Clinton and Associates’ For-Profit University

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Tweet “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” F. Scott Fitzgerald Education is the latest public commons that is being turned into a commodity by a group of the world’s arrivistes, including Douglas … Continue reading

Haitian People: Let Us Recover Our Dignity

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Tweet By Michel-Ange Cadet Haiti Chery Translated from the French by Dady Chery for Haiti Chery Several Haitian cities rose up under strong tension in December 2010. The sky was black with smoke. The burning tires, the deafening noise of protesters … Continue reading

Peuple Haitien: Retrouvons Notre Dignité

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Tweet Par Michel-Ange Cadet Haiti Chery Plusieurs villes de la République d’Haïti se levaient sous fortes tensions en décembre 2010. Le ciel de certaines villes était noir de fumée. Des pneus brûlaient, des bruits assourdissants de manifestants dans un commun refrain de … Continue reading

Haiti: Enough Is Enough, Bring on the Revolution!
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Tweet By Dady Chery Haiti Chery Ask Haitians on the street why they have put their wiry bodies in the paths of the bullets and tear-gas canisters of Haiti’s various mercenary forces, foreign and domestic, and they will tell you … Continue reading

Homage to My Mothers: Restavek, Vodou, and Haiti’s Stolen Children
Dady Chery

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Tweet   By Dady Chery Haiti Chery “There are no orphans in Haiti!” After a long silence at the other end of the line, my friend Jordan murmurs: “Come again?” He must be thinking I lost my senses. I realize … Continue reading

Haiti’s Opposition Parties Draft a ManifestoLe Manifeste du Cap Haitien de 2012
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The Convention of Political Parties, headed by former senator Turneb Delpe, held a national conference of 30 political parties and civilian organizations in Cap Haitien on Monday and Tuesday October 15-16 to formulate solutions to Haiti’s current crises and counter the Martelly-Lamothe regime as a united front. Together the political parties and civilian organizations drafted The manifesto of Cap-Haitien. UPDATE: Full text of manifesto included in French and English.

Haiti: Creole Spoken, Creole Understood
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Creole was certainly the tongue spoken at the 1791 Bwa Cayiman Vodou ceremony that launched the Haitian Revolution. Nevertheless, it was French that served as the text of Haiti’s Independence Declaration and as the country’s only official language until 1987. Why?

Mountains Behind Protests
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Haiti’s most populous cities erupted in protest in early September, and some areas remain more or less in a state of continuous protest against human rights abuses, soaring food prices, 80 per cent unemployment, crashing agriculture, government corruption and racism, and many other severe political and economic ills.

With MINUSTAH Up for Renewal, ‘Legal Bandits’ on Rampage
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Dr. Serge L. Bernard, Professor and Vice-Chair of the board of directors of the University of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was shot dead by five gunmen on motorcycles around midday on Friday August 31, 2012, within sight of police. Dr. Bernard is the latest victim of the traditional Spring-to-October insecurity that has preceded the renewal of MINUSTAH’s mandate every year since 2005.

Government Postpones School Year One Month | Le pouvoir repousse la rentrée scolaire au 1er octobre

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By Staff (spp), Radio Kiskeya | By Stephen Ralph Henry, AlterPresse. Translation and editorial note by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said Friday August 3, during a working session in the Parliament, that the new school year originally set to start on September 3 would be postponed until October 1 because of economic difficulties facing the population. Parents and teachers’ organizations criticize the postponement and say they were not consulted. (English | French)

Medical School of Dr. Aristide Foundation University, Academic Year 2012-2013Inscriptions pour une nouvelle promotion à la faculté de médecine de l’Université de la Fondation Docteur Aristide:

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By Staff, AHP | Translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The Medical School of the Dr. Aristide Foundation University (UNIFA), in the neighborhood Tabarre in Port-au-Prince, opened its enrollment on Wednesday August 1 for the new class in the coming academic year. The University’s Director of Studies Dr. Peter Gaetchen announced that registration for the first year will run until August 14, and the entrance examination will be held on August 20. (English | French)

Doctors of the World, from Cuba to Haiti

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By Amelia Duarte de la Rosa, Granma | YouTube. Twenty-two new graduates from Havana’s Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), originating from Peru, El Salvador, Bolivia and Ecuador, have arrived in Haiti on an internationalist mission. A total of 387 ELAM graduates have undertaken medical missions in Haiti since the January 2010 earthquake. They will work alongside the Cuban Medical Brigade to provide medical attention and preventive and rehabilitation services for Haitians, while specializing in comprehensive general medicine.

A Little Dictatorship to Make the Band March in Time | Une petite dictature pour améliorer la fanfare militaire

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By Frantz Duval and Robenson Geffrard, Le Nouvelliste | Translation and editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Satisfied with his achievements during his first year, but frustrated about procedures that have kept his palace band without instruments, Michel Martelly announced that his team has started to think about an emergency law. (English | French)

Workers and Students Beat University-Funded Hotel-Flipping Firm

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By David Moberg, In These Times. Overcoming the classic town-gown social divide, students at various ivy-league universities have formed labor-action movements to win major victories for hotel workers in their fight against appalling working conditions at a set of university-financed hotels.