[News] Haiti Demonstration 7:30 AM Friday 2-29 in Berkeley
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Mon Feb 18 21:59:42 EST 2008
Shine a light on the role of U.S. Marines in Haiti!
Ø 4 years after the Feb. 29, 2004 US/French coup in Haiti
Ø 4 years after US Marines seized Haitis
capital and installed a US-appointed coup regime
* Haiti is still under foreign military
occupation, marked by rapes and wanton killings of the poor.
* Since the coup Haiti faces growing hunger,
unemployment and a spiraling cost of living.
* Haitis jails are still filled with political
prisoners and the poor while coup plotters &
paramilitary death squads enjoy impunity.
Join the Haiti Action Committee at the
Marine Recruiting Station
64 Shattuck Square, Berkeley
(1/2 block south of University Avenue; 1/2 block north of Berkeley BART)
Friday, February 29, 2008
for a morning demonstration beginning at
Join us February 29th, on the 3rd International
Day in Solidarity with the Haitian People:
coordinated protests on 4 continents on the 4th
anniversary of the ongoing US/UN invasion, coup &
occupation against democracy in Haiti.
Sponsored by Haiti Action
Information: 510 847 8657
Dear Sisters and Brothers, Friends of Haiti:
The United Nations forces in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and
Haitis tiny elite backed to the hilt by the
US, France and Canada continue their repression
of the poor majority, targeting especially
supporters of the Lavalas grassroots democracy
movement. Although a new President Rene Preval
was elected in 2006, most functionaries from the
US-installed coup regime of 2004-06 remain in
office today. And the reins of power remain
effectively in the hands of the US Embassy and other foreign occupation forces.
Let us not forget that 200 years before the 2004
coup, Haitians rose up and overthrew both slavery
and colonial rule. The Haitian Revolution was an
earth-shattering development in the struggle for
the emancipation of labor all over the world, and remains our shining example.
Now, when the enemies of freedom and sovereignty
are attempting to re-colonize and re-enslave
Haiti, we need to act in solidarity with our
Haitian brothers and sisters, in the spirit of their resistance.
See you at 7:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 29th, 2008 -
at the Marine Recruiting Station in Berkeley!
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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