Georgianne Nienaber: Americans have loved Haiti to death. We are listless, lazy, cheating lovers who don’t have the stamina to go the distance in a relationship. Haiti is just too much work.
Zili Danto: Maybe George Will intended to make the point that the US empire’s control of Haiti and other little republics’ vote at the UN is not new.
Ezili Dantò: Obama will most likely win again because denial is easier than the hard reality of Obama’s betrayal of Main Street and championing of corporate welfare for Wall Street.
Ayiti Kale Je: When will government authorities recognize that one of the main causes of “liquid death” and so many other crimes and tragedies is the result of their blind embrace of savage neoliberal policies?
Ayiti Kale Je: With the complete failure of the government to fulfill its obligations, who would dare to sip one of Haiti’s traditional drinks, made from homegrown sugar cane? Who will take the risk of being poisoned? Not the privileged, who drink fine, sweet rum or imported whiskies.
Ayiti Kale Je: In Haiti, the authorities continue to mystify the public with promises and “commissions,” while the national clairin industry disappears under a tidal wage of imported clairin.
Ezili Dantò: There’s a reason to recall the efforts responsible Haitians make to survive the Western rabid rage hidden behind the do-gooders’ benevolence.
Georgianne Nienaber: According to the complaint, the United Nations allowed contaminated fecal material to discharge into the Meille River thereby allowing the waters to be contaminated by “omission and negligence.
Georgianne Nienaber: In the case of Haiti, where experts agree cholera was introduced to the water system by UN troops, it would seem that the United Nations would certainly have the social responsibility to rectify the destruction of the Haitian waterways.
Ezili Danto: Are we Haitians simply not supposed to notice the stark reality that it’s not the white population, the tourists nor the UN folks who are suffering a mass loss of life due to the imported cholera germ to Haiti? But the poorest Black woman’s children, that is, the masses in Haiti?
Georgianne Nienaber: There is mixed news from Haiti in the last few weeks, but all of it reflects a government paralyzed by a combination of foreign meddling, an administration hamstrung by a balky Parliament, and the refusal of foreign donors to make good on pledges made in March 2010.
Zili Danto: It’s way past time the US and UN were out of Haiti. Haitians are not at war; this occupation is racist, about false benevolence, forced assimilation and Western tyranny.
Georgianne Nienaber: Could it be true that transactional sex, kickbacks, and other “favors” are de facto requirements for Haitians applying for work that is funded by USAID?