Saturday, January 15, 2011

Haiti: January 12, 2011 - Frustration, Anger, Exclusion

This is coverage of the first anniversary of Haiti's massive earthquake. It's by Haiti Grassroots Watch-Ayiti Kale Je, a partnership of several Haitian grassroots media groups. The articles are available in English, but as of this evening there still aren't subtitles for the video.

One of the demonstrations in the video is a call for justice for Jean Anil Louis-Juste, a professor at the public university who was murdered in broad daylight in downtown Port-au-Prince just a few hours before the earthquake. The protesters are chanting "Justice for Anil, prison for [Haitian president Rene] Preval." As far as we know, no one has been charged in the murder. Another demonstration is by residents of the displaced persons' camps. The big banner reads: "January 12, 2010 - Misery [or poverty] for Haitians, Millions for NGOs; Thanks, Papa Preval, for 2010 Under the Tents; Network of Organized Camps (Reko)."