Haiti: November 18 – Disengagement is not an option

Remembering the Battle of Battle of Vertières– Nov 18, 1803 the final Haiti battle defeating European forces for slavery, forced assimilation, the slave trade and colonialism in Haiti. (The Haitian struggle – the greatest David vs. Goliath battle being played out on this planet . )

Wangolo, te vas. Vídeoclip oficial de Daniel Zueras

***Haitian Vodun song about Lwa Wangòl – The historical Wangòl was Angola and its King Wangòl, who fell. After his death, the country was taken over by the Portuguese and has never been the same. The story is repeated in Haiti after the powerful (Bizango) African kings and warriors are gone. The Vodun song expresses the interminable longing of a people for the return of its warriors. Laments that Ayiti has never been the same since the indigenous warriors left, but understands Kolon pa t janm ka vann Lwa Wangòl lan mache Kwa Bossal. Wangòlo, w ale. Kilè w a vini wè m ankò. W ale. Kilè w a vini wè m ankò Peyi a chanje. Kilè w a vini wè m ankò W ale. ***

Ezili Dantò’s Note: In remembrance of Vertieres, disengagement is not an option, Grenadye alaso

– WHAT CAN YOU DO? (On another Vertieres Day under occupation)
Scroll down page – Avatar Haiti or Vertieres Sign the Independence Debt petition. Thank you.

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by Ezili Dantò

In remembrance of Vertieres, disengagement is not an option, Grenadye alaso

Last night, I didn’t catch the Little Girl hanging by one arm over the side of a crowded, overloaded Haitian boat. Last night it was in 2007 that I Capsized. Before that, I crossed death and Capsized in 1997 too.

It’s another November 18th under occupation and I guess you already know what I hide. I write this piece, each year, mostly to find the strength to carry this name until the end.

But two decades of documenting, witnessing, giving homage to the fallen and struggling for justice and to prevent the continuous deaths, sufferings and
incomprehensible hardships has taken its toll. The struggle is tough.

I go back to the Cedras/FRAPH killings from 1991 to 1994; the Latortue/Bush
Regime change slaughters from 2004 to 2006 and the fake foreign-imposed
democracy and elections since. What’s real is the constant Haiti suffering,
grief, death, the racism, white supremacy, interminable NGO fake aid and the
foreign invasions.

Many of us are exhausted, tired of our invisibility.  Distraught. So grieved by the disposability of our children in Haiti:

Last night in 2004 our son, Titus Simpson, laid bleeding on the cold ground.

He was unarmed and listening to music when a foreign bullet tore into his brains.

Last night in 2004, Jean Ristil Jean Baptiste was still alive, reporting for HLLN on the Sanel Joseph and other Site Soley youth killings in 2005, 2004. (See article here:  Ezili Dantò Witness Project.)

Sanel Joseph and three unarmed Haitians shot dead by foreign bullets on
Haiti’s Flag Day, May 18, 2005 – See photo.

– Nov. 16, 2012 – UN kills Haiti youth at peaceful student protest.
See Video.

– 2004 – Titus Simpson, 23, was shot by Haitian Special Forces (CIMO)
with complete US Regime change impunity.

Like you, I am traumatized, so debilitated with the injustice and impunity of
those the world still unquestionably celebrate. (Paul Farmer and World Bank
president Jim Yong Kim exposed
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The consistency of Caucasian evil in Haiti is covered behind fake humanitarian
aid that makes the unsuspecting white masses feel good. It’s disguised by the former Haiti military high-ups, re-tooled by the US/Euros as Haiti “community police.” Brutal warmongering, slaughtering imperialism hides behind the fake humanitarians, their fake charity, fake Caracol jobs, fake justice, fake democracy, fake benevolence.

Racism and Eurocentricism mandates it. All that’s wrong in Haiti is mostly given an African face. All that’s heroic, a do-gooder caucasian face.

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Leo Shetush, the great chief of the Algonquin first peoples honor the Haiti warriors and our common connections on the anniversary of the defeat of the French army by Haiti.

