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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:13 PM
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'Haiti on the brink of famine'
'Haiti on the brink of famine'
06/05/2004 20:19 - (SA)


Stuttgart - Haiti is on the brink of a famine with farmers reduced to eating reserves of seed they should be planting, a German aid agency warned on Thursday.

"It's feared the food situation in rural regions will get worse still," the Protestant Church-linked agency Diakonische Katastrophenhilfe said, citing its Latin America chief Michael Jordan after a visit to Haiti.

He said farmers were eating seed because they had no other food, but it was putting the main sowing season in danger which would then reduce any harvest.

"We're worried about a famine," he said.

According to the organisation, more than half of Haiti's 8.5 million people were already dependent on food aid even before former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigned earlier this year and went into exile following a surge in political violence.

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,6119,2-10-146...
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JohnOneillsMemory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:26 PM
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1. The US coup was in part eugenics and part recruiting regional terrorists.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:37 PM
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2. Haiti's Disappeared
Edited on Thu May-06-04 05:41 PM by seemslikeadream
The evidence is clear: U.S. weapons (intended for the Dominican army) were smuggled into Haiti by former Haitian military and para-military, many of whom were trained and long funded by the CIA and other U.S. agents. U.S. money, both government and private, flowed into the coffers of NGOs attached to the "opposition" - the right-wing Convergence and the neo-liberal "Group of 184" led by the Haitian business elite (including the sweat-shop owners) and widely publicized by the ultra-conservative "Haiti Democracy Project") in Washington, D.C. Among the funders and organizers of the opposition were the IRI and NDI, the international NGOs closely tied to the U.S. Republican and Democrat Parties respectively. In Jacmel, we met students, women and union organizers who had formed specifically anti-Aristide groups to demand the ouster of Aristide earlier this year. They proudly asserted their connection to USAID, the State Department Democracy Enhancement program and the NDI. "They trained us and taught us how to organize, and we organized the groups you see here to demand the corrupt government of Aristide be brought down."

COMPLICITY IN THE COUP BY HAITIAN AND U.S. PROGRESSIVES Republicans and Democrats were involved in forcing Aristide from power. This time the coup was also "done right" in terms of U.S. politics - with support even from U.S. progressives. "Left-wing" anti-globalization, peasant and women's groups must be held to task for apparent complicity with events that led to the current chaos. Most of these groups are financed wholly by U.S. and other international NGOs which call themselves progressive.
http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=5...

The preliminary report from the Commission states, "two hundred U.S. Special Forces soldiers came to the Dominican Republic as part of 'Operation Jaded Task,' with special authorization from President Hiplito Mejia. We have received many reports that this operation was used to train Haitian rebels. We have received many consistent reports of Haitian rebel training centers at or near Dominican military facilities. We have received many consistent reports of guns transported from the Dominican Republic to Haiti, some across the land border, and others shipped by sea."

http://www.iacenter.org/haiti_0407press.htm
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:05 PM
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6. Ummm,..I must disagree,...it is all about money/power,...period!
Edited on Thu May-06-04 10:06 PM by Just Me
For the LOVE of money,...

I SEE so much EVIL!!!

I see IT for what it is.

That is all I have to say,...about all that.

:cry:
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:40 PM
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3. yet more humanitarian disasters and tragedy. n/t
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Dirk39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:48 PM
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4. But there are no longer torture chambers or rape rooms or
food and other pervert ideas of evil communists in Haiti!
Mission Accomplished

Freedom, justice and democrazy are growing since the evil communist massmurdering dictator is gone.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/04/2004043...

"Food, clean water, education and healthcare. These are basic human rights. If democracy is to be more than a facade, nice in theory, but irrelevant in the face of global economic relationships, we must democratize democracy."
Jean-Bertrand Aristide

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John_H Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:00 PM
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5. Schwwwwweeeeet!! Another Chimp democracy exporting success story!
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:12 PM
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7. * pain* from the love of money/power expressed,...
:cry:

Are you more equal than any other?

:cry:

You are better, the best, the righteous,...being a citizen of the United States that KILLS so many innocent people who never even had a fucking CHANCE.

:cry:

This is the nation I live in,...I didn't choose it,...these people did NOT choose to be condemned,...by anyone.

But, this is our life, people. THIS IS IT!!!!
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Nlighten1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:16 PM
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8. No...no...no...you don't get it.
Haiti is on the brink of FREEDOM...
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FlandersFeelds Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:34 PM
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9. Here's how you can help
http://www.savethechildren.org/donate/index.asp

Instead of wasting money on corrupt politicans this year I have sent my 2000.00 to these folks where it may do some real good.
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:33 PM
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11. that sounds upper crust
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:41 PM
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10. How terrible
God, every story I read makes me wonder what another four years of Bush could do to this nation and the world.

:scared:
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Almost_there Donating Member (352 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:39 PM
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12. The worst part of this article is...
The fact that HALF of the 8.5 million people there were on the verge of starvation prior to the US Invasion. We should have sent in freighters full of wheat, corn, sorghum, beets, and helped these people to become self-sustaining instead of getting rid of one tin pot dictator for our own puppet tin pot dictator. 8.5 million people, I bet if the US bothered, we could feed that many people for 3 months with the stuff we toss out every day that never even makes it to our plates.

Sad.

~Almost
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