Search found 2109 matches

by admin
Fri Feb 27, 2004 3:04 am
Forum: Our Story
Topic: Boukman
Replies: 0
Views: 4079

Boukman

BOUKMAN ( ... - novembre 1791) Written by Max Manigat Il y a deux cent six ans, en août 1971, sur la terre gorgée de sang et de sueur de centaines de milliers d'Africains, dans la géhenne ayant pour nom Saint-Domingue, la plus riche colonie de l'époque, les "damnés de la terre", au signal d'un leade...
by admin
Wed Feb 25, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Washington's hand against democracy (by Marguerite Laurent)
Replies: 0
Views: 2613

Washington's hand against democracy (by Marguerite Laurent)

Washington's hand AGAINST democracy and FOR extra-Constitutional Regime Change in Haiti Marguerite Laurent Who will come to the support of the Haitian people under siege, in this, Haiti's 200th year anniversary from European enslavement? Where are the voices for human rights and Haitian democracy i...
by admin
Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:24 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Haiti peace plan fades
Replies: 1
Views: 1674

Haiti peace plan fades

Haiti peace plan fades BY MICHAEL DEIBERT SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT February 24, 2004, 10:06 PM EST PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A U.S.-backed deal to solve Haiti's violent power struggle appeared all but dead Tuesday and supporters of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide continued to build barricades in the st...
by admin
Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:33 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Haiti - Urgent Action Alert
Replies: 0
Views: 5352

Haiti - Urgent Action Alert

Moderator's note: This item was originally posted by Ezili Danto. Haiti - Urgent Action Alert February 23, 2004 Dear supporters of Haiti: As you know, Haitian democracy is under its gravest threat since the 1991-1994 dictatorship. As of this writing, armed groups led by former Haitian military and F...
by admin
Tue Feb 24, 2004 3:22 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: HAITI: A Country Never Dies (A CBC Radio One Special Report)
Replies: 0
Views: 2436

HAITI: A Country Never Dies (A CBC Radio One Special Report)

Thanks to Marilyn Mason for this link to David Gutnick (CBC Radio One)'s report on Haiti available this week on-line at this url : http://www.cbc.ca/haiti/ The commentary (in and out of Cité Soleil) is extremely interesting. Give it a listen! Here's more information: English (CBC Radio One) : http:...
by admin
Thu Feb 19, 2004 8:55 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Open letter to President Jacques Chirac
Replies: 2
Views: 2305

I don't understand the purpose of this open letter. What exactly do you expect from French President Jacques Chirac? You have not made it clear. What is he to make of your letter if he receives it? Are you advocating for reparations towards slavery, the return of monies extorted from a young nation...
by admin
Thu Feb 19, 2004 8:46 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Visit Haiti More Often
Replies: 13
Views: 8181

Haiti for all descendants of slaves: Now rather than later!

Jean, we are currently living in a near total state of anarchy in Haiti today. One of the fundamental reasons for that is Haitians' disregard for the Law and the Constitution. You see some "unfair" limitations in our property laws with respect to investments by foreigners. Granted you do not consid...
by admin
Sun Feb 15, 2004 10:25 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Cuba: The international community cannot abandon Haiti
Replies: 5
Views: 5246

The true marks of progress

Speaking of Cuba and its social revolution, here is a speech from Fidel Castro in which you will discover the true markers of a nation's development. Haiti does not need to go down the path of communism, but the following evaluation should make it clear that MORE THAN EVER, HAITI NEEDS ITS OWN SOCI...
by admin
Sun Feb 15, 2004 9:48 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Cuba: The international community cannot abandon Haiti
Replies: 5
Views: 5246

Morisseau, isn't it ironic that the United States which spends "according to their own accounting" billions of dollars in Haiti can be so easily overshadowed by Cuba, when it comes to meaningful acts of international solidarity? Real assistance should always be measured in terms of their impact on h...
by admin
Sun Feb 15, 2004 3:10 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Cuba: The international community cannot abandon Haiti
Replies: 5
Views: 5246

Cuba: The international community cannot abandon Haiti

Granma International Cuba English Edition http://www.granma.cu/ingles/ Havana. February, 13 2004 The international community can not abandon Haiti Speech by Felipe Pérez Roque, Cuban minister of foreign affairs, at the 3rd Extraordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Association of Cari...
by admin
Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: "The Role of the Diaspora..." by Pérard Joseph
Replies: 1
Views: 2976

