[News] Today - Day of Action for Haiti

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*Sent by Haiti Action Committee*
*www.haitisolidarity.net <http://www.haitisolidarity.net/>

*Hi Everyone,  There is little news of the current events in Haiti, but 
it’s gotten so bad that even the New York Times published an op-ed 
condemning the 2 completely corrupt recent “elections" for Parliament 
and president, with a presidential “runoff” election scheduled for 
December 27.

Street protests occur daily and the resulting brutality of police and 
death squads has led to mayhem and murder. The US-imposed Martelly 
government is showing all the signs of the brutality of the Duvalier 
dictatorships and their /tonton macoute/ death squads, with the US 
supplying the money to support the police repression as part of our 
government’s financial aid package for the electoral process. Please 
make a phone call, send an email, or tweet a message to the addresses 
below, forward this email to your lists, and post on social media:

* STOP SUPPORT FOR FRAUDULENT ELECTIONS IN HAITI.  GIVEN THE 
DEMONSTRABLE FRAUD IN BOTH THE AUGUST 9TH AND OCTOBER 25TH ELECTIONS, IT 
WOULD BE CRIMINAL TO PROCEED WITH THE DECEMBER 27TH PRESIDENTIAL RUN-OFF.

*STOP SUPPORT FOR POLICE TERROR IN HAITI.  PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATORS HAVE 
BEEN SHOT, ATTACKED AND BRUTALIZED WEEK AFTER WEEK BY U.S.-FINANCED 
POLICE AND PARAMILITARY FORCES.


Thanks,
charlie

*Action Campaign for Haiti beginning December 16*

For the last few months, Haitians have been demonstrating nearly every 
single day, demanding that their votes be counted and that the 
fraudulent elections of August 9th and October 25th be annulled.  They 
have been shot down, tear gassed, beaten with rubber hoses, and some 
have been killed. Yet they have come back the next day, determined to 
have their voices heard, denouncing what they call an “electoral coup.”

Even though independent observers have documented the widespread fraud 
that has given the lead position in the presidential election to the 
party of Haitian President Michel Martelly, the United States government 
has endorsed the elections: a run-off is scheduled for December 27th, 2015.

/Fanmi Lavalas/, long the most popular political party in Haiti, and its 
presidential candidate, Dr. Maryse Narcisse, have demanded a full-scale 
independent investigation of the election. They have initiated a legal 
challenge both within Haiti and at the Inter-American Commission on 
Human Rights. Still, the State Department and the United Nations 
occupying force (MINUSTAH) continues to push the electoral coup forward, 
showing that, to them, Haitian votes DO NOT MATTER.

On December 16th, the 25th anniversary of Haiti’s first free 
presidential election that brought President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and 
the /Lavalas/ movement to power, large-scale demonstrations will take 
place again throughout Haiti.

*We are echoing their demands with A Day of Action and Solidarity With 
the People of Haiti.*

*You can help:*

*Contact the following U.S. officials:*
For the White House: 202-456-1111, @POTUS; For the Secretary of State: 
@JohnKerry; For Kenneth Merten, Haiti Special Coordinator: 202-647-9510 
HaitiSpecialCoordinator at state.gov 
<mailto:HaitiSpecialCoordinator at state.gov>; For Members of Congress: 
202-224-3121

*Tell them:*
**
* STOP SUPPORT FOR FRAUDULENT ELECTIONS IN HAITI.  GIVEN THE 
DEMONSTRABLE FRAUD IN BOTH THE AUGUST 9TH AND OCTOBER 25TH ELECTIONS, IT 
WOULD BE CRIMINAL TO PROCEED WITH THE DECEMBER 27TH PRESIDENTIAL RUN-OFF.

*STOP SUPPORT FOR POLICE TERROR IN HAITI.  PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATORS HAVE 
BEEN SHOT, ATTACKED AND BRUTALIZED WEEK AFTER WEEK BY U.S.-FINANCED 
POLICE AND PARAMILITARY FORCES.

*ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.  HAITIAN LIVES MATTER.*
**
*Sent by Haiti Action Committee*
*www.haitisolidarity.net <http://www.haitisolidarity.net/> and on FACEBOOK*
*@HaitiAction1*
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*Some key facts about the 2015 stolen election and 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.R. Bien-Aime and 2 other PHTK candidates made a startling 
revelation about UNOPS, a UN agency assigned to transport ballot boxes 
to the Tabulation Center. They charged that while in UNOPS 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 UN 
military occupation of Haiti; the EU; OAS; and Spain --has also accepted 
the CEP’s fraudulent election “results” as legitimate.

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