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Haiti:They don’t have bread? Give ‘em Carnival

by Ezili Dantò

“The right to own property does not extend to the coasts, springs, rivers, water courses, mines and quarries. They are part of the State’s public domain.” – Haitian 1987 Constitution, Section H, Article 36-5. (Massacre at La Visite by Dady Chery)

Illusion is reality – Washington swings high with Haiti’s Carnival King of Haiti

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Marie Antoinette said “oh no, they don’t have bread, clean water, are evicted from their homes, massacred to make way for Clinton/Obama tourists and Korean gated homes. No worries.”

To the beat now, just give them the carnival king to escape y’all, as US masses escape nightly knowledge – young Americans dying on war fronts – with trivia on Tom Cruise/Kate Holmes divorce and hollow spectacle as breaking news. To the beat, carnival beat y’all… illusion is reality. Forget the despotism, the injustices. Be happy. Tuxedo-ing in Washington with Billy, Hillary and Timothy Carney, Rice and Mills, Obama and Michelle to the beat y’all. Retreat to fantasy so you won’t see what’s leading the crowd, blinded and mollified, outside the gated walls. CARNIVAL in August. Duvalier and Rochambeau smile.

Click and sing. It’s all good. Washington sings too with the Carnival King of Haiti.

At a time when Haiti should be declared in a state of national emergency for the death of 8,000 and infection of 600,000 (and counting) with UN-imported cholera. Obama continues deportations to Haiti. There’s a tourist boom with quake dollars. No one takes seriously the death and desperation of the poor and Black in Haiti. Least of all Bill Clinton who presided during the Rwanda genocide and now presides over using donation dollars to build tourist hotels in Haiti while quake victims stay homeless in the time of cholera.

In video on July 28, 2012:
Carnival Ball des fleurs featuring: The US-Selected President of Haiti

A few days before, on July 23, 2012:
US-supported and trained government forces massacre residents at La Visite, Haiti

Click and swing. It’s all good: Washington swings too with the Carnival King of Haiti

Illusion is reality

Justice a triviality

July 28, 2012 Carnival and Bamboche

On July 28, 1915, the US invades Haiti, practically re-enslaving Haitians. It took 19-years to remove the claws of the vampires off Haiti. They left the bloody Haiti army behind.

97 years later, on July 28, 2012, in the course of the second US occupation, US-installed President Martelly dances, sings, makes merry. (The date also coincides with the July 29, 1959 Tonton Macoutes beginning their reign of terror) See, 26th anniversary of the Tonton Macoutes or VSN. As well as the 1957 Molly C incident. Before this new occupation, Carnaval des Fleurs was for Jean-Claude Duvalier’s birthday on July 3rd during the 1970’s.)

His July carnival celebrates the anniversary day that lives in infamy for all Haitians with Rara bands playing 24/7 juxtaposed against the utter misery of UN cholera, bleak desolation of Clorox hunger, of over 400,000 earthquake victims still living in tents and tarps, homeless, and the horrors of mining companies fracturing the mountains on fault lines for Haiti’s 20billion in gold, silver and copper.

Across the country, as in the first occupation poor Haitians are losing fertile agricultural lands and their oceanfront homes to Obama’s foreign interests for tourism in the time of cholera.

The first Carnaval des Fleurs in Haiti was held in 1916, just two years after the US began their first military occupation (1915 to 1934). Carnival in the time of foreign invasion. The Carnival and public spectacles was the opiate consumed for dulling the distress, grief and pain of foreign invasion and destruction. It was intended to distract and shift focus away from the US imperial takeover, the  slaughter of dissenters and horrors that were happening in the country.

As it was in the first occupation, it is in the second from 2004 to the present. Take their lands, their mountains, their oceans, their islands, their clean water, their gold, their independence, their homes, their freedoms, their sovereignty, their very bodies for rape and imprisonment. But give ‘em carnival. Lots of carnival.

