Haiti rejects US Ambassador Pamela White’s “too little too late” attempt to save the corrupt Martelly-Lamothe Regime. Haiti Message to US Ambassador Pamela White, Sandra Honore and Barack Obama/Bill Clinton: Stop Blocking Removal of Corrupt Martelly-Lamothe Regime | Bloodshed continues as militarized Haiti police kills 3-month old baby with tear gas, wounds four protestors.
“At the meeting requested by the American Ambassador, the leaders of the six political parties invited must not go simply to take their marching orders from Pamela White” ~ Yvener Millien
Top Opposition Parties Tell US Ambassador that the Martelly-Lamothe Regime Must End
By Ezili Dantò, Dec 2, 2014 | Originally posted on Facebook
In a letter dated November 28, 2014, the United States Ambassador to Haiti, Pamela White commanded a close-door meeting at the Fusion political party headquarters with the six opposition parties who are demanding an end to the US-supported Martelly-Lamothe regime and its harmful, pro-imperialist and unrestrained neoliberal economic policies in Haiti.
Fanmi Lavalas and Kontra Pèp La did not attend the meeting with US ambassador Pamela White. The four others – MOPOD, Fusion, Ayisyen Pou Ayiti, INITE – met with the US Ambassador at Fusion headquarters at the appointed December 2nd time at 4pm.
A large protest crowd in front of the Fusion headquarters made it difficult for the US ambassador and her convoy to easily past without facing and hearing the demands of the people to take Martelly back to the US with her. There were many shouting “Go home USA, Go home Pamela White.” Other extraordinary demands by the streets were in the signs which begged Russia for help against the US occupation. There are reports of signs: “Vladimir Putin please help us, Haiti.” A sign where Vladimir is boxing with Obama read: “Vladimir Putin help us with Obama’s regime in Haiti!” These signs were waved at the US Ambassador.
Throughout Haiti, tens of thousands of Haitians are holding anti-government protest rallies. As the January 12th date for dissolution of Parliament approaches with no realistic plans for new parliamentary elections in the works, the tense encounter is viewed as the US Ambassador’s “too little too late” attempt to save the corrupt Martelly-Lamothe regime. The demonstrators’ demands of the US Ambassador Pamela White, the UN-MINUSTAH head and spokesperson Sandra Honore, President Barack Obama and former UN envoy to Haiti, Bill Clinton is that they stop blocking: fair and honest elections. Stop blocking the people’s removal of the corrupt Martelly-Lamothe regime from Haiti.
Most in the crowd outside were protesting the four political parties, who agreed to meet with the US Ambassador, calling them collaborators with the big powers and denouncing any agreement these political parties might take to retain the Martelly-Lamothe regime. They said the “Conzes meeting with the imperialist forces will not be negotiating on the back of the people on the streets.” The militants on the streets said the people won’t easily be ignored or betrayed by the political parties who accepted to meet with US Ambassador Pamela White. The spokespeople on the streets denounced any negotiations of all the four political parties who attended the meeting.
This was the first time, in the three years since the imposition of the US Martelly-Lamothe regime that the US expressed any interest in the voices of the people in the streets for participatory democracy or in sitting down with the anti-Martelly-Lamothe political sectors in Haiti.
Ambassador Pamela White is generally seen, by the protestors to the US occupation, as an active enabler in Haiti’s instability and underdevelopment. She’s often photographed palling around with the corrupt Martelly-Lamothe regime. Drinking champagne with them at beaches, upscale venues. Jet-setting with little ambassadorial decorum, living “La Vida Loca” with the other NGO invaders at luxury hotels, some paid-for with Haiti quake funds while quake victims at tent camps like Canaan are homeless, hungry and the US-trained, militarized Haiti police, terrorizes the African masses. (See, Stop the Persecution by the Eurocentric US-UN puppet Martelly-Lamothe Regime, US terrorism in Haiti, US Crowds Next; Basic Haiti rights repealed and US to Rewrite Constitution to Better Serve the One Percent.)
Haiti Photo: Anti-US/Pamela White Demonstration in from of Fusion Headquarters, December 2, 2014
The people on the streets indicated to the four parties who attended the US meeting, that no matter what they say, the people do not trust them not to work over their heads with the imperial powers.
