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
By WADNER PIERRE For too long, people paid by Haitian people to do their job have not been held accountable. Now, it’s the time for the Haiti’s electoral officials – the Conseil Electoral Provisoire (CEP) – to either fix the electoral mess or go to jail. It is despicable that a CEP official threatened to … More Opinion: Haiti’s Electoral Shambles, CEP Officials Can Either Fix the Mess or They Go to Jail
BY WADNER PIERRE In a heroic act, 15-year-old Knoxville, Tenn., high school football sophomore Zaevion Dobson shielded his three female friends from being killed by gunmen who were randomly shooting at them. None of Dobson’s three female friends were hurt Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch told Associated Press. One Dobson’s, Kiara Rucker told told CBS affiliate WVLT,“If … More Pres. Obama: Zaevion Dobson ‘Was a hero at 15’
BY WADNER PIERRE At his 20105 En-of -Year Press Conference, President said he has no doubt that there will be a terrific democratic nominee and he will campaign for him/her. “I am confident that I will have a democratic successor. I will campaign hard for that,” said the president. On foreign policy and the battle … More Pres. Obama: Republicans IS Only Party in the Advanced World that Denies Climate Change’
BY WADNER PIERRE Nearly two months since Haiti’s Conseil Electoral Provisoire (Electoral Provisional Council), know as the CEP, announced the final results for the first round presidential elections, second round legislative and local elections that plagued with massive frauds. The controversial results for the presidential elections placed Haiti’s ruling Party candidate, Jovel Moise at the … More Haiti Elections: Catholic Church still Undecided whether to join the Govt.-formed Electoral Commission or Not
BY WADNER PIERRE Since the CEP published its tainted and most controversial results for the presidential, second round legislative and local elections early last November, thousands have been demonstrated in the streets of Haiti’s largest cities to reclaim a recount of their votes. Religious leaders and international human rights and advocacy groups have also urged … More Haiti: Govt. Formed an Electoral Commission to End Electoral Deadlock; Will the CEP Reschedule the Runoff?
BY WADNER PIERRE Abstract: The struggle for social justice and participative democracy seems to reach its zenith. From Africa to the Middle East, and from Europe to the Americas, people from all walk of life, students, teachers, university professors, political and religious leaders have joined social movements asking for a better distribution of the wealth … More ESSAY: Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street Movements: A Perspective Towards a Non-Hegemonic Order