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Haiti since 1986

(see also Haiti & Haiti: Duvalier Regime, Haitian American History, Life & Values & Dominican Republic since 1960)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

Powell Returns to Haiti to Witness Some of Damage His Policies Have Wrought. Larry Birns with Alex Sánchez. COHA (12/1/04).

Haiti: Smoldering on the Edge of Chaos. Jessica Leight, COHA (9/22/04).

Option Zero in Haiti. Peter Hallward, New Left Review 27 (5-6/04).

El Affaire Guy Philippe, Trama Armada desde Washington, Acusa Pierre-Charles. François Escarpit, La Jornada (México) (3/5/04).

Marines Retake Haiti: The US-Backed Coup Continues. Heather Williams & Karl Laraque, CounterPunch (3/4/04).

Haiti as Target Practice: How the US Press Missed the Story. Heather Williams, CounterPunch (3/1/04).

Washington Must Dramatically Raise Its Profile Regarding Haiti or Await the Deluge. Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) (2/17/04).

Class Analysis of a Crisis: Haiti. Kim Ives, International Socialist Review (1-2/03).

The People's Will: Haiti's Peasant Movement. National Radio Project (1/13/99).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Batay Ouvrieye (Workers' Struggle).

Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA).

Critical Concern (Dennis Mills).


Fonkoze (Micro-credit program for Haiti).

Gérard Pierre-Charles para Premio Nobel de la Paz.

Haiti Action Committee.

Haiti Democracy Project.

Haiti News.

Haiti Progres. Weekly paper in French, English & Kreyol.

Haiti Reborn (Quixote Center project).

Haiti Support Group.

Human Rights Watch: Haiti.

Lambi Fund of Haiti.

Let Haiti Live.

National Coalition for Haitian Rights.

News Haiti.

Operation Green Leaves.

Organisation du Peuple en Lutte (OPL).

Resource Center of the Americas.

Tanbou. Trilingual Haitian journal of political & literary studies.

Washington Office on Latin America.

Washington Post Haiti Page.

Windows on Haiti. Booster site.

ZNet Haiti Watch.

In the Library: Articles

Anderson, W.H. Locke. "Haiti: God & the big batallions," Monthly Review 45,5 (10/93):13-23.

Arthur, Charles. "Return of the Tonton Macoutes," New Internationalist (8/94):35.

Bell, Beverly. "A tradition of struggle: Haiti’s popular movement," Resist Newsletter 191 (dec 1986).

Bell, Madison Smartt. "Mine of stones," Harper's (1/04):56-66. Vodoun, politics & society in the Cordon de l'Ouest.

Bellegarde-Smith, Patrick. "Interview (with Erwin Kroll)," Progressive (nov 1994):28-33.

Brown, Karen McCarthy. “Haiti policy exposes moral flip-flop,” National Catholic Reporter (11/22/02):18.

Caistor, Nick. "The ruins of another US try at democracy: Haiti," Christian Science Monitor (10/14/03):11.

Coughlin, Dan. "Haitian lament: killing me softly," Nation (3/1/99):20-23.

Danticat, Edwidge. "Bonjour, Jean," Nation (2/19/01). Justice for murdered radio journalist Jean Dominique.

Dayan, Joan. "The crisis of the gods: Haiti after Duvalier," Yale Review 77,3 (1988):299-331.

Germani, Clara. “Rise & fall of a ‘Haitian Mandela’,” Christian Science Monitor (2/27/04):1-4.

Gonzalez, David. "Trying to end Haiti's impasse, Aristide meets his opponents," NY Times (2/5/01):?.

Gros, Jean-Germain. "Haiti: the political economy & sociology of decay & renewal" Latin American Research Review 35,3 (2000):211-26.

Kidder, Tracy. "The siege of Mirebalais," New Yorker (4/17/95).

__________. "The good doctor," New Yorker (7/10/00). Paul Farmer's crusade for health in Haiti.

Maguire, Robert. "Rising from the ashes: Haitian craft exports after military rule," Grassroots Development 20,2 (1996):18-25.

