Justin Podur, author of Haiti’s New Dictatorship (Pluto, 2012), has been interviewed by Rabble.ca about the book. Haiti’s New Dictatorship is the history of the past seven years, from the 2004 coup against Aristide to the devastating 2010 earthquake, revealing a shocking story of abuse and neglect by international forces. Justin reveals the reality of a supposedly benign international occupation, arguing that the denial of sovereignty is the fundamental cause of Haiti’s problems.
In the podcast Justin speaks with Between the Lines’ Matt Adams about the key arguments of the book.
The audio (length: 23 mins) can be streamed or downloaded from the Rabble.ca page, and accessed here.
To buy the book for the low, low price of £17, go to the Pluto Press website (www.plutobooks.com) or click on the cover image to the left.
“The centuries-long torture of Haiti, and the courageous resistance of its people, is one of the most dramatic and compelling stories of modern history. It is vividly brought to life in this well-informed and highly illuminating study, which also provides valuable lessons about Haiti, about western power and ideology, and about prospects for justice and freedom in today’s world.” – Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus) at MIT