Needs cleanup Doe 20:18, 7 July 2011 (PDT)
Page was potentially libelous and defamatory attack page. Offy
Re libel accusations
If there is anything defamatory on this page, please state why so we can have a discussion about it, deleting content is not acceptable. Doe 16:12, 18 July 2011 (PDT)
Balance of article
This article lacks balance and will need to be edited further. Hfhfhfh 16:41, 18 July 2011 (PDT)
- Removing content is not an acceptable way to resolve differences. Discussion is. The article doesn't necessaryly have to be balanced. For example there isn't a single pro-slavery argument on TLP or Bonaparte isn't exactly portrayed in the most positive of lights. This is to be expected in any written material that is ultimately about one of the three great revolutions of the late 18th century. Doe | talk 18:34, 18 July 2011 (PDT)
Article is an attack page/factually inaccurate
This article is factually inaccurate on several points and as such must be amended.
1. "Extreme right wing stance"
Deibert is in fact left-wing, and has vocally supported a multitude of progressive causes both within and without Haiti. For example
A. Deibert is a strong supporter of Haiti's peasantry
The international community's responsibility to Haiti http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/jul/12/haiti-earthquake-redevelopment
Haiti’s peasantry key to reconstruction http://www.alterpresse.org/spip.php?article9450
B. Deibert is a strong defender of the rights of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic
Exhibit Reveals a Bitter Harvest http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=36905
A disgraceful campaign by the government of the Dominican Republic http://michaeldeibert.blogspot.com/2007/03/disgraceful-campaign-by-government-of.html
An Appeal to Decency on behalf of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent http://michaeldeibert.blogspot.com/2007/05/appeal-to-decency-on-behalf-of-haitians.html
C. Deibert was a strong supporter of the election of U.S. President Barack Obama
Why I am voting for Barack Obama http://michaeldeibert.blogspot.com/2008/04/why-i-am-voting-for-barack-obama.html
D. Deibert was a strong supporter of health care reform in the United States
The Guns of August http://michaeldeibert.blogspot.com/2009/08/guns-of-august.html
2. "Frequently criticized"
Deibert has as many defenders as critics, both within Haiti and without. For example:
"Indefensible: On Aristide, Violence, and Democracy" by Alex Dupuy http://deiberthaiti.blogspot.com/2009/12/indefensible-on-aristide-violence-and.html
""L’aventure onusienne en Haiti" by Jean-Claude Bajeux http://www.alterpresse.org/spip.php?article4420
"Author gives insight into Haitian politics" by Char Miller http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/haiti-archive-new/msg28091.html.
"The rise and fall of Haiti's 'savior'" by Don Bohning http://www.wehaitians.com/the%20rise%20and%20fall%20of%20haiti%20savior.htmll
Anna Ferdinand on Martissant http://deiberthaiti.blogspot.com/2011/07/anna-ferdinand-on-martissant.html
In Defense of Michael Deibert by Gerry Hadden http://deiberthaiti.blogspot.com/2011/03/in-defense-of-michael-deibert.html
3. Patrick Elie
The statements linked to by Patrick Elie - who was imprisoned in the United States for several years for lying - are potentially libelous and open both the website and editor Dominique Esser to possible legal action. See Final notes on Patrick Elie http://deiberthaiti.blogspot.com/2008/03/final-notes-on-patrick-elie.html
4. Characterization of only "right-wing" opposition to Aristide is false.
Many critics were left wing. For example, the Solidarité Fanm Ayisyen (SOFA), Plateforme Haïtienne de Plaidoyer pour un Développement Alternatif (PAPDA), etc. See "A Tribute to Jacques Roche, Tireless Defender of the Poor!" http://www.cadtm.org/A-tribute-to-Jacques-Roche
5. Violation of copyright.
The photo linked to/used is a copyrighted imaged and may open the website and editor Dominique Esser to legal action.