Video: Haiti – Six Months On

(AlJazeera) – Six months after the earthquake that killed up to 300,000 people, the dust is starting to settle over Port-au-Prince. As it does, the deep wounds that fracture this country are re-emerging, more gaping than even before.

One-and-a-half million people remain displaced, many living under tents and tarps. Rubble removal is slow, and rebuilding has yet to begin.

The UN and NGOs are as omnipresent as the rubble – but the chasm between Haiti’s poor majority and the foreign organisations that say they are here to help seems as wide as ever. Continue reading

A Very Canadian Coup d’Etat in Haiti

(CoalitionToOpposeTheArmsTrade) – Things went from bad to worse after Canada’s Liberal government helped plan and carry out the 2004 regime change that illegally ousted President Aristide’s democratically-elected government. Canada then helped empower and entrench an illegal coup-installed puppet regime that launched a reign of terror in which thousands of prodemocracy supporters were executed, jailed without charge, driven into hiding, or exiled. This Canadian-financed dictatorship, propped up by UN-sanctioned occupation forces, was applauded by corporations greedy to profit from “reconstruction” contracts, the privatisation of public services, and the wage-slavery of Haitian sweatshops.

Canada has a lot to answer for. Here are ten ways in which our government contributed to this major travesty of justice in Haiti: Read More Here

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(Uruknet) – Growing Protests As UN Attacks Haitian Refugee Camp

Last week, the United Nations peacekeeping mission fired tear gas and rubber bullets into a crowded refugee camp, leaving at least six hospitalized and others suffering respiratory problems. Citizen organizations plan demonstrations for today, the sixth anniversary of the U.N. armed presence in Haiti. The march is part of growing protests against the military forces which have amassed in Haiti since the January 12 earthquake and the lack of attention to displaced people’s needs. Read More Here

Health News

(NYTimes) – Researchers Ponder a Hurricane Hitting the Oil-Slicked Gulf of Mexico

The Atlantic Ocean hurricane season begins June 1, and scientists tracking the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are beginning to think about what would happen if a storm hit the growing slick. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Now independent thinkers are considered diseased by psychiatry

Psychiatrists have been working on the fourth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and, in it, they hope to add a whole slew of new psychiatric disorders. Unfortunately, many of these disorders are merely differences in personality and behavior among people. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Landmark study set to show potential dangers of heavy mobile phone use

Prolonged mobile phone use could be linked to a type of cancer, the largest investigation of its kind will show next week. Read More Here

(CNN) – Video: Jenny McCarthy how she cured her sons Autism caused by VACCINATIONS! – Video Link Here

(DiscoveryNews) – Gulf Wildlife ‘Dead Zone’ Keeps Growing

Experts who assessed the Exxon Valdez disaster describe how the Gulf oil spill could affect birds, reptiles, shrimp, fish and other wildlife. Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Dispersants Might Be INCREASING Damage From Gulf Oil Spill – Read More Here

(GodLikeProductions) – Genetically modified crops failing worldwide

The Green Revolution — a misleading name applied by PR firms to the onset of globalized, chemical-intensive, industrial agriculture that is anything but friendly to the environment — is coming unraveled around the world, bringing devastation to farmers from the plains of China to the plains of America. Read More Here

(DailyKos) – Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds

“A new earthquake” is what peasant farmer leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) called the news that Monsanto will be donating 60,000 seed sacks (475 tons) of hybrid corn seeds and vegetable seeds, some of them treated with highly toxic pesticides. The MPP has committed to burning Monsanto’s seeds, and has called for a march to protest the corporation’s presence in Haiti on June 4, for World Environment Day. Read More Here

FLASHBACK – (Rense) – Hidden Sources Of MSG In Foods – Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD

What if someone were to tell you that a chemical (MSG) added to food could cause brain damage in your children, and that this chemical could effect how your children’s nervous systems formed during development so that in later years they may have learning or emotional difficulties?

