[Marxism] France Urged to Pay $40 Billion to Haiti in Reparations for "Independence Debt"

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 15:53:42 MDT 2010


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> France Urged to Pay $40 Billion to Haiti in Reparations for "Independence
> Debt"
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> According to the UN-sponsored Haiti Reconstruction Fund, only two
> countries—Brazil and Estonia—have fully paid the pledged amount. The United
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> States, France, Canada and many others have failed to send their pledged aid. A
> recent review by CNN found that just two percent of total pledges have been
> delivered to Haiti. Calls are now growing for another form of payment to Haiti:
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> reparations. This week, a group of prominent academics and activists published
> an open letter calling on France to repay an "independence debt" it imposed
> nearly 200 years ago after Haiti successfully won independence from France.
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> Haiti was forced to pay France around 90 million gold francs up until World War
> II, which after interest and inflation is valued today at up to $40 billion.
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> Listen/Watch/Read
> http://www.democracynow.org/2010/8/17/france_urged_to_pay_40_billion
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