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Shining a light on the role of U.S. Marines in Haiti!February 29, 2008
Haiti Action Committee
Friday, Feb 29 marked the 4-year anniversary of the overthrow of the Lavalas government in Haiti and the kidnapping of President Aristide on Feb 29, 2004.
About 50 people, including several code pinkers, joined the Haiti Action Committee at the Marine Recruiting Station at 64 Shattuck Square for a morning demonstration beginning at 7:30 AM for a rousing picket and informational leafletting.
The Marine station remained closed.
This was one of 56 demonstrations on 4 continents in solidarity with the people of Haiti. Let us not forget that 200 years before the 2004 coup, Haitians rose up and overthrew both slavery and colonial rule. Haiti is now still under foreign military occupation, and since the coup Haiti faces growing hunger, unemployment and a spiraling cost of living.
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