Is it time for another "Slave Revolt" in Haiti?
The people of Haiti were deprived of representative government as a result of the reactionary "Ottawa Initiative" which deposed President Jean Bertrand Aristide. Haiti has not significantly improved since the intervention of UN troops. I wonder if the earthquake will serve as a catalyst for a renewed militancy among Haiti's impoverished population. With a potentially sympathetic Gens de Coleur in the White House, and a catastrophic situation to highlight the structural problems of Haiti, perhaps the moment is ripe to push for serious reform in that nation.