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Will USAID, Right Wing Think Tanks & Private Interests Create Aftershocks in Haiti?

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I owe this post to Naomi Klein who explored the way that private or corporate interests "use a public's disorientation following massive collective shocks to achieve control by imposing economic shock therapy" in her book "The Shock Doctrine." All should visit her website, NaomiKlein.org, and follow her updates on the aftermath in Haiti.

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As I watch the images of devastation, I cannot simply consider how much damage has occurred to Haiti. I cannot cast off concerns about the plight of the Haitians and let worries about U.S. citizens visiting Haiti surpass what has happened to the Haitians with this massive earthquake either.

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I cannot simply search for the best relief organization to donate to or cheer at the fact that politicians may practice bipartisanship and agree that Haiti needs this nation to help its people pull through. I must put it all together.

I must connect the poverty in Haiti to the history of the country --- how it has been subjected to colonization, exploitation, and foreign countries whose military and private interests have sought to control the country and violate the nation's right to self-determination.

In particular, I must put the focus on the U.S. and, specifically, USAID, because at the moment USAID is in the country conducting disaster relief. What does USAID hope will happen in the aftermath? What does USAID hope to gain? That's not an unreasonable question because, as you will see in my article, USAID has pursued ventures in Haiti before this earthquake.

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