Lessons from MLK: Call for a General Strike in Haiti | Appel à une grève générale en Haïti
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. In Haiti and everywhere, all non-violent action boils down to one principle: non-cooperation in one’s own repression. Currently a multinational group of occupiers live in Haiti in relative luxury, and they depend for all their services on the support of Haitians. (English | French)

Haiti: Time for Clinton and Co to Pack and Go
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. This is not the first time the United States has occupied Haiti and been evicted from it. There is no other choice for the Clintons but to leave Haiti, together with their international cohort of parasites, including MINUSTAH, the NGOs and USAID. (English | French | German)

What Is Consciousness and Do Humans Have a Monopoly on It?
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By Dady Chery Haiti Chery There has not been so much excitement about the effect of electricity on the human body since Luigi Galvani discovered that an electrical stimulation of the nerves in the leg muscles of a dead frog … Continue reading

Three Poems By Pablo Neruda | Tres poemas de Pablo Neruda

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By Pablo Neruda, with English translations by Donald D. Walsh: The Mountain and the River, Poverty, Little America, from the collection The Captain’s Verses (Los Versos del Capitan). New Directions Publishing, bilingual edition, 1988. Chilean poet Pablo Neruda is regarded as one of the greatest poets to have ever lived. His death in September 1973, shortly after the Chilean coup d’etat led by Augusto Pinochet, remains a topic for speculation.(English | Spanish)

Charlemagne Peralte: Haitian Hero, ‘Supreme Bandit’ of First US Occupation – Part I
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. After more than a century sailing along as an independent black nation, Haiti collided with the Monroe Doctrine in the person of U.S. kingmaker Roger L. Farnham in 1915. He soon met his match in Haitian hero Charlemagne Peralte.

Saramago’s ‘Lost and Found in Time’ 2nd Novel Claraboya Published‘Claraboya’, novela inédita de José Saramago, se publica en español

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By Granma | Elespectador | NY Times | Thomas Christopher’s blog | You Tube| Haiti Chery. Jose Saramago wrote Claraboya in the 1950’s but received no word until 40 years later from the publisher to whom it was sent. The dictatorial regime of Antonio de Oliveira Salazar in Portugal is presumed to have censored the novel, and in the end Saramago decided that it should be published posthumously. It has just appeared in Portuguese and Spanish — the latter version being from Pinal del Rio, Saramago’s widow and translator. (English | Spanish)

Japanese Spurn Nuclear Future, Push for Solar Power, Accountability

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By Akito Yoshikane, Salon | By Eric Johnston, Japan Times. Actions taken this past year by Japanese civil society include rallies, referendum campaigns, and camping out in front of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Tokyo for more than four months. Meanwhile Japanese entrepreneurs are investing in research to innovate solar power generation and reduce its cost.

Bradley Manning Receives Nobel Peace Prize Nomination, Faces Court Martial

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By Lauren Indvik, Mashable | By Naomi Spencer, WSWS. The entire Icelandic Parliament and the Oklahoma Center for Conscience and Peace Research are among those who have nominated twenty-four year old U.S. Army private and Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning for a Nobel Peace Prize. On Feb 23, after 9 months of detention without charge, 22 formal charges were brought for the first time against Manning during the opening hearing of a military court martial.

Pioneering Cholera Scientist Gives Thumbs Down to Oral Vaccines Promoted for HaitiUn pionnier scientifique du choléra dit que les vaccins oraux promus pour Haïti sont inutiles

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By Rashid Haider, Haiti Chery. Prof. Richard A. Finkelstein, an eminent microbiologist and Nobel-Prize nominee for his pioneering studies on cholera, advises that for cholera “the best solution resides in providing safe drinking water and sewage disposal.” In Dec 2010, alarmed by the oral vaccination plans for Haiti, he wrote to the health officials, including Jon Andrus, the Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) that the proposed use of Dukoral was “a useless and expensive waste of resources.” This vaccine was not adopted, but a campaign immediately started for the use of Shanchol, another questionable oral cholera vaccine. (English | French)

Rwanda Leads in Reforestation

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By Gerald Tenywa, New Vision | Photos and video added by Haiti Chery. Rwanda gained 50.9% more forest cover between 1990 and 2005, or around 162,000 hectares [400,000 acres]. This is the fastest growth rate in the world. Almost 20% of the country, or 480,000 hectares [1,186,000 acres], is now covered with forest.

Full Text of the Open Letter from Oscar Arias Sanchez to Michel Martelly | Texto completo de la Carta abierta de Oscar Arias Sánchez a Michel Martelly

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By Oscar Arias Sanchez, Acento | Translated by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. In this open letter from December 9, 2011, Oscar Arias Sanchez, the Nobel laureate and former President of Costa Rica (1986-1990, 2006-2010), urges Martelly to focus on social programs rather than reestablish the armed forces that were disbanded on January 6, 1995 by President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. (English | Spanish)

Nobel Prize Laureates and Prominent Latin Americans Demand UN Mission Withdrawal from Haiti

By Staff Granma Introduction. Nobel Peace Prize laureates Argentinean Adolfo Perez Esquivel and Irish Betty Williams, Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, and Brazilian theologians Leonardo Boff and Frei Betto are among those who wrote a letter calling for withdrawal of the … Continue reading

Plant a Tree for Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai, Who Died on September 25, 2011

Eric Law, The Independent | PBS Independent Lens | GRITtv. Wangari Maathai died of cancer on Sunday September 25,2011. The organization she founded, the Green Belt Movement, is responsible for planting millions of trees. But Maathai planted more than trees; she planted ideas, specifically the idea that conflict and climate change are linked.Eric Law, The Independent | PBS Independent Lens | GRITtv. Wangari Maathai died of cancer on Sunday September 25,2011. The organization she founded, the Green Belt Movement, is responsible for planting millions of trees. But Maathai planted more than trees; she planted ideas, specifically the idea that conflict and climate change are linked.Eric Law, The Independent | PBS Independent Lens | GRITtv. Wangari Maathai died of cancer on Sunday September 25,2011. The organization she founded, the Green Belt Movement, is responsible for planting millions of trees. But Maathai planted more than trees; she planted ideas, specifically the idea that conflict and climate change are linked.