Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Haiti: Activists Charge Harlem Congressional Candidates Rangel & Espaillat Support Apartheid

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Incumbent Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel and his main challenger, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat.
Haiti Activists Urge Rejection of Both Congressional Candidates in Harlem

Incumbent Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel and his main challenger, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, are both guilty of supporting “apartheid” policies against Dominicans of Haitian descent, charged demonstrators outside a televised campaign debate. Under a law passed by the Dominican Republic and endorsed by Rangel and Espaillat, less than 10 percent of 200,000-plus people with roots in Haiti will quality for Dominican citizenship, even though most have never set foot outside the country and speak only Spanish. Daoud Andre, a Haitian community activist, called on Harlemites “not to vote for either of these supporters of apartheid,” and for “people of conscience around the world to boycott Dominican products and services,” including tourism.

Posting the activists emergency call-to-action below for more details.
Note: the debate was picketed on Wednesday June 11, 2014
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NYC Activists to Picket Lehman College Rangel-Espaillat-Walrond Debate to Protest Candidates' support of Apartheid in the Dominican Republic (DR)
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Contact: Dahoud Andre, 347-730-3620
         Haitian Community Activist

         Nellie Bailey, 646-812-5188
         Harlem Community Activist

An Emergency Call to Action: Protest Racial Hypocrisy of Espaillat, Rangel and Silence of Walrond in 13th Congressional Race

Activists from around New York City will hold a protest in front of the main entrance of Lehman College (250 Bedford Park Blvd W, New York, NY 10468) on Wednesday June 11th from 5pm to 9pm during a televised debate of candidates running for the 13th Congressional seat: incumbent Charles Rangel, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, and Rev. Michael Walrond. The protest is to let the world know that the real issue of racism in this Congressional Race is not Rangel's comments on Espaillat's Dominican ethnicity but the support of both leading candidates for the Apartheid policy of the Dominican Republic's Government against Haitian immigrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent. The protest will condemn the silence of Rev. Walrond for not speaking out against this human rights travesty.

For generations, Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent living in the DR have been living in a situation of apartheid, treated with disdain and discriminated against because of the color of their skin. Massacres, mass deportations, rape, and all sorts of violence have been their lot. On September 23rd, 2013 the Dominican Constitution Tribunal, the country's highest court, decided to strip all Dominicans of Haitian descent born in the DR between 1929 to 2007 of their Dominican citizenship. In response to the outcry from within the country and all over the world, on May 15th, 2014 Dominican President Danilo Medina proposed what he called a humanitarian bill to resolve the situation. Both houses of the Dominican Congress unanimously passed this bill without debate. The problem with this "humanitarian" law is that out of the 210,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent, the DR Government itself claims were affected by the Sept. 23rd ruling only 13,000 at most will get their Dominican citizenship restored. Not even 10% of those supposedly affected will get relief. This is an outrage and must be opposed.

Click here to read Rangel's praise of the Dominican President for this travesty.

Click here to see Espaillat who bested Rangel by actually travelling to the Dominican Republic to praise the Dominican President for the law and actually calls for it to be a model for all countries dealing with difficult immigration issues. We wonder how Espaillat and all the Dominican immigrants who came to the US without papers would feel if the US actually implemented a law like this.

Directions: #4 Subway or D Subway to Bedford Park Blvd

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Dear America: #BringBackOurSovereignty

People are growing suspicious of the hysterical press coverage of the missing girls in Nigeria. They wonder: why isn't the U.S. equally concerned about the numerous other pressing issues happening to innocent men, women and children globally?

An American friend of mine echos this concern:
Okay, I am officially smelling a rat in this Nigerian abduction story. You can never, ever trust hysteria in the media because it is always a sure sign of political manipulation. Is the US up in arms about the millions of homeless children in the world? About the millions of child workers? About the sweatshop workers in Bangladesh who lost their lives so horrifically? About the mass rapes of women in Guatemala by the military and US special forces? About the mass rapes of Congolese women by militias in the hire of western jewelers? About the massive evictions of Roma throughout Europe, including elderly, children, infirm, and disabled? So why the hell would it give a rat's ass about young girls in Nigeria!?

