Henri Namphy, Public Address, 7 June 1986

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By March 1986, just over a month after Jean-Claude Duvalier fell from power, the first Conseil National de Gouvernement (CNG) had dissolved and violence and disorder swept through Port-au-Prince. In June 1986, Henri Namphy gave this speech, in which he speaks of democracy, revolution, and the victory of February 7 (when Duvalier fell). He says there will be solutions to Haiti’s problems – -there will be order, development, health, education, literacy, agricultural and economic development.

Jean-Claude Duvalier Speech, September 1971

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Speech by Jean-Claude Duvalier on the anniversary of his father’s rise to power (Sept. 22, 1957) which he terms a “revolution of power.” Duvalier discusses economic development, private investment, industrialization and “progress.” He claims to be working for Haitian autonomy while restructuring the economy for both external and internal markets.

Face à l’Opinion: Father Rénald Clérismé on the First Anniversary of Jean-Marie Vincent’s Assassination, 24 Aug. 1995

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Face à l’Opinion: Pè Rénald Clérismé sou Premyè Anivèsè Asasina Jean-Marie Vincent, 24/8/1995 (1)

Face à l’Opinion: Pè Rénald Clérismé sou Premyè Anivèsè Asasina Jean-Marie Vincent, 24/8/1995 (2)

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Father Jean Marie Vincent, a Catholic priest who founded the peasant rights association “Tet Kole Ti Peyizan Ayisyen” in the small town of Jean Rabel, was assassinated on August 28, 1994 under the military regime. On the first anniversary of Father Vincent’s death, Jean Renald Clérismé, a former Catholic priest (and eventual Minister of Foreign Affairs of Haiti from 2006- 2008) remembers Jean Marie Vincent, his devotion to the peasantry (“Jean-Marie grew up with a boundless love for the peasantry”) and his commitment to liberation theology and universal dignity for all. Clérismé also discusses development and underdevelopment, corruption, and the role of the international community in Haiti, as well as Aristide’s return and the US and UN occupations of 1994-1995. Clérismé explains that in order to truly honor Jean-Marie Vincent’s memory, they must seek justice not only for him but for all the victims of the regime, including the poor and invisible. Interview Jean Dominique.

“Everyone is demanding justice for Janboul [Jean-Marie], justice for [Antoine] Izméry, justice for [Guy] Malary, because those people were visible. But a penniless unfortunate on the street, that they seize and they beat, and they take him and rape his brothers, rape his sisters, rape his mother – those people, too, they deserve to be commemorated, for us to say that they were people too and to put them together with Janboul. We can’t honor Janboul if we don’t put those people’s problems together with the commemoration we’re doing for him.” – Rénald Clérismé