Tue, 23 March 2021
2550 - The Political Crisis in Haiti & Why America Bears Responsibility w/ Jemima Pierre & Brian Concannon
Sam and Emma host Jemima Pierre, professor of African American Studies at UCLA, to unpack the long history of Haiti, the first free black republic established in 1804, and successive years of occupation and exploitation by France and the US. Then, Jemima discusses how this history has led to the current political situation in Haiti where the Organization of American States (OAS) and the UN have essentially propped up dictators, such as current leader Jovenel Moïse, against the will of the Hatain people. After, Brian Concannon, director of Project Blueprint and advisor at IJDH, joins to further explain the U.S.’, along with France and Canada’s, economic and geopolitical interest in thwarting Haitian democracy. Brain describes steps that the Biden administration and the House of Foreign Affairs Committee should take to end their support of Jovenel Moïse’s government and restore Haitain sovereignty.
And in the Fun Half: Nomiki Konst tunes in, are Sam and Emma giants in a China shop?, Trump thinks Biden is destroying our country with “woke,” DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas resigns….oh wait, he didn’t, the humanitarian crisis and the militarization at the Southern border, Evanston, Illinois approves the first plan to allocate reparations to black households, elitist bicycle lanes are going to take over the roads, plus your calls and IMs!
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