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March 22, 2021
Gangs Rule the Streets of Jovenel Moïse’s Haiti
A whole country has been kidnapped by a bloodthirsty, money-hungry cabal. And how does the US State Department respond? By calling for “dialogue.”
March 2, 2021
The Israeli Military Shot My Cousin—and the US Bears Part of the Blame
While Congress refuses to pass a living wage, it continues to supply Israel with copious amounts of military aid, which the country then uses to harm my family.
March 1, 2021
After a Decade of Misrule, the People of Haiti Have Had Enough
But apprentice dictator Jovenel Moïse won’t go as long as the Biden administration backs his violent, corrupt regime.
February 2, 2021
The 10 Steps Biden Can Take to Promote Peace
Biden wants America to lead “by the power of our example.” Here’s how he can start.
June 3, 2020
Debt Relief for Tyrants Is a Terrible Idea
Bernie Sanders and Ilhan Omar want to cancel the debts of the world’s poorest countries. In some cases, that’s a big mistake.
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April 7, 2020
For Refugee Camps, Covid-19 Is a Death Sentence
So why did Trump propose a 35 percent cut in US aid to global health programs in February?
January 10, 2020
Can Haiti Rise From the Ashes?
Over the past decade Haitians have suffered a devastating earthquake, a failed reconstruction effort, and chronic political corruption. But resistance continues, and there are signs of hope.
October 8, 2019
Hondurans Are Fighting for a Future Against the US-Supported Dictatorship
A new broad-based coalition including unions, professionals, students, feminists, farmers, and opposition parties is forging a sustained campaign of resistance.
June 21, 2019
How the US Shapes Queer Activism in Liberia
Outsiders have both helped and harmed Liberia’s LGBT community.
March 25, 2019
Trump’s Global Gag Rule Is Making It Harder to Fight the AIDS Crisis
The Trump administration says it is leading the global fight against HIV and AIDS—and then shoots itself in the foot.