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President Aristide's Letter -
Solidarity with Rev. Father Gèrard Jean Juste

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Aristide's Letter in Solidarity with Rev. Father Gèrard Jean Juste

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5-Points From the Democratic Base In Haiti speaking for self (since Haiti's Democratic Party Leaders are in Jail or in Exile)

5-points from the grassroots Lavalas Movement and party-base in Haiti
in order for the majority and forces of peoples in Haiti they represent
to go to elections:


1. Liberation of all political prisoners including Father Gerald Jean-Juste who the Fanmi Lavalas grassroots-base in Haiti has chosen as their candidate for the presidency of Haiti.

2. The Latortue government must go.

3. The repression and killings in the popular neighborhoods must stop

4. Disarmament. Arms must be gone. There cannot be elections with all these arms on the streets (even those in the hands of the
"no-nationality" Haitian bourgeoisie, their "anti-poor" thug enforcers and former
military).

5. President Aristide and all those in exile must be allowed to return to Haiti.

 

 

 
   

5-Point Demands From the Grassroots
and Democratic-base in Haiti

5-point demands from the grassroots and Fanmi Lavalas-base in Haiti for
the majority of people in Haiti to participate in elections
.

The US-backed Haitian National Police, U.N. troops (MINUSTAH) and their ex-army goons and "civilian attaches" are currently running loose in Haiti shooting and chopping people to bits with imported machete and turning Haiti into a butcher's house to attain the peace of the cemetery.

Waking up to over 10,000 dead and walking over corpses everyday, Haitians know indeed, there is no benign neglect of Haiti by the US or Western powers. For, Haiti was forced into this de facto US/UN protectorate on Feb. 29, 2004. But, threading through the blood of the slaughtered, pushing through starvation and sickness, retching away heart, nerve and sinew to hold on to dignity and hope for return to Constitutional rule and respect for their vote, the huge majority of Haitians continue to tell the world's most powerful countries and armies that, though they be materially poor, they are free, not slaves or Western "propery" and shall not accept the lost of Haitian sovereignty to be formalized either by a foreign-run election under this foreign-imposed Latortue government and UN occupation army nor through a UN/US official protectorate.

Since the coup d'etat the majority of Haiti's people have been under military rule, US/UN-backed state-sponsored terror and the reign of impunity. But this August, 2005, even while the killings and their manner reach horrific genocidal levels, even while all their leaders are in jail or in exile and the indefinite detentions and arbitrary arrests intensify, the grassroots movement for democracy and justice in Haiti continued to resist this Western imported tyranny and have issued the 5-point Haitian people's requirements that must be met before there may be free and fair elections, justice or peace in Haiti. They are as follows:

5-points from the grassroots Lavalas Movement and party-base in Haiti
in order for the majority and forces of peoples in Haiti they represent
to go to elections:


1. Liberation of all political prisoners including Father Gerald Jean-Juste who the Fanmi Lavalas grassroots-base in Haiti has chosen as their candidate for the presidency of Haiti.

2. The Latortue government must go.

3. The repression and killings in the popular neighborhoods must stop

4. Disarmament. Arms must be gone. There cannot be elections with all
these arms on the streets (even those in the hands of the "no-nationality" Haitian bourgeoisie, their "anti-poor" thug enforcers and former military).

5. President Aristide and all those in exile must be allowed to return to Haiti.These, as we understand them, are the conditions by which the people in Haiti have stated, through their grassroots pro-democracy representatives, they will go to elections.Stop the U.N. and Haitian police killing of Lavalas supporters;

 

Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
(A network dedicated to institutionalizing the rule of law and
protecting the civil, human and cultural rights of Haitians living at home and
abroad
)
Sept. 1, 2005

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The Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network's Appeal for international support on the People of Haiti's right to
self-respect, self-determination and self-defense

We Haitian democracy activists have taken on ourselves a great task.
The Haitian people have been robbed again, not only of the wealth of our
country, and not only of the lives and livelihoods of our countrymen,
but of our sense of self-determination.

The very essence of being Haitian is the connection to those freedom
fighters of the revolution who would not lie down and obey the men who
claimed to be their masters. Today, Haiti is being ruled by a regime
that was selected by foreign powers. The legitimate officials are in exile,
in hiding, or in captivity.

All around, voices are telling us to suffer this indignity, to give up
on our quest for self-governance, that somehow we are unfit to choose our
own leaders or our own style of governance.

We utterly reject this pattern of thought. It is the mental slavery
from which Bob Marley calls us to emancipate ourselves. For the average
Haitian "This Song of Freedom" is truly all we have ever had. And now they
want to take that too.

