10 Reasons Why UN Occupation of Haiti Must End
Dady Chery

A demonstrator runs to avoid tear gas fired by police and UN soldiers during a protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. Following days of rioting in northern Haiti over suspicions that U.N. soldiers introduced a cholera epidemic that has killed more than 1,000 people, protesters in Haiti's capital clashed with police Thursday lashing out at U.N. peacekeepers and the government, blocking roads and attacking foreigners' vehicles. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

By Dady Chery Haiti Chery The worst crime of the United Nations Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), which the UN Security Council extended on April 13, 2017 and will rename United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) after Oct. 15, … Continue reading

When Will MINUSTAH Leave Haiti?
Dady Chery

A man sharpens his machete inside Port-au-Prince's Petionville Club, a golf and tennis resort where some 50,000 Haitians displaced by the earthquake have set up makeshift shelters. The residents of the sprawling camp have also opened barbershops, beauty salons, and a market.

UPDATES UPDATE #1, March 23, 2017. Do not be fooled by the United Nations’ recent fielding of the idea that it would withdraw from Haiti by removing its 2,370 troops from the country by October 2017. First of all, since … Continue reading

United Nations (UNHCR) Census Targeted Dominicans of Haitian Ancestry to Be Denationalized
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Dominican Constitutional Court Ruling TC168 of September 23, 2013 denationalizes over 200,000 Black Dominicans belonging to four generations whose ancestors entered the Dominican Republic between 1929 and 2007.

MINUSTAH’s Cholera Kleptocracy Prepares to Stay in Haiti | Cleptocracia do Cólera da MINUSTAH Prepara-se Para Ficar no Haiti
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. The great majority of Haitians categorically reject the UN force, and Haiti’s Senate passed a resolution in September 2011 that called for withdrawal of the troops by October 2012. Nevertheless, the groundwork is once again carefully laid for renewal of the UN mandate. With a yearly budget of more than half a billion dollars at stake, the disregard for democracy is total. (English | Portuguese)

Human Rights Watch in DRC: Watchdog or Master Puppeteer?

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By Albert Rudatsimburwa, The New Times Rwanda. How can the UN mission MONUSCO, with all its military and logistical capacity, be taken to lesser account than Human Rights Watch (HRW), an organisation with questionable access to information? The campaign accusing Rwanda of involvement in the eastern Congo (DRC) is a skillfully executed mass media lobbying by HRW through one of its most valuable players, Anneke Van Woudenberg.

Kagame: ‘Permanent Aid Can Make a Person Become Useless’

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By Gahiji Innocent, News of Rwanda. President Paul Kagame gave a rare interview to the Harvard International Review on the heels of a new investment deal with China and the establishment of sovereign fund that has raised some Rwf 15 billion in two weeks. But even with Chinese cash and investments pouring into Rwanda, Mr Kagame says the ultimate decision about the development of Africa remains with Africans. With regard to Rwanda, Kagame said: “No nation, even the ones who supported the genocide, owes us a favor…. I have said many times to our people, ‘Why should the taxpayers of another nation put food in our mouths and for how long?'”

We Must Kill the Bandits: Kevin Pina Documentary on MINUSTAH, Reviewed By Dady Chery
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Kevin Pina, video | Dady Chery, review, Haiti Chery. This documentary video is the definitive account of Haiti’s most recent anti-imperialist revolt. The video covers the actions of Fanmi Lavalas supporters, the Multinational Interim Force (MIF) with the U.S., Canada and France, and the so-called United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) during the year after Aristide’s removal. (English text, Video in English | Portuguese).

U.N. Uses Private Military and Security Contractors

By Kim-Jenna Jurriaans, IPS | UPDATE from Haiti Chery. The United Nations is increasingly hiring Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) for its missions across the world, raising concerns over the use of firms known for participation in human rights abuses, as well as an overall lack of accountability structures governing these contractors within the U.N. system. UPDATE 1: DynCorp boasts of having trained 400 “Haitian police” and is awarded a $48.6 million contract to insert 100 contractors and 10 advisors into the “UN police force” in Haiti.

Drones, Cholera in Broadened UN ‘Peacekeeping’ MandateLe ‘mandat étendu’ de la MINUSTAH

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PRESS RELEASE, UN via RadioTV Caraibes | Translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The heads of the UN peacekeeping missions forces in the Congo (MONUSCO), Haiti (MINUSTAH) and South Sudan (MISNUSS) said today to keep in mind that these operations have broad mandates: from classical peacekeeping to conflict mitigation, and even the fight against cholera. (English | French)

Blues for Bad Girls, Part 1: Don’t Start Me to Talking, Stop Watching Your Enemies
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. So many superb blues for bad girls! This was a tough choice. In the end, I picked Etta James’s marvelous rendition of Sonny Boy Williamson’s “Don’t Start Me to Talking,” and one of Koko Taylor’s many excellent versions of her own song “Stop Watching Your Enemies” because they are an excellent commentary on the week’s news about France’s possible role in Rwanda’s genocide and UNASUR’s decision on a slow military withdrawal from Haiti.

UN Documents and Belgian Peacekeeper Implicate French Authorities in Rwanda GenocideDes documents de l’ONU et un casque bleu belge impliquent les autorités françaises dans le génocide à Rwanda

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By Linda Melvern, Liberation | Translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. A recently discovered United Nations list revealed that on the eve of the 1994 genocide the Rwandan army possessed French ground-to-air missiles that France was banned from exporting at that time. Belgian peacekeeper Yves Teyssier testified that the night before the April 6, 1994 attack he was blocked by Rwandan army from entering the Camp Kanombe area, and the next day he heard a UN colleague’s voice report on UN radio that two missiles were fired at president Habyarimana’s plane from the camp. (English|French)

Withdraw UNASUR’s UN Troops from Haiti!

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By Staff (sgl/emw/mgt/jrr) Prensa Latina | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. At a meeting of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Member countries discussed a timetable for South America’s gradual military withdrawal from MINUSTAH. But the withdrawal plan so far looks more like one for a gradual replacement of Latin American troops with Asian and African troops.

Corruption by ‘Peacekeeping’: The Lure of Foreign Exchange

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By Staff, AFP via AsiaOne | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Bangladeshi UN “peacekeepers” have sent home nearly $1.24 billion during the past three years. In 2010 Bangladesh sent its first female MINUSTAH contingent — a group of 110 — to Haiti to support the military occupation that followed a US-France-Canada coup against democratically elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Financial Enslavement of West Africans By France

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By Antoine Roger Lokongo, Pambazuka News. Francophone Africans from 14 countries deposit 65 percent of their hard currencies yearly into the French Treasury, without French nationality or access to the public goods and services available to French taxpayers. Close to 1,500 billion CFA (Communauté Financière d’Afrique common currency) francs generated from the surplus of West African states’ foreign reserves are placed on the foreign stock markets and out of the reach of the Africans who own the money. In addition the French force money payments, like an Ivory Coast compensation for the recent war.