Haiti

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The Best of The Nation: Selections from the Independent Magazine of Politics and Culture
Navasky, Victor; Heavel, Katrina Vanden
Book
2000
An anthology of articles from The Nation.
The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution
James, C.L.R.
Book
1938
An account of the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1803.
The Case for Haitian Reparations
Alcenat, Westenley
Article
2017
A history of France's exploitation of colonial Haiti, the aftermath of Haiti's independence, and the lasting social and environmental impacts, arguing for Haiti's recent demands of reparations from t...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The CIA's Greatest Hits
Zepezauer, Mark
Book
1994
Brief case studies of the CIA's greatest 'triumphs'.
The 'Civic Death' of Dominicans of Haitian Descent
Mendes-Franco, Janine
Article
2015
Imagine being born in a country and then being told you have no rights as a citizen; that you're not wanted there. That is exactly what has been happening to Dominicans of Haitian descent.
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Central America and the Caribbean.
Democracy Enhancement
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1994
Chomsky explores the American goal of spreading democracy to other nations through intervention. His assertions are supported in the second part of the essay with a case study of Haiti.
Democracy Restored
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1994
In light of the third anniversary of the military coup that overthrew the elected government of Haiti in 1991, Chomsky exposes the grittier side of America's involvement in the restoration of democrac...
The Destabilization of Haiti
Bernstein, Dennis
Article
2004
A short summary of the illegal and suppressed details of American intervention in Haiti during the 1990's and early 2000's.
Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing out of Catastrophe
Loewenstein, Anthony
Book
2015
Journalist Antony Loewenstein travels across Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, the United States, Britain, Greece, and Australia to witness the reality of disaster capitalism.
Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2010-2011: Capital devours lives, labor, land; masses seek paths to freedom
Article
2010
A revolutionary organization can no longer allow any separation between theory and practice, philosophy and revolution, workers and intellectuals, "inside" and "outside."
Haiti: State Against Nation
Trouillot, Michel-Rolph
Book
After the departure of Haiti's dictator, Jean-Claude Duvalier, most Haitian and foreign analysts treated the regimes of the two Duvaliers, father and son, as a nightmare created by the leaders and the...
Haiti, Imperialist Disaster: Against The Current vol. 145
Finkel, David
Article
2010
The pictures and news reports tell the stories of Haiti’s physical destruction, the agony and heartbreak, the heroism of rescue efforts — and the filthy business of “missionary” child-snatchers — repo...
Haiti - The Broken Wing
Article
2010
The courage and compassion of thousands of people willing to enter a chaotic disaster zone threatened with aftershocks are very real. Compassion arises out of a recognition that 'their' suffering is n...
Haitian Independence Struggle 1791-1804 - History
Website
Documents from Haiti's struggle for independence.
Haitian Revolution: Connexipedia Article
Article
The only successful slave revolt in history which established Haiti as the first republic ruled by blacks.
How to Write about Haiti
Herz, Ansel
Article
2010
How to make sure that you stick to the tried and proven cliches.
An Island Lies Bleeding
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1994
Chomsky criticizes the major powers for their role in Indonesia's assault against East Timor and cites John Pilger's work as the key to heightened awareness of the situation.
The Kidnapping Of Haiti
Pilger, John
Article
2010
Not for tourists is the US building its fifth-biggest embassy. Oil was found in Haiti's waters decades ago and the US has kept it in reserve until the Middle East begins to run dry. More urgently, an ...
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
The Lost Revolution
Malik, Kenan
Article
2014
A discussion of the Haitian revolution, read through the lens of Julia Gaffield's paper on the lost and found Haitian Declaration of Independence.
L'ouverture, Toussaint: Connexipedia Article
Article
Leader of the Haitian Revolution. (1743-1803).
Mackandal, François: Connexipedia Article
Article
Haïtian Maroon resistance leader. (died 1758).
Models of Coming U.S. Interventions: Iraq or Haiti?: Against The Current vol. 134
Terrall, Ben
Article
2008
Ben Terrall interviews Mike Davis.
Modern "Gunboat" Diplomacy in the Caribbean
Green Cecilia
Article
1996
There is no such thing as humanitarian intervention on the part of the current U.S. state.
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Press for Conversion #60: March 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
This issue of the magazine exposes ten ways in which Canada's Liberal government was complicit in aiding and abetting the 2004 coup d'état that ousted President Aristide's democratically-elected gover...
Press for Conversion #61: September 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) helped overthrow the democratically-elected government of Jean Bertrand Aristide in 2004. In the years prior to this US-led regime change, although...
Press for Conversion #62: May 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) helped overthrow the democratically-elected government of Jean Bertrand Aristide in 2004. In the years prior to this US-led regime change, although...
Press for Conversion #63: November 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
CIDA-funded "NGOs" in Canada rationalized the destabilization and overthrow of Haitian democracy and then covered up the atrocities of the Canadian-backed dictatorship after the coup. This issue exami...
Responding to Washington's Haiti Coup: Against The Current vol. 110
Caribbean People's Statement
Article
2004
Caribbean People, representatives of Caribbean organizations and people of Caribbean descent meeting in Bridgetown, Barbados on Saturday March 20th, 2004, unanimously agreed to call on CARICOM Governm...
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower
Blum, William
Book
2005
A mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War.
Secrets, Lies and Democracy
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1994
Noam Chomsky interviewed by David Barsamian. ...
"Sovereign" Deportations: The Dominican Republic deportations cannot occur without US blessing
Podur, Justin
Article
2015
People born to undocumented Haitian parents in the Dominican Republic have left under threat of violence. "Voluntary" deportations have had a strong US influence given the political and economic power...
Sugar and Modern Slavery: Haitian Migrant Labour and the Dominican Republic
Plant, Roger
Book
Tracing the roots of the modern Caribbean sugar industry back to the slave era of colonialism, Roger Plant explains how the industry operates today in an environment dominated by the U.S., and why - d...
Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky
Chomsky, Noam; edited by Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel
Book
2001
In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign polic...
US-Haiti
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2004
By examining the role of the USA in the tragedy of Haiti, Chomsky highlights the democracy deficit and failure of the American state. He calls for those concerned to take on the task at home of paying...
Why NGOs and Leftish Nonprofits Suck (4 Reasons)
McMillan, Stephanie
Article
2015
NGOs have proliferated like mushrooms all over the world. First deployed in social formations dominated by imperialism, they've now taken over the political scene in capital's base countries as well. ...
World Orders Old and New
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1994
Chomsky surveys the international scene since 1945.
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Canada Haiti Action
Devoted to examining Canada's role in the ongoing occupation of Haiti. Includes articles on breaking developments, essays on the history of Haiti's exploitation, and links to associated groups for Hai...
Centre for Research on Globalization
An independent research and media group of writers, scholars and activists. Publishes news articles, commentary, background research and analysis on a broad range of issues, focussing on social, econo...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
COAT is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that began in late 1988 to organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar. COAT has continued to ...
CounterCurrents.org
An alternative news site based in India. We bring out what the mainstream media fails to tell you, or hides from you. These are the things that really matter. The things which may determine the fate o...
PLAN International Canada
Plan International Canada strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of children, families and communities in more than 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Central and Sout...
Rights Action
A charitable non-profit organization that supports grassroots work financially, technologically and through group networking in the global south, mostly Guatamala, Chiapas (Mexico), Honduras and Hait...