What if there was scientific evidence that these chemicals could permanently damage a critical part of the brain known to control hormones so that later in life your child might have endocrine problems? How would you feel? Read More Here

(Reuters) – Study suggests processed meat a real health risk

Eating bacon, sausage, hot dogs and other processed meats can raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that identifies the real bad boys of the meat counter. Read More Here

(NaturalNews) – Diet soda now promoted as medicine to stop kidney stones (opinion) – Mike Adams

The “most retarded science journal of the year” award goes to the Journal of Urology which has published an article suggesting that diet soda is actually an effective type of medicine for preventing kidney stones (April 19, 2010 issue). The research was led by Dr Brian H. Eisner, a urologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, who is apparently completely clueless about human nutrition and the toxicity of aspartame. Read More Here

(MiamiHerald) – Prescription drugs bust nets 135 arrests

A pharmacy might sell a single dose of oxycodone at $1 per pill, will on the streets it’s up to $30 a pill. Read More Here

(ABCNews) – Can Pesticides Cause ADHD?

Study Says Pesticide May Contribute to ADHD, But More Research Needed Read More Here

A New Earthquake Hits Haiti – Monsanto’s deadly gift of 475 tonnes of genetically-modified seeds to Haitian farmers

(CUPE) – Haiti’s earthquake on 12 January this year has been a lucky business break for some. The transnational firm Monsanto is offering the country’s farmers a deadly gift of 475 tonnes of genetically-modified (GM) seeds, along with associated fertiliser and pesticides, which will be handed out free by the WINNER project, with the backing of the US embassy in Haiti. Do Haitians know Monsanto made the “Agent Orange” defoliant sprayed over Vietnam by US planes during the war there, poisoning both US soldiers and Vietnamese civilians? Continue reading

MSM: U.N.’s Ballooning $732 Million Haiti Peacekeeping Budget Goes Mostly to Its Own Personnel

(Fox) – The United Nations has quietly upped this year’s peacekeeping budget for earthquake-shattered Haiti to $732.4 million, with two-thirds of that amount going for the salary, perks and upkeep of its own personnel, not residents of the devastated island Read More Here

Haiti Post-Quake – Devastation, Depravation, Exploitation & Oppression – Stephen Lendman

(Rense) – Two and half months post-quake, the major media mostly ignore Haiti, the calamitous conditions on the ground, and the growing desperation of millions forced to largely endure on their own – out of sight, mind, the concern of world leaders, and UN, USAID and other aid organizations diverting most of the $700 million + donated to contractors and profiteering NGOs. Continue reading

World War

(AP) – White House adviser: World has united against Iran

A top White House adviser says the U.S. is making progress in its efforts to find allies to hold the line on Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Read More Here

(YNet) – Discharged soldiers sue for millions over Anthrax experiment

Dozens of soldiers who took part in experiment in early 1990s aimed at determining efficacy of Anthrax vaccine demand $80,000 each in damages. ‘Physical harm was passed down to our children,’ plaintiff says Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – The Pentagon is using Haiti as a Training Ground for Afghanistan – Michel Chossudovsky

A recent report in Stars and Stripes reveals the nature of the US military operation in Haiti. Combat units from Iraq and Afghanistan have been deployed in Haiti under the banner of a humanitarian operation. Conversely, Haiti is also being used as a military training ground for forces without in-theater combat experience. Read More Here

(NYTimes) – Imagining an Israeli Strike on Iran

In 1981, Israel destroyed Iraq’s nuclear reactor at Osirak, declaring it could not live with the chance the country would get a nuclear weapons capability. In 2007, it wiped out a North Korean-built reactor in Syria. And the next year, the Israelis secretly asked the Bush administration for the equipment and overflight rights they might need some day to strike Iran’s much better-hidden, better-defended nuclear sites. Read More Here

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – Advanced Conspiracy Theory: Where Are the War Protesters?

Every once and awhile, you will see a post at a blog lamenting that there aren’t any war protesters around the way there were during the Vietnam War. Read More Here

Video: Jesse Ventura – Afghanistan Is Vietnam II Continue reading

Apocalypse tomorrow?

