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The Crucifixion of Emmanuel "Dred" Wilmè by U.N. Troops: A historical perspective
Marguerite Laurent| Haitian perspective | April 21, 2005 (For interesting info on Chalermangne Peralte and First U.S. occupation, go to )

Please send appeals immediately - see Urgent Action Alert: Stop U.N. Killings in Site Soley


In a staged attack, on the night of Oct. 30 -31, 1919, a U.S. soldier named Hanneken, assassinated Charlemagne Peralte, a hero known to all Haitians living today. But that was not the case in 1919. Back then Peralte was a "chimeres," a "bandit" to almost everyone in Haiti except the poor peasantry who where
being slaughtered by the U.S. Marines and their then newly formed Haitian "gendarmerie."

Back then, mostly the Haitian peasants protested the occupation and defended Haitian sovereignty. Not the leaders in the Haitian “intellectual” class - neither right wing nor progressive (except perhaps a tiny few such as Rosalvo Bobo). But in the main, the peasantry, not the bourgeoisie, not the university students, not the Haitian army, carried out the 19-year struggle against occupation in Haiti from 1915
to 1934. Only the poor and a handful from the middle class. These others came on board much later into the occupation. In fact, the university students in Haiti didn't even start demonstrating against the occupation until perhaps 14-years later when the stipends, visas and other benefits they had been given by the U.S. were cut off. That is plain Haitian history.

Things haven't changed much today

Promulgating Haitian division with visas, U.S. aid, passports, arms, policing jobs and other rewards, such as the current $26 million to the demobilized ex-soldiers and their re-integration into Haiti’s new “law and order” apparatus benefits the foreign powers and is a consistent neo-colonial tool for oppression.

Most of those one might call “progressives” who lived during the first U.S. occupation of Haiti, even the pre-communists or socialists of those olden days, just like, for instance, those “progressives” of today, seemed to have been “pacified” or, to have swallowed the logic of the occupation - that Haiti would be modernized, bandits disarmed, Coup D'etat instigators outlawed and electricity and good roads laid in every hamlet.

It's been a two-century-old method of divide and conquer and the Haitian bourgeoisie still are programmed to believe in the Western Santa Claus, still are pre-disposed to justify justice only for the rich, murderous alliances with human rights abusers and paid mercenaries.

The poor in Haiti still pay with their lives and liberty for these follies (or, is it "Foleys") of Haiti's so-called educated classes.

Every time the U.S. enters Haiti militarily, whether in 1915, 1994, or 2004, the public pretext for intervention has generally been to bring stability, democracy and development.

Most of the bourgeoisie and schooled Haitians, I say “schooled” Haitians because it’s an insult to people with wisdom to label the bulk of the Haitian bourgeoisie or schooled Haitians as “intellectuals.”;the point is, most of the bourgeoisie and schooled Haitians always swallow and adapt to foreign intervention because, they argue, the U.S./UN., or Western powers will bring development – electricity, schools, roads, communications, - for instance as in 2004, $1 billion dollars – money to Haiti that would benefit the nation as a whole.

It didn't happen between 1915 through 1934; it didn't happen in 1994, and, U.N./U.S. presence in Haiti in 2004 have certainly not brought Haiti electricity, a living wage, more schools, jobs, or an improvement with the multinational corporate monopolies unfairly affecting indigenous Haitian businesses. The first thing the U.S. soldiers did when they got to Haiti on February 29, 2004 was to take over a medical school and turn it into army barracks and a prison and allow the demobilized soldiers to enter Port-au-Prince, release all the prisoners at the National Penitentiary and start the wholesale slaughter of all supporters of the ousted Constitutional government.

Peralte is entrapped

Jean-Baptiste Conze, a Haitian collaborator with foreign troops in Haiti in 1919, arranged to meet Charlemagne Peralte, a Caco leader resisting the U.S. occupation, in a camp outside of Grande Riviere Du Nord.

Conze had promised Peralte he would come to the camp to discuss joining forces. Conze was known to have killed a few U.S. soldiers. Unbeknownst to Peralte, those attacks had been staged in order to give Conze legitimacy with the Cacos. After getting the password to Peralte's camp through this subterfuge,
Conze infiltrated Peralte's camp with white soldiers - Herman Hanneken and William Button - who had painted their faces black. Conze then pointed Charlemagne Peralte out for the U.S. soldiers to assassinate.

Perhaps this is what will happen to Dread Wilme, accused of defending pro-Lavalas people in Site Soley - the allege reason for the current U.N. offensive and cordoning off Site Soley residents.

Like Charlemagne Peralte, Emmanuel "Dread" Wilme, may be executed by foreign troops and dragged, as a trophy, through the streets of Haiti to cow the peaceful demonstrators who are demanding return of the Constitutional government; to demoralize, to "shock and awe" the Haitian poor with the overwhelming, unjust and illegal power of foreign troops in Haiti.

In fact, a collaborator with the Coup D'etat, Jean Joel Corneille, the current de facto magistrate of Site Soley, has already publicly offered, to the U.N. soldiers, intricate details on the whereabouts of Dread Wilmer inside one of the neighborhoods of Site Soley so that a modern day Hanneken/Button might add a new scalp to the wholesale-killing-belt of Lavalas supporters in Haiti today or perhaps they might even "Fallujah" this area.

