Tag Archives: Haiti

PSL: A Class Analysis of Baby Doc

By Kim Ives, first published by Haïti Liberté. Via Party for Socialism and Liberation.

The big question Haitians are asking is: who is behind Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier’s surprise arrival in Haiti with an expired Haitian passport on Jan. 16 aboard an Air France flight from Paris? “I have come here to see how I can help my country,” he announced, stepping off the plane.… Read more ...

Bob Barr to Aid Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier in Haiti

CNN reports that

A former U.S. congressman was among a group of American attorneys accompanying former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier as he spoke in the country’s capital Friday.

Former Republican Congressman Bob Barr said he is not serving as Duvalier’s attorney, but is in Port-au-Prince to consult, assist and be Duvalier’s voice to the international community.

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Freedom Socialist Party: Solidarity with the Haitian Nation and Respect for its Sovereignty

Joint statement of the Freedom Socialist Party, Corriente Internacional
Revolucionaria and Unidad Internacional de los Trabajadores (en español)

January 27, 2010

The multinational corporations and the governments that caused
the misery must pay for Haiti’s reconstruction!

The tragedy in Haiti has shocked people everywhere. It is feared that there
could be more than 100,000 dead and many more wounded or maimed.… Read more ...

Haitian aid effort blocked: Green Party issues press release

The January 19, 2010, latest update from Doctors Without Borders is: here.

From a Green Party of the United States press release:

Greens: Make peace, political self-determination, and economic self-sufficiency part of the US aid for post-earthquake Haiti


For Immediate Release:
Sunday, January 17, 2010

Green Party leaders assert that aid to Haiti must not be delivered under the barrel of a US machine gun; Greens thank Obama for granting long overdue Temporary Protected Status to Haitians in the US

Green Party Black Caucus contacts: http://www.gp.org/committees/black

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A socialist perspective on the past, present and future of Haiti

The article below first appeared on the World Socialist Web Site, and was linked to at the Peace and Freedom Party blog.

excerpt from an article at WSWS.org
The history that “binds” the US and Haiti

Bill Van Auken / January 15, 2010

In his statement on the Haitian earthquake Wednesday, President Barack Obama referred to the “long history that binds us together.”

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Cynthia McKinney message on the economy, Haiti, etc.

A hat tip to my co-blogger Ian Wilder who received this via e-mail and posted it to the  onthewilderside first:

From Cynthia McKinney: The Economy, From Soros and Greenspan to Napoleon’s Waterloo, And a Tip of the Hat to Haiti, Too

I’m connecting with you once again from Haiti after spending an absolutely splendid day at a school of over 500 students that has been supported for the last seven years by members of a California local of one of our national unions. 

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Cynthia McKinney: Radio Appearance and Writing About Federal Reserve

Amid rumors that Cynthia McKinney is pondering an upcoming run for Congress, McKinney has made two recent media hits: a radio interview with host  Hodari on wpfw.org (discussion about Gaza, depleted uranium, and Haiti) and the publication of an election wrap-up essay with reflections on her Power to the People/Green Party campaign for President, with extensive thoughts on the federal reserve system and the economic crisis.… Read more ...