Statue 4500 years old Menkaura and wife, Khamerernebty In Boston museum
Treaty of Ryswick—France, Britain, Holland and independent businessmen (pirates) fighting over the Caribbean and the sugar plantations, cocoa etc.
By the 1780s, Saint-Domingue produced about 40 percent of all the sugar and 60 percent of all the coffee consumed in Europe. This single colony, roughly the size of Maryland or Belgium, produced more sugar and coffee than all of Britain's West Indian colonies combined.
A third of the entire trade in African people were brought to Haiti!
From Henri Christophe’s personal secretary in 18 th century Haiti. Christophe was one of the first elected presidents of liberated Haiti.
In a system that makes human beings its most lucrative commodity there is no regard for the environment
Capitalism is built on slavery and genocide
FOR A REASON: JOBS, PROPERTY FOR WHITE PEOPLE
All citizens known as “black”—most white slave and plantation owners were driven out. This got rid of colonial class designations such as “white, Mestizo, Mulatto,” etc. White people who accepted African leadership were allowed to stay, for example there were Polish exiles escaping oppression there who had come to Haiti and fought on the side of the Africans—they were allowed to stay. Freedom of religion: Imperialism continues to demonize and criminalize the African religion in Haiti known as “Voudou”
Check out the expression on the seated woman’s face!
“ Luwezi: You’ve got all of Mozambique in jail”
US has most child prisons in world and 100 people on death row for something they did as a child.
Black Voices: Dr. Boyce: How Companies Make Money off Prisoners, July 28, 2009 Vicky Pelaez March 10, 2008, The prison industry in the US: new form of slavery, Global Research
Every American falls within the top 13 percent of global income (MSH)
“ The Spaniards entered the large house nearby…and with cuts and stabs began to kill as many as they found there, so that a stream of blood was running, as if a great number of cows had perished…To see the wounds which covered the bodies of the dead and dying was a spectacle of horror and dread.”
According to the Spanish colonial priest Bernardo de Las Casas:
Within 40 years the entire Taino population was wiped out
Columbus re-named Ayiti “Hispaniola” “ Little Spain”
In 1695 Spain ceded the Western third of the island to France France renamed it Saint-Dominque and grew cotton, indigo, tobacco and cocoa on huge plantations
In the 1780s Haiti grew •40% of all sugar •60% of all coffee consumed in Europe Haiti was called the “ Pearl of the Antilles” Producing the most wealth of all French colonies
France achieved this colonial wealth by enslaving millions of African people who were worked to death within 7 years!
This stolen wealth transformed France from poverty to a wealthy imperial power