4/28/17

Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News & Blog Review | Stop Imperialism Radio, TPS, Guy Philippe, Nan Sole







Join me this Friday night (tonight) at 9PM as I bring you an excerpt of my latest chat with geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser of  stopimperialism.org, Stop Imperialism Radio and Counterpunch Radio, clips of this week's news in Haitian media, as well as some good music:

Pawol ak Mizik opening segment with Misty Jean, live from Haiti (30 minutes) | Preview of Alice's chat with Eric Draitser on Stop Imperialism Radio titled Haiti: Poverty, Occupation and the Anti-Colonial Struggle  where we discussed MINUSTAH's withdrawal, the Moise presidency and more | Eritye Papa Desalin's take on Guy Philippe guilty plea, Hillary's upcoming visit to Medgar Evers and TPS | Nan Sole fundraiser this weekend for self-determining agriculture i.e. production of kasav in Bainet.


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4/20/17

Legacy of 1804 | HLLN Petition to the UN for Reparations #LOF1804









Join me this Friday at 9PM to discuss the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network's (HLLN) petition to the UN's Secretary General demanding reparations, with co-host Hugues Girard, Jean St-Vil and callers.  Now in its 13th year in Haiti, the UN ''peacekeeping" MINUSTAH mission has been accused of child sex trafficking, rape and negligent infection of over 800,000 Haitians with cholera.

Also: Senator Youri Latortue wants MINUSTAH to help train an army, not just the police force in its last 6 months in the country. What should we make of this?

In our opening Pawol ak Mizik segment, award-winning singer TiFane will join us to discuss her return to the music scene.

Soundtrack (all songs by TiFane, in that order): Sekrè-a (Anprent, 2010)  | Ede'm Leve (Anprent, 2010) | Souke Sa (Sous La Peau, 2012)

Listen live at the player below on kiskeacity.com  or  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/04/22/legacy-of-1804-hlln-petition-to-the-un-for-reparations-lof1804. You can also listen live only on the phone at 714-242-6119.




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4/14/17

Legacy of 1804 | @UN Votes to Withdraw @MINUSTAH | What Next? #LOF1804 #Haiti












Join me this Friday  (tonight) at 9PM to discuss the UN's vote to remove its "peacekeeping" forces by October of this year.  Is this just a re-brand? What now?

Georges Bossous Jr. of Word and Action will be our guest to offer expertise from his experience as a psychotherapist on healing Haiti's children of the sexual abuse and rape endemic to the UN occupation and very present in Haitian churches.


Musical Moment with Patrick Handal of Skandal. Is this hitmaker of 90's Konpa Nouvèl Jenerasyon making a comeback with his new single Santim Wo? He will join us in an interlude to answer.

Soundtrack (in that order, all songs by Patrick Handal of Skandal): 1) Ti Bway (2017 Remix,   50 Kòb, fothcoming); 2) Santim Wo (2017 single, 50 Kòb, forthcoming)


Listen live at the player below on kiskeacity.com  or http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/04/15/legacy-of-1804-un-votes-to-remove-minustah-whats-next-lof1804. You can also listen live only on the phone at 714-242-6119.




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Georges Bossous Jr.
talked about Word and Action's main goal: to create a full-service rape crisis and healing center in Haiti. He also discussed the recent sets of settlements to boys in Haiti who were sexually abused by Christian missionary Douglas Perlitz. The boys, most of whom now live in the streets, were each awarded $300K by Connecticut courts but no therapy, financial management or guidance.  Bossous strongly urges that whatever future settlements are awarded by the UN or other NGO's and missionaries adopt a wholistic approach incorporating healing.

Between 00:31 and 00:50 we were joined by Patrick Handal of Skandal who discussed the context of the rise of Konpa Nouvelle Génération after the departure of Baby Doc in 1986. We listened to a soon-to-be-released remix of his 1988 hit Ti-Bway and his new single and video Santim Wo. All will be featured on an upcoming comeback album titled 50 Kòb.

Listen to the full show to hear frequent contributors Hugues Girard, Daniella Bien-Aime and Jafrikayiti weigh in on Ezili Dantò's proposed demands to the UN Secretary General. (That discussion is in the last 25 Minutes of the show.)


Articles/Clips discussed during the show:




4/7/17

Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News & Blog Review | UN & Pastor Rape, Merten Visit Aftermath, Prisons #LOF1804










Join me this Friday (tonight) at 9PM as I go over media clips and articles on the latest on the UN sexual violence and trafficking crisis in Haiti, more on the aftermath of Kenneth Merten's recent appearance at Brooklyn College and the pernicious nature of foreign aid to Haiti in the form of prisons.

You can listen live or archived at the below player or at  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/04/08/legacy-of-1804-haiti-news-blog-review-un-pastor-rape-merten-prisons.  You can also listen live only at 714-242-6119.






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POST-SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

In addition to playing clips of recent media interventions by Dahoud André of Komokoda (on Kenneth Merten at Brooklyn College) and Ezili Dantò (on UN rape), we were joined live on the topic of rape by Cynthia Verna and Georges Bossous Jr of Word and Action. And of course Hugues Girard co-hosted.

