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Water for Profit: Neocolonialism as Cannibalism

Water for Profit: Neocolonialism as Cannibalism

The notion of a colonist as cannibal in Haiti is widespread. This idea, called manje moun (eating people), could hardly qualify as superstition, given the experience of colonialism. It is daunting to find a better description for those who grab control of water and food, and then calculate the minimum caloric intake a population needs […]

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Water for Profit: Haiti’s Thirsty Season

Water for Profit: Haiti’s Thirsty Season

There is no shortage of water in Haiti. Yet, everywhere on the island, Haitians travel for miles to get water, pay dearly for it if they can find it, and sometimes die on their journey to collect it, like so many antelopes snatched by predators on their way to drink. How does a thing like […]

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The Man Made Apocalypse of Weapon Systems and Climate Change

The Man Made Apocalypse of Weapon Systems and Climate Change

Our oceans are on the brink of collapse. Decades of pollution, micro-plastic “islands”, and over-fishing have reduced marine stocks and ecosystem to a fraction of pre-industrial levels. Pacific Salmon is undergoing a veritable genocide conducted by humans, Tuna is being fished at rates thousands of times higher than their natural rate of replenishment, and large […]

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Haiti: Facts About Hurricane Matthew Vs Media Poetic Truth

Haiti: Facts About Hurricane Matthew Vs Media Poetic Truth

Matthew barreled through the Caribbean Sea between Haiti and Cuba and slammed into Haiti as a Category 4 Hurricane during the night of Monday to Tuesday, October 3-4, 2016. The hurricane made its first landfall on the westernmost tip of Haiti, near the town of Tiburon, in the southern peninsula, battering the area with the […]

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Haiti Blasted Once Again: Earthquake, Famine, Pestilence and Greed

Haiti Blasted Once Again: Earthquake, Famine, Pestilence and Greed

  Six years after the earthquake, death and destruction freely roam through Haiti in the form of new epidemics on people and plants. Bill and Hillary Clinton, who ushered the country’s dismantlement through the introduction of subsidized Arkansas rice in the 1990s, an occupation by United Nations troops starting in 2004, and a state of emergency that […]

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