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by Barb
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Login and Post Test
Replies: 2
Views: 1825

Re: Login and Post Test

Me, too!
by Barb
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Second verse same as the first
Replies: 0
Views: 1628

Second verse same as the first

THEIR VIEW Haitians still await quake recovery E. Thomas Johnson July 6, 2010 7:54am EDT Five months after Haiti's devastating earthquake, the emergency response has finally secured a toehold: No one is lacking essential life-preserving services. But real recovery and reconstruction efforts have yet...
by Barb
Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Why so little progress since the earthquake?
Replies: 3
Views: 2327

Why so little progress since the earthquake?

I would like to hear explanations from WOH people as to why so little has been done in response to the earthquake in Haiti. There must be a story that is not being told. What are the specifics of that story and who is holding up the progress? Why is Preval so quiet and withdrawn and not doing anythi...
by Barb
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Haiti-an Oppressed State-report on U.S. and other repression
Replies: 8
Views: 3123

[quote]Is there a reason why Americans always assume bloodshed is necessary for anything worthwhile to be accomplished? And I don't want to hear yet another Anglo-American interpretation of "human nature" they always insist the entire world must accept! Stop your imperious preaching![/quote] I'm not...
by Barb
Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Haiti-an Oppressed State-report on U.S. and other repression
Replies: 8
Views: 3123

Post-quake Haiti wants to feed itself — and for once, world leaders are listening By: JONATHAN M. KATZ Associated Press 03/20/10 12:10 PM PDT PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — The earthquake not only smashed markets, collapsed warehouses and left more than 2.5 million people without enough to eat. It may also...
by Barb
Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Haiti-an Oppressed State-report on U.S. and other repression
Replies: 8
Views: 3123

US troops withdraw from streets of Haitian capital, leaving behind gratitude, anxiety By: Ben Fox,Jennifer Kay, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - U.S. troops are withdrawing from the shattered capital, leaving many Haitians anxious that the most visible portion of international is ending ...
by Barb
Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Haiti-an Oppressed State-report on U.S. and other repression
Replies: 8
Views: 3123

And the solution is?

Is it your own blood you are willing to shed or only some one else's?
by Barb
Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Thoughts on rebuilding Haiti
Replies: 32
Views: 14096

Earthquake aftermath frustrates area doctor

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/E9AFB557A76EDC59862576D7000A5EC9? Earthquake aftermath frustrates area doctor BY DOUG MOORE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 02/01/2010 ST. LOUIS — The earthquake in Haiti earlier this year had unexpected consequences for Dr. Patricia ...
by Barb
Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: A letter from Francklin Armand 30 days after the quake.
Replies: 0
Views: 1662

A letter from Francklin Armand 30 days after the quake.

A LETTER FROM BROTHER FRANCKLIN ARMAND - 2/12/2010 "THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE QUAKE" Dear Friends of my Country and Friends of the Whole World, I experienced the earthquake in Port-au-Prince in my body and bones and, just like the couleuvre ‘chwal’ (a type of snake) found in my country, when you frighte...
by Barb
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: A painting I find very moving
Replies: 2
Views: 1305

Its the one with the people buried in the buildings with the spider webs growing over them.
by Barb
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Rain overnight in Port-au-Prince, February 18th
Replies: 0
Views: 1566

Rain overnight in Port-au-Prince, February 18th

From the What If Foundation website blog. "We received this email from Katty, one of the members of our earthquake relief team at the St. Clare’s rectory, this morning with photos: “This morning there was heavy rain in Port-au-prince. About midnight until 3 am. The situation has been really critical...
by Barb
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: American Charities Raise $709-Million for Haiti Relief
Replies: 11
Views: 5059

Speaking of which... This appeared on the Pwoje Espwa blog today, posted by the priest who does the fund raising and is sort of the spokesperson for the place. "We were visited today by five representatives from the UN, AVSI (an Italian international non-profit) and Terre des Hommes (a Swiss interna...
by Barb
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:57 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: American Charities Raise $709-Million for Haiti Relief
Replies: 11
Views: 5059

This comes from reading "Travesty in Haiti."
by Barb
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: American Charities Raise $709-Million for Haiti Relief
Replies: 11
Views: 5059

Let's see...709 million dollars divided by $4.47 per day at $.75 per hour equals 160,404,000 work days and the population of Haiti is, what, 9 million? Estimating 1/3 of them as available, able bodied with nothing much else to do and a willingness to work...
by Barb
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: American Charities Raise $709-Million for Haiti Relief
Replies: 11
Views: 5059

Feb 12th, 2010 Haiti Numbers – 27 Days After Quake By Bill Quigley Bill has visited Haiti numerous times working for human rights. He is legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. His email is quigley77@gmail.com 890 million. Amount of international debt that Haiti owes creditors. Finan...
by Barb
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: American Charities Raise $709-Million for Haiti Relief
Replies: 11
Views: 5059

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/abr ... y_id=57227

Red Cross needs to explain $175 million gap.
by Barb
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: American Charities Raise $709-Million for Haiti Relief
Replies: 11
Views: 5059

