Political security is Haiti biggest problem. It is this political instability that is primarily responsible for the legacy of impunity, endemic poverty and violence in Haiti. This political instability is due to what HLLN calls neocolonialism - the diplomatic, military and economic efforts of the former colonists and enslavers, who with their black opportunists in Haiti, work feverishly to limit Haitian independence and sovereignty, binding Haiti to endless foreign debt, dependency and domination.
In a recent Miami Herald interview, Haitian President Rene Preval succinctly stated how violence, crime, corruption and incompetence are not innate and particular to the Haitian citizenry. He said:
“…It's not insecurity that makes people not come and invest in Haiti. There is an inordinate amount of kidnappings, if not more, in other countries whose names I won't mention. The problem in Haiti is a lack of political security ... Once you can guarantee that there is political stability, that another government is not going to come and change the game, there will be investments... It's a problem of the image of Haiti. …
“…We are underdeveloped in everything, and we are underdeveloped in corruption too. If they are looking for a country that has corruption, I don't believe Haiti is the model of corruption. I believe Haiti has a weakness in fighting corruption but it's petty corruption; it's not big corruption ... If you put it proportion to the problems of the country, it resembles big corruption. But if you look at other countries, we are not yet strong in corruption…” ( Q & A with Haitian President Preval Miami Herald Jamaican Gleaner, Oct 26, 2006 http://www.margueritelaurent.com/pressc ... #interview )
Below is an Oct. 30, 2006 report on Haiti's current challenges by the International Crisis Group, stating, in sum, that insecurity, violence and impunity is Haiti's number one problem. The report: “examines the security challenges facing René Préval, including youth gangs, drug trafficking, kidnappings and corruption in the Haitian National Police (HNP), and outlines what needs to be done to create a stable environment.” ( )
Essentially the report states that “The Préval administration must simultaneously tackle the pervasive violence while launching infrastructure and development projects to combat extreme poverty and give people reason to trust in government.” This is the ideal and would be feasible except for one crucial factor overlooked by most policy groups analyzing Haiti's problems: keeping the Haitian state apparatus in perpetual chaos and instability is the aim of the world's most powerful governments and forces.
President Preval, because he was popularly elected is suspect to the powerful International Community determined to dominate Haitian politics and economy. President Preval and his government, just like President Aristide before him, won't be supported to work in the interests of the Haitian majority because the developmental interests of the Haitian majority is diametrically opposed to the profit-over-people ideology and values of the economic elites in Washington who currently run and rule the world.
The International Crisis Group doesn't factor in its analysis that in order for President Preval to create a stable environment, the majority poor in Haiti must be empowered. Empowerment means an end to exclusion - the social, cultural and economic exclusion of the poor majority in their own country.
To get to building solid and lasting Haitian infrastructure, President Preval must have, not only state security and stability, but the political, diplomatic, economic and military support or even the authentic neutrality at least, of the powers-that-be in the Western Hemisphere, along with resources – hard cash, funds from the collection of Haitian taxes, Haitian state enterprises, tariffs from goods, international credit and decent loan terms – all this is not what USAID, IMF, World Bank are based on. These Breton Woods organizations are in the business of containing developing countries in poverty and exporting all their harvest to the reigning US/Euro metropolis.
How can President Preval, make infrastructure improvements and stop the instability when the folks responsible for Haiti's political instability deny it as Haiti's primary problem and act against Haitian advancement and progress while blaming the insecurity, chaos, corruption and underdevelopment on incompetent Haitian leaders and the poor Black majority that elects them?
Until and unless the real reasons for Haitian violence and impunity are duly addressed, there will be little systemic change in Haiti. Until the truth about the Neocolonists/international community's role in the cyclical Haitian problem of impunity, coup d'etats and violence is in every report and analysis on Haiti, there will be no progress made in the understanding of Haiti's situation.
Nonetheless, it must also be equally pointed out that the International Crisis Group' October 30th report, makes all the other valid and important points that need to be made on Haiti's current situation.
