Its inspiring to witness the unity, determination and courage of the people occupying Wall Street for over two weeks now. Yesterday was a banner day even though the atmosphere got chilly when, unfortunately, when more than 700 protesters were entrapped and arrested by the NYPD for marching peacefully across the Brooklyn bridge.
Haitians plan to march across the Brooklyn bridge (again!)," and will join in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Don't Occupy Haiti! Occupy Wall Street! New York's Haitian community will march across the Brooklyn Bridge to "kole zepòl" (join shoulders) with the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators on Friday, Oct. 7. We will rally in Cadman Plaza at 4 p.m. and then cross the Bridge at 5 p.m. Initiated by Fanmi Lavalas (NY), International Support Haiti Network (ISHN) and KAKOLA among others. For more information, call 718.421.0162.The great Uruguayan writer and journalist Eduardo Galeano, who wrote the classic, "The Open Veins of Latin America" is a strong supporter of the continuing Haitian struggle for freedom. He presented a speech on Tuesday September 27, 2011 at the National Library in Montevideo on a panel debate on “Haiti and Latin America.” His speech is entitled: "Haiti, Occupied Country."
It is worth repeating it once again, so that the deaf can hear:
Haiti was the founding country of the independence of [the] America[s] and the first one that defeated slavery in the world.
It deserves much more than the fame sprung from its misfortunes.
At present, the armies from several countries, including mine, are occupying Haiti.
How is this military invasion justified? By alleging that Haiti endangers the international security.
Throughout the nineteenth century, Haiti’s example was a threat to the security of countries that still continued practicing slavery.
"Just when you think Clinton can't get any more grotesque in Haiti. This comes along. Clinton Foundation makes no investment in clean portable water and sanitation plants but in cholera insurance?
The epidemic is a business opportunity to increase insurance market share in Haiti? Our death means dollars to the fake humanitarians renting homes from the Oligarchy that have moved to Florida, Montreal and Paris while collecting high Haiti rents from the NGOs who've fundraised on our people's death and misery.
[Now] "Swiss Re and its Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) partners have introduced a new programme to provide Haiti’s female entrepreneurs with rapid insurance payments for income lost by their micro-businesses as a result of cholera."
We all know the majority of the world's oligarchs have no concern about the poor, especially the black and poor of this world. And for some racists, Haiti is as black, dirty and poor as a human being can get, outside of "sub-Saharan" Africa.
Look at the way the world's population showed such love and support for Haiti during the earthquake crisis! Or even how the world responds so generously and kindly during any human disaster, in the world. Dehumanization and exploitation of Haitians must stop.
What can we do, who value human life and who want the mean spirited, small minded culture, which seems to dominate the world to stop? After all, we are the majority. We are world. We are the 99%. We occupy the earth, so must our mindset! We must defeat the mean spirited imperialist who are of a colonialist greed-mongering mindset. They cannot be allowed to impose their sick predatory thinking on the rest of us.
Haiti deserves solidarity, not the demonization of its culture, its people, and disregard for its great role in world history. There must come a day when Haiti's greatness will be self-evident and they will just have to shut up and applaud "this great little nation!" That day will come when we all unite to put people above profit, and commit to uphold peace and freedom for all.
This week marked the 20th anniversary of the first U.S. backed coup against Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1990. Haiti: Harvest of Hope.
- Why it took 11 Months, instead of 3 Weeks to Show that Haiti's Cholera is Nepalese
- With Nothing To Stabilize, Minustah Soldiers Engage In Inappropriate Relationships And Pollute The Environment - A tale of noble and ignoble scientists, Harvard and the U.N
- History of U.S. Military, CIA Involvement in Haiti - Corporate Interests/ Covert Actions / Death Squads / Drug Connections / U.S. Involvement in Haiti Elections / Intel-Policy / Labor-CIA Connections / Source Documents
- WikiLeaked U.S. Cables Paint Portrait of Brutal, Ineffectual and Polluting UN Force
- The White Curse [Haiti] by Eduardo Galeano