1. When the government gives someone permission to use your land or natural resources, which may require you to leave your land they must discuss options to avoid and minimize the negative impacts. They must give you information prior to decisions being made and give you and your community an...
  2. The Uses of Haititells the truth about uncomfortable matters—uncomfortable, that is, for the structures of power and the doctrinal framework that protects them from scrutiny. It tells the truth about what has been happening in Haiti, and the US role in its bitter fate.—Noam Chomsky, from the...
  3. The meeting described in this report was intended to provide specific recommendations on improving development cooperation on a global scale. A number of interesting and innovative suggestions were offered. One in particular, the idea of an international action task force in development...
  4. By showing how the squabbles of the Haitian elite for strictly personal gain and its limited insight into the country's general interests have impeded development, Paquin's book has rendered a great service to the Haitian community. Mr. Paquin has accomplished this by portraying the "two...
  5. Over the last half century, sub-Saharan Africa has not had one history, but many - histories that have intertwined, converged and diverged. They have involved a continuing saga of decolonization and state-building, conflict, economic problems, but also progress. This new view of those histories...
  6. 01/01/1985 Africa's needs have been laid bare to the world and many have felt the strong pull of compassion. But few understand the future of the continent's problems and offer hope for solving them. The pages which follow are designed to correct that situation, to help people understand Africa's problems,...