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|Rally to Stop the Massacres in Haiti|
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|Date||Monday September 30|
|Time||12:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
|Organizer/Author||Haiti Action Committee|
Old Federal Building SF
450 Golden Gate Avenue @ Larkin
We are demonstrating to stand in solidarity with the overwhelming majority of Haitians, whose continued resistance to an illegitimate, US-backed regime has given rise to years of sustained protest against stolen elections, government corruption, poverty, land grabs, rising prices, and 15 years of UN/US military occupation. These are the conditions that drive people to leave Haiti and migrate elsewhere seeking a means to survive. (Many live in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status/TPS, under threat by the Trump administration.) $4.2 BILLION has been stolen from government revenues. The international media has either ignored this struggle or reported in a way that blames the demonstrators for “violence.”
As resistance to this regime intensifies, so does repression. Police and paramilitary forces have responded with bullets, teargas, imprisonment and increasingly, massacres, aimed at wiping out Haiti’s grassroots Lavalas movement. Over several nights in November, 2018 state-sponsored armed forces tortured, and/or murdered several hundred people, raped women in front of their families, and burned homes in Lasalin, a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince with a history of resistance.
The U.S. arms, funds and trains Haiti's military and police, and only with U.S. support can this corrupt regime remain in power. The people of Haiti deserve the right to live without the daily threat of state-directed violence. It is time for the U.S. to be held accountable for its continued support of the repressive regime now in power in Haiti.
Haiti Action Committee
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