Haiti: An Unbroken Agony
July 13, 2007
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Book cover: An Unbroken Agony by Randall Robinson

Haiti: An Unbroken Agony

HIP - Flashpoints/KPFA on the Pacifica radio network, will devote most of its program on Monday, July 16 at 5 PM PDT, to Haiti.

Host Dennis Bernstein and filmmaker and journalist Kevin Pina, will interview former civil rights activist and founder of TransAfrica Forum, Randall Robinson from his home in St. Kitts in the Caribbean. Robinson has released a new book entitled "An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President. "

The book is the first detailed account of how the democratically elected president of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was forced to leave the country. Robinson details how the twice-elected President was kidnapped along with his Haitian-American wife by American soldiers and flown, against his will, to the isolated Central African Republic.

Robinson majestically chronicles the convulsive saga of Haiti-from Columbus's arrival to the fearlessness of the slave revolutionaries who defeated the armies of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1804, wresting from France the most valuable colony of any European power anywhere in the world; from the ideals of the young republic, to the foreign backed dictators who corrupted those ideals, culminating in the American-led operation removing from power Haiti's first democratically-elected president and his entire government in 2004.


Also, joining Bernstein and Pina live from Haiti will be Canadian journalist Jean St. Vil reporting on recent demonstrations demanding Jean-Bertrand Aristide's return from exile. Catholic priest Father Gerard Jean-Juste will join the discussion live from Miami where similar actions are planned for this weekend.

Flashpoints can be heard live every weekday at 5 PM PDT
in the San Francisco Bay Area — 94.1 FM.
It can also be streamed live or in archived format over the web at www.flashpoints.net.

Randall Robinson's book is available in Oakland and San Francisco
at Marcus Books:

  • 3900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA (510.652.2344)
  • 1712 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA (415.346.4222)



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