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« on: June 05, 2005, 11:32:27 AM »

by D. Esser and Marguerite Laurent  
Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network

Haiti a country that under the current circumstances can not feed it's population, spends millions on "voter-registration", the contract of which conveniently goes to a company in the country from which the original occupying force hails.

In light of the fact that Haiti, under President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, has managed to hold credible elections that were certified as such by outside observers (with considerably less financial effort), the question is: what are the real motives of this system?

For sure it would provide the U.S. and it's dictatorial puppet regime with far better data on who and where democracy activists are.

A brave new world that entirely disregards the very fact that under the current climate of repression with impunity and massive human rights violations by Haiti's police, the notion of "elections" is all but an illusion. It is the futile attempt by powers behind the occupation, foremost the United States, to coat the suppression and attempted starvation of the popular will with a thin veneer of U.S. style democracy.

Just as this is apparently not workable in Iraq, the Haitian people know well on whose behest the path to democracy was interrupted and will not buy into this attempt at continued rule by proxy.

While most of the main-stream media is busy manufacturing consent, the suppression of information is increasingly unsuccessful in this time of networked communications. Even if these elections are finally held, the ecvidence of this mockery of any true democracy is already in the hands of the people.

As recent developments show, the conditions in Haiti are much worse under the U.S. pro-consul Latortue, than they were at any point during the democratic reign of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Unless the Untided States has a plan superior to that of electioneering in Afghanistan and Iraq, this will be just a prelude to a massive and rapid disintegration of society in Haiti, which is liable to also impact it's Caribbean neighbors.

Collecting fingerprints and photographs of "fighting age" populations won't contribute any more to peace and stability in Port-au-Prince, than it has in Fallujah.

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