January 25, 2010
While everyone piles on Pat Robertson, the rest of the mainstream media is making the same basic error, attributing Haiti’s misery to the supernatural. Thus avoiding any discussion of the true history of Haiti, which demonstrates the role of foreign intervention in bringing about Haiti’s poverty and political instability.
Danny Glover, Peter Hallward, and Anthony Fenton give their take on Haiti’s true history. For more visit http://www.therealnews.com.
Posted with permission from: Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal at http://links.org.au
By Peter Hallward
Jan 14, 2010
[An earlier version of this article first appeared in the British Guardian. This slightly updated version appears in Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal with Peter Hallward’s permission.]
January 14, 2009 — If we are serious about assisting this devastated land we must stop trying to control and exploit it.
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 the afternoon of January 13, but it’s no accident that so much of Port-au-Prince now looks like a war zone. Much of the devastation wreaked by this latest and most calamitous disaster to befall Haiti is best understood as another thoroughly manmade outcome of a long and ugly historical sequence.