In fact, this policy group, like COHA, has been consistent in outlining the Haitian situation without demonizing and criminalizing Haiti's majority poor and without making Haiti's small youth gangs the major cause of Haiti's insecurity, corruption, underdevelopment and impunity problems. (See, Haiti pulls back from the brink: Campaign aims to disarm gangsters; 'A country where almost everything is broken' ) For this they remain in the singular minority amongst think tanks, policy groups and foreign NGOs. Fact is, it is not their business to challenge the status quo and advocate for Haitian rights, sovereignty, liberty and self-determination. But that is HLLN's mission.
And thus we submit to our Network this Oct. 30th report, as we continue our series on the bicentennial of the assassination of Haiti's founding father, Jean Jacques Dessalines.
The point we make here is that to understand Haiti's legacy of violence and impunity and know President Preval's challenges, one must acknowledge the criminal interference of the International Community and the Haitian economic and Eurocentric elite in undermining the poor majority's historic and daily quest for liberty, fraternity and equality in Haiti.
Until this is at the center of EVERY conversation, analysis and report about Haitian rights, progress, violence and the legacy of impunity in Haiti, we shall stay on this treadmill of coup d'etats, slaughter of the poor and defenseless, execution of Haitian youths, destruction of all progressive Haitianist achievements, followed by an Internationally-pressed reconciliation with injustice, where the Duvalierists, the FRAPHs, the Lame Timanchets, the Toto Constants, Raoul Cedras, Phillipe Biambys, Louis Jodel Chamblains, the Boulos, the Apaids, Bakers, Stanley Lucas' are continually absolved for their human rights violations, even given US-Euro-sponsored asylum, amnesty, visas, golden parachutes, jobs, legitimacy and "respectability. “
Until the role of the International aiders and abettors to Haiti's containment-in-poverty, misery, violence, impunity and underdevelopment, is at the center of EVERY conversation, analysis and report about Haitian rights, progress, violence and the legacy of impunity in Haiti, we shall stay on this treadmill of Haitian underdevelopment that enriches only the white settlers and their Haitian agents.
- Who is primarily responsible for the political instability that fosters violence and the conditions that lead to impunity, allows for no State accountability and maintains the misery in Haiti?
No analysis of the political instability of Haiti, may authentically speak of youth gangs, drug trafficking, kidnappings and corruption in Haiti that remains silent about why the disenfranchised majority in Haiti MUST constantly take up arms (from the Maroons, to Gorman, to the Pikets, to the Cacos, to the people and youth gangs of Site Soley, Bel Air, Gran Ravine, Cap Haitian, Gonaives...) to defend themselves because of the weakness of the Haitian state, which is supposed to be responsible for the security and well being of Haitian civilians. For, Haiti's political instability did not start with Aristide or President Preval, or because of the defensive actions of the totally disenfranchised youth "gangs" in Site Soley or elsewhere in the populous neighborhoods of Haiti.
The PROBLEM began and continues to exists because the Haitian economic and Eurocentric elites, intellectuals and technocrats, along with their powerful foreign allies in the International Community, bring on the POLITICAL instability and insecurity in Haiti (which, in Feb. 2004 were: the US, France, Canada) that is the FOUNDATION of Haiti's underdevelopment, violence and legacy of impunity. From Dessalines' murder in 1806, ONE SECTOR, this sector - the Haitian economic and Eurocentric elites - educated, emboldened, financed and sponsored by the Euro/US Neocolonists and former slaveholders, are the ones who benefit from, and are sustained by, Haiti's chaos, violence and impunity.
The critical question today is not how can President Préval's administration “simultaneously tackle the pervasive violence while launching infrastructure and development projects to combat extreme poverty and give people reason to trust in government.” For indeed the majority of Haiti's peoples TRUST President Preval. But they don't trust the UN who has been acting as military proxy for the Haitian elite and Washington's neo-liberal hit men. They trust Préval to try and work in their interests, but don't trust the coalition government and economic elites not to block his progressive endeavors.
The International Crisis Group report correctly finds that: “Haiti will turn the corner only when citizens sense a reappearance of state sovereignty and the rule of law in daily life”, says Mark Schneider, Crisis Group Senior Vice President. “That will require cleaning up the HNP, wiping out the perception of the state as a means to personal enrichment and opening up opportunities for the poor”.
But the economic elites in Washington and in Haiti NOT opening up “opportunities for the poor” in Haiti is precisely why the there is no state security apparatus. To keep the popularly elected Haitian state apparatus in perpetual chaos and instability is the AIM of the world's most powerful governments and forces.
