Haiti : First to reject White Supremacy, ; Why must Haiti still suffer?

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    One would assume that the first nation in the history of the world, to have a liberation struggle of the majority of the people, from slavery

    and then liberate themselves long before the unites States from colonial opression,

    would be in the front of the minds and hearts of every Black nation and organization on the planet


    Published on Friday, May 7, 2010 by CommonDreams.org
    The Urgency of Housing in Haiti
    by Beverly Bell

    "Everything we owned got smashed. We lost everything."

    Getro Nelio was not referring to the devastating earthquake of January 12. The unemployed, 24-year-old Haitian was speaking about losing his home a second time in three months, on this occasion due to the government. Since late March, armed Haitian police have been closing camps and destroying the shelters that quake victims created out of whatever supplies they could scavenge, from cardboard to small strips of tin. U.N. troops sometimes aid in the evictions.

    The expulsions and renewed homelessness come at a time of growing urgency for permanent, sturdy housing, with water, utilities, and sewer, where people can stabilize their lives and rebuild community. "Decent housing" is protected by both the Haitian constitution and the U.N. International Declaration of Human Rights.

    Haitian government officials and international aid agencies have revealed no plan to meet these needs or fulfill these rights of the 1.3 million left displaced - one in nine citizens. Instead, rare public statements evidence conflicting strategies for limited, temporary initiatives.

    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/05/07
     
  2. medusanegrita

    medusanegrita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Wild guess.....

    was it that pact with the devil because they kicked out Napoleon and wanted their freedom?
     
  3. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    the situation there is serious sister, whether that was a joke or not!
     
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    Well before you come down too hard on the Red Cross. Don't know if your talking about the International Red Cross or the US Red Cross, but have a look at the UN.

    Just in case you were wondering where some of the money to rebuild Haiti is going?

    http://undpwatch.blogspot.com/2010/04/with-haiti-in-ruins-some-un-relief.html
    For the United Nations World Food Program, it was a moment of satisfaction: the U.N.'s flagship relief agency announced on its Web site on March 19 that two gleaming passenger ships had docked in ravaged Port au Prince harbor.
    What the Web site announcement did not disclose was that the vessels were intended to house not homeless Haitian refugees, but employees of the U.N. itself. Nor did it publicize the cost of leasing the ships: $112,500 a day. Nor did it mention that one of the vessels is owned by a company closely linked to the government of Venezuelan strongman President Hugo Chavez.

    Or this
    http://i42.tinypic.com/ncfs74.jpg
    The above picture was taken at the San Souci port in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, Can someone can tell me why the United nations requires 100+ brand new SUV's and luxury vehicles to service the Haiti situation. This is about 4 kilometers from my house. Should have seen the convoy. Most every week our hotels are full of UN workers. Its great for our economy, but they are staying at the 150+ a night ones not the budget jobs.

    Don't bang fox news too hard they are just the messenger
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/04/20/uns-massive-haiti-budget-goes-staff/
    The United Nations has quietly upped this year's peacekeeping budget for earthquake-shattered Haiti to $732.4 million, with two-thirds of that amount going for the salary, perks and upkeep of its own personnel, not residents of the devastated island.
     
  5. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I appreciate the input brother but the focus of the article and the statement was to illustrate, that all Black folks have a symbolic debt to assist Haiti.
    And not just disaster related relief
     
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    I understand how serious it is but Haiti cain't really get nothin from me.
    Symbolic and a couple of $ is about all they can get outta me. Do they need any blood? I can give them that or some plasma. I be O-pos, universal donor, everybody wants that and I got some to give in hard times.

    You can get blood out of my turnips but you cain't get no money.
    You caint get a helping hand either because I'm what? About 2000 miles away?


    They can continue to flock over to the DR because DR apparently wasn't hit by the quake at all.

    You want me write my president to ask that their national debt to America be forgiven? I can do that too.... but to make it fair I'd have to do that for every country that ever owed us.
    That seems like a lotta work.

    And some of those countries... I might want to keep under our thumb and in our debt.
    Don't know who it is.... but you never know. Gotta keep a lil' sumthin-sumthin on some folks.... just in case we need them.

    Not Haiti tho. They are free to be forgiven of whatever they owe.
     
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    They did not wait for your permission, they are/were already doing that! And no we were not bothered by that one. Think we would have faired a little better as our construction uses a lot more reinforcement bar.
     
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