Dust, the Wind Blows it Everywhere!

Haiti Tiger Hunting, by Wilfrid Deleus.

We are very pleased to feature a guest post by Michael Clarkson, a “70 years young” Afrikan International Freedom Fighter.  He works with KonsciousKontractors which focus its primary work inside Ti Ayiti ( Lil Haiti ).  That French-Creole-speaking neighborhood, settled by Haitian exiles, has long been a lively cultural center for Haitian and Caribbean culture.  Clarkson references Wilfrid Deleus, a renowned Haitian painter who died last year while unable to pay his rent.  Little Haiti now faces the eradication of its rich and distinct culture, as it has become one of the prime targets of the Miami Gentrification machine, along with other poor Black communities such as Overtown, Coconut Grove and Liberty City.  They call it “Climate Gentrification,” as wealthy Miami residents flee rising sea levels, and drive out poorer residents, while turning the city into an ever-expanding playground for the tourist industry.  Clarkson and others are fighting back, and he states that he is “still standing as an example of resistance to continued oppression & exploitation by capitalist/imperialism worldwide!”

The domesticated colonies of Black, Brown, Poor & Working Poor inside North amerikkka, have become the victims of the War of Gentrification.

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It was once called Armistice Day

It was the day the killing stopped, 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of November, 1918. The killing had included 10 million soldiers and some 7 million civilians.

I first ran this piece on November 11, 2015.  I will keep running it until there is no need to run it ever again.

At the front, there was no celebration …

From the account of Colonel Thomas Gowenlock, an American intelligence officer on the front line that November morning:

“All over the world on November 11, 1918, people were celebrating, dancing in the streets, drinking champagne, hailing the armistice that meant the end of the war.  But at the front there was no celebration.  Many soldiers believed the Armistice only a temporary measure and that the war would soon go on.  As night came, the quietness, unearthly in its penetration, began to eat into their souls.

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The Green Party Slate 2018 laying the Foundation.

In reporting on the Green Party of Florida (GPFL) election results for the August 28, 2018 primary, we reported that Elijah Manley got 43,000 votes (18.49%) for Broward County at-large School District 8 and Robin Harris netted 4,720 votes (24.8%) for Orange County Commission District 6.  We remarked:

“To put it simply, this year’s numbers show that where Greens run and run hard, they now represent an identifiable voting bloc that duopoly candidates can only ignore at their peril.  They call that power.”

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Tuesday! Tuesday! Tuesday!

A note from the candidate:

Tuesday is the day we can make a difference.  But frankly, it is clear that we already have.

My opponent is getting nervous.  First of all, he has been adopting my positions.  In our first side-by-side radio interviews on WJNO, Joel Malkin interviewed me first, and latched onto my founding Black Lives Matter in Palm Beach County.  Joel then asked Silvers about that and pointed out that Silvers was touting his endorsements from the FOP (Fraternal order of Police) and the BPA (Benevolent Police Association).  Suddenly, Silvers is all like “Cops?  I…  pfft…  no, man, I don’t get down with cops.  I mean, sure, they endorsed me, but I don’t know them.”

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