Interview: Haitian-Born Author Dady Chery Dissects Haiti’s Ongoing Occupation

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Interview of Dady Chery With Gilbert Mercier, Haiti Chery | New Junkie Post. A few months ago we decided to launch News Junkie Post Press, aka NJP Press. Dady Chery will be the first author published by us; Gilbert Mercier will be next in line. On the occasion, Mercier introduced Chery’s book and conducted this interview.

L’Idéal Dessalinien

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Par Michel-Ange Cadet | Haiti Chery. Qu’en est-il aujourd’hui de cet idéal? Qu’en est-il de cette révolution et surtout où nous nous sommes perdus comme nation, comme peuple? Nous devons reprendre la révolution là ou elle a été interrompue. Si non, pensons une autre révolution avec les mêmes idéaux révolutionnaires de Dessalines: liberté, une société égalitaire, sans aucune discrimination, et l’intégrité du territoire où nous serons maitre de notre destinée.

Adyjeangardy Gets International History Prize for ‘History of Haiti’s Arawak Indians’

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By Amos Cincir, Omega World News | Haiti Chery. Translated by Dady Chery for Haiti Chery. Historian and career journalist Ady Jean-Gardy, who signs his name Adyjeangardy, was awarded the French Academy Institute of Arts and Letters International History Prize during the weekend of May 2-3, 2015 for his work, “Histoires des Indiens Arawaks d’Haiti” (History of Haiti’s Arawak Indians). (English | French)

Pensée impériale

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Par Michel-Ange Cadet, Haiti Chery | Tableaux de Gerard Fortuné. “Leurs intérêts pour l’homme, les races humaines, et les nations se réduisent à ce que ces hommes peuvent leur rapporter. L’appétit pour l’or, la richesse, la gloire, et pour dominer et assujettir constituent l’essence même de l’idéal impérial.”

Hypothesis for a New Revolution in HaitiL’hypothèse d’une nouvelle révolution en Haïti

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By Michel Ange Cadet, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Revolution is mental because it emanates, first and foremost, from a collective consciousness. One must take stock of one’s own predicament. It makes one imagine another way to live. It makes one dream. And this in turn forces us out of our indifference to act, so that we stop dreaming but enact and give life to a common ideal. (English | French)

Francois Duvalier Interview in English, 1968

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By Alan Whicker and Frank Pocklington, BBC, ITV, Yorkshire Television | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Selected scenes of 1968 Haiti, plus a remarkably extensive and candid interview, in English, between a quite fearless British reporting team and Francois Duvalier.

Le génie de Chavez: Par Fidel CastroLa genialidad de Chávez: Por Fidel Castro

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Par Fidel Castro | Cuba Debate, Haiti Chery. “Moi qui ai abordé bien souvent des problèmes difficiles dans de longs discours, en m’efforçant toujours au maximum de bien faire comprendre mes idées, j’ai du mal à m’expliquer comment ce militaire d’origine modeste, mais à l’esprit agile et au talent sans pareil, a été capable d’un tel déploiement d’éloquence sans perdre la voix ni ses forces. La politique est pour moi le combat prolongé et résolu des idées…. Si cette science ou cet art ou comme on veut l’appeler servait au bien de l’humanité, elle mériterait du respect, celui-là même que méritent ceux qui apprennent aux autres l’habitude de penser.” (Français | Espagnol)

Happy Bastille Day! Ah, ça ira!

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By Fred E. Foldvary, The Progress Report | Ah, ça ira!: Lyrics by Ladré, music by Bécourt, Chansons historiques de France, YouTube | Edith Piaf, YouTube. July 14 is celebrated as Bastille Day in France. The Bastille was a prison in Paris that the people stormed and seized in 1789, starting the French Revolution that toppled King Louis XVI and the aristocracy. (Lyrics and videos included)

Three Poems By Pablo NerudaTres poemas de Pablo Neruda

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By Pablo Neruda, with English translations by Donald D. Walsh: The Mountain and the River, Poverty, Little America, from the collection The Captain’s Verses (Los Versos del Capitan). New Directions Publishing, bilingual edition, 1988. Chilean poet Pablo Neruda is regarded as one of the greatest poets to have ever lived. His death in September 1973, shortly after the Chilean coup d’etat led by Augusto Pinochet, remains a topic for speculation.(English | Spanish)

Sandino: Beyond Borrowed Masks, True IdentitySandino : el abandono del disfraz a favor de la identidad

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By Toni Solo, Tortilla con Sal, Haiti Chery | Introduction by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Imperialist collaborators take pride in the degree to which they assume the posture and masks they borrow from the oppressors of the world’s peoples, the United States and Europe. The predecessors of Augusto Cesar Sandino and inheritors of his legacy make it possible for people to abandon those masks so as to recognize their own faces, know their own minds and find their own souls. (English | Spanish)

Charlemagne Peralte’s Call to Arms, Declaration of WarL’appel de Charlemagne Péralte aux armes et sa déclaration de guerre

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By Charlemagne Peralte, Haiti Chery. “Despite the principles of international law usually adopted by civilized nations,… the American Government got involved in the internal affairs of the small republic of Haiti and imposed a rule whose approval by the Haitian Parliament was guaranteed enforced by military occupation….”

Cinco de Mayo Battle of Puebla Victory Over the French

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By Christopher Minster, Latin American History/About.com. Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the victory over French forces on May 5, 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. The French attacked Mexico to try to collect a debt from this country after Mexican President Benito Juarez declared bankruptcy from a civil war, but the French were soundly defeated by a cavalry led by young General Porfirio Diaz.

From Haymarket to Occupy May 1, 2012: A Day Without the 99% (UPDATED)

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By Syed Hussan, Mary-Elizabeth Dill, and Abeer Majeed, Rabble | Occupy Oakland | Occupy Wall Street | YouTube | Haiti Chery. Occupy May Day in Oakland and New York will be joined by workers the world over. Get informed about the events. Read about the contributions of immigrants to the history of labor and the designation of May 1st as International Workers’ Day. UPDATES: April 30, Peter Seeger’s ” L’Internationale”; May 1, videos of oakland protesters marching early in the day and of later attack on a young woman by police.

Breadfruit With Okra – Tomtom ak Kalalou Gombo – Veritab ak Gombo

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By Jean Edner Dorvil in: A Taste of Haiti (Hyppocrene books, NY) | Introduction and recommendations by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Tomtom ak Kalalou Gombo is now considered to be traditional to the town of Jeremie in southern Haiti, but in colonial times this was the everyday dish of the Haitians. It is never eaten alone.