By on November 11, 2012
HAITI’S NEW DICTATORSHIP: The Coup, the Earthquake, and the UN Occupation
By Justin Podur
(Click to listen to Jafrikayiti’s Interview with author Justin Podur – Nov. 11, 2012)

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.


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, Haiti and Israel/Palestine. He is a contributor to Empire’s Ally: Canadian Foreign Policy and the War in Afghanistan (2013).

MONTREAL | Tuesday November 13, 7:00pm
Hall Building, Room 767, 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Concordia University.
OTTAWA | Friday November 16, 7:00pm
Collective Works Bookstore, 1242 Wellington Street West.

TORONTO | Thursday November 22, 1:00pm
Toronto Reference Library, Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium, 789 Yonge Street.HALIFAX | Friday November 23, 12:00pm

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