user preferences

New Events

Ireland / Britain

no event posted in the last week
Search author name words: WSM PRO

Public Meetings in Ireland - Haiti: Catastrophe and the legacy of imperialism

category ireland / britain | imperialism / war | press release author Wednesday February 03, 2010 23:45author by WSM PRO Report this post to the editors

Solidarity not Occupation

Public meetings to be held in Cork and Dublin this week will pose the question of how the legacy of U.S. imperialism has impacted on the catastrophe visited on Haiti in the recent earthquake.
e988dfebd315da.jpg

The meetings, organised by the Workers Solidarity Movement, will be addressed by

José Antonio Gutiérrez of the Latin American Solidarity Centre who will speak on the relationship between the United States and Haiti and Elsie Haas, a Haitian journalist and film maker, who will speak on the reconstruction of Haiti and the role played by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the United Nations.

The Speakers

José Antonio Gutiérrez is from Chile works with the Latin American Solidarity Centre. He has worked closely with Haitian Solidarity both in Europe and in Latin America, publishing a pamphlet in 2004 “The dirty side of humanitarian intervention”, which critically examined South American military intervention in Haiti.

"We welcome the massive display of solidarity shown by people all over the world,” said José Antonio, “we, however, are wary of the second intentions of governments that see in this tragedy an opportunity to profit from the reconstruction tasks or to advance their own geo-strategic interests, as the US is doing by deepening their military presence in the Caribbean region. We should not confuse solidarity with occupation, and at this point our Haitian partners are telling us of the importance of mobilising solidarity by people in grassroots organisations to make sure that we never again have a Haiti built to benefit a privileged few while the majority starves".

Elsie Haas is an independent journalist and film maker. A native of Haiti she grew up in Africa and Europe and is currently resident in Paris. She was a director of the well respected left-wing newspaper the “Haiti Tribune”.

The meetings will take place in:

Cork - Solidarity Books, 43 Douglas Street, Tuesday 2nd February, 8p.m.
Dublin – Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, 7p.m.

Further reading:
‘The forest behind the trees: what’s behind the US occupation of Haiti?’ by Jose Antonio Gutiérrez http://www.indymedia.ie/article/95572
‘Haiti - a history of intervention, occupation and resistance’ by Andrew Flood, Workers Solidarity Movement (personal capacity) http://www.wsm.ie/news_viewer/6319

This page has not been translated into Polski yet.

This page can be viewed in
English Italiano Deutsch
¿Què està passant a Catalunya?

Front page

Noi comunisti anarchici/libertari nella lotta di classe, nell'Europa del capitale

Luttons contre le harcèlement et toutes les violences patriarcales !

The Old Man and the Coup

Hands off the anarchist movement ! Solidarity with the FAG and the anarchists in Brazil !

URGENTE! Contra A Criminalização, Rodear De Solidariedade Aos Que Lutam!

¡Santiago Maldonado Vive!

Catalunya como oportunidad (para el resto del estado)

La sangre de Llorente, Tumaco: masacre e infamia

Triem Lluitar, El 3 D’octubre Totes I Tots A La Vaga General

¿Què està passant a Catalunya?

Loi travail 2017 : Tout le pouvoir aux patrons !

En Allemagne et ailleurs, la répression ne nous fera pas taire !

El acuerdo en preparacion entre la Union Europea y Libia es un crimen de lesa humanidad

Mourn the Dead, Fight Like Hell for the Living

SAFTU: The tragedy and (hopefully not) the farce

Anarchism, Ethics and Justice: The Michael Schmidt Case

Land, law and decades of devastating douchebaggery

Democracia direta já! Barrar as reformas nas ruas e construir o Poder Popular!

Reseña del libro de José Luis Carretero Miramar “Eduardo Barriobero: Las Luchas de un Jabalí” (Queimada Ediciones, 2017)

Análise da crise política do início da queda do governo Temer

Dès maintenant, passons de la défiance à la résistance sociale !

17 maggio, giornata internazionale contro l’omofobia.

Los Mártires de Chicago: historia de un crimen de clase en la tierra de la “democracia y la libertad”

Strike in Cachoeirinha

© 2005-2017 Anarkismo.net. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Anarkismo.net. [ Disclaimer | Privacy ]