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

Created with flickr slideshow.

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

Friday, February 21, 2014

The people at Ile-a-Vache ask for help against the Haitian government land grab of entire island

Please circulate this widely, especially to friends in the media.



Chroniques d'un massacre annonce / Chronicles of a foretold massacre, 17 fevriye 2014 / VIDEO via Hugues Girard
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Taking away their lands, ancestral property rights & livelihood is not development. The people at Ile-a-Vache ask for help against Haiti government land grab.

The people at Ile a Vache say Ecotourism with their lands taken and given to foreigners is not development for them. Development would be for the Martelly/Lamothe government to invest in building local hospital, schools for the people at Ile a Vache.

Taking away their lands, ancestral property rights and livelihood is not development. The people would like the international media to know that contrary to government pronouncements, there is no community agreement to give up their lands and livelihoods and they will not accept Martelly's unilateral presidential decree on the issue.

In a radio Interview, one of KOPI's (Konbit òganizasyon peyizan Ilavach) organizers reports that the Ile à Vache residents do not recognize the government decree that divests them of the titles to their lands. Police are circulating on the island with major weapons, and several KOPI members have been beaten. He calls on the island's landholders to keep calm despite the provocation, stay put and not allow the government to take over their properties. Simultaneously, he calls on people outside of Ile à Vache, in other Haitian cities and the Haitian diaspora, to support the struggle of those on the island and show solidarity with them. (Kreyòl)


Sources:


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Where Is Your Home?
by The Kazoots
lyrics

Where is your home?
Out of balance
From the power that comes from the North
There you will go
To see the damage
Of the people who's cash over souls

Where is your home?
In the village
Where the people are chased by the guns
There you will go
See the suits of
Of the men who forgot where they're from

But the times
They are changing
And our ways will not last for too long
In the times
We are learning
Just how little that we really own

So you get up and go!

They don't know what to do no more
So you get up and go!

\Kazoots website
\Facebook page
\Youtube: Kazoots - Ayibobo

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Dr. King's Challenge to Washington: We Are Coming to Get Our Check

Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968. 



A clergyman, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the Black Civil Rights Movement. In a rare speech, Dr. King Speaks about White Welfare and Subsidies paid to whites while Blacks were left mired in deep poverty.

"In the last two months of his life. Dr. King faced the fact that civil rights alone could not solve the problem of poverty. He roamed the south trying to gain support for a poor people's campaign. His goals: full employment, a guaranteed income, and decent housing for every American. This was a different Martin Luther King.

Just weeks before his murder, in tones suggestive of the Black Panthers. He begin to talk about how the government had broken its promise to the newly freed slaves just after the Civil War."*

 "At the very same time that America refused to give the Negro any land. Through an act of Congress, our government was giving away millions of acres of land in the West and the mid-West, which meant it was willing to under girth its peasants from Europe with an economic floor. But not only did they give the land, they built land grant colleges with government money to teach them how to farm. Not only that, they provided country agents to further their expertise in farming. Not only that, they provided low interest rates in order that they could mechanize their farm. Not only that, today many of these people are getting millions of dollars in federal subsidies not to farm. And they are the very people telling the Black man that he outta lift himself up by his own bootstraps. And this is what we are faced with. Now this is the reality. Now when we come to Washington, in this campaign, we are coming to get our check.

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 “Those who live by compassion are often canonized. Those who live by justice are often crucified.”
— John Dominic Crossan

*Source for this excerpt, which can be found on YouTube is most probably the "Eye on the Prize" series by Blackside.

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