Doesn't this story resonate with all that Kony 2012 baloney that went down the tubes when the guy got naked and danced in the public streets? It smacks of the same hysteria and manipulation. The US is sending in the marines to liberate women again. Where have we heard that tune before?

I don't question that young girls were abducted; I don't question that the Nigerian government has not lifted a finger to find them. Boko Haram may be as politically wacky and scary as they're described--just like Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army were described in the Kony 2012 hysteria. But the US Pentagon is not sending advisors, soldiers, special forces to Nigeria on behalf of young girls. It's up to something much more malignant and scary.

Just today another friend posted a link to an article expressing a similar concern, this time from the vantage point Nigerians and Africans:
"Here’s the thing though, when you pressure Western powers, particularly the American government to get involved in African affairs and when you champion military intervention, you become part of a much larger problem. You become a complicit participant in a military expansionist agenda on the continent of Africa. This is not good.

You might not know this, but the United States military loves your hashtags because it gives them legitimacy to encroach and grow their military presence in Africa. AFRICOM (United States Africa Command), the military body that is responsible for overseeing US military operations across Africa, gained much from #KONY2012 and will now gain even more from #BringBackOurGirls."
Read More: at compareafrique.com

No hysterical news coverage at all about the humanitarian disasters in Haiti: over 10,000 Haitians dead from the imported UN cholera by the Nepalese UN soldiers. Not that it wasn't an awful tragedy, but there was more coverage about the 12 Sherpas dead from that Everest avalanche, than the There are over 9,000 troops stationed throughout the entire country. They are not there to secure, develop or help the people of Haiti, but to exploit and rob it of the valuable natural resources.
(#BringBackYourUNTroops / #StopTheUNOccupationOfHaiti)

The UN has been conducting a brutal, deadly, racist proxy US occupation of Haiti for 10 years. The U.S. conspired with France and Canada to removed Haiti's first democratically elected government (BTW: during the aftermath of the U.S. coup Condi "Oil Tanker" Rice warned President Aristide to stay out of the Western Hemisphere!). The "international community" have had their puppets in place in Haiti ever since.
This tweet is by Richard Morse, Michel Martelly's 1st cousin.
RAM is a hotelier and popular band leader/musician.

The Martelly/Lamothe regime have not held elections in over two years and their administration is top-heavy with Martelly's buddies: right-wing thugs and Duvalierist. These two American citizens in power in Haiti (another violation of the Haitian constitution) are facing almost daily protests from the population for their repressive and deadly reign of terror. So much so, that their latest weapon is a toxic water cannon truck to deter dissent. This weapon can be deadly if the Pepper Spray dosage instructions are not precisely followed.

Photo: Beit-Alfa Technologies Ltd (B.A.T)
Read more about this new military styled weapon and more about the repressive and corrupt Martelly/Lamothe regime here.

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Update 5/9/2014
Videos, pictures, and links to articles regarding the movement against
the Martelly and Obama regime.

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Arrest of student Fatal Markenson / (Tout Haiti – French)



Haiti 1 Mai 2014 Arrestation etudiant Fatal Markenson etudiant ecole normaleler
Brutalité policière contre des étudiants de l' Ecole Normale Superieure
( Fatal Markenson et co)

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"Pep pa janm pedi batayyyyyy" -tl:
Protest in Washington Against President Obama & President Martelly

  

Published on May 2, 2014 — "The organization, Citizens Committee to Protect Haitians and Radio Panou in Brooklyn, NY organized this protest in front of the White House on March 28, 2014. It was against President Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton for supporting the president of Haiti, Michel Martelly. He's corrupt and violates human rights."

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Martelly Appoints Duvalier Lawyer to Oversee Elections


Two weeks after the Associated Press reported that the "old political party founded under the Duvalier dictatorship says it plans to enter candidates in Haitian elections," President Martelly issued an executive decree naming one of Duvalier's lawyers, Frizto Canton, as a member on the body overseeing said elections.
Duvalier renforce son parti politique, son avocat nommé au CEP
• Fritzo Canton, avocat de Duvalier, est-il un citoyen français parachuté au CEP ?

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Anti-Martelly manifestation 5/1/2014


Martelly's brutal army and their toxic gas crushes dissent…
children are gassed, pregnant women are gassed, old people are gassed...

