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Jordan Flaherty : Corporate Profiteering One Year After Haiti Earthquake

The Haitian national flag stands at half mast at the National Palace during the one-year anniversary of the 2010 quake in downtown Port-au-Prince, January 12, 2011. Photo by Allison Shelley / Reuters.One year after Haiti earthquake:Corporations profit while people suffer … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Corporate Profiteering One Year After Haiti Earthquake

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Ansel Herz : Cholera Spreads in Haiti

Above, MINUSTAH soldier points his gun at former Austin activist/independent journalist Ansel Herz in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on October 15, 2010, at a demonstration against the renewal of MINUSTAH, the UN peackeeping mission. Photo from Gaentantguevara / Flickr. For more about … finish reading Ansel Herz : Cholera Spreads in Haiti

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Ansel Herz : Haiti Looking More Like a War Zone

Woman walks along hurricane-devastated street in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Photo by Jorge Saenz / AP.Haiti today: Looking more and more like a war zone “The U.N. is a big, huge, heavy bureaucracy. And bureaucracies do not work well … finish reading Ansel Herz : Haiti Looking More Like a War Zone

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Naomi Klein : Chile and the Free-Market Fundamentalists

Salvador Allende, Chile’s democratically-elected socialist president, removed in a U.S.-backed coup in 1973. Photo from Jaume d’Urgell / Flickr.Credit where credit is due:Chile’s socialist rebar After the coup and the death of Allende, Pinochet and his Chicago Boys did their … finish reading Naomi Klein : Chile and the Free-Market Fundamentalists

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Martial Law in Chile

Tossed like toys: People look at vehicles, strewn belongings, and large shipping containers hurled aground by the tsunami in downtown Talcahuano, Chile (March 1, 2010). Photo: Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images.Government declares martial law in central Chile after earthquake By Rafael Azul … finish reading Martial Law in Chile

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Messina Earthquake of 1909 : The U.S. and the ‘Great White Fleet’

“The Great White Fleet” Comes to the rescue in Italy, 1909.American ships, sailors and soldiers:A history of sea power and disaster relief By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / February 14, 2010 America’s leading role in emergency assistance following … finish reading Messina Earthquake of 1909 : The U.S. and the ‘Great White Fleet’

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John Pilger : The Kidnapping of Haiti

U.S. Navy helicopter in front of the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 19, 2010. Photo by Ramon Espinosa / AP.U.S. troops take control:The kidnapping of Haiti By John Pilger / February 1, 2010 [In this article, which originally appeared … finish reading John Pilger : The Kidnapping of Haiti

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Ansel Herz in Haiti : U.S. Military Brings Little Relief

Marines carry cartons of bottled water from Black Hawk helicopters after landing in a rural area outside Port-au-Prince on Jan. 19. Photo by St Felix Evens / Reuters / Christian Science Monitor.From the tent cities of Haiti:Relief efforts frustrate neighborhood … finish reading Ansel Herz in Haiti : U.S. Military Brings Little Relief

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Robert Jensen : How the Media Has Failed Us on Haiti

CNN’s Anderson Cooper helps child hurt in rare incidence of violence in aftermath of Haitian earthquake. Great television/bad journalism:Media failures in Haiti coverage By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / January 25, 2010 CNN’s star anchor Anderson Cooper narrates … finish reading Robert Jensen : How the Media Has Failed Us on Haiti

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Jordan Flaherty : New Orleans’ Heart is in Haiti

New Orleans creole cottages: a gift from Haiti. Painting by B.Sasik.New Orleans and our Haitian roots We share a common history, and we will work for a shared future of justice and liberation. By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : New Orleans’ Heart is in Haiti

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Haiti : Why Voodoo Won’t Do

Above, the National Palace in Puerto Principe. Photo from EPA / Zumapress.com. Below, destroyed housing in Port-au-Prince. Photo by Logan Abassi / Getty Images.Why Voodoo won’t do:Haiti and the superstructure of failure By Sid Eschenbach / The Rag Blog / … finish reading Haiti : Why Voodoo Won’t Do

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Larry Ray : Haiti’s Horror Hits Home

Disasters past and present:Haiti’s horror hits home By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / January 17, 2010 GULFPORT, Mississippi — Many of my fading memories of destruction, death and total loss have come back into sharp focus as I … finish reading Larry Ray : Haiti’s Horror Hits Home

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