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African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organization created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of African, Caribbean and Pacific States signatories to the Georgetown Agreement or the Partne...
Association of Caribbean States
The Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) was signed on 24 July 1994 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, with the aim of promoting consultation, cooperation and concerted action among all the countries of...
Caribbean Community
To provide dynamic leadership and service, in partnership with community institutions and groups, toward the attainment of a viable, internationally competitive and sustainable Community, with improved quality of life for all.
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
COAT is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that began in late 1988 to organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar. COAT has continued to expose and oppose Canada's rol...
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
La Francophonie
The primary mission of the organization is the promotion of the French language as an international language and the promotion of worldwide cultural and linguistic diversity in the era of economic globalization. In this regard, co...
International Crisis Group
The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. The International Crisis Group is now generally recognized as the world's leading i...
Latin American Economic System
The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) is a regional intergovernmental organization that groups 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Its headquarters are in Caracas, Venezuela. SELA was established on 17 Oct...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

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Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
2009
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Ideale FM radio station closed for refusing to reveal sources
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders condemns the 8 April 2009 closure of IdA#ale FM, a privately-owned radio station in Haiti for allegedly "obstructing justice" by refusing to reveal sources.
Season of dread returns as Haiti awaits devastating hurricane season
Decades of deforestation left the Carribbean island defenceless against last year's catastrophic hurricanes. But Haiti hopes attempts to sav
Goldenberg, Suzanne
2009
An examination of the continuing effects of recent hurricanes on the economy and ecology of Haiti.
US military must explain why marines censored Haitian photographer
Sources News Release
2010
Homère Cardichon, a photographer working for the daily Le Nouvelliste in Haiti, had his camera confiscated by US marines while covering a demonstration by disgruntled residents outside the US embassy ...

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