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posted by tlorincz in on Nov 2, 2012 - View profile

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HAITI’S NEW DICTATORSHIP: THE COUP, THE EARTHQUAKE & THE UN OCCUPATION Book launch


12:00pm
- 1:30pm
Friday November 23 2012

Venue: Room 127, McNally Main Building, Saint Mary's University
Address: 923 Robie St.
Cost: Free
Accessibility: Yes

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HAITI’S NEW DICTATORSHIP: THE COUP, THE EARTHQUAKE & THE UN OCCUPATION

Book launch with author Justin Podhur

Friday, November 23

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Room 127, McNally Main Building,

St. Mary's University, 923 Robie St., Halifax

 

In 1804 Haiti became the world's first independent black Republic following a slave revolution. 200 years later, ravaged by colonialism and violence, it was placed under UN military occupation. Haiti's New Dictatorship charts the country's recent history, from the 2004 coup against President Aristide to the devastating 2010 earthquake, revealing a shocking story of abuse and indifference by international forces. Justin Podur unmasks the grim reality of a supposedly benign international occupation, arguing that the denial of sovereignty is the fundamental cause of Haiti's problems. A powerful challenge and wake-up call to the international NGO and development community, Haiti's New Dictatorship is essential reading for anyone concerned with justice in the global south and progressive development policies.

 

About The Author

Justin Podur is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at York University, Canada. He is a writer on political conflicts and social movements, and has reported from numerous countries including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, Haiti and Israel/Palestine. He is a contributor to Empire's Ally: Canadian Foreign Policy and the War in Afghanistan (2012).

 

Books will be available for sale. Organized by the Department of International Development Studies, the Halifax Peace Coalition, and the King's Students' Union. For more information, please visit www.halifaxpeacecoalition.ca

Organizer:www.halifaxpeacecoalition.ca

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