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Howard Zinn on "The People Speak," the Supreme Court and Haiti

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And in the early 20th century, repeated Marine excursions to put down rebellions, and in 1916, the supposed "idealist" and proclaimer of "self-determination" Woodrow Wilson sent an occupation army, killing several thousand Haitians who would not accept our rule. The occupation lasted eighteen years.

And since then, as you note, support of the Duvalier dictatorship. And hostility to Aristide the first democratically elected president. And for some time now, strangling Haiti economically, and ruining its rice crop for the benefit of U.S. exporters. If we weren't spending hundreds of billions on stupid wars, we could have made much of Port-Au-Prince less vulnerable to natural disasters.

Interesting last point, Howard. I guess the question to ponder is, even if there were no wars, would Haiti be a priority for the US? Sadly, I see no evidence pointing in that direction. Thank you for talking with me again, Howard. It's been a pleasure.

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Howard Zinn Talks with OpEdNews about "The People Speak"


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You could have done the left and nations like Hait... by Peter Warner on Monday, Jan 25, 2010 at 11:17:42 PM
Zinn is a Man who really cares. Its too bad "THEY"... by Michael Dewey on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 3:05:51 PM
We Americans do love our movie stars, and I had no... by GLloyd Rowsey on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 3:09:17 AM
has affected millions, literally. how many history... by Joan Brunwasser on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 6:49:58 AM
Howard Zinn is one of my heroes. His book changed ... by Sally Davis on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 11:05:25 AM
Someone named Kurt Vonnagut I think said if god wa... by Michael Dewey on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 3:09:10 PM
As always, Howard is one of our best historians in... by B. Ross Ashley on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 11:11:30 AM
Howard tells things as they are in this complicate... by Michael Dewey on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 3:10:47 PM
This is by far one of the most interesting and inf... by Ron Talley on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 12:00:00 PM
high praise indeed. thank you.if you feel so stron... by Joan Brunwasser on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 5:08:55 PM
thanks Joan so much for doing this interview, At t... by MJ Creech on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 12:07:33 PM
...forefront. Iagree with Howard's acessment conce... by Michael Shaw on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 1:42:39 PM
You need to read Robt. Stinnett's "Day of Deceit".... by Richard Pietrasz on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 9:32:44 PM
...concerning the recent supreme court ruling. The... by Michael Shaw on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 2:12:25 PM
i have read about that, particularly by Greg Palas... by Joan Brunwasser on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 5:07:46 PM
I understand congressional legislation is being pr... by Michael Shaw on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:19:31 PM
We must force our American Leaders to listen to th... by Michael Dewey on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 2:57:52 PM
Any substantive article on Zinn is important! I d... by Bob Bogen on Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 at 9:04:27 PM
And his dear wife died in 2008. We can hope they'r... by GLloyd Rowsey on Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 6:52:14 AM
Zinn was a Truthteller and a hero for the people! ... by Bia Winter on Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 8:54:08 AM
I'm afraid words are one thing, and actions anothe... by jdialo on Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 2:14:01 PM
thanks!... by Joan Brunwasser on Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 at 5:43:27 PM