Thursday, March 17, 2011
President Aristide Returns--God and the Devil in Haiti
President Aristide Returns
God and the Devil in Haiti
"Evil shall prevail!"
God and the Devil in Haiti
When ousted Haitian President Aristide lands in Haiti, a man of God shall join Haiti's devil incarnate, Baby Doc. Of course the Great Satan is standing in the corner of the island throwing coal into the fire of Haiti's perennial political quagmire that has persisted since the revolution that ran out the Spanish, French and English and projected the island as the first Republic of liberated Africans in the Americas.
As the nation recovers from a devastating earthquake and cholera epidemic, we understand a priority of the White Supremacy nations is a first class hotel being built at the airport.
The elections this coming Sunday may be a repeat of the fraudulent elections of last year. For sure, the candidates are
Pres. Rene Preval and Pres. Jean Paul Aristide
hardly progressive, rather a conservative lot, including a singer and former first lady. The major political party has been banned from running, the party founded by Aristide.
The housing issue persists with million still in tents, rubble in the streets, parents with no school fees, sanitation, and ongoing corruption, drug dealing and money laundering.
Well, Haiti has one thing, if nothing else, hope! When God gave the devil power to torture Job, the devil could do any and everything except kill him. It may be this knowledge that allows the Haitians to survive under the very worse circumstances known to humanity.
But let us not forget the devil's plan is that evil shall prevail, thus we must keep all eyes on Baby Doc and his minions, especially his connection to the regime of the Great Satan. The devil planned and God planned, but we know God is the Best Planner!
The Return of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to Haiti
Press Conference and Emergency Rally
Friday, March 18
United Nations Plaza, Hyde at Fulton, San Francisco
Haiti Action Committee welcomes and celebrates the return of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to his homeland, after almost 7 years of forced exile in South Africa, following a coup against his government on Feb. 29, 2004, orchestrated by Haitian elites, France, Canada, and the United States. “The return of Aristide is a tribute to the love the Haitian people have for the president they elected twice with overwhelming majorities, and their persistent demand for his return, in spite of adamant opposition from the coup supporters, and a continuing United Nations occupation force of almost 12,000 personnel,” said committee member Ayana Labossiere.
We condemn the threatening language of the State Department, and its ongoing and blatant efforts to disrupt true democracy in Haiti. On March 14, U.S. State Department spokesperson, Mark Toner said, “We would urge former President Aristide to delay his return until after the electoral process has concluded, to permit the Haitian people to cast their ballots in a peaceful atmosphere. A return prior to the election may potentially be destabilizing to the political process.”
These so-called “elections” excluded the participation of Haiti’s largest party, President Aristide’s Fanmi Lavalas, in the first place, and have forced a fraudulent “run-off” on Sunday, March 20, with two supporters of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, completely rejected by most Haitians. It is the United States that, since President Aristide was first elected in 1990, has refused to send funds directly to the Aristide government, blocked it from receiving signed international loans, economically destabilized it, and orchestrated his overthrow twice in 1991 and 2004 coups. Washington has also prevented the Fanmi Lavalas Party from participating in post-2004 coup elections.
If allowed to do so in peace, the Haitian people are perfectly capable of governing themselves wisely and democratically. They love President Aristide because his governments built more schools in their few short years in power than had been built previously in Haiti’s entire history, built clinics and a medical school, built parks in neighborhoods with no open space, raised the minimum wage, and tried to get the wealthy to pay taxes, making powerful enemies in the process.
We want people to understand that the enthusiasm with which President Aristide will be welcomed in Haiti reflects not only the affection of Haitians for this individual and respect for the office to which he was elected, but also their cry for a legitimate democratic process. This means recognition of their favored political party, non-interference by foreign elements in Haiti's internal affairs, and a respect for the political and structural changes brought about during President Aristide’s administrations.
We urge you to join Haiti Action Committee for an emergency rally Friday afternoon to support the historic return of Jean-Bertrand Aristide to Haiti. As many know, President Aristide and his family departed South Africa for Haiti today, to banner headlines that read "Jean-Bertrand Aristide defies US by heading back to Haiti."
While this marks a great occasion, still the next 24 hours are critical as the US relentlessly pursues efforts to block the return of Haiti's most popular leader. Dozens of prominent lawyers and law professors sent a statement today to Cheryl Mills, US Dept of State Chief of Staff, criticizing US government interference with Aristide's constitutional and human right to return from forced exile. There are rallies planned across the country in NY, Boston, Florida, and the Bay Area to coincide with the anticipated popular celebrations that will - if all goes well - be held Friday in Haiti upon the arrival of President Aristide and his family.
We hope you will join us Friday, March 18th at 4:30PM at UN Plaza in San Francisco, Hyde at Fulton. Meanwhile follow the journey as Amy Goodman blogs from the plane that is bringing President Aristide and his family back to Haiti. Continue to demand the US annul Haiti's phony elections slated to be held this Sunday, March 20th - between two right wing Duvalierist candidates who together won 10% [6% and 4% respectively] of the vote in widely discredited November elections.
Haiti Action Committee
www.haitisolidarity.net and on FACEBOOK