Ezili Danto

Ezili Danto
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August 01
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Ezili Dantò is an award winning playwright, a performance poet, author and human rights attorney. She was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and raised in the USA. She holds a BA from Boston College, a JD from the University of Connecticut School of law. She is a human rights lawyer, cultural and political activist and the founder and president of the Ezili’s Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network (HLLN). She runs the Haitian Perspectives on-line journal and the Ezili Dantò Newsletter. Ezili’s HLLN is the recognized leading and most trustworthy international voice in Haiti advocacy, human rights work, Haiti news and Haiti news analysis. HLLN’s work is central to those concerned with the welfare of the people of Haiti, Haiti capacity building, sovereignty, institutionalization of the rule of law, and justice and peace without occupation or militarization. Ezili Dantò is also an educator who specializes in teaching about the light and beauty of Haitian culture; the Symbolic and Archetypal Nature of Haitian Vodun; the illegality and immorality of forcing neoliberal policies on Haiti and the developing world... Since the UN-imported cholera outbreak on October 2010, Ezili' HLLN has insisted that environmental clean-up, clean water and sanitation are the only permanent solution to stop the UN cholera spread. Zili Dlo is a humanitarian project that provides free clean water. For more go to the Ezili Danto/HLLN websites at http://www.ezilidanto.com/ and http://www.ezilidanto.com/zili

DECEMBER 3, 2010 11:17PM

Haiti Elections-HLLN Letter to Edmond Mulet:Goodbye UN!

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Haiti Elections - The Sunday Show (Kris Welch) on KPFA interview with Ezili Dantò and Nic Rossier, December 5, 2010 (55:33)

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HLLN Letter to Edmond Mulet on behalf of the people demonstrating against the UN and the sham elections: Goodbye UN! Bon Voyage

The UN threatened to pull out of Haiti.

Oh! what a blessed seasonal gift that would be. Bon Voyage UN!!!

Goodbye.

How do you say, adieu !

We'll help you pack - N ap ede w fè malet ou. Pati fout Satan!

This is what Edmund Mulet of the UN had to say today - tande Mulet - as reported in an article entitled "UN threatens to pull out of Haiti":

The UN and the international community will never accept that a legitimate Haitian president leaves under pressure from the street. It would be a coup," he said. ( UN threatened to pull out of Haiti )

The hypocrisy of these double-faced, creepy vampires, are beyond belief.

Open your ears Mr. Edmond Mulet. The Haitian people on the streets demonstrating are asking for YOU, for the UN to go.

Why do you only hear their call for President Preval to go, and not for YOU to go?

Take Clinton, the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission (IHRC) and the NGOs with you, please.

Bon Voyage UN!!! Goodbye Clinton, 16,000NGOs.
How do you say, adieu! No. Not au revoir. Just GOODBYE!!!

No sweat, we'll even help you pack! - N ap ede w fè malet ou. Pati fout! Pati, pati Satan! Ale w lwen, lwen, lwen... Al pase maskarad, malpwòpte eleksyon vagabondaj sa a lan yon lòt kote! Ale ak tout kolera ou te pòte fè nou kado a...

Haiti's fragile indigenous people and environment, after nearly 7-years, can no longer absorb all your feces. That's a scientific fact! No pun intended.

The November 28 elections in Haiti were a total fiasco as could have been reasonably predicted by any sane person.

But the level of fraud and disorganization was so outrageous, it surpassed all expectation. Some Haitians even say that given the circumstances – that is,

  • a non-Haitian, South Asian-cholera strain hitting Haiti;
  • 1 million of the roughly 4.7 million registered voters without ID cards;
  • exclusion of Haiti’s most popular political party;
  • a partisan provisional electoral council handpicked by President Preval, loyal to Preval and his political party, instead of a permanent electoral council chosen by provincial governments, as required by law;
  • over 1.5 million people homeless and most not knowing where their polling places are, et al...

- given these circumstances, even without the open fraud on the day of the elections, the Haitian government and internationals who support their rule, appear to even have willfully orchestrated the disenfranchisement, disorganization, through deliberate indifference for the integrity of elections in Haiti, negligence or incompetence.

By mid-day, thirteen of the eighteen presidential candidates had called for an outright cancellation of the elections.

But the international community, including the US, Canada, France, OAS, UN and CARICOM ("e tu Brutus," - Oh, how this CARICOM treachery cuts us!), has simply poured this dirty election waters into our cups and insist we, the Haitian people, drink up these sham elections without regurgitating into the streets to demand free and fair elections. OR, they’ll ram it down our throats with their diplomatic maneuverings, joint declarations, guns, tear gas and threats of taking promises of reconstruction monies with them! (See, UN threatened to pull out of Haiti: The United Nations will leave Haiti and world powers will stop supporting the impoverished nation if the government fails to honour election results, a senior UN peacekeeper has warned.)

