Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Afrocentricity International Salutes Haiti!

Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

Afrocentricity International Salutes Haiti!

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Even after Haiti suffered through the handpicked US stooge Martelly's tragico-comic reign, the country's profoundly hardened cadres of freedom loving people have rebounded to force the US and France and the UN to respect the will of the masses. "Martelly must go!" became their cry, and now the Core Group has agreed with the people that there should be a provisional government. The people shouted with vehemence and a determined chant of resistance. They would not and did not follow the script that had been written by international forces, greedy corporate zealots, migrating elites, and petty thugs because they swore to the Ancestors who defeated the French at Vertières that they would hold their freedom dear. No African people had ever achieved such a universal victory over a European power and to the extent that outsiders want to abrogate the sovereignty of the people and make them pariahs in their own lands: the African people of Haiti give a resounding "No" to the pillagers.

Afrocentricity International believes that the time has come for Haitians and the friends of Haiti to demand that the international interlopers stop preventing open elections and the creation of democratic institutions in Haiti. Do not misunderstand the times, Haiti is not free and will not be free until the various and competing Ngos, cronies of France and the United States, and United Nations' soldiers leave the country. The fact that Jules Cantave has been appointed the provisional president is a first step. It is not the last step, and Jules Cantave will do well to remember that he is simply sitting in place until the people have their say about who should rule them. …

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