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The Haitian Declaration of Independence 1804

LIBERTY OR DEATH
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NATIVE ARMY
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Today, January 1st 1804, the general in chief of the native army, accompanied by the generals of the army, assembled in order to take measures that will insure the good of the country;

After having told the assembled generals his true intentions, to assure forever a stable government for the natives of Haiti, the object of his greatest concern, which he has accomplished in a speech which declares to foreign powers the decision to make the country independent, and to enjoy a liberty consecrated by the blood of the people of this island; and after having gathered their responses has asked that each of the assembled generals take a vow to forever renounce France, to die rather than live under its domination, and to fight for independence until their last breath.

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"If governments spent (on relief) only one percent of what is spent on armies, they would change the face of the world for poor people," Osama bin Laden

(audiotape released Friday, 1 October 2010)