The political insecurity in Haiti is created in order that there will be no development and opportunities for the poor. The International Crisis Group's October 30th report states: “The state security apparatus” in Haiti is as much a source of “the problem as the solution.” That's true. But, what the report does not write is that the Haitian economic elites - black overseers in Haiti - with their powerful friends in the International community don't EVER intend to use their resources to SOLVE the problem because NOT opening up “opportunities for the poor” in Haiti is the VERY REASON why they strum and create political insecurity, impunity and chaos in Haiti.
Until the Haitian majority are able to make a way out of no way, these fascists opportunists will consistently make sure that a popularly elected Haitian president does not have a community-based and adequately trained Haitian police force, well equipped, duly trained and adequately compensated to service the majority in Haiti. This powerful and well-connected anti-people force will actively work to assure that Haiti does not have a competent and un-co-opted Haitian judiciary; nor a Haitian legislature, judiciary and president that is afforded the diplomatic respect of the Western nations and not boycotted or blocked in their attempts to confront, within the parameters of Haitian and international laws and with complete sovereignty, the State issues faced by most governments such as job creation, providing social services, electricity, sewage, clean water, affordable housing, transportation, health and Haitianist education policies and goals, and implementing provisions to counter smuggling of drugs, weapons, contraband and to protect and prioritize Haitian civilians, Haitian businesses while securing Haiti's ports and borders form illegal activities and other foreign meddling. If the International community did not block these goals in Haiti that most Haitians struggle to bring into manifestation, this would mean a respect for Haitian sovereignty and that would be against the tenets of the neocolonialism that has reign in Haiti since the assassination of Jean Jacques Dessalines. (http://www.margueritelaurent.com/pressc ... html#ahead ; "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: How the U.S. Uses Globalization to Cheat Poor Countries Out of Trillions " 'Black People Remain Oppressed', The Herald (Harare) May 25, 2006, , and F.M.I., travay Feliks Moriso Lewa )
From 1806 to 2006
Who killed Dessalines, Haiti's founding father? Toussaint Louverture was kidnapped and killed by the French enslavers and colonists. Then, the Haitians, most allied to these white colonists and enslavers, killed Haiti's founding father.
Petion/Gerin- the Reactionary Mulatto Generals more allied to French/colonial economic and cultural interests than the Haitian majority are responsible for the assassination of Jean Jacques Dessalines because he wanted the bounty, the assets of Haiti to be equitably divided amongst Haitian citizens. (See Three Historical Documents on Dessalines assassination, )
Following Dessalines' assassination in 1806, under the long Mulatto and Eurocentric presidencies of Petion (12 years) and Boyer (25 years), the name Dessalines was execrated, declared loathsome, cursed, marginalized and not allowed to be spoken. Neocolonialism had begun in Haiti, would be formalized with Boyer's "Independence Debt" ($22 billion with the last slave-trade payment made in 1947 to US, the richest country in the world by Haiti, the most defenseless and poorest. See HLLN's Open Letter to the People of France. .)
The legacy of the impunity and undemocratic offenses of this one class and sector of Haitian society, continues to this day…
This Haitian economic elite with their foreign allies cannot accept the principal of one citizen-one vote because it would mean that they would lose their privileges and influence. Hence, the Feb. 29, 2004 coup d'etat and current UN protectorate under President Preval which pursues the interests of foreigners and their black overseers in Haiti. ( , and Answers to media questions about Haiti by Marguerite Laurent, March 2, 2004 ).
Haiti's founding father, Jean Jacques Dessalines, said, "I Want the Assets of the Country to be Equitably Divided" and for that he was assassinated.
That was the first coup d'etat in Haiti. This, the new stage in the Haitian holocaust following 300-years of horrific European chattel slavery – the organized exclusion of the masses, their orchestrated misery, poverty and the impunity of the economic elite – continues to the present, with Feb. 29, 2004 marking the 33rd coup d'etat in Haiti.
