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The Nescafè Machine
Common Sense by John Maxwell,
Nov. 6, 2005

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The World Exhales
by John Maxwell,
Nov. 11, 2006
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HLLN's position of the sham elections

HLLN's responds on elections, Windowsonhaiti

“We’re Not Participating In Selections!”

Condemn Sham Elections in Haiti

Haitian Union Leader Speaks on the Elections and the coup d'etat


Dessalines Is Rising!!
Ayisyen: You Are Not Alone!


 
 







 


The Nescafè Machine
by John Maxwell

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"...HLLN dreams of a world based on principles, values, mutual respect, equal application of laws, cooperation instead of competition and on peaceful co-existence and acts on it. We put forth these ideas, on behalf of voiceless Haitians, through a unique and unprecedented combination of art and activism, networking, sharing info on radio interviews, our Ezili Danto listserves and by circulating our original "Haitian Perspective" writings. We make presentations at congressional briefings and at international events, such as An Evening of Solidarity with Bolivarian Venezuela.

With the Ezili Danto Witness Project, HLLN documents eyewitness testimonies of the common men and women in Haiti suffering, under this US-installed regime, the greatest forms of terror and exclusion since the days of slavery; conducts learning forums on Haiti (The "To-Tell-The-Truth-About-Haiti" Forums), and , in general, brings the voices against occupation, endless poverty and exclusion in Haiti directly to governments officials, international policymakers, human rights organizations, journalists, the corporate and alternative media, schools and universities, solidarity networks. We are often quoted in major alternative and even the corporate papers and press influencing the current thinking of readers today."
HLLN, November 9, 2005
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See, The Nescafé machine, Common Sense, John Maxwell Sunday, November 06, 2005 , quoting HLLN's chairperson, Marguerite Laurent, Esq.

 

The Nescafè machine
Commen Sense
by John Maxwell

Sunday, November 06, 2005

It sits balefully in the corner of the restaurant, with dials labelled 'coffee', water', 'sugar' and one or two other descriptors . When I asked the waitress for coffee, preferably 'espresso' she referred me to the machine. I put my cup underneath the spot marked coffee and turned the dial, expecting a flow of something that would be identifiable as coffee.

(Photo) John Maxwell

What came out was about a teaspoon of powdered ersatz coffee. I had no choice, I turned the dial again for another teaspoonful and then the sugar dial and the water dial and having fabricated my cup of 'coffee', I went back to my seat and ingested it.
Most sinister of all, I thought, was the dial labelled 'whitener'. There is no longer any euphemism; no more 'creamer' - fabricated from beans or petroleum or "corn syrup solids, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, sodium caseinate (a milk derivative 0, dipotassium phosphate, monodiglycerides,sodium aluminsilicate, diacetyl tartaric acid ester of mono and diglycerides artificial flavour and artificial colours".

I don't use creamers or cosmetic whiteners or milk. But Nestlé has a place in my pantheon of the wicked because having exploited Jamaica and Jamaican dairy farmers for more than 60 years, and having bought out Jamaica's last big icecream maker, they promptly shut down the factories, threw thousands of Jamaicans out of work and moved to the Dominican Republic where there would be no troubles from unions or laws regulating decent treatment of workers and severance pay.

Others doing similar moves included Goodyear, Reckitt and Colman, Carreras and that one-time paragon of Jamaican cleanliness, once called Soap and Edible products, transformers of the coconut into cooking oil, animal feed and cosmetics, now merely a distributor of stuff bought abroad.

Countries which used to feed and clothe themselves now must borrow money to pay for food imported from the US. Jamaica's trade deficit is twice as high as much as it earns from exports of all kinds. We now import sugar and water from the US and icecream from the Dominican republic and cigarettes from Trinidad.

This is called globalisation, and is said to be a boon to the developing world, according to people as wise as President Bush, Mr Tony Blair and the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Mr patterson.

(Photo) An alumina refinery plant in Jamaica.