What the Powers who oppress poor Haitians do not realize is that our struggle is our life. It's in our walk, our common greeting phrases, our songs:

Grenadye alaso
sa ki mouri zafè* a yo.
Nanpwen manman nanpwen papa.
Sa ki mouri zafè a yo!!!!

Poor Haitians have already mourned the death of Dred Wilmè. We mourn all our deaths. Every waking moment of this coup d'etat has been like dying a thousand times.

We will pray that Dred Wilmè lives, that he does not die for Haiti.

But, if he should fall tonight or tomorrow night under the guns of the U.N., Haitian police or CIVPOL, he has already saved at least one Haitian life this year - he has, (like Kapwa Lamò), covered himself with glory.

Like all the others falling under the Westerners' "peacemakers guns" in Site Soley, Bel Air and throughout Haiti; like Charlemagne Peralte, Marie-Jeanne, Claire Heureuse, Boiron Tonnere and Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Haiti's true freedom fighters shall be remembered and sung about long after this latest Coup D'etat's killers have passed, as mere footnotes, into history.

Marguerite Laurent, Esq.
Founder and Chair,
Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
April 21, 2005


*For this song: Some say "afè a yo" which has a slightly different meaning. I learned the more popular refrain: "zafè a yo". 'Sa ki mouri afè a yo,' means If you die "that's your business." Zafè a yo, means If you die "too bad!".

HLLN Recommended Links to honor Dred Wilmè on July 6, Haitian Perspectives, June 6, 2007 (July 6 links sponsored by HLLN's FreeHaitiMovement - Dessaline is Rising Worldwide)

Links to Honor, on July 6 the life of Emmanuel "Drèd" Wilmè, a Haitian hero for the 21st century, who was hunted down in Haiti for 18-months by the world's most powerful militaries, first the soldiers of the US, France & Canada, and then finally as he lay wounded, he was summarily executed, along with many in his family, his friends and neighbors in Site Soley, on July 6, 2005, by the firepower of 300 UN troops, acting as military proxies for US regime change.

Emmanuel Dred Wilmè, Haiti's warrior assassinated by UN/US occupiers on July 6, 2005

'If they shoot at us, they are doomed. If they don't shoot at us, they are doomed!' March, 2005 by Marguerite Laurent

The Crucifixion of Emmanuel "Dred" Wilme by U.N. Troops: A historical perspective
, Ezili Dantò | Haitian perspective | April 21, 2005


by Ezili Dantò

English translation:
The Bandit King of Site Soley and the US/UN Most Wanted Man In Haiti right
now, SPEAKS - April 4, 2005

Ale tande Drèd pale (Drèd Wilmè speaks) - Listen to Kreyol audio

Update: Emmanuel Dread Wilme, Haiti's warrior assassinated by UN/US occupiers on July 6, 2005

Deliver this Letter to Lula - Open Letter to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from New York Haitians


The People of Haiti Honor Emmanuel "Dred" Wilme, as a "Hero For the 21st Century" on October 17, 200r by inaugurating "Boulevard Dred Wilme"


Emmanuel Dred Wilme: A Hero for the 21st Century


Emmanuel "Dread" Wilme - on "Wanted poster" of suspects wanted by the Haitian police.
| Click photo for larger image of image poster roster

Emmanuel Dread Wilme Reported killled by UN troops July 6, 2005

List of Victims, Massacres, Coup D'etat Abuses
- REMEMBERING they were human beings with the right to life, security and
liberty. List of the dead. (excepted from - List of Victims, Massacres, Coup
D'etat Abuses

Turning Haiti into a Penal colony

Haitian Children Put in Chains by the Whites: Remembering How The UN
dropped bombs on Haitian civilians in Site Soley last July, 2005, then put
the wounded in chains. Interview of Witnesses, Direct from Haiti
Translation of excerpts of a July 5, 2006 Radio Levekampe Broadcast from
Kreyol original into English by Frantz Jerome, Ezili Danto Witness Project,
July 5, 2006

Listen to original Kreyol audio of Haitian Children Put in Chains:
- Blan yo mete kòd lan pye jèn Ayisyen (Tande li an Kreyòl: Listen to original Kreyol audio)

Celebrating the Life of Emmanuel "Drèd" Wilmè by Frantz Jerome,
Haitian Perspectives, July 1, 2006

