10 Reasons Why UN Occupation of Haiti Must End
Dady Chery

A demonstrator runs to avoid tear gas fired by police and UN soldiers during a protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. Following days of rioting in northern Haiti over suspicions that U.N. soldiers introduced a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 1,000 people, protesters in Haiti's capital clashed with police Thursday lashing out at U.N. peacekeepers and the government, blocking roads and attacking foreigners' vehicles. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

By Dady Chery Haiti Chery The worst crime of the United Nations Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), which the UN Security Council extended on April 13, 2017 and will rename United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) after Oct. 15, … Continue reading

When Will MINUSTAH Leave Haiti?
Dady Chery

A man sharpens his machete inside Port-au-Prince's Petionville Club, a golf and tennis resort where some 50,000 Haitians displaced by the earthquake have set up makeshift shelters. The residents of the sprawling camp have also opened barbershops, beauty salons, and a market.

UPDATES UPDATE #1, March 23, 2017. Do not be fooled by the United Nations’ recent fielding of the idea that it would withdraw from Haiti by removing its 2,370 troops from the country by October 2017. First of all, since … Continue reading

In the Fight Against Imperialism, Beware the Peddlers of Despair
Dady Chery

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  By Dady Chery Haiti Chery All around us – Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, the Congo, Ivory Coast, Palestine, Somalia, Libya, and elsewhere – empires are tearing a trail of destruction. This is not a sign of strength but of weakness, … Continue reading

USAID: Dictator’s Little Helper
Dady Chery

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. USAID’s goals were originally to diminish the threat of communism and open new markets for the US; these have expanded to include: developing “countries’ policies and institutions” and even “rebuilding government.”

Un poème par René Depestre: ‘La révolution sans fétiches’

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Par René Depestre, du receuil En Etat de Poésie (Les Editeurs Réunis Francais, Paris, 1980) | Haiti Chery. Il y a ceux qui crient sur tous les toits / Vive la Révolution! / derrière ce cri se cache parfois le voeu / secret que la révolution se casse une jambe….

Anti-US Protests Spread Throughout Muslim WorldLes manifestations anti américaines se propagent à tous les pays du monde musulman

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By Alex Lantier, WSWS. Protests that began one week ago at US embassies in Egypt and Libya are rapidly spreading throughout the Muslim world. The protests reflect broad popular opposition to Washington’s wars, its violation of elementary democratic rights in the conduct of the “war on terror,” and its exploitation of the region as a source of cheap labor. (English | French)

Will Namibia’s Newfound Wealth of Groundwater Serve People or Mining?

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By James Anderson, Alertnet. About 0.66 million cubic kilometer (0.16 cubic mile) of groundwater — at least 100 times the amount of renewable freshwater in Africa — lies below the continent’s driest country: Namibia. The battle is on for access to the newfound water by the population versus water utilities and Namibia’s growing mining industry.

Dissolution of Parliament Brings IMF Deal Back to Egypt

By Islam Zayed, Daily News Egypt. Delegates representing Egypt’s financial and international cooperation ministries have negotiated a loan with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and are preparing to negotiate others with the World Bank and the African Development Bank. The parliament — now dissolved — had opposed some of IMF loan’s terms. Will new Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi have a say in these loans?

Verifiable-Vote Elections
Dady Chery

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The only one who may be absolutely trusted to defend a voter’s right is the voter. Demand nothing. A demand assumes good faith from those in power. The reason why the world’s elites call for elections here, there, everywhere, today without trepidation is because, to them, democracy has been licked. It will remain so until votes are verifiable.

Corruption by ‘Peacekeeping’: The Lure of Foreign Exchange

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By Staff, AFP via AsiaOne | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Bangladeshi UN “peacekeepers” have sent home nearly $1.24 billion during the past three years. In 2010 Bangladesh sent its first female MINUSTAH contingent — a group of 110 — to Haiti to support the military occupation that followed a US-France-Canada coup against democratically elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Mother’s U.S. Citizenship Disqualifies Islamist Presidential Hopeful in Egypt

By Staff, Egypt Independent. Egypt’s Presidential Elections Commission has confirmed receiving documentation that Nawal Abdel Aziz Nour, the late mother of presidential hopeful Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, obtained U.S. nationality in 2006. Ismail is a popular Islamic preacher who advocates for the establishment of an Islamist state that applies Sharia.

The Illusion of Aid

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By Muhammad Mustafa, al-Ahram | English translation by Magda Gilpin with editing by Peter McGuire for Watching America. In exchange for every dollar spent by the United Sates on development in Egypt, Egypt spends $37 on U.S. imports. Is it possible for Egypt to renounce U.S. aid? The short answer is “yes.” Is it possible to organize a substitute to this assistance from local and national sources? The answer again is “yes.”

Egypt in Final Stage of Parliamentary Elections

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By Mike Hanna, Al Jazeera | You Tube | Heba Fahmy, Daily News Egypt | Staff, Prensa Latina. Egypt’s parliamentary elections are proceeding peacefully; the final round continues today, and run-offs will be held on January 10th and 11th. UPDATE: Jan 5, Freedom and Justice Party (Moslem Brotherhood) is winning over 60% of the votes, and Salafi Al-Nour Party is getting about 24%. UPDATE: Feb 28, Egypt forms Parliament.

Christmas Without Jesus: Birth of the Unconquered Sun

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By Staff, Essortment | Edited by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Christmas’ origins can be traced back to winter solstice celebrations like the Babylonian Feast of the Son of Isis, Roman Saturnalia, and birthday of Pagan sun god Mithras. In 350 Pope Julius I picked Mithras’ December 25 birthday as the date to celebrate Christ’s birth, although he was probably born in September. Hearty celebrations of the rebirth of the unconquered Sun!