donate or subscribe
Follow Us Twitter Facebook

Resisting the lynching of Haitian liberty!

December 28, 2016

by Malaika Kambon

Blocking the streets of Port au Prince, Haitians stage a peaceful sit-in demanding a full probe of the Nov. 20 election fraud. – Photo: Haiti Information Project

It should be obvious by now that the U.S.-U.N., E.U., OAS and various hired paramilitary police have engineered a second fraudulent election in as many years in Haiti.

This latest attempt to kill Haiti’s freedom by aborting her dreams of democracy via the electoral process was designed to prevent landslide victories by Fanmi Lavalas, reminiscent of the presidential victories of Jean Bertrand Aristide. The U.S. and U.N. do not want to see this.

But people have turned out in force, as protests continue against the blatant sabotage of the Nov. 20, 2016, elections, where Dr. Maryse Narcisse and Fanmi Lavalas again sought to reclaim Haiti’s freedom, only to be met – again – by a U.S. elite intent upon electoral sabotage.

On Day 33, Christmas Day pro-democracy demonstrations begin. Merry Christmas. Note the tiny journalist with a video camera at the far left. – Photo: Haiti Information Project

But the fraudulent elections have ignited the country. Daily protests have been held for over a month. For the 35th consecutive day, tens of thousands are in the streets, who see in the candidacy of Dr. Narcisse the fruition of their dreams: freedom, dignity and sovereignty via a political party of the people that knows what it wants to achieve.

The international press is busily trying to shore up the fraudulent “win” of PHTK (or bald head party) candidate Jovenel Moise. But even in an electoral process that was blatantly manipulated, Moise, “the banana man,” controls nothing in Haiti but his mouth, and that not very well.

And the U.S. government, reminiscent of the cryptic simplicity of Langston Hughes’ poem, “Christ in Alabama,” taunts and tries to snatch Haitian freedom with its entrenched racism.

It should be obvious by now that the U.S.-U.N., E.U., OAS and various hired paramilitary police have engineered a second fraudulent election in as many years in Haiti.

But Haiti is rising up, and she is fighting back! With the swiftness of a Muhammad Ali strike, Haiti reminds us that we have not ever been n****rs, and that we always define our tree of liberty – and our “place” – as being free.

People’s journalists on the job bring the latest news and analysis, recording the truth of events in Haiti. – Photo: Haiti Information Project

Haitian grassroots people are battling the attempted electoral coup d’etat, and are now into 35 consecutive days of peaceful yet forceful demonstrations against the fraud. This has got the resident oligarchies so worried that they have escalated their military and political attacks.

Corrupt judges and the PHTK party of Michel Martelly are trying to force international observers and parties contesting the fraudulent Nov. 20 elections to quit the fraud probe. Attacks by militarized police against peaceful demonstrators are growing in number and strength. The entire electoral process is broken, worse than in the U.S.

On Dec. 24, 2016, at about 2 p.m. Haitian time (5 p.m. PST) in an escalating show of force, militarized police, armed to the teeth, shot indiscriminately into a crowd of thousands. Many demonstrators were wounded on Martin Luther King Avenue in Port au Prince.

Haitian grassroots people are battling the attempted electoral coup d’etat, and are now into 35 consecutive days of peaceful yet forceful demonstrations against the fraud.

Police repression increases: A protestor is arrested by masked police during a pro-democracy march in Port au Prince. Protestors are demanding a full probe of the fraudulent Nov. 20 election. – Photo: Haiti Information Project

Members of Fanmi Lavalas were especially targeted. A sitting member of parliament had his car shot up by police. According to witnesses a policeman took his automatic weapon and smashed out the back window of the car owned by a Fanmi Lavalas candidate for the Senate.

A journalist from Radio Timoun, the people’s radio station, was also injured by police gunfire and was taken to the hospital. The people announced that demonstrations would continue on Dec. 25, 2016, day 34. They will not stop.

Fascism sends its Seasons Greetings full of repression from U.N.-occupied Haiti.

A critical question people should be asking themselves is why do a bunch of fascist, billionaire whites, their international quislings and the internal puppet leadership of Haiti want so badly to maintain an apartheid regime and the occupation and ownership of a sovereign Afrikan country they describe as “the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere?”