The morning after the sham elections, even before the vote counting for these foreigh-imposed, non-inclusive elections had begun, AlJazeera reports, the UN went to two of the more recognized presidential candidates and told each, they were in the lead. Both Mirland Manigat and Michel Martelly stopped calling for the annulment of the UN-supported elections after that powerful, if blatantly contemptible foreign intervention. (See also Signs of International Pressure to Accept Flawed Elections .)

These foreigners' threats, avarice and bullying upon a country put on its knees, in part, by their anti-democratic malfeasances in 2004 and thereafter, continues to dismay normal and decent people worldwide.

Oh, what a seasonal gift it would be if the UN took their cholera butts out of Haiti, along with slick Willy Clinton and so-called 'progressives,' like Paul Farmer?

These internationals, support USAID/World Bank death plans, privatization, sweatshops for Haiti, false aid and false charity benevolence. Most have collected funds in the name of Haiti's dying people and kept it in their coffers. Paul Farmer's organization, for instance, Partners in Health, has only spent 1/3 of the $86 million it raised after the earthquake disaster. Why? The Clinton and Bush Fund reportedly only spent $6-million in nearly a year, out of the $60-million they've raised and say they will use the "emergency monies" they raised “in the future” for reconstruction that presumably they design, that they decide. All this, as the people die for lack of basic shelter, clean drinking water and sanitation!

So Mulet, your priorities are not Haiti people’s priorities.

So Mulet, along with your UN envoy and special envoy to Haiti, we Haitians, say: please GO! Bon Voyage UN!!! Goodbye Clinton, 16,000NGOs. How do you say, adieu! No. Not, au revoir. Just GOODBYE!!!

N ap ede w fè malet ou. Pati fout! Pati, pati Satan!
Ale w lwen, lwen, lwen... Al pase maskarad, malpwòpte eleksyon vagabondaj sa a lan yon lòt kote! Ale ak tout kolera ou te pòte fè nou kado a


What, pray tell, has their false aid gotten Haiti in the long run? No water treatment or sanitation treatment plants, that’s for sure. Edmond Mulet of the US says he believes in the CEP and President Preval. He believes they can turn these dirty elections into fair and free elections?

What a hat trick that would be!

Someone tell Mulet, the people of Haiti don’t believe in such blan (white) magic! Go whitewash another country. And certainly Haiti's people demonstrating on the streets right now have no reason to trust the current Haiti electoral council (CEP) and Preval's expired government to look out for their democratic interests. Who does Preval and the CEP work for? The people of Haiti or Edmond Mulet?

No sane person really expected these sham elections to go o.k. It was an exercise in futility from the beginning.

The right thing to do is to listen to the people and annul the farce, set up free, fair and inclusive elections. President Preval must finish his term in accordance with the law. But the initial 13 candidates who made the dignified stand for Haiti, ought to get together and agree on some interim structure that can put forth free, fair and inclusive elections in 90-days, while also pushing forth water treatment plants to combat the cholera public health crisis. Yes, we can Ayisyen. The international community ought to support the Haitians who stood together on Nov. 28 and called for an annulment of the fraudulent elections. That's the right thing to do.

Haitians don’t have a government in the Western sense and haven’t had one for a long time.

The only ones really interested in the farce that’s called a Haiti government right now are the NGOS and International community who need a Haitian face to come to their incessant and futile meetings on Haiti. The people of Haiti need their basic life needs met first before elections can make sense – clean water, sanitation, shelter, health care for the cholera victims, domestic production and schooling. Their basic needs for life, healing, dignity and self-determination are more important than the current UN presence in Haiti, than the Haiti oligarchy's commercial interests, than the international NGO cluster meetings, then Clinton's interests, Paul Farmer's interests or the anti-democratic shenanigans of the Preval/Bellerive puppet government. (See, Wikileak cable reveals, Haiti's, president Rene Preval sought to orchestrate vote ; Wikileaks, Cablegate and Haiti. See also Deconstructing Preval - http://bit.ly/dG5O8j ; [ezilidanto] Question to Ezili Dantò/HLLN on Wikileaks docs on Preval & Haiti manipulations, erzilidanto, 12/02/2010)

We write to let the world know Haitians did come together on Nov. 28 and said no to corruption and fraud. We write to let the world know that in that moment Haitians from different parties put their differences aside, put their personal interests aside. That moment ought to be magnified, supported and uplifted by the international community. It's the decent, normal, and right thing to do.


Ezili Dantò of HLLN
December 3, 2010

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"If these farcical elections are not annulled, whoever wins will have no legitimacy, will depend on UN/US to maintain their rule. That means next presesident of Haiti will accept and legitimize the people's brutal repression, as their rule is dependent on it ."-- Ezili Dantò of HLLN

HLLN on Sham elections -http://bit.ly/hFoiiF & http://bit.ly/fQeDhI -http://bit.ly/f0IeSS - http://bit.ly/eeN5dk

Haiti Elections - The Sunday Show (Kris Welch) on KPFA interview with Ezili Dantò and Nic Rossier, December 5, 2010 (55:33)

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Forward Ezili's Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network (HLLN)
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

All You Need to Know about MINUSTAH

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[ezilidanto] Question to Ezili Dantò/HLLN on Wikileaks docs on Preval & Haiti manipulations, erzilidanto, 12/02/2010

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Haitian Election Complete Disaster! Fraud Rampant Everywhere!

