Wednesday, February 10, 2010

10 Feb 2010: Today's Democracy Now!

As Haiti Toll Revised to 230,000, Journalist Reed Lindsay Reports on Scarcity of Aid in Devastated Port-au-Prince
One month after the earthquake in Haiti, the official death toll is now at 230,000. On Tuesday Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said it would take another 10 years to rebuild Haiti and admitted officials have no clear plan for relocating the one million Haitians made homeless by the earthquake. We go to the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince to speak with journalist Reed Lindsay.

Actor, Activist Danny Glover: Former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide “Mystified” at U.S. Resistance to His Return
Actor, activist, and TransAfrica forum chair Danny Glover joins us just after returning from South Africa where he met with the ousted former Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide. Glover reports Aristide wants to come back to his country five years after his ouster in a U.S.-backed coup, but the Obama administration hasn’t dropped the U.S. stance of blocking Aristide’s return to the Western hemisphere.

“Haiti: Killing the Dream”: Excerpt of Documentary on Centuries of Western Subversion of Haitian Sovereignty
To put the history of Haiti in context we turn to the 1992 documentary “Haiti: Killing the Dream” produced by Hart and Dana Perry of Crowing Rooster Productions and narrated by Ossie Davis. In this excerpt, the film looks at the nearly-20-year occupation of Haiti by U.S. Marines beginning in 1915.

Palestinian Families Appeal to UN Over Israeli Construction of “Museum of Tolerance” on Jerusalem’s Historic Mamilla Cemetery
Palestinian families have filed a petition with the United Nations over the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s plans to build a “Museum of Tolerance” over the historic Muslim cemetery Jerusalem. Opponents of the project have long questioned how a monument to tolerance can be built on the remains of the graves of generations of Palestinian Muslims. We speak to Columbia University professor and author Rashid Khalidi, a petitioner whose ancestors were buried at the Mamilla cemetery; and Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights, which is representing the families in their petition.

Headlines

U.S. Prepares New Sanctions on Iran
Haitian Death Toll Revised to 230,000
Haitian Women Protest Lack of Aid
U.S. Firms Lobby Haiti for Reconstruction Deals
U.S. Frees Jailed Iraqi Journalist
NATO Warns Afghan Civilians Ahead of Assault
India Blocks Sale of Monsanto GM Crop
Dems Help Defeat Nomination of Union Attorney to Labor Board
Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike at Texas Immigration Jail
Another U.S. Activist Denied Entry to Canada Ahead of Olympics


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