Haiti

Sweet Micky and the Sad Déjà Vu of Haiti’s Presidential Elections

The New Yorker
December 3, 2015

In  the lively and graphic opening montage of the new documentary “Sweet Micky for President,” a behind-the-scenes look at Haiti’s 2010-2011 Presidential election and the rise of the entertainer turned President Michel Martelly, a newsman in stock film footage declares that “Haitians are a very abused people.” Granted, he says, Haitians are also proud—proud that our country was born out of a slave uprising; proud that we were the first black republic in the western hemisphere; proud, too, of having survived in the face of extreme adversity, what many called “resilience” after the devastatin

An urgent call: Return former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to Haiti

The San Francisco Bay View
January 23, 2011

Haiti Action Committee is honored to post this full-page ad that appeared Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, in the Miami Herald, echoing the call of Haiti’s democratic movement for the return of President Aristide.

Signed by hundreds of people, it demands that the United States, the United Nations and the Haitian government stop blocking President Aristide from returning to the land of his birth.

The text of the ad and a list of signers appear below.

NLG and IADL Election Observers Establish Flaws in Haiti's October 25 Vote, Call for Independent Investigation

November 24, 2015

A new report by international election observers from the NLG and IADL concludes that Haiti’s October 25, 2015 presidential and legislative elections fell far short of minimum standards for fair elections, and calls for an independent investigation to address widespread allegations of fraud.

Guild Notes: Vol. 40, No. 2/3 (Summer/Fall 2015)

  • NLG publishes complete Radical Law Student Manual
  • Guildies gear up for annual Law for the People Convention in Oakland, CA
  • New column, "Beyond Bars": Voices from NLG Jailhouse Lawyers
  • People's Tribunals Deliver Justice for Victims of Human Rights Violations
  • Chicago Activists Obtain Reparations for Chicago Police Torture Survivors
  • NLG Legal Observers Monitor Toledo Nazi Counter-Protest
  • NLG Goes to Cuba
  • NLG-NYC Parole Prep Project Sees Sucessful Results
  • Remembering Detroit Newspaper Strike 20 Years Later

Haiti lawyer claims government is persecuting him

Associated Press
October 5, 2012

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A prominent Haitian lawyer and his law firm say he’s being persecuted for work that is politically at odds with the government of President Michel Martelly.

Attorney Mario Joseph says he has been subjected to an escalating series of menacing phone calls, harassment and intimidation over the past year.

An adviser to Martelly on Friday called the allegations ‘‘completely false.’’

Citing Intimidation, Death Threats, National Lawyers Guild Calls for Protection of Haitian Lawyers to Government Critics

October 4, 2012

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) expresses its grave concern over the recent intimidation of Haitian attorneys who represent government critics, which has included death threats, judicial harassment, and a report that Haiti’s top justice official ordered the arrest of three.

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