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Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Is racism behind treatment of Haitians?
Replies: 1
Views: 3001

Is racism behind treatment of Haitians?

Is racism behind treatment of Haitians? By PAULINE ARRILLAGA Seattle Post Intelligencer July 29, 2006 http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-dantica-discriminatory-treatment,1,5055512.story MIAMI -- The conference room at the law offices of Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger and Tetz...
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Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Open Discussion:
Replies: 3
Views: 3179

[quote]This legalization should take effect after a referendum upon which the Haitian people would agree to the dual nationality.[/quote] One big hurdle to the implementation of the ideas expressed by Marcien is that the Constitution of 1987 bans referendums that would have the effect of amending th...
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Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: An appeal to moderation
Replies: 26
Views: 13545

[quote]It is obvious that on this forum one is not allowed to have a particular view. The numerous negative attributes about my personality and character are more than enough to show my so called anti-social behavior especially when I did and still intend to "Sing hosanna with the angels, and blasph...
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Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: About Music
Topic: Lataye "Tou manbre"
Replies: 3
Views: 4003

More appreciation of Lataye

More appreciation of the "Tou Manbre" CD by the new musical group "Lataye". I was pleasantly surprised to read Gifrants's review of this album (above) today, because most of the time it has seemed that we could not find anything to mutually agree on. Well, this may be the exception. So that should t...
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Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: About Music
Topic: Lataye "Tou manbre"
Replies: 3
Views: 4003

Bon, Gifrants, mwen kontan wè ou renmen CD sa, paske se youn nan CD prefere mwen yo tou. Mwen twouve anpil nouvote ladan li. Byen ke mwen pa gen menm ekspètiz avèk ou nan domèn mizikal la, men kanmenm mwen pataje an gwo avèk ou apresysyon ou pou kokennchenn efò sa, e mwenmenm tou mwen ta ankouraj lò...
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Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: Haitian Gays And Lesbians Alliance Org
Replies: 26
Views: 18559

Just checking on your pulse.
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Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: HT/RD issues
Topic: Dominican Company to Leave Haiti
Replies: 1
Views: 2779

Dominican Company to Leave Haiti

Dominican Company to Leave Haiti June 10, 2004 8:07pm AP Online SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic_A Dominican factory that makes Levi's jeans in a Haitian free-trade zone plans to close its doors and lay off 700 Haitian employees because of labor disputes, company officials said Wednesday. Grupo M, ...
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Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: Haitian Gays And Lesbians Alliance Org
Replies: 26
Views: 18559

Hi Johanne, thanks for your openness and willingness to discuss a topic many consider as taboo in our society. It's telling how many people have commented on it so far. Nevertheless, I see this as a unique opportunity to educate oneself about people we live with every day, while we choose to ignore ...
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Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: An appeal to moderation
Replies: 26
Views: 13545

[quote]In some way, you came to their rescue, Guy, and now they will not have to justify their statements with facts.[/quote] No, I have not done that. In fact, I was avidly following your dialogue, but the tone was getting insulting. At first, I responded directly to that thread, but knowing the ad...
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Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:54 am
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: Haitian Gays And Lesbians Alliance Org
Replies: 26
Views: 18559

Thank you, Johanne. You made some points that were not at all expected. That's the value of an open forum like Ann Pale. Yours is truly an excellent piece and I am happy that this cowboy quickly asks all the questions that nobody else seems willing to raise. I will slow down just enough to let other...
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Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: An appeal to moderation
Replies: 26
Views: 13545

An appeal to moderation

No matter how I word them, my appeals to moderation on this forum have ALWAYS been firm. It does not mean that I will speak loudly or softly, as I am capable of both depending on the moment (or as Michel would have it, when he asked me to evidence the feminine side of me, the time of the month, I su...
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Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: Haitian Gays And Lesbians Alliance Org
Replies: 26
Views: 18559

Johanne, on your website, you say: "Let's get something straight. I am not." A rather bold statement. Have you always been so outspoken? Ignore the question if it is too personal, but I will ask it anyway since you have joined our close-knit forum family. How old were you when you discovered that yo...
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Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: Haitian Gays And Lesbians Alliance Org
Replies: 26
Views: 18559

[quote]I was approached by one of the deceased lovers, at an all gay party.[/quote] Dear Johanne, sorry to delve into what must be some painful experience. Since you brought it up however, I would like to get some clarification into what happened and what could be done to prevent this sort of traged...
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Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:35 am
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: Haitian Gays And Lesbians Alliance Org
Replies: 26
Views: 18559

