Another worthless UN donor pledging session set for March 31st in New York

31 March, 2010 — HLLN

Recommended HLLN Links: The Quake – PBS Frontline Watch it on-line to.pbs.org/aFRNYT

The PBS series FRONTLINE airs The Quake to.pbs.org/9jXGvB

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– Ezili Dant Note: On the March 31st UN pledging session

Another worthless UN donor pledging session set for March 31st in New York

It is the big world charity industry and security consultancies that make out like fat rats in every Haiti crisis, not the little Haiti town mayor who wants a cut of the trickle down…

If one just looks back at the flooding of Gonaives, Haiti in 2004 and 2008, just at that one Haiti example, and calculate how much money was raised by the World Relief Organizations, the NGOs, the UN, US State Department consultancies, the European Union, Canada, et al, in the name of rebuilding and bringing relief to the people of Gonaives, in those two instances combined, you’ll see that conservatively more than $3 billion dollars were collectively raised by these Internationals, their NGOs and private US charities to reconstruct and provide hurricane relief, flood rebuilding, food, water, medicine and shelter to the people Gonaives, Haiti. Today, the people of Gonaives are still walking on muddy roads. Little was rebuilt and the people will tell you they mostly got no help other than food and water in the first couple of weeks when the media cameras where on. (HLLN To-Tell-The-Truth-About-Haiti Forum (Excerpt – bit.ly/cSpvDp)

Ezili Dant Note: On the March 31st UN pledging session

People in the U.S. must wake up from the fantasy that the nation is always a just and good force in the world to the reality that it is an Empire with ruling elements that have and will do anything to keep it that way and keep hidden the genocidal ways it got there: the violent exploitation of the Earth’s resources and people.

Haitis reality – its unrelenting effort as an independent nation to exist in a hostile American Mediterranean and surrounded worldwide by hostile trade “partners,” witnesses to this. The 2010 earthquake shows nothing if not that the over 10,000 so-called charities/NGOs in Haiti, the 9,000 UN soldiers there for 6-years after the Bush Regime Change where promoting the rule of the profit-over-people global elites and excluding and profiting off the poor majority. We cannot go forward towards a new and just Haiti for the poor majority without that under(inner)-standing.

All rebuilding discussions/plans that excludes Haitis majority participation and reality will be for naught. The Preval government is a government under occupation and UN tutelage for the benefit of the US/Euros. (See, Oil, gas, gold, copper, etc., in Haiti equals US occupation onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_5558.shtml and Oil in Haiti, reasons for the US occupation, Part 2 bit.ly/d7f8Cw)

The NGOs, USAID, IMF/World Bank and UN have entrenched the rule of the anti-democratic Haitian Oligarchy not that of sustainable development for Haitis majority. The Quake shows their failures. What works is Haitian direct help to Haitians. What works is international solidarity as shown and brought to application by the Cuban doctors in Haiti. To built on the failures of the International community and its self-serving NGO class is to disrespect the lost lives and health of Haitians due to foreign-imposed poverty and “do-gooder works” before the quake and rendered unimaginable by the quake. To built on what actually works and get rid of the UN, USAID, the NGOs, will be moving towards justice and sustainable Haitianist development.

Haiti doesnt need another patriarchic and worthless donor pledging session as set to take place today, March 31st in New York at the UN. It needs for these rotten and according to Einstein, insane folks who do the same thing expecting different results, to go away, get themselves an honorable job where they dont profit while masturbating on Haitis pain, imposed poverty and dependency. Give what works a fighting chance at helping Haitians help themselves.

