Haiti’s Latest Indignity at the Hands of Dogooders, Oxfam’s Sex Scandal

I was in Cuba when the Oxfam “Caligula” sex scandal in Haiti broke.  Knowing my work in the field, a colleague with years of experience working in disaster response agencies asked me what I thought.  When I had the chance to catch up on the story, my response included, “I wasn’t surprised.” She was horrified. “Underage girls wearing nothing but Oxfam T-shirts! How can that be not surprising?” More

Bond Villain in the World Economy: Latvia’s Offshore Banking Sector

If the world economy were a Bond movie, Latvia’s offshore banking economy would be its Bond villain. Presently, this plucky state of 1.8 million people on Russia’s border is leading the world’s financial press with two major scandals.  More

Haiti’s Latest Indignity at the Hands of Dogooders, Oxfam’s Sex Scandal

Not one, not two, but at least three cases of confirmed pedophiles, former priests, sent to Haiti to hush angry parishioners in the U.S. They only were brought to light in Haiti if they ruffled the feathers of the powerful, aligned with the wrong political faction, such as president Aristide, ousted in 2004. 

I lost count at four orphanages from the U.S. rocked by scandal when one of their – male – leaders was accused of sexual misconduct with the children they were supposed to be “saving.” More

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In this Issue: Jeffrey St. Clair on Edward Said, Ahed Tamimi and the new face of Palestinian resistance. The Perils of Bi-Partisanship: Jason Hirthler on how consensus empowers the elites; Stealing Honduras: Laura Carlsen on US-backed coups in Central America. Who Started the Korean War? by Marlon Ettinger; Iran on Four Wheels by Alison Aziz; The McMansions Arrive in LA by Julia Stein; I Used to be a Political Person by Ruth Fowler. PLUS: Mike Whitney on North Korea, Chris Floyd on the crumbling US empire, and Jeff Ballinger on the Nature of Human Nature.

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