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

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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

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.

Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans Discard Service Medals at No-NATO Protest

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By Mary Wisniewski, Reuters | Jon Michael Turner, Veterans Today, Democracy Now, YouTube | Aaron Hughes, Democracy Now! Nearly 50 U.S. military veterans at an anti-NATO rally in Chicago threw their service medals into the street on Sunday May 20 in rejection of the U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Occupations don’t build democracies, don’t extend individuals’ freedoms. The movements—the Arab uprising, the Arab Spring—that was building democracy. The movements of Gandhi, the movements of the civil rights movements here in the United States, people’s movements, that extends democracy, not military force.” – Aaron Hughes.

Nurses Lead Protest Against NATO, For Financial Transactions Tax

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By David Moberg, In These Times | Haiti Chery. Nurses around the world are calling for a tax on financial sector speculation, which caused the ongoing crisis, so the proceeds may be used to reduce inequality, provide for health and other public needs, and create a healthy economy with full employment. At a Friday May 18 rally in Chicago kicking off the no-NATO protests, the nurses wore Robin Hood attire — red shirts and green caps — to demand the Financial Transaction Tax, also called the “Robin Hood Tax.”

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.

Resistance is Fertile: Palestine’s Eco-War

By James Brownsell, Al Jazeera | Haiti Chery. As Israeli civil and military forces uproot olive trees and replace them with eucalyptus on 12 km along the edge of the Gaza Strip, guerrilla gardener Palestinians and supporters respond by planting many more olive trees.By James Brownsell, Al Jazeera. As Israeli civil and military forces uproot olive trees and replace them with eucalyptus on 12 km along the edge of the Gaza Strip, guerrilla gardener Palestinians and supporters respond by planting many more olive trees.By James Brownsell, Al Jazeera. As Israeli civil and military forces uproot olive trees and replace them with eucalyptus on 12 km along the edge of the Gaza Strip, guerrilla gardener Palestinians and supporters respond by planting many more olive trees.

Declaration on Haiti by Cuban FM Bruno RodriguezBruno Rodríguez en ONU: ‘La reconstrucción de Haití es tarea pendiente’

By Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, Cuban News Agency, Radio Cubana | Editorial Comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The so-called Mission of U.N. Stabilization (MINUSTAH) stands accused of numerous rapes and murders, as well as the introduction of cholera into Haiti. Now we find the U.N. recasting itself as a “development mission” for Haiti. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez spoke up in defense of Haitian self determination and against this current attempt to turn Haiti into a U.N. protectorate. DC (English | Spanish)