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Rally: Solidarity with the Haitian People and Against US Intervention
Wed July 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Wednesday, July 28th @ 12:00-1:00pm
Consulate General of Haiti
333 Washington Street Boston, MA
Ending with a walk to the JFK Federal Building at Cambridge and Sudbury St. in Boston
On July 28th, 1915 the United States military occupied Haiti for the first time. They did not leave until 1934. Considering renewed calls for the US military to send troops to Haiti, we will use this sad anniversary to gather at the Haitian Consulate in Boston and to stand in opposition to US intervention in the affairs of Haiti!
On July 7, 2021 the President of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse was assassinated. In violation of the Haitian Constitution, Moïse had stayed in office beyond his term, and was ruling by decree. Together with allied gangs, he executed a campaign to terrorize and destroy the popular movement and resistance to his rule in Haiti. In spite of this, the Biden Administration continued to recognize an illegitimate president.
Haiti continues to be the poorest country in the Latin American/Caribbean region and among the poorest and most unequal countries in the world. Haiti also has a proud history as the first country to defeat slavery and colonialism, becoming the first independent country in the Caribbean and Latin America. US intervention and interference in Haiti since its revolution in the late 18th century has been overwhelmingly negative and paternalistic.
Considering the history of US-Haitian relations and the current complex political situation in Haiti we are calling for:
-NO US support to the coup government of Haiti
-NO US/UN/OAS occupation of Haiti
-NO intervention by the United States military in Haiti
-NO elections under the current, coup government
And above all:
Support for the self-determination of the Haitian people, without foreign interference!