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EMERGENCY VIGIL IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF HAITI!
Date Monday January 18
Time 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
Oakland Federal Building, 1301 Clay Street
near 12th St. BART Station, Oakland
Event Type Vigil/Ritual
Organizer/AuthorHaiti Action Committee
Join the Haiti Action Committee, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and ANSWER Coalition at this important action. Following is the call to action from the Haiti Action Committee.

EMERGENCY VIGIL IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF HAITI!

Mon. Jan. 18, 5pm
Oakland Federal Building, 1301 Clay Street
near 12th St. BART Station, Oakland

Join the Haiti Action Committee and Congresswoman Barbara Lee to stand with the people of Haiti in this tragic hour.
Three million people are homeless, untold thousands are dead. With their own hands, Haitians are heroically digging out friends and relatives from the rubble left by the devastating earthquake, showing once again their resilience, determination and courage in the face of disaster.
Days after the earthquake, the United Nations admits it has fed only 8000 people. With thousands of U.S. troops headed to Haiti, it is clear that the U.S. and UN are more concerned with “securing” Haiti than with feeding and housing people. Millions of dollars worth of food and medicine sits on the tarmac at the airport in Port-au-Prince while the poorest communities remain without aid.
In a scene reminiscent of Hurricane Katrina, 10,000 people have sought refuge in the Aristide Foundation, near the airport in Port-au-Prince. Over fifty doctors are there, yet no medical supplies or food has arrived.
This is a time to aid grassroots organizations that have always been there for the people. This is a time to return President Aristide to Haiti.
We remember the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Contribute to Haiti relief through the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund at http://www.haitiaction.net.
For more information, see http://www.haitisolidarity.net
Added to the calendar on Monday Jan 18th, 2010 2:55 PM

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