Join Haiti Action Committee at the MRS TODAY, all day, for a day of civil resistance and protest four years after the latest invasion of Haiti, led by the Marines.
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 ; 2 blocks north of Berkeley BART)
Friday, February 29, 2008
for a morning demonstration beginning at 7:30 AM
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 - at the Marine Recruiting Station in Berkeley !