[News] International Day of Action in support of the Tribunal on Hurricane Katrina

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Tue Aug 7 10:38:59 EDT 2007


Call for an International Day of Action in 
support of the International Tribunal on Hurricanes Katrina and Rita!

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007 will mark the second 
commemoration of Hurricane Katrina and the Great 
Flood that devastated New Orleans and revealed to 
the world the ongoing depth of racism and 
national oppression that exists within the United 
States. The People’s Hurricane Relief Fund and 
Oversight Coalition (PHRF/OC – visit 
www.peopleshurricane.org for more details), a US 
based coalition of survivors of Hurricanes 
Katrina and Rita and their supporters, is holding 
its Second Annual Commemorative March on August 
29th and the International Tribunal on Hurricanes 
Katrina and Rita from August 29th – September 
2nd, 2007 (see www.internationaltribunal.org for more details).

PHRF/OC is calling on justice seeking people 
throughout the world to stand in solidarity with 
us on Wednesday, August 29th in support of these 
actions and demand that the US government be made 
accountable for the crimes it perpetrated against 
the marginalized and oppressed peoples of the 
Gulf Coast – people African descent, Indigenous 
Peoples, migrants, and the poor - during and 
after Hurricane Katrina. We are demanding the following:
1.    That the US government declare the victims 
of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Internally 
Displace Persons (IDP’s) and that they be 
provided with the basic rights and securities that come with this designation.
2.    That the US government provide immediate 
restitution to all Gulf Coast IDP’s, regardless 
of race, income, or property holding status.
3.    That those government officers, 
institutions, and agencies responsible for the 
death of over 2,000 individuals and the numerous 
human rights violations and crimes committed 
during and after Hurricane Katrina be held 
legally accountable for their actions.

To support this initiative PHRF/OC is asking all 
of our international supporters and allies to 
take one or all of the following actions:
1.    Hold a demonstration on August 29th at the 
US Embassy or Consulate in your country and raise 
the aforementioned demands in support the Gulf 
Coast IDP’s and the International Tribunal.
2.    Deliver a statement addressed to US 
President George Bush demanding that the US 
government comply with the just demands of the 
Gulf Coast IDP’s, including the demands for recognition and restitution.
3.    Issue a statement of solidarity to the 
International Tribunal on Hurricanes Katrina and 
Rita, alerting the body of your actions and support.
4.    Join the International Tribunal network and 
support our ongoing campaign work for justice by 
registering at the www.internationaltribunal.org website

If you plan on conducting any of the above 
actions or to receive more information please 
contact us at tribunal at peopleshurricane.org.

Uphold the Right of Return and hold the US 
government accountable for its crimes against 
humanity in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Act Now!

In Unity and Struggle,
Kali Akuno
Executive Director, People's Hurricane Relief Fund
Monday, August 6, 2007



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