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The Yardie Skeptics are back at it this Sunday, July 5th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) to investigate the recent news in the Dominican Republic of "ethnic cleansing" where Haitians born to Dominican parents have been deported for no other reason but being Haitian. The caricature of the superstitious, backward Haitian has always been a part of the political scapegoating in Dom. Rep., but why has it escalated to the point of an all out Haitian purge?
Joining us live in studio will be
Celso Perez, the author of "We are Dominican" a recent Human Rights Watch Report on the situation in the Dominican Republic;
Serge Bellegarde, Haitian born interpreter/translator and retired Organization of American States (OAS) employee;
Marie Hitchens, Haitian born business owner residing in Jamaica;
Azolin Jean Baptiste, who has extensive experience working on the Dom. Rep./Haiti relationships; and
Alfredo Oguisten, a Haitian-Dominican who has been affected by the denationalization process in the Dominican Republic.
Feel free to participate in this discussion as we try to zero in on the underlying issue which erupted into this national catastrophe.
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Catherine (Cat) Brubaker, Julie Kintz, and Juliet Madsenca join host Donna O’Donnell Figurski to discuss the many problems that surround their lives as brain injury survivors who look “normal.”
People easily understand the implications arising when someone suffers a broken limb or is diagnosed with cancer or is physically disabled. But, when someone is living with an “invisible” brain injury, folks find it difficult to comprehend. They don’t understand the seriousness of memory loss, confusion, lack of organizational skills, bursts of anger, or lack of emotions. “Get over it!” “That happens to me too,” and “Oh, I know what you mean….” are some of the phrases that are commonly heard by brain injury survivors, and they’re infuriating. Such a phrase is a big, red flag that shouts that the friend, family member, or loved one simply does not understand what his or her survivor is going through. Cat, Julie, and Juliet will try to explain.
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This week's topicis“Civics 101”.
Links/references used in this show are listed below.
http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Voting.shtml - good reference
http://www.wanttoknow.info/electionsvideodocumentary - By far the best video exposing major problems with the U.S. elections process is HBO's excellent documentary Hacking Democracy. This fast-moving film shows serious improprieties affecting both political parties in the United States which threaten the very base of our democracy…HBO Video Documentary—Hacking Democracy(80minutes)- www.personalgrowthcourses.net/video/elections_hacking_democracy
http://watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=20003&CategoryID=295 - The American Founding Fathers: Greatest Social Experiment in History - “This video was created to encourage people to read the Constitution and read the words of the men that created our founding documents.
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