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Haitian Folk-Singing Legend and ex-Political Prisoner So An Auguste on her Arrest by US Marines and the US Role in Haiti's Ongoing Turmoil, Democracy Now!, January, 2007
At least 10 people died and 20 were wounded Friday in a Un peace-keeping operation in Haiti's capita, Port-au-Prnce, a UN official said

"They came here to terrorise the population," said Rose Martel, a slum
dweller, referring to the police and UN troops. "I don't think they really killed the bandits, unless they consider all of us as bandits."
(regarding UN assault on Dec. 22, 2006 on Site Soley residents)- Reuters


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Remembering, on January 15, Martin Luther King's birthday, that Patrice Lumumba, symbol of African independence and sovereignty, was assassinated January 17, 1961 - Remembering the UN's complicity in facilitating the US assassination of Patrice Lumumba basically began and anchored the UN's role as a neocolonial tool and the proxy arm of the colonial powers left standing after the European World Wars had transition into these powers' "Cold War" then now their "War on Terror!??" upon the human race. Go to:

The UN complicity in the West's assassination and political murder of Patrice Lumumba and, ever since, in promoting debt, dependency, foreign domination and oppression in Africa, on behalf of the powereful former enslavers and colonial powers, after the "de-colonization" period: An "Interview with Ludo De Witte - The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba" hosted by Walter Turner, Africa Today, KPFA, Nov. 27, 2006 |MP3 - http://aud1.kpfa.org/data/20061127-Mon1900.mp3 , or

The UN is Not For Africans by Magalie X Djehouty-Thot, Haitian Perspectives,
May 2, 2006 | http://www.margueritelaurent.com/pressclips/notforAfricans.html

Ezili Dantò's Note on the Edmond Mulet defense of UN's Christmas assault on
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Massacre in Haiti

by Jafrikayiti (Jean St. Vil)

"...These poor people are being punished because they have the audacity to hold a huge MIRROR to the face of hypocrites who come to lecture them about democracy with machine guns in their hands....It is a KNOWN FACT that the POLICE IS A CORNESTONE OF THE KIDNAPPING INDUSTRY." Jean (Jafrikayiti) St. Vil speaking out on the December 22nd massacre in Site Soley, Dec. 30, 2006,

The U.N. troops are doing same dirty work in Haiti as they did in Lumumba's Congo. It does not take much analysis to realize that the December 22, 2006 U.N. attack on Cité Soleil (Haiti) had NOTHING TO DO WITH COMBATING KIDNAPPINGS. If it did, you would have seen released hostages and arrested kidnappers whom they would be too happy to display for the media.

Obviously this latest attack (conducted at 3 in the morning !!) can happen because a disturbing number of terrorized (shock and awe) Haitians have lost their common sense due to the recent kidnapping spree and are willing to condone the sacrifice of thousands of human beings who happen to be too poor and live elsewhere... So, with a straight face some are pretending not to understand how barbaric and illogical this kind of action is.

Aren't there gangs in the U.S?
When have you ever seen a whole neighborhood blasted in the U.S. on the excuse that they were looking for gangs? If these Site Soley people, whose assassination is being dismissed as mere "collateral damage," were blond hair blue eye folks, would they be shot like this in Haiti? Would their murder be so carelessly dismissed - as "collateral damage!"

There have been a number of kidnapping cases in Petion-ville. It is known that some of Haiti's wealthy families have ties to the kidnapping gangs, should the U.N. forces flying helicopters at 3 a.m. start blasting Morne Calvaire also?

It is a KNOWN FACT that the POLICE IS A CORNESTONE OF THE KIDNAPPING INDUSTRY. Is the solution to randomly execute police officers and claim the innocents caught in the lot are mere "collateral damage?"

If it is so easy to realize the absurdity of proposing using these blind strategies on folks who have "status" in the society. Why is it so difficult to also understand that Cité Soleil - for all its ugliness - is a neighborhood. That means HUMAN BEINGS inhabit it - not flies, not rats, not pests, but thousands of human beings, including babies who never opted to be born in the mud of a racist and classist society.

Every time a person cheers their massacre, that person helps to reveal why it took so long for racial slavery to be abolished on this continent. Indeed, many were too happy with the privileges offered to them under the plantation system to ever challenge it. After all, for the whites, their standard of living depended on it. For the Affranchis, their privileges depended on it, and for the house negroes, the crumbs that fell off the masters' table depended on keeping his field brothers and sisters in the sub-human condition... .

