[News] Haiti Rally Wed May 28, 4:30 - Brazil consulate SF

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Mon May 26 10:28:01 EDT 2008

It's demonstration time in Brazil and San Francisco
Brazil's Lula visits Haiti 5/28 to mark 4 years of brutal Brazil-led 
UN occupation
Rally Wed. May 28th, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Brazil consulate, 300 Montgomery, S.F.
(at Pine, near Montgomery BART)

Join African drummers and the Haiti Action Committee to demand:
1. Withdraw Brazilian and all foreign occupation troops from Haiti!
2. Demand that all authorities in Haiti - including the Brazilian-led 
UN force - redouble their efforts for the safe return of disappeared 
human rights advocate Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine!
3. Free the political prisoners! End the continuing repression in Haiti!

Brazil's President Lula da Silva is set to visit Haiti on Wed. May 
28, commemorating the 4th anniversary of the first arrival of 
Brazilian UN troops in Haiti following the 2004 coup d'etat.

UN forces moved in as a proxy force, after US troops kidnapped the 
democratically-elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on Feb. 29, 
2004 and installed a coup regime. More than 8,000 Aristide supporters 
were killed and thousands more 'disappeared', exiled or thrown into 
prison, where most remain locked up to this day.

Brazil commands the 9,000-strong UN force in Haiti, which has 
committed massacres and rapes in poor neighborhoods on July 6, 2005, 
on December 22, 2006, February 2007 and numerous other occasions -- 
attacking the civilians who are the base of support for President 
Aristide and his widely popular Lavalas political movement.

The San Francisco rally is in solidarity with labor demonstrations 
May 28th in Brazil and elsewhere on the occasion of President Lula's 
visit to Haiti. Their demand: All Brazilian and UN Troops Out of Haiti!

Wednesday 5/28 is also the day for the weekly Vigil for Lovinsky 
Pierre-Antoine in Port-au-Prince, and the Global Women's Strike 
weekly vigil for Lovinsky at the Brazilian consulate in London. On 
this day our love goes out to all the sisters and brothers in Haiti 
who are keeping the flame of freedom alive.

Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine, abducted on August 12, is still missing. The 
mobilization for his safe return continues: in the U.S. Congress (see 
the letter from Rep. Maxine Waters to President Preval); on the 
streets (weekly vigils in Haiti, as well as vigils by Global Women's 
Strike at Brazilian Consulates in London and Los Angeles ); and on 
the internet (Petition to Save Lovinsky).
* Demand action from Brazil, which commands the UN military mission 
occupying Haiti.

Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine is a grassroots leader, member of the Lavalas 
party, and the head of Fondayson Trant Septanm, a Haitian 
organization that advocates for victims of the 1991 and 2004 coup 
d'etats against the democratically-elected governments of 
Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

He was last seen on the evening of Sunday, August 12, 2007 after 
meeting with a US human rights delegation visiting Haiti.

Demonstrate in S.F. on May 28th! And please continue to fax or call 
the following numbers. Express your concern that all efforts are 
being made to facilitate the safe return of Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine. 
For more information, visit 
<http://www.haitisolidarity.net>www.haitisolidarity.net and 

Haitian Ministry of Justice
Tel: 011-509-245-0474

UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
Tel: 011-509-244-0650/0660
FAX: 011-509-244-9366/67
Or, Fax Office of Secretary General (New York): 212-963-4879

United States Embassy
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Tel: 011-509-223-4711, or 222-0200 or 0354
FAX: 011-509-223-1641

Freedom Archives
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

415 863-9977

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