Stone-Age Animation

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By Bruce Bower, Science News | You Tube | Haiti Chery. Thirty thousand years ago, when humans had just arrived to Europe from Africa and probably numbered only a few hundreds, they were using cartoon-like techniques to create the grand illusion of lions and other wild beasts charging across cave walls.

Wilson Bigaud: Everyday Haitian Life ‘Bathed in a Golden Light’
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By Wilson Bigaud | Introduction by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The distinguishing feature of Bigaud’s art is that his tableaux lovingly chronicled everyday aspects of Haitian life in his days. Although Bigaud was born in Port-au-Prince, he spent most of his life about 40 miles southwest of the capital in the village of Vialet, near the town of Petit-Goâve. He liked to walk in the countryside, hike little trails, talk to villagers, and return home to paint his day.

Frederico Garcia Lorca: ‘On Lullabies’

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By Frederico Garcia Lorca | Translation by A. S. Kline | Paintings by Gabriel Alix | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Frederico Garcia Lorca describes the lullabies of Spain in their cultural contexts and with a singular respect for children’s appreciation of abstraction. One lullaby from the region of Burgos is reminiscent of Haiti’s “Dodo Titit.”

Gerard Fortune: Art Imbued With a Passion for Life, Nature, and the Gods

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Gérard Fortune is one of Haiti’s most imaginative self-taught painters. He was born in 1925 in Petionville, Haiti. He was originally a houngan (Vodou priest) and pastry chef and did not start to paint until around 1980. His work has been exhibited the world over and is described in most books on Haitian art.

Aid as a Trojan Horse: On the Anniversary of the Haitian Earthquake

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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Long before the word sustainable became fashionable, before Henry David Thoreau noted that “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone,” there was Haiti. This article is dedicated to the unknown woman from a tent city who said into a TV camera “Pa bliye mwen” (Don’t forget me).By Dady Chery, Axis of Logic. Long before the word sustainable became fashionable, before Scott and Helen Nearing experimented with non-establishment living in the 1930’s and concluded that their project had failed because it lacked community, before even Henry David Thoreau noted that “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone,” there was Haiti.By Dady Chery, Axis of Logic. Long before the word sustainable became fashionable, before Scott and Helen Nearing experimented with non-establishment living in the 1930’s and concluded that their project had failed because it lacked community, before even Henry David Thoreau noted that “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone,” there was Haiti.

Christmas Without Jesus: Birth of the Unconquered Sun

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By Staff, Essortment | Edited by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Christmas’ origins can be traced back to winter solstice celebrations like the Babylonian Feast of the Son of Isis, Roman Saturnalia, and birthday of Pagan sun god Mithras. In 350 Pope Julius I picked Mithras’ December 25 birthday as the date to celebrate Christ’s birth, although he was probably born in September. Hearty celebrations of the rebirth of the unconquered Sun!

The G-20 Meeting

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By Fidel Castro Ruz, CubaDebate via Granma. Those countries are attempting to monopolize technologies and markets by means of patents, banks, the most modern and costly forms of transportation, cybernetic domination of complex productive processes, and the control of communications and the mass media in order to deceive the world.By Fidel Castro Ruz, CubaDebate via Granma. Those countries are attempting to monopolize technologies and markets by means of patents, banks, the most modern and costly forms of transportation, cybernetic domination of complex productive processes, and the control of communications and the mass media in order to deceive the world.By Fidel Castro Ruz, CubaDebate via Granma. Those countries are attempting to monopolize technologies and markets by means of patents, banks, the most modern and costly forms of transportation, cybernetic domination of complex productive processes, and the control of communications and the mass media in order to deceive the world.

A Sea Change

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A Poem by Derek Walcott. Derek Walcott is a writer and painter from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. He was born in 1930. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. This is his poem #22 under “A Sea Change” in his latest volume of poetry, titled White Egrets (2010).A Poem by Derek Walcott. Derek Walcott is a writer and painter from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. He was born in 1930. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. This is his poem #22 under “A Sea Change” in his latest volume of poetry, titled White Egrets (2010).A Poem by Derek Walcott. Derek Walcott is a writer and painter from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. He was born in 1930. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. This is his poem #22 under “A Sea Change” in his latest volume of poetry, titled White Egrets (2010).

The Battle in Haiti for a Town Called Ganthier: Complicity of NGOs in a Land Grab

By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. A wealthy man in the Ganthier area is accused of expropriating over 9,000 acres of land coveted by various NGOs and selling the majority of this land to high-level members of the police force, former ministers, a former representative of Ganthier in Haiti’s parliament, and the wife of the current Minister.By Dady Chery, Axis of Logic. A wealthy man in the Ganthier area is accused of expropriating over 9,000 acres of land coveted by various NGOs and selling the majority of this land to high-level members of the police force, former ministers, a former representative of Ganthier in Haiti’s parliament, and the wife of the current Minister.By Dady Chery, Axis of Logic. A wealthy man in the Ganthier area is accused of expropriating over 9,000 acres of land coveted by various NGOs and selling the majority of this land to high-level members of the police force, former ministers, a former representative of Ganthier in Haiti’s parliament, and the wife of the current Minister.