So where's it all going?
by Barb
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Thoughts on rebuilding Haiti
Replies: 32
Views: 14096

I certainly have no business making suggestions on this topic, but I would like to put forward some thoughts that have been occurring to me. Every plan for redevelopment seems to start with an analysis of need, deficiencies, and weaknesses and an emphasis on what the developers can do to change the ...
by Barb
Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: A Letter From Br. Francklin Armand
Replies: 2
Views: 1883

by Barb
Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: A Letter From Br. Francklin Armand
Replies: 2
Views: 1883

A Letter From Br. Francklin Armand

A LETTER FROM BROTHER FRANCKLIN ARMAND Dear Friends of my country and the world, I finally have the courage to take a pen to write these few lines. I am collapsed, overwhelmed, annihilated, wiped out, hurting, that's alii can say. I thank God for allowing me to live in my flesh and see first hand th...
by Barb
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Crisis Mapping
Replies: 0
Views: 1344

Crisis Mapping

by Barb
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Earthquake in Haiti
Replies: 26
Views: 11726

This is again from Father Marc in Les Cayes. I find the remarks about MINUSTAH particularly significant and distressing. "Sorry for neglecting you but it's been a busy day. Went to the hospital again this morning where chaos reigns. Not enough beds. No more medicine. No food for patients. Our donati...
by Barb
Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: 2010
Topic: Earthquake in Haiti
Replies: 26
Views: 11726

From Father Marc in Les Cayes: Later today EdH (Electricite d'Haiti) will start rolling out rations of electricity as the fuel supply is dwindling. The plan is to provide electricity at night for security and a few hours during the day. Only one gas station is open at this time and folks are predict...
by Barb
Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Earthquake in Haiti
Replies: 26
Views: 11726

This is from the "Kindred Journey" webpage that collects money for Pandiasou from the US. UPDATE at 3:20 PM: Word has now been received that apparently all of the Little Brothers and Little Sisters have miraculously survived the quake, and are now working diligently to assist their fallen countrymen...
by Barb
Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Earthquake in Haiti
Replies: 26
Views: 11726

This today from Les Cayes "Some vehicle traffic has made it here from Port-au-Prince. Folks said that it was very slow going but passable. So this is good news, indeed. No large vehicles are attempting it at this time like buses or fuel trucks but this is a much improved scenario." Father Marc also ...
by Barb
Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:13 am
Forum: 2010
Topic: The priority is relief now... but what lies beyond?
Replies: 1
Views: 1504

From Les Cayes Pwoje Espwa website this morning: There is only one road from Port-au-Prince to Les Cayes and it is now impassable. One of the mountains that has to be climbed has split in two leaving a huge chasm, effectively cutting off means of transportation for people and goods. Other parts of t...
by Barb
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Earthquake in Haiti
Replies: 26
Views: 11726

"earthquake news through a friend on facebook My husband’s family lives right below the (St. Clare’s) church as does our assistant – we hope to talk to them again. I think we got through before everyone jammed the lines. Our family’s kitchen and some roof addition collapsed, and we could hear people...
by Barb
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Earthquake in Haiti
Replies: 26
Views: 11726

"Yes, we had an earthquake and it was amazing. Lots of shaking and questioning, enthralled kids but, thankfully, no one hurt and no structures damaged. I was surprised at the magnitude... much greater than the few I had experienced in CA. Now there's a tsunami watch so say a prayer! Thanks." This fr...
by Barb
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: No Lavalas in 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1898

No Lavalas in 2010

Haiti bans prominent party from 2010 election Aristide party barred from Haiti's February ballot From Reuters US Online Report World News 2009-11-25 23:57:16 PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - The political party of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide will be barred from legislative elections scheduled ...
by Barb
Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Farmer the United Nations Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti
Replies: 1
Views: 2125

Farmer the United Nations Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti

Haiti: UN envoy Bill Clinton appoints prominent US doctor as deputy The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Haiti, former US President Bill Clinton, meeting with residents of Gonaives 11 August 2009 – Former United States President Bill Clinton today appointed the physician and Harvard University ...
by Barb
Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: From Terry Gross yesterday. A can of worms indeed
Replies: 1
Views: 1578

In the September 2007 Mother Jones, Sharlet and Kathryn Joyce reported that Hillary Clinton (pictured at the 2009 National Prayer Breakfast) has been active in Bible-study and prayer circles affilated with the Family. Writing in The Nation, Barbara Ehrenreich reported that Clinton described Family l...
by Barb
Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: From Terry Gross yesterday. A can of worms indeed
Replies: 1
Views: 1578

From Terry Gross yesterday. A can of worms indeed

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106115324 Fresh Air from WHYY, July 1, 2009 · In the book The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, author Jeff Sharlet examines the power wielded by a secretive Christian group known as the Family, or the Fellowship. F...
by Barb
Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Victory: Debt Cancellation for Haiti
Replies: 3
Views: 2222

Wonderful news. I hope it results in something tangible for the people of Haiti.

