[act-ma] Friday 1/28 @ 3pm -Demonstration against repression in Haiti at the Haitian Consulate

Deepa Panchang dpanchang at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 05:42:31 PST 2011


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·      End the attacks and killings by police and MINUSTAH (U.N.
“peacekeeping” troops) on Haitian workers and students

·      Justice for Prof. Janil Louis-Juste, math teacher Louis Jean Filbert
and others  murdered for challenging injustice

·      Support the Haitian Coalition for Education’ demand  for universal
and free education for all Haitian children

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*Friday, January 28th, 3:00-4:30 pm*

*Haitian Consulate, 545 Boylston St. *

*From Copley T stop, walk 1 block towards downtown on Boylston St. *

*(This demonstration will coincide with a demonstration of teachers in
Port-au-Prince at the Ministry of Education.)*

It is now close to a year since the lives of 300,000 people were claimed by
the devastating earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010.  Since
then the corrupt and dysfunctional Haitian government has failed to provide
basic health care, schools, housing, and infrastructure.   The billions
raised for relief have failed to alleviate the people’s suffering, and 1.6
million homeless people are still living in tents.  The Trade
Unionists, university
students, and residents of the camps who have opposed these conditions have
faced severe political repression from MINUSTAH (the U.N. “peace-keeping
force) as well as the Haitian government. And, the U.S. has failed to
fulfill its promise (made by Hillary Clinton) to provide Haiti funds for
long-term construction.  According to the Huffington Post 9/29/10) “not a
cent of the $1.15 billion has arrived.”  The criminal neglect of the Haitian
people today, which is a continuation of centuries of colonialist and
imperialist domination, must be exposed—as well as those who are most
responsible: the U.S. and Haitian governments.

*Sponsored by the Haiti Committee at Roxbury Community College*
*For more information:  email rallyforschools at gmail.com*
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