[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 
any charges.

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 
<http://www.haitisolidarity.net/>www.haitisolidarity.net   510-483-7481





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