I have some disagreements with Joel Olson’s article, “Whiteness and the 99%”, but I will start with some agreements. I agree that “biologically speaking, there’s no such thing as race.”
The Occupy Wall St. Movement and the Occupy Together movements that are inspired by it actually have a simple premise: society shouldn’t be run for the unrestricted benefit of the wealthiest. The immediate grievance is the 2008 banking crisis, in which the US banks engaged in fraudulent and criminal activity and were subsequently rewarded for […]
There are at least 595,000 Haitians living in camps around Port au Prince (1). President Martelly has a program, called 16-6, which proposes to resettle residents of 6 large camps in 16 neighbourhoods in Port-au-Prince. In total, if the program succeeds, it will touch 5000 families, or 4% of the camp population. I spoke to […]
Hi everyone. I got sick yesterday and am still recovering. Still managed to get some work done (thanks to Ansel) but most of the interviews were of the background variety.
Patrick Elie is a Haitian activist who worked in the first Aristide administration. I interviewed him in Port au Prince on October 5, 2011. Justin Podur (JP): Can we start with your analysis of the Preval administration of 2006-2011? What could he have accomplished under the circumstances? What did he accomplish?
The centerpiece of Haitian President Martelly’s policies so far is his scholarship program. It is an ambitious plan to provide free education to every primary school-aged child, between 6-12 years old or from grades 1-6. President Martelly’s press office provided some of the plan’s details.
Barbancourt 17, a camp on a construction site south of the Toussaint L’Ouverture Airport (sud-aeroport), was evicted last week – on Thursday September 29 – by the International Organization on Migration (IOM), the manager of Haiti’s post-earthquake camps. Home to 43 families, the camp dates to immediately after the earthquake in January 2010.