<ul><li>“ 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.” </li></ul>According to the Spanish colonial priest Bernardo de Las Casas:
At the end of the
18th century there were up to 800,000 enslaved Africans in Haiti And only 32,000 French
A description of French torture
of Africans in Haiti <ul><li>"Have they not hung up men with heads downward, drowned them in sacks, crucified them on planks, buried them alive, crushed them in mortars? </li></ul><ul><li>“… forced them to eat excrement? </li></ul><ul><li>“… thrown them into boiling cauldrons of cane syrup? </li></ul><ul><li>“… put men and women inside barrels studded with spikes and rolled them down mountainsides? </li></ul><ul><li>“… consigned them to man-eating dogs?” </li></ul>
Napoleon then sent in his
brutal generals Rochambeau and Leclerc <ul><li>Rochambeau wrote to Napoleon that to reclaim Haiti, France must “declare the negroes slaves and destroy at least 30,000” African men and women. </li></ul><ul><li>He burned alive, hanged, drowned and tortured black prisoners, reviving such practices as burying Africans in piles of insects and boiling them in cauldrons of molasses. </li></ul>
Dessalines ordered each act of
French terror to be repaid in kind <ul><li>After one battle Rochambeau buried 500 Africans alive. </li></ul><ul><li>Dessalines responded by hanging 500 French prisoners. </li></ul>
Principles of Independent Haiti’s constitution
<ul><li>Africans and others escaping oppression anywhere in the world would be accepted in Haiti </li></ul><ul><li>All citizens would be known as “black” </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of religion </li></ul><ul><li>No white person could own land in Haiti </li></ul>
In 1825, Haiti was forced
by the US, Britain, France to pay France 90 million gold francs for “stolen property.” The “property” was African people themselves and land stolen by genocide ! <ul><li>That’s $90 billion in today’s gold prices! </li></ul><ul><li>Haiti was forced to continue these payments until 1947—122 years! </li></ul>
<ul><li>The U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Occupied with marines
</li></ul><ul><li>Killed the people’s leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Set up neocolonialism </li></ul><ul><li>Looted Haiti’s treasury </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrote Haiti’s constitution ending the prohibition on white landownership. </li></ul>From 1915-1934 the U.S. occupied Haiti very brutally in the face of on-going people’s resistance
<ul><li>42 cents for disaster assistance
</li></ul><ul><li>33 cents for military </li></ul><ul><li>9 cents for food </li></ul><ul><li>5 cents for Haitian survivors recovery efforts </li></ul><ul><li>1 cent to the government of Haiti </li></ul><ul><li>½ cent to Dominican Republic </li></ul><ul><li>(Associated Press, Jan. 27, 2010) </li></ul>Here’s how each dollar of earthquake donations breaks down:
Blood prisons: gold rush at
expense of African people <ul><li>Prison pay phones make $15,000/day </li></ul><ul><li>93% of paints and paintbrushes </li></ul><ul><li>92% of stove assembly </li></ul><ul><li>36% of home appliances </li></ul><ul><li>30% of headphones, microphones, speakers </li></ul><ul><li>21% of office furniture </li></ul><ul><li>MADE BY PRISON SLAVE LABOR </li></ul>
This is why the only
solution is the vision of the African People’s Socialist Party <ul><li>One Africa! One Nation! </li></ul><ul><li>Wherever they are located around the world, Africans are one people! </li></ul><ul><li>The total liberation of Africa and African people everywhere under the leadership of the African working class! </li></ul>
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)