On November 18, 2012 on Vertieres Day, Vodouist from Ayiti came together in Ottawa Canada with the indigenous first peoples to remember the exterminations, opening doors for the return and undoing, welcoming all Haitians to feel fully home on the homeland of the great Algonquin.

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FreeHaiti Nov 18. post – Haiti the Rebel By Michel Sanon

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Kolon pa t janm ka vann Lwa Wangòl lan mache Kwa Bossal

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False Caracol jobs, false aid, false charity, false orphanages and housing for Haiti is the pretext for the FAKE humanitarians to steal Haiti sovereignty, land and resources

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Ezili Dantò speaks on US and NGO invasion in Haiti: The oil and gold in Haiti here is the proof. Caracol near Haiti oil reserve. (The Maroon voice)

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“Both the malfini (ie. the birds of prey – the Republicans, neocons or Right wingers) and the mongoose (ie. the small carnivores – the progressives or Left wingers) are just fighting over which of them will either swoop down from the sky (the malfini – birds of prey) or crawl up from the ground (the destructive terrestrial mongoose) to eat – plunder, pillage, exploit Haiti or the world’s poor masses (the chickens preyed upon by both these predators)!” –Ezili Dantò “US Control of Haiti, Other Little Republics’ Vote at UN Not New”.

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“The Bumper’s Amendment, prevents U.S. government aid from being spent on agricultural programs overseas that could benefit crops that might compete with U.S. exports on the global market.” — US False Benevolence: Haiti: Failure of Foreign “AID” is Structural by Ezili Dantò

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“Stop being so CONFUSED folks by the rebranding of the same old fascists. The good cop/bad cop play-acting of the Democrats and Republicans or that of the “progressives” and the “right wingers…don’t be confused about the power plays between the malfini and the mongoose. Between Democrats and Republicans (Between Obama and Bush.) Or, ‘between Wilson and Harding,’ to quote (Kandyo) one of Haiti’s most favorite satirist” in the time of the first US occupation of Haiti from 1915 to 1934.–Ezili Dantò,“Haiti: Time to remember Kandyo, the Malfini and Mongoose.”

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November 18, 2012 Haiti Vertieres Day demonstration

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The struggle is fatal. But we cannot disengage. We must fight back fearlessly, continuously; must continue to pay the senseless price, the endless price. (Haiti: The Rebel by Michel Sanon.)

Last night Father Gerald Jean Juste died and left the rest to us. Last night Jonas was shot  and died en route to Vertieres for us.

Recorded last night in 2011, I spoke about how the ruling elites reinforce disengagement; push our tolerance to brutality, greed, violence, corruption
and false charity. Listen. (The entire interview is here. See also, US False Benevolence in Haiti – Time to Remember Bandyo, the Mongoose and Malfini)

The Haiti soul cannot go against its nature, let the vampires win, allow their inhumanity to reign.

For, there is another November 18th Vertieres demonstration against the US,
NGO occupation and their selected government in Haiti going on right now. The un-armed will face the foreign-trained and heavily armed and say aloud “we’re not afraid.”

It takes courage to engage in this thankless battle. But fortunately, we have Vertieres – the final battle against the French where Haiti won its independence as our launching and rallying point. January 1st will be another time for demonstrating, and then May 18, then August 14, and then October 17th and then November 18th next year, all over again, generation after generation, until Haiti is free and our self-described saviors are gone. The Haitian struggle is the greatest David vs. Goliath battle being played out on the face of this planet.

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ON THIS NOVEMBER 18, 2012…

On this November 18, 2012, in remembrance of Vertieres, the greatest battle ever won, I recall the thousands of un-named youths in Haiti today, labeled bandit by the powers-that-be after they were shot dead either by UN bullets, the embolden Haiti paramilitary or foreign-trained-towards-self-hatred Haiti
police.

Nothing about the recent unveiling of the Brandt kidnapping and murder ring surprises those of us who have fought for the institutionalization of the rule of law, against the corruption of the Internationals giving contracts to the Clifford Brandt coup d’etat ilks while training and reinstating the former
Haitian soldiers-now-turned-police against peaceful demonstrators and dissenters to the US occupation behind UN mercenary guns. Nothing. (Haiti: Brandt Busted as Clintons with Hollywood celebrate sweatshop; Video – Haiti cursed with vampires.)

