Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Journalist Kim Ives on How Western Domination Has Undermined Haiti’s Ability to Recover From Natural Devastation
"Shortly after Haiti was hit by a 6.1 aftershock earlier today, Amy Goodman and Kim Ives of Haiti Liberte report from the Port-au-Prince airport. Amy and Kim discuss how centuries of Western domination of Haiti has worsened the impact of the devastating earthquake, from the harsh reaction to Haiti’s independence as a republic of free slaves in 1804 to the U.S.-backed overthrow of President Jean Bertrand Aristide in 2004. Ives says: “This quake was precipitated by a political earthquake—with an epicenter in Washington, D.C.”...."