(Infowars) –  The advent of Chile’s shattering earthquake, magnitude-8.8, 3 A.M. Saturday, 2/27/10, is the worst in 50 years and comes only seven weeks after the 6.9 earthquake in Haiti. We now have a warning from National Public Radio (NPR) that seems like a sick joke, that Solar Storms Could Be Earth’s Next Katrina. Yet, too often today’s sick joke turns out to be tomorrow’s apocalypse. How come? Continue reading

U.S. Attempts to Erase Haitian Nationhood

(Uruknet) – “The Haitian people ‘need democracy and self determination, said the U.S.-based Black is Back Coalition.”
Proud Haiti has been reduced to a de facto “protectorate” of the United States – a grotesque form of non-sovereignty in which the subjugated nation is “protected” by its worst enemy. Namibia under white-ruled South African administration comes to mind, although in Haiti’s case the United Nations does not even pretend to be on the side of the oppressed, acting instead as agent and enforcer for the superpower. Read More Here

Video: The secret behind the Rush of The International Mining Companies to Haiti

Canadian CKUT Radio from Montreal host Chris Scott interviews Marguerite Laurent of the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network (HLLN) on Haitian resources and the secret behind the rush of international mining companies to Haiti taking advantage of the Chaos and lack of legislation and a strong government. Continue reading

The Theft of Haiti’s National Sovereignty

The earthquake in Haiti has been described as “catastrophic”, with Port-au-Prince: ” a capital in ruins, schools, homes, churches, historic buildings and businesses … dozens and dozens gone.”(London) Guardian. The death toll may be as high as two hundred thousand. Whole families have been lost, sometimes just one shattered relative survives, with uncounted traumatised, bewildered orphans in a country where broadly half the population are under fifteen. Hospitals are either destroyed, damaged or have scant or no medication, anaesthetics and surgical necessities. The dead have been buried in mass graves, unidentified, their names known only to their God. Continue reading

Child Slavery In Haiti – Stephen Lendman

(Rense) – In November 1989, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, recognizing “that in all countries in the world, there are children living in exceptionally difficult conditions, and that such children need special consideration.” Then in May 2000, the General Assembly adopted an Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. Continue reading

Haiti’s Suffering – Mumia Abu-Jamal

As we near two weeks after the devastating earthquake and terrifying aftershocks in Port-au-Prince and Zacmel, Haiti, we face the inevitable media wall, that closes up, unless a story emerges of such surprise and delight that it’s able to shine through. Continue reading

The Haitian Disaster in a Historical Context

A devastating earthquake, the worst in 200 years, struck Port-au-Prince on the 12th of January 0, laying waste to the city and killed many thousands of people. The quake detonated more than 30 aftershocks throughout the night to the following morning. Continue reading

The Brutal Life of Haiti’s Child Slaves

(GlobalResearch) – As soon as dawn breaks in Port-au-Prince the first children appear, staggering under the weight of five-gallon buckets of water. The water carriers, many as young as 6-years-old, are some of the thousands of children living as virtual child slaves in the country. Continue reading

The Fateful Geological Prize Called Haiti

A born-again neo-conservative US business wheeler-dealer preacher claims Haitians are condemned for making a literal ‘pact with the Devil.’
Venezuelan, Nicaraguan, Bolivian, French and Swiss rescue organizations accuse the US military of refusing landing rights to planes bearing necessary medicines and urgently needed potable water to the millions of Haitians stricken, injured and homeless.
Behind the smoke, rubble and unending drama of human tragedy in the hapless Caribbean country, a drama is in full play for control of what geophysicists believe may be one of the world’s richest zones for hydrocarbons-oil and gas outside the Middle East, possibly orders of magnitude greater than that of nearby Venezuela. Continue reading

Video: True free markets are recovery

Deutsche Bank chairman Josef Ackermann said “we will all be losers” if governments clamp down on markets too zealously: “The pendulum might have swung too far,” Ackermann warned. “Consistent and global rules, and a level playing field is absolutely key to the global economy.” Continue reading

MSM: Haiti Gets a Penny of Each U.S. Aid Dollar

(CBSNews) – Only 1 cent of each dollar the U.S. is spending on earthquake relief in Haiti is going in the form of cash to the Haitian government, according to an Associated Press review of relief efforts. Continue reading

