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

“We’re for seeds that have never been touched by multinationals. In our advocacy, we say that seeds are the patrimony of humanity. … Read More»

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

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. … Read More»

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Thinking About Ourselves and Our Future: Rural Haitian Women Organize

“If we rural women can organize ourselves together to form a bloc, we could accomplish a lot of things,” says Yvette Michaud, founder of the National Coordinating Committee of Peasant Women (KONAFAP b … Read More»

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Environment and Food in Haiti: Two Crises, One Solution

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. … Read More»

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Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds

“A new earthquake” is what peasant farmer leader Chavannes Jean-Baptiste of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) called the news that Monsanto will be donating 60,000 seed sacks (475 tons) of hybrid co … Read More»

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Foreign-Led Commission Now Governs Haiti; Voting Membership Determined by Size of Contribution

On April 15, the Haitian Parliament ratified a law extending by 18 months the state of emergency that President René Préval declared after the earthquake of January 12. … Read More»

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Suffering and Survival: Haitian Earthquake Survivors Need Social and Economic Rights

“It’s a nightmare from which you never wake up,” said a coordinator for Partners in Health in Port-au-Prince, referring to the January 12 earthquake and its social aftermath. … Read More»

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

The 7.3 earthquake which struck Haiti on January 12 was only the start of Haiti’s most recent catastrophe. … Read More»

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