Haiti’s Hard Place

Haiti’s Hard Place

Americans are optimistic sorts. That makes it hard to fathom Haiti’s grim circumstances, even though the country is just 700 miles from Miami. Business there is controlled by a handful of elite repressive families, the infrastructure doesn’t support...
Ohio Earthquakes Underscore Fracking Dangers

Ohio Earthquakes Underscore Fracking Dangers

Add yet another new concern to the growing list of reasons to oppose hyraudlic fracturing, the natural-gas extraction process known as “fracking”: Earthquakes. That’s right, following a New Year’s Eve earthquake in Youngstown, Ohio — the...
Monsanto Seed Delivery Angers Haitian Activists

Monsanto Seed Delivery Angers Haitian Activists

Small-scale Haitian farmers are furious about Monsanto’s efforts to “help” their country, Beverly Bell writes. The company is donating 475 tons of hybrid corn seeds and vegetable seeds, “some of them treated with highly toxic pesticides,”...

Seismic Inequality

Haiti and Chile are still scrambling to deal with devastating earthquakes while pundits discuss the profound differences between those two natural disasters. Haiti’s January 12 quake was reported as magnitude 7.0, leveled the capital city, and killed more than...
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