‘Protesters in Haiti Say Moise Victory Amounts to ‘Electoral Coup’; Some parties maintain their supporters were denied the right to vote and many are taking to the streets despite campaign of intimidation, says journalist Margaret Prescod’
(the transcript), but the title pretty much says it all.
According to the non-1% Haitian Twitterverse, Prescod seems to have low-balled the zeitgeist both pre- and post-election, as you’ll see.
If it seems lazy on my part to present storifies so often, well, it is in a way. But I also love the immediacy of tweets as representing the vox populi, as well as the images, which are creative commons (in the public sphere). This one of necessity will work backwards in time for the most part.
@DadyChery : “UPDATE #3, November 29, 2016. Mainstream Press Cheers Rigged Elections”
@DadyChery Nov 30 #MSM correspondents on #HaitiElections = reactionary force; don’t want2 lose cushy jobs/whites-only villas/maids. They love JM 4 prez.
@DadyChery Nov 30 @Perspectiv84 @BBC @AP @AlJazeera @Reuters @AFP @moisejovenel “Same US MSM picked Evans Paul as Haiti PM in ’14, Hillary in ’16 as Dem choice”
@HaitiInfoProj Nov 24: “Vote buying scheme 4 Jovenel Moise w/$250G phone cards outside & near polling stations on election day.” (the cards were from Digitel Corp)
My fave ‘the Haitian blogger‘ (‘The Zen Haitian’, Chantal Laurent) quotes From Ezili Danto, Nov. 25: ‘Bill, Hillary Clinton and the U.S. Duopoly colonial subjugation and exploitation in Haiti’
“Haiti riches are the economic reasons these foreigners interfere in the internal affairs of Haiti to bring human subjugation and exploitation. Its billions in gold, the Digicel cell phone and mobile money monopoly, Bigio’s Port Lafito transshipment privatized ports and borders, the vast Haiti oil and gas and the illegal Michel Martelly decrees giving lands, offshore islands and unconstitutional mining permits to Clinton Foundation extraction companies and donors.
This is why Gilbert Bigio, the wealthiest beneficiary of colonialism and corporate welfare in Haiti, along with big Clinton Foundation donors such as the telecommunication giant, Digicel; the extraction companies like Newmont Mining; as well as the Antonia Sola campaign “fixers”; the UN and Obama’s Haiti coordinator, Kenneth Merten and his Haiti ambassador, Peter Mulrean, all, are so desperate to doctor up the November 20, 2016 elections in favor of the Martelly replica, Jovenel Moise. But they’ve been caught red handed. 2016 is not 2010 or 2015.
The whole purpose for Haiti re-running the elections from 2015 again was to remove foreign influence from them. Yet, early reports from the top three candidates – Moise Jean Charles, Jude Celestin and Maryse Narcisse – facing off PHTK’s Jovenel Moise, is that the colonial attempt to steal the Haiti elections again was worst on November 20, 2016 than in October 2015! Voter lists were not signed by two election officials as required and there are complaints from the three top candidates that the ballots casts were by people not on the voter registration lists.”
That page of Dante’s narrates the 2015 stolen election by way of text and great graphics.
Ezili Danto of the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network (a noteworthy site):
On Oct. 14, 2016 the UN extended its mandate to occupy Haiti for at least another six months due to the massive devastation of the island nation by hurricane Matthew. Given the (USian client) UN’s ‘help and aid’ ‘stabilization force for some™’ in post earthquake 2010, many everyday Haitians are not happy about it. hello cholera, hello sexual abuse, hello UN troops firing on protestors and ‘looters’, well, you get the drift.
The election results are due to be ‘certified’ on Dec. 29. Reuters had reported without irony yesterday that only 20% of the population had voted, and that Moise had said in an interview that he would root out corruption, appoint anti-corruption judges, and implement constitutional reforms.
“Moise also pledged to overhaul the economy, making particular mention of agriculture, tourism and construction. [he forgot sweatshops]
“I can’t say in five years I will make Haiti 100 percent self-sufficient (in food),” said Moise, an agricultural entrepreneur known on the campaign trail as the “Banana Man.”
“I think that if Haiti is not self-sufficient in food, it is because we have stopped working,” he added.”
From Dady Chery’s website:
The Peace of Wild Things
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
~ Wendell Berry
Clinton family: do you have any idea as to how many everyday Haitans would love to spit on your graves?
On the other hand, some good news. In his Nov. 25 ‘The 2016 Presidential Elections: a Report From Nicaragua’, election observer S. Brian Willson writes at CP:
“My first exposure to Nicaragua occurred in early 1986, thirty years ago, during the Reagan Contra terrorist war (1981-1990) ravaging the entire society with murders, rapes, arsons, and assassinations, attempting to overthrow the Sandinista (FSLN) -led revolution.” [snip] (and that even with all the US NED bucks trying to prevent it):
“…the FSLN (Sandinista Liberation Front Party) won 70 of the 92 seats (76%) in the National Assembly, and its Presidential candidate, the much maligned revolutionary fighter Daniel Ortega, won with 72.5% of the vote of 3.8 million registered Nicaraguans.”
And because: V Arnold: ‘Thailand’s Crown Prince Becomes New King’, telesurtv.net Is this a good thing, V?