The Kidnapping of Haiti – John Pilger

The theft of Haiti has been swift and crude. On 22 January, the United States secured “formal approval” from the United Nations to take over all air and sea ports in Haiti, and to “secure” roads. No Haitian signed the agreement, which has no basis in law. Power rules in an American naval blockade and the arrival of 13,000 marines, special forces, spooks and mercenaries, none with humanitarian relief training. Continue reading

Haiti and the seismic weapon

The controversy that followed the publication on our website of an article entertaining the possibility that the earthquake in Haiti was caused artificially, calls for clarification. Yes, seismic weapons do exist and the United States, among others, have them. Yes, the U.S. military forces were pre-positionned to be deployed to the island. These facts are not conclusive in themselves but they certainly warrant heightened scrutiny into this matter. Read More Here

Haiti’s Oil, Gold & Iridium Resources Explains the Post Earthquake Occupation/Invasion

(MetropoleHaiti) – Haiti’s oil reserves are larger than Venezuela’s, Haiti also has huge resources of Gold & Minerals like Iridium Continue reading

What’s Really Going On In Haiti? – Chuck Baldwin

People of goodwill everywhere are rightly sympathetic to the plight of hundreds of thousands of innocent Haitians in the aftermath of the terrible earthquake that rocked the island country. Private donations and volunteer efforts are pouring into Haiti from all over the globe–especially from the United States. This is a good thing, right? So, why am I troubled? Continue reading

Castro – We Send Doctors, Not Soldiers

In my Reflection of January 14, two days after the catastrophe in Haiti, which destroyed that neighboring sister nation, I wrote: “In the area of healthcare and others the Haitian people has received the cooperation of Cuba, even though this is a small and blockaded country. Approximately 400 doctors and healthcare workers are helping the Haitian people free of charge. Our doctors are working every day at 227 of the 237 communes of that country. On the other hand, no less than 400 young Haitians have been graduated as medical doctors in our country. They will now work alongside the reinforcement that traveled there yesterday to save lives in that critical situation. Thus, up to one thousand doctors and healthcare personnel can be mobilized without any special effort; and most are already there willing to cooperate with any other State that wishes to save Haitian lives and rehabilitate the injured.” Continue reading

The Destabilization of Haiti: Anatomy of a Military Coup d’Etat – Michel Chossudovsky

This article was written almost six years ago in the last days of February 2004. It was published on February 29th, 2004, on the same day as the US sponsored coup d’Etat, which led to the kidnapping and deportation of the country’s elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Continue reading

Haiti Needs Freedom – Campaign for Liberty

The heartbreaking devastation of Haiti shows again that as deadly as Mother Nature can be when acting alone, she is far more lethal when she conspires with poverty. The immediate cause of the deaths of the hundreds of thousands Haitians was the earthquake, but most of those people might be alive today if Haiti weren’t poor. And why is Haiti poor? Because for centuries foreign and domestic tyrants exploited the Haitian people and blocked their routes out of poverty.

Thus those deaths are on the heads of anyone who stood in the way of Haiti’s economic development. Continue reading

Video: Chavez and the Russian Fleet – U.S. Used “Earthquake Weapon” On Haiti – Kurt Nimmo

(Infowars) – Earlier this week, a Spanish newspaper quoted Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez as saying the U.S. Navy caused the Haiti earthquake with a tectonic weapon. The Venezuelan media reported that the earthquake “may be associated with the project called HAARP, a system that can generate violent and unexpected changes in climate,” Press TV reported on January 21. Continue reading

Report: US Weapon Test Aimed at Iran Caused Haiti Quake

(PressTV) – An unconfirmed report by the Russian Northern Fleets says the Haiti earthquake was caused by a flawed US Navy ‘earthquake weapons’ test before the weapons could be utilized against Iran. Continue reading

Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen Admits to Eco-Terrorism – Man Made Earthquakes

The U.S. has weapons of mass destruction that can WIPE OUT the planet earth and Haiti is just the beginning. When you see destruction in Iran, Velenzuela and Cuba soon then don’t be surprised why. Continue reading

France and the History of Haiti

On January 13th the Haiti earthquake the French radio station France Culture aired a special report on the Caribbean nation with a commentary by Alexandre Adler, the director of the chair in geopolitics at the University of Paris-Dauphine. Continue reading