Meanwhile, people who should be engaged in production, in farming and in teaching, are busy firing guns imported from the United States at each other, to the horror of the US, which tells its nationals to beware of Jamaica ! Don't go there!!. "Don't go there."

The blessings of Globalization

The blessings of globalisation include strip mining the countryside, extracting millions of tons of Jamaican earth, dosing it with caustic soda and bombarding it with electric charges and exporting a white powder called alumina and a green material called super profits.

Jamaica gets to keep enormous holes in the ground and the effluent that is gently, invisibly, percolating down into the water table and gradually poisoning our water supplies.

But, not to worry, globalisation will mean that we will be able to buy water from Exxon and Shell as a cheap by-product of their global warming experiment.

If only we had forced the aluminum companies to leave a little bauxite to line the mined-out craters landscape, we might have been able to store some of the flooding we can now confidently expect from fossil fueled hurricanes, which are now becoming more and more cost effective at slum clearance and electoral redistricting.
Progress, I tell you, it is wonderful!

Sadly, there are those who don't want to accommodate themselves to the inexorable crunch of development. In that famously independent little island, Anguilla, the government has decided to put a moratorium on large developments because such projects are threatening to overwhelm the island by swamping its labour force and population with imported manpower and womanpower, suffocating the culture of Anguilla and replacing it with Bush knows what.

As I write this, we are flying over the southern coast of the Dominican Republic where there is evidence of rivers running loose, eroded hillsides and vast areas of unused land. I know that if we fly over the republic's border with Haiti, even this unpromising landscape will make Haiti's look like a desert.

Further west of course, lie Jamaica, where I am headed, and Cuba, a mythical country where every person is said to have a job and where every child, it is alleged, goes to school. This story is obviously invented to upset Americans and to spread disaffection and bad feelings among the Latin and Caribbean leaders meeting this weekend down Argentine way.

The last time the US supped with the Latins was at the Organisations of American States special meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida earlier this year, when Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State made it known that the United States wished to impose some new rules on its neighbours.

The most important was one allowing the united states and whichever state felt able to be its ally, to invade any other state which the US did not consider to be behaving according to established democratic norms.

The Latins, uncharitable as usual, did not agree with this new dispensation, because as they saw it, it would allow the US to invade any other state with whom it did not happen to agree at any time.

The lever of their independence

Oddly, because of the racism built in to the Latin cultures, none of these states brought up the question of Haiti, which, more than any other factor, was the main lever of their own independence.

In the second decade of the 19th century, when Simon Bolivar saw a whole continent waiting to be liberated but found himself without the means to begin the job, it was to Haiti he turned, the first independent state in the Western Hemisphere, after the United States.

At that time the Haitians were determined to do all they could to assist the liberation of Latin America from the Spaniards, so they gave Bolivar arms, money and encouragement, sending him off to liberate Gran Colombia, asking Bolivar to liberate all slaves wherever he found them. Since many of Bolivar's best generals were black that should have been easy, but the Haitians reckoned without the spiteful selfishness of the United States which saw the ending of slavery as a direct threat to its own economic system.

And when the freed Spanish colonies came together with the US in the first Summit of the Americas in Panama in 1824, the only independent state not represented there was the prime mover in their liberation- Haiti.

Haiti, being a black state, is quite frequently invisible to world statesmanship; since black is the absence of light in physics, the doctrine of intelligent political design has never been able to discern the human rights of the Haitian people.

This is ironic, since it was the Haitians who first implemented the doctrine of the universal rights of man. The French and the American revolutions, which had preached that doctrine, maintained slavery for decades after they themselves were free.
This is more than a rhetorical statement. Marguerite Laurent, perhaps the most eloquent of the fighters for Haitian freedom now writing, believes that the recolonisation of Haiti is an essential fraction of the doctrine of globalisation.

"... In Haiti, the imperialists have also found the formula for outsourcing wars so that the blood of their sons and daughters are not on the line."

A prison for children
The UN forces in Haiti, are made up of troops from the developing countries. These poor, black and brown soldiers are now fighting the imperialist's' wars for him in Haiti.
Even the African Union's rejection of the re-colonisation of Haiti is reported to have been neutralised with the sending to Haiti of African soldiers from the Francophone countries. Not surprising, considering France's investment in Haiti's bicentennial coup d'etat.

