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Haiti's New Dictatorship: The Coup, the Earthquake & the UN Occupation Book launch

- 9:00pm
Friday November 23 2012

Venue: Haliburton Room, Arts & Admin Bldg., University of King's College,
Address: 6350 Coburg Rd
Cost: Free
Accessibility: Yes

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In 1804 Haiti became the world's first independent black Republic following a slave revolution. 200 years later, ravaged by colonialism and violence, it was placed under UN military occupation. Haiti's New Dictatorship charts the country's recent history, from the 2004 coup against President Aristide to the devastating 2010 earthquake, revealing a shocking story of abuse and indifference by international forces. Justin Podur unmasks the grim reality of a supposedly benign international occupation, arguing that the denial of sovereignty is the fundamental cause of Haiti's problems. A powerful challenge and wake-up call to the international NGO and development community, Haiti's New Dictatorship is essential reading for anyone concerned with justice in the global south and progressive development policies.


About The Author: Justin Podur is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at York University, Canada. He is a writer on political conflicts and social movements, and has reported from numerous countries including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, Israel/Palestine and Haiti. He is a contributor to Empire's Ally: Canadian Foreign Policy and the War in Afghanistan (2012).


Books will be available for sale. Organized by the Department of International Development Studies at Saint Mary's University, the Halifax Peace Coalition, and the King's Students' Union. For more information, please visit www.halifaxpeacecoalition.ca

Organizer:Halifax Peace Coalition www.halifaxpeacecoalition.ca

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