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Archive for February 2010

Baby Doc loses millions

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Glad to see some justice being served. Jean Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier looks like he’s about to lose millions of dollars he swindled from my poor countrymen. Check out the story in the NY Times.

Baby Doc Set To Lose Millions

Gede Greg C.

Miami company aids Earthquake victims by donating low cost cabins

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Nice to see organizations stepping up in the relief effort intelligently. These cabins are desperately needed. Check outthe story in the Miami Herald.

Low Cost Cabins Donated To Haiti Quake Victims

Gede Greg C.

Papa Legba Open the Doors For Us

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Haiti needs you in the worst way right now.

Gede Greg C.

Sanitation Issues Added to list of Current Problems in Post Quake Port Au Prince

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Please take a look at this article from the New York Times yesterday on how the lack of proper sanitation and sewage system is creating conditions for outbreaks of diseases like cholera, typhoid, and shigellosis. One needs not imagine how devastating any outbreak would be in Port Au Prince at the moment. Let’s hope the powers that be have some kind of plan for building a decent infrastructure in Haiti moving forward. People in this day and age should not be forced to live like this.

Gede Greg C.

Sanitation Woes in Port Au Prince

Lwa Ogou

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Today is Wednesday, the day we serve the Lwas Ogou. Take a look into my world.

Gede Greg C.

Words From A Friend: Greetings and Salutations to Mark Schuller

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I saw a great article today at the Huffington Post about the Haitian Earthquake and its aftermath written by our esteemed colleague Mark Schuller. Not only is Mr. Schuller a well respected figure in the world of academia via his post as Assistant  Professor of African American Studies and Anthropology at York College CUNY, but he is one of the most sincere non-Haitians working on behalf of Haitian people that our team has had the pleasure of meeting along our journey.  We were lucky enough to get an interview with him for our documentary “Conversations with the Living: Globalization and the Haitian Aids Crisis” very early in production and he’s been working and assisting through our film making process since.

Mr. Schuller also served as Co-Director and Co-Producer of “Poto Mitan”, an uplifting documentary that chronicles the lives of five courageous Haitian women workers and examines how neoliberal globalization effects these women’s lives and how it impacts Haiti and Haitian life by  producing inhumane working and living conditions, unchecked systemic violence, rampant poverty, lack of education, and a poor health care system. For more info on “Poto Mitan”, please go to http://potomitan.net/ . In the meantime, please enjoy the story at the link below.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-schuller/uncertain-ground-haitis-e_b_462509.html

Gede Greg C.

Haiti Cries

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From the New York Times. Story made me want to shed a tear or two.

Gede Greg C.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/15/world/americas/15haiti.html?hp