Delegation Report on UN Massacre
Evidence of a Massacre by UN Occupation Forces in Port-au-Prince Neighborhood
of Cite Soleil
A Summary of Findings of the US Labor and Human Rights Delegation to
July 12th, 2005
Contact: Seth Donnelly ph:650-814-8495 email@example.com
The San Francisco Labor Council sent a small delegation of US trade
unionists and human rights workers to participate in the National Congress
of the Confederation of Haitian Workers, held in Port-au-Prince July
1st and 2nd, as well as to investigate the labor and human rights conditions
in Haiti. Toward the end of our mission, on July 6th, we received an
eyewitness report from local Haitian human rights workers that UN military
forces had carried out a massacre in one of Port-au-Prince's poorest
neighborhoods, Cite Soleil. We extended our trip to investigate the
Extending up from the capital's port, Cite Soleil is a vast ghetto --
reminiscent of the "townships" in South Africa under apartheid
-- of tin shacks, unpaved roads, open sewage streams, lack of stable
electricity and plumbing, as well as widespread malnutrition, illiteracy,
and disease. It is also a community of political resistance, consisting
of thousands of people -- young and old -- who provide part of the militant
base in Port-au-Prince of Lavalas, Haiti's majority political party.
Many residents of Cite Soleil emphatically told us they will accept
nothing less than the restoration of the democratically elected government
of President Aristide.
Since the coup on February 29th, 2004 that toppled the Aristide government,
the people of Cite Soleil and other popular neighborhoods in the capital
have been the target of systematic repression -- including extrajudicial
executions -- by the Haitian National Police. Armed networks established
by young adults in Cite Soleil -- labeled "gangs" by the authorities
-- have attempted to provide security for a community facing almost
daily incursions and shootings at the hands of the National Police.
The community networks also provide vital social services such as education
and food for the population.
The UN Mission in Haiti – MINUSTAH -- has insisted that these
networks turn in their arms, but has not shown the capability or willingness
to rein in the police units that have been terrorizing the population
of Cite Soleil. The grass-roots networks have refused to disarm under
the prevailing conditions, and have clashed with both police and UN
military forces on multiple occasions.
Our delegation, joined by Haitian human rights workers, carried out
the following steps to investigate the massacre allegation:
1) We viewed film footage taken by a Haitian who was on the scene when
the UN operation was occurring on July 6th and we also took down his
eye witness testimony.
2) We visited Cite Soleil on July 7th, the day after the UN military
operation there, conducted interviews with many community members, videotaped
these interviews, and also videotaped physical damage to people's homes
and neighborhood infrastructure, as well as corpses still on the scene.
3) We carried out an interview the following day, July 8th, with the
military high command of MINUSTAH, Lt. General Augusto Heleno and Colonel
Morneau regarding the operation.
4) We paid a return visit to Cite Soleil on July 9th during the community
funeral service for a community leader slain during the operation, gathered
more information from community members, filmed more infrastructure
damage, and interviewed the Cite Soleil Red Cross staff.
5) We interviewed the staff at Medecins Sans Frontieres, the primary
hospital in Port-au-Prince that serves the people of Cite Soleil. [Unlike
other hospitals, it does not charge a fee for service.] The staff shared
with our delegation their registry records on the number of Cite Soleil
residents treated on July 6th, the nature of their wounds and treatment,
and the comparison of this day to other recent days.
In sharing our findings, we will not use the name of the Haitian human
rights workers or anyone currently living in Cite Soleil for their protection.
Our delegation uncovered extensive evidence that indicates there was
indeed a massacre conducted by UN military forces in Cite Soleil on
the morning of July 6th. We will first present the official version
of events, as rendered by the military command staff of MINUSTAH and
a MINUSTAH spokesperson. We will then proceed to share the evidence
we gathered that contradicts their version of events.
According to Lt. General Augusto Heleno and Colonel Morneau, a little
more than 300 UN troops, led by a Jordanian contingent, surrounded Cite
Soleil at approximately 3 AM on July 6th. They also surrounded the community
with 18-20 Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs), which appear to be like
tanks, mounted with a cannon, but do not have tank treads. MINUSTAH
military spokesperson Colonel Eloifi Boulbars stated that the number
of APCs involved in the operation was 41, as reported by the Haitian
Heleno and Morneau denied that the APCs used cannons in the operation.