It was, after all, Francophone Africa that was used to stop the spread of Pan-Africanism after the independence movement, mainly through French expatriates like Houphouet Boigny and Leopold Cedar Senghor.

In Margaret Laurent's opinion, the recolonisation of Haiti is not simply a political action, it is part of a programme to criminalise the people of Haiti and to control them by taking away all their rights.

" .The scariest thing to happen to Haiti and Haitians this month, has gone unnoticed with these election terrors of the imperialists and their Haitian sycophants morbidly drawing attention away from the colonial realities of the matter.

"USAID has started its FIRST prison for children in Haiti.

"Yes, the systematic criminalisation of young black males in Haiti, parallels their criminalisation in the US. There are some white towns in the US where the townspeople's sole income comes from the incarceration of young black and brown men who make up the bulk of the prisoners.

The imperialists' game plan for Haitian boys and men, is moving along well. By the time a puppet Haitian president, like Preval, Simeus or Bazin, is installed in Haiti on February, 2006, more prison centres will have to be built to contain the Haitian 'criminal elements' ."

Laurent argues that the RE-installation of former US Ambassador to Haiti, Timothy Carney, is a portent of things to come. Carney was the leader of the so-called Haitian Democracy Project, a fascist front organisation funded by the US Republican party which was responsible for the coordination of the coup d'etat against Aristide.

This group paid and bribed a collection of Haitian 'civil society" organisations to form an anti-Aristide bloc which though small and representing little more than its sparse membership, was given yards of print and hours of television publicity in the run up to the so-called rebellion, carried out by mercenary gangsters armed and uniformed by the United States.

Since that time the US/Canadian/French governing coalition has imprisoned without cause or due process, a constellation of Haitian popular leaders, from the former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune and Father Gerard Jean Juste, the leader of the Lavalas movement to the Haitian equivalent of Jamaica's Louise Bennett, a folklorist named Anne August - "So Anne" .

While these representatives of Haitian politics and culture are in jail and unable to function, the tripartite coalition is proceeding with its sham election which is intended to provide a legitimate democratic face for the fascist gangsters who actually rule Haiti.

To the puppetmasters, it does not matter that most of the Haitian people are disfranchised and that the major political force in Haiti has been neutered, their money and influence will provide solutions acceptable to the corrupt and spineless North Atlantic press.

What is planned for Haiti may be gauged by examining the US plan for a transition to democracy in Cuba detailed in a 423-page report prepared in May 2004 for Bush and signed by Colin Powell, then Secretary of State. It represents the official policy of the United States toward Cuba.
http://www.state.gov/p/wha/rt/cuba/commission/2004/c12236.htm

Among the gems: "The US Government and private organisations have determined that there may very well exist a severe case of malnutrition and lack of available supply and money to feed the Cuban people, or sectors of the Cuban people, to avoid massive sickness and disease.

"Should the food security system in Cuba deteriorate and malnutrition rates rise, children under five will be at particular risk." (page 80)

Cuba's education system, recognised by UNESCO, the World Bank and the UN as one of the best in the world will be destroyed in the interest of democracy and replaced by schools run by fundamentalist fanatics:

"[The United States must] Prepare to respond positively to a request from transition authorities to help keep schools open, even if teachers are paid with food aid or volunteers have to be temporarily imported, in order to keep children and teenagers off the streets during this potentially unstable period."

The Offices of Non/Public Schools and Faith-Based Initiatives, US Department of Education, could serve as facilitating agencies in ensuring that the system recognises private as well as public educational providers, and could: a) "Facilitate the development of private, including faith-based, education.

b) "Ascertain which of the religious groups that had schools in Cuba have plans to reopen their schools.

c) "Assist in consideration of changing laws and regulations to permit private providers to operate and offer a full range of services, from short courses to degree programmes."

