Haiti : Haiti: Experts say the disease was likely imported

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    Protesters blame UN base for cholera in Haiti

    "Experts say the disease was likely imported. Until this month there had not been a diagnosed case of cholera in Haiti as far back as records go in the mid-20th Century, said Claire-Lise Chaignat, head of the global task force on cholera control at the World Health Organization. The disease is pandemic in parts of Africa and Asia."


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/cb_haiti_disease_outbreak:thinking:
     
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    And this will continue, more devestating forms of genocide,maybe more weather attacks from HAARP ,
    since oil was discovered there in 2004 and the technology to remove...steal it,
    was not developed until 2010

    However there is another factor, they are the first nation to , as a nation rebel against white supremacy and win and Europe will never let them forget therefore,

    these atrocities will continue until we as Africans Globaly stop it,
    from right here, in Europe, Canada, the Caribbean nations and South America, and those from the Motherland who can afford it.

    From midnight we in this nation have purchase enough late night donut and ice cream, fried chicken and snack chips and energy drinks, to fund a cadre of inspectors from the best Black medical schools across the nation and water purification systems for;
    Port Au Prince, Cap Hatien and Goinaves.

    This Monday Black Solidarity day may these sisters and brothers be in our prayers, in our focus,

    and hoepfully, in our collective plans and strategies
     
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    Probe at base amid cholera claims


    Press Association, Thursday October 28 2010

    United Nations investigators have taken samples of foul-smelling waste trickling behind a Nepalese peacekeeping base in Haiti amid claims that sewage from the newly arrived unit caused the cholera epidemic that has made more than 4,000 people ill.

    Journalists visiting the base unannounced came upon the investigators and mission spokesman Vincenzo Pugliese later confirmed that the military team was testing for cholera.

    It was the first public acknowledgement that the 12,000-member force was directly investigating allegations that its base played a role in the outbreak.

    Meanwhile, the epidemic continued to spread, with cases confirmed in two new departments in Haiti's north and north east, said UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs spokeswoman Imogen Wall. At least 303 people have died and 4,722 have been taken to hospital.

    International aid workers and the United Nations are focusing their efforts on stemming the spread of the outbreak, which was first noted on October 20. But Haitians are increasingly turning their attention to its origins: how did a disease which has not been seen in Haiti since the early 20th century suddenly erupt in the countryside?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/feedarticle/9332348
     
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    It's not the oil the PTB's are concerned with, it's the gold
     
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    That is true and since it is the closest African antion , we shoudl use all our resources to make sure that, we use our collective resources to make sure that gold is there for the benefit of Africans living there.

    Otherwise this genocide will continue
     
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    As much as I used to think we can get together as a people I think them days is long gone. What Haiti needs is the fall of capitalism, Hell that's what we all need. The PTB'S want Haiti incapacitated for more than monetary reasons or revenge for the uprisings in history. This rabbit hole goes deeper than we think. Whitey has a reason for everything he does or propagandizes and as usual he will fail or die trying lol.
     
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    well I guess an organization that has been around longer then the both of us understands
    that no magic spookism will make the boogy man of capitalism not evolve in hard times
    (hard times they created) evolve into good old fashion fascism,
    which will happen and is happening, instead of disapear

    and has faith in Black people not some pie in the sky wishful thinking.

    This is what they have to say;

    Perspectives
    Still vulnerable Haiti needs Black America's support
    By FinalCall.com News
    Updated Oct 28, 2010 - 9:06:10 AM




    (FinalCall.com) - Recent news from Haiti hasn't been good: Rains brought floods and landslides that killed 12 people and left others missing in October in Port-au-Prince and residents said other unreported floods had also cost lives.

    A cholera epidemic was reported that left some 300 people dead at Final Call press time and thousands suffering. Fears of widespread disease have haunted Haiti since the devastating earthquake that crippled Port-au-Prince and destroyed much of the capital in January. Cholera, a bacterial infection spread through contaminated water, can be fatal. Its victims suffer severe diarrhea and vomiting which can result in dehydration and death within hours.

    Then there were clashes reported Oct. 15 between UN troops and Haitians protesting conditions in the country and upset about elections planned for Nov. 28.

    These incidents and conditions were observed in Haiti during an October visit and factfinding delegation, which included The Final Call newspaper.

    In interviews with Haitians living in a tent community not far from the destroyed National Palace residents complained bitterly about the lack of help received from non-profits and their government.

    They complained of hunger, abuses by police and a tap that delivered water that is unfit to drink.

    Some 10 months after the earthquake, some 1.3 million Haitians remain displaced—or to use a less fancy term, they are still homeless. The lucky live in tents where the Caribbean sun and heat can be unbearable, while drenching rain can nearly collapse tents. Residents poke tent roofs with sticks to keep water from weighing down their homes.

    With the rain water comes leaks and soaked clothes, shoes, feet, misery and the chance for the spreading of disease. For those with no tents and living in even flimsier tents and tarps, it means getting drenched and trapped in mud.

    At the same time, there are charges that Haitian women and girls are suffering from rape while others are forced into prostitution and are victims of sex trafficking. There have also been cases in which children, innocent, defenseless children, have been sexually abused and exploited.