"The Role of the Diaspora..." by Pérard Joseph

The Role of the Diaspora for Resolving Crises and Giving a New Start to Haiti By Pérard Joseph Haiti is living a particularly difficult moment in its history. This torn nation, which seeks to break its chains in order to live in harmony-in peace and in dignity-has an advantage : its diaspora. Disse...
by admin
Sat Feb 14, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Is Washington backing another coup?
Replies: 5
Views: 3106

[quote]Just one more word on the embargo, this is not, you know, again, something vague. It's no more vague than IRI, International Republican Institute, funding for the opposition. These are things that have to be declared publicly. And it just strikes me that something can be so publicly declared ...
by admin
Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:25 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Governance in Haiti and our roles as Haitians
Replies: 6
Views: 3723

Having enthusiastically supported Aristide in the early 1990's, today I do not feel any regret whatsoever for my earlier disposition. As best as I could, as a Haitian National living in the United States of America, sympathizing with the historically underprivileged class in Haiti, I lent support to...
by admin
Mon Feb 09, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Governance in Haiti and our roles as Haitians
Replies: 6
Views: 3723

[quote]Democracy is about institutionalizing the rule of law. Democracy is not a popularity contest. And, certainly it's not about reconciliation with injustice. We must harness the resources of the people towards that institutionalization. It requires some creativity and trusting of one another. Th...
by admin
Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:02 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Governance in Haiti and our roles as Haitians
Replies: 6
Views: 3723

[quote]"Nan pwen anyen moun deyò kab fè pou ede gouvènman peyi yo, si gouvènman an pa deside asime responsabilite pa l kòm sa dwa." Translation: There is nothing we in the Haitian Diaspora can do to help if their government back home if they don't wish to assume their responsibility as they ought to...
by admin
Sat Feb 07, 2004 2:59 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Gonaïves, aujourd'hui. Qu'en est-il de demain?
Replies: 14
Views: 7567

[quote]Je refuse de parler pour ne rien dire.[/quote] I do not understand what you mean by that. You usually have plenty to say. Why would you stop now?[quote]Pour l'essentiel, notre compatriote Morisseau l'a bien couvert. Que les responsables de l'Etat assument leurs responsabilités. [/quote] Évid...
by admin
Sat Feb 07, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Gonaïves, aujourd'hui. Qu'en est-il de demain?
Replies: 14
Views: 7567

I do find it strange that no one has chosen to respond intelligently to this post. It was not an opinion, it was not politics of any kind as you suggest, but a call from the site administrator for reactions to a particular turn of events that I think is grave for our country. However, people may con...
by admin
Thu Feb 05, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Gonaïves, aujourd'hui. Qu'en est-il de demain?
Replies: 14
Views: 7567

Gonaives, aujourd'hui. Qu'en est-il de demain?

Le Front de résistance anti-Aristide a pris le contrôle jeudi du commissariat des Gonaives après une opération de plusieurs heures. (HPN)

La crise politique en Haiti semble atteindre son paroxysme. Nul doute, cette nouvelle fera la joie de beaucoup. Mais qu'en est-il de demain?
by admin
Wed Feb 04, 2004 5:09 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: A technical question, obviously with political ramifications
Replies: 5
Views: 2850

Jaf, your political commentary is always appreciated. However, no matter that you are engaged 5000% in the fight for the political future of Haiti, certain basic questions need to be asked and their answers need not be political. We MUST retain our natural curiosity for universal truths and scientif...
by admin
Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:01 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: A technical question, obviously with political ramifications
Replies: 5
Views: 2850

A technical question, obviously with political ramifications

Anyone who has ever met me, from my pre-kindergarten days actually, knows that I am always highly interested in technical questions and rational answers, a trait that drives some people nuts. So, while everyone is talking about the politics of Lavalas, the "184", the Democratic Convergence, etceter...
by admin
Sat Jan 31, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Dire warnings from Washington to U.S. citizens in Haiti
Replies: 2
Views: 5879

