The Fake Left
Dady Chery

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By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier Haiti Chery All writers with a desire to rattle people out of their torpor occasionally wonder if it is worthwhile to continue to try to raise their voices over the din of lies and … Continue reading

Assault on Journalists: The Case of Haiti
Dady Chery

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UPDATES UPDATE #1, January 26, 2016. RadioTélé Kiskeya Director, Marvel Dandin, calls on the press and human rights organizations to note that the station and its Co-Owner/Program Director, Ms. Liliane Pierre-Paul, are in imminent danger due to verbal attacks and to actions by the Haitian government that have … Continue reading

Haiti’s Travesty of Justice: Police Goons Not Tried in Journalist Beating
Dady Chery

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. All parties in the case of journalist Gerdy Jeremie’s beating by two agents of Haiti’s paramilitary police (UDMO) came to court on Thursday, December 11, 2014 for a hearing, as agreed. The hearing did not take place, however, because the dean of the court, Robert Cadet, had ordered the premises to be shut down.

The Challenge of Independent Global Journalism
Dady Chery

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  By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier Haiti Chery When News Junkie Post was founded in early June 2009, many people asked us why?  What was the need for yet another news site, considering the plethora of such outlets on … Continue reading

How Might We Honor Aaron Swartz? An Interview
Dady Chery

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Interview of Carlos Gomez with Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. “SOPA/PIPA was meant to protect rights that corporations should not be allowed to have. Copyright laws were developed to protect the livelihood of authors — not the corporations that buy the right to an author’s work…. There is no sense to a copyright outliving its author, since no amount of incentive would entice that author to further efforts.” – C. Gomez

Aaron Swartz’ s Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto

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By Aaron Swartz | Haiti Chery. “The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations….”

Colonialism of the Mind – Part II
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Of all the campaigns to undermine Haitian culture, the one to discredit restavek adoption — in which a biological parent collaborates with a respected adult to care for a child — enjoys the most zealous support from the west’s NGO and alternative press.

Colonialism of the Mind – Part I | “Colonizar as Mentes” – Parte 1
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Western journalists increasingly assume the voices of subjugated countries’ natives while muzzling them by denying them access to the press. In the United states, the more visible venues of the alternative press, such as online news sites Truthout, Common Dreams, and Huffington Post are essentially closed to native writers. More than this, the punditry promotes the neoliberal agenda and encapsulates it in reasonable-seeming and progressive-sounding language.

ACTA Killed By 478 to 39 Vote in EU Parliament

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By Staff, RT. Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement ACTA received a knockout blow from the European Parliament as MEPs voted overwhelmingly against it, with 478 votes against and only 39 in favor. There were 146 abstentions.

Final Vote on Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement ACTA on July 4th

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By Georgi Gotev, EurActiv. A European Parliament Committee rejected the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on June 21st despite pro-business lobbying by Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, who insisted that Parliament should not decide before the European Court of Justice gives its opinion. A final vote in the full Parliament is expected on July 4th.

Radio Monopole Burned to the Ground: Arson SuspectedL’incendie de la radio Monopole, un acte d’origine criminelle?

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By Joseph Serizier (with kft, gp), AlterPresse | Translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Radio Monopole, in Haiti’s southwestern city of Cayes, was burned to the ground early in the morning of June 27. In an interview with AlterPresse, CEO Herold Zamor said he had been openly criticized by highly placed people in the government and hypothesized that the fire was an act of arson. (English | French)

Crucial ACTA Vote Kept Open and Honest, ACTA Soon to Depart

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Press Release, La Quadrature du Net. The “International Trade” (INTA) committee of the EU Parliament will adopt its draft report on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), on Thursday June 21. Under pressure from the EU Commission and industry lobbyists, members of the committee could decide, potentially in a secret vote, to call for the adoption of ACTA or postponement of the final vote for years. Citizens participation is crucial to ensure the Parliament follows the general interest and votes a clear rejection of ACTA.

Hollywood Studios Lose Landmark Download Case

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By Staff, AFP via Raw Story. Australia’s highest court unanimously threw out an appeal by a group of international and Australian companies, including Warner Bros, Disney and 20th Century Fox, alleging that iiNet had authorised the infringement of their copyright.

ACTA Needs No Court Decision Before European Parliament Vote

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By Jennifer Baker, IDG News. In a major victory for the campaign against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the European Parliament’s trade committee rejected by a vote of 21 to 5 a plan to send the proposed accord to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). This means that the European Parliament vote on ACTA will not be delayed 1 1/2 years and could happen as early as June 2012.