Dominion Book Review: Damming the Flood
The coup d'etat that Canada was instrumental in executing (pun intended) you've probably never heard about (and likely told me I was wrong when I told you). Interesting-sounding book about it:
``The story of the international community's role in Haiti over the last four years has been told almost solely through global independent media networks and by the alternative press. For Canadians, the story of their government's leading role in the planning, funding and military execution of the 2004 coup d'etat that removed democratically-elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide reached its audience as a result the meticulous, diligent, and usually unpaid work of independent journalists and researchers. Meanwhile, the mainstream media, as well as the vast majority of academia, remained utterly silent during the human rights catastrophe that followed the coup. The recent reportage of the food riots across Haiti--riots that were clearly directed against the UN's presence as much as against the inaction of the Preval government in halting the rise in food prices--exhibited the amnesic symptoms consistent with the international community's role in the 2004 coup.''