Protests in Haiti over Hunger and Repressive Rule
Opinion

Protests in Haiti over Hunger and Repressive Rule

US controlled Haiti endured over 500 years of severe repression, slavery, despotism, colonization, reparations, , unrepayable debt, overwhelming human suffering, and destructive natural disasters. Elections when held are farcical, democracy pure fantasy, Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s tenure the exception to the longstanding rule. He once said “(t)he people of Haiti want life, not death. They want peace,…

Haiti: Anti-IMF Unrest or Anarchic Riots?
Opinion

Haiti: Anti-IMF Unrest or Anarchic Riots?

Riotous unrest broke out in Haiti after the government suddenly declared that it’s dramatically hiking fuel prices in order to comply with an IMF restructuring demand. There was an explosion of violence in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country immediately after the news was announced, with gangs of machete-armed thugs rampaging through the streets, looting business,…

Trump’s S***Hole Comment Encapsulates America’s Perpetually Racist Foreign Policy
Opinion

Trump’s S***Hole Comment Encapsulates America’s Perpetually Racist Foreign Policy

Critics of US President Donald Trump were quick to point out that his alleged use of the term “s***hole countries” to describe Haiti and some African nations does not reflect what all Americans think of the rest of the world. And they are correct. There are indeed millions of Americans who feel genuinely disgusted that…

Funding Corruption: Why the World is ‘Better Off’ Without Western Aid and NGOs
Politics

Funding Corruption: Why the World is ‘Better Off’ Without Western Aid and NGOs

Around the world, Western aid is failing to fulfil its stated objectives. Nowhere is this more flagrant than Haiti, where despite billions flowing in to the ravaged country, little progress has been made since the 2010 earthquake. A former UN development expert has suggested the country – and others – may well fare better without….