Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Aristide’s Return: A Message from Haitian Grassroots Organizations (Haiti Action Committee & Others) (English, Creole)

Collaborating Haitian Grassroots Organizations
March 14, 2011

 

Forced exile and democracy are incompatible.

Banishment and democracy are incompatible.

We, grassroots organizations located in the south of Haiti, congratulate the religious, solidarity and community organizations and leaders who signed the letter published in the January 23, 2011 Miami Herald calling for the return of President Aristide.  We thank the anti-apartheid activists who signed a letter sent to South African President Zuma. We add our voices to theirs.

Many thanks to the religious leaders who sent a beautiful letter to our brother President Aristide; we join our voices to theirs in prayer, so that President Aristide can join us this week, as announced in the press by the South African government. We invite all those who signed as well as those who did not have the opportunity to sign these letters but are motivated by the same sentiments, to join their voices to those of the majority of Haitians, to make President Titide come back to us healthy and able, this week as expected by us.

We call on all people and leaders the world over, who believe in democracy, to help President Aristide return promptly this week. Banishment and democracy don’t mix. Forced exile and democracy are also incompatible. A special thank you to President Jacob Zuma and the South African brothers and sisters who we know have endured similar hardships, and know and understand our pain. As they celebrated the end of apartheid with the liberation of Nelson Mandela and the return of the jailed and exiled ANC leadership, the Haitian people are ready to celebrate the end of President Aristide’s exile.

Signed by the following organizations:

Kodinasyon Peyizan Sid [KPS] (Sothern Peasant Coordination)
Asosiyasyon Fanm Vanyan Okay [AFVO] (Valiant Women Association)
Asosiyasyon Machann Aken[AMA] (Aquin’s Merchants Association)
Gwoupman Plante Senlwidisid{GPS}(Saint Louis du Sud’s Agricultural Workers Organization)
Solidarite Jenn Kavayon {SJK}(KAvayon’s Youth Solidarity)
Asosiyasyon Peyizan Gwomaren {APG] (Gros Marin’s Peasants’ Association)
Asosiyasyon Fanm Senlwidisid{AFS}(Saint Louis du Sud’s Women’s Association)
Mouvman Tet Kole Kavayon {MTKK}(Cavaillon’s “Tet Kole” Movement)
Oganizasyon Devlopman Solon[ODS} (Solon’s Development Organization)
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Okay (Cayes’ Fanmi Lavalas Chapter)
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Aken (Aquin’s Lavalas Chapter)
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Senlwidisid (Saint Louis du Sud’s Lavalas Chapter)
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Kavayon (Cavaillon’s Lavalas Chapter)
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Anike (Arniquet’s Lavalas Chapter)
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Kanperen (Camperin’s Lavalas Chapter)
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Torbec (Torbeck’s Lavalas Chapter)
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Maniche (Maniche’s Lavalas Chapter)
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Port Salut (Port Salut’s Lavalas Chapter)
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Tibiron (Tiburon’s Lavalas Chapter)


Subject: Let de remesiman

Ekzil fose pa mache ak Demokrasi

Banisman pa mache ak Demokrasi

Nou menm oganizasyon de baz ki chita nan Sid Peyi Dayiti.Nou felisite Lide Relijye ak oganizasyon Kominote ki te siyen deklarasyon ki te soti nan jounal Miami Herald 23 Janvye 2011 lan.Nou remesye,Aktivis kont apatheid nan Afrikdisid ki te siyen let voye bay Prezidan J,Zuma.Nou mete vwa nou ak moun ki te siyen let 27 fev 2011 lan.

Yon gwo mesi bay Lide Relijye ki te voye bel let bay Fre nou Prezidan Aristid,nou ini vwa nou avek yo nan lapriye, pou Ex Prezidan Aristide kapab rejwenn nou,nan semenn sa a,jangouvenmanSid Afriken an anonse sa nan lapre.Nou envite tout moun sa yo ak tout ki pat gen opotinite siyen let sa yo.Men ki gen menm santiman,pou mete vwa yo ak vwa majorite Pep Ayisyen an.Pou fe Prezidan Titid retounen jwenn nou anfom,anfom nan semenn sa a ,jan nap tann li an.

Nou mande tout Pep ak Lide nan lemonn ki kwe tout bon nan demokrasi,pou ede retou Prezidan Aristid prese,prese nan semenn sa a.Banisman pa mache ak demokrasi.Ekzil fose pa mache ak demokrasi.Yon gwo mesi bay Presidan Jacob Zuma ak fre,se nou yo an Afrikdisid,yo te pase moman difisil yo menm jan ak nou e yo konprann nan ki doule nou ye.

Menm jan yo te selebre lafen apatheid avek Liberasyon Nelson Mandela ak tout lot Lide ANC,ki te nan prizon,Ekzil fose,kite retounen.Se konsa Pep Ayisyen pare pou selebre fen Ekzil fose Prezidan J B Aristide.

Men Oganizasyon ki siyen;

Kodinasyon Peyizan Sid [KPS]
Asosiyasyon Fanm Vanyan Okay [AFVO]
Asosiyasyon Machann Aken[AMA]
Gwoupman Plante Senlwidisid{GPS}
Solidarite Jenn Kavayon {SJK}
Asosiyasyon Peyizan Gwomaren {APG]
Asosiyasyon Fanm Senlwidisid{AFS}
Mouvman Tet Kole Kavayon {MTKK}
Oganizasyon Devlopman Solon[ODS}
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Okay
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Aken
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Senlwidisid
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Kavayon
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Anike
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Kanperen
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Torbec
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Maniche
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Port Salut
Baz Fanmi Lavalas Tibiron

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