They stated that one helicopter was used, flying above the community
at 3000 feet, for observation purposes only. They stated that this helicopter
did not fire ammunition down into the community. They did not mention
if grenades or tear gas were used. The number of troops and APCs had
effectively choked off ways into and out of Cite Soleil by the time
the operation began to unfold.
In our interview, Heleno and Morneau reported that the purpose of the
operation was to capture Dread Wilme, a leader of one of Cite Soleil's
armed community networks and viewed as a "gang" leader by
the UN occupation forces. They acknowledged the UN forces surrounded
the community and attempted to launch a surprise assault by a smaller
contingent of 10-15 UN soldiers, but that "gang" members fired
on them first, provoking a firefight. They claimed that the UN soldiers
"never fire first" in their operations. They claimed that
the UN forces launched the operation into the community at approximately
Both Heleno and Morneau said they did not know of any civilian casualties,
nor had they received reports of such casualties from the Red Cross.
According to Boulbars, again as reported in the Haitian media, "numerous
bandits were killed during the operation, including five in the house
of Dread Wilme." He stated to the media that bodies were not recovered
because soldiers had other things to do. No UN soldiers were killed
during the operation. Morneau suggested to us in our interview that
the corpses still in the community after the operation could have been
people killed by "gang" members and then falsely blamed on
the UN forces. He suggested that ballistics tests be conducted on these
Lt. General Augusto Heleno defended the operation, asking the human
rights delegation why they only seemed to care about the rights of the
"outlaws" and not those of the "legal forces" in
According to the eyewitness account from a Haitian (who shall remain
anonymous for this report) who was present in Cite Soleil during the
operation and who did get some film footage of the operation as it unfolded,
a very different picture emerges. Like the official UN account, he reported
that UN forces surrounded Cite Soleil, as stated by UN military command
staff, sealing off the alleys with tanks [APCs] and troops. He reported
that UN forces concentrated on the Cite Soleil districts of Boisneuf
and Project Drouillard. He further reported that not one, but two helicopters
From this point on, his account diverges considerably from the official
UN account. He reported that at 4:30 AM, UN forces launched the offensive,
shooting into houses, shacks, a church, and a school with machine guns,
APC cannons, and tear gas. The eyewitness reported that when people
fled to escape the tear gas, UN troops gunned them down from the back.
UN forces shot out electric transformers in the neighborhood. People
were killed in their homes and also just outside of their homes, on
the way to work. According to this account, one man named Leon Cherry,
age 46, was shot and killed on his way to work for a flower company.
Another man, Mones Belizaire, was shot as he got ready to go to work
in a local sweatshop and subsequently died from a stomach infection.
A woman who was a street vendor was shot in the head and killed instantly.
One man was shot in his ribs while he was trying to brush his teeth.
Another man was shot in the jaw as he left his house to try and get
some money for his wife's medical costs; he endured a slow death. Yet
another man named Mira was shot and killed while urinating in his home.
A mother, Sonia Romelus, and her two young children were killed in their
home, reportedly by UN fire after UN forces lobbed a 83-CC gas grenade
into their home.
The video footage taken by this eyewitness during the operation shows
many of these killings while they were occurring. While it does not
show images of the UN troops as they were firing into the community,
one can view at least 10 unarmed people either in the process of being
killed or who were already killed. Many were killed by headshots, such
as 31-year-old Leonce Chery moments after a gun shot ripped off his
jaw. Chery was clearly unarmed. There are audible machine gun blasts
occurring in the background. The video footage also depicts the bodies
of Sonia Romelus and her two young children, lying in blood on the floor
of their home. Apparently, Sonia was killed by the same bullet that
passed through the body of her one-year old infant son Nelson.
She was reportedly holding him as the UN opened fire. Next to their
two bodies is that of her four-old son Stanley Romelus who was killed
by a shot to the head. The video footage shows a weeping Fredi Romelus,
recounting how UN troops lobbed a red smoke grenade into his house and
then opened fire killing his wife and two children. "They surrounded
our house this morning and I ran thinking my wife and the children were
behind me. They couldn't get out and the blan [UN] fired into the house."
The video also shows the grenade canister, apparently left in the house.
