By Wadner Pierre As over a billion Catholics celebrate the “Jubilee of Mercy” around the world, the Holy Father invited the faithful to pray for a war-free world. Hours before he attended the closing ceremony of an international summit of interfaith leaders to pray for world peace in Assisi, Italy, Pope Francis told the audience … More Pope Francis, the Missionary of Peace
By Wadner Pierre PBS Published a documentary about the Black Panthers titled, The Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution. This documentary reveals the real goal of the Panthers, which was to end racial discrimination, social injustice against people of colored in America. In this documentary former Black Panthers members talked about their struggle to overcome social inequality … More The Black Panthers Party: A Story of Fighting Against Racial Discrimination in America and a Plea for Change
By Wadner Pierre Haitians bid farewell to President Michel J. Martelly. Martelly left office without a successor to replace him. The former president tried at the last few months of his 5-year-term to organize elections, unfortunately, they were plagued by massive frauds and irregularities according to reports. In the next coming months, Haitians will need to … More Haiti: The End of Martelly’s Regime, What’s Next?
By Wadner Pierre In a world where state actors are unlikely to declare war to each other, but non-state actors like terrorist networks such as ISIS will do to either fulfill their political ideology or religious beliefs. That is why it is critical that global leaders carefully explore different options and use the appropriate tools when dealing … More Obama’s Way of Dealing with Global Crisis
By Joshua Steckley and Beverly Bell This report is based on extensive interviews, on-site and via phone, with more than 20 government officials, economic development professionals, peasant farmers, and community organizers, between July 2015 and January 2016. We reached out to Agritrans for comment, but they did not respond. The only man running in … More Haiti’s Fraudulent Presidential Frontrunner, Jovel Moïse Seizes Land for His Own Banana Republic
From an Interview with Ricot Jean-Pierre By Beverly Bell Yesterday, January 12, on the sixth anniversary of the 7.0 earthquake, Haitians mourned the countless lives lost. Among the many aftershocks they face is disaster capitalism, in which the Haitian elite and foreign corporations – backed by the US government, World Bank, and Inter-American Development … More The Blood of the Earth: Agriculture, Land Rights, and Haitian History
BY WADNER PIERRE Introduction Three presidential elections have been organized under the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission watch; all of them had been either marred with irregularities or massive frauds. In 2006, Haitian people had to gain the streets for several weeks to abort an electoral coup pre-engineered by United States-backed de facto … More #ESSAY, Haiti and the UN’s Endless Peacekeeping Mission: Is UN a Curse for Haiti’s Democracy?
An interview with Nixon Boumba, Democratic Popular Movement (MODEP) and American Jewish World Service Edited by Natalie Miller, Other Worlds Since the earthquake of January, 2010, Haiti has increasingly become a target of extraction and private business development by Haitian and foreign investors. Income and trade – if the wages are livable and the trade is … More “The Struggle for Land Justice Knows No Borders”: Corporate Pillaging in Haiti