Haiti Converting to Charter Schools: More Disaster Capitalism

The success of the New Orleans “disaster capitalism” project in which the public school system was taken over by charter schools during the re-building after Katrina, has led to similar developments in other destitute places of the world. Haiti, is a prime example. International philanthropy  is poised to rebuild the struggling country’s education system through loans […]

Haitian Voodoo Economics

By Christopher McManus On January 7th, President Rene Preval of Haiti put the final touches on the privatization of Haiti’s public telephone company, TELECO. Five days later the horrific earthquake leveled Haiti, killing over 200.000 people. The selling off of assets, the International Monetary Fund’s austerity measures, were under full swing under the Preval administration […]

US Corporate Media Propagandizes Haiti Tragedy

The following analysis traces the long history of imperial domination and exploitation of Haiti by the United States. The US Corporate media covers the “humanitarian’ message of US military control and fails to include the historical context of over 100 years of imperialism. Haiti’s tragedy: A crime of US imperialism By Bill Van Auken, The […]