Par Michel Ange Cadet, Haiti Chery. La révolution est d’abord mentale puisqu’elle émane d’une prise de conscience collective. Il faut se rendre compte de sa situation actuelle. Elle fait penser à une autre condition de vie. Elle fait rêver. Ce qui alors nous pousse à sortir de notre indifférence à agir de manière à ne plus continuer de rêver, plutôt à concrétiser, à matérialiser un idéal commun.
Par Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. En Haïti, comme ailleurs, toutes actions non-violentes se résument à un seul principe: de ne pas coopérer dans sa propre répression. Dans la situation actuel du pays, des groupes divers d’occupants étrangers vivent en Haïti dans le confort et souvent le luxe. Ils dépendent en tout état de cause du travail d’Haïtiens pour touts leurs services.
Par Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Tout comme le tremblement de terre avait secoué le sol sous les pieds des Haïtiens, la dissolution du Parlement haïtien à minuit, 00h00 le 12 Janvier, 2015, exactement cinq ans plus tard, a ébranlé les institutions républicaines d’Haïti. Les termes ont expiré pour tous les 99 membres de la Chambre des Députés et pour 10 Sénateurs. Ce qui laissa seulement 10 Sénateurs; en conséquence il n’y aura pas le quorum, et tout le Parlement ne pourra pas fonctionner.
Press Release, Haiti Chery. Lawyers Newton Louis St Juste and André Michel have legally challenged the Secretary General of the United Nations to clarify whether Bill Clinton’s 18 months as Co-Chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (CIRH or IHRC) from 2009 to 2011, while he was UN Special Envoy for Haiti entitles him to UN privileges and immunities against prosecutions being considered in courts of Haiti and other countries.
By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Paramilitary troops that are loyal to Martelly have been trained in Rafael Correa’s Ecuador. These troops are meant to be the kernel of a new Tontons Macoutes. Officially, they go by the inoffensive title of “military engineering corps.” The regime says they are based in Haiti’s Artibonite region, although they are disguised as trainees in the Police Nationale d’Haiti (PNH). (English | French)
By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Plans are under way for Canadian and US corporations to mine Haiti’s northeast area near Caracol, which has been discovered to contain a wealth of silver and gold, in addition to copper. As in the Dominican Republic’s Pueblo Viejo project, construction of the mines will involve dynamiting of mountains, and the ore will be extracted by an opencast (or open-pit) mining process that contaminates large volumes of water with cyanide. UPDATES: Attempts to issue mining permits to the US’ VCS Mining LLC and Canada’s SOMINE SA, without any environmental impact assessment (EIA) were thwarted by Haiti’s Senate in January 2013. Plans to dredge a deep-sea port in the pristine Bay of Fort Liberte were scrapped in April 2014.
Mirlande Manigat, Parole en Archipel via Haiti Libre | Avokapepla | Editorial comment and translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The genuine Haitian opposition has formulated a transitional government that will organize elections before October 15, 2015. This government is made of 18 individuals, including Mirlande Manigat as the provisional president.
By Castro Desroches, Haiti Chery. When Martelly was (s)elected by our “Supreme Benefactor” Bill Clinton in May 2011, Haiti had about 1,500 elected officials. On the fateful day of January 12, 2015, i.e. the fifth anniversary of the earthquake, only 11 elected officials will remain if Martelly is allowed to fulfill his wish to govern by decree.
By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. All parties in the case of journalist Gerdy Jeremie’s beating by two agents of Haiti’s paramilitary police (UDMO) came to court on Thursday, December 11, 2014 for a hearing, as agreed. The hearing did not take place, however, because the dean of the court, Robert Cadet, had ordered the premises to be shut down.
By Staff, AHP | Translated from the French by Dady Chery for Haiti Chery | Editorial comment by Dady Chery. Thirteen human rights organizations have signed a memorandum to reject neo-dictatorship in Haiti after Michel Martelly declared that, if there could not be local elections in Haiti by January 12, 2015, he would rule by decree. (English | French)