It is with this sense of insistence and urgency that we set forth our grievances and define our terms for reconciliation in the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Haiti Resolution. We ask that all Haitian democracy activists circulate this resolution, and address the issues and demands of the resolution to their own governments, and to the United Nations, which has the responsibility for protecting the right of self-determination. But most of all, we ask all solidarity groups who wish to sincerely help Haitians, to not just send their appeals to the UN, the US-installed government, the coup d'etat governments or Haiti Democracy Project's Timothy M. Carney. You're better off telling your next door neighbor about what they are not seeing on the conventional media about Haiti then simply telling the UN, US, Candadian officials (et al) what they already know and wish to hide behind the headlines. Kindly send appeals and background info to the MEDIA. Flood the U.S. local, national and international media with your concerns about the abuse, occupation, genocide and re-enslavement of the people of Haiti.
http://www.margueritelaurent.com/contactinformation/local-national-media.html

Remember letters of appeals to the media is a start, but political action, economic boycott and systemic and consistent public censure/exposure are essentially what pro-democracy Haitians are asking from solidarity groups. Please also do this by supporting our 7 Men Anpil Chay Pa Lou campaigns and boycotts.

The Haitian Lawyers Leadership Haiti Resolution:

1. Demand the return of constitutional rule to Haiti by restoring all
elected officials of all parties to their offices throughout the
country until the end of their mandates and another election is held, as
mandated by Haiti's Constitution;

2. Condemn the killings, illegal imprisonment and confiscation of the
property of supporters of Haiti's constitutional government and insist
that Haiti's illegitimate "interim government" immediately cease its
persecution and put a stop to persecution by the thugs and murderers from sectors in their police force, from the paramilitaries, gangs and former soldiers;

3. Insist on the immediate release of all political prisoners in
Haitian jails, including Prime Minister Yvon Neptune, Interior Minister Privert
and other constitutional government officials and folksinger-activist Sò
Anne;

4. Insist on the disarmament of the thugs, death squad leaders and
convicted human rights violators and their prosecution for all crimes committed during the attack on Haiti's elected government and support the rebuilding of Haiti's police force, ensuring that it excludes anyone who helped to overthrow the democratically elected government or who participated in other human rights violations;

5. Stop the indefinite detention and automatic repatriation of Haitian
refugees and immediately grant Temporary Protected Status to all
Haitian refugees presently in the United States until democracy is restored to Haiti; and

6. Support the calls by the OAS, CARICOM and the African Union for an
investigation into the circumstances of President Aristide's removal.
Support the enactment of Congresswoman Barbara Lee's T.R.U.T.H Act
which calls for U.S. Congressional investigation of the forcible removal of
the democratically elected President and government of Haiti.

 
Dessalines Is Rising!!
Ayisyen: You Are Not Alone!


 

 

 

 

Some Contact Info:
ct:

U.S. Citizens: To find your representatives contact info, use
http://www.vote-smart.org/

Ambassador Anne Patterson
Head of the US delegation on the recent UN Security Council mission to Haiti
8th Floor US Mission to the United Nations
140 E. 45th Street NY, NY 10017
Fax: 212-415-4053

U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, James B. Foley
by Fax 011-509-223-9038 or 011-509-223-1641
(phone: 011-509-223-4711)


Haitian Government contact:

Mme Adeline Magloire Chancy Minister for Women's Rights
011-509-249-5912

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Canadian Ambassador to Haiti

Claude Boucher
Embassy of Canada
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
by Fax: (509) 249-9920
by Email: prnce@international.gc.ca
(Telephone: (509) 249-9000)

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Ambassador of France in Haiti

M. Yves GAUDEUL
Embassy of France
51 place des Hèros de l'Independance - BP 312
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
by Fax : (509) 223 5675
Telephone: (509) 222-0952

MINUSTAH (UN) contacts: please send emails to all of the following addresses:

Gender issues: Nadine Puechguirbal - puechguirbal@un.org
UN Human Rights Adviser Mahamane Cisse-Gouro: cisse-gouro@un.org
Thierry Fagart - fagart@un.org - fax: 509-244-9366/7

Or send letters to any MINUSTAH contacts at:

MINUSTAH

385 Ave. John Brown
Bourdon Boîte Postale
557 Port-au-Prince

OR

Hon. Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General
By Fax: 212.963.4879

UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
c/o Office of UN General Secretary (New York)
By Fax: 212.963.4879

 
Dessalines Is Rising!!
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Yvon Neptune's
Letter From Jail
Pacot
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April 20, 2005

(Kreyol & English)
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Click photo for larger image
Emmanuel "Dread" Wilme - on "Wanted poster" of suspects wanted by the Haitian police.
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Emmanuel "Dread" Wilme speaks:
Radio Lakou New York, April 4, 2005 interview with Emmanuel "Dread" Wilme
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The
Crucifiction of
Emmanuel "Dread" Wilme,
a historical
perspective

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

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Sample letters &
Contact info

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Denounce Canada's role in Haiti: Canadian officials Contact Infomation
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Urge the Caribbean Community to stand firm in not recognizing the illegal Latortue regime:

Selected CARICOM Contacts
Key
CARICOM
Email
Addresses
zilibutton Slide Show at the July 27, 2004 Haiti Forum Press Conference during the DNC in Boston honoring those who stand firm for Haiti and democracy; those who tell the truth about Haiti; Presenting the Haiti Resolution, and; remembering Haiti's revolutionary legacy in 2004 and all those who have lost life or liberty fighting against the Feb. 29, 2004 Coup d'etat and its consequences
     
 
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