[quote]Is homosexuality new to the Haitian society?[/quote] I don't see how homosexuality could be new to any society, only the openness about it. In that sense, yes, that you are willing to have a support organization for Haitian gays and lesbians is something very new, I think. Perhaps something t...
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Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: Haitian Gays And Lesbians Alliance Org
Replies: 26
Views: 18559

[quote]One of the first Haitian lesbian couple to get married are two of the most outspoken human rights activists in NYS ( in the closet).[/quote]
Johanne, I am not sure that I understood correctly. They are most outspoken and in the closet at the same time?
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Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: Haitian Gays And Lesbians Alliance Org
Replies: 26
Views: 18559

What???????????

Michel, I won't say that I did not write that -- ever, but in what context? You misuse the art of quoting people like a dirty trickster from a Republican Party campaign. Have you been taking lessons from Karl Rove or one of his illustrious predecessors?
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Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Infamous Haitian Accused of Fraud
Replies: 8
Views: 4756

Amen on this score, Jafrikayiti! I am glad you noted the blatant hypocrisy of that headline from the New York Times. I would not characterize Toto Constant's alleged offense as "a few forbidden crumbs from his masters' table" (though, relatively speaking, it really is) because I do not want to minim...
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Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:07 am
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: Haitian Gays And Lesbians Alliance Org
Replies: 26
Views: 18559

I agree. That's what I tried to communicate. My only reservations were procedural: do not replicate the messages in different places throughout the forum and do use a conversational username (as that is more inducing to a free exchange). Those rules apply to everyone on the forum. When you are not s...
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Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: Haitian Gays And Lesbians Alliance Org
Replies: 26
Views: 18559

Johanne, Welcome to Ann Pale! I had to delete two of your other posts, as I do not allow such replication on the forum. Also, please use the forum for dialogue if you like, on the core subjects of homosexuality and lesbianism, and not just as a way to promote your organization. Also, you registered ...
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Mon Jul 03, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Preval's Agenda, as seen in France
Replies: 1
Views: 2402

Thanks, Tidodo. It's good to read some non-professional points of view, from Haitians everywhere.
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Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Yvon Neptune and Annette Auguste to be freed soon...
Replies: 0
Views: 2454

Yvon Neptune and Annette Auguste to be freed soon...

Two Aristide supporters expected to be freed soon The Haitian government in recent weeks has freed imprisoned supporters of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and promises to free more in the future. BY JACQUELINE CHARLES jcharles@MiamiHerald.com Two senior supporters of former Haitian Presiden...
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Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:52 am
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Raymond D. Giraud -- Stanford professor, activist
Replies: 2
Views: 3712

Our last correspondence. [quote] From: Raymond/Lise Giraud Apr 4, 2006 7:49 PM Re: Hello Raymond To: Guy S. Antoine Dear Guy, How wonderful to get your warm and positive message! And how good to be reminded of the relatively hopeful situation in Haiti when we were there together. Since then the coup...
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Raymond D. Giraud -- Stanford professor, activist
Replies: 2
Views: 3712

I just received this news in the mail. The article does not even begin to describe the profound humanity of Raymond Giraud. This is not because of any deficiency on the part of the writer but because you simply had to spend one day with the man to fully appreciate his immense value as a human being....
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Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Raymond D. Giraud -- Stanford professor, activist
Replies: 2
Views: 3712

Raymond D. Giraud -- Stanford professor, activist

SF Gate Raymond D. Giraud -- Stanford professor, activist - Jason B. Johnson, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Raymond D. Giraud, a professor emeritus at Stanford University whose political activism ranged from monitoring elections in Haiti to fighting for animal rights and opposing the...
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Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: A Father Speaks Out Against the Iraq War
Replies: 3
Views: 3557

Thank you for your personal testimony, Yanique. Yes, the administration fooled a lot of people. To which extent? That may be the biggest question left unanswered. Did someone (or a circle of extremely influential people, lurking in the shadows) know more about what was happening than George Bush him...
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Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: About Music
Topic: MAGNUM BAND 30 YEAR ON TRACK!
Replies: 3
Views: 4063

Gelin knows Konpa too?
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Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: A Father Speaks Out Against the Iraq War
Replies: 3
Views: 3557

A Father Speaks Out Against the Iraq War

A Father Speaks Out Against the Iraq War By Paul Rockwell In Motion Magazine Saturday 17 June 2006 Imagine losing your child in a war based on lies and misinformation. On Father's Day, Fernando Suarez del Solar remembers his son. "In December 2003, Fernando Suarez traveled to Iraq. He visited the si...
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Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Guantanamo suicides 'acts of war'
Replies: 3
Views: 3136

And the Oscar Goes To ...