End Update 5/9/2014



The Obama administration has tried to quash the cholera lawsuit filed in New York by the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH). As noted before: strangely IJDH Board of Directors member Paul Farmer is the official UN Envoy to Haiti.


Will cholera victims ever get their day in court? Not if the Obama administration continues to obstruct justice and protect the UN.


BACKGROUND:
Boko Haram: A CIA Covert Operation; America’s Destabilization Plots Against Nigeria–GreenWhite Coalition  "The US and its allies then argued that the intervention of outside powers such as the US and its western allies was the tonic needed to move the ECOMOG operation forward. But in order to prevent any worldwide backlash against this blatant interference in what should be a regional African initiative, the US and its allies sought to present it under the auspices of the United Nations with a select Asian and Latin American countries participating."

"In response to the growing influence of a rapidly expanding industrial China in Africa, the goal of AFRICOM is to seize key strategic areas in Africa and bring them under US control in order to block China’s access to vital energy and mineral resources for its expanding economy. But to effectively carry this out, such African countries of strategic importance must first of all be weakened internally and made to feel so vulnerable that they would have to inevitably seek US protection or intervention."


RELATED:
Foreign Policy in Focus: The Greatest Threat to Africa Isn't Boko Haram
The Moment for Climate Justice - As global civil society calls for a renewable energy revolution, the U.S. Congress is considering an African energy initiative that leaves the door wide open to fossil fuels.

White House climate change report unveils dire warning, calls for action
"Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present," the report said.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Rotten Black Gatekeepers of Empire


"Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well."
 —Frantz Fanon (Psychiatrist, Philosopher, Revolutionary and Writer)

Black Faces, White Masks - the imperialists could not do the harm that they have in the African diaspora without help from these sick brothers and sisters. These Category Zeros are conspiring with the imperialist (their investors & developers) to bring tourism as development to Haiti.

Rotten Black Gatekeepers of Empire are usually in the service of their white handlers on all matters related to their former homelands in "developing countries." They specialize in the exploitation and destruction of the local environment, the stealing of resources, they are pushers of the vaccination death plans, in importing subsidized GMO foods to destroy the local organic crops, importing sans union sweatshops at slave wages, backing coup d'etats, they're really skilled in the character assassination of homegrown leaders - their imprisonment, kidnapping, assassination, disappearance or maiming, and in exporting hope, education, community, culture, social structures, land ownership... in short: they specialize in selling their people out for a golden parachute at the end of all their dirty work.

The traitors are from within too of course. They're the "business elite" in developing countries. The International Republican Institute (IRI), the Haiti Democracy Group, National Endowman for Democracy (NED) call them, "Civil Society" groups (GNB, Group 184...), which basically stands for the foreign financed opposition. The kind of opposition the Obama administration was caught planning to install in the Ukraine in a leaked phone call. Their services are retained to destabilize struggling countries and manipulate elections that the U.S. Empire is shopping for control over.

Category Zeros use titles on their resumes like: Independent International Development Professional (Independent because the powers that be gotta keep them hungry, right?). Experience: worked at USAID, IDB, IMF, World Bank... Currently sitting on the Board of Directors at NGOs-R-Us, Fair Trade & Co., Vulture Capitalism Ventures, Disaster Capitalism Planning and Structural Adjustments, Ltd.

The Caribbean's foremost industry is tourism. Most CARICOM countries are in bondage to their former enslavers and colonizers in Europe. If tourism is development, why are CARICOM leaders currently planning to seek reparations for slavery to go towards development? The populations of Jamaica, Bahamas, Barbados, Turks & CakeHosts, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic... you name the island - all exist to serve at the pleasure of vacationing rich tourists as butlers, maids, tour guides, and other service oriented occupations. The Caribbean should ask for their freedom and reparations. Is servitude the kind of development that Black Gatekeepers of Empire would want as a legacy for their own children?

The Head Negro in Charge's administration announced last week they would ask a New York court to drop a cholera lawsuit brought by some Left Gatekeepers who are on the payroll of Empire: namely the IJDH and its Board Member Paul Farmer of death plan cholera vaccines infamy and erstwhile "good will ambassador" of the US/UN occupation of Haiti - its UN Envoy to Haiti.

c-span.org: State Dept re UN/Haiti cholera lawsuit (March 7, 2014)

The Obama administration's "US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki explains the US decision to recommend dismissal of a federal class-action lawsuit against the United Nations on allegations that it caused a cholera outbreak that has killed 9,000 people."

