Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Canadians against Haitians

The complicity (or worse) of Canada in the campaign of violence against the people of Haiti is particularly striking when you consider that the current Governor General of Canada is Haitian.  Although the Canadian role in murdering innocent civilians in Afghanistan is big news in Canada, Haiti has fallen completely beneath the radar.  Some of the deep political background can be found here and here and here and here.  It is still possible in Canada to scare politicians into doing the right thing (Pierre Pettigrew, the Liberal minister behind Canada’s position on Haiti and a guy who has an interesting history with one of the authors of the first article cited in this posting, lost his seat in the last election due to his attacks against the people of Haiti, yet another example of how ‘first past the post’ works and why there is so much pressure to scrap it in favor of anti-democratic alternatives).  There are protest sites against Canada’s immoral role in Haiti.