ALAMEDA PUBLIC AFFAIRS FORUM
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Center for Global Peace and Democracy
The Forum in on hiatus, and will resume in September with a program on the “28th Amendment”.
HaitiAction’s Pierre LaBossiere gave an insightful talk on Haiti, its history, and where it is today. Mp3s of his presenmtation and the Q&A that followed are linked below To learn more, you may go to the Haiti Action Committee website; and if you wish to help, here is the website of the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund. You may learn more about President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s Foundation.
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The international foreign policy of plantation diplomacy has
once again forced the nostalgia of colonization into the Caribbean,
where the history of African liberation from enslavement capitalism
began in 1804 with the Haitian defeat of Napoleon’s French army.
Defeated and humiliated, France embarked on a fanatical campaign of
revenge and terrorism against Haiti. Haiti was even forced to pay
reparations to France. Since this historic point, many countries
(Europe, Canada, the USA) and even the UN have attempted to destabilize
the island Republic of Haiti. Between 1915 and 1935, Haiti was invaded,
occupied, and exploited by the USA. In 1957, the USA supported the
corrupt and brutal regimes of Francois Duvalier (Papa Doc) and his son,
Baby Doc (1971) in Haiti. So once again, in order to liberate Haiti from
the greed of corruption and the corruption of greed, the people of
Haiti took action to restore democracy in their country.
(From and interview with Pierre LaBossier. Full interview; Source.)
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