Thirty-five activists gathered in front of the Brazilian Consulate in San Francisco on Wednesday, August 12th, to observe the second anniversary of the kidnapping and disappearance of grassroots organizer and leader, Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine. Brazil heads MINUSTAH, made up of 9000 UN military troops who currently occupy Haiti.
Speakers included Pierre Labossiere (Haiti Action Committee), Gerald Lenoir (Black Alliance for Just Immigration), Kiilu Nyasha, Nell Myhand (Global Women's Strike), Fabio Bosco (Conlutas), Jackie Santos (Puerto Rican activist).
Similar actions occurred in Haiti, Los Angeles, and London.
Lovinsky was kidnapped and disappeared in Haiti on August 12th, 2007 shortly after meeting with a US-Canadian human rights delegation. A member of Fanmi Lavalas, Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine was an extraordinary grassroots organizer and leading advocate for the poor, including street children, teenage mothers and victims of torture.
Despite ongoing international actions calling on authorities in Haiti to work for Lovinsky's safe return, there has never been a serious investigation into his disappearance by either the UN authorities in Haiti or the Haitian government headed by Rene Preval.
Read more about Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine here:http://www.haitisolidarity.net/article.php?id=205