Articles by John Marion

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Six Months after Hurricane Matthew, Hunger and Desperation Grip Haiti’s South
John Marion | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Apr 2017

1 Apr 2017 – There have been multiple reports of people eating poisonous plants or tree bark just to stave off hunger, and in the city of Jérémie people are still living under tarpaulins after the storm. According to Le Nouvelliste, an elderly couple in the town of Candache hanged themselves because of hunger. On March 22, Food for the Poor found 240 people, including 84 women and 62 children, living in a cave near Jérémie in Grand’Anse.

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Haiti: UN Security Council Votes to Extend by a Year Its Occupying Military Presence
John Marion, WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Oct 2015

Cholera was introduced into Haiti in 2010 by MINUSTAH troops from Nepal because of UN negligence. Instead of admitting responsibility—either legal or moral—the UN has hidden behind a mixture of committees, short-term programs, and verbiage about “coordination with other actors to continue to support the Government of Haiti in addressing the structural weaknesses.”

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Victims of Haiti Cholera Epidemic Sue the United Nations
John Marion, WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Oct 2013

On Oct 9 [2013], a lawsuit was filed against the UN in a US federal court by the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux. The suit seeks class action status for all victims of the epidemic, which to date has caused at least 8,300 deaths and left more than 679,000 sick.

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WikiLeaks Exposes US Profiteering After Haiti Earthquake
John Marion – World Socialist Web Site, 4 Jul 2011

On June 15, the whistleblower web site WikiLeaks began releasing US diplomatic cables from the period immediately following the devastating Haitian earthquake of January 2010. The cables, from among the 251,287 in WikiLeaks’ possession, provide important information on the machinations of US politicians, on their tight control over Haitian government functions, and about their drive to reopen Haiti to capitalist exploitation.

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