Imagine the uproar if tens of thousands of people in the U.S. were to pack the streets protesting our fraudulent election, yet the crowds of angry Haitians growing every day for 35 days so far get very little mainstream media attention. – Photo: Haiti Information Project

Recall that Haiti was forced to pay the blood sucking World Bank and its IMF vampire siblings more than a million dollars per week to satisfy debts incurred by the 29-year Papa Doc and Baby Doc Duvalier family regimes and other Duvalierist tyrants who succeeded them. The most recent example of these is the highway robbery of the treasury by Hillary Clinton’s puppet, Michel Martelly.

Round and round and round they go, with the World Bank lying and saying it is eradicating poverty, while Haitians eat mud cookies in order to repay a debt caused by white theft and to be considered deserving of “help” from blood sucking multilateral financial institutions.

Such thieves include the Clinton Foundation, which claimed magnanimity in their dealings with Haiti, as billions of dollars of earthquake relief money under their control remained unaccounted for.

The people of Haiti are left even more impoverished.

This continual interference in Haiti’s democratic process keeps happening because:

1) Haiti overthrew chattel enslavement of Afrikan people over 200 years ago by slapping down the combined military might of France, England and Spain, thus establishing its independence and turning the myth of white supremacy on its head. “We are the first Black independent country in the world,” asserts its first democratically elected president, Jean Bertrand Aristide.

2) Even though the same “civilized” Euro-American and Canadian regimes instigated two coups d’etat against the government of President Aristide, the people have never stopped resisting tyranny.

These persistent freedom fighters are fighting against the U.S.-U.N. orchestrated electoral coup d’etat in Haiti. – Photo: Haiti Information Project

3) Haitian resistance keeps getting stronger, despite U.S.-U.N. occupation of the country. In collusion with the U.S. government, in 2004 the United Nations brought its un-peacekeeping, cholera spreading, brutal force of 10,000 MINUSTAH troops into Haiti. Along with the reconstituted Haitian army, headed by drug runners wanted by the DEA, these combined forces exist to “keep the natives in their place.” This is with the full support of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the European Union (EU).

4) President Jean Bertrand Aristide fought for and continues to fight for Haitian dignity, sovereignty and independence. When he was in office, he refused to be a sellout president and kept all of the Haitian assets for the Haitian people. In 2003, he demanded that over $22 billion in money extorted from Haiti by 19th century France be restored. Haiti was originally forced to pay this money, starting in 1826, to former slave owning French plantation owners.

As flaming barricades go up in Port au Prince, pro-democracy protesters hold a ceremony at St. Jan Bosko, consecrating today’s march. – Photo: Haiti Information Project

5) Drs. Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Maryse Narcisse both defy the evil of entrenched tyranny. Dr. Maryse Narcisse, the 2016 Fanmi Lavalas presidential candidate, is in the streets daily with the people fighting for Haiti’s independence.

6) President Aristide fought for fair trade for Haiti, in defiance of the Clinton regime policies that collapsed Haiti’s economy.

7) Haiti’s geographic location boasts huge oil, gold and other reserves of wealth. She is also strategically located in relationship to Cuba.

8) President Aristide attacked and threatened the hegemony and corruption of Haiti’s 1 percent ruling elite by enforcing labor and taxation legislation laws.

The U.S. attitude toward Haiti has always been one of keeping Afrikans “in their place,” as described by white supremacy.

In the 19th century, the U.S. government didn’t want a free Afrikan state dismantling its brutal slave economy. So enslaver U.S. President Thomas Jefferson gave Napoleon $40,000 to re-enslave Haiti.

He also put the word out that an Afrikan person was only worth three fifths as much as a white person. Napoleon got his butt kicked, Jefferson lost a lot of money but acquired the Louisiana Purchase for a song, and Haiti was free.

The U.S. attitude toward Haiti has always been one of keeping Afrikans “in their place,” as described by white supremacy.

Fast-forward to 1915 and U.S. President Woodrow Wilson of “Birth of a Nation”-reinstitute-the-KKK-filmmaking fame. His secretary of state, William Byron Jennings, “disapproved” of “Niggers speaking French!” in Haiti. Wilson sent in the Marines to occupy and rob Haiti from 1915-1934.

A Haitian artist depicts the U.S. murdering Haiti’s democracy. This is a photo of the painting, the only image available.

Fast-forward again to 2004.

Haitians kept deciding that their “place” was to be free, so the IRI, Colin Powell – another lying secretary of state, the CIA, and USAID kidnapped President Aristide and his family by transporting them as “cargo” to the Central Afrikan Republic in a U.S. plane designed for the program of “extraordinary rendition.”

