Saturday 8 March 7-11pm – London marks International Women’s Day and the
10th anniversary of the coup in Haiti with a BENEFIT GIG against occupation & repression.
For information or interviews contact Selma James or Sara Callaway at:
Global Women’s Strike (GWS) & Women of Colour in the GWS: 020 7482 2496
Leaflet and chronology below.
Stop The Attacks On Myrlande Liberis-Pavert and the Lavalas Movement
A Statement From The Haiti Action Committee
On Friday, January 17, it was reported by news agencies that a Haitian judge investigating the assassination of Jean Dominique, a crusading Haitian journalist who was killed in 2000, recommended the indictment of former Senator Myrlande Liberis-Pavert, a founder and former director of the Aristide Foundation for Democracy, along with eight others.
Monday 2 December 2pm
Embassy of the Dominican Republic
139 Inverness Terrace Bayswater London W2 6TF
Called by Caribbean Labour Solidarity and other organisations
Dear Haiti Action Committee
We are with you and the people of Haiti in this day of action against the Martelly/Lamothe government and their US supporters.
Yesterday and many times before, women, children and men in Haiti risked their lives to demonstrate against this corrupt government. Martelly was imposed on the population of Haiti by the US, just as the UN occupation was after the US coup that removed democratically elected and much loved President Aristide from power.
Since former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to Haiti, the US-appointed government of Martelly has tried to bring up bogus charges against him. Mr Aristide was ‘invited’ to attend court on 8 May and there were fears for his safety. The grassroots movement mobilised to protect him and asked for international support. The mobilisation on the ground was, once again, spectacular. In Britain John McDonnell MP issued the EDM 53 below. Given that the need for protection for Mr Aristide and the Haitian movement is ongoing, we urge you to ask your MP to sign EDM 53.
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