[News] Haiti Update: Hold the U.S./U.N Occupation Accountable!

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Tue Nov 20 10:03:16 EST 2018


Condemn the police killings of demonstrators in Haiti by the 
UN-supervised police and affiliates! Demand an end to the US/UN 
occupation
. The United Nations, along with the United States and 
Canada, trains and supervises the murderous Haitian police and oversees 
Haiti's horrendous prisons where beatings, torture and killings are 
reportedly routine.

*Take Action:* Contact U.N. representative in Haiti, Sophie Boutaud de 
la Combe: e-mail: boutauddelacombes at un.org 
<mailto:boutauddelacombes at un.org>; Twitter: @SBDLC @MINUJUSTH


  * Condemn the police killings of demonstrators in Haiti by the
    UN-supervised police and attaches

  * End the US/UN occupation


*Background:*
Sunday November 18, 2018, was the 215th anniversary of the victory at 
the battle of Vertieres when Haitians won a decisive battle against 
French forces in 1803, leading to the declaration of Haitian 
independence. People all over Haiti marked the occasion with massive 
protests <https://twitter.com/HaitiInfoProj/status/1064213496110309376> 
against the theft of billions of dollars of Petrocaribe funds provided 
to the Haitian government by Venezuela. The demonstrators continued 
their call for the end to the murderous UN/US occupation and the 
imposed, illegitimate government of president Jovenel Moise and prime 
minister Jean-Henri Ceant.

According to radio and witness reports the police have been shooting at 
unarmed protestors, wounding and killing an undetermined number. The 
situation on the ground in Haiti has been worsening as the Moise regime, 
backed by the US and the UN, has ramped up a savage campaign of 
repression <https://tinyurl.com/ycvjb2rl> against the population. In the 
Port-au-Prince area alone, the list of attacks includes the police 
killing of a student leader on 10/31/18, the shootings during the week 
of 11/5/18 of teachers and high school students in /Site Soley/ (Cite 
Soleil) protesting months of non-payment of overdue salaries and the 
lack of educational supplies, the mass killings and land-grab expulsion 
in /Kanaan/ (Canaan) and the massacres on November 13 and 17, 2018 in 
the community of /Lasalin/ (La Saline).

Please read the /Fanmi Lavalas/ statement <https://tinyurl.com/ycppbpj6> 
condemning the 11/13 horrible massacre in Lasalin which occurred during 
the commemoration of another government organized massacre in 
/Granravin/ (Grand Ravine) on 11/13/17, one year ago to the day. The 
statement in /Kreyol/ can also be heard over a graphic video from 
@Haitiinfoproj 
<https://twitter.com/HaitiInfoProj/status/1063179844605796353> showing 
some of the victims. The death toll varies as reports from witnesses are 
being assessed; many were disappeared, bodies were also reportedly 
burned and trucked away.

We support and stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in 
Haiti as they refuse to accept dictatorship and terror. Support and 
stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers on the ground in 
Haiti! They are unarmed and bravely taking on the US/UN-supported 
killers, the UN-trained police and their paramilitary attaches or 
affiliates.

DONATE <https://haitisolidarity.net/donate/> to support the work of 
Haiti Action Committee
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