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INTERNATIONAL
SOLIDARITY WITH HAITI
FreeHaitiMovement

May 18, 2006 Press Release/Media Advisory

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Where were we last May, 2005? See:
Attyn Laurent addresses the Yvon Neptune issue on
Fanmi Lavalas Broadcast, Radio Soleil, May 1, 2005

(Recording made available - Courtesy of Lakou New York)

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Yvon Neptune (Jan 20 and Feb. 21, 2006) Letters from Prison

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Dessalines Is Rising!!
Ayisyen: You Are Not Alone!


 

 

Join the list of sponsors for the FreeHaitiMovement
ANSWER THE CALL!!!


Press release, Press Release, Media Advisory.

INTERNATIONAL HAITI SOLIDARITY DAY

May 18, 2006 FreeHaitiMovement
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CONTACT:
HAITIAN LAWYERS' LEADERSHIP NETWORK
Erzilidanto@yahoo.com
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Circulate attached flyers far and wide.

Dessalines Is Rising!!WORLDWIDE! ANSWER THE CALL
MAY 18, 2006 - THE FreeHaitiMovement's INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY DAY
WITH HAITI


 

 



Stand with the people of Haiti against the Coup, the de facto protectorate and foreign occupation of 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: HLLN's 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. Support HLLN's 2006 Resolution (8-points).

 


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 2006 Haiti Resolution and 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!"

ACTIVITIES:
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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DESSALINES RISING WORLDWIDE!

(1806 - 2006)

Dessalines Rising Worldwide! Answer the call - Join the list of sponsors for this Haiti Liberation Day Movement!

All people of conscience invited to sponsor in event.
(See official flyer)

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Men Anpil Chaj Pa Lou!!! - is Kreyol for "Many hands make light a heavy load."



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Ezili Danto's note:
HLLN has already confirmed over 100 sponsors to this year's May 18, 2006 International Solidarity/Free Haiti Movement event.

Let's make this May 18, 2006 International Solidarity with Haiti a greater success than last year! Join the list of sponsors today, by sending an e-mail with your organizations endorsement to Erzilidanto@yahoo.com

Your support is helping to give voice to, and tell the truth about, the most villified and voiceless peoples in the Americas.

Your sponsorship supports the people of Haiti's 8-points, as articulated by HLLN and endorsed by the grassroots/pro-democracy base and community leaders of Haiti's poor majority, which HLLN has firmly stood with and supported, these last two nightmarish Bush-supported technocrat years in Haiti as Haitians faced, fell under, kept at bay with their very naked bodies, strong will, love and determination the coup d’etat orchestrators and implementers. Together, with the help of our friends-in-solidarity with Haiti’s freedom struggle, we Haitians are, exposing the coup d'etat sponsors’ financial colonialism at work in Haiti and empowering all self-actualizing Haitians ultimately and peacefully making irrelevant and intolerably unseemly the patriarchy of the Western countries - these international “saviors” with all their heavy weapons, callous cruelties, fraudulent machinations, powerful mainstream media, international financings, political and corrupt diplomatic powers whose moral poverty and collective illegal and criminal international interventions in Haiti, has historically been and still is, defenseless Haiti’s greatest deficit. (See the 8-points below)

Answer the call
- Join the list of sponsors supporting the Free Haiti Movement
Send an e-mail with your organization's name and address to
:
Erzilidanto@yahoo.com

Ezili Danto
April 3, 2006
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Matters for International Tribunal and OAS/CARICOM/African Union/U.S. Congress, et al - Investigating Haiti's Bi-centennial Coup D'etat : Role of the U.S. and International Community* as a corrupting element

http://www.margueritelaurent.com/law/matterstoinvestigage.html
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Answer the call
- Join the list of sponsors supporting the Free Haiti Movement

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 whereit 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
http://www.margueritelaurent.com/solidarityday/infoforsponsors.html

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The FreeHaitiMovement’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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Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it:
See, the first US occupation and administration of Haiti and how, then too, President Wilson of the US called the US. marines exploits on behalf of New York bankers and multinationals, an exercize in "civilizing" and "developing" the "corrupt,," "failed" and "inept" blacks of Haiti....
Charlemagne Pèralte Speaks!

- Inquiry into Occupation and Administration of Haiti," The U.S. Senate Investigates the Haitian Occupation interview Haitians about marine conduct in the guerrilla war against Haitian resistance.

