6/23/17

Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News & Blog Review | Community Empowerment, UEH, Haiti Film Fest Panel #LOF1804










Join me, UEH (Université D'Etat d'Haiti) professor Dr. Judite Blanc and Hugues Girard this Friday (tonight) at 9PM as we review and react to:


  • Eritye Papa Desalin radio segment by Fabienne Hyacinthe on efforts needed for Haitian community empowerment in the US and beyond;
  • Eritye Papa Desalin segment by Dahoud André reacting to UEH car incident 
  • Haiti Film Fest panel discussion on films by Haitian Dominican  Jean Jean and Papa Jah, a Haitian Bahamian. 

Listen live or archived right here at kiskeacity.com or  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/06/24/legacy-of-1804-haiti-news-blog-review-community-ueh-haiti-film-fest . You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.






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6/16/17

Legacy of 1804 | Haiti News & Blog Review | What is going on at UEH? #LOF1804







Join and co-host Hugues Girard, commentator Jean  Elissaint St-Vil and me tonight at 9PM to discuss the latest Haiti and Haitian diaspora news including:











  • UEH university student hit and severely injured by (unpunished) Professor's car and MINUSTAH/PNH/Government repression more broadly
  • Prison riot
  • Jovenel in Miami with Pence
  • UN & cholera money 


  • Listen live or archived right here at kiskeacity.com on the below player or at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/06/17/legacy-of-1804-haiti-news-blog-review-what-is-going-on-at-ueh-lof1804. You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.




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    POST-SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

    Announced issues were discussed in the following order:


  • Prison riot
  • UEH university student hit and severely injured by (unpunished) Professor's car and MINUSTAH/PNH/Government repression more broadly (Dr. Judite Blanc)
  • Jovenel in Miami with Pence
  • UEH university student hit and severely injured by (unpunished) Professor's car and MINUSTAH/PNH/Government repression more broadly (Jafrikayiti)
  • UN & cholera money
  • Labor Strikes update

  • In addition to my announced guests, Hugues Girard and Jafrikayiti, we were joined by Dr. Judite Blanc, a professor at UEH who has been held hostage in student/faculty negotiations in the past. In a long intervention in Kreyòl, Dr. Blanc deplored various Haitian stakeholders' indifference to the running over of a student (John Rock Gourgieder) by a car by of Professor Yves Blot. She explained the deterioration of the atmosphere at UEH and recalled her days as a student there when faculty actually debated issues rather than the current climate where violence seems to be the initial means of conflict resolution. She surmised that the social extraction of the students, who come from the most disadvantaged backgrounds in Haitian society, probably explains both the tensions between them and their middle class professors and the general indifference to or worse, endorsement of the violence with which their legitimate demands as students are met.

    Jafrikayiti Jean Elissaint explained that based on his reputation as a leftist many are shocked that Professor Yves Blot could have committed such an act but also condemned it. (Note that the same sentiment is expressed by Dahoud André, host at Radyo Panou's Eritye Papa Desalin on Monday June 19th's installement of that show.)

    I found out after the show that a petition is now being circulated in solidarity with John Rock Gourgieder, the student who was run over by a car on the UEH campus.


    6/9/17

    Legacy of 1804 | Meet Those who Protested Hillary at Medgar #LOF1804











    This Friday at 9PM,  join co-host Hugues Girard  and I as we play interviews of protestors of Hillary Clinton as commencement speaker for Medgar Evars College's graduating class last Thursday June 8th.

    Among those interviewed are life long activist Fritzner Pierre of Komokoda, Haitian-American Gem Isaac of Bronxites for NYPD Accountability, Haitian-American Yole César and Dwayne Neckles of the United Africa Movement. 

    Hugues also offers a (short) rundown of the spate of labor union strikes in Haiti that have caused certain factories to shut down.

    Listen live or archived right here at kiskeacity.com on the below player or at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/06/10/legacy-of-1804-meet-those-who-protested-hillary-at-medgar-lof1804. You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.





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    POST-SHOW NOTES


    As you'll see below we discussed the protests and reactions by its attendants in conjunction with the labor strike going on right now in Haiti.

    Fritzner Pierre of Komokoda gave us the longest interview, strong that he is of having been a labor activist in Haiti since the days of Magloire. We also talked to Haitian-American Gem Isaac of Bronxites for NYPD Accountability, Haitian-American Yole César and Dwayne Neckles of the United Africa Movement who discussed how his perception of Haitians and Haiti changed after discovering this show and other historical facts about Haiti during his activism in the last two years.

