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 October 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 #2, June 20, 2017. In a continuing joke on Haitians, MINUSTAH will soon be replaced by MINUJUSTH, a smaller group of blue-capped paramilitary police that will continue to occupy the Haitian territory and exterminate from it all patriotic fervor. The JU in the acronym stands for … Continue reading

Overpopulation Fuels Climate Change: Breeding Ourselves to Extinction
Dady Chery


  By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier Haiti Chery The United Nations has held countless major meetings on climate change, at great consumption of fuel, that have amounted to nothing but reports and promises of more talk. After many of … Continue reading

Ebola Outbreak: Zombie Apocalypse or Boon for Vaccines?
Dady Chery


By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. As early as 1995, researchers at the University of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, discovered that extremely sick Ebola-infected patients, including ones who had been comatose, could be saved by transfusions of blood from individuals who had recovered from the same Ebola infection.

Humanitarian Imperialism: From Hookworm Treatment to Polio Vaccines
Dady Chery


By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. The lust for power has grown. The collaboration of today’s super rich in their philanthropy is a kind of humanitarian imperialism meant not only to rehabilitate their names but also impose their views on a global scale.

Corruption by ‘Peacekeeping’: The Lure of Foreign Exchange


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.

West African Giraffes Back from the Brink


By Staff, Al Jazeera | You Tube. Distinguished by its paler spots, the West African giraffe once roamed Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Benin, until drought and hunting decimated their numbers to only 50 in 1996. Helped by eco-tourism, the wild populations of this giraffe grew to some 175 individuals in 2007, 250 in 2010, and 310 in 2012, according to the Nigerian government’s counts.

Privatization of Water: Benign as Lucifer


By Richard Raznikov, The Rag Blog | Democracy Center, YouTube. About 20 years ago, it dawned on the bankers and some major corporations that if oil was a lucrative commodity, water would be even more so…. The trick was how to take it away from the people and sell it back to them. In Bolivia and Argentina, water companies such as Bechtel and Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux were sent packing. Elsewhere in the world, they, and their enforcers the IMF and World Bank, have bought off many local governments and imposed water privatization and widespread misery. Videos show creative solutions in Cochabamba, Bolivia for getting water under local control and accessible to the poor.

Don’t Force Statehood on Somalia

A fisherman carries a sword fish on his head from the Indian Ocean in the port city of Kismayu (Credit: Reuters).

By Richard Dowden, African Arguments | Haiti Chery. “The model for Somalia is Switzerland…. Somalia’s nomadic tradition makes it a self-sufficient, individualistic society bound by complicated codes of loyalty and rivalry…. Strong centralised states are the legacy of colonial rulers and unsurprisingly the inheritor governments have kept it that way.” – Richard Dowden.

Foreign Aid, Foreign Wastes


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.

The Butchers of Nigeria


By Wole Soyinka, Newsweek Magazine. “Rather than act in defense of Nigeria’s Constitution, past rulers have cosseted the aggressors for short-term political gains. However, those who have tweaked the religious chord are discovering that they have conjured up a Frankenstein. Arrogance has given way to fear.” – Wole Soyinka

Multiple Blasts in Kano, Nigeria – Curfew Imposed


By Yemi Akinsuyi and Ibrahim Shuaibu, This Day | Al Jazeera, YouTube. Multiple bomb explosions targeted at security posts shook the city of Kano, Nigeria on Jan 20th, killing over 150 people. It was in Kano state last April that Mohammed Abacha, eldest son of Nigeria’s former draconian military head of state General Sani Abacha, lost a court challenge to his governorship candidacy after a contested primary.

Nigeria Paid for 24 Million Liters of Unconsumed Fuel Daily in 2011


By Ben Agande and Emman Ovuakporie, Sweet Crude. “How could the nation be made to pay for 59 million liters daily when we consume only 35 million liters daily?” – Farouk Lawan, Chair of Nigeria House of Representatives Ad-Hoc Committee investigating management of fuel subsidy.