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What Kind of Tourism Is Sustainable for Haiti’s Ile a Vache? Interview With Melinda Wilson

What Kind of Tourism Is Sustainable for Haiti’s Ile a Vache? Interview With Melinda Wilson

In the wake of natural disasters, or in advance of events such as World Cup or Olympic games, various governments and private concerns have connived to appropriate coastal lands. Ile a Vache is a case in point. For over a century, this 20-square mile island, about seven miles from the southern Haitian city of Cayes, […]

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Land Grab at Ile a Vache: Haiti’s Peasants Fight Back

Land Grab at Ile a Vache: Haiti’s Peasants Fight Back

Before Haiti’s Prime Minister declared all of Haiti’s offshore islands to be Zones of Tourism Development and Public Utility, he did not consult with the residents of the islands whose lands would be appropriated. Instead Mr. Laurent Lamothe went to a favorite online magazine in December 2012, to promote his plans. “[W]e have decided to […]

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Fragmentation of News and Causes: The Urgent Need to Think Globally

Fragmentation of News and Causes: The Urgent Need to Think Globally

By Gilbert Mercier and Dady Chery “When the blind men had each felt a part of the elephant, the king went to each of them and said to each: ‘Well, blind man, have you seen the elephant? Tell me, what sort of thing is an elephant?’” When a typhoon hits the Philippines, an earthquake ravages […]

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Strategy for World Revolution: A Discussion Between Rick Staggenborg and Gilbert Mercier

Strategy for World Revolution: A Discussion Between Rick Staggenborg and Gilbert Mercier

News Junkie Post Editor in Chief Gilbert Mercier recently noted that the gains of 250 years are being pushed back as the world is forced by a group of influential men into a new dark age of feudalism. In Egypt, Brazil, Turkey, Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, and many other countries, protests have erupted against the onslaught […]

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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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