Nonetheless, here are the points, so far, made by the head of MOPOD, representing to the public what happened at the meeting between the four parties and the US highest representative in Haiti.
According to the MOPOD spokesperson, the four parties who attended the meeting said these points were made to Pamela White. The US ambassador’s purpose for this futile meeting was to try to negotiate for Martelly/Lamothe. The US has no moral authority whatsoever with the people of Haiti even though it’s reported that Ambassador White’s posture at the meeting was under the guise that the United States asked for this meeting to find out, from the opposition, exactly what their concerns were. The spokesperson for the four parties who attended the meeting, the MOPOD executive said that the four parties detailed four points to Pamela White:
1. Since 1986 the people of Haiti are fighting to restore democracy in Haiti
2. They insisted that if this is a Haiti crisis, they insist there must be a
Haitian answer with no foreign meddling – There can be no solution
without the participation of the people of Haiti.
3. They reported that the attending political parties told the US they
can’t consult with foreign powers without negotiating an agenda, and a method
for determining, quantifying a Haiti resolution.
4. The four political parties said they advised the US Ambassador Pamela White
that they cannot negotiate an end to the crisis without the participation of
the people of Haiti…. The population protesting in the streets, the
population in prison, the population participation.
What is clear is that the political parties are concerned about losing ground by attending a meeting with a foreign power that has installed the Martelly-Lamothe regime. Also, attorney Andre Michel confirmed what’s been clear to everyone which is that not all in the 6-political parties are standing for the end of the Martelly-Lamothe government and that no one in their right minds trusts Pamela White based on her past unconditional support of the Martelly-Lamothe government in face of their blatant corruption, affiliations with drug dealers and known criminals. (Statement by Haiti Counselors, Andre Michel and Newton Juste.)
Elsewhere in Haiti on December 2, 2014, in the Northeast, a 3-month old baby died in his house from inhaling militarized police tear gas thrown at the people. Four people were wounded by police bullets shot at crowds protesting deplorable living conditions under Martelly-Lamothe and demanding that the power plant servicing foreigners at Caracol share their electricity with the people at Ouanaminthe and Fort Liberte. (See, Haitians at Fort Liberte and Ouanaminthe Protest Caracol Monopolizing Electricity and Tens of Thousands of Haitians take to the streets demanding the Martelly/Lamothe regime stand down, leave office.)
Throughout Haiti, the anti-government protests are rising. Haiti National Police reportedly also fired tear gas to disperse protesters who also blocked hundreds of workers from entering the Codevi Industrial Free Zone in Ouanaminthe, owned by Dominican businessman Fernando Capellan.
Frustrated and angry Haitian villagers near the border with the Dominican Republic, like Haitians throughout Haiti are demanding that Michell Martelly’s regime stop flying to foreign capitals and spending State monies on luxury hotel tours and attend to the social needs of the people of Haiti such as providing safe and affordable housing, clean drinking water, sanitation, health care, energy/electricity, local agricultural investment, street and road repairs among Haiti domestic needs.
For more critical Haiti commentary on the current situation in Haiti, count on the Ezili Network/Free Haiti Movement.
The Haiti People’s Agenda:
– Free all political prisoners in Haiti
– Departure of Martelly/Lamothe regime
– Formation of a transitional government chosen by the people not foreign
– Create electoral council based on article 289 of the Constitution
– Void SOFA : End US occupation behind UN mercenary guns
– Void all the Martelly Lamothe Decrees and all “laws” imposed on Haiti under occupation, stop the corruption
– For Haiti to invest the mineral riches and assets of the country in the local economy and thus
– An end to unfair US-Euro trade in Haiti and the NGO invasion that’s mostly humanitarian imperialism.
– An accounting of the Haiti Interim “Hillary and Billy” Reconstruction funds, collected in the name of suffering Haitians.
Ezili interview on Black Agenda Report weekly radio broadcast with Glen Ford plus interview with Cornel West and Bob Avakian Dialogue at Riverside Church, published by BAR, Nov. 26, 2014. Ten of thousands of Haitians demonstrated in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and throughout Haiti said Ezili Dantò.
Diaspora Music interview Ezili Dantò with Norman Otis
Richmond: UN-MINUSTAH mission in Haiti is America’s
AFRICOM in the Western Hemisphere, Oct 26, 2014
Mob pelts Dominican Consulate
in Haiti, staff evacuated
December 2, 2014, Source: Dominican Today
Dajabón, Dominican Republic.