Nairn, Alan. "The eagle is landing," Nation (10/3/94). US & the FRAPH. The outfit in which Guy Philippe, the "rebel" leader of 2004, got his start.

__________. "Behind Haiti's paramilitaries," Nation (10/24/94):458-61.

__________. "Haiti under the gun," Nation 1/8/96):11-15.

Orenstein, Catherine C. "Illegal transnational labor: Mexicans in California & Haitians in the Dominican Republic," Journal of International Affairs 48,2 (1995):601-624.

__________. "Aristide, again," Progressive (1/01):20-23.

Pierre-Charles, Gérard. "Haiti: a complex situation & an unknown struggle," in Jonas & Stein (eds.) Democracy in Latin America (NY, 1990), pp. 181-93.

__________. "El difícil camino del cambio democrático en Haiti," Revista Mexicana del Caribe 1 (1996):201-19.

Regan, Jane. "Former Haitian allies become enemies," Christian Science Monitor (10/16/03):7.

Wilentz, Amy. "The priest who fights the regime," The Nation (12 sep 1987).

__________. "Letter from Haiti: lives in the balance," New Yorker (26 dec 1994):92-105.

__________. "Slaving for cane," Mother Jones (9-10/01):53-59. Haitian cane-cutters in the Dominican Republic today.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Aristide, Jean-Bertrand. In the Parish of the Poor. Writings from Haiti (Maryknoll: Orbis, 1990).

__________. Aristide: An Autobiography (Maryknoll: Orbis, 1993).

__________. Eyes of the Heart. Seeking a Path for the Poor in the Age of Globalization (Monroe
ME: Common Courage, 2000).

Arthur, Charles & Michael Dash (eds.) A Haiti Anthology: Libeté (Princeton, 1999).

Averill, Gage. A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Prey. Popular Music & Power in Haiti (Chicago, 1997).

Bell, Beverly (ed.) Walking on Fire: Haitian Women's Stories of Survival & Resistance (Ithaca: Cornell U, 2002).

Catanese, Anthony. Haitians. Migration & Diaspora (Boulder, 1999).

Chomsky, Noam; Paul Farmer & Amy Goodman. Getting Haiti Right this Time: The US & the Coup (Monroe ME: Common Courage, 2004).

Clark, Ramsay; Edwidge Danticat, Frederick Douglass, Ben Dupuy, Paul Laraque & Others. Haiti: A Slave Revolution. 200 Years after 1804 (NY: International Action Center, 2004). Anthology focused on sorry history of Haiti's relationship with US.

Danticat, Edwidge. After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti (NY: Crown Journeys, 2002).

Dupuy, Alex. Haiti in the World Economy: Clase, Race & Underdevelopment since 1700 (Boulder: Westview, 1988).

__________. Haiti in the New World Order: The Limits of the Democratic Revolution (Boulder: Westview, 1997).

Farmer, Paul. AIDS & Accusation. Haiti & the Geography of Blame (Berkeley, 1992).

__________. The Uses of Haiti (Monroe ME: Common Courage, 1994).

Fatton, Robert Jr. Haiti's Predatory Republic: The Unending Transition to Democracy (Boulder: Lynne Reinner, 2002).

Goff, Stan. Hideous Dream: A Soldier's Memoir of the US Invasion of Haiti (Brooklyn NY: Soft Skull, 2000).

Greene, Anne. The Catholic Church in Haiti: Political & Social Change (East Lansing: Michigan State U, 1993).

Jefferson, LaShawn R. Rape in Haiti: A Weapon of Terror (NY: Human Rights Watch, 1994)

Klarreich, Kathie. Madame Dread: A Tale of Love, Vodou & Civil Strife in Haiti (NY: Nation, 2005). Free-lance journalist's memoir of 90's & after.

Kumar, Chetan. Building Peace in Haiti (Boulder, 1999).

Laguerre, Michel S. Voodoo & Politics in Haiti (NY, 1989).

__________. The Military & Society in Haiti (Knoxville: U. Tennessee, 1993).

Lundahl, Mats. Politics or Markets? Essays on Haitian Underdevelopment (London, 1992).

