Ape Goes to Kim Ives Jan 27, 2012 Pt 1

Kim was in Victoria recently at UVic. Here’s what we produced.

Kim Ives is one of the founders of the weekly newspaper Haiti Liberté, where he is a writer and editor. The paper has offices in
Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Brooklyn, NY. Previously, he wrote and photographed for Haïti Progrès newspaper for 23 years.

Mr. Ives was the lead writer and editor of a series of articles published in Haiti Liberté and The Nation magazine based on U.S.
diplomatic cables on Haiti from 2003 until 2010. The cables were entrusted to the two publications by the Wikileaks organization. His articles are being compiled in a forthcoming book to be published by The Nation. You can read an archive of many of the Wikileaks articles he authored or co-authored by following the Canada Haiti Action Network link below.

Mr. Ives has travelled five times to Haiti since the January 12, 2010 earthquake. On two of those visits, he worked with the host and
broadcast crew of the Democracy Now! syndicated news program. Two other trips were film shoots with Crowing Rooster Arts, a film production collective in which Mr. Ives is a collaborator. He has also appeared frequently on Al Jazeera news broadcasts.

Mr. Ives is a filmmaker who has directed and collaborated on many documentary films about Haiti including Bitter Cane (1983), Killing the Dream (1992) and Rezistans (1997). He is a founding member of the International Support Haiti Network (ISHN), formerly the Haiti Support Network (HSN), and has led numerous delegations to Haiti to investigate human rights conditions, trade union struggles, peasant land conflicts and efforts to oppose state-enterprise privatizations.

Kim Ives is a co-host of the weekly radio program Haiti: The Struggle Continues, which airs on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York, and a weekly Haitian TV show, produced by Haiti Liberté, entitled Kafou Verite. He has contributed to several books on Haiti including Dangerous Crossroads published by NACLA (1994); The Haiti Files, edited by James Ridgeway (1993); and Haiti: A Slave Revolution, published by the International Action Center (2004), and most recently Tectonic Shifts, due out in January 2012.

To read the articles by Kim Ives on the Wikileak files

Kim Ives on an Al Jazeera panel on the second anniversary of the earthquake, January 12, 2012.

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