News Release

Haiti Destruction “Man-Made, Not Natural Disaster”

MELINDA MILES
Available for a very limited number of interviews, Miles is with Let Haiti Live. She can speak about conditions on the ground, role of environmental destruction, trade and aid policies and earthquake response.

BRIAN CONCANNON
Director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, Concannon lived in Haiti for eight years. He said today: “The extensive damage from Tomas in Haiti is in large part the product of policies, including international aid and trade policies, and the undermining and overthrow of democratic regimes in Haiti from abroad, that have kept Haiti vulnerable, and its government unable to provide the basic services necessary to reduce this vulnerability.” See: “Hurricane Tomas: Anticipated Destruction Will Be a Man-Made, Not Natural Disaster

NORA RASMAN
Rasman is with TransAfrica Forum, Washington D.C. and can address U.S. policy towards Haiti and earthquake response.

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167