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See Also:

Conclusions and Recommendations by the Commitee of Six Disinterested Americans

The People Were Very Peaceable": The U.S. Senate Investigates the Haitian Occupation

The Truth about Haiti: An NAACP Investigation
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HLLN'S MEDIA Campaign

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See, Urgent Media Alert:
Media Disinformation Campaign Against Haiti by New York Times, LA Times, Miami Herald, Associated Press, - the mainstream media - EMBOLDENS the Washington Chimères and Haiti Democracy Project's coup d'etat plans against Haiti even before Presitent-elect Renè Preval takes office!

http://www.winterludes.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=14278#14278

HLLN's Media Letter Writing Campaign: Stop Mainstream Media libelously railroading President Preval and the people of Haiti - Keep writing, denouncing these false accusations.
https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-02/msg00027.html

Letter to the New York Times from Hazel Ross-Robinson office
https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-02/msg00028.html

Why we cannot forget the past by Harry Comeau, A letter to Washington, Ottowa, Paris and the international media from a Haitian man
https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-03/msg00000.html

Letter's to the Media - It's the INTERNATIONAL EFFORT that has brought Haiti where it stands today. Stop these international LIES about Haiti, stop stealing and calling it "helping Haiti!" | Pouki sa lapres lang long fin dechennen kont pep Ayisyen an? | Plans to make Haiti a penal colony and officially placed under UN Protectorate proceeds..
https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-03/msg00002.html

Haitian Message to James Dobbins: Haiti is not a US Colony, we are tired of benefactors and do-gooders
https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-02/msg00026.html

A Basket to carry water by John Maxwell

https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-02/msg00025.html

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Investigate the electoral fraud: COUNT ALL THE VOTES!!!!
HLLN's "Protect the Feb. 7th vote and the "NO-protectorate-for-Haiti-Campaign"

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HLLN's position on foreign-sponsored elections under coup d'etat, dictatorship and occupation | Haitian Perspectives by Marguerite Laurent , October 31, 2005 http://www.margueritelaurent.com/pressclips/withoutfear.html

Sham Elections followed by What, Politique De Doublure? by Marguerite Laurent for Haitian Perspectives, Feb. 7, 2006
https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/200602/msg00002.hm

Haiti's election crisis was made in Washington but transformed by the people
of Haiti: HLLN questions MINUSTHA's credibility, OAS’s credibility, Washington’s credibility and their allies' credibility, willingness and ability to legitimately support and safeguard the people's landslide mandate to President Rene Preval

http://www.winterludes.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=14151#14151

HLLN's predicts the 3 scenarios for these elections, dated Feb. 7, 2006

https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-02/msg00002.html

Fraud anticipated to compel a second round, Feb. 7, 2006

http://www.winterludes.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=13774#13774

HLLN Report on Haitian Election Laws, Feb. 14, 2006 - the CEP is no authority
to COUNT or EXAMINE ballots, this is left to the polling stations.

https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-02/msg00012.html

Jacques Bernard, the Frenchmen accused of ballot stuffing and electoral fraud in Haiti is Welcome to the US by Haiti Democracy Project and Scheduled to
Address HDP Seminar | J.Bernard, another Zealot, like Manus and Paquiot, HDP will use to destabilize Haiti's elected President

https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-02/msg00022.html

The Smoking Gun - Photos of STOLEN ballots found in garbage dump in Haiti |
Brazil backs Preval as victor in elections | Smashed ballot boxes found in
Haiti, et al

https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-02/msg00014.html

Count the missing ballots received Wed. Feb. 15, 2006 by Ezili Danto Why did
the CEP choose to COUNT the blank ballots on a pro-rata basis but to not
count the missing ballots from Sainte Trinitè School, Carrefour-Feuilles,
Abricots and other places that had gone missing but recovered and clearly
available to be ADDED into the overall tally of votes on Wed. Feb. 15, 2006?
http://www.winterludes.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=14202#14202


Jacques Bernard, the Electoral Council's director accused of stuffing ballots
with blank votes, flees Haiti - Haiti Election Chief Flees Country
https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-02/msg00021.html



Listen to C-Span's Haiti coverage; Note how Haiti Democracy Project and
Washington's first use of Jacques Bernard the way they used zealots, Leon
Manus and Pierre Paquiot, to undermine Haiti's elected government:

http://www.usip.org/events/2006/0222_haiti.html

- Pozisyon Prensip Sou Respe Vot 7 Fervriye 2006 | Principled position on respect for the February 7th 2006 ballot (Kreyol and English)
http://www.winterludes.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=14324#14324

