“First we had the colonization of Haiti and now we have a kind of neo-colonial occupation of Haiti.”
“As long as imperialism exists it will by definition, exert its domination over other countries. Today that domination is called neocolonialism.”— Che Guevara, Marxist revolutionary, 1965….The term neocolonialism first saw widespread use, particularly in reference to Africa, soon after the process of decolonization which followed a struggle by many national independence movements in the colonies following World War II…Kwame Nkrumah, who in 1957 became leader of newly independent Ghana, was one of the most notable figures to use the term. A classical definition of neocolonialism is given in his Neo-Colonialism, the Last Stage of Imperialism (1965). The work is self-defined as an extension of Lenin’s Imperialism, the Last Stage of Capitalism (1916), in which Lenin argues that 19th century imperialism is predicated upon the needs of the capitalist system. Nkrumah argues that “In place of colonialism as the main instrument of imperialism we have today neo-colonialism… Neo-colonialism, like colonialism, is an attempt to export the social conflicts of the capitalist countries.” He continues:The result of neo-colonialism is that foreign capital is used for the exploitation rather than for the development of the less developed parts of the world. Investment under neo-colonialism increases rather than decreases the gap between the rich and the poor countries of the world. The struggle against neo-colonialism is not aimed at excluding the capital of the developed world from operating in less developed countries. It is aimed at preventing the financial power of the developed countries being used in such a way as to impoverish the less developed….” READ MORE
On 1/12/2010 Haiti was shattered by the earthquake but the faith, endurance, spirit & will of its people has & will always be one that is unshattered & resilient!
“Sometimes the Haitian people are too resilient, they accept what they get regardless of the fact that they have the RIGHT TO ASK FOR MORE..We need to continue to support & pray for the people of Haiti“!
“One year after the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake, how Sean Penn, Paul Haggis, Maria Bello and their friends are still fighting for Haiti’s survival amid unspeakable horror…”READ MORE
Thanks to MamiWata Healers Society, I was led to this excellent “Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil” moment as Nicolas Rossier interviews deposed Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide allowing him to tell his story in his own words. Haiti needs to reignite the dialogue that must be had amongst Haitians, their friends & enemies alike in discussing, facing & addressing Haiti‘s past, present & future by breaking down every friend & foe’s involvement in its unnatural design that may never see a solution to its end without a clear & open dialogue where nothing is off the table. How do we speak of Democracy & holding up the law of the land when it comes to allowing Wyclef not to run for president as the people’s choice while supporting an illegal exile of a man who the people had overwhelmingly elected as their choice. Will post Ayiti who had her earth quaked to allow the truth to come to the surface allow its addition to Haiti’s legacy to be in the continual silencing of the people’s choice or to truly being on the side of justice, law, doing what’s right & letting freedom ring, letting Aiyit’s voice sing?
“When we say democracy we have to mean what we say.”
“If you want to know what the rulers of the United States would do if they had unchecked power to order the world as they saw fit, look at Haiti. It is in Haiti that the United States shows its true face: a face of infinite greed, boundless cruelty, absolute cynicism, naked aggression, and a total lack of respect for human dignity – especially, the dignity of Black humanity. Since 2004, Haiti has been a de facto colony of the United States. By organizing and funding the armed coup that toppled the freely elected government of Jean Bertrand Aristide, and then physically kidnapping and transporting him into African exile, the United States made itself responsible for everything that has transpired, since…” READ MORE
“The corporate media portrays former President Bill Clinton as a great humanitarian friend of Haiti. The truth could not be more different. He has always supported policies in the interests of multinational corporations and the Haitian ruling class at the expense of the country’s workers, urban poor and peasantry…After the 1991 coup that toppled Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide, Clinton as President did maintain relatively ineffective sanctions. But he violated his campaign promise and continued George Bush Sr.’s policy of jailing Haitian refugees in Guantanamo. He also pressured Aristide to adopt free market economic policies as the condition of restoring him to power in 1994. Confronted with this evidence, he recently apologized for impoverishing the lives of peasant farmers in Haiti. But as always with Clinton, his rhetoric could not be more different than his policies. After the second U.S.-backed coup against Aristide in 2004, Clinton has worked with former World Bank employee Paul Collier, multinational corporations and the Haitian elite to impose another free-market plan on Haiti. While U.N. troops have occupied Haiti since 2004, Clinton and Collier toured the country promoting sweatshops, tourism, and export-oriented agriculture...”READ MORE
As Kanye says: “you say something you risk everything” ! Sometimes the voices of the people echoed thru a clear organized voice representing the people creates the type of revolution which scares those whose worst fear is having that “real conversation” about past, present & future talking points of just saying you want to eradicate poverty & uplift nations, while actions have never matched up. As the saying goes…”When deeds speak, words are meaningless”!