Ezili Dantò of HLLN
July 28, 2012

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“La Visite Park is a lush expanse of green that straddles the hills of Marigot and Kenskoff and overlooks Marigot, a picturesque fishing town near Haiti’s larger southeastern city of Jacmel…The fishing is artisanal, and for some time the fishermen have been asking the government to assist them with credit, fishing equipment and modest facilities such as a refrigerated room. There has been no response. The government has other plans for the region…

On Monday July 23, around noon, a group of 36 commandos from the Departmental Unit for Maintenance of Order (UDMO), together with Jacmel Representative Lafontant Pierre Michel, Police Chief Ovilmar Sagesse, Government Commissioner Antoine Jean Feraud, and local officials of the Marigot City Hall (recall that all municipal officials have been replaced by presidential appointees) arrived in La Visite Park to evict 142 families. The families had lived there since 1942 in an area called Galèt Sèk, which belongs to a larger neighborhood called Seguin à Chevale.

When the commandos tried to remove the residents by force, they fought back with stones in a battle that lasted 4 hours. Dozens were injured. Initial reports noted that 4 children were shot dead along with 8 adults. Among the dead are:

Desire Enoz – 32 years old
Nicolas David – 28 years old
Robinson Volcin – 22 years old
Desire Aleis – 18 years old

The children’s bodies have disappeared.”(For complete report and photos of the slaughtered Haitians, go to Massacre at La Visite by Dady Chery, July 27, 2012, see also Sud’est – Environnement: Opération sanglante par la police au Parc La visite )

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Lifting up the dissenters

Lovinsky Pierre Antoine we remember
Respè Lovinsky. Onè.
Nou lonmen non w
nou pa detounen w.
Honor and Respect

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On July 28, 1915 the US invaded Haiti,
practically re-enslaves,

Remembering Desalin’s Law,
their Kapwa Lamo courage and inspired by Pierre Sully, Charlemagne Péralte and the Cacos said NO! It took 19years to remove the claws of the vampires off Haiti. They left the bloody Haiti army behind.

97 years later, in the course of the second US occupation of Haiti,
on July 28, 2012, US-installed President Martelly dances, sings and makes merry. His July carnival celebrates the day with Rara bands playing 24/7. This is juxtaposed against the utter misery of UN cholera, bleak desolation of Clorox hunger, of over 400,000 earthquake victims still living in tents and tarps, homeless.

Across the country, as in the first occupation, peasants are losing fertile agricultural lands to foreign interests and concerns.

On July 23, 2012, twelve innocent and unarmed Haitians, who, like Charlemagne Peralte and the Cacos said NO to the land-grabs for foreign business interests at La Visite, were reported slaughtered, dozens injured by government forces, in forced government evictions to make way for the US-Euro global corportocracy the Martelly government, services. (Juxtapose this with the singing Carnival King of Haiti on July 28, 2012: Bal Carnaval des fleurs Tabou Combo Feat, The President 7-28-2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj1cyuLyDjQ )

Lovinsky Pierre Antoine we remember
Respè Lovinsky. Onè.
Nou lonmen non w
nou pa detounen w.
Honor and Respect

In human rights icon, Lovinsky Pierre Antoine’s last post to HLLN, dated 2 Aug 2007, he remembered the Haiti innocents who fought against the first US occupation, their abuses and slaughters. He said “lokipasyon 1915, lokipasyon 2004, se menm kout baton-an” – the 1915 US occupation and the 2004 US occupation are the same. Lovinsky detailed the UN massacres of Haitians and the travesties of US regime change since February 29, 2004. He addressed UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon directly.

Ten days later, Lovinsky Pierre Antoine would be disappeared without a trace in UN occupied Haiti.

The referees for international human rights and democracy did not bother to investigate.

Below are his very last writings. Standing as a memorial to Lovinsky’s quest for justice for the most abused people on planet earth by the most powerful country.

If he were alive, Lovinsky would still be working for justice for all the victims of the rabid elites in Haiti. He would speak up for the cholera victims, earthquake victims to the NGO poverty pimps, the coup detat victims, the indefinitely detained political prisoners in Haiti, against the UN rapes, against the disenfranchisement of 83% of the voters. He would speak up against this week’s forced evictions and slaughter of the innocent people at La visite.

Before he was disappeared, Lovinsky sent for HLLN circulation (in Kreyol and French) these two pieces ( http://bit.ly/c3orUY).

Onè e rèspè pou ou Lovinsky. Ochan 97.000 fwa pou yo.

Ezili Dantò of HLLN
July 28, 2012

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Commémoration du 28 Juillet Texte de la déclaration de la Fondasyon Trant
Septanm
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 00:37:31 +0200 (CEST)
From: “lovinsky pierre-antoine”
Subject: Commémoration du 28 Juillet Texte de la d éclaration de la FTS

Bonjour les amis,

Je vous envoie pour diffusion une déclaration de la Fondasyon Trant Septanm à l’occasion de la Commémoration du 92e anniversaire de la première occupation américaine d’Haiti.