From truthout.com [quote]And the Oscar Goes To ... By William Fisher t r u t h o u t | Perspective Tuesday 13 June 2006 You can only be bemused by the title of the lady at the US State Department who called the suicides of three prisoners a "good PR move to draw attention." Her name is Colleen Graff...
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Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: "The dogs are no longer hungry in St. Marc."
Replies: 20
Views: 11509

[quote]As to Snow, I find the passage Guy posted from him boring above all else (as I said, I have never much gone in for clerical types with a few exceptions), but somehow less offensive than the rape and murder of innocents that took place in Saint Marc in February 2004.[/quote] Michael, I never h...
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Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: "The dogs are no longer hungry in St. Marc."
Replies: 20
Views: 11509

Terry Snow in his own words

Terry Snow in his own words. [quote]What a day, August 14, 2003! August 14 will go down in the history books. A day that the Churches of St. Marc me to together in one voice to declare Jesus as Lord and renounced voodoo, with its destructive influence as it has affected Haiti's past. August 14, the ...
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Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Guantanamo suicides 'acts of war'
Replies: 3
Views: 3136

From truthout.com [quote]Spinning Suicide By Marjorie Cohn t r u t h o u t | Perspective Monday 12 June 2006 They are smart, they are creative, they are committed. They have no regard for life, neither ours nor their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfa...
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Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: State immigration group finds fault with national policy
Replies: 0
Views: 2642

State immigration group finds fault with national policy

Courier News online http://www.c-n.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060612/NEWS/606120303 State immigration group finds fault with national policy Advocates calling for tuition breaks, better employment terms for undocumented aliens. By FRED TUCCILLO Staff Writer At its sharpest edge, the national d...
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Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:54 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Interim Haitian prime minister relieved to leave office
Replies: 6
Views: 4380

You are so right, Apharion. The fact that you appreciate the irony, half-assed reporting, double standard, and irreconcilable contradictions of this "news article" is some kind of reward because it reflects the fact that you have learned much about Haiti in the past few months. Otherwise, I might as...
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Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Interim Haitian prime minister relieved to leave office
Replies: 6
Views: 4380

Interim Haitian prime minister relieved to leave office

Interim Haitian prime minister relieved to leave office BY JAMES GORDON MEEK New York Daily News BOCA RATON, Fla. - On his last day as Haiti's interim prime minister, Gerard Latortue gently rocked in a hand-carved chair in his modest home and whooped happily at a big-screen TV as Ecuador trounced Po...
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Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Guantanamo suicides 'acts of war'
Replies: 3
Views: 3136

[quote] ""They have no regard for life, either ours or their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of warfare waged against us" Rear Adm Harry Harris Camp commander[/quote] Can you believe the kind of nonsense we are assaulted with these days by this cabal in Washington DC? [...
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Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: Guantanamo suicides 'acts of war'
Replies: 3
Views: 3136

Guantanamo suicides 'acts of war'

Guantanamo suicides 'acts of war' The suicides of three detainees at the US base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, amount to acts of war, the US military says. The camp commander said the two Saudis and a Yemeni were "committed" and had killed themselves in "an act of asymmetric warfare waged against us". La...
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Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:49 am
Forum: 2006
Topic: New Haitian cabinet takes office
Replies: 0
Views: 2208

New Haitian cabinet takes office

New Haitian cabinet takes office Haiti's democratically elected government has been sworn in. Prime Minister Jacques-Edouard Alexis' new cabinet replaces the interim administration named after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide fled in 2004. Current President Rene Preval said Haiti was on the path to...
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Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: HT/RD issues
Topic: Qui dit la vérité?
Replies: 0
Views: 2499

Qui dit la vérité?

BARAHONA SUR LA PROVENANCE DES HAITILES AUTORITES DOMINICAINES CONTREDISENT LE CONSUL HAITIEN A ENS VICTIMES DE TRAFIC Eddy Beltre / www.espacinsular.org Traduction libre de l'Espagnol Le Directeur de l' Immigration Dominicaine Maitre Amarante Sanchez Baret et le vice cónsul d' Haiti a Barahona Mr H...
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Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:38 pm
Forum: About Music
Topic: MAGNUM BAND 30 YEAR ON TRACK!
Replies: 3
Views: 4063

MAGNUM BAND 30 YEAR ON TRACK!

