Gandhi, Mohandas. "Gandhi An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth." Beacon Press, 1993. ISBN: 978-0807059098

Sharp, Gene. "Methods of Nonviolent Action (Politics of Nonviolent Action)." Sargent, 1973. ISBN: 978-0875580715


Aristide, Jean-Bertrand.  Eyes of the Heart:  Seeking a Path for the Poor in the Age of Globalization, ed . by Laura Flynn.  ml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Pr., 2000.


“Aristide Speaks to Democracy Now!”  8 March 2004.  http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/03/08/1529222.


Charles, Jacqueline.  “New education system may rise from Haiti’s ruins.”  Miami Herald 17 Aug. 2010.


Danticat, Edwidge.  “Living and Loving through Tragedy.”  Sojourners March 2010:10-11. http://blog.sojo.net/2010/02/02/haiti-living-and-loving-through-tragedy/


Dempsey, Pam G.  “Helping Out a Neighbor.”  Illinois Alumni May/June 2010:14-18. http://illinois.edu/lb/article/2500/40186

__________.  “What Lies Beneath.”  Illinois Alumni May/June 2010:19.

Dodds, Paisley.  “Rebels close in on Aristide.”  The News Tribune 28 Feb. 2004:A3.


Douglas, Beth.  “Plunged into Leadership: Premed Graduate Cares for Quake Victims.”  Response Autumn 2010:58. http://www.spu.edu/about-spu/stories/2010/11/plunged-into-leaders.aspx

Driver, Tom F., & Carl Lindskoog.  “An Open Letter to David Brooks on Haiti.  Truthout op-ed 19 Jan. 2010.  http://www.truthout.org/an-open-letter-david-brooks-haiti56199.

Fairbanks, Michael.  “A business solution to Haiti’s poverty.”  The Christian Science Monitor 19 July 2010:34. http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2010/0712/A-business-solution-to-Haiti-s-poverty


Freeman, Melanie Stetson.  “A Baby and a Plea.”  The Christian Science Monitor 7 March 2011:45.  [Freeman, long-time photographer for the Monitor, tells of being asked to take a young baby boy in Port-au-Prince when she was there for one-year-follow-up photos after the earthquake, urged by the maternal grandmother of the few-months-old baby, “Just hold him” (as way of persuading/urging her to take the baby).  She concludes, “This is a story I tell to explain to people how the recovery is going in Haiti.”]. http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/The-Home-Forum/2011/0307/Haiti-earthquake-aftermath-A-baby-and-a-plea-for-help

Haiti: A Slave Revolution—200 years after 1804, ed. by Pat Chin, Greg Dunkel, Sara Flounders, & Kim Ives.  NY: International Action Center, 2004, updated 2010.  [essays by Ramsey Clark, Edwidge Danticat, Ben Dupuy, Paul Laraque, the editors, and others (including Frederick Douglass (!)); divided into five sections: Haiti in History, Aristides’ Election, After the Coup, After the Second U.S. Occupation, & The Coup and the Earthquake, 2004-2010].

Haiti:  Rebati Lavi (special issue).  Oxfam Exchange Summer 2010 (whole issue).

Hyman, Jennifer, & Jon Lindsay-Poland.  “The Crisis in Haiti: Fellowship of Reconciliation Statement Opposing the Coup.” 11 March 2004. http://www.commondreams.org/news2004/0312-05.htm

Katz, Jonathan M.  “Imports behind hunger in Haiti.”  [Associated Pr.]  The News Tribune 21 March 2010:A3.

Klein, Naomi.  “Aristide in Exile.”  The Nation 1-8 Aug. 2005:14. http://www.thenation.com/article/aristide-exile


__________.  Haiti: A Creditor, Not a Debtor.”  The Nation 1 March 2010:9. http://www.thenation.com/article/haiti-creditor-not-debtor

Lindsay, Reed.  Haiti’s Excluded.”  The Nation [web-site--http://www.thenation.com] 11 March 2010.

Quaker Action  Summer 2010—whole issue, including “Haiti Earthquake—Emergency Response”; Sicola, Geri [AFSC’s Associate General Secretary for Intl. Programs—who stayed in a little camp-tent while in Haiti in January, and who, contrary to many news reports in U.S. media, “saw no signs of violence, but instead remarkable examples of resilience”].  Haiti: Personal Reflections”; “Focus on Florida: Meet Paul-Andre Mondesir [who hosts a weekly radio program in Creole for the Haitian immigrant community in South Florida]; and “Understanding Haiti” [a bibliography of articles, books, & films providing “quick, accessible information”, all available at www.tinyurl. com].

Sachs, Jeffrey D.  “Are those dirty US fingerprints on Aristide’s ouster?”  The Christian Science Monitor 8 March 2004:9. http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0308/p09s02-cogn.html


Stoll, Steven.  “Toward a Second Haitian Revolution.”  Harper’s April 2010:7-10. http://www.scribd.com/doc/29866774/Toward-a-Second-Haitian-Revolution

Trillin, Calvin.  “Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh on Haiti” [deadline-poet column]. The Nation 8 Feb. 2010:6. http://www.thenation.com/article/pat-robertson-and-rush-limbaugh-haiti

“What Haiti Is Owed.” (ed.)  The Nation 8 Feb. 2010:4-5. http://www.thenation.com/article/what-haiti-owed

“When Vulnerability Is No Act of God.”  Sojourners March 2010:11-12.  [outlines how exploitative business ventures by other countries in Haiti, over two centuries, have robbed it of resources, damaged the land, and left the people poor and uneducated]

Wilentz, Amy.  “The Haiti Haters.”  The Nation 8 Feb. 2010:5-6. http://www.thenation.com/article/haiti-haters

Yerkey, Gary G.  “Cori Wegener Is Saving Haiti’s Treasures.  Her Goal—Build a Quick Response to Other Cultural Disasters.” [in series “People Making a Difference”] The Christian Science Monitor 7 March 2011:47. [Wegener has worked to salvage three important murals from Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, in downtown Port-au-Prince, and has worked elsewhere after disasters to save cultural treasures that otherwise might have been looted or destroyed.]


Testament of Youth Book Review, by David Lambert:

I am reading an inspiring book: Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain; the book which the movie of the same name comes from. Ms. Brittain experienced numerous personal losses during the first WW and was a nurse for several years caring for war wounded. She wrote a powerful book and one in which she became increasingly against the terrible ugliness,  futility, and immorality of war. Throughout the rest of her life, she was an ardent messenger and activist for nonviolence. I strongly encourage reading of this book for a sobering and extremely poignant account of her experiences just prior to, during, and after that horrendous war.

A passage from this book: "I wish those people who write so glibly about this being a holy War, and the orators who talk so much about going on no matter how long the War lasts and what it may mean, could see a case--to say nothing of 10 cases--of mustard gas in its early stages--could see the poor things burnt and blistered all over with great mustard-coloured suppurating blisters, with blind eyes--sometimes temporally, sometimes permanently--all sticky and stuck together, and always fighting for breath, with voices a mere whisper, saying that their throats are closing and they know they will choke."

                                                                       --Vera Brittain




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