- Fraud and Scandal in Haiti's Presidential Election: Preval's Victory and the
UN's Disgrace by
Michael Keefer
https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-03/msg00003.html

Science of Fiction - Haiti would be a "Perfect LABORATORY for U.N. Peacebuilding? | Security Council Debate on Haiti for March 27, 2006 - A False Premise | Protectorate - a new way to colonize Haiti, progresses...
https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-03/msg00004.html

Feb. 22, 2006 UN-Latortue Accord | Can the Devil bind Gods and Goddesses?: No UN protectorate for Haiti
https://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/ezilidanto/2006-03/msg00007.html



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FREE SO ANN!!!! FREE YVON NEPTUNE, FREE JACQUES MATHELIER, FREE HAITI'S CHILDREN, SUPPORT HAITIAN self-repect, self-defense and self-determination
http://www.margueritelaurent.com/solidarityday/hsd_sampleletter_res.html

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- HLLN's position of the sham elections
Standing on Truth, Living without Fear: HLLN's position on foreign-sponsored elections under coup d'etat, dictatorship and occupation | Haitian Perspectives by Marguerite Laurent, October 31, 2005

- HLLN's responds regarding position taken on sham elections,Windowsonhaiti
There are no free rides
http://www.winterludes.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=12214#12214

- “We’re Not Participating In Selections!” Says Haitians in Haiti
(May 27, 2005) Ezili Danto Witness Project

- NY Fanmi Lavalas denounces Marc Bazin and his renegade Fanmi Lavalas acolytes

- Condemn Sham (S)elections in Haiti



“Be true to the highest within your soul and then allow yourself to be governed by no customs or conventionalities or arbitrary man-made rules that are not founded on principle.”
Ralph Waldo Trine

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Boycott Disney and the ABC Network
(Support HLLN's Campaign 5)

(in 1990)"...Haitians, through the ballot box, rebelled against their neocolonial status. They rebelled against a racist world economy that locked them into the role of producers instead of consumers. Under Aristide, they wanted to complete what they began in 1803 – joining the world community as equals. If Haiti, as the hemisphere’s poorest nation, was successful in escaping from their international debt and seizing control of their own destiny, it could prove to be as devastating to the global sweatshop economy as Haiti’s first revolution was to the slave trade.......

"...the new (US-imposed Miami) government also, as one of its first acts in office, cut Haiti’s minimum wage by 50%, from about $3.60 for a 12 hour day, down to $1.60. This is a big perk for Haitian-American Andre Apaid, owner of numerous Haitian garment manufacturing plants making cheap wares for American companies such as Disney, owner of the ABC network. ABC joined the US corporate media in selling this American citizen as a legitimate leader of Haiti’s “civil resistance” to the popular Aristide Government. "Our nasty little racist war in Haiti by Michael I. Niman, June 7, 2004 | Source: http://coldtype.net/Grip.04.html
(Scroll down to 7 June 2004)

 
 
Dessalines Is Rising!!
Ayisyen: You Are Not Alone!


"When you make a choice, you mobilize vast human energies and resources which otherwise go untapped...........If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want and all that is left is a compromise." Robert Fritz

 



 
Dessalines Is Rising!!
Ayisyen: You Are Not Alone!


 

 

 

 
 
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HLLN's controvesy
with Marine
Spokesman
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US occupiers
Lt. Col. Dave Lapan faces off with the Network
International
Solidarity Day Pictures & Articles
May 18, 2005
Pictures and Articles Witness Project
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Drèd Wilme, A Hero for the 21st Century

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Pèralte Speaks!

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Yvon Neptune's
Letter From Jail
Pacot
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April 20, 2005

(Kreyol & English)
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Click photo for larger image
Emmanuel "Dread" Wilme - on "Wanted poster" of suspects wanted by the Haitian police.
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Emmanuel "Dread" Wilme speaks:
Radio Lakou New York, April 4, 2005 interview with Emmanuel "Dread" Wilme
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The
Crucifiction of
Emmanuel "Dread" Wilme,
a historical
perspective

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Urgent Action:
Demand a Stop
to the Killings
in Cite Soleil

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Sample letters &
Contact info
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Denounce Canada's role in Haiti: Canadian officials Contact Infomation
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Urge the Caribbean Community to stand firm in not recognizing the illegal Latortue regime:

Selected CARICOM Contacts
Key
CARICOM
Email
Addresses
zilibutton Slide 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
     
 
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