Aristide Returns to Haiti, March 18, 2011 | Photo credit:Alexandre Meneghini / AP
Welcome President Jean Bertrand Aristide and family. Today is a good day for the poorest of the poor in the Western Hemisphere. Their struggle and unimaginable sacrifices and sufferings bore fruit and it makes them smile. We thank the universal good for this moment. Blessed be the endless Haiti revolution against the organized tyranny of the "civilized" and "schooled" peoples.
Today, HLLN re-members the blessed Haiti revolution, Janjak Desalin and the indigenous Haiti army of today and yesterday.
On this day of the return, HLLN re-members the sacrifice of the warriors of Site Soley, Bel Air, Solino, Martissant who took up arms in self-defense against the occupation and coup d'etat. We re-MEMBER the most hunted Black man in the Western Hemisphere, who, alone, fought the most powerful armies on earth for two long years before he was assassinated by UN bullets, we remember the lynching and crucifixion of Dred Wilmè.
"On July 6, 2005, Dred Wilmè in his family where assassinated in cold blood by 1,440 heavily armed UN/US troops. With their tanks, helicopters and advanced weapons, 440 UN/US soldiers entered Site Soley in the dead of night (3am) while the community was asleep. One thousand (1000) other UN/US soldiers surrounded Site Soley to make sure no one could leave. Bombs where reported unleashed and dropped on the unarmed civilian community.
According to The Site Soley Massacre Declassification Project the UN fired over 22,000 rounds of ammunition into this thin-shacked, cardboard-house, poverty-stricken Black community of about 450,000 Haitians, most having been forced off their safer rural lands by US/USAID/WB/IMF policies in the 80s and 90s."
All human beings have the right to life and to self-defense, including the poor in Haiti.
we remember and say honor and respect to our fallen and faceless
warriors- the beleaguered poor in Site Soley, Solino, Martissant,
Bel-Air, Gran Ravine, et al.. ravaged by exclusion and color-coded NGO
charitable distribution and allotments that slews human dignity, brings
perpetual dependency. We recall the 20,000 slaughtered by the imposed
Bush Boca Raton regime from 2004 to 2006, slaughtered with the
complicity of UN/US firepower.
We pay tribute to Father Gerard Jean Juste, Lovinsky Pierre Antoine
and all those who gave their life for this day of return of the
people's voice. We pay tribute to the ten thousands unknown Haitians,
in Haiti and in the Diaspora, who never wavered. We lift up Hazel and
Randall Robinson for staying true throughout this long road and always,
always supporting justice for the people of Haiti against all the odds.
We lift up Minister Louis Farrakhan and Danny Glover
who stood with the poor majority in Haiti and advocated for the return
of Aristide in Haiti when most of the U.S. Black intelligentsia turned
We thank all those folks, from all the races and
religions, who signed letters and advocated for this return. We pay
tribute to all the small Haiti radio programs abroad and in Haiti who
stood for justice, Mary at SF Bayview for standing firm and resolute.
We remember the unknown fanm vanyans, Haitian women like
Alina Sixto who sacrificed so much, for so long without accolades and
recognition and who never wavered.
We share this day by lifting up the work and life of our beloved John Maxwell. We pay tribute to the Africans, in Jamaica, in South Africa who stood in solidarity with the people of Haiti despite threats of repercussions from powerful international forces, those who even this week ignored the frantic calls from Barack Obama and the UN's Ban-Ki Moon to again delay and destroy the will of the people of Haiti. Thank you.
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