McFadyen, Diedre & others (eds.) Haiti: Dangerous Crossroads (Boston: South End, 1995). Assembled by NACLA staff.

Morse, Richard M. (ed.) Haiti’s Future: Views of Twelve Haitian Leaders (Lanham MD, 1988)

Perusse, Roland I. Haitian Democracy Restored, 1991-1995 (Lanham MD, 1995).

Pierre-Charles, Gérard. Haití: pese a todo la utopía [1997] (México: Siglo XXI, 1999).

__________ (ed.) Haïti: jamais, jamais plus!: contribution à la mémoire collective et a la lutte contre l'impunité (Port-au-Prince: CRESFED, 2000).

Plummer, Brenda Gayle. Haiti & the United States: the Psychological Moment (Athens, 1992).

Renda, Mary A. Taking Haiti: Military Occupation & Culture of U.S. Imperialism (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 2002)

Ridgway, James (ed.) The Haiti Files: Decoding the Crisis (East Haven CT: Essential Books/Azul, 1994).

__________ (ed.) Haiti Renewed. Political & Economic Prospects (Washington, 1997).

Shacochis, Bob. The Immaculate Invasion (NY: Penguin, 2000). Inside view of US Special Forces in Haiti, 1994.

Stotzky, Irwin P. Silencing the Guns in Haiti. The Promise of Deliberative Democracy (Chicago, 1997).

Thompson, Ian. Bonjour Blanc: A Journey Through Haiti (London: Hutchinson, 1992).

Trouillot, Michel-Rolph. Haiti: State against Nation: The Origins & Legacy of Duvalierism (NY: Monthly Review, 1990).

__________. Silencing the Past: Power & the Production of History (Boston, 1995).

Weinstein, Brian & Aaron Segal. Haiti: The Failure of Politics (NY, 1992).

Werleigh, Claudette. Working for Change in Haiti (London, 1989).

Wilentz, Amy. The Rainy Season: Haiti since Duvalier (NY, 1989).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

Steber, Maggie. Dancing on Fire: Photographs from Haiti (NY: Aperture, 1991).

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"The Agronomist" [2003], dir. Jonathan Demme, 90m. In video stores. Engaging documentary on life, work & times of independent Haitian radio journalist Jean Dominique, assassinated in 2000.

"Bitter Cane" [1983], by Haiti Films, 75m. From Cinema Guild. History from 1804 revolution to US Marine occupation in 1915-34 & regimes of Papa Doc & Baby Doc.

"Chère Catherine" [1997], dir. Raoul Peck, 19m. Writer's bitter comparison of life in Haiti with life in Germany.

"Desounen: Dialog with Death" [1994], dir. Raoul Peck, 50m. Travels in Haiti with a wise old peasant.

"The Disappearance of Tissoeur: Haiti after Duvalier" [1997], dir. Harriet Hirshorn, 52m. From Cinema Guild. Departure of "Baby Doc," brutality of Tontons Macoutes, first election of Aristide, military coup of 9/91.

"Haiti Dreams of Democracy" [1987], dir. Jonathan Demme & J. Menell, 52m. From Cinema Guild. Prospects after fall of Duvalier.

"Haiti: Harvest of Hope" [1998 & 2003], dir. Kevin Pina, 57m. On rise & fall of Aristide.

"Lafanmi Selavi" [2000], dir. Lee Flynn, 60m. From Cinema Guild. Five children interviewed at center for street kids in Port-au-Prince.

"The Soul of the Islands" [1988], dir. Alain d'Aix, 30m. From Cinema Guild. Singer Toto Bissainthe recounts a fable of Haiti's past & continuing tragedy.

"This Other Haiti" [1993], dir. David Korb, 58m. From Cinema Guild. Explores work of Mouvement Paysan de Papay (MPP), nationwide peasant movement for social change, in establishing health dispensaries, farming co-ops, a credit bank & training programs.

"Voyage of Dreams" [1983], dir. C. Davis & R. Cajuste, 30m. From Cinema Guild. Haitian boat people & reasons for their self-exile.

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