As 10,581 United Nations troops continue to occupy Haiti as a result of the 2004 coup against President Aristide, almost a million people continue to live in tent and sheet encampments, a consequence of the January 2010 earthquake. Many are without clean water and sanitation facilities. The people of the world gave hundreds of millions of dollars for assistance, yet much of this money still sits in banks. The rest has been spent to control the Haitian 99%, rather than to benefit them.
In our action, one tent-like structure will be constructed of bamboo poles and sheets to represent the kind of non-shelter people in Haiti are still trying to live in two years after the quake, notwithstanding the massive donations collected for their assistance. Meanwhile the Clinton Foundation boasts about the new $45 million Marriott Hotel to be built in Haiti's capital.
Solidarity with "tarp city" where nearly a million Haitian earthquake survivors still live. Learn from USF student researchers about US violations of international law in Haiti. Come stand in support of the people of Haiti who call for:
- An end to the U.N. Occupation
- A truly democratic government, with free and fair elections in which all parties can run candidates
- U.N. - take responsbility for the cholera epidemic you introduced
- No return of the military which has long suppressed popular organizations
- Distribution of aid money to rebuild Haiti the way the Haitian 99% want it built
- A living wage. An end to sweatshops.
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Sponsored by Haiti Action Committee in collaboration with USF Human Rights Education Students
Endorsed by: Ecumenical Peace Institute, Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace and Justice, Bay Area Latin American Solidarity Coalition