Chaos and Bloodshed Grip Haiti One Year After the Coup
One year ago today, the democratically-elected government of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was overthrown in what he called a modern-day kidnapping in the service of a coup d’etat backed by the United States. We go back and take a look at the events surrounding the coup and we look at the chaos and bloodshed that have gripped the country over the past year.
The Haiti Coup One Year Later: A Look Back at the U.S. Role in the Overthrow of Aristide
On the first anniversary of the coup in Haiti, we look back at Democracy Now!’s exclusive broadcast when President Jean-Bertrand Aristide went on camera for the first time to charge the U.S. kidnapped him and overthrew his government. We also broadcast the interview of his bodyguard Franz Gabriel who describes the events surrounding Aristide’s ouster.
Intelligence Inc: The Privatization of U.S. Interrogations at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and Afghanistan
We look at how private contractors are now working at almost every level of the so-called war on terror, specifically in military interrogations at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and Afghanistan. We speak with investigative journalist Pratap Chatterjee, his latest article is called "Intelligence Inc.: Military Interrogation Training Gets Privatized."