Pluto author Justin Podur, (Haiti’s New Dictatorship: The Coup, the Earthquake and the UN Occupation; Pluto, 2012) has produced a new short documentary about Afghanistan’s perils and prospects. Filmed in Kabul, Afghanistan in March 2013, it features Members of Parliament Ramazon Bashardost and Shukria Barackzai.
We have embedded the video here. You can check out Justin’s other articles and videos on his blog, Killing Train.
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