[News] SF - Demonstrate for Haiti- FEB 7
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Fri Feb 2 12:04:19 EST 2007
Wednesday, February 7th
International Day in Solidarity with Haiti -- worldwide EMERGENCY PROTESTS!
WHERE: Gather at 4:30 pm for a 5 pm Rally at Powell & Market
(Powell St. BART)
Followed by a March down Market to a picket at the Brazilian
Consulate, 300 Montgomery (between Pine & California). Brazil
commands the UN military force in Haiti.
The foreign military occupation of Haiti continues. The 8000 UN
troops are a proxy force for the US, French and Canadian soldiers who
overthrew Haiti's government in a 2004 coup. UN troops and
police-controlled death squads routinely assault communities that
support the Lavalas grassroots democracy movement. They are
responsible for killings, sexual abuse, beatings, house burnings,
arbitrary arrests, and prolonged, illegal detention of people without
In the pre-dawn of December 22nd, 400 Brazilian-led UN troops began a
day-long raid in Cite Soleil -- an operation on the scale of the July
6, 2005 UN massacre in the same poor, working-class community. They
fired heavy weapons from tanks and helicopters into people's homes.
Many residents were killed and wounded. Local citizens were outraged
that UN troops blocked Red Cross access to the area, refusing medical
care to people they had injured, including numerous children.
The grassroots movement in Haiti has called for coordinated
international protests on February 7, to raise the demand: All
foreign occupation forces must leave Haiti now!
Let us act now in solidarity with our Haitian sisters and brothers,
whose unbreakable spirit, in the face of severe repression, won't stop.
Sponsored by Haiti Action Committee For more information,
see <http://www.haitiaction.net/>www.haitiaction.net and
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