NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
H215
Timeslot: 
Session 6: Sunday June 30th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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We are witnessing collapse of the rotten political and economic edifice Washington has built in Haiti over the past 28 years since its first coup d’état against Aristide. Ironically, it was $4.3 billion in Venezuelan PetroCaribe solidarity that postponed for a decade the political hurricane now engulfing Haiti. But U.S. aggression against Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution has created a cascade of unintended consequences in Haiti, fed by the Haitian people’s deep sense of gratitude and recognition for Venezuela’s contribution to them — just as Chavez and Maduro often said that PetroCaribe was given “to repay the historic debt that Venezuela owes the Haitian people.”

Participants

Pierre LeRoy is a Haitian patriot, revolutionary and humanitarian. He was forced into exile in 1961 and until the downfall of the Duvalier regime remained on its death list. Here in the US, Pierre was a teacher of French, Spanish and ESL. Along with his wife, Teresa (Terry), he is a co founder...

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Organizer and Author known for his work to expose the disappearance, mass murder and genocide against Indigenous Peoples of Canada. He exposes the disappearance and death of more than 50,000 Canadian Indigenous children from 1923 to 1926 as a result of project carried out by Catholic Church and...

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Chris Silvera is a distinguished labor organizer and human rights advocate. Chris Silvera is the Secretary Treasurer and Principal Officer of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 108. He is the longest serving principal officer in the Teamsters Union. Chris Silvera works every day to...

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Ben Norton writes extensively on Yemen and Syria, for AlterNet, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) The Grayzone Project, founded by Max Blumenthal, and is a producer and reporter at the Real News Network . He has appeared as an analyst and commentator on numerous media outlets,...

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Kim Ives is a journalist with the newspaper Haiti Liberté, which is a part of the 1804 Movement for All Immigrants.

For close to a quarter of a century, has produced activist and cultural programs for television. He is affiliated with several organizations, including "Incarcerated Nation" a group that addresses issues related to the carceral state. He has moderated "The Haiti Panel at the Left...

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Nat’l Coordinator. Judicial Violence Symposium, Co-Coordinator. Guadeloupe Haiti Tour Comm., NY Green Party, two-time US Senate candidate. Committed Pan Africanist with a life time in activist work in civil rights, human rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights. Aligned with Eco-Socialist...

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