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Auckland Forum: Five Years of UN Sponsored Terror In Haiti


Monday, April 6, 7.30pm, Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road, Grey Lynn.

April Global Peace and Justice Auckland (GPJA) forum: Haiti today: five years of UN sponsored military occupation brings disaster.

In February, 2004, the elected president and government of Haiti were overthrown by a right-wing paramilitary rebellion backed by troops from the United States, France and Canada. A foreign-appointed, regime of human rights violations ruled Haiti for the two years that followed. An electedgovernment has ruled Haiti since early 2006.

But the real power is held by a 10,000-member, UN-sponsored military occupation regime. Poverty, human rights violations and environmental degradation are worsening dramatically in a country that was already the poorest in the Americas. Hear: Roger Annis, a coordinator of the Canada Haiti Action Netowrk and participant in a human rights factfindingmission to Haiti in August 2007.

Links: Canada Haiti Action | Book Review Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide and the Politics of Containment