[News] Today - SF - 5pm rally & march in solidarity with Haiti

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Wed Feb 7 13:45:37 EST 2007


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>Wednesday, February 7th
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>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)
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>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.
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>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.
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>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.
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>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!
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>Let us act now in solidarity with our Haitian sisters and brothers, 
>whose unbreakable spirit, in the face of severe repression, won't stop.
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>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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