Friday, November 15, 2013

Why is Sean Penn the Honorary Ambassador for 
an undemocratic and corrupt regime in Haiti? 



November 14, 2013 - Flashpoints on Pacifica Radio Senior Correspondent
Kevin Pina interviews political analysts about Sean Penn's role in Haiti

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Protesters outside of Dreamforce Conference in SF on Nov. 19 where Sean Penn spoke glowingly
of Martelly's regime to a star-struck crowd including Salesforce.com president Marc Benioff.




In a startling display of ignorance for a purported genius, Salesforce.com
founder Marc Benioff falls prey to Sean Penn's celebrity by welcoming
Haiti PM Laurent Lamothe to the Dreamforce Conference in SF.
The previous day, tens of thousands of Haitians demonstrated
throughout Haiti calling for the resignation of president Michel Martelly
who came to office through a series of tainted elections

Kevin Pina joins Margaret Prescod on Sojourner Truth heard on KPFK in Los Angeles. He discusses how Haitian president Martelly has moved to rehabilitate and protect "Baby Doc" Duvalier who stands accused of human right abuses and crimes against humanity. Pina also lambasts the role of actor Sean Penn for providing credibility to Martelly even as he stacks his government with Duvalier supporters.

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Call for demonstration in San Francisco just released:


Monday, November 11, 2013

Protests grow in Haiti despite biased news coverage

 

Last Thursday, Nov. 7, saw a large protest against the Martelly regime in Haiti.  Yet, a mere  three days later, this is what appears on Google as current news in Haiti (see Google snapshot below). 

In this NGO/Celebrity/Charity alternate reality, the overarching narrative regularly presented in the international press is that foreigners are the subject, heroes and protagonists of Haiti. Most people aren't aware of the real situation in Haiti because, whether unintentionally or through design, the press mostly feeds them a steady diet of foreigners committing selfless acts of charity as a distraction

The common reality of repression, corruption and grinding poverty experienced by most Haitians today remains largely unseen, unspoken and under reported.

Top of the Haiti Google News Search
November 10, 2013  - 5pm PST/8pm EST


Haiti anti-government protest turns violent

Demonstrators call on President Martelly to resign, accusing him of cronyism and failing to ease poverty. 

Last updated: 08 Nov 2013 09:11
 
Haiti has seen a wave of anti-government protests over the past month [Reuters]

Thousands of Haitian protesters have demanded the resignation of President Michel Martelly, clashing with supporters of the leader in the streets of Port-au-Prince.

Protesters said two people suffered gunshot wounds after Martelly loyalists opened fire during Thursday's skirmishes that lasted for several hours.

The two sides hurled stones at each other during the fighting, which brought parts of the city to a standstill and triggered huge traffic jams.

Anti-Martelly demonstrators accused the Haitian president of cronyism, charging that he is ruling the impoverished Caribbean nation for the benefit of his friends and family.

"We are from the ghettos. We get nothing from the government which works only for the rich," protester Johnny Joseph shouted.

The march began peacefully as the crowd grew to a few thousand people and passed through poor neighbourhoods, many of them strongholds of government critics.

"This is the people's fight for a change for better conditions,'' said Carlo Jean Daniel as he walked among the marchers. "Nothing is coming down for the people."

The demonstrators were dispersed by police after attempting to reach the Presidential Palace.
Haiti has seen a wave of anti-government protests over the past month, with demonstrators accusing Martelly of failing to ease poverty and unemployment and demanding his resignation.

The United Nations' peacekeeping mission in Haiti issued a statement on Thursday asking the divided legislative and executive branches to agree on "priority political issues," which include the holding of elections.
Source:
Agencies



Sunday, November 3, 2013

How long has it been since 
the last elections in Haiti?:



Even longer for FREE & FAIR elections but hey, who's 
counting when they're too busy justifying hefty NGO 
salaries or making sure Haiti's OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!
Haiti's problem isn't BUSINESS...it's structural injustice!
 Now you can make your voice heard for real democracy and free & fair elections in Haiti by placing this counter on your webpage or blog with this embed code:
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