” there is a kind of neo-colonial occupation of 8,900 UN soldiers with 4,400 policemen spending, more or less, fifty-one million US dollars a month in a country where 70% of the population lives with less than a dollar a day. In other words it’s a paradise for the occupiers…. We see people invading a country, pretending to help, while they are actually involved in rape, child abuse and so on…” former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide (Currently in forced-exile in South Africa, )….READ MORE
Haitians must wake up & see how the powers that be has used the same blueprint from slavery & colonialism in continuing to use Haitians in their own demise. When will global Africans see past their own internal divides to understand that this too is part of the self proclaimed & taken Master’s plan?
“17th November 2010: UNICEF is mobilizing all its staff and resources in an effort to stem the spread of cholera in Haiti, and warned today that with 50 per cent of the population under 18 years, large numbers of children are affected….Up to 200,000 cases are expected…” READ MORE
November 28th,2010-The Future of Haiti will be determined! Haitians & the world at large should pay close attention to Haiti’s elections. Every Haitian owes it to themselves & their nation to stop, look, listen & assess past, present & future as they exercise their vote. Haitians must diligently follow the money in making or breaking their nation! Aiyiti can no longer afford to elect the wrong leader who is a puppet of colonizers…Haiti has no more lives to spare! Forward Ever, Backward Never-Freedom Now!
“PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — With some candidates already crying fraud, and the delivery of voter identification cards mired in delays and confusion on Saturday, Haiti braced for one of its most pivotal presidential elections in decades. Official public campaigning ended Friday, but hours before the first ballots were to be cast Sunday, many of the 19 candidates and their representatives took to social media and old-fashioned news conferences to question the election’s fairness. The United States ambassador, while expressing cautious optimism that balloting would be fair and orderly, raised concern that many people, especially the more than one million who have been living in tent encampments scattered across this capital city since January’s earthquake, may not be aware of basic information like the location of the island nation’s 11,000 polling places….“You have people who are registered to vote in their old neighborhoods but living somewhere else,” the ambassador, Kenneth H. Merten, said in an interview on Saturday. “I’m not sure that all of them know where they have to go. We will see tomorrow….”READ MORE
“Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — Candidates wound up a flurry of election campaigning before a midnight deadline Friday night amid reports of a violent attack on one of the candidates’ campaigns…The campaign of flamboyant komba-singer-turned-presidential-candidate Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly issued a statement late Friday night, claiming he had survived an “assassination attempt” in the town of Les Cayes in southern Haiti…”Many wounded, at least one dead,” the campaign said in a press release...” READ MORE
Here are some wonderful Generation Nexters doing it for Haiti:
”I Don’t Come To Bow, I Come 2 Conquer!We refuse to be….What you wanted us to be…We are what we are…That’s the way (way) it’s going to be. You don’t know!You can’t educate I For no equal opportunity…(Talkin’ ’bout my freedom) Talkin’ ’bout my freedom…People freedom (freedom) and liberty! Yeah, we’ve been trodding on the winepress much too long…Rebel, rebel!
Yes, we’ve been trodding on the winepress much too long…Rebel, rebel! Babylon system is the vampire, yea! (vampire)…Suckin’ the children day by day, yeah! Me say: de Babylon system is the vampire, falling empire…Suckin’ the blood of the sufferers, yea-ea-ea-ea-e-ah! Building church and university, wo-o-ooh, yeah! Deceiving the people continually, yea-ea! Me say them graduatin’ thieves and murderers..Look out now: they suckin’ the blood of the sufferers (sufferers). Yea-ea-ea! (sufferers)…Tell the children the truth…Tell the children the truth…Tell the children the truth right now!Come on and tell the children the truth. ‘Cause – ’cause we’ve been trodding on ya winepress much too long…Rebel, rebel! And we’ve been taken for granted much too long…Rebel, rebel now! From the very day we left the shores (trodding on the winepress)…Of our Father’s land (rebel)…We’ve been trampled on (rebel)…Oh now! (we’ve been oppressed, yeah!) Lord, Lord, go to….”