Updated 3/14/2014 — In an earlier version the National Endowment for Democracy was mistakenly referred to as: the National Institute for Democracy.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

US Interventionist Policies in Haiti's New Low: The Attempted Displacement of the Peasants

Rele fòs, rasanble fòs pou Ti Pèp Ilavach Dosye Ilavach
(Support the People of Ile-a-Vache -- Need a Strong Response!)
by Ezili Dantò | 2/29/2014 | fb

Ilavach is a beautiful offshore Island in southern Haiti. The Haiti residents have lived at peace there, eating the fresh fruits, vegetables off the land, fishing and crafting beautiful art pieces. Enjoying natures' bounty, the sand, sky and sea. Selling to other local areas, without food, their extra food. In fact, up until recently Ilavach only had two policemen on the Island.

But the Obama crew is pushing for more privatization of Haiti assets and wealth.

So, last May 10, 2013 its puppet Martelly-Lamothe government UNILATERALLY, with no local participation, declared the entire island property of the state. Martelly, the US-picked Haiti president simply DECREED this. The people of Ilavach reject this plan to take their Island, their land to create a tourist haven for white folks and other foreigners. Categorically reject it and need our support. Haven't the people of Haiti been traumatized and destroyed enough?

The government want the island for hotels, luxurious beachside condos, private airport and golf courses — instead of providing needed services for the people like better schools, clean running water, roads, and electricity.

Konbit peyizan Ilavach (KOPI), the organization put together by the people of Ilavach to secure their interests say the taking of their lands is illegal and the development is not intended to benefit the island residents but foreigners. One resident says he'd rather continue to eat yams, fresh fish, fruits, vegetables off his own ancestral land than have to get a wage job on the Island to service Northern tourists. Haitians took down slavery in 1804 not to return to it in 2014.

The Beautiful Island People of Ile-a-Vache are threatened with 
a forced removal from their homes by Obama/Martelly/Lamothe

The Ilavach folks have no local representation in the puppet government of US occupied Haiti. There has been no local elections, no parliamentary elections in Haiti since the US puppet, Michel Martelly, took office with only 17% of the population voting. The Martelly-Lamothe government, instead of organizing required elections, has enjoyed complete control by constantly postponing local and national elections. Two thirds of the parliament's mandates are over. There was no mayoral elections as provided for in the Constitution. Dictator Martelly conveniently CHOSE local folks who will rubber stamp his decrees.

Martelly created the local position - Ajan Egzekitif Enterimè or Interim EXECUTIVE agent. The name says it all. In Ilavach the person chosen by Martelly's government for this position is someone who previously ran for local office that residents say only got 100 votes. "He would not have been elected to represent the people of Ilavach if the people were allowed to vote" one resident said in a radio interview. But it is this man who is selling out the people of Ilavach. Pointing them out for intimidation, imprisonment and even death, says the residents, by Martelly-Lamothe government forces.

As I understand it, Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin, the Minister of Tourism arrived on the Island to talk to the agitated residents. She came without the plan of development that the people asked to see and promised to return with the plan the government said would benefit the people. But then released a youtube video of the government vision for Ilavach. On that same day when the Haiti plan for Ilavach was released on youtube, 100 BIM soldiers - a special Haiti police squad, trained by the occupiers and created to protect foreigners - tourist- in particular, arrived on the Island. (Motorized Intervention Brigade - BMI)

Residents report that these non-local forces have been terrorizing the protestors, going to the school to intimidate their children, arresting the KOPI members, beating up the demonstrators, firing at the unarmed people. No international media is reporting.

HLLN has sent out an urgent action alert. The residents of Ilavach say Radyo VKM has been the only radio station to report on their desperate plight. Vwa Klodi Mizo on Radyo VKM in Southern Haiti has a wealth of information on their site and interviews with updated information.