On this November 18, as we celebrate Haiti’s triumph over the enslaving nations at the Battle of Vertieres, the greatest battle ever won, I recall father Gerard Jean Juste, father Jean Marie Vincent who paid the ultimate price for freedom. I recall the Haiti women abroad like Sonia Pierre who fought back continuously and all the Haiti women without names who endure, struggle, fight 100times harder each day in Haiti with no respite, ever. To all the Ezili Dantò’s out there, chapo ba manman mwen yo, chapo ba. Nou fè yon sèl kò.

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LAST NIGHT

Last night, I didn’t catch the Little Girl hanging by one arm over the side of a crowded, overloaded Haitian boat. Last night it was in 2007 that I Capsized. Before that, I crossed death and Capsized in 1997 too.

Last night, I still had the fortitude to write: “the Lavalas and mass cleansing of the poor in Haiti, like ethnic cleansing in Bosnia, will only serve as a rallying point for the people to fight on until  participatory democracy is institutionalized and the lawful and principled will of the Haitian masses is respected.”

Last night, I still had the life force to listen and document the white settler and Euro tribes’ genocide in Haiti; to define the Ottawa Initiative and document it at “Haiti: A time bomb which must be defused immediately“.

Last night, directly from the streets of Haiti, one student protestor’s words helped us to understand.

It was March 2004 and the US Marines were there to show the UN what the US
wanted done when the cover-up of the low intensity US war on Haiti’s poor with
UN credibility began. The unarmed marcher told HLLN: “It’s unbelievable how
the U.S. Marines stood in the background sometimes as the former disbanded
soldiers and FRAPH soldiers, now in the police, slaughtered the marchers. If
they (the U.S. Marines) weren’t there, the people would take down the hated
soldiers and take back their country.”

Last night on Nov. 16, 2012, I could watch this frantic video of Haiti youths
running in the streets, desperately trying to get Jonas to a doctor. Jonas was
shot by a UN bullet during yet another peaceful student protest (Video of
Jonas’ last breathe may be seen here.)

The UN authorities denied responsibility for killing Jonas, as they have with
UN-imported cholera, as they have with the hundreds of UN rapes, as they did
when, during the funeral of Father Jean Juste, UN troops killed a mourner
while shooting at the crowd of mourners.

The US occupiers and their local elites in Haiti do not wish to see
demonstrations against their inhumanity. Do not want to see Haiti protesting
the rise in tourism while UN cholera kills 8000 poor Haitians, infects 600,000
others.

Haitians are the Tainos, the Comanches, the Cherokees and UN cholera
is small pox in a blanket.

On October 22, 2012, the US commemorated their “progress” since 2004 – begun with the kidnapping Haiti’s democratically elected president – with the inauguration of the Clintons’ Caracol sweatshop battleship, just as it will commemorate the effective genocide of the first nation peoples in the US with a thanksgiving in some November days from now. (On November 18, 2012 on Vertieres Day, Vodouist from Ayiti came together in Ottawa Canada with the indigenous peoples to remember the exterminations, opening doors for the return and undoing. Leo Shetush, the great chief of the Algonquin peoples welcomed all Haitians to feel fully home on the homeland of the great Algonquin peoples. See video here and here.)

Haiti farmers are protesting the high cost of living as Obama with the
Clintons “build back better” with sweatshops paying less than 59cents per hour
on fertile land, displacing farming families. The Haiti masses are being
killed and shot at for protesting the continued destruction of Haiti
agriculture with USAID’s Monsanto dependency; shot at for protesting cholera democracy with a US-selected Haiti president who allegedly uses state monies as his family’s own private ATM, while teachers at universities and doctors at state schools are not paid; while school fees, family fuel, food and housing cannot be paid by unemployed parents.

Jonas died en route. And on this Vertieres day, this November 18th day without
Jonas, Titus, Jean Ristil, Father Jean Juste, Father Jean Marie Vincent, we offer this urgent HLLN appeal. This encouragement to not allow the ruling Euro/US tribes to make you into a zombie; to take away your ability to feel the excruciating
pain that rises when you face your own impotency or when facing the
consistency of their senseless evil and insanity is plain too agonizing.

