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    Damming The Flood

    The austerity program that in the summer of 1994 Aristide was obliged to accept in exchange for an end to military rule and FRAPH intimidation was designed, in the words of one of the main authors of that program, to redistribute some wealth from the poor to the rich." (Damming The Flood, P.54)

    They don't even lie about it.  I looked in the book notes and it refers to Narin on Democracy Now! but doesn't which author the quote is from.

    "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

    by allie123 on Thu Sep 16, 2010 at 12:56:03 PM PDT

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      just the part about austerity program  being designed to take money from poor people to give it to rich people.  That is what austerity programs do.

      "IJDH provides the tools for people who care about Haiti to make a real difference on the ground."-- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

      by allie123 on Thu Sep 16, 2010 at 01:01:27 PM PDT

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