    00-15:00 -- Hugues Girard rundown of ongoing factory worker strikes in Haiti

    15:00 - 53:00 --  Interview of Fritzner Pierre from Komokoda and reaction by Hugues Girard

    53:00 - 63:00 -- Interview of Gem Isaac from Bronxites for Police Accountability and reaction by Hugues Girard

    63:00- 65:35  -- Hugues Girard on teacher strikes in Haiti 

    65:35 - 70:00  -- Musical Break: Legba Blues, Paul Beaubrun 

    70:00 - 81:25  --  Interview with Dwayne Neckles of United African Movement and reaction

    81:25- 94:00 -- Telesur English Article on three weeks of worker strikes in Haiti 

    94:00 to End -- Interview with Yole César and Outro

    Articles that have appeared in the press since the protest :
    New York City: Haitians Protest Hillary Clinton Commencement Address via

    Top U.S. & World Headlines — June 9, 2017 via [go to 9:38 for coverage]

    Stand Up for Your Identity, Hillary Clinton Tells Graduates in Brooklyn [See last third on Komokoda protest]


    6/2/17

    Legacy of 1804| Haiti News and Blog Review | John Kelly in Haiti #LOF1804













    Join commentator Hugues Girard  and me tonight at 9PM as we discuss the latest Haiti and Haitian diaspora news.

    Listen live or archived here at kiskeacity.com  or at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/06/03/legacy-of-1804-haiti-news-and-blog-review-john-kelly-in-haiti-lof1804. You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.


    You can listen to past shows on iTunes by searching keywords 'Legacy of 1804'. Past shows are also available at http://www.kiskeacity.com/search/label/LOF1804. On Twitter: react to or ask questions by using the hashtag #LOF1804.


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    POST-SHOW HIGHLIGHTS 

    In addition to Hugues Girard, we were joined by Rachelle Salnave from Little Haiti, Miami and Frantz André from Montreal, Canada. Frantz explained, that in addition to the 50,000 TPS holders in the US threatened with deportation, there are 3,200 Haitians in a similar situation in Canada. Rachelle discussed the imminent gentrification of Little Haiti, a place where many TPS holders reside. It all comes together in the end. What about all this insecurity of status benefits the Western status quo?


    5/26/17

    Legacy of 1804 | Is Hillary a Good Role Model for Medgar Evers Graduates? #LOF1804






     Rudy Crew, the President of Medgar Evers College plans to have Hillary Clinton deliver the Commencement Speech at the school's June 8th 2017 graduation ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center and to give her an Honorary Doctorate. Given her record towards the Black community at home and abroad, is such an honor warranted? Does Hillary's record reflect the legacy of Medgar Evers? Why is Rudy Crew, once a supporter of Rudy Giuliani, helping to ressuscitate Hillary Clinton's career? Should the Haitian community's travails with Donald Trump justify giving Hillary a pass for her record in Haiti on the minimum wage for mostly female garment workers, elections interference at home and abroad and on "pay to play" schemes involving contracts for Earthquake recovery?

    Join me tonight at 9PM along with Dahoud André, host or Emisyon Eritye Papa Desalin and Nathoue Noël, a student at Medgar Evers College to discuss.


    Listen live or archived here at kiskeacity.com via the player below or at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/05/27/legacy-of-1804-is-hillary-a-good-role-model-for-medgar-evers-grads-lof1804. You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.










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    POST-SHOW HIGHLIGHTS


    5/22/17

    Lanbi Call tonight with Timothy T Schwartz, Ph.D., author of "The Great Haiti Humanitarian Aid Swindle"

    Thought I'd share this interesting conversation taking place tonight.  Dr. Schwartz' findings are exactly why I have been saying: do NOT donate to Western NGOs or missionaries in Haiti.


    Listen to LANBI CALL, Mon, May 22, 9-10pm

    On Monday, May 22, 2017, co-hosts Roger Leduc and Kim Ives go behind the news to analyze recent developments in Haiti on the bi-weekly radio show "Lanbi Call" on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City, and over the Internet, live or archived, at www.wbai.org.

    Flash: Haitian TPS extended for 6 months!!!

    Roger and Kim will talk to anthropologist Timothy T Schwartz, Ph.D., the author of The Great Haiti Humanitarian Aid Swindle. The inside story of how some of the world’s most respected humanitarian aid agencies have deceived and manipulated the overseas public regarding what is really happening in Haiti.