These coup d'etat's, these POLITICAL instabilities in Haiti, are the foundation for Haiti's current instability, insecurity and proliferation of human rights crimes, violations, kidnappings, foreign pillage and rapes of Haiti's resources and assets. (Haiti: Latortue's Legacy , Jamaican Gleaner, (Myrtha Desulme) Oct 22, 2006
Haiti's peoples continue to resist the return of despots, tyrants and enslavers who wage war on the poor majority and Black, contain-them-in-poverty through neocolonialism' debts, "free trade" and foreign "investments." These neocolonial tyrants refuse to allow an equitable division of wealth - excluding the majority in Haiti from sharing in the country's wealth and assets. (See Expose the Lies of the International Community about Haiti, its People and Resources. Demand The International Coup Detat Countries (France/US /Canada) and enforcers (UN/OAS) not President Rene Preval, Set All The Political Prisoners Free, End The UN Military Occupation, began a Humanitarian and true civil exchange with Haiti; And Return Stolen Haitian Assets .)
HOW IMPUNITY WORKS:
- The powers-that-be create death programs through endless debt. They also create, harbor and pay death squads, and then use their diplomatic, political, military, media and economic powers to guarantee their thugs, mercenaries and economic hit men will not serve time for their war crimes and crimes against humanity.
It is this Haitian economic elite with its powerful foreign handlers that were represented, when, on October 14, 1993, according to a secret internal memo, the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), met with Emmanuel "Toto" Constant, an acknowledged CIA asset and FRAPH's leader, to help senior officials in Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras regime assassinate progressive Haitian Justice Minister, Guy Malary.
Justice Guy Malary's death still goes unpunished. Just as tens of thousands of other Haitian progressives, down the annals of Haitian history, continue to fight against these despots and tyrants; continue to be assassinated, sent into exile, or, imprisoned-until-death, like Toussaint Louverture was, by these same foreign forces determine to destroy Haiti, since the beginning of Haitian independence.
Most current analysis of Haiti's problems tend not to single out the immoral role of the greatest military and economic powers on earth against Haiti defenseless peoples and base their analysis on the “humanitarian and benign” interventions of this “International Community,” hardly contextualizing the insecurity in Haiti with insecurity in other parts of Latin America. Hardly proportionally balancing on the scales that there “is an inordinate amount of kidnappings, if not more,” in other countries. And that the problem in Haiti, as President Preval points out, is not about crime, but “lack of political security - Haiti is underdeveloped in everything, including, again, as President Preval states, “…we are underdeveloped in corruption too. If they are looking for a country that has corruption, I don't believe Haiti is the model of corruption. I believe Haiti has a weakness in fighting corruption but it's petty corruption; it's not big corruption ... If you put it proportion to the problems of the country, it resembles big corruption. But if you look at other countries, we are not yet strong in corruption…” ( Q & A with Haitian President Preval Miami Herald Jamaican Gleaner, Oct 26, 2006 http://www.margueritelaurent.com/pressc ... #interview” )
Most in the corporate media and those who regularly analyze Haiti's problems would face alienation, not be rewarded with financing or status quo approval if they should point to and contextualize the long and protracted Haitian struggle to survive in a hostile American Mediterranean. But one simply has to take a brief look at Haitian history and current affairs to know, in general, which Haitian sector has continually been responsible for the impunity and violence in Haiti. It is not the youth gangs and folks in Site Soley without international reach or powerful moneyed allies. It is the so-called "beautiful people" in Haiti and abroad, the so-called technocrats “representing” Haiti in their suits and ties - the economic hit men, living behind foreign embassy gates and Haitian mafia families with multiple passports and high-powered friends like the accused, Republican pedophile, Mark Foley. They are the ones bringing brutality, oppression, exclusion, perversion, immorality and they live, not in Site Soley, but in the non-tax-paying, gated and well-armed sections of Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Cap Haitian, et al. (See, Mark Foley - The US Congressman who insulted the Haitian majority by sponsoring a Congressional bill to honor the Gerald Latortue for his hatchet job as the unconstitutional Prime Minister in Haiti, and who sponsored HR611 which gives coup d'etat USAID more support in Haiti, has just RESIGN from Congress over "improper conduct" with a teenage boy! )
For example, according to the October 28, 1993 internal CIA memo, on Toto Constant and the killing of Justice Minister Guy Malary: “In early to mid-October, [Brig. Gen. Phillipe] Biamby and his associates coordinated the murder of Justice Minister Guy Malary, which took place on October 14, with members of the Revolutionary Front for Haitian Advancement and Progress (FRAPH).”
