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Top 10 reasons why you should support Haiti Liberté

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Top 10 reasons why you should support Haiti Liberté

You don’t have a lot of time, so let’s distill it down to this simple list.

Crieur hawking Haiti-Liberte10) Offers news and analysis about Haiti found nowhere else.
With dozens of writers around Haiti and its diaspora, the paper provides information and insights that are unique and in-depth.

9) Haiti’s most progressive newspaper.
Most of Haiti’s media – radios, TVs, and newspapers – are owned or controlled by the country’s tiny bourgeoisie, which often makes their news selective and their analysis reactionary. Haïti Liberté is owned and run by a collective of Haiti’s most engaged and crusading journalists.

8) Boycotted by Haiti’s bourgeoisie.
Because of its courageous coverage and editorials, most of Haiti’s big businesspeople don’t provide the paper with advertising dollars.

7) Supports militants doing good work.
Many of Haïti Liberté ’s correspondents and collaborators are also prominent popular leaders. The paper’s modest revenues help underwrite their work. (It also helps sustain dozens of newspaper criers in towns around Haiti, like the one pictured above.)

6) Provides organizing centers both in New York and in Haiti.
Haïti Liberté ’s two main offices, in Brooklyn and Port-au-Prince, double as the locales where popular organizations, action committees, progressive parties, and community groups hold their meetings and organize.

5) Provides a forum for debate and ideas.
There are many proposals and controversies regarding Haiti’s way forward. Haïti Liberté provides a central publication which Haitians worldwide can contribute to and consult each week.

4) Provides an outlet for journalists, essayists, and poets.
Every year, Haiti produces dozens of talented writers and artists anxious to put their ideas before the public. Haïti Liberté provides that stage.

3) Read by Haitians everywhere.
Haitians are found throughout the Americas, Europe, and Africa, but some of the most remote places are in the Haitian countryside, where there is often neither electricity nor Internet. Haïti Liberté can reach them.

2) A WikiLeaks partner.
Haïti Liberté has been one of WikiLeaks’ 17 media partners worldwide since 2011, when it published a celebrated series of articles based on about 2,000 secret U.S. State Department cables related to Haiti. In 2013, WikiLeaks provided Haïti Liberté with early access to its Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD), which includes 1.7 million U.S. diplomatic cables from 1973 to 1976 (called the Kissinger Cables). On the basis of that trove, Haïti Liberté produced articles like this one on the resumption of U.S. military aid to the Duvalier regime.

1) Haiti needs and is ripe for social change.
Haïti Liberté ’s main purpose is to promote justice, democracy, and sovereignty in Haiti. The paper has been the principal muckraker exposing the corruption, repression, and malfeasance of the neo-Duvalierist government of President Michel Martelly, presently in power, as well as the crimes of the United Nations military occupation.

Due to the continuing world economic crisis and the demands of the political situation, Haïti Liberté is in very dire straits. Our writers and photographers live under difficult conditions and often in danger. Please contribute what you can to help the paper keep publishing and playing its vital role in Haiti.

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(If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution of over $100, please contact our New York office at 718.421.0162, by mail (1583 Albany Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210), or email ( Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. ).

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