Read what is really going on in Haiti France, Vertieres and Ayisyen Ginen:On-line Petition - in Englishhttp://www.ipetitions.com/petition/restitution4haiti/
At the battle of Vertieres, the African-Haitian warriors in Haiti beat Napoleon's armies and General Jean Jacques Dessalines, Haiti's founding father, would then set down the law of the land - that no Frenchmen shall ever set foot again on African-Haitian soil as proprietor and owner. "I want the assets of the country to be equitably divided" - said Jean Jacques Dessalines and for that noble desire, two years later, in 1806, the Mulatto sons of France left in Haiti assassinated Jean Jacques Dessalines and his name was forbidden to be spoken for almost 42-years of their reign in early Haitian history.
Financial and ecclesiastical neocolonialism, buttress by the French embezzlement of an endless Independence Debt (1825 to 1947) had begun in Haiti with the assassination of Haiti's founding father, the first foreign-influence coup d'etat. The struggle for the masses to bring Dessalines' equitable society into application continued... and in 1990, the people of Haiti finally succeeded in electing their own President and lessening the grip of the Euro/US Protestant and Catholic oppressors to make room for the Kreyol language, Vodun spiritual and healing system. But these same old forces would unseat the Haitian people's choice and reinstate themselves and their Christian missionaries, perverted Catholic pedophile priests, pastors and so-called educators and NGOs back in place in Haiti. All, with the intention of destroying Haiti's Vodun/Africanist culture, independence and peoples. There was a respite in 1994 with the Clinton Administration's return of President Jean Bertrand Aristide to office for just one year. But the Clinton mission was changed in mid air and ended up not being about returning Constitutional rule, democracy and human rights to Haiti, but about returning the old status quo and defending corporate business interests. (See, Hideous Dream by By Stan Goff). The forces of evil, greed, debt and intolerance did not go away. The return of an unwillingly co-opted President Aristide to office, stopped the flow of fleeing regufees, stopped the daily killings of innocent Haitians in Haiti who were leading the popular resistance against the US-assisted-Cedras/FRAPH-military hunta and anti-democratic economic elite, but it also brought untenable non-Haitianist compromises.
The return of President Aristide by the US in 1994 ultimately was about maintaining the old cold-war Duvalierist neocolonial and business status-quo but under the mask of "democracy." And, in 2004, 200-years after Haiti's independence, for the first time, in the annals of Haitian history, French soldiers with the military help of Canada and the US, landed again in Haiti to disenfranchise Haiti's masses once again with another coup d'etat against President Aristide to stop the popular resistance and Haitian revolution taking place in Haiti. Bush-the-son had returned in 2004 to finish off what Bush-the-father had started with the 1991 coup d'etat against the Haitian people's popular choice which was somewhat foiled when he lost re-election for a second term to Bill Clinton.The first thing the French soldiers did, upon landing in Haiti in full military gear in 2004, was go up to the mountain top at Vertieres, where the African-Haitian ancestors had beaten them more than 200-years before in combat, and stand there, proclaiming to the starve-through-endless-IMF-free-trade-imposition-Haitians, that they were RECLAIMING their colony and a new VICTORY. Reportedly, some of these French soldiers that came with Bush Regime change, even went to a few old plantation sites in the North of Haiti, pushed the Haitian peasants off the land, at gunpoint, and re-claimed the area for their heretofore beaten slave-owning French foreparents. This happened in 2004 behind the mask of Bush Regime change, ousting President Aristide in order to bring human rights and good governance to Haiti! And also, in 2004, Haitians died alone, fighting the return of Rochambeau's dogs through Bush Regime change, UN occupation and World Bank neoliberal privatization and endless debt policies that are the causes of the food crisis, and weak state of governance, right now in Haiti. AND, Between 2004 and 2006, these forces murdered some 14,000 to 20,000 Haitians.... None of these perishing Haitians will die in vain, just as no matter France's current illusions because of the support it gets from the Franco-phony Haitian rich, Vertieres shall never be undone. Ayisyen Ginen, we've metastasized backon August 14, 1791. There's no cure for France, or any other tyrant in Haiti looking to undo African-Haitian existence and Vodun culture. Nou led, nou la. Our mobilization has always been stronger than military arms, than the U.S. low intensity war against Haiti and NGO or missionary tyranny.
Honoring the Revolutionary war veterans of Haiti, honoring our Ginen Ancestors, honoring the loses and denying the obliteration from the history books of the indigenous Blacks in the Americas who arrived in the Americas earlier than 100,000 years before Christ, honoring the Taino-Haitians and remembering those Haitians who lost their lives fighting against this current Euro/US occupation of Haiti, in 2004 HLLN stepped up and committed never to forget these injustices, to keep them alive and to NEVER stop demanding that France pay back the $22 billion dollar Independence Debt it forced an isolated Haiti, with no military allies, to pay before it would formally stop trying to put its people back into slavery and recognize their independence. President Jean Bertrand Aristide was the first and only Haitian president to ever demand repayment of this money. This is one of the prime reason for France's participation in the 2004 coup d'etat. The Franco-phony Haitian, Gerald Latortue, whom Bush appointed as Prime Minister in Haiti after their schock and awe coup-kidnapping, assured France that the debt was VOID. We wrote then as now, NOT SO. Latortue was not legally competent to denounce the $22 billion debt owed by France to Haiti.
The African warrior, General Jean Jacques Dessalines, Haiti's founding father, wanted an equitable distribution of the countries asset with the African masses sharing in the wealth they had fought for. The Eurocentric mulattos, with support from the Euro/US tribes, refused this new paradigm of economic distribution and the assassination of Haiti's founding father began the first of Haiti's 33 foreign-influenced coup d'etats to date in Haiti. The most recent subversion of the Black masses in Haiti, would occur, on February 29, 2004 by George W. Bush's Haiti regime change, conducted by the US Special Forces in ousting and exiling President Jean Bertrand Aristide via an unmarked rendition plane headed to the Central African Republic and ushering in a UN proxy occupation for the US/France /Canada.
The Haitian people's struggle continues...This Haitian struggle is the greatest David vs. Goliath battle being played out on this planet. The people's demand for Haiti's $22 Billion STANDS.HLLN's Campaign Seven pursues this debt by using our reach to constantly remind one in all of that the Haitian people's demand for payment of the independent debt continues and was not voided by Bush regime change. Haiti has been an international crime scene since February 2004. All our newly incurred injustices metered out on the masses of Dessalines descendants by France are symbolically addressed in Campaign Seven. So, please if you have not already done so, consider signing HLLN's on-petition demanding France return Haiti's $22 billion for the Independence Debt and posting a letter of this demand to your nearest French embassy.
...France must pay back Haiti's ($22billion) independence debt obtained through gunboat diplomacy and intimidation:Marguerite Laurent
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