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plurality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-04 11:09 PM
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15. this is believable
I think this is what we need to be dicussing about Haiti, because of its implications and because it makes it more likely to convince the unaware.

I know that one of the reasons Haiti is so impoverished is Western subsidized agriculture is flooding their markets with cheap food and driving their farmers out of business, and the WTO keeps them from responding with subsidies of their own.

We need to be sure and bring this up when discussing Haiti, instead of just saying, "the evil US government is overthrowing another government." Because most people will say that's ridiculous, why would the government care who runs Haiti. By putting it in this context people can see why this would be a needed course of action from the Western powers.
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