Tag Archives: Haiti

The Child Catchers

Review of The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption by Kathryn Joyce, which explores the religious Right’s renewed enthusiasm for domestic and international adoption. Continue reading

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Ex-Pope Benedict’s reactionary career

From the March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: World in View by Gerry Emmett Ex-Pope Benedict’s reactionary career Pope Benedict XVI’s sudden resignation announcement on Feb. 11 took the world by surprise. It is the first time in almost … Continue reading

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Monsters of the Market

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Monsters of the Market Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires, and Global Capitalism by David McNally (Haymarket Books, Chicago, July 2012). “The wealth of those societies in which the capitalist mode … Continue reading

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Hurricane Isaac & Haiti

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: World in View Hurricane Isaac & Haiti by Gerry Emmet Hurricane Isaac only skirted Haiti, but was a huge blow to 390,000 people still living in tent cities since the devastating … Continue reading

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Haiti two years after the earthquake

From the new January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Haiti two years after the earthquake Two years after the devastating earthquake, Haiti’s disaster continues: More than half a million Haitians live in displacement camps, primarily in tents and plastic … Continue reading

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World in View: Haiti one year later

From the January-February 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View: Haiti one year later Oxfam, Amnesty International, the Red Cross and the UN issued sobering reports on the first anniversary of the most devastating earthquake in modern Haitian … Continue reading

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World food crisis, still

The world food crisis, which was hot in 2008 and then subsided temporarily, is getting worse again. It was one of the factors in Tunisia’s revolution, along with recent revolts in Algeria. The piece below, published in the June-July 2008 … Continue reading

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