Friday, January 15, 2010

No Update on 1/17; Update Editor Files Article from Haiti

There will be no Weekly News Update published on January 17, 2010. Update editor David L. Wilson remains in Port-au-Prince; he was on a delegation in Haiti when the earthquake took place on Tuesday, January 12. He has had limited internet access but managed to file this report yesterday, written the previous evening:

Singing and Praying at Night in Port-au-Prince
by David L. Wilson

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan. 13 -- Several hundred people had gathered to sing, clap, and pray in an intersection here by 9 o'clock last night, a little more than four hours after an earthquake had devastated much of the Haitian capital. Another group was singing a block away, on the other side of the Hotel Oloffson, where I was camping out. [...]

Read the full article on World War 4 Report:
or Monthly Review's MRZine:

Following are some
links to other alternative news sources on Haiti and quake relief efforts. If you would like to recommend other sources, please submit them as comments to this post.

Haiti Smashed, Diaspora Shaken, Deportations Frozen
Michelle Chen, Racewire Blog

What You're Not Hearing about Haiti (But Should Be)
Carl Lindskoog, Common Dreams

Our role in Haiti's plight
Peter Hallward, Guardian (UK)

Ten Things the US Can and Should Do for Haiti
Bill Quigley, posted at

Haitian Earthquake: Made in the USA - Why the Blood Is on Our Hands
Ted Rall, Common Dreams

Relief efforts:

Call for Solidarity and Funds for the Working People of Haiti! Donate now to Batay Ouvriye- Haitian Worker and Peasant’s Organization

Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees, Lakou New York, and MUDHA (Movement of Dominican Haitian Women) are organizing an immediate delivery of first aid relief:
For more info:
To donate online: (designate "IFCO/Haiti Relief")

Bassin Zim Education & Development Fund works with partners in Haiti including KOSMIKA( a farmers cooperative), ASTRAL (a food transportation co-op) and the Peasant Movement of Papaye (MPP):

Lambi Fund of Haiti

Grassroots International Earthquake Emergency Response Fund for Haiti

Haiti Emergency Relief Fund
c/o East Bay Sanctuary Covenant

Help Haiti: Drop the Debt

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