Dire warnings from Washington to U.S. citizens in Haiti

These are three texts providing information as to the recent U.S. State Department communiqué regarding the situation in Haiti. I have deliberately highlighted certain text passages that I consider remarkable for a variety of reasons. - Guy S. Antoine United States Department of State Bureau of Cons...
by admin
Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:32 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: PAPDA demande la démission immédiate du Président Aristide
Replies: 8
Views: 4470

Ki koze PAPDA sa? Mwen dakò ak anpil bagay nèg yo ekspoze la. Men gen fraz ladan ki gen anpil patipri tou tankou: [quote]la destruction des appareils de transmission de nombreux médias le jour même que le Président prend hypocritement l'engagement de réaliser des élections dans le pays[/quote] epi ...
by admin
Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:13 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: PAPDA demande la démission immédiate du Président Aristide
Replies: 8
Views: 4470

PAPDA demande la démission immédiate du Président Aristide

NOTE DE PRESSE DE LA PAPDA LA PAPDA DEMANDE LA DÉMISSION IMMÉDIATE DE JEAN BERTRAND ARISTIDE LA PAPDA S'OPPOSE A L'ENTRÉE DE TOUTE FORCE POLICIERE ET/OU MILITAIRE MULTINATINATIONALE SUR NOTRE SOL SOUS LE PRÉTEXTE DE RÉTABLIR L'ORDRE LA PAPDA TRANSMET AU PEUPLE HAITIEN UN SALUT DE SOLIDARITÉ DU FORUM...
by admin
Thu Jan 29, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Memorable Quote
Replies: 0
Views: 2065

Memorable Quote

[quote]For, as one OAS delegate, said, in front of me, no less, while I was in Haiti for the bicentennial, and I quote him verbatim: "The international community is so screwed-up and divided that Haitians are running Haiti!"[/quote] [quote]koze Manzè Ezili Danto rapote pi wo a. Asavwa ofisyèl OEA ki...
by admin
Mon Dec 29, 2003 11:31 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: An Open Letter to The Leaders of Haiti from NOAH
Replies: 1
Views: 3108

Questions for NOAH

Dear members of NOAH, I am certainly glad to see Haitians, mostly living abroad to my knowledge, take an active interest in solving the current debacle in Haiti, the mother country to which we have an eternal debt of gratitude and for which we never cease to manifest our deep interest and attachmen...
by admin
Thu Dec 18, 2003 4:56 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Courrier international: Entretien avec Michèle Montas
Replies: 0
Views: 2579

Courrier international: Entretien avec Michèle Montas

<p align-justify>ENTRETIEN DU COURRIER INTERNATIONAL AVEC MICHÈLE MONTAS Voir: http://www.courrierinternational.com/interview/avec/montas.htm CI: La république d'Haiti fête le bicentenaire de son indépendance... MM: Il y a deux cents ans, Haiti connut la première révolte d'esclaves du monde moderne,...
by admin
Fri Dec 12, 2003 10:44 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Communique de la PAPDA (7 décembre 2003)
Replies: 0
Views: 2447

Communique de la PAPDA (7 décembre 2003)

Reproduit de l'AlterPresse. Nous nous engageons à reproduire ce communiqué ici, au lieu de mille autres, vu que la PAPDA s'est démontrée au fil des années l'une des rares organisations en Haiti à mériter notre plus profond respect. Vu notre détachement (voulu) de la politicaillerie en Haiti en fave...
by admin
Sun Nov 23, 2003 4:25 pm
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: An Open Letter to All Haitians in the Diaspora
Replies: 22
Views: 16782

[quote]Unfortunately I am not seeing the level of discussion necessary to get things started.[/quote] What you are seeing is the effect of our zombification. How do you get around it? You simply express yourself, wait until others do, and at some point in the future, a critical mass will be reached....
by admin
Sat Nov 08, 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Kofi Annan: Third World Loses $200bn Through Capital Flight
Replies: 0
Views: 2277

Kofi Annan: Third World Loses $200bn Through Capital Flight

Third World Loses $200bn Through Capital Flight - UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Daily Trust (Abuja) NEWS November 5, 2003 Posted to the web November 5, 2003 By Emmanuel Yashim, With Agency Report In 2002, for the sixth consecutive year, developing countries made a net transfer of financial resour...
by admin
Tue Nov 04, 2003 12:40 am
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: An Open Letter to All Haitians in the Diaspora
Replies: 22
Views: 16782

