Arctic Warming, Glacial Melt, and Climate Change

[published in CounterPunch, 18 March, 2016] Earlier this week it was announced that Prime Minister Trudeau and President Obama are committing themselves to fight climate change announcing measures “from a 45% cut in methane emissions from the oil and gas industry to protections for a rapidly…

“J.C. Duvalier, Bon Retour!”

[published in CounterPunch, 7 October, 2014] This is an extract from Julian Vigo’s latest book to be released this month, Earthquake in Haiti: The Pornography of Poverty and the Politics of Development (Baobab Tree Books, 2015). A graffiti inscription which crossed my path—quite literally—in the Delmas region of Port-au-Prince…

Child Trafficking and Adoption in Haiti

[published in CounterPunch, 13 September, 2013] UNICEF estimates that approximately 300,000 Haitian children are restavèk (child slaves) and that 3,000 children are trafficked out of Haiti each year.  However, these figures are widely considered conservative both because there are no serious studies to date on this subject…