Media Resources

Hands Off Haiti CD

The “Hands Off Haiti” compilation album is a project of the Canada Haiti Action Network (CHAN), a grassroots group of activists based in most provinces across Canada that have actively been involved in Haiti solidarity work since 2004.

Funds raised from sales of the “Hands Off Haiti” compilation album go directly to the Haitian-based grassroots organizations and efforts including the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund, Partners in Health and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.

CHAN supports the list of principles outlined at the international Kongres Bwa Kayiman (KBK) conference of February, 2005, in which Haiti solidarity activists from various countries reiterated their support for Haitian democracy.


See the "Book reviews" section of this website for reviews of many of the books listed below.

Fran Quigley; How Human Rights Can Build Haiti; 223 pp, Vanderbilt University Press, Sept 2014. "A brilliant and courageous work on one of the burning focal points of human and political struggle and international injustice." --Jonathan Kozol, author of Savage Inequalities and Death at an Early Age, winner of the National Book Award

Beverly Bell; Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti's Divide; Cornell University Press, June 2013 (more information here).

Press for Conversion!

Press for Conversion is a journal edited by Richard Sanders and published by the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT).

Four issues are exclusively devoted to Canada’s role in Haiti; three of these focus on the role of the Canadian International Development Agency and the non-governmental organizations it funds. CIDA and certain NGOs are partners in the international gang-up against the sovereignty and democratic will of the Haitian people.

To read the issues of Press For Conversion that cover Haiti follow these links:

#63 (November 2008) “Lies without Borders: How CIDA Funded ‘NGOs’ Waged a Propaganda War to Justify Haiti’s 2004 Coup”


An archive of links to videos and film on Haiti (including ordering information) is contained in the 'Audio and Video' page of the Canada Haiti Action Network website, under the section 'News and reports': The archive includes these films and others:

"We've Been Forgotten": Conditions in Haiti's Displacement Camps Eight Months After the Earthquake

September 24, 2010. The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti has just produced a 48 page report on the conditions of survivors of the January 12 earthquake. Some of its findings are based on a comprehensive survery of 52 families in six internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the Port au Prince region. The report also outlines the legal and humanitarian obligations of the Haitian government and donor countries and agencies. The report says there are 1.3 million people living in 1,300 makeshift IDP camps in and around Port au Prince .

You can download and read the report, attached below, or go to the website of the IJDH.


Wiener Fleurimond (2009), Haïti de la crise a l'occupation, Histoire d'un chaos; Tome 1, La chute d'Aristide, 2000-2004. L'Harmattan. 43.5 Euros chez l'éditeur, 74$ Can chez Rénaud Bray.

Randall Robinson (2007, traduction 2010), Haïti: L'Insupportable soufrance. Editions Ethiopica. 30$ chez Rénaud Bray.

Book Reviews

Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti's Divide; by Beverly Bell; Cornell University Press, June 2013 (more information here).
* Review by Augusta Dwyer, published on, Aug 15, 2013

Haiti: We Must Kill the Bandits

Haiti Bandits

Kevin Pina's gripping, 66 minute documentary film, Haiti: We Must Kill the Bandits, has been released in late 2010 for general distribution. Consisting of footage and commentary by the filmmaker and interview subjects, it tells the story of the foreign military intervention that overthrew elected government in Haiti in 2004 and then established the military occupation force known as MINUSTAH. Today, MINUSTAH numbers 13,500 soldiers, police and administrative personnel.