The eyewitness source claimed that the operation was primarily conducted
by UN forces, with the Haitian National Police this time taking a back
In summing up his testimony, the source claims to have personally viewed
20 people killed by UN forces during and after the operation, in addition
to five people killed who were buried by their families and yet another
five people from the community who have been missing since the operation
When our delegation, joined by other Haitian human rights workers, entered
Cite Soleil the day after the operation, in the afternoon of July 7th,
we gathered extensive evidence that corroborated his testimony and further
indicated that the people being killed in the video footage were, in
fact, killed by UN forces. The team gathered testimony from many members
of the community, young and old, men, women, and youth.
Community residents said UN forces had reduced the entrances and exits
into and out of the ghetto by blocking a street with a large shipping
container. Our delegation filmed this blocked entrance. Immediately
prior to the UN military operation on July 6th in Cite Soleil, there
were scarcely more than two functioning pathways into and out of the
Community members spoke of how they had been surrounded by tanks [APCs]
and troops that sealed off exits from the neighborhoods and then proceeded
to assault the civilian population. Reportedly, the assault involved
at least one, if not more, helicopters firing down into the neighborhood.
The community allowed the Labor/Human Rights Delegation to film the
evidence of the massacre, showing the homes -- in some cases made of
tin and cardboard -- that had been riddled by bullets, and what appear
to be APC cannon fire and helicopter ammunition, as well as showing
the team some of the corpses still on the scene, including a mother
and her two children and one man whose jaw had been blown off.
The team also filmed a church and a school that had been riddled by
ammunition. Allegedly, a preacher was among the victims killed. Some
community members allowed the team to interview them, but not to film
their faces for fear of their lives. People were traumatized and, in
the cases of loved ones of victims, hysterical. One woman spoke of how
her husband was shot and killed during the operation, leaving her stranded
alone to fend for three children.
Community members also guided us to two electrical transformers in the
neighborhood that had been destroyed, claiming that UN troops had shot
them and caused a blackout in the course of the operation.
Multiple community residents indicated that they had counted at least
bodies of people killed by the UN forces. Community members claimed
that UN forces had taken away some of the bodies. Some community estimates
range even higher.
The team returned to Cite Soleil two days later, on July 9th, during
the community funeral ceremony for Dread Wilme in order to continue
the investigation. Hundreds of people from the community -- woman and
men, children and adults -- turned out for the funeral, held in a street.
Armed young adults attempted to provide "security" during
the ceremony. While they seemed to elicit no fear from the general population,
the UN military forces did. Twice during the ceremony, a rumor traveled
through the crowd that UN military forces, represented by several APCs
in the near distance, were moving on the ceremony. People fled in terror,
in a virtual stampede and then regrouped when they realized that such
an operation was not occurring.
During the ceremony, the team interviewed a Reuters reporter who claimed
to have filmed bullet holes in roofs in Cite Soleil, which he concluded
were caused by machine gun fire from a helicopter assault during the
operation. Our team subsequently filmed what appear to be gun shot holes
in the roof of a community school and the roof of a nearby building.
The Reuters reporter also reported that, while he was not present during
the UN operation, he personally filmed seven dead bodies a day or two
In the early afternoon of July 9, the team left the ceremony and interviewed
a staff member of the Cite Soleil Red Cross. She informed the team that
the local Red Cross was not present during the UN operation, but that
the Red Cross had transported approximately 15 people to a local hospital
two days later on Friday July 8th. She did not know of how many, if
any, people were killed during the operation. Additionally, she reported
that about one week prior to the "operation", UN military
forces had detained her, the President of the local Red Cross, and at
least one other local Red Cross member and taken them to the local UN
compound for interrogation. She described the detention as intimidating.
After the interview with the local Red Cross, the team left Cite Soleil
and interviewed the staff at the Medicins Sans Frontieres Hospital in
downtown Port-au-Prince. This is one of the few, if not the only hospitals
in Port-au-Prince where people can from Cite Soleil can go because it
provides free health care unlike other hospitals which charge a service
fee. The staff at Medicins Sans Frontieres shared with the team their
hospital registry records detailing the number of patients from Cite
Soleil that the hospital admitted and treated on July 6th. Starting
at approximately 11 AM, the hospital received a total of 26 wounded
people from Cite Soleil who were reportedly transported to the facility
by Red Cross "tap taps" (local minivans). Of these 26, 20
were women and children and 6 were men. Half of the total number were
seriously wounded by abdominal gun shot wounds and were routed into
major surgery. One pregnant woman lost her baby. Other victims seem
to be in recovery, according to the hospital staff.