Well, that didn’t work either because Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Trans-Africa founder Randall Robinson and others snatched them back from the brink of captivity and they went into exile, first in Jamaica then in South Africa, until the power of the Haitian people brought them back home to Haiti.

Hurricanes, earthquakes, odious Euro-U.S. debt designed to kill people by the dollar, Duvalier Papa and Baby Doc, the U.S. government and the U.S. puppet’s thefts of Haitian resources, DEA drug runners, entrenched racism, foreign domination, onerous rapes, pre-dawn U.N. and paramilitary attacks, strip mining, cholera, odious rapacious secretaries of state from William Byron Jennings to Hillary Rodham Clinton, terrorist Tonton Macoutes, starvation, murders, kidnappings and disappearances of children, freedom fighters and pro-democracy activists Lovinsky Pierre Antoine, Father Gérard-Jean Juste, to name but two; mud cookies for food …

In spite of all of these horrible things and more, the Afrikan people of Haiti keep fighting to be free. Haitian resistance to entrenched U.S. interference in her government has not ceased for over 200 years. It will not stop. It is about to be 2017, right now.

The Haitian Revolution, from 1791-1804 … it is happening again. The people of Haiti will be free.

Malaika H Kambon is a freelance, multi-award winning photojournalist and owner of People’s Eye Photography. She is also an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) state and national champion in Tae Kwon Do from 2007-2012. She can be reached at malaikakambon@gmail.com.

Tags

Filed Under: Haiti and Latin America
Tags:

8 thoughts on “Resisting the lynching of Haitian liberty!

  1. Laurenso Jn Baptiste

    Bon gade kijan li di ke fanmi lavalas te genyen nan eleksyon e se etazini ki fe neg bannan nan genyen. Bon, sa se menm Fanmi Lavalas sa a ki t ap toujou di "KOUPE TET, BOULE KAY" Se Koz moun sot sa yo peyi a pa ka avanse. Se pa akozde moun blan yo. Wi Mwen Dako ke clinton yo te vole anpil lajan men a menm tan sou drapo ayisyen an li di "L'union fait la Force" Sa vle di mete tet nou ansanm e travay pou byennet peyi a. Se fou ke ou fou. Ou menm menm se rezon an ke lage antre nwa e blan kontinye. OU menm ap bay fo nouvel. OU menm ap byen chita sou twalet ou a an Oakland. Se pa ann Ayiti ou ye pou ou ka konnen sa k pase ann Ayiti. En reyalite, preske tout moun bouke ak moun fanmi lavalas sa yo. Y ap barre moun pou fe kob yo. Moun yo bouke. Nou menm menm te pedi eleksyon an epi nou panse paske gen di mil moun nan lari sa vle di yon majorite…. Bon Ayiti gen plis ke 10 million moun. met bouda w chita epi femen bek ou. sispann bay manti.

    Reply
  2. Michel Nau

    Those guys from the Bay area are at it again using Haiti for their own agenda! We don’t need you, we can do it all alone! This election wasn’t funded by the international Community! It was the people election. Jean Bertrand Aristide/ Maryse Narcisse, and Clinton/ Obama, people had enough! It’s time for you to retire from politics and never come back! Give a chance to the people to try something new.

    Reply
  3. Progress, stability and peace

    I agree with Michel. All I read from this article is black this, black that, blame US, blame US, white supramcy, black, black, black revolution…1915 (but it’s 2016), famillie lavalas (a group of curroptive ignorant fcks).

    Lol. bullshit. No substance. Just the aurthor’s head stuck in his/her ass.

    Just look around you. Who are progressing or surviving, who isnt and why. Take a look at India, Trinidad, Brazil , Guadloupe, or China. Then take a look at the Haitian people. All the author wrote was rhetoric or blame-gaming rants, but conducted no real analogy of the condition of the Haitian people.

