Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Democracy Now! On Haiti- January 20

Journalist Kim Ives on how Western Domination Undermines Haiti's Ability to Recover
"Shortly after Haiti was hit by a 6.1 aftershock earlier today, Amy Goodman and Kim Ives of Haiti Liberte report from the Port-au-Prince airport. Amy and Kim discuss how centuries of Western domination of Haiti has worsened the impact of the devastating earthquake, from the harsh reaction to Haiti’s independence as a republic of free slaves in 1804 to the U.S.-backed overthrow of President Jean Bertrand Aristide in 2004. Ives says: “This quake was precipitated by a political earthquake—with an epicenter in Washington, D.C.”"

Port-Au-Prince General Hospital Struggles to Meet Need with Slow Aid
"One week after Haiti suffered the worst earthquake in over 200 years, a strong aftershock hit this morning. Initial reports said the latest quake measured 6.1 on the Richter scale—one of the strongest aftershocks since the 7.0-magnitude quake crippled this country eight days ago."

No comments:

Post a Comment