Isabel Macdonald

Isabel Macdonald is a Montreal-based freelance journalist and the former communications director of the media watch group FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting). She can be reached at isabelmacdonald1 at gmail.com Follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/isabelmacdo

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Friday, July 15, 2011 - 10:04am
After Damning Report, Clinton Foundation Pledges to Fix Haiti Trailers
Yesterday, the Clinton Foundation pledged to respond to the findings of an Investigative Fund/ Nation magazine investigation that exposed a range of problems with trailers the foundation provided after the Haiti earthquake to serve as both classrooms and hurricane shelters.
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Monday, July 11, 2011 - 1:55pm
The Shelters That Clinton Built
When Demosthene Lubert heard that Bill Clinton's foundation was going to rebuild his collapsed school at the epicenter of Haiti's January 12, 2010, earthquake, in the coastal city of Léogâne, the academic director thought he was "in paradise."
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Friday, June 24, 2011 - 8:29am
Disaster Capitalism in Haiti Leaves Displaced With Few Good Choices
From the balcony of her second story Port-au-Prince apartment, Mary Ander had a particularly good view of former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s tour last week of Haiti’s soon-to-be-launched “Building Back Better Communities” housing expo, a Haitian Ministry of Tourism competition that will result in the contracting of hundreds of new housing units for Haiti’s post-earthquake reconstruction.
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 11:05am
Haiti: Where's the Money?
After a devastating earthquake killed more than 200,000 people in Haiti on January 12, 2010, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that there could be dire consequences “if the effort to rebuild is slow or insufficient, if it is marked by conflict, lack of coordination, or lack of transparency.” At a March 31 UN conference, the international community pledged $5.3 billion dollars for 2010-11 to hel
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Monday, November 29, 2010 - 8:12am
Haiti Elections: A Sham in the Time of Cholera
In the midst of a cholera epidemic that has killed a reported 1,300 Haitians , the U.S., Canada and the United Nations insisted that Haiti's elections go ahead yesterday, as scheduled. However elections might not be the most accurate term for the process by which a new Haitian president and lawmakers will be selected at the polls.
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Friday, November 12, 2010 - 10:57am
Lou Dobbs: New Show, Same Old Hypocrisy?
Given all the recent speculation about a possible Lou Dobbs candidacy in the 2012 election, the recent news that Dobbs will instead join the Fox Business Network may strike some people as quite anticlimactic.
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Monday, October 18, 2010 - 9:04am
The Dobbs & Pony Show: Snapshots of America's Immigration Hypocrisy
In my recent debate on MSNBC with Lou Dobbs , the former CNN host who built his career bashing undocumented immigrants accused me of having omitted some details about him in my recent exposé documenting his own reliance on undocumented labor.
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Monday, August 16, 2010 - 8:17am
France's Debt of Dishonour to Haiti
Nearly seven months after a devastating earthquake killed upwards of 250,000 people in Haiti , UN special envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton told the Associated Press (AP) that international donors have yet to make good on their promises of billions of dollars to rebuild the ravaged country.
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Friday, August 6, 2010 - 8:03am
Haiti's Ransom
It has been nearly seven months since a devastating earthquake killed upwards of 250,000 people in Haiti. But judging from recent media coverage, it would appear the country's future hinges on just one question: "Will Wyclef be the next Haitian president?"
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 7:59am
Where Is Haiti's Bailout?
After the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, Western leaders announced bold blueprints for building a " New Haiti ." This reconstruction, they emphasized, would be " Haitian-led ," based firmly on the principle of r
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