Four New Specialized Human Rights Online Courses

English: Logo for DCPEACE, initiative of UPEACE/US (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Dear Colleague, The Human Rights Centre of the United Nations mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) is offering four new specialized online courses from July to October, 2014, on important topics related to protection of human rights. Please click on the titles below for more information about these courses. Sexual Exploitation...

Haïti : Evolution of a Coup by Nia Imara

The damages and suffering accrued by the Haitian people over more than two centuries of intermittent occupation, foreign interference, and dictatorship are immeasurable. The present occupation has multiplied and strengthened the old transgressions—and it has given rise to new structures of exploitation all its own. Ten years ago, when the United States aided in the coup d’état and kidnapping of...

Haiti/Honduras Same System, Different Playersby Charlie Hinton*

Now countries from all over the world, from China, Nepal, and the Philippines, to countries in the Americas that might be considered “friends,” like Chile, Bolivia, and Brazil participate in the United Nations MINUSTAH army that has occupied Haiti since the Febru- ary 29, 2004 coup that overthrew president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, elected with over 90 percent of the vote in...

International Days in Solidarity with the Haitian People: February 23 – March 8, 2014

10 years since the 2004 Coup … 210 years since Haiti’s Revolution Haiti Action Committee sent the following letter earlier in February 2014 Monument to Haitian hero Toussaint L’Ouverture in Parque de la Fraternidad, Havana (By M.Langlois)   Dear Freind, we are writing to you, know- ing your longstanding support for the cause of the Haitian people. As you know,...

Thank you, Haiti! Thank you, Cuba!

article & photos by Marilyn Langlois Left: Discussion group and street scene on the Paseo de Martí, Havana. Right: Discussion group at the Aristide Foundation for Democracy in Port-au-Prince It’s time to show some appreciation and support for the people of two neighboring Caribbean islands. January 1, 2014 was the 210th and 55th anniversary of two major revolutions— one in...

Belles Lettres. A tous ceux qui sont nés d’une femme…

C’est depuis belle lurette que les femmes se battent pour l’amélioration de leur condition humaine. Et, pas de doute, l’inspiration du roman d’Assia-Printemps Gibirila intitulé Elles, publié aux éditions les plumes d’Ocris, est tirée et traverse cette longue lutte séculaire. Cet ouvrage à l’écriture simple est un véritable hommage à celles qui accouchent la vie. Celles qui à ce jour,...