Tag Haiti

US State Dept. Lobbied Against Min. Wage Increases for Haiti on Behalf of Textile Corporations

Wikileaks exposing how people are kept starving so we can have cheap jeans. Contractors for Fruit of the Loom, Hanes and Levi’s worked in close concert with the US Embassy when they aggressively moved to block a minimum wage increase for Haitian assembly zone workers, the lowest-paid in the hemisphere, according to secret State Department […]

His Victims Won’t Forget: “Baby Doc” Duvalier

The prosecution of the former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier represents a landmark opportunity for the Haitian justice system to address some of the worst crimes in Haiti’s past. Duvalier returned to Haiti on January 16, 2011, after nearly 25 years in exile, and was charged with financial and human rights crimes. The investigation is […]

Richard Morse’s Haiti

You’ll have to click the link for the video since it won’t allow me to embed: RAM is one of Haiti’s most successful music bands and Richard Morse is its frontman. Here Morse is our guide, sharing his perspective on his homeland with the camera. He shows us the fading glamour of his Oloffson hotel, […]

Christian Group Exploits Haitian Earthquake to Proselytize

I fixed this headline for them: AS international aid agencies rush food, water and medicine to Haiti’s earthquake victims, a US faith-based group is sending Bibles to Haitians in their hour of need. Not just any Bible. These are solar-powered audible Bibles that can broadcast the holy scriptures in Haitian Creole to 300 people at […]

Fear of the Poor is Hampering Haiti Rescue

From the Times Online: Aid workers have already baptised the earthquake in Haiti a “historical disaster”. It will rate high in the annals of the humanitarian aid world because of the number of victims and scale of the destruction. But the rescue operation is also becoming notorious for the slowness with which aid is reaching […]

Haitian Earthquake Weekend Thread

I’ll be updating this as I come across links related to the Haitian Earthquake. Richard Morse’s twitter updates from Haiti gives you an first hand account of things he has been experiencing and seeing since the quake. The Missing in Haiti – From the NY Times: Photos of missing people submitted by friends, family members […]

The Earthquake in Haiti: Another Way to Help

From Wronging Rights: However, if you can’t give as much as you would like, or find yourself wanting to do more, then I have one further suggestion: contact the White House and tell them that you support granting Haitians Temporary Protected Status (TPS) immediately. TPS is a form of temporary humanitarian immigration relief given to […]

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