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Harm through the market 2022

The Ransom: How a French bank captured Haiti Matt Apuzzo, Constant Méheut, Selam Gebrekidan and Catherine Porter New York Times May 20, 2022
It helped finance the Eiffel Tower as it drained millions from Haiti. The bank, C.I.C., won’t talk about it, but The Times tracked how much its investors made — and what Haiti lost.

The root of Haiti’s misery: Reparations to enslavers Catherine Porter, Constant Méheut, Matt Apuzzo and Selam Gebrekidan New York Times May 20, 2022

The Ransom: Invade Haiti, Wall Street urged. The U.S. obliged. Selam Gebrekidan, Matt Apuzzo, Catherine Porter and Constant Méheut New York Times May 20, 2022
The long occupation of Haiti began with a drumbeat from the bank that became Citigroup,decades of diplomatic correspondence and other records show.

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Harming people – Keeping people oppressed 2022

Human rights coalition presses UN over imprisonment of Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza Brad Dress The Hill May 2, 2022
Vladimir Kara-Murza from jail: Russia will be free. I’ve never been so sure Vladimir Kara-Murza Washington Post April 15, 2022 (Opinion)

Pipeline company targets individual tribal members in court battle for Line 5 Mary Annette Pember Indian Country Today/Truthout May 9, 2022

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Measuring Harm 2022

Report: Hunger reached record high in 2021, may worsen in 2022 Rumbi Chakamba Devex May 5, 2022
The 2022 “Global Report on Food Crises,” compiled by the Global Network Against Food Crises — an international alliance that includes the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the World Food Program — found that around 193 million people were acutely food-insecure and in need of urgent assistance across 53 countries and territories in 2021. That’s an increase of nearly 40 million people from 2020. Of most concern are the 570,000 people facing starvation and death levels of hunger in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Southern Madagascar, and Yemen. 

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