“FRAPH members Jodel Chamblain, Emmanuel Constant and Gabriel Douzable met with an unidentified military officer on the morning of October 14 to discuss plans to kill Malary,” the memo added. Gunmen shot and killed Malary and two aides later that day just as they were leaving the ministry in downtown Port-au-Prince."
"U.S. officials and Constant, FRAPH's founder, have admitted that he worked for the CIA between 1992 and 1994 for a reported $500 a month. Constant, who escaped to the United States on a visa issued by the American Embassy in Port-au-Prince in October 1994, said he met with U.S. intelligence officials frequently, often daily." (Go to: ; Constant on ; and US judge orders Haitian strongman to pay $19.5 million to rape victims, AP, October 25, 2006 ; The Morally Repugnant Haitian Elites and The Families: The Seven Mercenaries and others ).
It is these same morally repugnant Haiti forces along with their foreign allies, who rode the coup d'etat repression wave and tried to legitimize the rule of the un-electable Haitian technocrats like the Boca Raton regime and their ilk; who hire mercenaries, such as death squad leaders and warlord Toto Constant, Guy Phillipe, Raoul Cedras, Jodel Chamblain, and now, as of 2005, who arm and hire, the mercenaries of Lame Timanchet (Lame Timanchet, Labanye and his successors and the rogue Haitian police, protected by the UN, have taken over the bloody role of FRAPH and the Haitian army in this second coup d'etat against Aristide.) These undemocratic forces, are the ones primarily responsible for continuing Haiti's legacy of impunity, violence and poverty. The organized press won't tell you this. The big human rights groups, like Amnesty International, et al, won't spell this out clearly and unequivocally.
But it is this rabid world elite, their Black overseers - previously called Afranchis, or Black freedmen, that will rarely express outrage as the U.S./Euros organize either a press conference or "democracy enhancement" USAID-sort workshop for the likes of Emmanuel Toto Constant and his colleagues or calls FRAPH and Group 184, the legitimate opposition to Haiti's democratically elected governments, giving these fascists mercenaries a US/Euro platform and 'civil society' facade through funding from IRI, NED, and or, NGO organizations such as, Reporters Without Borders, The Solidarity Center or the Haiti Democracy Project.
It is these same fascists, predatory forces, demagogues and their Haitian house negroes, who after the Haitian people have fought, as they just did from Feb. 2004 to the election of President Preval in 2006, and through sheer will and flow of their blood, checked these rabid world elites' unfettered brutality and repression, who will then, write long bureaucratic tracks for consumption by Washington law-makers and key-stakeholders about "Management Without Principle: A Path towards Chaos." (See Stanley Lucas' - the Washington Democracy Project- advise to Preval on how to handle Haiti's chaos and insecurity! see, also Response #1 to Stanley Lucas- the new and modern incompetent "intellectual" house nigger at )
Mr. Lucas, like Toto Constant, Andre Apaid, the Boulos', the rich mafia families in Haiti, the Jodel Chamblains, the Guy Phillipes, Lame Timanchets, all, work for the interests of their Washington "Democracy" project masters, and for their "trickle down dollars," not for Haitians.