Elle a été lu au cours du Sit-In organisé devant le Quartier Général de la MINUSTAH à Bourdon, ce 28 Juillet 2007.

Kenbe Fèm
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Commémoration du 28 Juillet Texte de la déclaration de la FTS

FONDASYON TRANT SEPTANM (“FTS”)
Boite Postale 19042, #3, 2e Impasse Lavaud Port-au-Prince, HAITI
Tél: 509 – 706 – 9177 / 509 – 244 – 7987 / 88,
Couriel: fondasyontrantseptanm@yahoo.fr

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28 Jiyè 2007
DEKLARASYON

28 Jiyè 1915 – 28 Jiyè 2007, 92 lane depi lame yanki-a ki reprezante fòs enperyalis meriken-an te debake an channgo nan peyi nou. Nou ta pral pase 19 lane imilyasyon, 19 lane lawont, 19 lane maswife, 19 lane nan fè nwa, 19 lane kochma, 19 lane anmè kou fyèl. Kifè 28 jiyè-a, se yon dat madichon nan listwa peyi-nou.

Nou sonje zak sasinay peyizan Machatè-yo

Nou sonje zak sasinay sou Charlemagne Péralte

Nou sonje Rosalvo Bobo

Nou sonje Pierre Sully

Nou sonje tout lòt-yo, …

Nou sonje Kako-yo…

Nou sonje tout sa kite tonbe zam ale men…

Nan tan ayè, tankou nan tan jodi-a …

Onè pou-yo …

Rèspè pou-yo …

Se yo ki te sakrifye lavi-yo

pou sove lonè nou, pou sove diyite drapo nou-an.

Ochan 92.000 fwa pou yo.

Anthony Phelps, youn nan pi gran Entèlèktyèl, Ekriven ayisyen te ekri:

“ Et un matin de sang trop vif chut le grand mât et s’effondra le Choeur

La pierre incorruptible avait quitté sa couche

Et ce fut Pierre Sully,

Et ce fut fort Capois

Et ce fut Marchaterre

En vain sur une porte

fut crucifié Charlemagne Péralte et les cinq mille Cacos, en vain donnèrent leur sang par toutes leurs blessures.

Le dieu vert des yankees était plus for que les loas”

Li kontinye pi lwen nan menm tèks-la pou-li di:

“À quoi bon ce passé de douleurs et de gloire et à quoi bon dix huit cent quatre

Ô mon Pays je t’aime comme un être de chair

et je sais ta souffrance

et je vois ta misère

et me demande la rage au coeur: quelle main a tracé sur le registre des nations une petite étoile à côté de ton nom

Yankee de mon coeur qui bois mon café et mon cacao

qui pompes la sève de ma canne à sucre

Yankee de mon coeur
qui entres chez moi
en pays conquis
imprimes ma
gourde
et bats ma monnaie

Yankee de mon coeur
qui viens dans ma caille
parler en anglais
qui changes le nom
de mes vieilles rues

Yankee de mon coeur
j’attends dans ma nuit
que le vent change d’aire ”

Fen sitasyon-an

Alòske nan moman sa-a, pouvwa anplas-la te jwe wòl kolabo fòs enperyalis-yo

Alòske nan moman sa-a, boujwazi-a te favorize okipasyon-an ki ta pral pote gwo
benefis pou li,

Alòske nan moman sa-a, anpil nan sa yo rele elit entèlèktyèl-yo te jwe wòl ti sousou fòs fè nwa-yo,

Pòv malere nan katye popilè lavil, peyizan nan mòn-yo ta mouri pa bann, pa pakèt anba bal.

Nan sa peyi nou ye jounen jodi-a. Nan sa n-ap viv jounen jodi-a nan peyi nou, ki Entèlèktyèl popilè, ki Istoryen popilè ki ka ede nou ramase moso listwa sa-a, pou nou ka wè klè, pou nou ka pran fòs.

