Monday, July 18, 2011

Pourquoi, Bernard Gousse ne devrait pas être le prochain Premier Ministre d’Haïti

Par: Wadner Pierre
Bernard Gousse, photo Wadner Pierre 2009
En 2004, j'étais en Haïti vivant l'injustice que Bernard Gousse infligeait à son propre peuple pendant qu’il servait l'élite haïtienne et la «Communauté Internationale». Comme beaucoup de victimes de Gousse, j'étais oblige d’aller vivre dans le marronnage –dans mon cas, il venait après l'arrestation du regretté Père Gérard Jean-Justice, un éminent supporteur de Fanmi Lavalas et militant des droits humains. Sous la dictature de Gérard Latortue, Gousse dirigeait le ministère de la Justice - une machine d’injustice qui était la pour remplir les prisons haïtiennes avec les prisonniers politiques, généralement ciblant les plus vulnérables.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Medics and Lavalas Supporters in Port-au-Prince Celebrate Birthday of Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Photos and article by Wadner Pierre*

On July 15, 2011, to mark the fifty-eighth birthday of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a gathering of volunteer medical doctors and nurses provided a free medical clinic in Port-au-Prince. This year was special because of the return of Haiti’s first democratically elected and twice ousted President.  Along with him has returned his two daughters and former-first lady Mildred Aristide (a long time champion of the fight against AIDS in Haiti).

As thousands of locals from the capital’s poorest slums, as well as activists from the Lavalas movement congregated inside the Aristide foundation, hundreds took part in medical exams. Medicines and food were also provided.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Why Bernard Gousse Shouldn't Be Haiti's Next Prime Minister

By: Wadner Pierre 

First publihsed on San Francisoc Bay View
Photo by Wadner Pierre 2009

In 2004, I was in Haiti living under the injustice Bernard Gousse inflicted on his own people while serving the Haitian elite and the "International Community". Like many of Gousse's victims, I was driven into hiding - in my case it came after the arrest of the late Father Gerard Jean-Justice, a prominent Lavalas leader and human rights activist. Under the dictatorship of Gerard Latortue, Gousse ran the Ministry of Justice - an injustice machine that filled Haitian jails with political prisoners, usually targeting the most vulnerable.

Here are seven reasons why Gousse shouldn't be Haiti's next Prime Minister

 1) Gousse became the Minister of Justice after the 2004 coup against Haiti's democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Gousse was considered as one of the most powerful men in the U.S-backed regime that ruled from 2004 to 2006. In the 1990s Gousse served in the military dictatorship of Raul Cedras; a regime that used the FRAPH death squads and brutal FAd'H forces to murder people in the slums and countryside.