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21/3/06

ANSWER THE CALL: Join the list of sponsors for the Free Haiti Movement’s International Solidarity Day With Haiti, May 18, 2006

 

   

Date: 21 March 2006 22:40:36 GMT

To: ezilidanto@lists.riseup.net

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– Answer the call, join the list of sponsors for The Free Haiti Movement’s, May 18, 2006, International Solidarity With Haiti

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Folks, La Sosyete,

Onè e respè

Once again, it’s time for The Free Haiti Movement?s May 18th International Solidarity Day with Haiti. Below see our announcement and how you may participate.

Those of you who have been with HLLN for a while know that HLLN’s work is public, inclusive and transparent. We promote Haitian self-reliance, self-defense, self-determination, non-dependency on foreign governmental funds, charity or any traditional sort of foreign-sponsored “benevolence,” that breeds dependency and work hard to organize international solidarity with Haitian-led participation in order to mobilize world attention to regain Haitian sovereignty and attain justice for the majority poor in Haiti.

ANSWER THE CALL: This year those of you who agree to sponsor HLLN’s Free Haiti Movement/International Solidarity With Haiti, are endorsing and supporting HLLN’s call for:

1. A stop to the killings, rapes, arbitrary arrests and political persecutions in Haiti;

2. Respect for the Feb. 7, 2006 vote and Constitutional rule;

3. Support the people of Haiti?s call for the authorities to progress with all deliberate speed to sit a free and duly elected Haitian Legislature, set a date firm for the inauguration of President Rene Preval, and to stop further pressures from the international community, mass media that would negate the Feb. 7, 2006 peoples mandate by vilifying President Preval or pressuring his government and team into IFIs compromises and giving seats, power or unmerited positions to the losers of the Feb. 7th elections;

4. Release of all political prisoners before Preval?s inauguration;

5. The disarmament, prosecution and bringing to justice the death squads, ex-military, paramilitaries, renegade police and coup d’etat orchestrators to justice; supporting the equal application of the UN?s Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration program to the people in the poor neighborhoods such as Bel Air, Site Soley, Solino, Gran Ravine, Martissant, et al, but with Haitian-led and designed social programs and without remobilizing the former military or reconstituting well known human rights violators or coup detat enforcers into the police force.

6. Demanding the demilitarization of the Haitian police and UN peacekeepers, promoting not any army on Haitian soil, foreign or domestic, but community-based policing; community-focused UN and Haitian police work and training and the banning of UN tanks, heavy weapons, equipments and all small arms exports to Haiti;

7. Requesting a stop to deportations and that temporary protected status be given to fleeing Haitian refugees;

8. Supporting the calls by CARICOM, OAS, African Union, Congressional Black Caucus for investigations into foreign powers’ role in the 2004 coup d’etat; and the call by HLLN for investigation into the role of UN/MINUSTHA, OAS, HDP, IFES, NED, US Embassy, Group 184, CEP and the de facto authorities, et al, in electoral fraud to dilute the Feb. 7, 2006 people?s vote, including HLLN?s call to prevent further fraud in the second Legislative rounds.

There will be teach-ins, rallies, vigils and lectures before and on May 18, 2006 about Haiti’s historical accomplishments; audio and video streaming for internet and DVD distribution of testimony from victims and resisters of the coup d’etat; letter campaigns, media outreach campaigns; the wearing and flying of the blue and red colors of Haiti; and, the sacrilege of the 2004 bicentennial coup, shall be remembered as Africans and friends of Haiti worldwide commit to fax, call-in and deliver to the French, Canadian and US Embassies and Consulates worldwide, the People of Haiti?s demand that France, Canada, the US and the international community respect Haitian sovereignty, stop inflicting Haiti with their traditional ?benevolence,? racism, patriarchy and incessant corrupt intervention in Haiti?s affairs, through foreign ?aid? and debt ? For, it’s the INTERNATIONAL EFFORT that has brought Haiti where it stands today!

Africans and friends of Haiti worldwide shall deliver to the French and US Embassies and Consulates worldwide, a letter demanding that France pays back the 22 Billion dollars and the US pay back the (1914 to 1947) additional portion of that original illegal slave-trade debt the US also extorted from Haiti with its ?refinancing? of this illegal blood debt (enforced, through a 19-year occupation), the final payment made in 1947 to the United States, after Haiti?s people had broken the chains of racial slavery to win their independence. (Sample letters will be provided to all sponsors)

Please send an e-mail to erzilidanto@yahoo.com or to eugenia@fondasyonmapou.org to join our list of sponsors this year. The Free Haiti Movement: Dessalines Is Rising Worldwide
www.margueritelaurent.com/solidarityday/infoforsponsors.html

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The Free Haiti Movement?s International Solidarity Day with Haiti, May 18, 2006

Mission: To support the resistance inside and outside of Haiti to the U.S./Canada/France- backed bicentennial Coup D’etat and foreign occupation of Haiti until the Feb. 7th vote is fully respected and Haiti is free of foreign armies, dominance, dependency and neoliberalist interventions.

May 18, 2006 (Haitian Flag Day) Is Free Haiti Day! – The World Stands in Solidarity With The People of Haiti against the Coup, the de facto protectorate and foreign occupation of Haiti.

Ayisyen: You are not alone! We shall fly Dessalines’ blue and red liberating colors until Haiti is free!”

Dessalines Is Rising Worldwide!