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The Non-Election for the Non-Government of the Non-Sovereign State of Haiti by Glen Ford

"The UN told both Manigat and Martelly on Monday that they were the frontrunners...Meanwhile, MINUSTAH, despite threatening to leave the country if the results are not accepted, asked for $864.1 million in additional financing for operations through June 2011. That is over five times as much as the UN is asking for to fight the cholera epidemic that has now claimed at least 1900 lives."MINUSTAH, despite threatening to leave the country if the results are not accepted, asked for $864.1 million in additional financing for operations through June 2011. That is over five times as much as the UN is asking for to fight the cholera epidemic that has now claimed at least 1900 lives." ( Signs of International Pressure to Accept Flawed Elections .)

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UN threatened to pull out of Haiti
The United Nations will leave Haiti and world powers will stop supporting the impoverished nation if the government fails to honour election results, a senior UN peacekeeper has warned.

Dec 3, 2010

"If the people's decision is respected and recognized by Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council, there will be no problems and the international community will be engaged in helping the new government face huge challenges," Edmond Mulet said as the country awaited the outcome of Sunday's presidential and legislative elections.

But he warned in an interview that "the international community will pull out of Haiti and the country will not benefit from international support and resources if the people's decision is not respected."

Twelve of the 18 presidential contenders are demanding that the election results be annulled after a campaign marred by violence and fraud in favour of ruling party candidate Jude Celestin.

"We continue to have faith in the members of the Provisional Electoral Council. We will see whether they are up to the circumstances and whether neither intimidation nor money can make them change their minds," Mr Mulet said.

Tensions meanwhile simmered in Haiti with its political future hanging in the balance as vote-counting was underway ahead of the expected release of preliminary results on Tuesday.

Protesters renewed charges of vote-rigging and cholera fears led to deadly mob violence while candidates remained split over whether to endorse the outcome. Amid growing tensions, authorities banned public demonstrations demanding President Rene Preval's ouster.

With the impoverished Caribbean nation in limbo, between 2,000 and 3,000 opposition demonstrators peacefully took to the streets of Port-au-Prince seeking annulment of the vote to determine the successor to Preval.

An unexpected admission from the ruling INITE (UNITY) party that Mr Celestin may have lost the vote has brought hope of a political watershed if the dysfunctional, failing nation is able to manage a relatively peaceful transition of power.

Meanwhile, the stubborn cholera epidemic, which has claimed more than 1,800 lives since mid-October, cast a shadow over the first election since a massive earthquake tore the country apart in January, killing some 250,000 people.

Expressing concern about the post-election crisis, Mr Mulet urged for calm.

"The UN and the international community will never accept that a legitimate Haitian president leaves under pressure from the street. It would be a coup," he said in responding to the calls for Preval's removal.

"People have to stop this business of anticipating the departure of an elected president. These precedents in Haiti must stop. An elected government must be replaced by an elected government."

Haiti has been plagued by dictatorships and political upheaval, and several of its past leaders have fled or been forced into exile, including Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti's first democratically elected president.

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Annul Haiti's elections and have free, fair vote


Wikileaks, Cablegate and Haiti | Mediahacker
http://www.mediahacker.org/2010/11/wikileaks-cablegate-and-haiti/


OAS/CARICOM betray justice, endorse impunity/corruption/massive fraud and voter exclusion in Haiti sham elections - Statement by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Joint Electoral Observation Mission on the Presidential and Legislative Elections held in Haiti on November 28, 2010


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Respect Veronica Wolf;

Compassion is an extension of love and that always makes a difference. Be well.
And the dark tragedy continues in Haiti. I shall have to update my own piece and repost it. Americans don’t realize that they are gazing into their own future in Haiti: Dubya and his sidekick Mr Bill, the UN, enough military muscle to take on North Korea, if their intentions are sweatshops and securing BP’s oil they are hunting squirrel with an Abrams Tank. If they are there to help the Haitians then why a year later does the debris from the earthquake still liter the streets of Port au Prince while 1800 and counting die from a disease born of filth and made fatal from the lack of even the most rudimentary medical care? What insane purpose did holding an election in the middle of the carnage serve? The more and more I look at this the more and more it is starting to look like human experimentation. A trial run for future scenarios, there is a western tradition of human experimentation on Blacks so why not begin the first phases of massive population reduction in Haiti? Seems now that every New Year brings yet another appalling disaster, the Asian tidal wave, the Haitian earthquake. Happy Holidays America and keep your children close!