Two documentary films made in recent years about Haiti help us to understand the current crisis following the earthquake. Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Frann Michel discuss what can be learned from Aristide and the Endless Revolution and The Agronomist. The second of these revolves around the historical and ongoing importance of community supported radio in Haiti, and makes clear why you should support KBOO (please click on the tip jar at the top of this page if you haven't donated yet in this fund drive!)
Does last week's Supreme Court decision permitting corporations to promote candidates for office, on the grounds of their right to "free speech," hand over our government to corporations? Clayton Morgareidge reviews some of what the left press has to say on the topic. You can read his comments and find his sources here.