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La Navase: Conservation of Biodiversity by Haiti’s Sustainable Practices

La Navase: Conservation of Biodiversity by Haiti’s Sustainable Practices

An unspoiled Haitian island, called La Navase, has been claimed by the United States and renamed “Navassa Island,” although it lies a mere 25 miles southwest of the city of Jeremie and 37 miles from Haiti’s western-most peninsula. La Navase is uninhabited by humans, but Haitians have fished its coasts for more than two centuries, […]

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Manufacturing the News and Nuclear Power

Manufacturing the News and Nuclear Power

The news that people see is not really the full news but a biased portrayal of current stories aimed at conditioning the wider public to accept gross inequities without question. Regular readers of News Junkie Post will be aware that it breaks stories that cannot be found in the mainstream. This is because the mainstream […]

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Hooked on Life: An Ecological Folk Tale from Haiti

Hooked on Life: An Ecological Folk Tale from Haiti

About the story. “Tezen Nan Dlo” is one of Haiti’s most popular folk tales. The Créole “te” indicates the past tense, and “zen” means “hook.” It is about hooking and being hooked. The enticements of love, family, and the natural world. It is also a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in Haiti, where a […]

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Climate Change: Dying by Two Degrees

Climate Change: Dying by Two Degrees

The End Age for humanity will not be a date known to man, but a point of no return from climate change, about which we shall be as oblivious as if we had sleepwalked out of an airplane without a parachute. Scientists will describe their shock at the free fall, calculate the time of impact […]

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Haiti’s Gold Rush: An Ecological Crime in the Making

Haiti’s Gold Rush: An Ecological Crime in the Making

Show me a corporate boss who calls Haiti the “poorest country in the western hemisphere,” and I’ll show you a con artist preparing to fleece Haiti. Likewise, show me a western technocrat who bemoans Haiti’s “dramatic deforestation due to charcoal production” and I’ll show a bio-pirate or vandal preparing to wreck the country’s remaining cloud-forest […]

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