Recently, a New York court handed a verdict against US-created Haitian warlord Toto Constant and, for once, the impunity in Haiti was handed a blow. (See, “US judge orders Haitian strongman to pay $19.5 million to rape victims, AP, October 25, 2006, http://www.margueritelaurent.com/pressc ... ml#totopay )
But the rare verdict against Haitian war criminals and political terrorists has been handed down before with one or two of these US/Euro-sponsored warlords and poverty pimps. Colonel Carl Dorélien's November 2000 US verdict and conviction for conspiracy and complicity in murder and other crimes in connection with the Raboteau massacre is a case in point; or the Haitian justice system's convictions of the many other Raboteau warlords. But these conviction were never prosecuted to completion, and were effectively vacated or voided during the 2004 coup d'etat and under the reign of the Boca Raton Regime's coup d'etat judges. (See, Haiti: : Amnesty International's
According to Amnesty International, all the Haitian warlords listed below ESCAPED prison during the 2004 coup and roam freely in Haiti. Three days after the Feb. 2004 coup d'etat, on March 3, 2004, Amnesty International issued an urgent action release listing these escapees and calling on the international community, through its Multinational Interim Force, “to take immediate steps to counter the threat to human rights and the rule of law posed by these individuals.” Neither the UN nor the Multinational Interim force attempted to capture and re-imprison these coup d'etat warlords that always commit crimes and human rights abuses on behalf of foreign interests. In fact, ten years back-pay was given to the former Haitian army under the imposed Boca Raton regime, the Raboteau verdicts against military leaders involved in the 1994 mass massacres of residents in Gonaives were summarily overturned by Latortue's coup detat Supreme Court; and, in a sham overnight trial, Louis Jodel Chamblain's conviction for Antoine Izmery's assassination was voided. He was acquitted for the Site Soleil burnings in the first coup d'etat, Antoine Izmery's murder and for war crimes as the #2 strongmen for the death squad, FRAPH ( )
Wanted Haitian criminal, Guy Phillipe, the agent who led the failed 2001 and 2002 coup d'etat attempts, and a DEA-accused drug-trafficker, was provided major international press coverage, with an “embedded” reported in his vehicles as he and his commandos crossed the border from the Dominican Republic to attack police and civilians during his 2004 coup d'etat killing rampage. Phillipe was fêted and interviewed on major corporate press, including on CNN with Wolf Blitzer during his murderous rampage as shocked Haitians watched abroad in complete horror. He was called a “freedom fighter” by Latortue, and propped-up and allowed to run for president of Haiti after he had oustered the legitimate President as if he wasn't a known criminal to the Haitian people. Phillipe received less than 1% of the vote in the elections. But, to his foreign handlers, he, like Latortue, are still "honorable" men. During the 2004 coup d'etat attacks on the police and jails, over 3,000 prisoners, murderers, thieves, rapists and crooks, were set free. Guy Phillipe, Louis Jodel Chamblain and a great many other bloody military and paramilitary officers, roam Haiti freely right now, while thousands of innocent political prisoners are still in jail and the Empire forbids Haiti's democratically elected president from returning to the country of his birth.
On March 3, 2004, Amnesty International had issued this statement:
- Escaped from prison during current (Feb. 2004) crisis and of concern:
Jean-Claude Duperval - deputy commander in chief of the army convicted in Raboteau massacre trial. Sentenced to forced labour for life and returned to Haiti from the USA to serve the sentence.
Hébert Valmond - lieutenant colonel and head of military intelligence convicted in Raboteau massacre trial. Sentenced to forced labour for life and returned to Haiti from the USA to serve the sentence.
Carl Dorelien - Colonel convicted in Raboteau massacre trial. Sentenced to forced labour for life and returned to Haiti from the USA to serve the sentence.
Jackson Joanis - military police captain convicted of the extrajudicial execution of Antoine Izméry, and sentenced to forced labour for life. Returned from the USA to Haiti to serve the sentence. Also indicted in the investigation into the assassination of Father Jean Marie Vincent; case not yet brought to trial.
Castera Cénafils - army captain convicted in Raboteau massacre trial. Sentenced to forced labour for life.
Prosper Avril- General and leader of the 1988 coup d'état, indicted in the investigation into the 1990 Piatre massacre; case not yet brought to trial. (For full statement, go to: Amnesty International - “Haiti: Perpetrators of past abuses threaten human rights and the reestablishment of the rule of law” )
When will the likes of IRI's Stanley Lucas, sweatshop kingpin, Andre Apaid, the Afebril-scandal-Bouloses, or the Charles Henri Bakers and their Euro/US handlers face dishonor, to say the least of criminal chargers, convictions and judicial punishment that stick, for the Haitian murders, mayhems, massacres and political destabilizations and instabilities they strum up in Haiti that cause unspeakable suffering to the Haitian majority and destroys Haitian image internationally? (See, for instance, Children growing up without deported mom By Dianna Smith, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer | October 22, 2006 )
Haiti has gone through not one, but two US/Euro-sponsored coup d'etats in less than fourteen years. No one from this international sector, with multiple passports has been seriously hampered in their repugnant tasks in Haiti.