Answer the call – Join the list of sponsors supporting the Free Haiti Movement

Marguerite Laurent, Esq.
Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
March 20, 2006

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network (HLLN)
P.O. Box 3573
Stamford, CT 06905
www.margueritelaurent.com

For Release On: Contact: Marguerite Laurent
Tuesday, March 21 (203) 829-7210 or

Erzilidanto@yahoo.com

Contact: Eugenia Charles

(301) 537-8162

eugenia@fondasyonmapou.org

DESSALINES IS RISING WORLDWIDE! ANSWER THE CALL
MAY 18, 2006 – THE FREE HAITI MOVEMENT’S INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY DAY WITH HAITI

JOIN THE LIST OF SPONSORS!

WHO: The Free Haiti Movement?s INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY DAY WITH HAITI has been initiated and sponsored by the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network (HLLN) and co-sponsored by a network of university students, human rights’ activists, lawyers, artists, Haitian activists, Haiti solidarity organizations, progressive radio and press outlets, reparation organizations and the global African community from the Caribbean, U.S., Canada, France, Latin America, Africa.

WHAT: The Free Haiti Movement is launching its second INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY DAY WITH HAITI and asking everyone to ANSWER THE CALL ? remember Haiti’s historical accomplishments, the unmatched achievements towards inclusion and social justice of the Lavalas Movement in Haiti and the Haitian people?s triumphs in 1986, 1990, 1995, 2000 and now February 7, 2006.

WHEN: May 18, 2006 – Haitian Flag Day is International Solidarity Day with Haiti!!! Worldwide, people are asked to organize an event in their community in support of Haiti.

WHY: To support the resistance inside and outside of Haiti to the U.S./Canada/France-backed Coup D’etat and foreign occupation of Haiti.

WHY: To support the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network’s call for a stop to the killings, rapes, arbitrary arrests and political persecutions in Haiti; to support respect for the Feb. 7, 2006 vote and Constitutional rule; to support the people of Haiti?s call for the authorities to progress with all deliberate speed to sit a free and duly elected Haitian Legislature, set a date firm for the inauguration of President Rene Preval, and to stop further pressures from the international community and mass media that would negate the Feb. 7, 2006 people’s mandate by vilifying President Preval or pressuring his government and team into giving seats, positions or unmerited positions to the losers of the Feb. 7th elections;

WHY: On this International Solidarity Day with Haiti we are calling for the release of all political prisoners before President Preval?s inauguration; asking the authorities to disarm, prosecute and bring the death squads, ex-military, paramilitaries, renegade police and coup d’etat orchestrators to justice; to apply the UN?s Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration program equally to the people in the poor neighborhoods such as Bel Air, Site Soley, Solino, Martissant, et al, with Haitian designed and implemented social programs; Demilitarize the Haitian police and the UN peacekeepers, promoting not any army on Haitian soil, foreign or domestic, but community-based policing; to not remobilize the former military or reconstitute human rights violators into the police force.

The Free Haiti Movement is demanding that deportations cease and temporary protected status be given to fleeing Haitian refugees. We support calls by CARICOM, OAS, African Union, Congressional Black Caucus for investigations into foreign powers’ role in the coup d’etat; and the call by HLLN for investigation into the role of UN/MINUSTHA, OAS, Group 184, CEP and the de facto authorities in electoral fraud to limit voter participation from the poor areas and then dilute and diminish the value of the Feb. 7, 2006 people?s votes honestly cast, including HLLN?s call to prevent further fraud in the second Legislative rounds.

WHY: To work cooperatively with and say to the Haitian voters and Haiti?s majority poor: “You shall not walk or die along this freedom road alone or in vain. We shall fly Dessalines’ liberating colors on May 18, 2006 worldwide!”

Media Visuals: There will be teach-ins, rallies and lectures before and on May 18, 2006 about Haiti’s historical accomplishments; vigils, pickets outside embassies and U.N. buildings; audio and video streaming for internet and DVD distribution of testimony from victims and resisters of the 2004 coup d’etat; the wearing and flying of the blue and red colors of Haiti; and, the sacrilege of the 2004 bicentennial coup, shall be remembered as Africans and friends of Haiti worldwide commit to fax, call-in and deliver to French and US Embassies and Consulates worldwide the People of Haiti?s demand that France pays back the 22 Billion dollars it extorted from Haiti, and the US pays back its portion of this illegal slave-trade debt which was ?refinanced? by the US in 1914 (enforced, through a 19-year occupation), the final payment made in 1947 to the United States, after Haiti?s people had broken the chains of racial slavery to win their independence.

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Forwarded by Ezili’s Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
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DESSALINES RISING WORLDWIDE!

Answer the call – Join the list of sponsors supporting the Free Haiti Movement

See last year?s partial list of sponsors.
www.margueritelaurent.com/solidarityday/haitisolidarityday.html#sponsors

Sign-on by sending e-mail to Erzilidanto@yahoo.com, or
eugenia@fondasyonmapou.org

Articles & Pictures from last years Haiti International Solidarity Day
www.margueritelaurent.com/solidarityday/pictures/hsd_pictures.html

Info Package For Sponsors of the Free Haiti Movement
www.margueritelaurent.com/solidarityday/infoforsponsors.html

All people of conscience invited to endorse this call and sponsor an event.
(See 2005 official flyer as a sample) www.margueritelaurent.com/solidarityday/haitisolidarityday.html

Dessalines Is Rising Worldwide! (1806-2006)

  
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