Justin Podur, the author of new Pluto book, Haiti’s New Dictatorship has been busy recently, writing a new piece for The Killing Train blog on Rwandan rebels’ advancement into DRC territory, (you can view it by clicking here) as well as launching his new book in Montreal last week. Of the latter, we have a video, and so naturally we’ve embedded it in the Pluto blog, right here. See the bottom of this post for details on how to purchase Justin’s book.
The Coup, the Earthquake and the UN Occupation
Justin Podur. Foreword by William I Robinson
Charts Haiti’s recent history up to the present, including the 2004 coup, the UN occupation and devastating 2010 earthquake.
“The UN occupation of Haiti promised to bring stability and democracy. Instead it has delivered cholera, rape and repression. With a sharp eye and a keener pen, Justin Podur expertly exposes the abuses the gang of nations that calls itself ‘the international community’ has inflicted on one of the world’s poorest countries – from the brutal imposition of structural adjustment and the driving out of a democratically elected president to the politicisation of earthquake relief. Enough is enough.” – Greg Grandin, Professor of History at New York University
“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