Remembering the Battle of Battle of Vertières- Nov 18, 1803 the final Haiti battle defeating European forces for slavery, forced assimilation, the slave trade and colonialism in Haiti. The Haitian struggle is the greatest David vs. Goliath battle being played out on the face of this planet .
In remembrance of Vertieres, disengagement is not an option, Grenadye alaso
Last night, I didn’t catch the Little Girl in the Yellow Sunday Dress hanging by one arm over the side of a crowded, overloaded Haitian boat. Last night it was in 2007 that I Capsized. Before that, I crossed death and Capsized in 1997 too.
It’s another November 18th under occupation and I guess you already know what I hide. I write this piece, each year, mostly to find the strength to carry this name until the end.But two decades of documenting, witnessing, giving homage to the fallen and struggling for justice and to prevent the continuous deaths, sufferings and incomprehensible hardships has taken its toll. (entire article may be read here.)