Ezili Danto

Ezili Danto
August 01
Ezili Dantò is an award winning playwright, a performance poet, author and human rights attorney. She was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and raised in the USA. She holds a BA from Boston College, a JD from the University of Connecticut School of law. She is a human rights lawyer, cultural and political activist and the founder and president of the Ezili’s Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network (HLLN). She runs the Haitian Perspectives on-line journal and the Ezili Dantò Newsletter. Ezili’s HLLN is the recognized leading and most trustworthy international voice in Haiti advocacy, human rights work, Haiti news and Haiti news analysis. HLLN’s work is central to those concerned with the welfare of the people of Haiti, Haiti capacity building, sovereignty, institutionalization of the rule of law, and justice and peace without occupation or militarization. Ezili Dantò is also an educator who specializes in teaching about the light and beauty of Haitian culture; the Symbolic and Archetypal Nature of Haitian Vodun; the illegality and immorality of forcing neoliberal policies on Haiti and the developing world... Since the UN-imported cholera outbreak on October 2010, Ezili' HLLN has insisted that environmental clean-up, clean water and sanitation are the only permanent solution to stop the UN cholera spread. Zili Dlo is a humanitarian project that provides free clean water. For more go to the Ezili Danto/HLLN websites at http://www.ezilidanto.com/ and http://www.ezilidanto.com/zili

APRIL 2, 2012 7:17PM

HLLN analysis of Times’ cholera article

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HLLN analysis to NYT’s cholera article: Playing the Left-Right game of neutral reporting

by Ezili Dantò

For the complete HLLN analysis to NYT’s cholera article and the four HLLN Comments the Times posted submitted by Ezili's HLLN, go to our website.


The Set Up. Act 3 to follow:

The set up. It’s like watching, in slow motion, a horrific accident. First, former President Bill Clinton comes out and admits the UN brought cholera.

Then NYT finally writes a notable investigative report but quotes Paul Farmer as if he’s just a doctor not a mouthpiece for UN.

The scrubbing of the Nepal contingent is done. They’re not at the base anymore and a new, more hygiene-conscious UN group replaced them. What’s left except for Farmer to give his IDJH buddies a UN mea culpa where the reparation monies goes back into the hands of the same NGOs-UN folks like back in Trouilliot days when the victims of the 1937 massacres where played by Haiti government and the international vampires…

Haitians don’t exist unless employed by the vampires – both in the Left and Right game of neocolonialism. They’ve got all the resources and white supremacy allows they’re the only ones who are credible to raise funds for THEIR “cause and case” – meaning Haiti sufferings, disease,  poverty and pains the system and their alliances mostly are responsible for.

Ezili Dantò of HLLN
April 2, 2012

To read the entire analysis an the four HLLN Comments on the New York Times " Global Failures on a Haitian Epidemic" go to our website.

Forwarded by Ezili's Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network


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Of course Mr. Bill is terribly sorry that the UN kicked Haiti while it was down and infected thousands of people with a virulent strain of Cholera from a battle field called Nepal. But Mr. Bill would have been even sorrier if the epidemic had had adverse consequences on “the Bill and Hillary” fund and forced the Clintons to have to give some of that money to its rightful recipients. That would have been a truly terrible tragedy and perhaps Mr. Bill would never have gotten over it. As it is, insurance sales are down due to the declining rate of Cholera in Haiti. Hillary is inconsolable she wanted to prove to Bill that she could start her own business. She shall have to kill many third worlders to make her feel better.
The other nyt comments were farsical. Spin and denial ad nauseum. (example: teach Haitians to build better latrines... dios mio! )