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2/29 Global Day of Action for Haiti- 56 actions in 47 cities on 4 continents
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Subject: Current list of 56 actions in 47 cities on 4 continents in solidarity with Haiti - as part of 2-29-08 global day of action for Haiti
Date: 27 February 2008 19:31:54 GMT-08:00
Growing list of cities participating in actions on or around Feb. 29, 2008, in solidarity with the Haitian people, on the 4th anniversary of the Feb. 29, 2004 coup d'etat in Haiti. Updated as of Feb. 27, 2008 - 5 p.m. Pacific time
Here is a list 47 cities - so far - that have informed us that they are participating in the Feb. 29th Day of Solidarity with the Haitian People. A total of 56 actions are planned in the 47 cities on 4 continents, in support of the Haitian people's demand for self-determination, democracy and justice.
New York City (2 activities)
Durban, South Africa - the Abahlali Shack Dwellers Movement
Berkeley, California (2 activities)
Los Angeles, California
Notre Dame, Indiana (2 activities)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
San Rafael, California
London, England (2 activities)
San Jose, California - Downtown San Jose, corner of Market Street & San Carlos Street, south end of Cesar Chavez Plaza, 5:00pm - 6:00pm. For more info, contact Donna Wallach - dbwall[at]earthlink[dot]net, or call (h) 408-293-4774 (cell) 408-569-6608
Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
Minneapolis/St Paul, Minn. (2 events in the Twin Cities)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (3 activities)
Rochester, New York
Vancouver, BC, Canada (2 activities)
San Diego, California
Auckland Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
Brooklyn, New York
San Francisco, California
Prince George, BC, Canada
New Orleans, Louisiana
Santa Cruz, California
North Minneapolis, Minn.
Sonoma, California (2 activities)
Many cities and towns in Haiti (4 confirmed so far)
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 Haiti’s 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.
* Haiti’s 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 Committee. http://www.haitisolidarity.net Information: 510 847 8657
Dear Sisters and Brothers, Friends of Haiti:
The United Nations forces in Haiti (MINUSTAH) and Haiti’s 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!