00:00-17:00 Intro, quick Haiti news roundup

17:00 - 45:00 Komokoda reacts to Kenneth Merten visit and survey what they believe is wrong with the Haitian Studies Institute

45:00 - 1:30:00 What is statutory rape?  Is Pastor Billy Léveillé guilty of it? A conversation with rape victim advocate Cynthia Verna and Georges Bossous Jr. of Word and Action.

1:30:00 - End  The latest on UN and rape in Haiti as explained by Ezili Dantò on recent media appearances.



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3/31/17

Legacy of 1804 | Kenneth Merten Bamboozles Haitians in Brooklyn #LOF1804 #Haiti














Join me this Friday night (tonight) at 9PM as I summarize and play various reactions to U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Merten's recent visit to Brooklyn where he purported to offer a Retrospective of US Foreign policy in Haiti after two panelists who conveniently spoke only of Haitian government weaknesses. Merten's remarks looking back at US Foreign policy in the last 20 or so years were very short and he scraped the surface of the many serious blows dealt to Haitian rice farming, the Black pig and to the country's infrastructure through the 90s embargo.

But most of all, Merten bamboozled the community when questions were raised about his involvement in announcing election results in 2010 that were contrary to what two electoral council members and a former OAS official found to be the actual result.

The event was protested by KOMOKODA, a grassroots organization who felt Brooklyn College should not have invited someone with Merten's destructive policies towards Haiti to speak at the new Haitian Studies Institute.

Listen to reactions by Dahoud Andre of Komokoda, Daniella Bien-Aimé of the Bien-Aimé Post and Hugues Girard, among others.



You can listen live or archived at the below player or at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/04/01/legacy-of-1804-amb-kenneth-merten-bamboozles-haitians-in-brooklyn-lof1804. You can also listen live only at 714-242-6119.




(This show will likely be pre-recorded as I am jet-lagged and away at an open knowledge conference but there is a chance I may do it live. Please be indulgent as technical problems may arise from my hotel wifi.)



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Another amazing show full of serendipity what with Professor Claude Joseph, one of Merten's co-panelists calling in to offer his views of the event. We were also joined by none other than Dady Chéry of the News Junkie Post who offered, along with Hugues Girard, that listeners and guests of this show need our own think tank, one not commandeered by the State Department or dismissive of the protests and concerns of entrenched Brooklyn community groups such as Komokoda. 

We listened to clips of questions asked of Merten at the event by Daniella Bien-Aimé and me respectively on Merten's changing of official elections results in 2010 and the US' role in centralizing the Haitian government in Port-au-Prince. 

We also discussed panelist Vanessa Léon's implied thesis that the problem with US Foreign Policy in Haiti is Haitians and the Haitian government.


More highlights below.

3/23/17

Legacy of 1804 | Cynthia Verna & Daniella Bien-Aime | Rape, Mobile App Solutions #LOF1804 #Haiti








Join me this Friday at 9PM as I welcome Cynthia Verna and Daniella Bien-Aimé to discuss rape and sex trafficking in Haiti and answer the question: is there a way to use technology to prevent these problems?

Cynthia Verna is a popular chef and rape survivor, author of Calvaires: Viols ... et autres souffrances.



Daniella Bien-Aimé offers musings on Haiti and technology at The Bien-Aimé Post.



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You can listen live or archived at the below player or at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/03/25/legacy-of-1804-cynthia-verna-daniella-bien-aim-rape-trafficking-tech. You can also listen live only at 714-242-6119.










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POST-SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

So much was accomplished on this show and so many seeds were planted! Especially in the last 35 minutes or so, when Ezili Dantò called in. Almost a perfect storm.


3/17/17

Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News & Blog Review | Boulos scolds Sweet Micky? #LOF1804









Join me this Friday night at 9:30PM (not 9!)  as I discuss the latest Haiti news with Hugues Girard.

Topics:

Reginal Boulos' very official scolding or Sweet Micky aka Former President Michel Martelly | Haitian Prime Ministers and taxes | Trump's statements on foreign aid and whether Haiti really needs it | Guy Philippe's admission that he colluded with Washington to overthrow Aristide.



Listen live or archived at the player below or  at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/03/18/legacy-of-1804-haiti-news-blog-review-boulos-scolds-sweet-micky-lof1804. Listen on the phone (live only) at 714-242-6119.






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3/10/17

Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News and Blog Review | Préval Autopsy? #LOF1804












Join me tonight at 9PM as I am joined by Samuel Maxime of Sentinel.ht and Hugues Girard to discuss the aftermath of René Préval's passing exactly a week ago: the autopsy requested by his wife, the Senatus letter, Jerry Tardieu memes and other theories.


 Listen live or archived in the player below or at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/03/11/legacy-of-1804-haiti-news-and-blog-review-prval-autopsy-lof1804 or at 714-242-6119.





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