MAGNUM BAND 30 YEAR ON TRACK! Greetings all, The thought of the musical group MAGNUM BAND soon to kick off a series of live events celebrating THIRTY YEARS part of our entertainment community and beyond certainly compels us to a pause… We will not dispute the audible legacy well established by the m...
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Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: The May 27/28 event in Vailsburg, NJ
Replies: 4
Views: 5167

Some pictures of the event

http://windowsonhaiti.com/gallery/mayeve/may27-00a.jpg http://windowsonhaiti.com/gallery/mayeve/may27-00b.jpg http://windowsonhaiti.com/gallery/mayeve/may27-01.jpg http://windowsonhaiti.com/gallery/mayeve/may27-02.jpg http://windowsonhaiti.com/gallery/mayeve/may27-03.jpg http://windowsonhaiti.com/g...
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Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Préval appoints coalition government
Replies: 7
Views: 5015

[quote]Guy, ak Leonel, nou pa bezwen fache si mwen pat patisipe nan fowom nan de pi 2 e 3 semenn.[/quote] Mwen pa di mwen te fache dèske ou pa te patisipe non. Mwen te fache dèske ou tap lonje dwèt sou fowòm lan. [quote]Se fete ke nou tap fete nan Washington, DC viktwa Preval.[/quote] Se vre? [quote...
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Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: "The dogs are no longer hungry in St. Marc."
Replies: 20
Views: 11509

Michael, if there is someone truly intolerant of Haitian people's sprituality, it's not me; it's Terry Snow. His views and actions have been thouroughly dicussed on the forum before. Quite frankly, I think Haitians would be MUCH better off without Terry Snow and his ilk. He is a phoney and his state...
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Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Préval appoints coalition government
Replies: 7
Views: 5015

Leonel, mwen pa te gentan li repons ou la. Se sa ki fè mwen pale anpil konsa.
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Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: Préval appoints coalition government
Replies: 7
Views: 5015

Michel, I don't think you understand well the dynamics of a moderated public forum. "Moderated" is not synonymous with "directed". [quote]De pi Govenman Preval la finn genyen gwolo eleksyon an, sit sa fe yon silans komple sou viktwa LESPWA.[/quote] If, as you say, the site passed under complete sile...
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Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia
Replies: 6
Views: 5738

hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia

Prayer vigil targets Devil's Day Dutch evangelical Christians are to hold a round-the-clock prayer vigil to ward off the forces of evil on Tuesday - the so-called Devil's Day. They believe that the sixth day of the sixth month of 2006 has great significance for evil-doers and Satanists who revere th...
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Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: "The dogs are no longer hungry in St. Marc."
Replies: 20
Views: 11509

"The dogs are no longer hungry in St. Marc."

In a recent discussion, Michael Deibert referenced an "article, taken from the Feb. 24, 2004 Miami Herald and written by Marika Lynch: http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/haiti/reprisal.htm" I replied: [quote]As for the Marika Lynch article, I will excerpt this from it: [quote]''They don't want you ...
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Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: COMMUNIQUÉ - Les organisations de la Société Civile
Replies: 22
Views: 13295

[quote]I am dismayed that your argument for, it would appear, not prosecuting Yvon Neptune to Anette Auguste for crimes they may have committed during the Aristide era is that "U.S. political and military leaders can get away with the filthiest crimes against human beings the world over."[/quote] No...
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Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: 2006
Topic: COMMUNIQUÉ - Les organisations de la Société Civile
Replies: 22
Views: 13295

Michael, [quote]I have never referred to what happened in La Scierie as a genocide, so I have nothing to add on that point.[/quote] No, you haven't said that, but since you appeared to me to be defending the "even-handedness" of RNDDH (as opposed, "let's say", to BAI/IJDH's strict allegiance to Lava...
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Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: La Belle Fortune
Replies: 1
Views: 3306

La Belle Fortune

It is my pleasure to report some new contributions to Windows on Haiti, from Jacqueline and Suzanne, two sisters from New Hampshire. But wait... I should link their name to Evelyne from New Hampshire, who contributed earlier. It's truly a family affair. I have even met a fourth sister from nearby Ma...