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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 !

Added to the calendar on Thu, Feb 28, 2008 7:11AM

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by Concerned Citizen
This site is a good one. Keep up the good work. It is groups like you who donate your time to these types of issues. The renew my belief that maybe one day humanity will get their act together. I am a Haitian American born in Brooklyn and have perused your site and realize that it takes a lot of effort and time to keep reporting on various injustices going on in our world.

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