Dessalines Is Rising!!
You Are Not Alone!
is the Outcry? Haiti: Insanity Takes Over, While the Selection
by Lucson Pierre-Charles
According to the puppet administration and its supporters, there
will be a so-called election in Haiti later this year to normalize
the situation since the ouster of Jean-Bertrand Aristide in February
2004. No official dates have been set yet. The Boniface/Latortue
regime has been ruling the country like a jungle. They have no
respect for any enlightened principles.
Being emboldened by the continuing support of their masters is
all that matters. Thanks to the technocratic revolution, the country
has been transformed into a no man's land.
indeed the election were to go as planned, the technocrats have
no concerns about the means as long as they have the assurance
of the UN Security Council, the OAS and the United States that
the new president will take office on February 7, 2006. No problem
if polling stations are not installed in the poor neighborhoods
and most rural areas.
Afterwards, the slums only make 10% of the electorate, according
to the electoral council. No problem if the so-called national
ID cards are not available to all voters an official of the electoral
body has recently confessed that voters might have to use the
receipts if the cards are not ready. Thus, Haiti has become the
only country where one can predict a miracle and where technocrats
no longer pay attention to causes and effect but rely on fiction.
This is a fictitious administration. As a byproduct of unconstitutional
maneuverings, all their actions must be measured and viewed against
such a backdrop not through constitutional and legal lenses. They
defy all logic and sanity. Where else would a so-called independent
candidate petition the highest court on the land without a defending
party whereas the court would rule in his favor without hearing
the other side's arguments? Where else can a government detain
former administration officials without charges, wake them up
at 4:00 o'clock in the morning and bring them to another jurisdiction
in order to face charges for the first time? In what country could
UN peacekeepers raid the slums at 3:00 AM, open fire and kill
many while there is no major outcry and media coverage about it?
Where else would the police, supported by the UN mission, enter
a church during a funeral, arrest an assaulted priest while the
assaulting mob goes free? The priest will be incarcerated and
later charged for the murder of the person he was about to process
the funeral! Welcome to the new Haiti.
While we are talking about fiction, in real life, people are being
killed for no apparent reason. The rampant surge in violence has
reached an unprecedented level. People's living conditions are
worsening day after day with no end in sight. Never before in
the history of the country, have we witnessed such a chaos. And
according to the administration, the only way out of this mess
is to proceed with the election, which has become the ultimate
panacea for all Haiti's troubles.
Who in their right mind would even dare to promote election in
such a chaotic context? Who is going to participate in that charade
where more than 60% of the people will be excluded? But the so-called
election is not about the majority, it is about capturing the
presidency for and by a minority, which is crying foul following
the announcement of a Haitian-American entering the race.
There are currently 34 presidential candidates in the race the
electoral body (CEP) has not issued an official list yet - but
in reality the upcoming selection is between two U.S.-backed candidates:
the representative of the Group 184, Charles Henri Baker and the
Millionaire expatriate, Dumarsais Siméus who sits on the
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's Haiti Task Force. All indications are
leading to the latter as the most favorite. No longer interested
in supporting the traditional and corrupted elite to run the country,
the United States has decided to change course by supporting an
inexperienced candidate who lacks local support. After all, the
United States influence in the country's internal affairs has
a long history. When security arrangements for the President and
other high officials are being contracted at the U.S. embassy,
there is no need to argue about who is really in control.
Siméus candidacy has become a litmus test for the puppet
regime, which is now under tremendous pressure from both its supporters.
On the one hand, the United States is pushing for Siméus
and on the other hand, the traditional elite are looking for ways
to keep him out of the ballot. Such challenge can ruin the organization
of the election and unless the technocratic regime drops its opposition
to Siméus, it can be used as a pretext to finally put Haiti
under total control of the UN where Siméus would likely
be the top administrator.
The backers of the current regime have been denying it for months
but all indications are proving otherwise. The UN Security Council
resolution that granted MINUSTAH complete control of the local
police and the security apparatus is one step in that direction.
The situation in Haiti must be viewed in a broader context. We
are now living in an Orwellian time. When your supporters are
clamoring that election can be held even though in reality it
is foolish - you have no choice but to follow. Otherwise, you
will be history just like your predecessor. This is where we are
now in Haiti. Nothing matters anymore. Nothing makes sense. Welcome
to our newest wonderland, the land of insanity.
Lucson Pierre-Charles, a native of Haiti, now lives in Maryland.
He can be reached at: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
responds regarding position taken on sham elections,Windowsonhaiti
There are no free rides
“We’re Not Participating In Selections!” Says
Haitians in Haiti
(May 27, 2005) Ezili
Danto Witness Project
Fanmi Lavalas denounces Marc Bazin and his renegade Fanmi Lavalas
Condemn Sham Elections in Haiti
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
Disney and the ABC Network
(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:
(Scroll down to 7 June 2004)
Ayisyen: You Are Not Alone!
"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."
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.
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
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
elected officials of all parties to their offices throughout the
country until the end of their mandates and another election is
mandated by Haiti's Constitution;
2. Condemn the killings, illegal imprisonment and confiscation
property of supporters of Haiti's constitutional government and
that Haiti's illegitimate "interim government" immediately
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
Haitian jails, including Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, Interior
and other constitutional government officials and folksinger-activist
4. Insist on the disarmament of the thugs, death squad leaders
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
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
investigation into the circumstances of President Aristide's removal.
Support the enactment of Congresswoman Barbara Lee's T.R.U.T.H
which calls for U.S. Congressional investigation of the forcible
the democratically elected President and government of Haiti.
Ayisyen: You Are Not Alone!
Col. Dave Lapan faces off with the Network
Solidarity Day Pictures & Articles
May 18, 2005
and Articles Witness Project
Wilme, A Hero for the 21st Century
Letter From Jail
April 20, 2005
(Kreyol & English)
photo for larger image
Wilme - on "Wanted poster" of suspects wanted by the
"Dread" Wilme speaks:
Radio Lakou New York, April 4, 2005 interview with Emmanuel "Dread"
Crucifiction of Emmanuel
Demand a Stop
to the Killings
in Cite Soleil
Sample letters &
Denounce Canada's role in Haiti:
Canadian officials Contact Infomation
Urge the Caribbean
Community to stand firm in not recognizing the illegal Latortue
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