See – Changing Haiti’s Paradigm : Haitians must rebuild Haiti not the failed Internationals (UN/USAID/Clinton/IFIs/NGO poverty pimp industry in Haiti)

HLLN 14-points to Return Haiti’s Sovereignty and Mobilize For Conscious Relief and Rebuilding with Human Rights, Healing and Dignity bit.ly/9lXlRF

Ezili Dant/HLLN Vodun Remembrance to Honor Quake Victims www.margueritelaurent.com/photogallery/JeteDlo/1.html

Tell the Truth About Haiti Forum with Ezili Dant of HLLN bit.ly/cSpvDp

A message to Paul Farmer, the Senate, Dobbins & Francois bit.ly/dbjfio

U.S. AID go home! bit.ly/b2UE1z and,

THE SLAVERY IN HAITI THE MEDIA WON’T EXPOSE bit.ly/1zFCt

The Sweatshop Hoax bit.ly/a7TtCs

Haiti and the Aid Racket How NGOs are Profiting Off a Grave Situation bit.ly/cuPYdo

HLLN To-Tell-The-Truth-About-Haiti Forum (Excerpt – bit.ly/cSpvDp)

It is the big world charity industry and security consultancies that make out like fat rats in every Haiti crisis, not the little Haiti town mayor who wants a cut of the trickle down…

Its more than two months after the earthquake and the media coverage seemingly has forgotten that the fleecing of aid dollars earmarked for Haiti’s earthquake victims happens BEFORE the trickle down aid gets to Haiti. So, instead of focusing on the fact that less than one cent from every aid dollar collected, in the name of Haiti’s pain, gets to the Haitian government, the media assist the charity and NGO industry in Haiti by focusing their reporting on the smallest of corruptions, that of the Haitian official who wants a portion of the food, water or tents actually reaching Haiti. The big crooks, the corrupt World Relief organizations, USAID, UN and their NGOs and the 10,000 charities in Haiti masturbating on Black pain in the name of “helping Haitians” get free passes.

Right now, the UN, USAID, US State Department, European Union, everyone, is anxiously weighing in on the game to rebuild Port au Prince, just as they did when Gonaives – the Northern coastal town that got flooded by hurricanes in 2004 and then again in the four back-to-back hurricanes of 2008. For us Haitians it’s an old song, just different Haitians suffering and dying, different Haiti town that has crumbled, foreign reconstruction monies never rebuilds where the poorest live. That’s a period, not a comma. Remember Katrina. Remember Rawanda, Remember Clinton with Rawanda, Bush with Katrina and don’t forget the role of the Red Cross in both.

If one just looks back at the flooding of Gonaives, Haiti in 2004 and 2008, just at that one Haiti example, and calculate how much money was raised by the World Relief Organizations, the NGOs, the UN, US State Department consultancies, the European Union, Canada, et al, in the name of rebuilding and bringing relief to the people of Gonaives, in those two instances combined, you’ll see that conservatively more than $3 billion dollars were collectively raised by these Internationals, their NGOs and private US charities to reconstruct and provide hurricane relief, flood rebuilding, food, water, medicine and shelter to the people Gonaives, Haiti. Today, the people of Gonaives are still walking on muddy roads. Little was rebuilt and the people will tell you they mostly got no help other than food and water in the first couple of weeks when the media cameras where on.

Thats why at Ezili HLLN we forgo the UN, USAID, OAS donor conferences on rebuilding and reconstructing Port au Prince. We know the story. We are the Haitians who’ve endured and know well the international corruption. Like most of Haiti and Haitians, one-third of our friends and colleagues in the poorest areas perished in the January 12, 2010 earthquake.

It’s not possible to absorb this unless you become more than you were on January 11, 2010. And for us, who work at the Ezili Dant Witness Project and the Ezili HLLNetwork there are no words to capture the pain, grief and suffering especially as we’ve never recovered from the two Bush coup d’etat’s and death squad ravages in 1991, 2004, the slaughters of the UN and imposed-Boca Raton regime from 2004 and 2006. Not to mention what was lost in hurricanes in 2004 and 2008.

One Haitian heading for Haiti who we advised to be careful, responded “I’m dead already.” I supposed that’s very true. For to survive and recover from such staggering, unfathomable cruelties doesn’t seem possible. But, we’ve indeed survive US/Euro containment in poverty for centuries and overcome their donors lyrical waxing about rebuilding/reconstructing Haiti in their images since Haiti’s endless Independence Debt began. Weve so been through this too many times before. US/Euro aid and donor monies go to State Department cronies, former USAID-mission directors and their ex-employees who have set up NGO charities and security firms. They gobble up monies raised in the name of poor Haitians and then later on count on the mainstream media’s colonial narrative on Haiti to play the Haiti cant absorb aid song or the “Haitian government is weak” chorus refrain or the ever racist “Haiti is corrupt and inherently violent” 206-year-old symphony.

