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Vas Bien, Fidel

Vas Bien, Fidel

By Noaman G. Ali When I went to Cuba quite briefly last year, I don’t know what I was expecting. I wasn’t exactly a tourist of the resort variety, because I was there for an academic conference and I wasn’t particularly interested in sitting on a beach and drinking. Nor was I there on a

Claudia Jones: Beyond Containment — Book Review

by Ashley M. Claudia Jones: Beyond Containment Edited by Carole Boyce Davies 241 pages. Ayebia Clarke Publishing. $24.95. Picture this. It is 1948 and at the age of 23, your citizenship is denied to you because of your political activities since you were 18. How would you feel? Claudia Jones, activist of Trinidadian origin, was

OAS Diplomat delivers searing indictment of Haiti occupation regime

By Roger Annis ( rogerannis@hotmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) (This is a revised version of the original published on Upside Down World (http://upsidedownworld.org), December 28, 2010) Of all the commentaries and interviews coinciding with the anniversary of Haiti’s earthquake, none are likely to

Wyclef Jean for President of Haiti? Look beyond the Hype

By Charlie Hinton and Kiilu Nyasha Wyclef: The Ronald Reagan of Haiti BASICS Online – August 2010 Reprinted with permission from the authors – To appear in the August edition of the San Francisco Bay View Newspaper To cut to the chase, no election in Haiti, and no candidate in those elections, will be considered

Remilitarizing Haiti after the Quake

by Kabir Joshi-Vijayan – BASICS Issue #18 “Natural Disaster: a disaster caused by natural forces rather than by human action, e.g. an earthquake” -MSN Encarta Within 18 hours of notification 8 ,000 US paratroopers parachuted, docked and landed in Haiti seizing its national airport. Within two weeks, over 20,000 heavily armed American troops had arrived,

Our Role in Haiti’s Plight

by Peter Hallward (reproduced by BASICS with permission from the author) Any large city in the world would have suffered extensive damage from an earthquake on the scale of the one that ravaged Haiti’s capital city on Tuesday afternoon, but it’s no accident that so much of Port-au-Prince now looks like a war zone. Much

Haiti’s Minimum Wage Struggle

Choice Between Super-Profitability and Two Meals a Day BASICS #16 (Nov / Dec 2009) by Niraj Joshi The United Nations Security Council has just voted to extend the UN “peacekeeping” mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for another year. MINUSTAH will now enter its sixth year of illegal occupation, in violation of both the Haitian constitution and

Canada at War Against Democracy in Haiti

When the popular Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide was elected in 2000 with 93% of the popular vote (in elections deemed free and fair by international observers), this was a result that neither the United States, nor the rich in Haiti could accept. Aristide had been brought to office by a popular movement of the