It is clear that the transition to democracy in Cuba involves the destruction of the entire Cuban culture and all the institutions of the Cuban state. It envisages a reduction to conditions of lawlessness, hunger, privation and social disruption.

If Cuba is to be treated in this way, the decapitation of democracy in Haiti may very well lead to much, much worse - to the hell that Marguerite Laurent envisages, because the Haitians, as we have seen, are not regarded as human by the United States, the Canadians and the French.

They will be easier to subdue than the Cubans. And no one will say a word.
Copyright©2005John Maxwell
jonmax@mac.com

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The World Exhales

John Maxwell, November 11, 2006

Like any smart bully, he caved when faced by an opponent not afraid of him.

And although he had only days before derided Nancy Pelosi as a freaky leftwinger from San Francisco, on Wednesday he was perfectly polite and prepared to address her as Madame Speaker, pledging to work with her and acknowledging that she, like him, had the best interests of the American people at heart.

The world breathed a huge sigh of relief on Tuesday night when it became clear that the American people were a lot smarter than their President and his advisers. And I imagine that most people round the world breathed another huge sigh of collective satisfaction on Wednesday when the intelligence flashed through the ether that the Generalissimo, Donald Rumsfeld, Lord of Fallujah and Baron of Babylon, had fallen on his sword. His ceremonial hara kiri came just a week after Mr Bush had arrogantly dismissed questioning journalists with the assurance that Mr Rumsfeld would, like the Rock of Gibraltar, always be there.

As they say – “ never say never” again.

Mr Bush says he doesn’t read the newspapers – which is probably good for his blood pressure; because the comment from the United States and the rest of the world is almost uniformly welcoming of the catastrophic defeats suffered in Tuesday’s elections by the Republican party.

Most of the world, accustomed to substantial parliamentary majorities when one party gets nearly 60% of the vote, must have wondered why it was so difficult for the Democrats to take charge of the parliament of the United States. They do not understand that the US electoral system is largely a product of the 18th century, antedating the British Reform Act of 1834 by half a century, and designed to guarantee a stifling stability to the affairs of the United States. Men who had created a revolution to gain their own freedom tried to ensure that their descendants were as hobbled by 18th century mores as they had been by the British. Although the first casualty of the American revolution was a black soldier, Crispus Attucks, it took another hundred years to abolish slavery and another century after that, for all Americans to have the right to vote.

And although a great many Haitians, including Henri Cristophe, fought for American freedom, Thomas Jefferson and his successors, including George Bush, are still not reconciled to the idea of a free black sovereign nation. Nor do they have any sense of obligation to those from whom they extracted so much tribute and treasure over so many centuries.

Which is why, for instance, the electorates of so many American states approved referenda on Tuesday outlawing Affirmative Action. Affirmative Action had been intended to ameliorate the oppressed condition of former slaves in the United States.

The Republicans leadership, representing much of what is most backward, ignorant and atavistic in American society, were brought up short by an electoral insurrection on Tuesday Even that, however, could not overcome the racist slanders of the Republican National Committee. The RNC posted a sly, underhand TV commercial against Harold Ford in Tennessee, intended to excite the most primitive fears of Southern white men about the sexuality of black men.

This was not an isolated ‘error’. Similarly slimy innuendoes were made against many Democratic candidates of both sexes and all colours. The most egregious was one that continued the Republican tradition of accusing American war heroes of cowardice while the real cowards presided over the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and other lesser breeds in the name of freedom and liberty.

In Palestine, at the height of the US electoral campaign, Israel used the US Press’ total preoccupation with trivia to carry out a genocidal attack on the Palestinians, and their Parthian shot was the killing of 19 people on Monday, eight of them children and seven women.

On Wednesday Mr Bush pledged to continue until ‘Victory’ in Iraq because the terrorists never give up. Unfortunately he has never understood that ‘terrorism” is the weapon of the desperate – of those who believe that they cannot get justice except by taking revenge on their oppressors or their surrogates, innocent or otherwise

Sadly, the American Press have never asked Mr Bush how he defines ‘Victory’ so that the rest of us would know when it was achieved. Although he said two weeks ago that he had abandoned the ‘stay the course’ mantra and although he spoke of the need for ‘new perspectives’ in the ‘War on Terror’ it is apparent that Mr Bush’s imagination allows of no new insights and that he responds only to stimuli that he cannot ignore – such as the rebellion on Tuesday.