All reported that they had been wounded by UN military forces during
the operation and some spoke of their homes being destroyed. This number
of 26 stands in contrast to the hospital's records of Cite Soleil residents
admitted on other days when the figures are much lower, such as 2 people
on July 7th and none on July 8th. One Haitian human rights worker present
during the meeting with the hospital staff speculated that the number
of men from Cite Soleil who were admitted to the hospital was low because
many men would fear being arrested by the authorities while in the hospital.
In addition, a Red Cross staff member stated that on Friday, July 8th,
the local Red Cross transported 15 victims from the UN operation to
a local hospital.
Putting all this evidence together, it is clear that there were substantial
civilian casualties from the UN operation that were transported by the
local Red Cross and by perhaps other means, to be treated in a local
In conclusion, the evidence of a massacre by UN military forces in Cite
Soleil is substantial and compelling. The eyewitness account of the
operation, and the film footage shot by Haitian human rights workers
who were on the scene during the operation; the extensive videotaped
testimony by community members themselves on July 7th, coupled with
tangible, physical damage to their homes and infrastructure; the bodies
still on the scene that we have on video; the intense fear of the UN
military forces evidenced by hundreds of residents of Cite Soleil; the
statements by the local Red Cross; and finally the registry records
of the relevant hospital -- all of these pieces of evidence indicate
that UN military forces in Haiti today are not engaged in the work of
"peacekeeping" as much as they are in the business of repression.
Clearly, further investigation is required to determine the exact number
of victims from the operation, their identities, and the reasons for
their deaths. One can only wonder why UN forces in Haiti have not, apparently,
contacted the relevant hospital or dispatched their own human rights
team into Cite Soleil in order to assess the true "collateral damage"
resulting from this and other armed incursions by the UN military forces.
|Emmanuel "Dread" Wilme
- on "Wanted poster" of suspects wanted by the Haitian
Reported killled by UN troops July 6, 2005
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Drèd Wilme was reported assassinated by the UN occupation forces
in Haiti on Wednesday, July 7, 2005. But he's been falsely reported
dead before. Haitians with faith still know that long after the hired
triggermen who are shooting the people of Cite Soleil and even at Wilme,
are dust in the wind, Drèd Wilme's deeds, the people of Haiti's
resistance to tyranny, will live on, in all Haitians, for all peoples
on this globe, who resist Euro/US-led greed, racism and tyranny against
the poor and African on this planet.
The Haitian resistance against the Western bicentennial re-colonization
of Haiti lives on. Below, we bring again the voice of Drèd Wilme,
speaking a few days after the Apaid-hired-gun, Labanye, was killed and
the UN occupation troops themselves had entered Site Soleil to continue
the Haitian extermination campaign begun when the U.S. Marines kidnapped
President Aristide and exiled him from his country. Drèd Wilme
was announced dead on July 7, 2005, the same day that US CIA asset and
the real killer and Haitian bandit, Guy Phillipe, announced his candidacy
for President of Haiti. Guy Phillipe is a terrorists to the majority
of Haitians thus, naturally he's a "freedom fighter" for Roger
Noreiga, James Foley, Haiti Democracy Project, NED, IRI and their Group
Drèd Wilme represent(ed) Haiti's manhood, its courage and commitment
to liberty. He stood, as a lone fighter, a father to the Haitians in
Site Soleil without defenders against the most powerfully armed nations
on earth. Wilme lasted without resources for more than 16months evading
the biggest manhunt in the Western Hemisphere led against Haitian self-determination
by the alien and foreign occupying forces. But because Dred Wilme could
not, like Guy Phillipe be bought off by a U.S. dollar, he was a terrorist
for the aims of U.S. Ambassador Foley and right wing Cuban-American
hater of indigenous self-rule, Roger Noreiga. Haitians throughout Haiti
and the Diaspora embrace Wilme as they do Kapwa Lamò and Charlemagne
Peralte. None of those calling Drèd Wilme "bandit"
have ever shown he traveled outside his community to
attack either the foreigner who came to kill him in his own home, nor
the morally repugnant Haitian bourgeoisie who paid assassins to destroy
his community, his nation. In contrast to the bi-centennial Coup D'etat
traitors, Drèd Wilme is known to the people in his community
as a defender of the defenseless and poor. Again, we say, as we did
last April, Wilme covered himself in glory because he added value in
his own community, and if, in fact, he lives no more, he joins the line
going back to that first Neg and Negès Ginen who can only - depi
lan Guinen - live free or die. That unborn
spirit, that Haitian soul, cannot die. It's rising.