Haiti Has Larger Oil Reserves Than Venezuela Say Scientists (An Olympic Pool Compared to a Glass of Water)

I have heard rumors that Haiti has vast oil reserves — and that the globalists want these reserves. However, the globalists cannot get the reserves, because the oil belongs to the Haitian people. So the globalists do not allow the Haitians to exploit the oil reserves, because it would allow the Haitian people to prosper. It would allow the Haitians to build proper infrastructure, so that 7.0 earthquakes do not have such a devastating effect. Continue reading

Oil in Haiti – Economic Reasons for the UN/US Occupation

(PakAlert) -There is evidence that the United States found oil in Haiti decades ago and due to the geopolitical circumstances and big business interests of that era made the decision to keep Haitian oil in reserve for when Middle Eastern oil had dried up. Read More Here

A Haiti Disaster Relief Scenario Was Envisaged by the US Military One Day Before the Earthquake

(MichelChossudovsky) – A Haiti disaster relief scenario had been envisaged at the headquarters of US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in Miami one day prior to the earthquake. Continue reading

Ex-minister warns of US ‘takeover’ of Haiti

(MorningStar) – Haiti’s former secretary of state for national defence and human rights activists has warned against the militarisation of quake relief efforts as Washington confirmed that it had 12,000 US troops deployed in or around Haiti. Continue reading

Video: The Debtors Revolts against the Big Banks The Keiser Report with Max Keiser

Every week Max Keiser looks at all the scandal behind the financial news headlines. On todays show Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look into the scandals of the inexplicable Timothy Geithner, the crisis levy planned by Obama, and luxury cruise liners in Haiti. Keiser also talks to Ann Minch, who started a Debtors’ Revolt in the US by refusing to pay her credit card bill unless her bank lowered their rate. Continue reading

Haiti’s tragedy: A crime of US imperialism

(WSWS) – The immense death and suffering inflicted upon the people of Haiti by the January 12 earthquake has laid bare a massive international crime by US imperialism, which prepared this catastrophe with a century of oppression and is now attempting to exploit the disaster for its own ends. Continue reading

Will France Pay Back Haiti the Billions They Stole ?

Where’s our media on this?
A week has passed since the devastating earthquake in Haiti and while the mainstream media continues to encourage the public to donate to this poor and ravaged country, it inexcusably fails to educate the public of France’s long overdue obligation to pay back Haitians the $40 Billion (U.S.) they stole from them. Continue reading

Video: Chavez – US weapon test caused Haiti earthquake

(RussiaToday) – Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez has once again accused the United States of playing God. But this time it’s Haiti’s disastrous earthquake that he thinks the U.S. was behind. Spanish newspaper ABC quotes Chavez as saying that the U.S. navy launched a weapon capable of inducing a powerful earthquake off the shore of Haiti. He adds that this time it was only a drill and the final target is … destroying and taking over Iran. Continue reading

IMF to Haiti: Freeze Public Wages

Since a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti on Tuesday–killing tens of thousands of people–there’s been a lot of well-intentioned chatter and twitter about how to help Haiti. Folks have been donating millions of dollars to Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti (by texting “YELE” to 501501) or to the Red Cross (by texting “HAITI” to 90999) or to Paul Farmer’s extraordinary Partners in Health, among other organizations. I hope these donations continue to pour in, along with more money, food, water, medicine, equipment and doctors and nurses from nations around the world. The Obama administration has pledged at least $100 million in aid and has already sent thousands of soldiers and relief workers. That’s a decent start. Continue reading

US Security Company Offers to Perform “High Threat Terminations” – Confront “Worker Unrest” in Haiti

We saw this type of Iraq-style disaster profiteering in New Orleans and you can expect to see a lot more of this in Haiti over the coming days, weeks and months. Private security companies are seeing big dollar signs in Haiti thanks in no small part to the media hype about “looters.” After Katrina, the number of private security companies registered (and unregistered) multiplied overnight. Banks, wealthy individuals, the US government all hired private security. I even encountered Israeli mercenaries operating an armed check-point outside of an elite gated community in New Orleans. They worked for a company called Instinctive Shooting International. (That is not a joke). Continue reading