KBOO Weds Talk Radio March 7: Haiti Relief -- Where's the Money?
Two years after the Haiti earthquake killed some 300,000 people, activists including our guest, Judith Gelin of the Society for Haitian Arts and Culture, still raise funds for the needy. But everyone asks: Where did the relief money go? 8-9am on KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland. Stream it live www.kboo.fm.
- "According to Ezili Dantò of the Haitian Lawyers’ Leadership Network, under the guise of emergency relief work, the US, France and Canada are engaged in a balkanization of the island for future mineral control. She reports rumors that Canada wants the North of Haiti where Canadian mining interests are already present. The US wants Port-au-Prince and the island of La Gonaive just offshore – an area identified in Aristide’s development book as having vast oil resources, and which is bitterly contested by France. She further states that China, with UN veto power over the de facto UN-occupied country, may have something to say against such a US-France-Canada carve up of the vast wealth of the nation." --by F. William Engdahl
- Today's FEATURED PERFORMANCE is... Wake Up - By Arcade Fire (2005) Performed By The Full Cast (S.3 EP.8) Arcade Fire licensed "Wake Up" to play in commercials during Super Bowl XLIV. All proceeds from airing the song were donated to Partners in Health for relief efforts related to the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
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