Friday, January 15, 2010

Democracy Now! The War And Peace Report: Updates on Haiti

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“Bush Was Responsible for Destroying Haitian Democracy”

–Randall Robinson on Obama Tapping Bush to Co-Chair US Relief Efforts

We speak with TransAfrica founder Randall Robinson, author of An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, from Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President. On President Obama tapping former President Bill Clinton and former President George W Bush to co-chair US relief efforts in Haiti, Robinson says, “Bush was responsible for destroying Haitian democracy…Clinton has largely sponsored a program of economic development that supports the idea of sweatshops… but that is not what we should focus on now. We should focus on saving lives.” Click here to view video of Robinson

"Earthquake Survivors Dying as Aid Struggles to Reach Haiti

The distribution of humanitarian supplies to Haiti is being hampered by infrastructure damage, blocked roads and severed communication lines"

"Exiled in South Africa, Arisitide Says He Wants to Return to Haiti to “Help Rebuild the Country, Moving From Misery to Poverty with Dignity”

Ousted Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide spoke out yesterday from exile in South Africa. “We feel deeply and profoundly that we should be there, in Haiti, with them, trying our best to prevent death,” Aristide said." click here for more on this story.

"Rep. Maxine Waters on US Response to Haiti Crisis

We speak with Congress member Maxine Waters (D-CA) about the US and international aid response to Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti."

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