Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Killing Hope: The Murder of Esterne Bruner

Mr. Esterne Bruner, father of 6 children, coordinator of the Grand Ravine Community Human Rights Council (CHRC-GR), was assassinated Thursday morning after he returned from a meeting at AUMOHD concerning the Grand Ravine Massacre. He advocated for the human rights of the most poor. The assassinations continue in Grand Ravine and Port-au-Prince. Please visit the HURAH
website and support his family and the grassroots Human Rights Community that he cared so much about and took part in. Tom Luce writes that, "Bruner Esterne was a victim of Grand Ravine #1--house burned--and #2--house burned and shot in the arm. And now he has paid the ultimate price for serving his people. He was a known man of peace, a community organizer, a loving father."

Amnesty International has called on the Haitian government to investigate the killing.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006


For a good piece placing some context around Preval's recent election, see Peter Hallward's august article in Radical Philosophy. See some new photos by Jean Ristil below. The initial Lespwa platform has a lot of good intentions but the room it has to maneuver is miniscule.