Thankfully, it came to pass that a significant enough number of house negroes and Affranchis came to their senses quick enough to join the struggle and help end racial slavery. This is the importance of the soup joumou that Mrs. Dessalines taught us to share every January 1. It is the communion, the sharing of what used to be a valued privilege that only the few had access to - not the slaves - the vast majority of human beings on the island. Exclusion we had to fight then, exclusion we have to fight now. The same way, the slave masters established a principle that African slaves were forbidden to eat soup joumou, the same way today a principle is being forced upon our logical minds that poor people are forbidden to live by the harbour front. IN OUR OWN LAND OF DESSALINES !!!!?? Adye !

Today, you and I are sleeping without bullets flying all over our heads...

The child in Cité Soley, in addition to the mosquito flying dangerously over his weak body, carrying deadly malaria, he has to worry about the MINUSTAH coming to punish his father' family, his neighbor and his neighbors' friend for the audacity of declaring themselves CITIZENS of Haiti. That is poor people who dare have a political opinion. Poor people who dare want what the U.S. embassy says is forbidden. Poor people who dare lift up their five fingers to remind the lazy political and economic "elites" that a presidential mandate is FIVE YEARS long and that it is ANARCHY to be
constantly plotting coups d'état in a country that desperately needs political stability.

These poor people are being punished because they have the audacity to hold a huge MIRROR to the face of hypocrites who come to lecture them about democracy with machine guns in their hands. The mirror held by Haiti's poor is very disturbing indeed. It shows to the privileged class its true ugliness. Despite all the masks it uses to make itself look better, despite the efforts made to project all the ills of the nation unto the poor masses and whosoever associates with them at any given time, again and again the mirror reflects to the so-called elites and their foreign puppet-masters that the true UGLINESS to be found inside Haiti resides not in Cité Soleil but inside the U.S. Embassy, in the Institut Français, inside the huge houses on top of the hill where too many human beings have allowed themselves to turn into insensitive vampires.

It does not have to be this way. No more than Apartheid in South-Africa had
to have existed. It can change. It must change.

But, if in our laziness, if in our cowardice, we refuse to be intelligent; if, we refuse to use our creativity and our courage to come up with new solutions... rather than rehashing the same old repressive methods...used back in the late 50s against the "bandits" of Daniel Fignolé or in the late 40s against the "bandits of Dumarsais Estimé", or in the 1910s against the "bandits of Charlemagne Péralte", we will continue to have the same results.... lave men siye atè !

MINUSTAH killing babies in Cité Soley will not stop the kidnappings. No more
than cutting someone's head will cure him from a headache. Doctors who
prescribe you such remedies are CRIMINALS. And patients who accept such
remedies are intelligent?

Peace with Justice ! (in 2007 and beyond)
Jafrikayiti (Jean St. Vil)
December 30, 2005
http://www.jafrikay iti.com/

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The Black Soul lives: Denounce Dec. 22, 2006 UN slaughter and terror attacks in Site Soley

Nwèl Nan Site Soley, poem by Anthony Leroy, Dec. 2006** (audio)

La MINUSTHA donne un cadeau de Noel empoisonnè a Site Soley, Lovinsky Pierre Anthoine, Dec. 27, 2006


Black Soul
by Jean Fernand Bierre

Brief bio of
Jean Fernand Brierre


"The campaign against kidnappers must be prepared to go wherever the kidnappers are, not just to the most deprived neighborhoods," (Excerpts from AHP News, Dec. 15 to 20, 2006)
UN's Christmas present to Haiti - A pre-dawn assult on the men, women and children of Site soley, Haiti Action Committee's Urgent Action Alert, December 25, 2006

Reuters, AP and other News reports on the December 22, 2006 Un massacre at Site Soley
Haiti's Sins: Fighting to live and be free from European and American Chains
by Marguerite Laurent, 2004

Bon Ane 2007! New Year's message from President Jean Bertrand Aristide, from Pretoria, South Africa (Kreyol audio) December , 2006

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Martin Luther King and the Man on the Road to Cite Soleil : The cry is always the same "we want to be free" by Jafrikayiti (Jean St. Vil), January 15, 2007

The masses of people are rising up. And wherever they are assembled today, whether they are in Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya: Accra, Ghana; New York City; Atlanta, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi; or Memphis, Tennessee--the cry is always the same--"We want to be free" Dr. M.L.King

As it has become fashionable for the criminals who assassinated Martin Luther King as well as a host of African leaders in America during the sixties to be in front row of celebrations pertaining to honour the good pastor, I find it important today to highlight a few inspiring statements made by Dr. King while he was still alive.