Bush’s news conference on Wednesday was in its own small way, an attempt to rewrite history. No one listening to him would have gathered that the people of the United States had, less than 24 hours before, rejected the entire corpus of Presidential deception, lies , dirty tricks and double speak, and the culture of corruption built up round the Department of Defense and his Vice President as well as among his supporters in the Congress.

What may have given him pause, however, was the news that his intellectual gurus, the neo-fascists of the Project for the New American Century, were beginning to publicly jump ship. These bozos, including The Prince of Darkness, Richard Perle, have had no scruple in biting the hand that fed them

In Vanity Fair (http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2006/12/neocons200612) the writer, David Rose, describes what happened: “As Iraq slips further into chaos, the war's neoconservative boosters have turned sharply on the Bush administration, charging that their grand designs have been undermined by White House incompetence. In a series of exclusive interviews, Richard Perle, Kenneth Adelman, David Frum, and others play the blame game with shocking frankness. Target No. 1: the president himself.”

David Rose recalls meeting with Perle in London a few weeks before the start of the Iraq war and being lectured by Perle on Iraq’s eminent suitability for western style democracy after a quick ‘Victory’ was achieved.

Three years later – with the GOP facing losses in the then imminent midterm elections – Rose reports:

“As he looks into my eyes, speaking slowly and with obvious deliberation, Perle is unrecognizable as the confident hawk who, as chairman of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee, had invited the exiled Iraqi dissident Ahmad Chalabi to its first meeting after 9/11. "The levels of brutality that we've seen are truly horrifying, and I have to say, I underestimated the depravity," Perle says now, adding that total defeat—an American withdrawal that leaves Iraq as an anarchic "failed state"—is not yet inevitable but is becoming more likely. "And then," says Perle, "you'll get all the mayhem that the world is capable of creating."

All the millions of hapless fools like me who predicted exactly this state of affairs, were then derided as ignoramuses, unsophisticated trespassers into the sacred realms of Hoch Realpolitik.

Now, as the carnage and cataclysm advance, inexorably, the Perles and the Adelmans have turned and savaged their unsophisticated Neophyte NeoCon – the President of the United States.

“ … this unfolding catastrophe has a central cause: devastating dysfunction within the administration of President George W. Bush. Perle says, "The decisions did not get made that should have been. They didn't get made in a timely fashion, and the differences were argued out endlessly.… At the end of the day, you have to hold the president responsible.… I don't think he realized the extent of the opposition within his own administration, and the disloyalty." Pearle speaks of disloyalty with all the lofty authority of a scorpion.

But an even nastier specimen is Michael Ledeen, American Enterprise Institute freedom scholar who slyly confides to Rose: "Ask yourself who the most powerful people in the White House are. They are women who are in love with the president: Laura [Bush], Condi, Harriet Miers, and Karen Hughes."

Friends like Ledeen and Perle almost make it possible to feel sorry for Bush.
Whether Bush reads the newspapers or listens to the radio or television, he must be getting some information from somewhere.

The Great “Decider” has, almost overnight, found himself neutered, bereft of advisors he can trust, surrounded by men vastly more clever and less scrupulous than himself.
He has been playing a part scripted for him although he clearly believes he is writing the script, that he is the puppeteer and not the puppet.

Perhaps fortunately for him and for us, his father and his father’s advisers have recently intervened. His father’s Secretary of State and an eminent committee of conservatives is even now trying to draw up plans to bring some order to the chaos of the Bush foreign policy and perhaps to domestic policy also.

The election debacle is perhaps the best thing that could have happened to Mr Bush. The Democrat control of Congress will mean that he has a chance of leaving office with some credit, if his better instincts allow him to work with them. The Democrats have managed to overcome the elaborate system of traps and snares which prevent the American body politic having any real effect on the policies of their government, except by occasional electoral revolts such as the latest one.