Si an 1915 nou te sibi yon lokipasyon enperyalis, kriminèl, san manman. Nan lane 2004, nou tounen sibi yon lòt lokipasyon kriminèl, san manman,

enperyalis menm si fòs fè nwa-yo ap eseye kache figi yo dèyè lame tisousou kèk peyi pòv tankou nou. “Moun ki peye djaz-la, se li ki deside ki mizik ki pou jwe”

Kidonk, lokipasyon 1915, lokipasyon 2004, se menm kout baton-an. Si se apre 10 lane bòykotaj, konfizyon yo menm yo te kreye an 1904, nan mitan ak apre selebrasyon premye santnè Lendepandans nou, fòs enperyalis-yo te anvayi peyi-a pou te vin fè li fè bak pou yon syèk, se nan mitan menm bòykotaj-la ak konfizyon yo menm yo te kreye ansanm ak alye natirèl-yo, laboujwazi, ak kèk tisousou entèlètyèl-yo, pandan-nap selebre bisantnè lendepandans peyi nou an 2004, fòs enperyalis-yo anvayi peyi-a, fè yon koudeta epi kidnape Prezidan pèp-la te eli demokratikman.

Se vre, “listwa se yon pèpetyèl rekòmansman”. Lè esklizyon-an kòmanse fè bak, lè mas popilè-yo ak peyizan-yo kòmanse ap rantre tout bon vre nan batay pou yo pran desten-yo nan men yo, pou yo vanse sou chimen pwogrè ak demokrasi. Fòs enperyalis-yo, mele ak boujwazi lokal-la pap bay chans.

Kidonk kesyon pou nou menm lavalas, ki reprezante mouvman popilè demokratik-la, ki se anmenm tan zouti pèp-la genyen pou li menen batay pou chanjman sosyete-a, paske se nou pèp-la fè konfyans, paske apre move eksperyans eleksyon 7 Fevriye 2006-yo ki make retou sou pouvwa ti boujwazi reyaksyonè-a, ti boujwazi rètavèk-la, anba pwoteksyon laboujwazi ak fòs
enperyalis-yo , se pou nou poze pwoblematik estrateji defans kòrèk etap nap fè lè n-ap vanse sou chimen chanjman sosyete-a.

Se pou nou pran konsyans sou ki jan anpil nan nou kite fòs enperyalis-yo achte nou ak lajan vèt. “ Kè nou paka yon bò, epi pou vant nou ak pòch-nou yon lòt bò ”. An nou pran egzanp sou eksperyans kèk pèp frè nan Amerik Latin nan ap fè. An nou pwoche bò kote-yo pi plis toujou pou nou aprann kijan yap
vanse, kijan yap pwoteje etap yap fè, lè yap vanse.

Pa gen okenn chans pou pwogrè ak demokrasi nan mitan lokipasyon-an,

Pa gen okenn chans pou batay kont esklizyon pèp-la ap mennen-an vanse anba bòt okipan-yo,

Depi plis pase 3 zan, èske batay pou kreyòl-la vanse ….. NON

Depi plis pase 3 zan, èske batay pou vodou-a vanse …. NON

Depi plis pase 3 zan, èske gen lòt plas piblik ki konstwi … NON

Depi plis pase 3 zan, èske gen lòt wout ki fèt nan peyi-a … NON

Eske gen lòt lojman sosyo ki konstwi pou malere ak malerèz… NON

Eske gen lòt lekòl ki konstwi pou pitit pèp-la ………….. NON

Aba Lokipasyon … Aba Lokipasyon … Aba Lokipasyon

Aba MINUSTAH …Aba MINUSTAH .. Aba MINUSTAH

Pèp-la deja dekrete Sekretè Jeneral Nasyon Zini-an Ban Ki Moun, yo di ki ap vini nan peyi-a semèn pwochèn: “Persona non grata”, sòf si l-ap vini pou siyen papye depa twoup lokipasyon MINUSTAH-yo, sòf si Prezidan Jean Bertrand Aristide ap nan menm avyon lap vini-an. Si li vini ak 2 sa-yo pou nou, n-ap di
li BYENVINI. Si li pa gen 2 sa-yo pou nou, nou deja di li, fè bak sou lide li genyen pou li vini pa bò isit.

Inite nan kan nou se fòs nou,

Se chans pou batay pèp-la vanse.

Inite nan kan nou se fòs nou,

Se chans pou batay pèp-la vanse.

Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine
Koòdonatè Nasyonal

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Visite à Port-au-Prince de Ban Ki Moon

Thu, 2 Aug 2007 20:26:51 +0200 (CEST)
From: “lovinsky pierre-antoine” <lovinskypa@yahoo.fr>
Subject: Visite à Port-au-Prince de Ban Ki Moon

Bonjour les amis,

Je vous envoie le texte d’une Note de Presse mise en circulation par la Fondasyon Trant Septanm à l’occasion de la visite du Secrétaire Général des Nations-Unies Monsieur Ban Ki Moon.

J’en profite pour vous annoncer que cette visite a coïncidé avec le Sit-In traditionnel organisé chaque Mercredi depuis presque 11 ans sur la Place des Martyrs au Champ de Mars, en face du Palais National, par la Fondasyon Trant Septanm. Une exposition de photos montrant les crimes et massacres commis par
les soldats des troupes d’occupation de la MINUSTAH en Haiti.

Bien à vous
Lovinsky

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FONDASYON TRANT SEPTANM
Boite Postale 19042, #3, 2e Impasse Lavaud Port-au-Prince, HAITI
Tél: 509 – 706 – 9177 / 509 – 244 – 7987 / 88,
Couriel: fondasyontrantseptanm@yahoo.fr
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31 Juillet 2007
NOTE DE PRESSE
Pour diffusion immédiate
Contact: 509 – 706 – 9177
Email: fondasyontrantseptanm@yahoo.fr
Objet: Visite en Haiti du Secrétaire Général de l’ONU

Planifiée pour le lendemain de la commémoration du 92e annniversaire de la première occupation militaire d’Haiti, la visite en Haiti de Monsieur Ban Ki Moon, Secrétaire Général de l’ONU (Organisation des Nations Unies) représente une véritable giffle pour le peuple revendicatif haïtien.

Depuis quelques semaines, les visites de tenants de l’impérialisme se relaient dans la capitale haitienne et est un véritable marathon de la part de ceux-là même qui ont chambardé le processus démocratique en 2004. Le 20 Juillet 2007, c’était le tour de Stephen Harper, Premier Ministre du Canada.

Le 1er Août 2007, le #1 de l’Organisations des Unies (ONU) débarque dans murs.

La présence de la MINUSTAH (Mission des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation en Haiti) dans le pays de Dessalines et de Charlemagne Péralte est une occupation pure et simple du territoire national et mérite d’être dénoncée et condamnée et comme de fait la Fondasyon Trant Septanm dénonce et condamne

cette occupation qui n’apporte au pays que gaspillage de ressources qui auraient pu être utilisées à des fins plus constructives.

Dans beaucoup de cas, les opérations de la MINUSTAH, particulièrement dans les quartiers populaires, avec leurs cortèges de personnes assassinées, dont des femmes, des femmes enceintes et des enfants en bas âge, sont beaucoup plus
des opérations de destruction, de génocide (Guerre contre les pauvres) que des opérations de maintien de la paix.

A un mois de la réouverture des classes, les forces d’occupation continuent de maintenir leur présence dans le local de certains établissements scolaires, comme par example le Campus de l’UNIFA (Université de la Fondation Aristide), le lycée de Grand Ravine …etc.

Avec le coup d’état du 29 Février 2004, l’occupation par la force de
notre pays,le kidnapping par le gouvernement des Etats –Unis, du président élu démocratiquement, le président Jean Bertrand Aristide, jamais dans l’histoire de notre pays, le processus démocratique n’aura été mis å aussi rude épreuve.

Le Comité Exécutif de la Fondasyon Trant Septanm profite du passage en Haiti de Monsieur Ban Ki Moon, Secrétaire Général de l’ONU, pour demander å son Excellence, le Président René Garcia Préval de mettre un terme au cauchemard du peuple haitien en exigeant le retrait du territoire national des forces d’occupation.

Ce qui permettra au drapeau national de recommencer å flotter dans le ciel bleu d’Haiti avec dignité, honneur et préstige.

Le Sit-In hebdomadaire (qui a lieu depuis plus de 10 ans) de la Fondasyon Trant

Septanm le mercredi 1er Août 2007 de 11:00 heures å Midi, le jour même de la visite de Monsieur Ban Ki Moon, donnera l’occasion de montrer au public les photos des crimes et massacres commis par les soldats des troupes d’occupation de la MINUSTAH conre les populations des quartiers pauvres.

Lovinsky PIERRE-ANTOINE
Coordonnateur National

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HLLN page on Lovinsky Pierre Antoine – http://bit.ly/c3orUY

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