[News] Today - SF - 5pm rally & march in solidarity with Haiti
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Wed Feb 7 13:45:37 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
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