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"For a Better Life for the Peasants": Food Sovereignty and Land Reform in Haiti (Part II)

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Tèt Kole Ti Peyizan Ayisyen (Heads Together Small Producers of Haiti) is one of Haiti's two national peasant farmer movements. The oldest peasant gro...

Undistributed Food Going To Waste In Haiti, CNN Reports

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At an orphanage in Haiti, children sleep on the floor, and their pantry contains only a few cans of beans left. Though the children smile as they sit ...

"We've Lost the Battle But We Haven't Lost the War": Haiti Six Months After the Earthquake.

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Haiti during the World Cup is much like my hometown of New Orleans was during the Superbowl. Don't try to make plans with anyone to do anything during...

Sean Penn Committed To What He Started Six Months After Haiti Quake (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Actor Sean Penn rushed to Haiti six months ago after the massive 7.0 earthquake struck the small country, leaving between 220,000 and 330,000 dead. To...

The Urgency of Housing in Haiti: Government Destroys Refugee Camps, National Hurricane Center Predicts Busy Season (Part II)

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

"Everything we owned got smashed. We lost everything." Getro Nelio was not referring to the devastating earthquake of January 12. The unemployed, 24...

The Urgency of Housing in Haiti: First Priority in Addressing Widespread Rape (Part I)

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Girls and women have the right to be free from rape wherever they are; the problem is not just where they live. However, the conditions in Haiti for women living in internally displaced camps substantially heighten their risk.

From Charity to Solidarity in Haiti: Lessons for the Policy Makers (Part III)

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Humanitarian aid initiatives organized by Haitian communities offer respectful, democratic contrasts to the multi-billion dollar aid effort of the int...

RED the Book: Return to Haiti -- and Haiti to Haitians

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Goldwasser

Pride is local, especially in Haiti. We owe it to the people of Haiti to listen closely as we help them rebuild. After all, they are the ones who live every day with the results.

Broadcasting Women's Voices in Haiti's Reconstruction: Women's Community Radio

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Haitian women have been increasingly vocal and active in social, political, and economic issues since the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship in 1986. T...

Addressing the Social Causes of Poor Health: Alternative Health Care and Healing in Haiti (Part III)

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

For most Haitians, when health care is available at all, it all too often treats the immediate problem only. Given the conditions under which the vast...

Disaster Aid or Aid Disaster? -- Haitian's Thoughts on Foreign Assistance

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

The international community has pledged or given $9.9 billion in relief and reconstruction aid to Haiti. Yet, for the most part, the impact of these dollars is imperceptible. Where is it going?

The Shock Doctrine in Haiti: An Interview with Patrick Elie

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Patrick Elie has long been a democracy activist. Moreover, during President Aristide's administration-in-exile during the 91-94 coup d'etat, Patrick ...

"So That Everyone Can Eat, Produce It Here:" Food Sovereignty and Land Reform in Haiti

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Doudou Pierre is on the coordinating committee of the National Haitian Network for Food Sovereignty and Food Security (RENHASSA). He is also a member ...

The Business of Disaster: Where's the Haiti-Bound Money Going?

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

U.S. government contracts, paid for by citizen's tax dollars, are being given out to private U.S. corporations for post-earthquake work.

Letter to a Young Haitian-American

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

The young generation living in Haiti will view the country through an earthquake-tinted lens. Put aside all politics and get at the truth that underlies the oppression and depression in this nation.

What Would 'Another Haiti' Look Like? Haitian Views on Their Country's Future

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

A slogan of Haiti's popular movement - a grouping of many organized sectors, from community-based journalists, to cooperative street vendors, to child...

Social Fault Lines: The Disaster of Poverty in Haiti (Part I)

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Laura Wagner, a U.S. anthropologist who survived - barely - Haiti's earthquake in January, writes, "Social scientists who study catastrophes say there...

Groups Around the U.S. Join Haitian Farmers in Protesting "Donation" of Monsanto Seeds.

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

"We're for seeds that have never been touched by multinationals. In our advocacy, we say that seeds are the patrimony of humanity. No one can control ...

"We are at a Crossroads" - Yannick Etienne on Sweatshops as a Development Model.

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

The U.S. and U.N. have based their plan for Haiti's redevelopment on the expansion of the assembly industry. Toward this end, the U.S. Congress passe...

United Nations Attacks Refugee Camp, Protests Mount

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Last week, the United Nations peacekeeping mission fired tear gas and rubber bullets into a crowded refugee camp, leaving at least six hospitalized an...

Healing Body and Heart, Cuban Style: Alternative Health Care in Haiti (Part I)

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field The governments of Cuba, Brazil, and Haiti signed a trilateral accord on March 27 to rebuild the public health system ...

Voices From Haiti: "God, We Have Not Heard You for a Long Time"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

For the survivors it was the initial primeval instinct for life that shocked stopped hearts into beating. Haiti has had a massive coronary and, collectively damaged, is operating at a fraction of its normal output.

Haiti Earthquake Relief: How You Can Help

HuffPost | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

It's been six months since a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti and decimated buildings and infrastructure across the country. Over $2 billion dollars have b...

Environment and Food in Haiti: Two Crises, One Solution

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

In part II of an interview, Chavannes Jean-Baptiste discusses the role that agriculture can play in Haiti in addressing both the environmental and food crises.

"Our Bodies Are Shaking Now" -- Rape Follows Earthquake in Haiti

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

Though there are no statistics on rape during the 10 weeks since the earthquake, reports abound. For women and girls, Haiti's nonfunctioning justice system and inadequate policing is a deadly combination.