: The Birth of a Nation,” as part of the Black History Series. Today, the matter of who we are and how we began is still relevant, as we seek to determine our future. Below are the texts of the announcement and the presentation.
Marie-Thérèse Labossière Thomas, July 29, 2012
"Wednesday, February 11 Black History Series
"Haiti: The Birth of a Nation." Marie-Therese Labossiere Thomas will present an overview of the Haitian Revolution, (...)
Posted on Monday 23 July 2012P-au-P, July 22th 2012 [AlterPresse] --- More than 162 families, living in 3 localities (Kicroix, Boucambour and Saint-Antoine) of Bourgas (second district section of Kenscoff/ Est), are to be evacuated by the authorities of the Bureau of civil protection, explains the coordinator of the Bureau of civil protection of the Ouest, Nadia Lochard, in an interview she gave to Alterpresse, this Wednesday, July 18th.
“Plans are being conceived to know where these people will be relocated within the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince as rapidly as possible”, explains Lochard.
Given the (...)
Posted on Friday 26 August 2011By Franck Laraque *
Transmitted to AlterPresse on August 24, 2011
A large majority of the member countries of the United Nations, countries and popular organizations that have benefitted from the solidarity of Fidel Castro and Cuba in the form of aid in health care, education, and the defense of the political and economic rights of minorities since the Revolution of 1959, have never stopped denouncing and criticizing the criminal embargo of the United States against Cuba, but without much success.
It is time to resort to a peaceful international solidarity movement and unleash a series (...)
Posted on Monday 8 August 2011By Michael Deibert *
Transmittted to AlterPresse on August 6, 2011
I was sitting in my study in New Orleans working on a book on the Democratic Republic of Congo when I heard the news that Jean-Claude Bajeux had passed. Bajeux, co-founder of the Centre Oecuménique des Droits de l’Homme (CEDH), former Minister of Culture, militant for human rights and democracy and great Haitian patriot, was 79.
Since I started visiting Haiti in 1997, I got to know Bajeux and his wife, Sylvie over the years, both of a generation that fought hard against the 1957-1986 Duvalier family (father François and son (...)
Posted on Thursday 2 June 2011By Peter Costantini
Transmitted to AlterPresse on May 31, 2011 Across the Haitian political spectrum, education has emerged as a central theme in plans for reconstruction and future development of the country.
In his inaugural speech, President Michel Joseph Martelly proposed providing free education for all children. And former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, when he returned to Haiti recently, said that he hoped to make education the main focus of his efforts.
The education of children is rightfully their primary concern. But in a nation where 55 percent of adults cannot read or (...)