Haitian Civil Society

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    Unwanted Gifts: A Concise History of Harming Haiti (HB81)

    In October 2010, a United Nations Stabilisation Mission (MINUSTAH) base near Mirebalais polluted the Meille River with faecal matter. The…

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    Haiti’s Hunger Games (HB72)

     1727 Download(s) Disastrous Food Policy Bites Hands that Feed One mamit (5.75lb tin) of rice? 150 Haitian Gourdes (about £2.24…

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    Recherche agenda pour le changement (HB71)

     227 Download(s) Le développement européen : trouver la bonne voie

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    Wanted – An Agenda for Change (HB71)

     422 Download(s) EU Development – the Real Road to Poverty Reduction. The report slipped out al- most unnoticed and it…

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    Un incroyable fiasco (HB69)

     201 Download(s) Déconstruction de la Reconstruction de la CIRH

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    Beyond Relief, Beyond Belief (HB69)

     335 Download(s) Beyond Relief, Beyond Belief As they quaffed champagne in their Port-au-Prince head- quarters on Harry Truman Boulevard, the…

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    Nou Bouke Viv Anba Tant (HB68)

     252 Download(s) We’re fed up of living in tents! Nou Bouke Viv Anba Tant The sit-in that blocked the road in…

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    Plus ça change – the Republic of NGOs, but which ones? (HB65)

     344 Download(s) Rescued Yes, Recovery No, Redevelopment: by whom, for whom? First the good news. To date there has been…

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    Farmers want to end food dependence (HB63)

     273 Download(s) Haiti’s peasant farmers are organising and taking action to try and bring an end to the country’s dependence…

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    ‘Standing Up to Defend our Rights’’ (HB59)

     273 Download(s) Eramithe Delva, leader and founder of KOFAVIV on why women on the protest march wore black masks over…

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    Learning from the Occupation of Haiti (HB49)

     276 Download(s) A coalition invading to restore democracy. A massive show of military strength. The concentration of regular soldiers in…

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    Petrol Price Rise Fuels Discontent (HB48)

     81 Download(s) In January, the cash-strapped Haitian government bowed to pressure from the International Monetary Fund and withdrew the state…

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    Time for the ‘Politicians’ to Step Aside (HB43)

     85 Download(s) Diplomatic missions have come and gone. Eleventh hour meetings have been boycotted; others have been postponed. Shots have…

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    Aristide is Back (HB41)

     81 Download(s) Ten yearssince he was first elected President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide has returned to power following an election in November…

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    Solidarity Boosts Union Action (HB40)

     139 Download(s) After a year-long campaign, the labour union representing some 300 workers at the Marnier-Lapostelle orange plantation in northern…

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    Scale of Lavalas Victory Questioned (HB39)

     89 Download(s) The May 21st elections returned a huge victory for Jean-Betrand Aristide’s new, populist Lavalas Family party. According to…

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    Unwelcome, Unwanted: Haitian Migrant Workers (HB37)

     187 Download(s) When a boat carrying some 400 Haitians ran aground just two miles off the Florida coast on New…

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    Death and Confusion – who Controls the Police? (HB36)

     86 Download(s) The question of criminal and political violence in Haiti has raised a great deal of controversy since the…

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    Doing the Election Dance (HB35)

     176 Download(s) In 1990, the majority of Haitians were enthusiastic voters, but then saw their elected candidate overthrown by a…

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    Sowing the Seeds for a Grassroots Revival (HB34)

     82 Download(s) These are dark days in Haiti. The promise of economic renewal funded by international development aid has come…

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    Fed Up with Violence (HB33)

     89 Download(s) In Creole, there are many ways to express a dilemma. But these days, most Haitians would probably tell…

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    Old Tricks, New Dog: US ‘Democracy Enhancement’ (HB31)

     102 Download(s) It is common knowledge that the United States uses covert operations and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to…

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    Hurricane George – Coup de Grace (HB30)

     76 Download(s) Rain brought by Hurricane George began to fall on the treeless mountainsides of Haiti on September 22. That…

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    US Makes a Mockery of Justice (HB29)

     81 Download(s) In a July interview with the US magazine, Emerge, Emmanuel Constant, the leader of the FRAPH death squad that…

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    What a Foul-Up (HB25)

     80 Download(s) In the April elections for nine Senators and 700 seats on new local assemblies only 5% of the registered…

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    Teachers and Pupils Strike (HB 24)

     74 Download(s) School students and teachers from the state education sector took their protests to the street in May. Almost…

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    Land Reform – the Number One Demand (HB19)

     73 Download(s) “Land is truly the Number One biggest demand of Haitian peasants who have fought and died for it,…

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    Between the Peasants and the Donors (HB17)

     51 Download(s) New President of Haiti, Rene Préval, unveils his strategy to try to repair Haiti’s shattered economy.

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    Farewell Aristide (HB16)

     80 Download(s) So it’s farewell to President Aristide who hands over to his successor, René Préval, on February 7th. As…

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    Pot Threatens to Boil Over (HB15)

     80 Download(s) The patience of many thousands of Haitians finally snapped following the November 7th assassination of the Lavalas MP,…

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    Problems Not Solved by US Presence (HB 11)

     90 Download(s) There has been so little news in the mainstream media you could be forgiven for thinking that, with…

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    Clampdown in Jérémie (HB6)

     78 Download(s) Last October, when the Haitian army refused to comply with the UN-brokered accord to restore democracy, the international…

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    Mourning Democracy in Haiti (HB5)

     88 Download(s) Before the September 1991 coup d’état, 1,500 sacks of charcoal per month were shipped from Jérémie on the western…