The Politics of Kidnapping in Haiti: Amy Wilentz

The Politics of Kidnapping in Haiti: Amy Wilentz

Plus Dave Zirin on The Kaepernick Effect.

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Who really runs Haiti—the government, or the gangs? The kidnappings suggest it’s the gangs—and the leader of the gang that kidnapped 16 Americans has openly expressed political ambitions. Amy Wilentz explains.

Plus: Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest, taking a knee, became the symbol of resistance to racial injustice in America. Dave Zirin talks about how that political movement has swept through college and high school sports. His new book is The Kaepernick Effect.

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