Oppositional movements during Aristide's second term

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Haiti opposition announces parallel government
BBC News Online, Saturday 16 December 2000. A group of opposition parties in Haiti has announced the creation of a provisional government in protest against the recent re-election of Jean-Bertrand Aristide as the country's president. The Democratic Convergence said it would form an alternative administration which would oversee elections for what it said would be a legitimate government.
Aristide foes set up provisional govt.
Peoples Weekly World, Feb 2001. Democratic Convergence, a broad coalition representing nearly every political organization in Haiti except the followers of Aristide, declared a provisional government on Feb. 6, proclaiming Gerard Gourgue provisional president for a period of two years, with the principal task of organizing truly fair and democratic elections. The coalition declared March as a month to mobilize support.
The ‘Civil Society’
This Week in Haiti, Haiti Progres, 13–19 June 2001. A new organization calling itself the Majority Civil Society (SCM) was launched on Jun. 1. The founders of the new group defined themselves as an alternative to the Civil Society Initiative (ISC), led by Rosny Desroches, who was Education minister of the neo-Duvalierist military junta which took power following dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier's downfall in 1986.
Unions prepare wave of demonstrations against Aristide
Robens Cheriza, Hoover's Online, 11 January 2003. Union activists will stage a peaceful demonstration to say that they have had enough of the high cost of living, the high cost of fuel and the lack of security. The uprising over the [government's] decision to increase fuel prices on the market is taking the form of strikes, marches and all kinds of demonstrations. [However] Lavalas is holding its ground.
Haiti's Large Businesses Shutter Doors as the Poor Markets Remain Open
By Kevin Pina, 24 January 2003. A general strike called in Haiti today by 184 civil society organizations quickly began to resemble a strike called by the Democratic Convergence last December 4, 2002. While tacitly accepting support from the Convergence, the civil society organizations insisted it was not their goal to force Aristide's resignation. This appeared at odds with their simultaneous claims that the government no longer enjoys credibility with a majority of the Haitian people.
184 Institutions: The Macouto-bourgeosie's new offensive
This Week in Haiti, Haiti Progres, 22–28 January 2003. There is a striking similarity between the destabilization campaigns taking place today in Haiti and Venezuela. This is not altogether surprising since both Haiti's Democratic Convergence opposition front and its Venezuelan counterpart, the Democratic Coordination, have Washington as a coach.
The Office of the Director of Communication of the Ministry of Culture writes to Ms. Trunzo on the question of economic sanctions
AHP, 4 February 2003. The communications office reproaches USAID for serving as a cover for a planned policy of strangulation... or of utilizing these funds, in large part, to support associations and organizations which, strangely, happen to be, almost all, part of the political opposition.
Haitian bourgeoisie's protests end as fiascos
This Week in Haiti, Haiti Progres, 19–25 November 2003. Twice in the past week the Haitian bourgeoisie sought to demonstrate their political strength. But twice their shows of force turned to farce. the so-called Group of 184 (G184), a civil society front concocted by Haitian businessmen and the Republican branch of Washington's National Endowment for Democracy, planned a rally to roll out their new social contract and plan for how to end Haiti's political troubles.
The Bush Administration's Endgame for Haiti
By Kevin Pina, The Black Commentator, 4 December 2003. So who is Group 184 and how have they managed to garner so much media savvy in such a short period of time? How has their leader Andre Apaid been transformed from a reactionary businessman, who forces union organizers off his property at gunpoint, into Andy the democratic leader of the opposition? The answer to these questions, as is so often the case, lies in Washington D.C. not in Port au Prince.
Destabilization campaign, and popular resistance, intensify
This Week in Haiti, Haiti Progres, 17–23 December 2003. With less than two weeks until Haiti's Jan.1, 2004 Bicentennial celebrations, reactionary forces are redoubling their efforts to overthrow the popularly elected government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.