It was a pleasure to be able to sit down with my old friend Pierre Labossiere last night. What has happened politically in Haiti since the catastrophic earthquake is a tragedy. After the great optimism of the Aristide years — an optimism rooted in real advances in alleviating poverty and inequality — the elites have seized absolute control once again. And the repression of dissent hearkens back to the dark time of the dictatorship. And it hardly merits a word in the media. That’s why I put time and energy into alternative media.
Pierre Labossiere – Haiti Action Committee https://haitisolidarity.net/ and Haiti Emergency Relief http://www.haitiemergencyrelief.org/
Sophia Zhang – Los Altos High School Haiti Solidarity Club
Paul George (Host) – Peninsula Peace and Justice Center director emeritus https://peaceandjustice.org Personal blog https://dissentment.com/
Produced by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Palo Alto, CA https://peaceandjustice.org https://www.facebook.com/penin.pjc/
Recorded at Midpen Media Center, Palo Alto, CA January 7, 2020 https://midpenmedia.org/