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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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Gilbert Mercier Discusses Ukraine’s Crisis on RT’s CrossTalk

Gilbert Mercier Discusses Ukraine’s Crisis on RT’s CrossTalk

As the rhetoric for sanctions on Russia heats up in Washington DC with regard to Ukraine, News Junkie Post Editor in Chief, Gilbert Mercier, was invited to discuss the developments on Russia Today’s (RT) April 18, 2014 show, CrossTalk: Indecision and Paralysis in Ukraine, with host Peter Lavelle and guests Mitch Feierstein and Andrew Korybko. [...]

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Empowering Words: From Raped and Abused to ‘Without My Consent’

Empowering Words: From Raped and Abused to ‘Without My Consent’

By Meltem Arikan Have you ever wondered about the act of speaking, about the words we say and their importance? To speak is to reassemble the words stored in our brains in a logical order. Babies lack the ability to create sentences. They must first learn individual words before they can  string them together in [...]

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Ukraine and Syria: In Orwellian Times, Revolution is Imperialism

Ukraine and Syria: In Orwellian Times, Revolution is Imperialism

We live in the times that George Orwell predicted in his groundbreaking novel 1984.  A time of deception, where nothing is what it seems to be. Lost in a deep fog of propaganda that passes for information, we have to decipher through conflicting narratives, where stories are planted to hide other ones. In this fictional [...]

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Human Rights Organizations: Widespread Abuse and Police Brutality in Haiti’s Ile a Vache

Human Rights Organizations: Widespread Abuse and Police Brutality in Haiti’s Ile a Vache

The struggle between Haiti’s peasants in Ile a Vache and the country’s executive branch is not a simple misunderstanding. The peasants have cared for and forested the offshore island to the extent that it has caught the world’s attention as being the most pristine island in the Caribbean. By contrast, Haiti’s governments have made no [...]

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