Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Podcast: Haiti’s colonial past still burdens ( Featuring Nyan Storey, New Internationalist Blog)

By. New Internationalist Blog, newint.org, Featuring Nyan Storey, Jan 27, 2012 Our current issue takes a look at Haiti two years after the 2010 earthquake. Phillip Wearne, author of its leading article, argues that Haiti’s disastrous humanitarian situation– and any solutions that we find to its problems– can only be understood in the context of its fascinating history. He argues that since Haiti’s revolution made it the first free country in the Americas, it has been the victim of a calculated and concerted effort by colonial powers to undermine the economy and impose foreign domination and that this effort continues today and needs to be stopped before any true progress can be made. In part one of this special edition of the Radio NI podcast, Phillip joins Mario Joseph, Haiti’s leading civil and human rights lawyer, and Anne McConnell, coordinator of the Haiti Support Group. They will be […]

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