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The disasters in Afghanistan and Haiti share the same twisted root

By Editors' Choice

Half a world away from one another, the citizens of two nations are suffering as a result of the corruption and incompetence of the U.S. By Jonathan M. Katz, TNR — Last week, the world shook twice. The first shock hit Haiti, when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake erupted beneath the island’s southern peninsula. Homes, churches, and hotels crumbled in the cities of Les Cayes and Jérémie and in nearby villages. More than…

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People watch the clearing of a building that collapsed during the earthquake in Brefet, a neighborhood in Les Cayes, Haiti, on August 17, 2021.

Listen to Haitians, not to those promising to “save” them from disaster

By Commentaries/Opinions

Haitians of every class within Haiti must be at the center of relief efforts because only they know what Haiti needs. By Cécile Accilien, Truthout — Almost exactly 230 years ago, on a plantation near modern-day Cap-Haïtien, enslaved people met under the leadership of Dutty Boukman (a hougan, or Vodou priest) and Cécile Fatiman (a manbo, or Vodou priestess), to plan a revolt that would come to be considered the official beginning…

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Sun., Aug. 15 2021: A family eats breakfast in front of homes destroyed the earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti. (Joseph Odelyn, AP)

Haiti reels as earthquake and Tropical Storm Grace deepen social crisis

By News & Current Affairs

By Global Americans — On Saturday, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake—more powerful than the 7.0 magnitude quake that savaged the country in 2010, killing nearly 200,000 and causing billions of dollars worth of damage—struck Haiti, killing over 2000 people, injuring at least 12,000 more, and leaving hundreds missing. The earthquake has only further battered Haiti—the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere—and its population of over 11 million, already reeling from the…

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CARICOM must not fail Haiti

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Stabroek News — There are those who might argue that fate could have at least held off on Haiti’s latest tragedy, the country’s devastating earthquake and its horrendous consequences of a few days ago until the pain and the sense of loss that must still persist over the recent horrendous assassination of the country’s President, Jovenel Moise had been afforded a more extended period. Helping Hands for Haiti: The…

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Haiti quake destroyed many churches, shredding a mainstay of support

By News & Current Affairs

“We are the only thing here,” said a cleric in Les Cayes, one of the cities worst hit by the quake. In some towns, not a church was left standing. By Maria Abi-Habib and Andre Paultre, NYT — PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The houses collapsed, the hospitals were damaged, the roads buckled or turned impassable. But it was the earthquake’s destruction of churches across Haiti’s southern peninsula…

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Vantage Point: The Black Agenda – Does Biden Have Our Back?

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Monday, August 16, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guests Earl Ofari Hutchinson and Bill Fletcher. Topic President Biden and the Black Agenda Does He Have Our Back? Special Guest Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Host, Hutchinson Report, KPFK, 90.7 FM, Los Angeles Bill Fletcher, Author, Commentator, Veteran Labor and Social Justice Leader, Washington, DC Plus The Professor on the…

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