    They don’t GIVE A SHIT ABOUT OTHER GROUPS. THEY’RE REALLY TIRED OF THE HIGHLY ECCENTRIC POLITICAL PARTY REFERED TO AS THE LAVALAS, WHO DECIDES TO CAUSE RIOTS, BURN TIRES AND PHYSICALLY DESTROY BUSINESSES DURING TIMES WHEN THEY ACTUALLY NEED THEM FOR SURVIVAL! JUST AS THEY WANTED IN 1804 ALL THEY WANT IS TO BE PART OF RESPECTABLE NATION OR BIRTH THEIR CHILDREN IN A STABLE AND PROSPEROUS COUNTRY SO THAT THEY DON’T HAVE TO ESCAPE TO U.S OR D.R. THEY WANT EDUCATION AND INNOVATION. THEY WANT TO EAT. THEY WANT A WORKING ECONOMY TO PLAY IN….TO BE FREE. THEY’RE TIRED OF SHIT RACE-BAITING ARTICLES LIKE THIS WITH NO SUBTANCE OR SOLUTION BUT JUST RHETORIC. THEY WANT TO BE HAPPY AND WORK WITH THEIR CURRENT GOVERNMENT IN PLACE SO THAT THEY CAN FOCUS ON REAL AND UNDISTRACTING SITUATIONS. THEY’REALLY TIRED OF FREE-AID AND ZERO PURCHASING POWER. YOU ARE IN NO PLACE TO TALK FOR THEM! YOU HAVE NO IDEAS OTHER THAN BLACK.

    BAYVIEW PLEASE STOP YOUR PROPAGANDA!

    The bottom line is, you can not have self-actualization without taking a good look at the real world around you and solving the situation of your own personal condition. Haiti finally wants productivity.

    Reply
    1. serious2020

      Response to Progress, stability, and peace and to Michel Nau, the lead trolls this week!
      PART I

      Are you a group? If so, your intelligence is sorely lacking. Let's see, you discussed people who want to "be happy and work with their "current government in place" so they can focus on "real and undistracting situations"

      How interesting! To which people and to what "current government" are you referring? The people that are suffering the governments of France, England, Spain, Canada, and the U.S. are in trouble, just like the people suffering the corruption in place in Haiti. Are you referencing people in the OAS/EU/U.S./UN?

      They are busy oppressing the people of Haiti.

      And "current government?" What current government?

      Is it the pretenders that had to fraudulently disrupt the 2015 and 2016 electoral voting processes in Haiti to corrupt the vote in favor of the PHTK party; actions so blatant that the 2015 elections had to be thrown out, and the new 2016 elections are under serious scrutiny for the same criminal election fraud? Because the last time I checked, denying 2 million people ID cards is a crime, working hand in hand with the UN to fix ballots is a crime, torturing and killing people who are voting for their Lavalas candidate of choice is a crime, orchestrating total, country wide electrical failures that just so happen to coincide with the voting process, so that bags of ballots could be stolen and either burned or dumped into open lots – under cover of darkness – is seriously illegal as well.

      Perhaps it is the "current government" that oversees the brutalization of thousands of innocent civilians by the U.S./UN/ and Canadian trained, supervised, and militarized Haitian National Police. But Europeans ordering militarized Haitian police to throw tear gas into the homes of infants is an over the top and ignorant way to express a preference for a particular candidate, wouldn't you say? Especially in a country that isn't theirs!

      PART II to follow!

      Reply
  4. serious2020

    Response to Progress, stability, and peace and to Michel Nau, the lead trolls this week; (cont) PART II

    Or maybe the "current government" that ordered the 2010 selection of a misogynist, ignorant, backwards, corrupt, murdering, and useless, 4th place runner up into the presidency, by way of a white female U.S. Secretary of State is your idea of legality.

    This "candidate's" biggest (and only) claim to fame prior to his "acquisition" of the presidency, was showing his mooning behind (literally) disguised as entertainment in the music industry…Or perhaps you are referencing the "current government" that supports the totally discredited and corrupt banana man for presidency, who is currently under scrutiny for election fraud and money laundering.

    You need to be specific as to which "current government" are you talking about; unless you're referring to the pretenders that are hip deep in corruption!

    Take another example: http://bit.ly/2iMwlbv – DEA fugitive Guy Philippe, #W475890605.

    He is now a senator. His selection – not election – for that post is steeped in corruption. He is WANTED FOR: Conspiracy to Import Cocaine, Title 21, United States Code, Section 963; Conspiracy to Launder Monetary Instruments, Title 18, United States Code, Section 1956; and Engaging in Monetary Transactions in Property Derived from Specified Unlawful Activity, Title 18, United States Code, Section 1957.

    Is a record of cocaine trafficking and money laundering an excellent qualification for senator these days? Especially in whatever "current government" you're supporting? If so, that explains why this person brags that no one can touch him because he is backed by the U.S., despite a decades old warrant for his arrest. Is it his purchasing power to which you are referring?

