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.
Pickets protest in front of the American Red Cross in Philadelphia on January 11, 2013 for its theft and misuse of over $479 million in funds collected to aid Haitians hit hard by the 2010 earthquake.
To mark the 3rd anniversary of the earthquake that devastated HAITI, we call for international support actions.
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UK Wed 23rd Oct 13
USA Sat 19th Oct 13
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