    Despite billions pledged by the international community and raised by nonprofits and so-called relief groups, the Haitian people suffer and their anger and frustration grows.

    Though Haitians are reeling and struggling to survive, they are not stupid and readily point out how relief and charity workers live well in hotels and housing, driving expensive cars and drinking pristine exotic water. Even the Korean Red Cross has experienced a scandal over misspending of funds, while Blacks, Haitian Americans and Africans have been demanding that the American Red Cross disclose its spending for Haiti and show donors where the money went—and explain where and why other funds are being withheld.

    Haitians are rightly angry at having money raised in their names and seeing little or none of it and they are disgusted with their own government. In interviews, Haitians angrily denounced their government for inaction, slowness, incompetency and pettiness.

    “It's sad to say that nine months after the earthquake I have not seen that much done for people that are homeless,” said Raymond Joseph, former Haitian ambassador to the United States, in an interview with The Final Call and two other Black journalists at the Le Plaza Hotel in Port-au-Prince. “It is a shame to see that people are still living in tents nine months after the earthquake,” continued Mr. Joseph, who was disqualified from running for president in his country—as was his nephew, Wyclef Jean, the Haitian-born activist and hip hop artist.

    In response to a question from a journalist, the onetime diplomat also said Red Cross money raised for “Haitian relief” should be accounted for.

    Coordination of effort and unity remain problems, he continued, noting that Haiti remains known as the “Republic of NGOs, we have nongovernmental organizations all over the place and we don't know what they are doing. We need to work together.”

    Former ambassador Joseph believes elections should be postponed until the country is on better footing. He plans to stay in Haiti and act as a “gadfly” to hold political leaders accountable.

    Between the failures of a government with too few resources and a government left decapitated by the destruction of offices and ministries, to health hazards, homelessness, anger and often volatile politics, the first Black republic remains in a crisis.

    But who truly cares about the crisis in Haiti and who truly cares about the loss of lives and suffering of a proud nation of Black people?

    If no one else cares, Black America should care. As Ron Daniels, of the Haiti Support Project, often notes it was Haiti that gave Blacks dignity when we were enslaved and it was Haiti that shook the worldwide slave economy by throwing off the shackles of her French oppressors. America benefitted as a financially stressed Napoleon, battling with an uprising in his empire's richest colony, entered into the Louisiana Purchase to refill coffers depleted by the war with Haiti.

    Haitians also fought in the Revolutionary War and her original constitution granted citizenship to any Black person who landed on her shores.

    Frederick Douglass was a champion for Haiti and lauded her as a symbol of pride from defeating her former masters. So the connections between Black America and Haiti run deep. It is time now to connect with Haitian-Americans to lobby for and lead the proper reconstruction and rebuilding of Haiti.

    It is not enough for the U.S. to send a few dollars in aid after helping to force Haiti to pay billions in reparations to France after independence, after blockading the country for 60 years, occupying the country and helping to establish an elite that still rules and supporting brutal dictators. America is morally bound to do more to help Haiti, but morality is not enough. It will take an organized, vigilant, constant and spirited effort to defend Haiti and her interests but it must be done. Otherwise Haiti will continue to suffer and continue to be misused and if we allow that to happen, we have no one to blame but ourselves—and history will mark our record of ignoble failure.

    www.finalcall.com


    So realy who will be left alive in that glorious day when the great boogie man is laid to rest?

    in some 100 years from now? becuase if one looks at the number of transnational corporations and US companies racking in billions from doing business inside of China, and how the economic collapse was rigged just as the "Great Depression" was

    one will realize that as we sit and wait for Humpty Dumty to have a big fall,

    they are working hard, day and night 24/7

    to wipe out Black folks around the globe!

    No conspiracy theory, the evidence is there.

    We had more faith in each other when we got off the plantation with nothing but rags on our backs

    now with the most advanced communications devices in the world at our fingertips and a trillion dollars spending power, there is a doubt that we can unify?

    here in Brooklyn in Bed Stuy when that black out happened that summer that took 3 states out ,
    crimies, church folks, winos crack heads, gangstas, working folks, every Black person worked together
    forgot their differences


    JUST LIKE THAT

    and pulled together to make sure that the young children and the elderly in the community got around and were safe

    the police didn't do much of nothing but act like sheep
     
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    Information from the same link, which pretty much nails the origin of the germ/disease:

    Speculation among Haitians is increasingly centered on the Nepalese peacekeeping base near Mirebalais, much of it being stoked by politicians including the town's mayor — a Senate candidate — ahead of the Nov. 28 national elections.

    Cholera is endemic in Nepal and the country suffered outbreaks this summer. The current troop contingent arrived in shifts starting Oct. 9, after the outbreak in their home country and shortly before the disease broke out in Haiti. Cases have been concentrated down river along the Artibonite.


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/cb_haiti_disease_outbreak

     
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    you remember the blankets infested with Europen smallpox given to the First Americans?

    Techniques of genocide don't change
     
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    Yes, I remember reading about the many different diseases that accompanied the first Europeans. What about the Mayflower? Was England smart or what?

     
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