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Report reveals the reality of western ‘aid’

Report reveals the reality of western ‘aid’ A damning new report in the wake of the Oxfam sexual abuse scandal in Haiti shows how international aid is shaped by Western imperialism

The history of foreign aid is steeped in imperialism

The history of foreign aid is steeped in imperialism Right wingers are using revelations about Oxfam in Haiti for their own ends.

Oxfam scandal—another Western crime against Haiti

Oxfam scandal—another Western crime against Haiti Real concerns about the appalling behaviour of Oxfam charity staff—accused of sexual misconduct—are being used to cut foreign aid

How Marxist historian CLR James understood racism and revolutions

The Trinidadian Marxist CLR James broke new ground in the study of racism and revolutions, says Christian Hogsbjerg

Storm Sandy shows the hypocrisy of our rulers

Post-tropical storm Sandy is the largest Atlantic tropical system on record. Before it hit the US it ravaged Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Haiti's art is a collective history

Haitis art is a collective history Haitian art is often wrongly labelled "primitive art". This exhibition forces people to value it—even though it doesn’t fit into Western parameters for understanding art.

Pictures from Haiti by Leah Gordon

11 January 2011

UN’s tried and tested tactics in Haiti

11 January 2011
Brazil heads the UN mission in Haiti. Haitians say that terrifying, unannounced and unexplained raids of their areas by Brazilian troops are common.

Testimony from Haiti: ‘Soldiers here to control us’

11 January 2011
Romel Jean Pierre, 17 years old and a member of Ti Moun Rezistans, a collective in Port-au-Prince

A year after the earthquake in Haiti - the help that hinders

11 January 2011
One year on from the devastating earthquake, much of Haiti remains in ruins. Life for ordinary Haitians has got worse not better, even after all the promises of aid, the visits from legions of politicians and celebrities, and thousands of US soldiers and United Nations (UN) forces.

Cholera threat in Haiti

26 October 2010
More than 250 people have died of cholera in an epidemic sweeping Haiti and doctors are terrified that the outbreak may spread. It could hit the makeshift tent cities surrounding the capital, Port-au-Prince, where 1.3 million homeless survivors of January’s earthquake live.

Rara in Haiti: Street Music of Haiti

17 August 2010
Rara in Haiti: Street Music of Haiti

Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti

06 July 2010
This impressive collection of black and white photographs brings together the visual spectacle of the Haitian carnival with the politics behind the drive to reclaim Haiti’s past.


02 February 2010
Our leaders have failed Haiti – but we haven’t Students, teachers and non-teaching staff at Filton High School, south Gloucestershire, raised £500 for Haiti last week.

Haiti protests over quake aid

02 February 2010
Hundreds of people protested against Haitian president Rene Preval on Saturday of last week.

Hell in Haiti as aid turns to occupation

26 January 2010
For all the talk of aid, ordinary people in Haiti are still waiting for basic supplies – and many have had nothing. Geographer Kenneth Hewitt coined the term "classquake" when examining the 1976 earthquake in Guatemala, because of the accuracy with which it hit the poor.

Photographer Jess Hurd reports from Haiti

26 January 2010
I travelled to Port-au-Prince with a group of Haitians living in the US and the Dominican Republic.

Three novels of Haiti by Madison Smartt Bell

26 January 2010
The great Haitian revolution of 1791-1803 is one of the most inspiring events in world history. And it is central to understanding what has happened to Haiti since.

How could Haiti win its freedom?

26 January 2010
The people of Haiti have a powerful record of resistance. They have fought back even in the most appalling conditions – from the great slave rebellion in the 1790s, to the movement that destroyed the brutal regime of "Baby Doc" Duvailer in the 1980s.

IMF forces Haiti into debt slavery

19 January 2010
Two days after the earthquake struck, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) helped to plunge Haiti even deeper into debt slavery.

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