Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Condemn the UN massacre in Haiti

Winnipeg community vigil & picket in front of SNC-Lavalin, one of the biggest Canadian corporate profiteers of the occupation of Haiti at 1600 Ness Avenue (at St. James st near Polo Park mall) at 1 p. m. on Thursday, July 21st. You are also welcome to join us for a teach-in and discussion on the occupation of Haiti, as well as to make signs and plans for the action the following day, on Wednesday, July 20th, on the 2nd floor of 91 Albert St at 7 p. m. On July 14th, shortly after midnight, six more Haitian civilians were reported killed by UN occupation forces in the Boston neighborhood of Cite Soleil, including three children, aged 9, 5, and 4. Haitian activists believe this was an attempt to intimidate people from participating in a big demonstration scheduled for later that day in Cite Soleil. The demonstration of 5,000 people was organized to protest on-going killings of civilians by UN forces since July 6th (for details, see: http://www.haitiaction.net/News/HIP/7_13_5/7_13_5.html). For the past several weeks, UN forces have been staging nearly daily attacks in Haiti targeting the popular neighborhoods of Cite du Soleil, Bellair, etc., in an attempt to suppress democratic forces in Haiti demanding the return of elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. This event is part of an international day condemning the massacre and the occupation. Participating cities include Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Miami, as well as cities in Brazil.

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