    If these are the people to whom you're referring, as a "current government" then the 97% of the population that is in the streets, is sick of people who think like you. They are in the streets en masse, demonstrating against people like you. Nou Pap Obeyi, is their response to you!

    The Haitian electorate is neither blind nor stupid. Haitians know rigged elections any time they occur, particularly when they occur twice in as many years. Pink shirts, the bald head party, and militarized police represent nothing but terrorism, instability, and the ability to steal (with foreign assistance) all of Haiti's assets for their own pockets and those of the highest bidder within non-Haitian venues. The list of their crimes is vast.

    Thieves in government (such as PHTK) have even given Hillary Clinton's brother a gold mine in perpetuity!

    Race baiting? You are so ignorant. How can you be so unaware of Afrikan history that you do not know that Haiti is an Afrikan country? Or are you so surgically attached to Euro-America and Canada that you cannot distinguish between Afrikan and European history?

    If so, that would explain why you've apparently not read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 2 which states that, "Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional, or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty”.

    PART III is next!

    Reply
  5. serious2020

    Response to Progress, stability, and peace and to Michel Nau trolls (cont) PART III

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was/is intended to truly be universal, as was Jean-Jacques Dessalines’ declaration in 1804. Unfortunately, billions of people in this world, 8-10 million of whom live in Haiti, do not enjoy all the benefits of this universal declaration.

    This is so specifically because of the corruption of governments like the Duvaliers, and most recently, the government of Michel Martelly https://www.thenation.com/article/can-haitis-corr

    Corruption is the name of people like banana man, Jovenel Moise, Michel's attempted hand picked successor, like the Duvaliers, like the PHTK party in particular and other right wing parties and supporters of the coups d'etat against Jean Bertrand Aristide, both inside and outside of Haiti. And apparently people like you two as well.

    Truly you cannot see the forest or the trees; or smell the coffee or the tea.

    Colonialism in Haiti has produced examples of European corruption that have spawned brutality in combination with licentiousness in ways unknown to humanity until the advent of invaders, beginning with Cristobal Colon and advancing to the putrefaction that is the MINUSTAH forces, and a right wing international elite.

    You know nothing. What "free aid?" Do you reference the "free aid" decreed by international agencies who forced the eradication of the Haitian Creole pig population in the 80's? Or the "free aid" decreed by international agencies (led by the very white Clinton Foundation) whose insistence that Haiti embrace a "free trade" pogrom that erased her independent rice farming markets; forcing Haiti to import 196,000 tons of rice at a cost of $100 million dollars per year, instead of growing her own?

    Is that the "current government" legacy that you embrace?

    Obviously you are ignoring the "zero purchasing power" of Haiti that was decreed by default during the 29 years of Duvalierism that saw the theft of between US$300-800 million dollars from Haiti. This does not include the US$4 million or more that was personally stolen by Baby Doc Duvalier, and frozen in Swiss bank accounts for him to try to retrieve after he was deposed. You've also ignored the "lost" and unaccounted for billions under the Clinton Foundation's care and control, and the millions unaccounted for when Michel Martelly was run out of town on a rail. With these glaring anomalies in your memory, it is a wonder that the two of you [progress, stability, and peace – and Michel Nau] have the audacity to discuss "zero purchasing power" and Haiti in the same breath!

    Since you two (or maybe you're a group, who knows what you are with such a euphemistic moniker) obviously know so little about current events, Haitian history, economics, political electorates, and/or what it takes to govern a country, my advice to you is truly simple: Stay out of the conversation when grown folks speak.

    Buy yourselves a bottled beverage and a smile and sit down in a corner somewhere and be quiet. Your English isn't your problem, but your lack of active brain cells is definitely showing.

    If you need something to do to broaden your minds, have a case of beer.

    On second thought have two. Growing a brain is thirsty work.

    Reply
    1. Laurenso Jn Baptiste

      Just out of pure curiosity… Where are you from originally? Where do you reside now? What type of connection do you have with Haiti? What are the ideals of Fanmi Lavalas that would put the country ahead? Were you ever personally affected by any of the riots in the streets that took place all through the late 90's, early 2000's and now today? Also how do you know they are all peaceful? I am not attacking, I am just trying to play devil's adovocate because at the moment it looks like a one sided attack while only listening to the news of one camp.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

BayView Classifieds - ads, opportunities, announcements



Click and find the
TravelVisaPro.com