Daily Archive for January 18th, 2010

Disaster Capitalism Headed to Haiti

By Stephen Lendman
January 18, 2010

HaitiIn her book, “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism,” Naomi Klein explores the myth of free market democracy, explaining how neoliberalism dominates the world with America its main exponent exploiting security threats, terror attacks, economic meltdowns, competing ideologies, tectonic political or economic shifts, and natural disasters to impose its will everywhere.
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The Rescue Operation’s Priorities in Haiti

Class and Race Fear

By Nelson P. Valdés
January 18, 2010 – counterpunch.org

“The contempt we have been taught to entertain for blacks, make us fear many things that are founded neither in reason nor experience.”

Alexander Hamilton in letter to John Hay, 1799.

“Only those who hate the black population, see hatred in blacks”

José Martí, Montecristi Manifesto, 1895

HaitiThe recent earthquakes that have demolished the city of Port au Prince and its surroundings has left Haiti stateless, ever poorer, desperate and in need of long term global assistance. A world-wide rescue operation has been initiated. But, it is questionable to what extent the best interests of the people of Haiti have been and will be considered, in the long run.
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Political Accommodation and UNC Leadership Race

Basdeo Panday, Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj

Basdeo Panday, Kamla Persad-Bissessar & Ramesh Maharaj

By Stephen Kangal
January 18, 2010

It appears to me that the most critically dominant and indeed the determining factor that will influence the outcome of the UNC’s January 24 internal elections would appear to and should be:

which one of the three candidates vying for the UNC leadership presents the brightest and most convincing prospects for forging sustainable and credible unity/accommodation with the COP at the next general elections?
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