Brother Martin Luther King was not killed because of his dream but because of his actions.

May his words and actions continue to inspire us today....

«We have waited for more than 340 years for our constitutional and God-given rights…Perhaps it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging dark of
segregation to say, "Wait." But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate-filled policemen curse, kick and even kill your black
brothers and sisters; when you see the vast majority of your twenty million Negro brothers smothering in an airtight cage of poverty in the midst of an
affluent society... There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair. I hope, sirs, you can understand our legitimate and unavoidable impatience. »

Dr. King in LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL, April 16, 1963

The day before the U.S. Government murdered him, Dr. King spoke up to
denounce a number of hypocrites.... in so-called good old "Christianity"...

It's alright to talk about "long white robes over yonder," in all of its symbolism. But ultimately people want some suits and dresses and shoes to wear down here. It's alright to talk about "streets flowing with milk and honey," but God has commanded us to be concerned about the slums down here, and his children who can't eat three square meals a day. It's alright to talk about the new Jerusalem, but one day, God's preacher must talk about the New York, the new Atlanta, the new Philadelphia, the new Los Angeles, the new Memphis, Tennessee. This is what we have to do.

And I see God working in this period of the twentieth century in a way that men, in some strange way, are responding--something is happening in our world. The masses of people are rising up. And wherever they are assembled today, whether they are in Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya: Accra, Ghana; New York City; Atlanta, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi; or Memphis, Tennessee--the cry is always the same--"We want to be free."A man of peace until the end, he admonished us all to always choose live over death...

"It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it's
nonviolence or nonexistence."

He also spoke to the Africans in America about their responsibility to FIGHT THE POWER WHERE IT COUNTS:

Now the other thing we'll have to do is this: Always anchor our external direct action with the power of economic withdrawal. Now, we are poor people, individually, we are poor when you compare us with white society in America.

We are poor. Never stop and forget that collectively, that means all of us together, collectively we are richer than all the nation in the world, with the exception of nine. Did you ever think about that? After you leave the United States, Soviet Russia, Great Britain, West Germany, France, and I could name the others, the Negro collectively is richer than most nations of the world. We have an annual income of more than thirty billion dollars a year, which is more than all of the exports of the United States, and more than the national budget of Canada. Did you know that? That's power right there, if we know how to pool it.

We don't have to argue with anybody. We don't have to curse and go around acting bad with our words. We don't need any bricks and bottles, we don't need any Molotov cocktails, we just need to go around to these stores, and to these massive industries in our country, and say, "God sent us by here, to say to you that you're not treating his children right. And we've come by here to ask you to make the first item on your agenda--fair treatment, where God's children are concerned. Now, if you are not prepared to do that, we do have an agenda that we must follow. And our agenda calls for withdrawing economic support from you. And so, as a result of this, we are asking you tonight, to go out and tell your neighbors not to buy Coca-Cola in Memphis.

Go by and tell them not to buy Sealtest milk. Tell them not to buy--what is
the other bread?--Wonder Bread…"

Reading the above, I wonder what it will take fo Haitians to heed Dr. King's
call? Whose rice, whose cooking oil, whose tomato paste are our people
consumming in Apartheid Haiti today? Whose three piece suit, whose perfume,
whose money transfer company are we using?.... what does Dr. King's "economic
withdrawal" mean to us today, in Haiti, in Canada, in the U.S., in
South-Africa.....in 2007?

Dr. King, on the eve of his assassination by the government of Amerikkka,

But not only that, we've got to strengthen black institutions. I call upon you to take you money out of the banks downtown and deposit you money in Tri-State Bank--we want a "bank-in" movement in Memphis. So go by the savings and loan association. I'm not asking you something that we don't do ourselves at SCLC. Judge Hooks and others will tell you that we have an account here in the savings and loan association from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. We're just telling you to follow what we're doing. Put your money there. You have six or seven black insurance companies in Memphis. Take out your insurance there. We want to have an "insurance-in."But, it also seems to me that Dr. Martin Luther King had the ability to see into the future, as he wrote... about the man on the road to ..

Let us develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness. One day a man came to
Jesus; and he wanted to raise some questions about some vital matters in
life. At points, he wanted to trick Jesus, and show him that he knew a little
more than Jesus knew, and through this, throw him off base. Now that question could have easily ended up in a philosophical and theological debate.

