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US occupiers stealthily privatizing Haiti water: HLLN on Haiti cholera case against the occupiers

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(This article is part 3 of a larger essay titled US to Rewrite Constitution to Better Serve the One Percent by Ezili Danto of HLLN. Some excerpts from other parts of the article are noted at the beginning here.

Part 3 - US occupiers stealthily privatizing Haiti water: HLLN on the Haiti cholera case against the occupiers

- "There's a new move by the discredited Haiti rescuers, led today by Obama/the Clintons/USAID/UN, the Paul Farmer-led NGOS and their International Financing Institutions to refocus their fundraising scam away from "earthquake reconstruction relief" now to "cholera relief," or to "local agriculture relief," and "mining protection relief for Haitians!" It's a slightly repackaged imperial economic pillage but the same old arsonist/fireman modus operandi. Same failures intended to enrich the global North, impoverish Haiti" --Excerpt from US to Rewrite Constitution to Better Serve the One Percent, Part 1 - Haiti: USAID/NGO/WB money laundering continues

- "..Neither Oxfam, nor the World Bank are questioning that US Newmont mining, VCS Mining and Canada's Eurasian, St Genieve, Majescor mining et al, have managed to get the puppet Haiti president to unlawfully WAIVE Haiti environmental and mining laws- its Constitutional laws - in order for Northern miners to do OPEN PIT mining in areas close to earthquake fault lines in the North, in a country devastated by the last earthquake and with its water table already poisoned with UN cholera. The corporate media - liberal and conservative - are blithely writing PR articles about the World Bank "helping" Haiti draft new mining laws, conducting no investigation, ignoring the apparent suborning of local Haiti officials to do illegal and harmful acts more apocalyptic to Haiti and its people than the 2010 earthquake. There's no outrage or concern that mining and oil drilling are known to cause earthquakes."   --Excerpt from US to Rewrite Constitution to Better Serve the One Percent, Part 2: The Haiti population must look out for itself

- "If Peru's $5 billion Newmont mine project requires displacing huge amounts of Peruvian water sources, how much more is Haiti's $20 billion gold mine project going to deplete Haiti aquifers and other water sources which are already in grave shortage because of UN cholera poisoning?" --Excerpt from US to Rewrite Constitution to Better Serve the One Percent, Part 5: US occupiers mining on fault lines

- "Haiti "s water supply is ALREADY contaminated by foreign cholera feces, what will leaking cyanide, arsenic emissions, mine waste, Marine ecosystem destruction and open pit mining and unsupervised drilling leave Haiti with up North?" --Excerpt from US to Rewrite Constitution to Better Serve the One Percent, Part 5: US occupiers mining on fault lines

"As long as white supremacy paints Haiti as a failed state because of weak public services, when Haiti is prevented by US unfair trade and World Bank/IMF structural adjustments from investing in its own local economy and paints the Clintons, Paul Farmers, UN, World Bank, the NGOs and their three-piece suited Eurocentric-Haiti collaborators with the mark of international distinction and service to humanity, Haiti's pains will continue to be their cash cow." --Excerpt from US to Rewrite Constitution to Better Serve the One Percent, Part 1 - Haiti: USAID/NGO/WB money laundering continues

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Part 3 - US occupiers stealthily privatizing Haiti water: HLLN on the Haiti cholera case against the occupiers

Infecting over 650,000 and killing 8,200 Haitians with cholera in 2-years provides the NGO and multinational companies commercializing poverty and their Paul Farmer (NGO)/Jim Yong Kim (World Bank/IMF/WTO cohorts with 1) more opportunity to raise funds that will be laundered back to this corporatocracy but called "Haiti aid" 2) the more Haitians to die in their disaster capitalism infernos, the better to bring demand down and balance the elites' capital markets and 3) our deaths provides the multinational companies with the opportunity to privatize all sources of Haiti water under the pretext of cleaning Haiti water for the public's good health.

In October 2010, the very month that the UN imported cholera to Haiti, before the charitable industrial complex saviors entered the fray as big-hearted humanitarians to delay and defer Haiti justice, HLLN wrote:

"The accused cannot investigate itself. The United Nations being the prosecutor, the judge, the jury and the executioner, all in one, in the Haiti cholera case is contrary to established traditions as well as established national and international laws. (Listen to Oct 30, 2010 interview with Yves Point Du Jour

"HLLN has never subscribed to the callous and profiting-on-misery notion of letting the UN independently investigate itself while Haiti's people die unmercifully. " --- Excerpt from HLLN complaint against the US occupational forces for bringing cholera to Haiti.

"The Alien Tort Statute (28 U.S.C. - 1350) of the United States Code reads: "The district courts shall have original jurisdiction of any civil action by an alien for a tort only, committed in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States." This statute is notable for allowing United States courts to hear human rights cases brought by foreign citizens for conduct committed outside the United States."  --- Excerpt from HLLN complaint against the US occupational forces for bringing cholera to Haiti.
Do not be shocked if the UN/PAHO/WHO stealthily concludes and garners public consensus for the proposition that justice for Haiti cholera victims shall be served if a law is passed that makes all sources of Haiti water property of a foreign company like Bechtel and it shall clean Haiti's water and sell it back to Haitians!

The Bolivian water wars is a good parallel to study in order to understand why Brian Concannon's Institute for Justice for Democracy (IDJH), a Dr. Paul Farmer affiliate, is "legally representing(?)" the Haiti cholera victims. IDJH, like Paul Farmer, have glaring ethical conflicts of interests issues that makes it impossible for them to vigorously defend the cholera victims by naming their own funders, employers, business associates, interlocking corporate board directors and the primary funder of the US occupation - the US government that occupies Haiti, their consulting firms and NGO cohorts as the Respondiat Superior for the destruction of Haiti government and water systems.

A first year law student readily understands that Haiti needs immediate injunctive relief, restitution and damages. Injunctive relief is not subject to immunity laws. Neither the US government nor the UN is too big to be prosecuted for human rights crimes, tort or gross negligence. As the largest funder and the main orchestrator of the UN presence in Haiti, the US government, is legally, the Respondiat Superior for the cholera wrongdoings in Haiti along with the UN.

But the NGOs and their Hollywood, media and academic cohorts play firemen to the US government's arsonist role in Haiti and the global south. The professional posers - the white industrial charitable complex - play an underhanded game. For instance "The Center for Economic and Policy Research ( CEPR ) analyzed the $1.15 billion pledged after the January 2010 quake to Haiti and found that the "vast majority" of the money it could follow went straight to U.S. companies or organizations, more than half in the Washington area alone." (See also US military company DynCorp gets $48.6 million contract in Haiti to staff officers for UN mission ; Capitalizing on Cholera: playing arsonist and fireman and Haiti's earthquake generated a $9bn response -- where did the money go?)

Yet, CEPR and such foreign "policy researchers" on Haiti also claim IDJH/Paul Farmer and their not-filed-in-any-court-of-law cholera "lawsuit" against the UN/US, along with the UN/US non-funded $2 billion proposal for privatizing clean water in 10-years in Haiti is a DIFFERENT, a more positive paternal step for Haiti. That this sort of bait and switch, fraudulent Haiti aid and NGO funding always further weakens Haiti's ability to handle its own affairs is of no consequence.

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