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|OccupyForum — Defiant Haiti Needs Our Solidarity… U.S. plots to steal yet another election|
|Date||Monday October 17|
|Time||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|Global Exchange 2017 Mission Street near 16th Street BART|
Defiant Haiti Needs Our Solidarity…
As the U.S. plots to steal
yet another Haitian Election
Over 200 years ago, Haitians rose and overthrew both slavery and colonial rule. 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 comrades, in the spirit of their fierce resistance.
The irresistible momentum of Haiti’s non-stop mass movement — with tens of thousands in the streets almost daily for many months — forced annulment of 2015’s fraudulent elections. An entirely new election was set for October 2016 (now postponed due to Hurricane Matthew). But the U.S. Embassy and their allies are still scheming to block Haiti’s most popular political party, Fanmi Lavalas, and thwart the popular will. After being excluded since the 2004 US military coup, Lavalas was finally able to run candidates again, headed by Maryse Narcisse for President. Huge crowds all over Haiti turned out for Dr. Narcisse, former President Aristide and their grassroots campaign.
Come hear the incredible story of how this resilient people is rising up and upsetting the diabolical plans of the imperialist power to the north. And watch the heart-breaking 16-minute Film, What's Going on in Haiti? — live footage of massacres by the US/UN military force still occupying Haiti — 12 years after the US coup that ousted and kidnapped President Aristide ¬¬¬¬ and the people's unbreakable will to resist.
Pierre Labossiere, Co-founder, Haiti Action Committee; Board member, Haiti Emergency Relief Fund,
Dave Welsh, S.F. Labor Council delegate; Member, Haiti Action Committee
Haiti is dealing with a devastating hurricane and worsening cholera epidemic. At the same time, the Haitian people are rising up to resist the wealthy elite and their foreign backers.
Announcements will follow. Donations to OccupyForum to cover our costs are encouraged; no one turned away.
Monday, October 17th 2016 from 6 - 9 pm at Global Exchange
2017 Mission Street near 16th Street BART
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!
Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue
on all sides of these critically important issues!