Lame Timachet, the rogue Haitian police and other such coup d'etat executioners, emboldened under the Latortue regime, carried out and still are carrying out the role FRAPH held under the first Coup d'etat as death squad assassins. Political destabilization is Stanley Lucas' specialty and with his various tracts, (like the one noted below), he pecks at the Preval Government, doing what he does best for Washington: to bring on another forceful ouster of a democratically elected Haitian President, the result of which is always the death and further misery of thousands upon thousands of innocent Haitian civilians. (See, Stanley Lucas' Management Without Principles: A Familiar Path to Chaos in Haiti, Oct. 28, 2006, )
When will Guy Malary and the peasants of Piatre, the peasants of Jean Rabel and the 2004 coup d'etat victims of Fort National, Bel Air, Site Soley, Gran Ravin get a hearing? Whether its IRI's Stanley Lucas, the bloody Haitian army's Guy Phillipe, or FRAPH's Toto Constant, if the world was governed by laws, the time would come when their Washington handlers would not be able to shield these Haitian warlords from prosecution, conviction and actual punishment, for their heinous crimes in Haiti.
When that time does come, when the corporate press stops citing these murderers as if they were representative of Haitian society at large, when that time comes when the Haitian struggle will be contextualized by those writing "human rights" reports on Haiti, that will be when the era of complete impunity in Haiti, of the Washington protected or economic elite and their military-arms, will end. And, Haiti's people may begin to build a sovereign, independent and progressive nation. (See, http://www.margueritelaurent.com/pressc ... tml#malary and )
Until that day, the Haitian majority, trying to make authentic Jean Jacques Dessalines' ideals and legacy, has no choice but to continue to protest with their life, their breath, talents and skills, the rage of the world's rabid elites. No choice but to continue struggling, from one generation to the next, for inclusion, for equality, for justice and for economic democracy. (See, “We Will Fight From One Generation to the Next: Remembering Genevieve 'Kòkòt' Laguerre, her living legacy, Remembering a proud Haitian Continuum” | Sept. 9, 2006 )
Haitians of the mother and father soul of Haiti know no alternative to slavery, in all its forms, except freedom.
They are continually facing the hypocrisy of the International Community and making a way out of no way. They wait without hate for when that day comes when the Haitian problem will correctly be stated by one and all. ("Why the Hostility Towards Me: We've Not Met Before" by Marguerite Laurent, from the Red, Black & Moonlight monologues. )
When that day comes, Haiti will no longer have this endemic problem of coup d'etats, state orchestrated violence, containment-in-poverty and the blanket impunity of the economic elites who deliberately cause most of this damage to Haiti and how it is perceived.
Marguerite Laurent, Esq.
Founder and Chair,
Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
Oct. 30, 2006
For the October 17th Events - HLLN's FreeHaitiMovement - Dessaline is Rising Worldwide
Q & A with Haitian President Preval Miami Herald Jamaican Gleaner, Oct 26, 2006
Haiti: Security and the Reintegration of the State Int'l Crisis Group, Oct, 2006
Media release for of the Intl' Crisis Group on Haiti: Security and the Reintegration of the State
Stanley Lucas' Management Without Principles: A Familiar Path to Chaos in Haiti (Oct. 28, 2006)
Recommended Links on Stanley Lucas and IRI
Response #1: Letter from Mr. Emmanuel to Stanley Lucas in reference to: Margeurite Laurent: Mwen se kiye bwa mwen pa pe chale"- The new and modern incompetent "intellectual" house nigger.
- Haitian pro-democracy group (Jean Yves Point-du-Jour of "Democracy for Haiti") writes letter protesting IRI delegation in Haiti (in Kreyol and English): Statement concerning the visit of the members of the International Republican Institute (IRI) in Haiti this week, October 26, 2006 |firstname.lastname@example.org
Letter from Stanley Lucas to HLLN entitled "Margeurite Laurent: Mwen se kiye bwa mwen pa pe chale"
Edwidge Romulus' - Radyès Stanley Lucas se "Yon mank dega ak insilt pou tout Ayisyen...ANALFABET PA BET." Oct. 24, 2006
Haiti Pulls back from the brink:
Haiti: Latortue's Legacy , Jamaican Gleaner, (Myrtha Desulme) Oct 22, 2006
NY Times on IRI and Stanley Lucas: Democracy Undone | Back Channels vs. Democracy: Mixed U.S. Signals Helped Tilt Haiti Toward Chaos By WALT BOGDANICH and JENNY NORDBERG, January 29, 2006, New York Times