We're getting more Haiti radio station to report. Lakou New York, Hugues Girard, Dady Chery, the Haitian Blogger and Elsie News are writing and posting about this. There may be more we're not aware of. But we're asking everyone, everyone to tell this story. Help stop the coming massacre of innocent people. This attempt to make landowning Haitians landless and without food sovereignty. Help stop this big business terror in Haiti.

The Ezili Network is asking Haitians in the Diaspora to call their families in Southern Haiti and Port au Prince, don't let the resident of Ilavach face the wrath and unbridled greed of the rabid elites alone. Tell their story. reach out to the media, circulate their words, the voices of the people of Ilavache.

Stand in solidarity with them especially during the days of carnival - this coming Sunday, March 2nd to Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Do not let the fascist US puppet government take the lands of the poor and give it to foreigners. This oppression and coming bloodbath must be stopped. Already the heretofore peaceful resident are being called "bandits." The government has arrested Carl Oza, Ayizan Silien and others including KOPI vice president, Jean Maltunès Lamy. (See, "Nòt pwotestasyon plizyè òganizasyon kont arestasyon ak anprizònman jean Matulnès Lamy"- Here)

Dady Chery transcribed the following statement, made by the president of KOPI in an interview with Vwa Klodi Mizo on RadyovKM:

"KOPI President Marc Lainé Donald (Jinal) said that KOPI still wants a recall of the May 10, 2013 decree that declared the entire island a zone of public utility. According to Jinal: “This is a lousy decree. This project reflects a macabre plan, a rat trap, a collective suicide, that aims to drive all the residents from the island. It is a cultural genocide that puts everyone in the island’s storm and dispossesses people of their lands. No one has the right to build on the island any more. If Ile à Vache is a hidden treasure, its people should enjoy it and get integrated into the proposed developments. We are craftsmen who have worked to beautify this corner of paradise that is so coveted by Lamothe’s administration.”

Listen to Jinal’s interview (in Kreyòl) with Radyo VKM below:
http://bit.ly/1lpDQ6H

(For more detailed information, go to -
1.- http://www.radyovkm.org/ (Kreyol);

2. - Emisyon Goute Sel 25 Fevriye Radio Vwa Klodi Mizo Aux Cayes, | Ileavache
https://soundcloud.com/radiovkm/emisyon-goute-sel-25-fevriye

3. - Share and circulate these English videos to give voice to the people of Ile-a-Vache http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI7MI0QAvhZnqZnbQIEgvyA and;

4. Dady Chery's: Haiti’s Peasants Fight Land Grab of Offshore Islands for Ecotourism http://bit.ly/K4IAhq)
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More about Ile-a-Vache:
La Bonne Nouvelle Ile a Vache -- www.youtube.com
Île-à-Vache yon ti kwen paradi ki genyen 57e pi bèl plaj nan mond lan. -- www.youtube.com

End of Ezili Danto fb post


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First they came for the haitian peasants or "developing countries"... ironically the United States itself is now a full-fledged proxy state controlled by Wall Street.


The U.S. has intervened in Haiti on behalf of Wall Street. The first occasion was in 1914 when the U.S. Marines carted off all the gold from the Haitian national bank to Fort Knox. They held the government of Haiti's parliament hostage until they agreed to pass into law a decree to allow land ownership by foreigners. In the periods after two consecutive coups, the U.S. forced the privatization of most national businesses, including the national telephone company, cement factory and . Now their puppet American citizens Michel Martelly and Laurent Lamothe are attempting to evict Haitian peasants from their ancestral lands and plans are to build a tourist resort. If the government of Haiti can take the land of the people of Ile-a-Vache, they can sell off all of the land to developers on the pretext that there is no proof of ownership or really any pretext at all. So, don't make any plans to retire to your mom or dad's ancestral Lakou, the Martely/Lamothe government and the "international community" of corporate handlers may have plans for it.

Professor Michel Chossudovsky in a Guns & Butter* radio interview entitled: Dress rehearsal for government privatization, talks about neoliberalism and the agenda of the US corporatocracy controlled Central banks (IMF, IDB, World Bank, etc.) and Wall Street. Chossudovsky: "What we are now seeing in the United States is the privatization of the public state."

Guns & Butter: Dress rehearsal for government privatization









* Guns & Butter is Produced and hosted by Bonnie Faulkner
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