".....Drèd Wilme represent(ed) Haiti's manhood, its courage and commitment
to liberty. He stood, as a lone fighter, a father to the Haitians in Site
Soley without defenders against the most powerfully armed nations on earth.
Wilme lasted without resources for more than 16-months evading the biggest
manhunt in the Western Hemisphere led against Haitian self-determination by
the alien and foreign occupying forces. But because Dred Wilme could not,
like Guy Phillipe be bought off by a U.S. dollar, he was a "terrorist" for
the aims of U.S. Ambassador Foley and right wing Cuban-American hater of
indigenous self-rule, Roger Noreiga. Haitians throughout Haiti and the
Diaspora embrace Wilmè as they do Kapwa Lamò and Charlemagne Peralte. None of those calling Drèd Wilmè "bandit" have ever shown he traveled outside his
community to attack either the foreigner who came to kill him in his own
home, nor the morally repugnant Haitian bourgeoisie who paid assassins to
destroy his community, his nation. In contrast to the bi-centennial Coup
D'etat traitors, Drèd Wilmè, is known to the people in his community as a
defender of the defenseless and poor. Again, we say, as we did last April,
Wilmè covered himself in glory because he added value in his own community,
and if, in fact, he lives no more, he joins the line going back to that first
Neg and Negès Ginen who can only - depi lan Guinen - live free or die. That
unborn spirit, that Haitian soul, cannot die. It's rising. (Excerpted from
Emmanuel Dread Wilme Reported killled by UN troops July 6, 2005 by Ezili
Danto, Li led li la, July 8, 2005")

Remembering July 6, 2005 and the UN massacre of innocent civilians from Site Soley: Demand UN soldiers stop killing innocent Haitian civilians and brutalizing the Haitian public, Demand Justice for the UN victims from Site Soley, Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network, Haitian Perspectives, June 28, 2006
(also in Kreyol)

HLLN Apèl pou Aksyon, for July 6, 2006


July 6 - International Day Against the Extermination of Black Youths


Cite Soleil Community Turns Out En Masse For Funeral of Dread Wilme

Credible Estimates of Civilian Casualties during July 6th UN Military
Operation in Cite Soleil Continue to Mount | US Labor and Human Rights
Delegation July 9th, Port-au-Prince

Final Delegation Report of UN Massacre at Cite Soleil - Growing Evidence of a Massacre by UN occupation forces in Port-au-Prince Neighborhood of Cite Soleil, July 12, 2005

The funeral of Dread Wilmé: there will always be more Wilmés as long as there is misery and exclusion, according to the participants
| AHP, July 11, 2005, English Translation (unofficial)

Eyewitnesses Describe Massacre by UN Troops on Haitian People (Transcript - Democracy Now, July 11, 2005)

The Cite Soleil Massacre Declassification Project


Emmanuel Dred Wilmè: A Hero for the 21st Century

July 6, 2007 - HLLN Links to honor of Dred Wilmè and all the UN victims in Site Soley


Emmanuel "Dread" Wilme speaks (Click here for audio)

Charlemagne Pèralte Speaks!

Father Jean Juste Speaks - Message to the Diaspora

The Crucifixion of Emmanuel "Dred" Wilmè by U.N. Troops: A historical perspective, April 21, 2005

Statements from Father Jean Juste from Jailpril 21, 20

Father Gèrard Jean Juste

Sile Soley Wants Peace (Photos) and April 19, 2007 Site Soley Update

Ezili's HLLN Pays Homage to Father Gerard Jean Juste

Reed Lindsay on Dred Wilmè- Role of white liberals in Site Soley's pacification - see also, OIM/USAID Lame Timanchet soccer massacre victims and OIM's Judy Dacruz on "relief" ; The White Saviors of Haiti versus Haitian self-determination and Actualization; and
A message to Paul Farmer, the Senate, Dobbins & Francois
Demand a Stop to the killings in Site Soley, Bel Air, Martissant, Solino - stop killing of Haitian people by UN Troops

(Please send out appeals immediately. Ask that the UN stop their "Iron Fist Operations" on innocent civilians in Haiti. Haiti doesn't need heavy tanks, weaponry or war artillery but engineers, technicians - builders not destroyers. See our original Action Alert with Sample Letters & contact info.

HLLN Note - November, 2005: Experience these last 18-months and Haitian history with the US/Euro officials has proven that the UN, France, Canada and US officials are not responding because Haiti has none of Western powers as reliable allies (military, diplomatic or humanistic), so please, don't bother sending appeals only to the UN, their proxy or to US/Canada/France officials or US Embassy, please send appeals directly to human rights organizations and the people of these coup d'etat countries (People-to-People) and PRIMARILY to your media to help HLLN mobilize a people-to-people effort to stop the genocide and brutal occupation of Haiti. Flood your local, national and international media and human rights organization with your concerns about the re-enslavement of the people of Site Soley and Haiti. See, Media contact information. (For further info, See also, Join HLLN's People-to-People campaign to expose the lies of the International Community about Haiti, its people and resources: Demand the International coup d'etat supporting countries and enforcers, not President Rene Preval, set the political prisoners free, end the UN occupation, return Haitian assets.) http://www.margueritelaurent.com/campaigns/

HLLN's Open Letter Demanding a Stop to UN Slaughter of Haitian civilians in Site Soley, Haiti, July 21, 2005

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July 6, 2007 event for HLLN's FreeHaitiMovement - Dessaline is Rising Worldwide)


Emmanuel "Dread" Wilme speaks:
Radio Lakou New York, April 4, 2005 interview with Emmanuel "Dread" Wilme

Urgent Action:
Demand a Stop
to the Killings
in Cite Soleil

Sample letters &
Contact info

Urge the Caribbean Community to stand firm in not recognizing the illegal Latortue regime:

Selected CARICOM Contacts
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