Haiti: An Unwelcome Katrina Redux

by Cynthia McKinney, Global Research, Jan. 19, 2010
President Obama’s response to the tragedy in Haiti has been robust in military deployment and puny in what the Haitians need most: food; first responders and their specialized equipment; doctors and medical facilities and equipment; and engineers, heavy equipment, and heavy movers. Sadly, President Obama is […]

Footnotes in Gaza

Interview: Joe Sacco
By Laila El-Haddad, Al Jazeera English, Jan. 18, 2010
When it comes to the world of cartooning, Joe Sacco is considered a luminary. Sacco, who is hailed as the creator of war-reportage comics, is the author of such award-winning books as Palestine and Safe Area Gorazde.
His latest work, Footnotes in Gaza, is an investigation […]

Canada ranks 13 in global military spending

In December, 2009, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a 10-page report on Canadian military spending by Bill Robinson.
Among it many findings:

Current fiscal year military spending will reach $21.185 billion, a 9.6% increase over the previous year.
Military spending is the highest it has been since the end of the Second World War.
Canadian military spending […]

The Militarization of Emergency Aid to Haiti: Is it a Humanitarian Operation or an Invasion?

By Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, Jan. 15, 2010
Haiti has a longstanding history of US military intervention and occupation going back to the beginning of the 20th Century. US interventionism has contributed to the destruction of Haiti’s national economy and the impoverishment of its population.
The devastating earthquake is presented to World public opinion as the sole […]

Haiti: The Back Story

Our role in Haiti’s plight
If we are serious about assisting this devastated land we must stop trying to control and exploit it
By Peter Hallward, guardian.co.uk, Jan. 13, 2010
Any large city in the world would have suffered extensive damage from an earthquake on the scale of the one that ravaged Haiti’s capital city on Tuesday afternoon, […]