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The Labor Movement in Haiti: A Personal Reflection

By: James Jordan - HaitiAnalysis The most impressive strength of the Haitian labor force is its resiliency and resourcefulness. Even before the earthquake, virtually all sources agreed that unemployment in Haiti was somewhere around 70...

The land that wouldn’t lie: Foreign intervention in Haiti

The Haitian people overthrew slavery, uprooted dictators and foreign military rule, and elected a liberation theologian as president. The west has made them pay for their audacity. An abbreviated version of this article first appeared...

Peter Hallward’s A review of Alex Dupuy, The Prophet and Power

by Peter Hallward The basic argument of Alex Dupuy’s new book is that between 1990 and 2006, Haiti’s “tumultuous transition to democracy” was “temporarily derailed by both Jean-Bertrand Aristide and his enemies” (203). In particular,...

The Failure Of Human Rights Watch

By: Joe Emersberger - HaitiAnalysis     The way Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Haiti and Venezuela in its 2008 World Report reveals an underlying assumption that the US and its allies have the right...

Labor, Neoliberalism, and the 2004 Coup in Haiti

By: Jeb Sprague - HaitiAnalysis This paper was originally prepared for a presentation at the 32nd Annual Conference of the South-West Labor Studies Association, Mach 10-11, 2006 at UCLA. Earlier rough draft versions were published in Labor Notes Magazine...

Did He Jump or Was He Pushed? Aristide and the 2004 Coup in Haiti

By Peter Hallward - HaitiAnalysis    A shorter version of this article first appeared in the newspaper Haiti Liberté, in nine instalments, October-November 2007. Peter Hallward is the author of a new book, Damming the...

Haiti’s CCI: The Tail Wagging the Dog?

By: Mark Schuller - HaitiAnalysis Executive Summary The interim government submitted an Interim Cooperation Framework (in French, Cadre de Coopération Intérimaire, CCI) to the international community at a donor’s meeting hosted by the World Bank on...

Did He Jump or Was He Pushed? Aristide and the 2004 Coup in Haiti

(this article first appeared in the newspaper Haiti Liberté, in nine installments October-November 2007) A little less than four years ago, in late February 2004, France, the US and a few other old ‘friends of Haiti’ called on...

If stones could float: the British press and the Turks and Caicos

By Peter Hallward If stones could float: the British press and the Turks and Caicos boat disaster 15 July 2007 (updated 6 September 2007)    Every now and then something happens which helps to shed a little...

Father Gerard Jean-Juste Returns Home and Visits Parish

By: Wadner Pierre – HaitiAnalysis From the 17th to the 20th of August 2007, the well-known human rights activist and liberation theologian Gerard Jean-Juste visited his home in Haiti. During his recent visit Jean-Juste took...