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WSF Activists Want Brazil’s and UN’s Troops Out of Haiti

The presence of the United Nations (UN) Peace Forces, commanded by Brazil, in Haiti is the object of some of the first protests planned for 2006 by organizations participating in the World Assembly of Social Movements, an event that is part of the 6th World Social Forum (WSF).

The movements are calling for demonstrations on February 15, when the UN is scheduled to vote on a resolution to extend the mandate of the MINUSTAH (the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti).

Another mobilization is planned for March 29, the anniversary of the Haitian Constitution. The purpose of Haitian Solidarity Day is to demand the cancellation of the country’s foreign debt, which is considered unjust and illegitimate.

According to Beverly Keene of the Southern Jubilee network, Haiti spent US$ 80 million on its debt in 2005 alone.

"It’s more than they were able to invest in health and education," she pointed out. The Haitian debt is also the object of permanent mobilization.

The campaign to cancel Haiti’s debt is part of a broader mobilization on behalf of poor countries in similar straits all over the world.

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    ONU MINUSTAH OUT OF HAITI_ STOP THE HOLOCAUST OF THE HAITIAN PEOPLE
    UN : MINUSTAH – OUT OF HAITI

    SAY NO TO THE HAITIAN GENOCIDE BY THE UN SOLDIERS
    SAY NO TO THE HOLOCAUST AGAINST THE HAITIAN PEOPLE!

    January 1st 1804, Haiti officially declared its independence. By this act, the Haitians became the first free Black people, the first sovereign Black nation and the first Black country of the African Diaspora since the Black Holocaust, the one which began at the end of the XVth century by the Europeans.

    In 2004, while the Haitians were commemorating their bicentenary of independence, the former colonial powers, their progeny and sidekicks have decided to destabilize and to invade Haiti under the cover of the United Nations. As a matter of fact, on February 29th 2004, they kidnapped democratically elected Haitian president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and deported him on a French military base in Central African Republic.

    Following the February 29th coup, the United Nations sent a stabilization force in Haiti called the MINUSTAH. Since then, under the pretext of waging war against bandits, the UN soldiers looter, humiliate, persecute, torture, rape and kill children, youths, elderly, women, men of the most impoverished neighborhoods, most particularly in Cite Soleil, of this sovereign nation of the Caribbean; which also a member of the UN.

    Those crimes against humanity, perpetrated by the UN soldiers are even more repugnant and far more revolting when we know in what circumstances this organization was created. Let us remind that it was at the end of the second great European war, also known as the second world war, and the horror of the Nazisˢ۪ concentration camps with the holocaust of millions of Gypsies, of Blacks and of Caucasian European Jews by the Nazis that this organization was created in order to prevent the world from such atrocities. It was imbued by these humanistic and humanitarian wishes that Haiti acceded to the UN making it one of the founding its members.

    Nonetheless, it is this same organization that is now persecuting, raping and mass murdering the most improvised Haitians. For instance, on July 6th 2005, December 16th, December 22nd, and December 28th 2006 the UN soldiers entered at Cite Soleil and massacred infants, children, pregnant women, men and elderly. After being previously demonized and targeted as bandits.

    Moreover, trough a great media propaganda they make us believe that the UN soldiers are in Haiti to maintain peace and order. Thatˢ۪s false! Besides the massacres, the MINUSTAH more acting as a destabilizing force in the country.

    According the United States Government Accountability Office, the cost of the UN is Haiti is about 428 $ millions per year. A complete aberration considering the role that this organization is playing in Haiti.

    The mandate of UN is due for renewal on February 15th 2007. We can already predict a wave of massacres. Faithful to their established patterns, the UN soldiers will commit mass murders under the pretext of waging war against bandits in order to maintain their occupation of Haiti. So doing, it will guarantee the renewal of the working contracts of all UN employees both civil and military as well as securing their salaries.

    Humanity cannot accept this macabre plan. We cannot agree with the fact that the UN soldiers are systematically kill the Haitians in order to keep their jobs.

    We demand an immediate STOP to the looter, the persecution, the torture, the rape and the murdering of the most improvised Haitians.

    We demand respect of the Haitianˢ۪s sovereignty.
    We demand respect of Haitiˢ۪s independence.

    We demand a STOP to the genocide and holocaust of the Haitian people.

    UN-MINUSTHA : GET OUT OF HAITI.

    Endorse this petition by signing in. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stoptheholocaust/

    to see images of the massacres go to http://www.haitiaction.net

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