by BAR editor and columnist Jemima Pierre
In addition to killing thousands of Haitians through the introduction of cholera into the country, the United Nations “is generally understood as the force propping up the illegitimate governments of Haiti over the past 9 years, particularly the US-chosen Michel Martelly.”
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 Malaika Kambon
In a monumental perversion of truth and morality the U.S. warns its citizens that Haiti is a land of criminality and disease. Yet, it is the U.S. and its allies who are committing “robbery, lawlessness, the spread of infectious disease and the destruction of proper medical facilities to destroy any hope of democracy in Haiti.”
by Bill Quigley and Amber Ramanauskas
The military occupation of Haiti could not possibly have been intended to help the Haitian people, whose material conditions have dramatically worsened under foreign rule. Most dramatically, “360,000 Haitians are still displaced and living hand to mouth in 496 tent camps across the country.” “How can a nation be expected to grow unless it leads its own reconstruction?”
by Dady Chery
Wannabe Tontons Macoutes have taken over the former bases of Haiti’s disbanded army – a force the U.S.-backed Haitian president was to restore. The appearance of the paramilitaries coincides with murderous attacks on supporters of ousted President Jean Bertrand-Aristide, & mounting popular demands that the hated UN occupation force, MINUSTAH, leave the country. A deadly dance seems to be in motion.
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
The horrific squandering of Haitian lives and earthquake relief and aid dollars by the occupying powers over the past two years are direct consequences of previous imperial crimes. “Since 2004, Haiti has been methodically stripped of its sovereignty, made into a protectorate of the United Nations,” which is merely a front for the United States. “The earthquake of January 2010 was a natural phenomenon that happened to take place while a rape was in progress.”
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by Dady Chery
The United Nations occupation force in Haiti, MINUSTAH, still denies responsibility for the outbreak of cholera nearly a year ago, despite overlapping studies that “demonstrate without any doubt that cholera was brought to Haiti by infected Nepalese soldiers.” Thousands have died, and new cases continue to occur at the rate of 10,000 per month. Dr. Renaud Piarroux, a leading French expert in infectious disease who spent many months in Haiti and wrote a definitive scientific article on the disaster, said “I never saw an epidemic spread as fast as the cholera in Haiti during October 2010.”