When all is said and done its an old story and only the Haiti neophyte, idiot or the ridiculously optimistic go to these meetings where the agenda is not set by Haitians but by foreigners looking out for themselves. At the end of the day, after shipping fees, NGO salaries and apportioning current disaster funds for the NGO’s future disaster fund coffers, what aid actually ends up in Haiti is mostly rotted food that doesn’t reach the most needy of the poor.

The only relief that is sustainable, dignified, humane and that actually works in Haiti is Haitians helping Haitians. And that is why as a Haiti-led, Haiti capacity building organization, Ezilis HLLN is currently mobilizing help to continue our educational work, our public advocacy work, to assist the earthquake victims and long-term sustainable development.

We are on a fundraising tour with the Haiti Forum and doing teach-ins about Haiti that will provide real information about the NGO charity and World Relief/humanitarian industry in Haiti, and all over the developing world, that has, since the end of the Cold War taken on the role of pushing US foreign interests and neoliberalism abroad.

Neoliberalism and US regime change in Haiti destroys and weakens popular governments the US does not think are corporate-friendly enough and then, instead of justice being done, their charity industry rush in, as a political tool, to empower only certain voices amenable to US interests. President Aristide was twice removed, not because the US /Euros wanted to improve Haiti’s human rights and corruption record, but because the US corporatocracy was angry he had raised the minimum wage and simply terrified, that like Cuba and Venezuela, he might nationalize Haiti’s – oil, gas, gold, copper, iridium, uranium et al… – resources to improve the people’s living standards. There’s no question now, as HLLN has documented in these last 6-years of UN/US occupation, that Haiti has significant reserves of oil, gas, gold, copper, iridium, uranium, limestone, coal and other strategic mineral deposits.

In Haiti, its the voice of the Haitian oligarchy and the anti-Lavalas cartel that is empowered by the NGO industry and USAID programs. That is what the Red Cross, World Vision, Clinton Global Initiative, Catholic Relief Services, CARE International, Save the Children, UNICEF, the UN presence, et al.. – the over 10,000 charities in Haiti – are there to institute in Haiti, not impartial relief, human rights, inclusion and dignity for the Black majority. Humanitarian aid is the tool they hide behind in order to carry out their funding-country’s political, cultural and social purposes. And, of course, as well to garner huge economic profit off Haitis poverty, misery, imposed fratricide and mostly man-made and foreign-manufactured crisis. (US Aid Go Home! by John canham-Clyne & Worth Cooley-Prost, In These Times, Jan. 8, 1996.)

Crisis that originates mostly from US/Euro neo-liberalism policies or natural disasters that are made much worst by US/Euro financial colonialism, racism, false benevolence and false charity. This Haiti reality is fully explained at our HLLN Haiti Forums, the consciousness-raising arm of HLLN’s FreeHaitiMovement. (For full essay, go to bit.ly/cSpvDp)

Recommended HLLN Links:

Haitian Women: Rea Dol vs. the Republic of NGOs bit.ly/aLzrWN

Oil in Haiti, reasons for the US occupation, Part 2 bit.ly/d7f8Cw

Part 1 of Oil in Haiti as the economic reasons for the US/UN bit.ly/IausQ

Haiti’s Riches bit.ly/l960t

BIG OIL BEHIND HAITI QUAKE? By Victor Thorn | www.americanfreepress.net/html/haiti_oil__210.html

Oil, gas, gold, copper, etc., in Haiti equals US occupation By Jerry Mazza | Online Journal Associate Editor onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_5558.shtml

Interview with Ezili Dant on Mining in Haiti bit.ly/viqxn;

Audio: Interview on mining in Haiti bit.ly/r6Iei

Answers to media questions about Haiti bit.ly/bxJcRK

Forwarded by Ezili’s Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network

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