Li led li la
July 8, 2005
Haiti Action Committee
July 10, 2005
Haiti Action Committee condemns UN massacre in Haiti, demands an end
to the killing
The Haiti Action Committee today condemned a July 6 massacre of
Haitian civilians in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince carried out by UN
Dave Welsh, a delegate with the San Francisco Labor Council who was
in Haiti as part of a labor/human rights delegation, said, "This
full-blown military attack on a densely-populated neighborhood, which
multiple sources confirm killed at least 23 people, is a crime."
Published estimates indicate that upwards of 50 may have been killed
and an indeterminate number wounded, and that more than 300 heavily
armed UN troops took part in the assault on the neighborhood.
The attack took place in Cite Soleil, an extremely poor area that is
staunchly supportive of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
Aristide was forced from office by the U.S. embassy in collusion with
U.S.-backed paramilitaries on February 29, 2004 and is now in exile
in South Africa.
Seth Donnelly, a California teacher with the same delegation, visited
the scene of the massacre and spoke to traumatized survivors of the
attack. "This operation started early Wednesday morning at 3am,
Jordanian and other troops on foot and in tanks and helicopters with
machine gun turrets. It was a full-scale attack. Survivors told us
that when they saw UN troops they felt that, unlike Haitian police,
they would not fire on civilians, but that the 'peacekeepers' soon
began shooting into houses and at civilians. "
The Labor/Human Rights Delegation from the United States, sponsored
by the San Francisco Labor Council, had been in Haiti since late June
to attend the Congress of the Confederation of Haitian Workers (CTH),
the country's largest labor organization, and met with hundreds of
Haitian workers, farmers and professionals, interviewing scores of
them about the current labor and human rights crisis in Haiti.
Pierre Labossiere of the Haiti Action Committee noted, "MINUSTAH
United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti] apologized to the
Haitian police for its delayed arrival on the scene of an incident
where two Haitian police officers were killed on May 22, but it has
never once apologized for any of the many documented instances where
UN troops killed Haitian civilians. This latest attack, in which
people in their homes and on the way to work were killed for no
reason, is beyond the pale. Such atrocities must not be accepted by
the international community. Those responsible for these killings of
civilians must be brought to trial."
Labossiere concluded that the U.S.Embassy should immediately refrain
from more statements which provide a "green light" for slaughter
civilians. "By recently calling grassroots activists 'gang members'
and 'terrorists', U.S. Ambassador James Foley sent a signal that it's
open season on civilians. This is especially Orwellian, since the
real terrorists in Haiti are the UN troops, the Haitian police and
the paramilitaries who are killing civilians. Under its most recent
mandate, the UN has supervision of the Haitian police. But instead of
stopping the killing of civilians, the UN is stepping up the
slaughter," said Labossiere.
Soleil Community Turns Out En Masse For Funeral of Dread Wilme
Credible Estimates of Civilian Casualties during July 6th UN Military
Operation in Cite Soleil Continue to Mount
US Labor and Human Rights Delegation
July 9th, Port-au-Prince
For further information, contact Delegation Member Seth Donnelly: 650-814-8495
Hundreds of people of all ages turned out for the funeral of Dread Wilme,
a leader of the Cite Soleil community in Port-au-Prince. Wilme was reportedly
killed in a UN military operation in Cite Soleil during the early morning
hours of Wednesday, July 6th. The funeral ceremony was held in the street
and involved speeches by community activists, music, dancing, and carrying
a coffin to the people. White banners were draped up and down one of
the main streets in the community. Media, mostly Haitian, were present.
