the Aid in Aiding and Abetting:
CIDA's Agents of Regime Change in Haiti's 2004 Coup
Press for Conversion! Issue #62 (May 2008)
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This issue contains a wealth of new material detailing how the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) contracted a variety of organizations in Canada to aid and abet its policy of regime change in Haiti. Although these largely Quebec-based organizations are part of movements dedicated to peace, development, human rights, "Third World" development and "democracy promotion," they played essential roles in destabilizing President Aristide's elected government. Some of these Canadian organizations funneled CIDA grants to their "partner" groups in Haiti to conduct virulently partisan, anti-Aristide campaigns. Other CIDA-funded groups in Canada contributed to the cause by lending legitimacy to the brutal dictatorship that was illegally installed in 2004. As enthusiastic cheerleaders for Canada's role in the 2004 coup, CIDA's agents of regime change also helped with propaganda efforts to cover up the worst of the human rights abuses overseen by the coup-backed regime.
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This issue of Press for Conversion! examines ten CIDA-funded, quasi-government agencies and exposes details about their shameful roles in the process of Haiti's 2004 regime change:
This issue represents considerable new research into the role of CIDA-funded
groups in Canada. In fact, ninety percent of the articles in this issue have
never previously been published.
The magazine is exhaustively footnoted with a total of more than 450 detailed references.
Material in this issue was written by Nikolas Barry-Shaw, Yves Engler, Anthony Fenton, Peter Hallward, Isabel K. Macdonald, Richard Sanders, Kevin Skerrett and Kabir Joshi-Vijayan.
Scattered throughout this issue are two dozen insightful Haitian Kreyol proverbs that are illustrated with striking graphic images.
Two previous issue of Press for Conversion! have also dealt with Canada's destructive role in Haiti's recent history:
Issue # 60
A Very Canadian Coup d’État in Haiti:
The Top 10 Ways that Canada's Government helped the 2004 Coup and its Reign of Terror
Issue # 61
CIDA's Key Role in Haiti's 2004 Coup d’État:
Funding Regime Change, Dictatorship and Human Rights Atrocities, one Haitian 'NGO' at a Time
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The next issue of Press for Conversion! (#63) will also focus on Haiti and is already more than half done. It will examine the top ten myths that have been spread about President Aristide, his Lavalas government and its supporters. These myths were used in the war of dis-information that mobilized domestic and international opposition to Haiti's legitimate government. The myths were also used to manufacture support for the dictatorship that was installed following the 2004 coup. The role of the Canadian government and numerous CIDA-funded organizations in perpetuating and in some cases even concocting these key underlying myths will be exposed.
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