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Phillip Wearne – A Tribute from the Haiti Support Group

Phillip Wearne – A Tribute “The people have spoken – the bastards!” muttered a US Embassy official at the count of the Haitian Presidential elections of 16 December 1990. This was overheard by Phillip Wearne, an investigative journalist, who stood next to him. The anger of the official was understandable. …

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The Past and Future of Rights Cinema: It Stays With You

It Stays With You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti (2017, 50 mins.) Between 2005-2007 UN peacekeeping troops carried out several raids on Cité Soleil, a severely economically depressed neighbourhood of Port-au- Prince. Although the raids were specifically targeted against leaders of criminal gangs, scores of civilians were …

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Haiti Will Not Perish – Panel & Screening

From Waterstones website. Original piece and tickets here. The world’s first independent black republic, Haiti was forged in the fire of history’s only successful slave revolution. Yet more than two hundred years later, the full promise of that revolution – a free country and a free people – remains unfulfilled. Join …

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The David Nicholls Memorial Trust Annual Lecture

The David Nicholls Memorial Trust Annual Lecture: ‘New’ Governors of the Dew – Professor Andrew Leak, University College London The Trustees of the David Nicholls Memorial Trust are delighted to invite you to the 18th Annual David Nicholls Memorial Lecture to be held on Monday 16th October, 2017, at Regent’s …

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Puerto Rico Needs Help, But Not Like Haiti

FÈ ATENSYON. Haiti 2010 is not the intervention model you want for Puerto Rico. Last month, hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico hard. Most of the island is without power, and flooding is severe in parts. A crisis is brewing. It is said there is no such thing as …

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Fighting for Freedom

The Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) heralded the beginning of the end of slavery in the Western Hemisphere, and the overthrow of colonial powers. Successive revolutions have shaped the region’s political, economic and cultural landscapes today, as slavery has been challenged, and freedom sought. Join our panel for a fascinating insight into …

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80 Years On: Revisiting the Massacre

This article originally appeared on NPR on October 7, 2017. The piece was written by Marlon Bishop and Tatiana Fernández. You can listen to the podcast A Border Written in Blood here. All photos were taken by Tatiana Fernández for Latino USA. A boy cools down near a waterfall in Loma de …

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Mission Accomplished? UN Blamed for Cholera in Haiti

Significant outbreaks of cholera had never been recorded in Haiti before 2010. But then UN peacekeepers dumped raw sewage into the water supply. Haiti Support Group member Mario Gousse interviewed by TRT World for their news report on cholera in Haiti. Full article below. Original here.  The UN’s long-running mission …

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Ghetto Biennale Catalogue Launch

The Ghetto Biennale is a cross-cultural arts festival held in two adjacent informal neighbourhoods in Port-au-Prince. This illustrated catalogue documents the first four events which took place from 2009-2015. Documentation of the projects and works produced during the Ghetto Biennales and a compendium of the local host artists and their …

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