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Protest Marine Coup in Haiti! MRS (Marine Recruiting Station)

Friday, February 29, 2008
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Marine Recruiting Station
64 Shattuck Square
(on Shattuck Ave just south of University Ave, where Shattuck runs one-way north)

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 . 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 !

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