One thing is certain within all this chaos: our very humanity depends on our
intolerance to this brutality, greed, orchestrated violence, corruption and
false charity in Haiti.

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FINDING THE STRENGTH

It hurts unbearably Ayisyen. Many of us, like Jonas, like father Jean Juste
may also die en route, but we cannot hide from the pain of that knowledge,
must not be anesthetized.

Glimpses of our mothers’ nightmares since 2004 in Haiti shows how the US sent
in the UN to preside over 20,000 killings of our families from 2004 to 2006,
mostly all in the populous poor areas and with the Canadians, French and US-
trained “Haiti police” at the front shooting unarmed protestors -that is, when
the UN or the advance U.S. Marine team, wasn’t doing the shooting directly.
(Read here and here .)

Almost a decade later, the hungry, soul tired and sick Haiti protestor still
manages to find the strength to stand up when he/she has no more strength at
all left. This defines what it means to be Ayisyen, to fight fearlessly for
the equitable division of Haiti’s wealth, for democracy, for justice. Liberty or death. Kolon pa t janm ka vann Lwa Wangòl lan mache Kwa Bossal.

On this 209th Vertieres day, we honor Desalin, Toya, Defile, Sanit Belè, Boukman, Makandal, the indigenous army and the 200,000 Haitians who took up arms, fought the European armies, gave their lives in combat for our freedom. Kenbe la Ayisyen. Kouraj. Pa lage.

Ezili Dantò
HLLN
November 18, 2012

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Forwarded by Ezili’s Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
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*FreeHaiti Nov 18. post – Haiti the Rebel
By Michel Sanon  Haiti http://bitly.com/UcXOI

Kolon pa t janm ka vann Lwa Wangòl lan mache Kwa Bossal


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False Caracol jobs, false aid, false charity, false orphanages and housing for Haiti is the pretext for the FAKE humanitarians to steal Haiti sovereignty, land and  resources http://bit.ly/TwFshH

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Ezili Dantò speaks on US and NGO invasion in Haiti: The oil and gold in #Haiti
here is the proof. Caracol near Haiti oil reserve. (The Maroon voice)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRUBEwKMobU

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[ezilidanto] Paul Farmer and World Bank president Jim Yong Kim exposed | Ezili
Danto’s Note on ‘Good Growth at the World Bank? Dying for Capitalism’ by Brian
McKenna and Hans Baer   http://bit.ly/RQdQTt

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“The right to own property does not extend to the coasts, springs, rivers, water courses, mines and quarries. They are part of the State’s public domain.” – Haitian 1987 Constitution, Section H, Article 36-5. (Illusion is reality – Washington swings high with Haiti’s Carnival King of Haiti –  http://bit.ly/PWrNw9)

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Haiti Riches – reason for US occupation behind UN mercenary troops & the fake
humanitarians http://bit.ly/l960t – Please share and circulate

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WE ARE THE HAITIANS and we say no to Euro/US corporate chattel enslavement in Haiti right now behind UN transnational guns. The amalgamated African’s call against the profit-over-people barbarian settlers and nations, remains what every Ayisyen Ginen recall and breathes for putting “human” back into humanity for planet earth – E, e, Mbomba, e, e! Kanga Bafyòti. Kanga Mundele. Kanga Ndòki. Kanga yo!(See, SEREMONI BWA KAYIMAN – Ceremony Bwa Kayiman by Ezili Dantò  ; Ezili’s Bwa Kayiman Links and Haiti Epistemology.

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What is the Ottawa Initiative?
Haiti: A time bomb which must be defused immediately

Why is there a UN, Chapter 7 peace enforcement mission in Haiti for 8 years? A
country not at war, without a peace agreement to enforce and with less
violence than most countries in the Western Hemisphere? (See the UN’s own
Global Study on Homicide at page 93  ).

Why is Haiti the only place in the world where the UN has a Chapter 7 peace
enforcement mission without a peace agreement amongst warring parties to
enforce? Why is the third largest UN peacekeeping mission in the world really
in Haiti? (Haiti: A time bomb which must be defused immediately)

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