The American system of re-districting (redrawing constituency boundaries) is so corrupt that only a small minority of seats in Congress are in any sense competitive. Seats have been drawn to preserve empires, electoral garrisons which rarely change hands. In the state of New York, for instance, not one seat in the State senate has changed parties for thirty years.

This principle, extended to the national Congress, means that unless by some fluke there is a ‘perfect storm’ of adverse circumstance as happened this time, the Republicans will form a permanent government in the United States

This entrenched ‘rotten borough’ system, abolished in Britain a century and a half ago, allows powerful vested interests to totally dominate American society and economy. The last piece of the plan was Mr Bush’s systematic appointment of hardline born-again Christian Judges to the Supreme Court, ensuring a permanent Sanhedrin for the management of ‘democracy. rigged electronic voting machines should have taken everybody by surprise this time, except that everybody was on the alert, after previous unfortunate experiences.

If the United States is to survive, the new Congress not only must work overtime to restore some measure of social justice to the United States and to end the obscenely unfair tax system which subsidises the rich and pauperises the poor. The neocons and their allied ‘malefactors of great wealth’ can buy autographed tins of ‘artist’s’ excrement for hundreds of thousands of dollars and indulge in other fantastically indecent forms of conspicuous consumption, financed by oppression of entire nations by war and the products of war. The whole purpose of globalisation is to bring these blessings to the formerly colonised of the earth, in a system which not only pauperises the people but attacks the earth itself, poisoning the air, deforming children, exterminating wildlife of all kinds and substituting a regimented, trademarked proprietary civlisation to which most of us are slaves.

In this kind of world there will always be the need for a war on terror, because the oppressed are never oppressed willingly, and desperation and hopelessness have no conscience. The natives are always restless and some population is always in need of pacification.|

Copyright© 2006 John Maxwell
jankunnu@yahoo.com


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- HLLN's position of the sham elections
Standing on Truth, Living without Fear: HLLN's position on foreign-sponsored
elections under coup d'etat, dictatorship and occupation | Haitian
Perspectives by Marguerite Laurent, October 31, 2005

- HLLN's responds regarding position
taken on sham elections, Windowsonhaiti

There are no free rides
http://www.haitiforever.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=12214#12214

- “We’re Not Participating In Selections!” Says Haitians in Haiti
(May 27, 2005) Ezili Danto Witness Project

- NY Fanmi Lavalas denounces Marc Bazin and his renegade Fanmi Lavalas acolytes

- Condemn Sham Elections in Haiti

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“Be true to the highest within your soul and then allow yourself to be governed by no customs or conventionalities or arbitrary man-made rules that are not founded on principle.”
Ralph Waldo Trine

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Boycott Disney and the ABC Network
(Support HLLN's Campaign 5)

(in 1990)"...Haitians, through the ballot box, rebelled against their neocolonial status. They rebelled against a racist world economy that locked them into the role of producers instead of consumers. Under Aristide, they wanted to complete what they began in 1803 – joining the world community as equals. If Haiti, as the hemisphere’s poorest nation, was successful in escaping from their international debt and seizing control of their own destiny, it could prove to be as devastating to the global sweatshop economy as Haiti’s first revolution was to the slave trade.......

"...the new (US-imposed Miami) government also, as one of its first acts in office, cut Haiti’s minimum wage by 50%, from about $3.60 for a 12 hour day, down to $1.60. This is a big perk for Haitian-American Andre Apaid, owner of numerous Haitian garment manufacturing plants making cheap wares for American companies such as Disney, owner of the ABC network. ABC joined the US corporate media in selling this American citizen as a legitimate leader of Haiti’s “civil resistance” to the popular Aristide Government. "Our nasty little racist war in Haiti by Michaeli, NimN, June 7, 2004 | Source: http://coldtype.net/Grip.04.html
(Scroll down to 7 June 2004)

 
 
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"When you make a choice, you mobilize vast human energies and resources which otherwise go untapped...........If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want and all that is left is a compromise." Robert Fritz

 

The Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network's Appeal for international support on the People of Haiti's right to
self-respect, self-determination and self-defense

We Haitian democracy activists have taken on ourselves a great task. The Haitian people have been robbed again, not only of the wealth of our country, and not only of the lives and livelihoods of our countrymen, but of our sense of self-determination.

