Media, Comment and Analysis from the Haiti Support Group
Comments and analysis. Longer articles selected by the Haiti Support Group editorial team for their strength in analysing and presenting aspects of life in Haiti.
We hope that these insights will help offer readers a more profound understanding of Haiti, its culture and unique history and how these issues relate to contemporary issues in the country.
We do our best to amplify the voices of Haitian civil society organisations genuinely committed to empowering the poor majority, whether they are trade unions, women’s organisations, peasant groups, neighbourhood associations or others.
Our team of Haiti watchers includes grassroots activists and campaigners, members of the Haitian Diaspora, legal experts, journalists, academics and development specialists.
The U.N.’s Haitian Shell Game
The U.N.’s Haitian Shell Game. December 18, 2012 By Jonathan M. Katz, Tom Murphy, Foreign policy. Original article here Ban
The EU and Civil Society: Where to from Here?
The EU and Civil Society: Where to from Here?. HSG from Brussels, 7&8-05-2012 To Brussels for a two-day forum organized by
Interview: Noam Chomsky on Latin America
Interview: Noam Chomsky on Latin America December 13, 2012, Keane Bhatt, NACLA original article here Manufacturing Contempt [Renowned linguist, political analyst
More pressure needed to get clean water
Pressure to get clean water builds. December 12, 2012 Mark Weisbrot, Al Jazeera original article here Haiti is vulnerable to
MEPs fight for progress on Budget Control Report
MEPs fight for progress on Budget Control Report HSG from European Parliament, Brussels, 26-06-2012 To the European Parliament building for
Shame on the UN for cholera epidemic
December 2, 2012, Patrick Cockburn, The Independent original article here World View: Nepalese blue-beret troops brought the disease to the
Hurricane Sandy exposes Haiti’s agriculture and environment woes
Nov 1, 2012 Anastasia Moloney, Alertnet original article here Years of neglect of agriculture and disaster prevention in Haiti, coupled with
Mobilization against Martelly: Point of No Return?
Mobilization against Martelly: Point of No Return? October 10, 2012, by Yves Pierre-louis, Haïti liberté. Original article Workers, peasants, teachers, and the
Haiti’s Constitutional Horror Show
Haiti’s Constitutional Horror Show by CHARLIE HINTON, counterpunch October 5, 2012. Original article For the past two weeks massive demonstrations have rocked
Ansel Herz Reply to Call for UN troops to Remain in Haiti
Ansel Herz Reply to Call for UN troops to Remain in Haiti On 20 September, Mark Schneider, President of the
Housing Exposition Exposes Waste, Cynicism
Housing Exposition Exposes Waste, Cynicism September 24, 2012 by Haiti Grassroots Watch/Ayiti Kale Je haitigrassrootswatch Zoranje, HAITI, September 24, 2012 –
Haiti and the Shock Doctrine
Haiti and the Shock Doctrine 14 August 2012, by Matt Kennard in opendemocracy.net (Pour une version française de cet article,
The Creole Connection: New Orleans, Haiti and Catastrophe
The Creole Connection: New Orleans, Haiti and Catastrophe Beverly Bell, 30 July 2012, Other worlds are possible As a native and
Attaining Proper Food Security
Haiti’s small farmers should be its biggest asset. But that requires a complete reversal of the thinking – or lack
Seeding Reconstruction or Destruction?
Seeding Reconstruction or Destruction? WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011 AT 08:51PM An investigation into the distribution of Monsanto and other seeds
‘Killing Democracy’ in Haiti, Canadian-Style
Mar 24 2011 Kevin Edmonds “I make a distinction between the Canadian government, which I accuse of killing democracy in
Haiti: A Nation in Trouble
HSG former Chair Christian Wisskirchen gives the inside story to Al Jazeera in the interview Haiti: A Nation in Trouble.
Al Jazeera Inside Story – Haiti: A Nation in Trouble
Al Jazeera Inside Story – Haiti: A Nation in Trouble. Courtesy of Al Jazeera Still struggling to recover from January’s