A simple search in the Old Forum [ http://haitiforever.com/bbs/archives.html ] brings up "Le Plan Quinquennal" (Plan Senk) and all that was written about it. Just follow the thread: http://216.73.121.73/bbs/messages/1187.html We encourage everyone to inform themselves, to search the archives, to fo...
by admin
Mon Oct 27, 2003 3:44 am
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: An Open Letter to All Haitians in the Diaspora
Replies: 22
Views: 16782

An Open Letter to All Haitians in the Diaspora

An Open Letter to All Haitians in the Diaspora by Carlo W. Paul Dear Friends, This letter comes to you at a time when our Nation's crisis would seem to have reached a very dark day. We should all be crying out in anger, shame, frustration, depression, and utter bewilderment. How long are we going to...
by admin
Mon Oct 27, 2003 1:13 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Vodou et Démystification
Replies: 1
Views: 2834

Vodou et Démystification

Veuillez lire l'article de Gérard Alphonse Férère:

http://haitiforever.com/windowsonhaiti/w031027.htm

by admin
Fri Oct 24, 2003 7:51 pm
Forum: Language Issues
Topic: Littérature haïtienne francophone
Replies: 0
Views: 2818

Littérature haitienne francophone

Here is a great link about Haitian Literature:

http://www.lehman.edu/ile.en.ile/haiti/paroles.html
by admin
Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:37 pm
Forum: Our Story
Topic: La France et l’expédition de 1802
Replies: 0
Views: 3734

La France et l'expédition de 1802

La France et l'expédition de 1802 Par Claude Ribbe La récente publication de mon roman L'Expédition, grâce auquel j'espère contribuer à attirer l'attention du public sur la naissance d'Haiti entre 1801 et 1804, me donne à présent l'occasion de revenir sur des évènements méconnus qui, tout autant qu...
by admin
Sat Oct 04, 2003 6:58 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: The Origin of Mankind
Replies: 4
Views: 4050

The question remains: If, as you state, "the appearance of the six races on this planet was a single phenomenon", doesn't this contradict your earlier assertion that "the white race is the last race to appear on this planet"? Are we to accept UNCRITICALLY any mumbo jumbo anyone would write on the f...
by admin
Sat Sep 27, 2003 3:12 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Questions about Vodou
Replies: 4
Views: 4241

[quote]I must ask you also: Can any institution that has a clear mission statement be blamed or ostracized because of the actions of the leaders of this institution?[/quote] Generally not, unless that institution also backs up the actions of the leaders of that institution, overtly or covertly, or ...
by admin
Sat Sep 27, 2003 2:46 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: The Origin of Mankind
Replies: 4
Views: 4050

[quote]The first primates had a very small brain. They were not Blacks. They had a lof hair on their skin just like the monkeys. They did not walk either, and they were not standing on their legs. Suddenly, they stood on their feet. Their larynx became -more vertical--and the size of their brain st...
by admin
Fri Sep 26, 2003 12:25 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Questions about Vodou
Replies: 4
Views: 4241

Thank you, Gifrants, for informing me that those questions are not about Vodou. After Ezili Danto's remarkable exposes on Vodou on Ann Pale, I too would like to believe that zombies, loups-garous, champwel have nothing to do with Vodou. I did not set out to denigrate Vodou, and though the title of ...
by admin
Tue Sep 23, 2003 12:35 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Black woman, mother of all races?
Replies: 12
Views: 16444

Ezili, thank you for your thoughtful and elaborate answers. I mean no disrespect to you, when I say that to me they do not compute. Perhaps, I do not have the Black psyche of which you speak. I embrace with ease and without reservation the color of my skin and the ethnicity to which I pertain. Yet, ...
by admin
Tue Sep 23, 2003 8:34 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: A reflection on The Ten Commandments
Replies: 2
Views: 3791

A reflection on The Ten Commandments

Commentary by Alan Dershowitz Special to the Los Angeles Times 9/21/2003 During the debate over removing a 2-ton monument featuring the Ten Commandments from the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court, it has been repeatedly asserted that "America was built on the principles of the Ten Commandments" ...
by admin
Tue Sep 23, 2003 1:38 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: 2004 celebration song for Haiti-a painful assignment
Replies: 9
Views: 9581

