Democracy Now! coverage of the Haiti earthquake: News and related interviews
If you are not familiar with Democracy Now! this would be a good time to have a look – or a listen. This daily, hour-long program is available online from their website, and is also podcast in audio and video formats (search for Democracy Now! in iTunes or other aggregators). Amy Goodman is one of the best interviewers working today, and Democracy Now! is a show that is well worth following, especially if you are interested in getting close to the story and appreciate good research and long interviews. I’ve embedded the opening of the 14 January 2010 show. The headlines below the video link to two clips from the 15 January 2010 program. Randall Robinson and Naomi Klein offer two points worth considering. Robinson urges the media to tell the real story of the history of Haiti. You can find his website here. Information about Naomi Klein’s latest book, The Shock Doctrine, can be found here. We can gain a better understanding of the unfolding disaster in Haiti if we learn more about the sordid history of American and French intervention since this Latin American country declared independence in 1804. We can predict how corporate interests will try to take advantage of this latest disaster by reviewing how New Orleans was transformed after it was struck by Hurricane Katrina.