Slí Eile16/01/2010

Slí Eile: The terrible human tragedy unfolding in Haiti has shocked the world. The outpouring of help and practical civic action to do something - anything - to help the victims is a striking testimony to the human spirit. Still, even at this dark hour for the people of Haiti difficult and hard questions need to be asked of us and our Governments in the prosperous world. The story of Haiti is not only one of natural disasters and tyrannical regimes - it is also one of colonial exploitation and exploitative trade, political and aid relationships with the various super powers. We also have to face up to, and address, these issues in every part of the world. See Peter Hallward's piece in the Irish Times yesterday (Haitian tragedy compounded by long, ugly history of exploitation).


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