Fragmentation of News and Causes: The Urgent Need to Think Globally
Dady Chery

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  By Gilbert Mercier and Dady Chery Haiti Chery “When the blind men had each felt a part of the elephant, the king went to each of them and said to each: ‘Well, blind man, have you seen the elephant? … Continue reading

Love’s Celebration Is Worth Life’s Struggles
Dady Chery

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. “‘Why fight?’ Some ask, when we have probably passed the tipping point in climate change…. One might as well ask: Why live the best lives we can, although we will all die?…. But on accepting the human condition, we also discover that there is pleasure in cherishing what we cannot possess.”

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….

Foreign Aid, Foreign Wastes

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By Claire Provost, The Guardian | Editorial note by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. A policy of “tied aid” has until now required that USAID foreign aid funds be spent on goods and services exclusively from U.S. companies. This policy has been changed to allow USAID to buy many goods and services from developing countries, but not food aid, motor vehicles, or U.S.-patented pharmaceuticals. Given the USAID tradition of creating a need for its aid, it is easy to guess what its next moves will be.