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Haiti: Debt

Our debt to Haiti stems from four main sources: slavery, the US occupation, dictatorship and climate change. These claims are not fantastical, nor are they merely rhetorical. Naomi Klein, “Haiti: A Creditor, Not a Debtor,” The Nation (February 11, 2010)

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Haiti: Reparations

The modern nation of Haiti was founded 200 years ago after the first and only successful slave revolt in the Americas. Today it is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. To historians, the connection between these two facts has long been obvious. Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, “Reparation Day,” The Boston Globe (January 4, 2004)

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