Haiti: “Foul water is killing people” and we need to think of new ways of giving
Haitians are now dying of dirty water and insanitary conditions which they have been forced to endure for the past 10 months. Over 250,000 Haitians have already died as a result of the earthquake and now thousands more are going to die because of failures by Bill Clinton, George Bush, the UN, the Red Cross, US and other governments, and hundreds of NGOs who received $millions in donations and or are responsible for distributing the monies. For months and months questions on where is the money have been fobbed off leaving people to languish in increasingly more horrible conditions and still nothing happens. Meanwhile Bill Clinton is not in Haiti at this time of crisis. He is on his way to visit Jamaica. Norman Given who writes the Caribbean Political Economy Blog” Bill Clinton is coming to Jamaica to speak about “humanity” and people are being asked to pay “$13,000.00 for the opportunity to hear this at a posh Hotel in Kingston”. How disgustingly obscene is that?
It is even more revolting to remember that millions of dollars and tons of equipment were being deliberately withheld from suffering Haitians in need and perhaps still lie idle in banks and on the ground in Haiti now while the people die. It is further distressing to remember that P.J. Patterson was also named by Caricom to manage the region’s input in helping solve the crisis in the country and clearly that has also been a failure.
Perhaps, the most revolting outcome however is that Bill Clinton is supposed to be coming to Jamaica to tell us about our common humanity and people are being asked to pay some $13,000.00 for the opportunity to hear this at a posh Hotel in Kingston. I call upon all decent human beings in Jamaica to boycott Bill Clinton’s visit and those who would wish to foist this hypocrite upon us at this time.
Former President Clinton’s history with Haiti is an unsavoury one as is the entire policy of successive American Presidents. Remember Aristide was evicted from office at gunpoint and the threat of being shot by goons sent by George Bush to bring democracy to Haiti.
to pay common humanity and people are being asked to pay some $13,000.00 for the opportunity to hear this at a posh Hotel in Kingston
In a second piece Zili DantÃ² doesnt even bother to ask questions of all those who have been prancing around Haiti for the last 10 months – they have failed disgracefully. She asks instead that Haitians in the Diaspora get together raise funds amongst themselves and buy the necessary water purifying equipment. I will add to that by saying all of us in the Diaspora can help with this – no more monies to international agencies. We need to think of new ways of giving, supporting and organisng in times of crisis. After 10 months it is easy to identify those medical agencies which have been actually doing some excellent work for the people . We also ALL need to begin to lobby to get rid of all those predatory NGOs which feed off people’s misery and poverty and get them out of the country. We all need to wake up to the fact that CRIMES against humanity are being committed in Haiti and we the people also have a responsibility to stop this and bring those who are guilty to account for their actions.
Foul drinking water is killing Haitians while donations that could have provided permanent clean water are collecting interests for the thousands of charity organizations making a business out of poverty and the earthquake in Haiti. A cholera epidemic just killed 140 Haitians and at least 1500 more are infected and may die. This cholera is caused by drinking dirty toxic water.
Haitians in the Diaspora ought to get together and purchase and provide this sort of environmentally conscious water purifying unit (MaxPure-01http://bit.ly/dn0wQn ) or a similar mobile unit that will provide purified drinking water, communication and electricity, all in one.
We should not be looking to the NGOs, the Haiti Oligarchy, the Haiti government, Papa Clinton, Paul Farmer or the UN to help us save our people. We’ve had 10-months and more of such “help” and know what to expect.
HLLN would like to make a positive difference but we do not have monetary resources to purchase these units. We’re coming to the Ezili Network and asking for a partnership with others in the Diaspora and in the conscious community. But if you’ve looking for the International Community to finance permanent clean drinking water for the masses, that doesn’t come from a bottle or purification pill to be purchased from USAID’s profiteering contractors making a killing off the poverty business; you’re too unconscious to help.
But if you understand the poverty business will not leave any permanent good in Haiti because that would make their presence obsolete, then we could work together. Kindly don’t contact us with your contributions to saving lives in Haiti. We’d like help to mobilize the conscious community to provide self-reliant, permanent source of clean drinking water for the people DYING in Haiti. Please let us know how we may use the Ezili Network to help.
Remember all the International Community will do with this cholera outbreak is suppressed the number of Haitians dying in order to make themselves look good because they KEPT the earthquake donations collecting interest in the NGO/charitable organization’s coffers for “future use.” At least 140 Haitians, not including those dead from the recent rains, but who’ve died of Cholera now have NO FUTURE and 1500 or more are said to be infected. “Cholera comes from contaminated water or food, often contaminated by faeces…Cholera can kill someone within a day…Right now the infection is an epidemic. There has not been such an epidemic in the region for a century.” (See Cholera Epidemic in Haiti Highlights Deteriorating Conditions | October 22, 2010 – 1:20 PM | by: Steve Harrigan. http://bit.ly/cP1Zmg)
“Haiti pains are a good capital asset for the NGO industry. They wouldn’t have a job, salaries and tropical vacations and the illicit black sex they crave from Africans, without our pains, indignities, death, submissions and sufferings. Imagine swallowing the nutritional supplements, vitamins, vaccines and the other pharmaceuticals USAID insist are “aid to Haiti,” when you’ve not eaten in four days? And the HIV drugs (and now “medicine” and rehydration tablets for Cholera) you have to swallow are also washed down with toxic ground water, in some ways also from US/Euro/Canada gold, copper, oil, iridium, uranium, coal, marble, granite, limestone, aggregate and other mining companies who pollute Haiti’s shores and riverbeds. When the earthquake hit, many of us who lived through the two recent US coup d’etats in Haiti, the two Gonaives hurricane destructions of 2004 and then in 2008, knew these poverty pimps, knew they would crank up the press releases and telethons and collect and collect and collect, while the majority of people suffer, lose more, grieve and die in Haiti. In our minds’ eye we saw USAID, CRS, CARE, Red Cross, World Vision, et al… sad perhaps, but still calculating and salivating at the huge prospects of monies to be collected from the deaths and brutal suffering of Haitians.
It’s a profitable gig the poverty pimps are just not about to give up.” (See, Poverty Pimps Masturbating on Black Pain: Monsanto Joins pack, May 17, 2010 http://bit.ly/dj4mUc)
“A U.N. Report released in March of 2010 said that dirty water kills more people each year than all forms of violence combined including war. According to the WHO, of the 42,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation, 90% are children under 5 years old…80 percent of all disease is caused by lack of basic sanitation and lack of clean water.
There are 4,500 kids that die everyday from lack of basic sanitation and water “simple diseases like diarrhoea. But (Lane Wood) said, there are some less obvious impacts of drinking dirty water. For example, dirty water can undermine other humanitarian efforts that money and effort have been poured into, like efforts to control AIDS/HIV in Africa. They’re going home, they’re taking their medicine with bacteria-filled water, and their bodies are not absorbing the medicine.” (The Plantation called Haiti: Feudal Pillage Masking as Humanitarian Aid – http://bit.ly/929NXS ; Lane Wood says 2010 earthquake took toll on Haiti’s water – http://bit.ly/br88o3)Ezili DantÃ² of HLLN
Let’s begin to think of new ways of giving