Haiti as a Testament to Human Resistance


By Kim Ives Haiti Chery Review of Dady Chery’s book, We Have Dared to Be Free: Haiti’s Struggle Against Occupation, and discussions of this work with Dr. Chery on WBAI 99.5 FM’s radio program, Lanbi Call. Every definable chapter of recent Haitian … Continue reading

The Fight for Haiti’s Ile a Vache: Interview With Abaka Bay’s Robert Dietrich
Dady Chery


By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post | Hugues Girard video in Kreyol, YouTube. Interview with Mr. Robert Dietrich, a founding owner of Abaka Bay Resort, on Ile a Vache. Mr. Dietrich is at the center of a fight for this offshore island between Haiti’s government and the residents, who demand the repeal of a decree to annull all property rights and declare the entire island to be a “zone of tourism development and public utility.”

Biodiversity and Sustainability Closely Linked to Language and Culture
Dady Chery


By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. As linguistic and culturally diversity disappear, so too does biological diversity. This is because the world’s indigenous cultures know best how to create the conditions to maintain species and keep ecosystems functioning in areas where humans also live.

Who Will Speak For Jeju Coral?


By Staff, Save Jeju Now | YouTube. A South Korean naval-base project for U.S. “missile defense” warships on Jeju Island is threatening to destroy one of Earth’s last great soft coral reefs, numerous endangered species, and centuries-old sustainable communities. The leadership of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress (WCC) taking place near Jeju has refused to criticize the naval base or grant the villagers access to an information display booth. In addition, WCC speaker Imok Cha, who supports the conservation of Jeju, was denied entry into Korea. (Videos)

Environmentalist Pressure Leads Mexico to Cancel Baja California Megaproject


By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Newspapers | Haiti Chery. Days before a global summit that would have focused attention on Baja California, Mexico’s president on Friday June 15 canceled a mammoth development (Cabo Cortes) project on the peninsula – next to a pristine coral reef – that had enraged environmental groups.

Fair Trade Business Is Growing, Part 2 – Surprisingly Robust Spanish Market | Recesión española respeta economía solidariaRecessão espanhola respeita economia solidária


By Inés Benítez, Tierramerica, IPS, Global Issues. The economic and financial crisis afflicting the European Union (EU) countries has scarcely affected the sales of fair-trade products in Spain, especially foods from Central and South America. (English | Spanish | Portuguese)

Fair Trade Business Is Growing, Part 1 – Argentinian HoneyComercio justo crece y exporta pese a la crisis


By Marcela Valente, IPS. A steady growth in export of fair-trade goods, including honey, from Argentina despite the global recession, is proving that socially and environmentally sustainable practices can be more than a refuge from external crises. (English | Spanish)

What Price a Bee?
Dady Chery


By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | David Gardner, Mail Online. The worldwide decline in honeybee populations and so-called colony-collapse disorder (CCD) is alternately blamed on the unpredictability of flowering by many plants due to climate change, the ravages of new pesticides, parasitic mites and, more recently, the viruses harbored by these mites. Were it not for some spectacular traffic accidents in recent years, we would not know about the lucrative business, since the 1990’s, of trucking bees by the tens of millions for agribusiness.

U.S. and Dominican Republic Killing Haitian Organic Egg, Poultry Production | L’importation massive d’œufs et de volailles inquiète les productrices et producteurs au Plateau Central


By Ronel Odatte (kft and rc), AlterPresse | Translation and editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Small farmers from Haiti’s Central Plateau are losing their livelihood due to a massive influx of eggs and poultry into the country from abroad; likewise farmers of freshwater fish from the same region are being driven to bankruptcy by a massive and incessant influx of fish from the Dominican Republic and United States. (English | French)

Latin-American Environmental Innovations for Clean Water, Fuel and Gold


By Staff, with reporting by Milagros Salazar (Lima), Emilio Godoy (Mexico City) and Alice Marcondes (São Paulo), Tierramerica. Environmental innovation projects to obtain clean gold, fuel, and water demonstrate the capacity of Latin American researchers to develop solid virtuous circles.

Theory of Degrowth Questions Validity of Extractive EconomyMiradas argentinas al decrecimientoOlhar argentino sobre o decrescimento


By Marcela Valente, Tierramerica | Rebelion. A number of Latin American countries have achieved economic growth by an extractivist model of production that increases the gross domestic product (GDP) at the cost of the intensive use of gradually exhausted natural resources such as: large-scaling mining with cyanide to cause major environmental impacts, or monoculture plantations for export, at the expense of diversified rural production.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame Rallies Support for World’s Small Farmers | Des petits fermiers plus verts et plus performants


By Staff, The New Times | Paul Kagame et Kanayo F. Nwanze, Project Syndicate, with French translation by Michelle Flamand for Le Matin. “If the world is to meet the twin objectives of feeding the growing population and protecting the environment we will have to do what we know works… and that is: targeted support and investment in smallholder farming to raise agricultural productivity, contribute to food security and reduce poverty, while protecting our planet.” – Paul Kagame (English | French)

City Dwellers Flock to Raising Chickens | How to Raise Urban Chickens


By Ben Block, Worldwatch Institute | Andrew Kalinchuk, Green Home Authority | You Tube | Haiti Chery. Grassroots campaigns, often inspired by the expanding movement to buy locally produced food, are leading United States municipalities to allow limited numbers of hens within city limits. You get fresh eggs pretty much on demand and know the chicks are raised in a supportive and loving environment.