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.

According to Dr. Schwartz the aid agencies have sometimes done it knowingly, sometimes through self-delusion, but always with the goal of collecting money from sympathetic donors and always by ignoring or burying data that would contradict their fantastic claims. Their greatest ally has been the mainstream press.

Thirsting for sensational stories about hunger, suffering, and violence, the world’s most prestigious news agencies—the Associated Press (AP), Agence France-Presse (AFP), Reuters, CNN, CBS, The Guardian—have for decades uncritically repeated anything NGOs, UN agencies, or pseudo-researchers claim about Haiti. No vetting of data. No critical review. In the wake of January 2010 Haiti earthquake these exaggerations and lies erupted on a scale greater than ever before: apocalyptic disaster, machete wielding gangs with faces hidden behind bandannas battling in the streets for loot, dust covered earthquake survivors resurrected from concrete tombs, two million orphans and lost children, sexual predators and slave traders prowling the rubble-strewn slums of Port-au-Prince hunting the children down, marauding bands of armed men beating and raping women and children at will, and sprawling refugee camps infested with every kind of human affliction.

The avalanche of exaggerations and outright lies precipitated a tsunami of sympathy and donations, the latter of which mostly disappeared into the coffers of aid agencies, pockets of consultants, flimflam experts, and the Haitian elite.

Tune in!

5/18/17

Legacy of 1804 | Daniel Jean-Louis | "From Aid to Trade" #LOF1804








Join us this Friday night at 9PM for another engaging discussion!

Hour 1: Daniella Bien-Aimé of The Bien-Aimé Post interviews Daniel Jean-Louis on his book From Aid to Trade.

Hour 2:  Daniella and I discuss TPS, No Hillary at Medgar Evers, Haitian Flag Day



Listen live or archived right here at kiskeacity.com on the below player or at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/05/20/legacy-of-1804-daniel-jean-louis-from-aid-to-trade-lof1804. You can also listen to the live broadcast at 714-242-6119.




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POST-SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

Daniel Jean-Louis ended up staying with us for the full two hours so we will address TPS and #NoHillaryatMedgar next week instead.

5/17/17

Hillary Clinton is not a good role model for Haitian college graduates (Petition)









5/12/17

Legacy of 1804 | Nan Sole & Kasav Tayino | Self-Determining Agriculture in Haiti #LOF1804










Join me and Daniella Bien-Aimé of http://bienaimepost.com/ tonight at 9PM to discuss Kasav Tayino, Nan Sole's pilot self-determining agriculture coop in Haiti.

Starting around 9:30PM, we will listen to clips from their fundraiser and information session in Brooklyn a few weeks ago, following which Jozye Ayisyen, one of the founders, will join us to take questions.


From 9 to 9:30PM, we will welcome Paul Beaubrun who could not join us last week for our opening Pawòl ak Mizik segment. We'll listen to his music and discuss being a Beaubrun, the state of mizik rasin, his tour with Lauryn Hill, his latest album and his future plans.


Listen  at the player below  or http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pancaribbean/2017/05/13/legacy-of-1804-nan-sole-kasav-tayino-self-determining-agriculture-in-haiti. You can also listen live only on the phone at 714-242-6119.




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POST-SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

Paul Beaubrun joined us from 00 to 00:30. Amazing energy!

For the rest to the show we discussed Nan Sole.

Jozye Ayisyen, a founder of Nan Sole joined to explain why he and 3 other Haitians came together to start a kasav production workshop in a remote part of Bainet.

He stressed the need to move Haitian youth away from an ethos of migration to an ethos of production. Migration leads --as in the DR and Bahamas --- to denationalization, non-documentation and hence a lack of rights for Haitians all over the Americas and a loss of dignity for migrants. Conversely the void in Haitian national production means that Haiti now imports many products it could produce itself from the DR, a place where Haitians and their descendants are routinely mistreated.

5/4/17

Legacy of 1804 | CNN's Vodou Documentary | Was it a Hack Job? #LOF1804











This Friday night at 9PM, join a manbo, an ordained minister, a philosopher and me for a spirited discussion about CNN's recent documentary on Haitian vodou

9-9:30  > Pawol ak Mizik Opening segment: Paul Beaubrun on being a Beaubrun, the state of the mizik rasin, his tour with Lauryn Hill, his latest album and his future plans

9:30 - 11 > Guests for vodou discussion: GwetoDe Manbo Fabiola Abellard | Dr. Celucien Joseph, ordained minister and theologian| Dr. Paul Mocombe, author of The Vodou Ethic and the Spirit of Communism

Articles/Media to be discussed:

By Dr. Celucien Joseph:

By Dr. Jerry Gilles and Yvrose Gilles:



CNN | Believer | Reza Aslan | Vodou


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POST-SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:


Paul Beaubrun was not able to join us but we played his music and will welcome him live soon. There were so many reactions to Dr. Joseph's article that we focused only on that and will reconvene to discuss Dr. Gilles' article on a later show.

Topics:

The extent of the christianity of the Kongo Kingdom before the transatlantic slave trade, given that a significant proportion of Haitians' ancestors came from the Kongo kingdom. Dr. Mocombe and Manbo Fabiola took exception to Dr. Lou's assertions that all the Kongos who came to Haiti were catholic. Rather, Dr. Mocombe believes that only their elites had converted to Christianity. |  We also discussed the incessant persecution of vodouyizan in Haiti by the Catholic church initially and now by evangelical christians and the white supremacist ideology that fuels that persecution.|  Dr. Mocombe and Manbo Fabiola also took exception to Dr. Joseph's assertion that Christianity and Islam are as ancestral to Haitians as is Vodou. | The issue of mental health in relation to vodou and to the perception of vodou by authorities in North America came up as well.