Ezili Danto

Ezili Danto
August 01
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

MARCH 17, 2011 4:26PM

Don’t be distracted by Aristide in Haiti

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Don’t be distracted by Aristide in Haiti:

Demand Justice not Gestures

by Ezili Dantò of HLLN, March 17, 2011

Reportedly, President Aristide is on a plane right now, as of this Thursday, March 17th noon, supposedly “going to Haiti”. He is expected to arrive at night or should I say, “into darkness”… into the valley of death where the shadows of Youri Latortue, Louis Jodel Chamblain, Guy Philippe, Lame Timanchet are all set, on behalf of Manigat, to make war with Martelly’s Ninjas (Haiti Billionaires') camp on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the Hillary/Bill/OAS/Obama run-offs.

Keep vigilant for the carnival of violence will be blamed on Lavalas and Aristide. No doubt about this, the chest board is set. The perpetrators will be seen as the peacemakers along with those in white trucks (horse?) justifying over $860million per year for their presence in Haiti.

A larger game, in which we anti-Duvalierists Haitians are pawns, is playing out. Supposedly, Obama and Ban Ki Moon called Zuma to ask the South African president to delay the flight. Zuma said he would not. What’s the outcome, an assassination where Obama points to his efforts at stopping the return before the fraudulent US selections in Haiti take place? Who knows, but this effort is the work of unseen hands? Perhaps the universal good will turn their plans around??? As of now at Ezili’s HLLN we see the liberators, Haiti’s peoples, as mere CONSUMERS of this orchestrated “return.” Not a good empowering position at all. Stay tune.

We continue to demand the return of a live President Aristide, the annulment of these US/Hillary Clinton fraudulently imposed selections, oversight on the pillage of Haiti by USAID subcontractors, the Haiti Billionaires (Oligarchy) and their global corporatocracy and an end to the UN occupation. The assets of Haiti – its oil, natural gas, iridium, copper, gold, uranium, underwater treasures and lands MUST be used to elevate the standards of living of Haitians, not foreigners and their Haiti Billionaires (Oligarchy) and NGOs. Haiti must invest its assets and labor in domestic manufacturing, production, distribution and jobs, in justice, not charity. In the rule of law, not apartheid, or Obama’s fraudulent Nov 28 elections where only 23% voted and of that many thousands upon thousands were dead earthquake victims. (Martelly and Manigat, the two candidates for Hillary/OAS's Sunday run-offs received just 10% of the first-round fraudulent votes between them.)

This election without an electorate is not DEMOCRACY but a return to disenfranchisement of the people of Haiti. Neither FRAPH death squad ally and coup d’etat supporter/Duvalierist/porn king Michel Martelly, nor Duvalierist Mirlande Manigat are progress but repugnant buffoonery imposed by an opportunistic foreign crew with their Patrick Gaspard/Wyclef Jean/NOAH clueless Diaspora opportunists looking for approval, position and jobs in an inhumane, uncivil, apartheid and non-inclusive Bill Clinton/UN status quo in Haiti. None have taken positions on the fleecing of Haiti by USAID subcontracting poverty-pimping NGOs, their betrayal of US donor trust or on the massive degradation mining for iridium, gold, copper, uranium, limestone and drilling in Haiti waters and mountains by foreign companies since Bush regime change 2004 have caused to Haiti’s fragile environment or taken any position on the UN-imported cholera that’s infected over 200,000 already wounded Haitians.

If Aristide had been in Haiti, he would have taken a position on these issues. This is why he was exiled. This return, at a time when the Duvalierists have the “success” they’ve been wanting and are about to put an “election” façade on it, is the work of the puppet-masters. At HLLN we remain vigilant and anticipate the continued denial of the people’s voice, if not symbol. But nou pap bay legen. For every fallen warrior like Lovinsky Pierre Antoine, a thousand will rise until Haiti has given life to the legacy.

Forwarded by Ezili's Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network

HLLN recommended post on Aristide return March 18, 2011:

Beating back the elite’s rabid rage: Against all odds Aristide returns to Haiti

President Aristide’s Final Day In South Africa.wmv

Video: South Africa wishes Jean-Bertrand Aristide bon voyage

Danny Glover in South Africa: "I’m Here to Accompany My Friend, President Aristide, Back to Haiti"

Joyous welcome awaits Aristide’s return to Haiti

LIVE BLOG: Democracy Now! Reports On Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s Historic Return to Haiti

Aristide speaks on plane towards Haiti

Audio – Amy Goodman broadcasting on-board plane bringing Aristide to Haiti. Plane just stopped in Senegal for refueling…

Haiti’s Aristide heads home before runoff vote

Video – Nicolas Rossier: Talking with Jean-Bertrand Aristide on elections and exile


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Harsh accusations, but nothing would surprise me about our government anymore.
I think 23% is a larger turn out than America had for Obama/McCain. Obama feels this is a massive turn out for an election, in his mind even dead people voted. Dear Leader will not be available for further executive decisions until the end of the March college basketball tournaments and besides he is grief stricken over the events in Japan. Haiti is scheduled to blow in April kicking off the spring of ‘2011 Apocalypse Now’.