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Haitians protest Presidents Martelly and Clinton – Workers World


The anger that burst out in the streets of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, on June 5 and June 10 spilled over into the streets of New York City on June 19.More than 100 Haitians and some North American supporters showed up on short notice to protest the “Happy Hearts Fund” special award to Haitian President Michel Martelly for his “Leadership in Education.” Former President Bill Clinton was there and got his award for “Lifetime Achievement” for “ensuring that children and communities are not forgotten after disasters strike.”One of the main chants of the demonstrators was “Clinton, where is the money?!” with the response being “In whose pockets?!” Clinton was responsible for overseeing the billions in aid promised to Haiti after the devastating earthquake four years ago. While the rubble is cleaned off the streets — finally — over 200,000 people are still in tents and temporary shacks and other ill-designed, unsuitable housing that has been built. via  Workers Worldhaiti_clinton.

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