'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Suppressing Democracy in Haiti 

While we're understandably focused on the uprising in Egypt and US ham-handed attempts to aid in its suppression, other events are happening within our hemisphere that further demonstrate US (and French and Canadian) hostility to democracy where it is thought to interfere with foreign policy goals. This piece by Mark Weisbrot does a good job of summarizing some of the more recent developments. It is rather erroneously titled "Haiti's growing momentum towards democracy," but I'm guessing that was the work of a Guardian editor and not Weisbrot himself.

I'm going to leave this post here for now, but plan to spend some more time on Haiti, past and present, in the relatively near future.

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