Thursday, August 31, 2006

Peer-reviewed Study in British medical journal The Lancet finds 8,000 Deaths in Port-au-Prince under Haitian Interim Government

Listen to an interview with the authors of a new Haiti human rights study on Democracy Now , that has been published in the British Medical Journal The Lancet. It further confirms what numerous other human rights studies have found over the last 2 years in Haiti. The studies' authors conducted interviews with the inhabitants of 1,200 different homes in the greater Port-au-Prince area, calculating that a total of 8,000 Murders, 35,000 Rapes and Sexual Assaults occurred during the period of the interim government.

Also another interesting piece came out today in the

, discussing some of the tactics that the U.S. embassy in Managua has utilized towards manipulating Nicaragua's upcoming November 2006 presidential election.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Interview with Persecuted Cite Soleil Photojournalist Jean Ristil

Jean Ristil was one of a number of journalists assaulted by the security forces of the interim government (put in place by Canada, France, and the United States) between 2004-2006. Some "press freedom" groups such as Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have completely ignroed the abuse while others such as the Committee to Protect Journalists spoke out. To read part of a recent interview conducted with Jean Ristil by myself and chemist Eric Feise see Upside Down World or Indy Bay Haiti .

Jean Risitl, Photojournalist

Tortured and Arrested in 2005

Saturday, August 19, 2006

September Events in Cali

I will be giving a talk and showing photos/film on September 2, 2006 @ 7:30pm in Long Beach, CA. The event will be at
Viento-y-Agua. 4007 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814. Bring a friend. We had a wonderful Haiti event in Los Angeles at the Golden State Mutual Building on June 22nd. Ginette Apollon of the Confederation des Travailleurs Haitiens (CTH), Haiti's largest trade union which came under persecution following February 2004, and Rea Dol the director of a school in Port-au-Prince spoke. See the photo below which only shows some of the crowd. The place was packed with over 150 in attendance. I will be speaking at Whittier University on November 8th at 7pm. More information to come.