This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. If you broadcast our audio commentaries please consider a recurring donation to Black Agenda Report.
by Pascal Robert
The white colonialists have never forgiven Haitians for the revolution of 1804, the first successful revolt against white supremacy. “The slander and degradation against us about our poverty, alleged political incompetence, and poor educational infrastructure is tied to the persistent desire of our historical enemies to wipe our revolution from our minds and the rest of the world’s.”
by Ezili Dantò
The crime against Haiti is seen in the poverty of its people, victims of horrific crimes at the hands of the European tribes. “The Haiti struggle is cleared of cognitive dissonance only when you factor in structuralized white supremacist hatred – its genocidal germs, guns and steel.”
by Ama Biney
Disaster capitalism operates in the raw in Haiti, where foreign governments, corporations and non-governmental organizations conspire with a venal local elite to mass poverty and brazen resource theft. “It is highly debatable as to whether the lives of most Haitians have markedly improved, if at all, since these NGOs arrived.”
by Jesse Hagopian
Under Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, Haiti has been deprived of its sovereignty and ability to defend herself from natural disaster and human predators. “The world's most powerful governments and institutions have imposed policies that have compounded the damage done by the earthquake.”
by Bill Quigley and Jeena Shah
Statistical tricks are being used to minimize Haiti’s gargantuan homeless crisis. An outfit called the International Organization for Migration is claiming false “progress” in resettling earthquake victims based on the fact that thousands have left displacement camps. However, that’s an illusion, since “of an estimated 1,268 displacement camps, at least 29% have been forcibly closed – meaning tens of thousands of people have been evicted.” And “people moving from displacement camps in the city to living in a tent in the countryside have not really moved out of homelessness, they have just moved.”
by Bill Quigley
After all the media fanfare about American “generosity” to Haiti – a nation tortured by the U.S. throughout its history – one million people have been left to rot with not a penny of aid from Washington. “Every park, every school yard, every parking lot appear to have people living under sheets or lean-to tents,” writes the author, from Port-au-Prince. But “only 13,000 temporary structures have been built and they are far away from family, school, jobs and healthcare. There is no place to go.”
You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialise correctly.