Radical Activist Network public meeting
From 7:30pm to 9:30pm on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London.
* Peter Hallward, author of Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment and Out of This World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation
* Selma James, writer and solidarity activist, Global Women’s Strike
* Nick Dearden, director of Jubilee Debt Campaign
Haiti was the first independent nation in Latin America, freed as a result of an inspiring slave revolt. Yet it has been subject to domination ever since, from US occupations, to the crippling 135-year debt imposed by former colonial master France, to Western-backed dictatorships, coups, and IMF-imposed free market economic ‘reforms’.
Now, as US troops patrol the country, free market economists are seeing new opportunities to privatise and ‘restructure’ Haiti’s economy, while its external debts have still not been cancelled by rich donors. The ‘shock doctrine’ looks to be striking again. Join the discussion about what solidarity we can offer to those in Haiti seeking an alternative future.
No Shock Doctrine for Haiti group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=292737727221&ref=ts