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Michael Diebert Article is an attack page/factually inaccurate

This article as authored by Dominique Esser is factually inaccurate on several points and as such must be amended.

1. "Extreme right wing stance"

Deibert is in fact left-wing, and has vocally supported a multitude of progressive causes both within and without Haiti. For example

A. Deibert is a strong supporter of Haiti's peasantry

The international community's responsibility to Haiti

Haiti’s peasantry key to reconstruction

B. Deibert is a strong defender of the rights of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic

Exhibit Reveals a Bitter Harvest

A disgraceful campaign by the government of the Dominican Republic

An Appeal to Decency on behalf of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent

C. Deibert was a strong supporter of the election of U.S. President Barack Obama

Why I am voting for Barack Obama

D. Deibert was a strong supporter of health care reform in the United States

The Guns of August

2. "Frequently criticized"

Deibert has as many defenders as critics, both within Haiti and without. For example:

"Indefensible: On Aristide, Violence, and Democracy" by Alex Dupuy

""L’aventure onusienne en Haiti" by Jean-Claude Bajeux

"Author gives insight into Haitian politics" by Char Miller

"The rise and fall of Haiti's 'savior'" by Don Bohning

Anna Ferdinand on Martissant

In Defense of Michael Deibert by Gerry Hadden

3. Patrick Elie

The statements linked to by Patrick Elie - who was imprisoned in the United States for several years for lying - are potentially libelous and open both the website and editor Dominique Esser to possible legal action. See Final notes on Patrick Elie

4. Characterization of only "right-wing" opposition to Aristide is false.

Many critics were left wing. For example, the Solidarité Fanm Ayisyen (SOFA), Plateforme Haïtienne de Plaidoyer pour un Développement Alternatif (PAPDA), etc. See "A Tribute to Jacques Roche, Tireless Defender of the Poor!"

5. Violation of copyright.

The photo linked to/used is a copyrighted imaged and may open the website and editor Dominique Esser to legal action.


In Loving Memory

Lyonel B. Féquière

July 22, 1967 - August 6, 2007

we miss you so very much...

Jean-Jacques Dessalines.
From ashes and dust, Jean-Jacques

rose, bronze eagle, binding
wretched of new world, to burn, sack
and hack fresh tracks through the dark
jungle of white dominion.

Black iron clash and blue blood shed
as armies fled the wrath
of gilded African oppressed.
who would be free . . . or dead.


Source: Nicholls, David (1996). From Dessalines to Duvalier. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 0-8135-2239-0

>> En me renversant, on n'a abattu à Saint-Domingue que le tronc de l'arbre de la liberté des nègres;
il repoussera par les racines, parce qu'elles sont profondes et nombreuses <<

Toussaint Louverture (1802)

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