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Haiti and the Danger of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

December 22, 2008 Anthony Fenton 0

As an emerging lobby advocates for the institutionalization of a controversial doctrine of "humanitarian imperialism," and  a new administration that is friendly to this doctrine gets set to occupy the White House, a reminder of the case of Haiti points to the potential dangers posed by an "operationalized" Responsibility to Protect (R2P) norm. […]

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Bad News From Haiti: U.S. Press Misses the Story

September 23, 2008 Dan Beeton 0

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Protests in Haiti over high food prices have dominated U.S. media coverage of the country in recent months. While these reports have drawn international attention to an urgent situation, they have often lacked proper context. Haiti’s problems did not suddenly arise, yet the media began paying attention to them only after the food protests erupted in April, especially after six people were killed and the prime minister, Jacques-Edouard Alexis, was forced out of office. […]

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Amplifying Haiti’s Lost Years

June 11, 2008 Stuart Neatby 0

Source: The Dominion  A review of Peter Hallward’s Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment. The story of the international community’s role in Haiti over the last four years has been told […]

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Haiti is Not Tibet: The Miseries of a Two-Faced Discourse

April 14, 2008 Raúl Zibechi 0

In recent days, Haiti’s population has taken to the streets to protest against the scandalous increase in food prices, which have tripled since November, as well as against the presence of U.N. troops. However, those who are rending their clothing over repression in Tibet and a good part of those who criticize the Uribe government with complete justification, remain silent before the crimes taking place in Haiti.


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