Gifrants, you are quite the comedian! (Predictability is the stuff of humor.) Naturally, you would lose your temper and you would call me a "COWARD". As you said to Jaf once: "LACH... LACH... OU FOUT LACH!" And you would follow that with an ostentatious display of nationalism: "WHO IS READY TO DIE ...
by admin
Mon Sep 22, 2003 12:03 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: 2004 celebration song for Haiti-a painful assignment
Replies: 9
Views: 9581

[quote]Why don't you keep your advice for yourselves, this time? [/quote] Mille excuses, Gifrants! Se tèt chofe mwen ki te fè m ekri: [quote]My advice to Gifrants...[/quote] I should follow your advice to Ezili Danto, when you told her:[quote]Pou kalme tet chofe, limen yon chandel blan, mete li nan...
by admin
Mon Sep 22, 2003 9:05 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Black woman, mother of all races?
Replies: 12
Views: 16444

[quote]I'm sure if you set your mind to it, you'll find your own interpretations......[/quote] But, say, sister of the blood red cells, fiery woman of flesh and bones, lest you consume me along, do keep from bursting into flames...... Written somewhere in my cybergenetic code is the belief that spir...
by admin
Sun Sep 21, 2003 2:26 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Black woman, mother of all races?
Replies: 12
Views: 16444

Black woman, mother of all races?

Ezili Danto has claimed a few times on this forum that a Black woman is the mother of all the races. Ezili, I do not understand. What is the nature of this claim? Is it allegorical, metaphysical or historical? Just what does this mean and how THAT Black woman came to be? Perhaps your answer will be ...
by admin
Sun Sep 21, 2003 1:58 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: 2004 celebration song for Haiti-a painful assignment
Replies: 9
Views: 9581

The whole world owes Haiti a debt of gratitude and support. In the latter part of the 17th and the entire 18th century, France enriched herself beyond measure by way of a thorough exploitation of Haiti's riches and the transplanted Africans' slave labor. Haiti's revolutionary war totally derailed N...
by admin
Mon Sep 15, 2003 3:01 am
Forum: African Heritage
Topic: Who was Jean Baptiste DuSable?
Replies: 0
Views: 3177

Who was Jean Baptiste DuSable?

In 1774, Jean Baptiste DuSable, a black frontierman born in Haiti, founded the City of Chicago, Illinois. In case you didn't know, Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable was born in St. Marc, Haiti around 1745. His father was french and his mother was a Haitian Slave. He was educated in France and later wor...
by admin
Mon Sep 15, 2003 2:30 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS - A NYT Book Review
Replies: 0
Views: 2824

MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS - A NYT Book Review

September 10, 2003 BOOKS OF THE TIMES | 'MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS' MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World By Tracy Kidder. 317 pp. New York: Random House. $25.95. Healing Humanity on His Own Terms By PATRICIA COHEN After researchers announced last ...
by admin
Sun Sep 14, 2003 9:25 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: The politics of criticism and propaganda
Replies: 0
Views: 2524

The politics of criticism and propaganda

BETWEEN A SHARP TONGUE AND A BLIND EYE: THE POLITICS OF CRITICISM AND PROPAGANDA NACLA Report on the Americas: July/August 2003 Copyright by the North American Congress on Latin America, all rights reserved www.nacla.org II. THE FAILINGS OF ARISTIDE By Tom Reeves Times are hard in Haiti. The much-m...
by admin
Tue Sep 09, 2003 12:18 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Questions about Vodou
Replies: 4
Views: 4241

Questions about Vodou

I am inviting some comments on the following points. I hope that they will provide the basis for a concrete discussion of some aspects of Haitian religious or non-religious practices. What is the difference between a houngan and a bokor? One version that I have heard describes the bokor as a well-v...
by admin
Mon Sep 01, 2003 10:35 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Vodou and the superuniverses
Replies: 3
Views: 3970

Vodou and Urantia

Gifrants, Thank you very much for, it must be said, your rather very obscure introduction to the concepts developed in the Urantia Papers, to be found in THE URANTIA BOOK. On this forum, you had often referred to the seven superuniverses and quite a few times to our Father and Creator "Michael de Ne...