Haiti Disaster in Context: Political and Economic Realities

Published Jimmy - Fri, 03/05/2010 - 3:21pm

This event is the second public forum in a series on the political, economic and historical context of the earthquake in Haiti and the realities behind U.S. and international responses to the disaster.

The event will consist of short video screenings from progressive and alternative news sources such as Democracy Now! and Free Speech TV, followed by an open discussion.

The videos and the discussion will highlight the long-running relationship of paternalism, political meddling, and outright attack that the United States government has pursued with Haiti, as well as the role of other international forces including foreign governments, the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

It will also focus on current issues that are all too often left out of mainstream media discussions over U.S.-Haiti relations and the future of the country's economy and politics, such as the long-obscured reality of Haiti's oil and mineral wealth and U.S. government and corporate interest in these resources.

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 7:00pm
Free, donations appreciated