Bloodshed continues as militarized Haiti police kill 3 month old baby with tear gas, wounds four protestors
Ezili Dantò Note: On Command Meeting Requested by US Ambassador Pamela White with 6 opposition parties, Dec 2, 2014
Fanmi Lavalas and Kontra Pep La did not attend the meeting with US ambassador Pamela White. The four others (MOPOD, Fusion, Ayisyen Pou Ayiti, INITE) met with the ambassador at Fusion headquarters. Reports indicate large protest crowds in front of Fusion headquarters made it difficult for the US ambassador and her convoy to easily past without facing and hearing the demands of the people to take Martelly back to the US with her. Other extraordinary demands by the streets were in the signs which begged Russia for help against the US occupation. There are reports of signs: “Vladimir Putin please help us, Haiti.” A sign where Vladimir is boxing with Obama read: “Vladimir Putin help us with Obama’s regime in Haiti!” These signs were waved at the US Ambassador.
Many in the crowd were protesting the four political parties, who agreed to meet with the US Ambassador, calling them collaborators with the big powers and denouncing any agreement these political parties might take to retain the Martelly-Lamothe regime. They said the “Conzes meeting with the imperialist forces will not be negotiating on the back of the people on the streets.” The militants on the streets said the people won’t easily be ignored or betrayed by the political parties who accepted to meet with US Ambassador Pamela White. The spokespeople on the streets denounced any negotiations of all the four political parties who attended the meeting.
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The people on the streets indicated to the four parties that no matter what they say, the people DO NOT trust them not to work over their heads with the imperial powers.(Photos http://on.fb.me/1vMyiWZ ; http://on.fb.me/1CDLsMr)
Nonetheless, here are the points, so far, made by the head of MOPOD, representing to the public what happened at the meeting between the four parties and the US highest representative in Haiti.
According to the MOPOD spokesperson, the four parties who attended the meeting said these points were made to Pamela White, The US ambassador’s purpose for this futile meeting was to try to negotiate for Martelly/Lamothe. The US has no moral authority whatsoever with the people of Haiti even though it’s reported that Ambassador White’s posture at the meeting was under the guise that the United States asked for this meeting to find out, from the opposition, exactly what their concerns were. The spokesperson for the four parties who attended the meeting, the MOPOD executive said that the four parties detailed four points to Pamela White:
1. Since 1986 the people of Haiti are fighting to restore democracy in Haiti
2.They insisted that if this is a Haiti crisis, they insist there must be a Haitian answer with no foreign meddling – There can be no solution without the participation of the people of Haiti.
3.They reported that the attending political parties told the US they can’t consult with foreign powers without negotiation an agenda, and a method for determining quantifying a Haiti resolution
4. The four political parties said they advised the US Ambassador Pamela White that they cannot negotiate an end to the crisis without the participation of the people of Haiti…. The population protesting in the streets, the population in prison, the population participation.
What is clear is that the political parties are concerned about losing ground by attending a meeting with a foreign power that has installed the Martelly-Lamothe regime. Also, attorney Andre Michel confirmed what’s been clear to everyone which is that not all in the 6-political parties are standing for the end of the Martelly-Lamothe government and that no one in their right minds trusts Pamela White based on her past unconditional support of the Martelly-Lamothe government in face of their blatant corruption, affiliations with drug dealers and known criminals.
(Statement by Haiti Counselors, Andre Michel and Newton Juste at http://on.fb.me/1AehGst)
Elsewhere in Haiti, in the Northeast, a 3-month old baby died in his house from inhaling militarized police tear gas thrown at the people, four people were wounded by police bullets shot at crowds protesting deplorable living standards under Martelly-Lamothe and demanding that the power plant servicing foreigners at Caracol share their electricity with the people at Ouanaminthe and Fort Liberte
December 2, 2014
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Photo of Dec 2, protest at Fusion headquarters
US Ambassador Pamela Whites Letter to 6-opposition political parties
requesting command meeting – http://bit.ly/1HXRYNW
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Haiti opposition meets with US ambassador
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