[News] Support Haiti's fight to overturn the stolen election! - Denounce US-UN complicity in election fraud and violence!

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Mon Dec 14 10:18:54 EST 2015



*_Call to Action -- US complicity in election fraud & violence_*

*Haiti on the March: Outrage over Stolen Election *

  * _Oct. 25 saw massive election fraud_ in Haiti – ballot stuffing,
    vote buying, armed coercion, naked vote rigging all the way from
    polling places to final tabulation. U.N. occupation agencies played
    a key role in the fraud, which was condemned by voters, most
    political parties, press, human rights groups, prominent
    intellectuals and religious leaders.

  * _National police and their affiliates fired automatic weapons_ into
    working class areas like Arcahaie and Cite Soleil as the election
    approached, killing many including two pregnant women and a
    7-year-old boy. Later, hooded gangs attacked marchers with machetes,
    pipes, hammers, and guns, killing young election protesters as
    police turned a blind eye

  * _Fraud and violence_ effectively prevented Haiti’s voters from
    electing the candidate of their choice. Instead, the ruling party’s
    handpicked Jovenel Moise, a political neophyte, was made the
    top-vote-getter.

Yet the Haitian people are determined to thwart what they see as an 
ongoing *“electoral coup d’etat”* by Haiti’s ruling elite, President 
Martelly and their U.S., French and Canadian backers – marching in the 
streets almost daily in their tens of thousands, risking their lives to 
insist that the fraudulent election be thrown out. Many are comparing 
today’s non-stop mass demonstrations to the uprisings that led to the 
1986 collapse of the dictator “Baby Doc” Duvalier. The people are 
turning the defense of their vote into a focus of mass struggle against 
the hated neo-Duvalierists in the Haitian government and their foreign 
backers.


Fanmi Lavalas, widely acknowledged as the country’s most popular 
political party, described the Oct. 25^th first round as *“… a 
pre-planned fraudulent enterprise that stripped the elections of all 
credibility…[in] violation of the rights of the Haitian people who alone 
can choose their leaders through an electoral process,”* in its petition 
to the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights. *“These rigged 
elections of 2015 constitute … an attack on the national sovereignty…and 
a violation of the political rights of the Haitian people...*”

/_We in the Haiti Action Committee are initiating this call to action to 
support our courageous sisters and brothers in Haiti._/ We urge you to 
join us.

*
1.Blast an Action**Alert Now*** to mobilize members of your organization 
and your network of allies. *Ask them* *to organize a flood of email, 
phone calls and social media* *to US officials* *on _Wednesday, December 
16, 2015,_ *25^th anniversary of Haiti’s first free election in 1990.


Tweet the Secretary of State @JohnKerry. Call President Obama 202 456 
1111 and members of the Congress 202 224 3121. Call Kenneth Merten 
202-647-9510 (fax 647 8900*) **Tell them:*

  * *Stop supporting fraudulent elections in Haiti.***

  * *Stop the US-financed terror campaign against the poor majority who
    are fighting for democracy in Haiti.*

*
2.Join the International Days in Solidarity with Haiti.***Support 
Haiti’s fight to overturn the stolen election. *_Organize an action or 
educational activity in your city or town during the week of Dec. 16 to 
support the grassroots movement in Haiti. _*

**

**

*Please contact us *** 
<mailto:haitiaction at sonic.net>*haitiaction at sonic.net**or call 510 848 
1656. Tell us the details of any action you are organizing, large or 
small, so we can publicize it as part of the International Days in 
Solidarity with Haiti. *Let us know your ideas for spreading this 
movement far and wide.

The campaign will focus initially on the week of Dec. 16, the 25^th 
anniversary of Haiti’s first free election in 1990 which swept a 
courageous parish priest Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide into the 
Presidency with two-thirds of the vote. In 2015, after being excluded 
for 11 years since the 2004 coup, Aristide’s Lavalas party was finally 
able to run candidates, headed by Presidential standard-bearer Dr. 
Maryse Narcisse. People in poor neighborhoods all over Haiti welcomed 
the grassroots campaign of Dr. Narcisse with great joy, and responded 
angrily to the brazen attempt to steal the elections.

In solidarity, with thanks for your enduring support for the people of 
Haiti,

Haiti Action Committee

*www.haitisolidarity.net* 
<http://www.haitisolidarity.net>*@HaitiAction1and on Facebook*

*Some key facts about the 2015 stolen election & state repression*

  * Dr. Narcisse, as part of the official Lavalas legal challenge,
    visited the Vote Tabulation Center, along with election officials,
    observers, representatives of another contesting smaller party
    Meksepa and of the ruling PHTK party. *They examined 78 randomly
    selected vote tally sheets* (proces verbaux), and all present agreed
    that *every one of the 78 tally sheets was fraudulent**,* without
    exception. The US-backed CEP election  commission then abruptly
    ended the legally-mandated verification process -- invalidating
    those 78 particular tally sheets, but failing to check the over
    13,000 tally sheets remaining to be verified. With that, the CEP
    inexplicably accepted the fraudulent election “results” as legitimate.

  * Deputy A.Rodon Bien-Aime and 2 other PHTK candidates made a
    startling revelation about UNOPS, a United Nations agency assigned
    to transport ballot boxes to the Tabulation Center. They charged
    that *while in U**.N.**custody, the ballot boxes were* *switched en
    route with boxes of pre-filled-out ballots.* In addition, a National
    Palace official was involved in a vehicle accident in which
    pre-filled-out ballots, marked for the Presidential candidate of
    Martelly’s PHTK party, Jovenel Moise, were spilled on the road.

  * 15 prominent Haitian intellectuals, outraged by “*clear involvement
    of U.N. agencies in the fraud* that marred the elections,” wrote an
    Open Letter to the U.N. Mission stating, “the whole world is
    discovering, under pressure from the street…the truth of the biggest
    electoral fraud operation…for the last 30 years in Haiti.”

  * Kenneth Merten was appointed US Special Haiti Coordinator in August
    to deal with the election crisis. He was also on the scene for the
    2010 elections. Under the direction of then-Secretary of State
    Hillary Clinton, the US favorite Martelly was catapulted from 3rd
    place into the run-off and ultimately the Presidency. [Election
    commission chair *Pierre Opont **admitted last July that the US
    “rigged the 2010 election.*”] Recently*Merten said the 2015 election
    “cannot be decided by the street*.” He said the US had committed $31
    million to fund the 2015 election, plus $2.8 million to the Haitian
    National Police for election “security.” Some 10,000 police and
    2,500 U.N. troops were deployed on election duty.

  * The so-called *Core Group -- which includes the **US, France &
    Canada, whose troops invaded Haiti****in the 2004 coup; Brazil,
    which heads the U.N. military occupation of Haiti*; the EU; OAS; and
    Spain -- has also accepted the CEP’s fraudulent election “results”
    as legitimate. The fix is in.



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