The very essence of being Haitian is the connection to those freedom fighters of the revolution who would not lie down and obey the men who claimed to be their masters. Today, Haiti is being ruled by a regime that was selected by foreign powers. The legitimate officials are in exile, in hiding, or in captivity.

All around, voices are telling us to suffer this indignity, to give up on our quest for self-governance, that somehow we are unfit to choose our own leaders or our own style of governance.

We utterly reject this pattern of thought. It is the mental slavery from which Bob Marley calls us to emancipate ourselves. For the average Haitian "This Song of Freedom" is truly all we have ever had. And now they want to take that too.

It is with this sense of insistence and urgency that we set forth our grievances and define our terms for reconciliation in the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Haiti Resolution. We ask that all Haitian democracy activists circulate this resolution, and address the issues and demands of the resolution to their own governments, and to the United Nations, which has the responsibility for protecting the right of self-determination. But most of all, we ask all solidarity groups who wish to sincerely help Haitians, to not just send their appeals to the UN, the US-installed government, the coup d'etat governments or Haiti Democracy Project's Timothy M. Carney. You're better off telling your next door neighbor about what they are not seeing on the conventional media about Haiti then simply telling the UN, US, Candadian officials (et al) what they already know and wish to hide behind the headlines. Kindly send appeals and background info to the MEDIA. Flood the U.S. local, national and international media with your concerns about the abuse, occupation, genocide and re-enslavement of the people of Haiti.
http://www.margueritelaurent.com/contactinformation/local-national-media.html

Remember letters of appeals to the media is a start, but political action, economic boycott and systemic and consistent public censure/exposure are essentially what pro-democracy Haitians are asking from solidarity groups. Please also do this by supporting our 7 Men Anpil Chay Pa Lou campaigns and boycotts.

The Haitian Lawyers Leadership Haiti Resolution:

1. Demand the return of constitutional rule to Haiti by restoring all
elected officials of all parties to their offices throughout the
country until the end of their mandates and another election is held, as
mandated by Haiti's Constitution;

2. Condemn the killings, illegal imprisonment and confiscation of the
property of supporters of Haiti's constitutional government and insist
that Haiti's illegitimate "interim government" immediately cease its
persecution and put a stop to persecution by the thugs and murderers from sectors in their police force, from the paramilitaries, gangs and former soldiers;

3. Insist on the immediate release of all political prisoners in
Haitian jails, including Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, Interior Minister Privert
and other constitutional government officials and folksinger-activist Sò
Anne;

4. Insist on the disarmament of the thugs, death squad leaders and
convicted human rights violators and their prosecution for all crimes committed during the attack on Haiti's elected government and support the rebuilding of Haiti's police force, ensuring that it excludes anyone who helped to overthrow the democratically elected government or who participated in other human rights violations;

5. Stop the indefinite detention and automatic repatriation of Haitian
refugees and immediately grant Temporary Protected Status to all
Haitian refugees presently in the United States until democracy is restored to Haiti; and

6. Support the calls by the OAS, CARICOM and the African Union for an
investigation into the circumstances of President Aristide's removal.
Support the enactment of Congresswoman Barbara Lee's T.R.U.T.H Act
which calls for U.S. Congressional investigation of the forcible removal of
the democratically elected President and government of Haiti.


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zilibutton Slide Show at the July 27, 2004 Haiti Forum Press Conference during the DNC in Boston honoring those who stand firm for Haiti and democracy; those who tell the truth about Haiti; Presenting the Haiti Resolution, and; remembering Haiti's revolutionary legacy in 2004 and all those who have lost life or liberty fighting against the Feb. 29, 2004 Coup d'etat and its consequences
     
 
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