But Jesus immediately pulled that question from mid-air, and placed it on a
dangerous curve between Jerusalem and Jericho. And he talked about a certain man, who fell among thieves. You remember that a Levite and a priest passed by on the other side. They didn't stop to help him. And finally a man of another race came by. He got down from his beast, decided not to be compassionate by proxy. But with him, administered first aid, and helped the man in need. Jesus ended up saying, this was the good man, because he had the capacity to project the "I" into the "thou," and to be concerned about his brother. Now you know, we use our imagination a great deal to try to determine why the priest and the Levite didn't stop. At times we say they were busy going to church meetings--an ecclesiastical gathering--and they had to get on down to Jerusalem so they wouldn't be late for their meeting. At other times we would speculate that there was a religious law that "One who was engaged in religious ceremonials was not to touch a human body twenty-four hours before the ceremony." And every now and then we begin to wonder whether maybe they were not going down to Jerusalem, or down to Jericho, rather to organize a "Jericho Road Improvement Association." That's a possibility. Maybe they felt that it was better to deal with the problem from the casual root, rather than to get bogged down with an individual effort.

But I'm going to tell you what my imagination tells me. It's possible that
these men were afraid.

You see, the Jericho road is a dangerous road. I remember when Mrs. King and I were first in Jerusalem. We rented a car and drove from Jerusalem down to Jericho. And as soon as we got on that road, I said to my wife, "I can see why Jesus used this as a setting for his parable." It's a winding, meandering road. It's really conducive for ambushing. You start out in Jerusalem, which is about 1200 miles, or rather 1200 feet above sea level. And by the time you get down to Jericho, fifteen or twenty minutes later, you're about 2200 feet below sea level. That's a dangerous road. In the day of Jesus it came to be known as the "Bloody Pass." And you know, it's possible that the priest and the Levite looked over that man on the ground and wondered if the robbers were still around. Or it's possible that they felt that the man on the ground was merely faking. And he was acting like hehad been robbed and hurt, in order to seize them over there, lure them there for quick and easy seizure. And so the first question that the Levite asked was, "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"....Cité Soleil indeed ! This man of whom he speaks is, in 2007, ...my and your brother in Cité Soleil. Has it not become too dangerous for me to get off my beast and go and assist him, on that most dangerous road....where he has been left to die, a sure death - isolated, demonized, chimerized? While my brother awakes to the roar of the MINUSTAH helicopters dropping bullets at 3 in the morning on his abode, who gets off their beast to help him and his 2 year old baby escape the death sentence pronounced against them in absentia within the walls of Hotel Montana - where the "good people meet" to hold court at night? WE MUST KILL THE BANDITS ! such is the resolution of he high priests....and the pharisees have all nodded in agreement...Dr. King invites the rest of us to ask and answer the question: If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"

Indeed, Dr. King wrote...

That's the question before you tonight. Not, "If I stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to all of the hours that I usually spend in my office every day and every week as a pastor?" The question is not, "If I stop to help this man in need, what will happen to me?" "If I do no stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to them?" That's the question.

The day before he was assassinated by the Government of the United States of Amerikkka, brother Martin Luther King wrote:

"And some began to say that threats, or talk about the threats that were out.

What would happen to me from some of our sick white brothers?
Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord."

So, on this January 15, 2007, I offer a special word of gratitude to brother
Stevie Wonder and all the brothers and sisters who stood up for years along
side Mrs. King struggling to force the hypocrites within the Government of
the United States of America to set aside a day of remembrance in honour of
our noble King.

A special word of thanks to all those who are still struggling today not to allow the hypocrites to ursurp the messages of the King, and reduce them to a mere "dream".

We've done dreaming. Now we, the displaced sons and daughters of Africa, demand to have Ours on EARTH - And we will see to it that we do !

Ayibobo !

«Depi nan Ginen bon nèg ap ede nèg!»
(Brotherhood is as ancient as Mother Africa - L'entraide fraternel date du temps où, tous, nous fûmes encore dans les entrailles de l'Afrique-mère)


‘Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be.’
--James Baldwin


"Transformation is only valid if it is carried out with the people,
not for them. Liberation is like a childbirth, and a painful one. The person
who emerges is a new person: no longer either oppressor or oppressed,
but a person in the process of achieving freedom. It is only the oppressed
who, by freeing themselves, can free their oppressors."

- Paulo Freire, from Pedagogy of the Oppressed


Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it:
See, the first US occupation and administration of Haiti and how, then too,
President Wilson of the US called the US. marines exploits on behalf of New York
bankers and multinationals, an exercize in "civilizing" and "developing" the "corrupt,"
"failed" and "inept" blacks of Haiti....



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

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