A mob of angry Haitians on Monday attacked the Dominican Consulate building in Ouanaminthe, northeast Haiti, which prompted the evacuation of the staff. The rioters pelted the consulate’s windows and staged protests by torching tires nearby.
Haiti National Police reportedly fired tear gas to disperse protesters who also blocked the hundreds of workers from entering the Codevi Industrial Free Zone in Ouanaminthe, owned by Dominican businessman Fernando Capellan.
Outlet listin.com.do reports that the riots continue in Haitian villages near the border with the Dominican Republic, on demands that Michell Martelly’s administration attend social needs such as drinking water, energy, street and roads repairs among others.
On Monday the cross-border market reopened after being shuttered last Friday on protests staged by Haitians in several towns, to demand that Port-au-Prince lower the taxes levied on products imported from Dominican territory.
Haïti-Société : 1 mort, au moins 4 blessés dans des mouvements de
revendications pour des services de base
mardi 2 décembre 2014P-au-P, 1er déc. 2014 [AlterPresse]
— Un bébé de 3 mois meurt asphyxié dans sa maison, des suites de l’inhalation
de gaz lacrymogènes, tirés par des policiers nationaux. 4 autres personnes,
dont une marchande de manje kuit (nourriture prête à la consommation) et un homme,
ont été blessées par balles.
Tel est le bilan de l’intervention brutale , ce lundi 1er décembre 2014,
d’agents de la Police nationale d’Haïti (Pnh), en vue de mater un mouvement de
protestations et de revendications d’habitants de Ouanaminthe (Nord-Est) en
faveur de la disponibilité de courant électrique public dans les foyers,
suivant divers témoignages recueillis par des correspondants de presse.
Les manifestants ont dressé des barricades sur la route nationale en direction
Ouanaminthe, une ville frontalière avec Dajabon dans le département du Nord-
Est, est secouée, depuis une semaine, par des manifestations pour réclamer le
raccordement de la ville au réseau d’électricité, établi au Parc industriel de
A Fort-Liberté, non loin de Ouanaminthe, où la population continue d’exiger la
disponibilité de courant électrique public, la situation était encore tendue
ce lundi 1er décembre 2014.
La semaine dernière, l’Inspection générale de la police nationale d’Haïti
(IgPnh) a annoncé la mise en branle d’une enquête sur l’implication d’agents
de l’unité départementale de maintien d’ordre (Udmo), qui auraient blessé des
manifestants dans la zone de Fort Liberté et de Ouanaminthe.
Plus d’une dizaine de personnes, blessées par balles, avaient été recensées
lors de manifestations, depuis plusieurs jours, à Fort Liberté.
Le premier ministre Laurent Salvador Lamothe a même convoqué, le jeudi 27
novembre 2014, une réunion d’urgence du Conseil supérieur de la police
nationale (Cspn) sur les événements en cours dans le Nord-Est d’Haïti.
Tous les lundis et vendredis, ce sont plus de 10 mille personnes qui font le
va-et-vient dans le cadre de l’ouverture hebdomadaire du point frontalier de
Ouanaminthe. Des tonnes de marchandises dominicaines y sont déversées, à
l’occasion, sur le territoire d’Haïti.
Entre-temps, une forte tension a régné lundi après-midi (1er décembre) dans la
grande agglomération de Cité Soleil, au nord de la capitale. Les premières
informations font état d’affrontements entre groupes rivaux.
Un bouchon considérable s’en est suivi dans les environs de Cité Soleil, sur
des artères menant à la wout nèf et à la route nationale No 1, a constaté un
La police n’a pas encore annoncé d’actions pour faire face à ce climat
d’insécurité, qui a provoqué, lundi après-midi, un mouvement de panique dans
divers quartiers de la municipalité de Cité Soleil.
A Cabaret, à plus d’une vingtaine de kilomètres au nord de la capitale, un
nombre indéterminé de personnes ont été blessées par balles, des pare-brise de
véhicules brisés, à la suite d’une démonstration des habitants en faveur
d’infrastructures de base, comme l’accès à l’eau potable, dont ils sont privés
depuis juillet 2014. [emb rc apr 1er/12/2014 17:00]