Haiti Then and Now

World capitalism has never forgiven Haiti for being the home to the only fully successful slave revolt nor for becoming the first independent nation of African peoples (1804). At the point of a gun (12 French warships with 200 cannons, to be exact) they forced Haiti to pay today’s equivalent of $23 billion as the […]

Obama's State of the Union- What he should say…

We are broken.  I figured it out, even before reading Bob Herbert’s column today.  Regardless of the storm that is breaking the backs of state and local governments across the country, California is cutting social programs and salaries in an attempt to stay alive. Mr. Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating the state’s $1 billion welfare program […]