Aid state : : elite panic, disaster capitalism, and the battle to control Haiti

Title Aid state : : elite panic, disaster capitalism, and the battle to control Haiti
Names Johnston, Jake.
Book Number DB119376
Title Status Active
Narrator Lurie, James.
Language English
Annotation "Haiti's state is near-collapse: armed groups have overrun the country, many government officials have fled after the 2021 assassination of President Moise and not a single elected leader holds office, refugees desperately set out on boats to reach the US and Latin America, and the economy reels from the after-effects of disasters, both man-made and natural, that destroyed much of Haiti's infrastructure and institutions. How did a nation founded on liberation--a people that successfully revolted against their colonizers and enslavers--come to such a precipice? In Aid State, Jake Johnston, a researcher and writer at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC, reveals how long-standing US and European capitalist goals ensnared and re-enslaved Haiti under the guise of helping it. To the global West, Haiti has always been a place where labor is cheap, politicians are compliant, and profits are to be made. Over the course of nearly 100 years, the US has sought to control Haiti and its people with occupying police, military, and euphemistically-called peacekeeping forces, as well as hand-picked leaders meant to quell uprisings and protect corporate interests. Earthquakes and hurricanes only further devastated a state already decimated by the aid industrial complex. Based on years of on-the-ground reporting in Haiti and interviews with politicians in the US and Haiti, independent aid contractors, UN officials, and Haitians who struggle for their lives, homes, and families, Aid State is a conscience-searing book of witness." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Medium Digital Books
Local Subject Unrated - UNRAT
Nonfiction
Politics & Government - 320
Business & Office Management - 650
World History - 900W
Political science - International Relations - 327
LC Subject Economic assistance, American - Haiti
United States - Foreign relations - Haiti
Haiti - Foreign relations - United States
Haiti - Economic conditions
Haiti - Politics and government - 1804
Call Number 327.7307294 ANF
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress,
Original Publication Reissue of: [Holland] : Dreamscape Media, 2024. 9781666653823
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