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Haiti Earthquake | Haiti Earthquake

opal-palmer-adisa's picture
Feb.13.2011
The story is worth repeating: I visited Haiti on January 14, a few days after the activities commemorating the 2010 earthquake.  And as luck would have it, Jean-Claude Duvalier, aka Baby Doc arrived two days later and not only stayed in the same hotel, Karibe, where I stayed, but on the same floor...
laurel-anne-hill's picture
Aug.31.2010
Photo from the Sacramento Bee, 8/17/10, Getty Images/Joe Raedle Some organizations really understand the meaning of patience, perseverance and creativity.  The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is one of them.  UMCOR, a charity with a 70-year history of relief and recovery work around...
devorah-major's picture
Jan.31.2010
haiti - statistics of loss                1.i can not count but so high without losing my place in the line of the dead who sleep next to the homeless and the hungry weeping               2.  for three hundred yearsthey have paidfor loving their freedomas much as they lovetheir gods...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.26.2010
“I survived by drinking Coca-Cola. I drank Coca-Cola every day, and I ate some little tiny things,” he said. Wismond Exantus’s tale of survival conveys a larger lesson about charity franchising. As someone who worked in the grocery store in Port-au-Prince, where he was found after 11 days, his...
clinton-fein's picture
Jan.25.2010
Buried children, buried livesMissing mothers, starving wivesHelpless husbands, desperate sonsBattered brothers, sisters run Save the Haitans, sing a songCompassion whoring all night longCelebrity culture, aren't we fantastic?Helicopter them cake, give us cash, better plastic We'll make pages on...
warren-adie-riley's picture
Jan.19.2010
Google Earth created an overlay of the devastated city of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti last Wednesday (January, 13th, 2010.) Since, they have updated this overlay to include the entire central region of Haiti and the Western portion of the Dominican Republic. I have as yet to find the word for the...
clinton-fein's picture
Jan.15.2010
On Wednesday, January 13, 2009, the senile televangelist, Pat Robertson, reacted to the earthquake in Haiti on the Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club" by relaying the following story: “You know ... something happened a long time ago in Haiti. … They got together and swore a pact...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.15.2010
A doomsday quick-fix prophet on TV last night was holding forth on how the solar eclipse would muck up our lives based on our zodiac signs. After he had told us just how bad it would get, a godman sitting next to him asked us to place a pot and add things in it according to the level of muckery,...
heather-koelle's picture
Jan.14.2010
As I was eating supper in our warm new room,watching the news, I saw rubble everywhere, crying children, maimed mothers, gas stations set up as hosptials, rescue workers digging through the rubble listening for sounds of breathing with special instruments Truckloads and planes loaded with food...
steve-hauk's picture
Jan.14.2010
DeWitt Clinton Peters arrived in Haiti shortly after World War II to teach English in a kind of early Peace Corps. Days off he rode his bicycle into the hills and villages and discovered a wonderful kind of folk art, free and joyous. In 1944 he established the Centre d'Art in an old house in the...