I miss the active WOH! Facebook just ain't the same.
by Barb
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Memorial service for GERARD JEAN-JUSTE
Replies: 2
Views: 1893

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they...
by Barb
Tue May 19, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Bill Clinton Named a Special Envoy to Haiti from the U.N.
Replies: 1
Views: 1737

Bill Clinton Named a Special Envoy to Haiti from the U.N.

HAITI U.N. turns to Bill Clinton for Haiti help In accepting an envoy post, former President Clinton said Haiti's people are determined to rebuild. http://www.miamiherald.com/582/story/1054866.html BY JACQUELINE CHARLES JCHARLES@MIAMIHERALD.COM Former President Bill Clinton, who has pledged his phil...
by Barb
Fri May 08, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Frère Franklin Armand : le paysan de Dieu
Replies: 11
Views: 2985

zzzzzzz.....

I can see I am keeping everyone awake with this.
by Barb
Wed May 06, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Frère Franklin Armand : le paysan de Dieu
Replies: 11
Views: 2985

I hear you. When I hear somebody up and soapboxing about the public schools and what is wrong with them, I always want to say, "Please! Come visit! Come observe! THe reality is so much more rich and complex and wonderful and difficult than they think. I really would love to visit Haiti and perhaps s...
by Barb
Sat May 02, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Frère Franklin Armand : le paysan de Dieu
Replies: 11
Views: 2985

I posted three related articles on the recent election in Haiti. I am rather surprised nobody has responded. Maybe I am reading more into things than are there, but it looks to me like it could be seen as a mandate to express the desire to reject the stranglehold the Haitian elite and the UN/World B...
by Barb
Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Frère Franklin Armand : le paysan de Dieu
Replies: 11
Views: 2985

[quote]By the way, I stumbled upon a book titled “Desire for Development: Whiteness, gender and the helping imperative” by Babara Heron which deals with this matter in great detail. It would help many of us make better sense of these Clinton, Bono, Tarzan initiatives and why they are not really abou...
by Barb
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Frère Franklin Armand : le paysan de Dieu
Replies: 11
Views: 2985

Just checking to be sure... So this is not exploitation or colonialism? This is not White Folks coming in and playing at helping the poor for their own selfish reasons? It doesn't look like it to me, but maybe some people would call it so. I mean, as a Catholic, I might not be seeing things as other...
by Barb
Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: 2009
Topic: Aiding is Abetting
Replies: 5
Views: 2817

OK, I'll bite. What would happen if aid were suspended? How much on the ground suffering and bloodshed would result if the aid were stopped cold turkey? My super-Republican friend at work thinks aiding other countries is dead wrong and that people take our money and blame us for all their problems, ...
by Barb
Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Lavalas Flexes its Muscles in Haiti
Replies: 3
Views: 2180

From aljazeera

Haitians shun senate elections http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2009/04/2009419224231220542.html Many clear-plastic ballot boxes were nearly empty in Sunday's polls [AFP] Haiti's long-delayed senate elections have been marred by extremely poor voter turnout. Official results are still days...
by Barb
Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Lavalas Flexes its Muscles in Haiti
Replies: 3
Views: 2180

From Counterpunch

Who is Representing Who? The Haitian People Need a Lobbyist By RICHARD MORSE Port-au-Prince. If the Haitian government tells you these last Senate elections were fine; don't believe them. If the United Nations tells you these last Senate elections in Haiti were fine; don't believe them. If the OAS (...
by Barb
Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Lavalas Flexes its Muscles in Haiti
Replies: 3
Views: 2180

From Reuters

Haiti will likely wait days for election results By JONATHAN M. KATZ – 3 days ago http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gwk_RJA8imQ2nmsEHQfRcrTkzcJgD97MHOC80 Results of Haiti's Senate elections will likely not be known for more than a week despite an apparent low turnout, an election off...
by Barb
Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Lavalas Flexes its Muscles in Haiti
Replies: 3
Views: 2180

Lavalas Flexes its Muscles in Haiti

Lavalas flexes its muscles in Haiti by Kevin Pina President of Haiti Rene Preval appears visibly worried as his security detachment far out numbers voters at the polling station where he cast his ballot. A nearly empty ballot box sits at a polling station in Port-au-Prince on April 19, 2009. Voters ...
by Barb
Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: A report on today's election preparation from Les Cayes
Replies: 1
Views: 1568

A report on today's election preparation from Les Cayes

The orphanage, Pwoje Espwa, posts regular photos and updates on the web and this showed up this morning... From http://pwojeespwa.blogspot.com/ Elections National elections are taking place today. There are several senate seats that need to be filled (one for our area). Fanmi Lavalas (ex-President J...
by Barb
Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: 2009
Topic: Obama pledges 20 million for debt repayment for Haiti
Replies: 4
Views: 2266

Obama pledges 20 million for debt repayment for Haiti

Jubilee USA Welcomes Obama Administration Pledge to Relieve Haiti’s Debt Debt Relief to Support Haiti’s Fragile Democracy in Advance of Critical Senate Election CONTACT: Kristin Sundell, Jubilee USA, 202-783-0215 direct; 443-845-4461 cell Brian Concannon Jr, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Hait...