Speakers expressed respect for Wilme as someone who embodied the hopes
of the community, someone who attempted to stand up for and protect
his community. They vowed to continue the struggle for the rights of
the poor in Haiti to healthcare, education, and democracy. In this spirit,
they also vowed to fight for the return of President Aristide. One young
female speaker stirred the crowd with her words affirming the dignity
of the people of Cite Soleil and their rights to be treated as human
Another speaker addressed the issue of kidnappings in Haiti, claiming
that they were being used by the coup regime to scapegoat poor communities
like Cite Soleil. Armed young men seemed to provide security for the
At least twice during the service, people began to urgently run away,
turning into a collective stampede, when rumors circulated that MINUSTAH
forces were coming. MINUSTAH APCs (tanks) were stationed at several
checkpoints in the neighborhood. People appeared to be terrified of
One older, Haitian-American woman who recently moved to Cite Soleil
one month ago to practice her ministry gave an interview to a US human
rights delegation and Haitian journalists, stating that the youth of
Cite Soleil are not animals or "chimeres", but intelligent
human beings who are struggling to deal with the most harsh oppression.
She described Dread Wilme as someone who worked on behalf of these youth,
providing them with education and food when the larger society was willing
to throw them away.
Credible Estimates of Casualties During the July 6th UN Military Operation
in Cite Soleil
Continue to Mount
In contrast to the claim made by the UN high military command in Haiti
that they were unaware of any civilian casualties from Cite Soleil during
the July 6th operation, the staff at the Medecines Sans Frontieres Hospital
in Port-au-Prince reported that they received a wave of wounded civilians
from Cite Soleil on July 6th. This is one of the few, if not the only
hospitals in Port-au-Prince where people can from Cite Soleil can go
because it provides free health care.
Ali Besnaci, "Chef de Mission" of the Medecins Sans Frontieres
program and hospital staff member Olivia Gayraud met with a US and Haitian
human rights team on July 9th, sharing the hospital registry records
with the team. The records indicate that on July 6th, starting at approximately
11 AM, the hospital received a total of 26 wounded people from Cite
Soleil who were transported to the facility by Red Cross "tap taps"
(local trucks). Of these 26, 20 were women and children and 6 were men.
Half of the total number were seriously wounded by abdominal gun shot
wounds and were routed into major surgery. One pregnant woman lost her
baby. Other victims seem to be in recovery, according to the hospital
staff. All reported that they had been wounded by UN military forces
during the operation and some spoke of their homes being destroyed.
This number of 26 stands in contrast to the hospital's records of Cite
Soleil residents admitted on other days when the figures are much lower,
such as 2 people on July 7th and none on July 8th. One Haitian human
rights worker present during the meeting with the hospital staff speculated
that the number of men from Cite Soleil who were admitted to the hospital
was low because many men would fear being arrested by the authorities
while in the hospital.
Meanwhile, one Haitian journalist who was an eyewitness to the damages
in Cite Soleil on the morning of July 26th claims that he personally
saw 20 bodies, and that 5 additional victims were buried by their families,
and that 5 families were searching for loved ones who have been missing
since the morning of July 6th. Additionally, a Reuters reporter covering
Dread Wilme's funeral told a human rights team that he had personally
seen and taken pictures of 7 bodies when he entered Cite Soleil at some
point after the operation. Moreover, he took video footage of gun shots
through roofs in the community, indicating that perhaps there had been
helicopter fire from UN forces, as many community members allege. The
US human rights team also saw what appeared to be many gun shot holes
through the roof of a community school and an adjacent building.
Another estimate on the death toll from one community member who spoke
during the funeral ceremony ranges as high as 80 community members killed.
Solidarity Day Pictures & Articles
May 18, 2005
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Wilme - on "Wanted poster" of suspects wanted by the
"Dread" Wilme reported killed July 6, 2005
"Dread" Wilme speaks:
Radio Lakou New York, April 4, 2005 interview with Emmanuel "Dread"
Alert- Demand a Stop to Killings
in Cite Soleil:
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Crucifiction of Emmanuel
Peralte - The old Bandit King of Haiti
* In 1919 the US murdered him and put the body on public display
Urge the Caribbean Community to stand firm in not recognizing
the illegal Latortue regime:
Show at the
July 27, 2004 Haiti Forum Press Conference during the DNC
in Boston honoring those who stand firm for Haiti and democracy;
those who tell the truth about Haiti; Presenting the Haiti
Resolution, and; remembering Haiti's revolutionary legacy
in 2004 and all those who have lost life or liberty fighting
against the Feb. 29, 2004 Coup d'etat and its consequences