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24330: Saint-Vil: (Announce) Haiti Drumming Urgent Human Rights Alert - FEB 28 Action Call Ottawa (fwd)

From: Jean Saint-Vil <jafrikayiti@hotmail.com>

The Village of Haiti is Drumming a Human Rights Alert  Is Canada Listening?

Calling all drummers for peace and human rights!

In African tradition, long-distance communication of important information
was carried out by the drum.  In current times, the village of Haiti is
drumming loudly that a crisis of repression and fear is unfolding - and the
Ottawa Haiti Solidarity Committee is hearing this alert, and responding to
the call...

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28,  2005, 1:00 PM
PARLIAMENT HILL (to be preceded by Press Conference on Parliament Hill's
Centre Block at 12:30)

Join the Ottawa Haiti Solidarity Committee, and human rights and democracy
activists around the world who will be marking the one-year anniversary of
the coup d'etat which overturned democratic government in Haiti.  Since that
time, the unelected Government of Haiti established by the US, France, and
Canada has unleashed a wave of repression against the supporters of the
elected government - elected leaders, activists, and everyday supporters of
Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Lavalas movement.  Hundreds have been killed, over
700 have been imprisoned - most without even being charged or seeing a

Parliament Hill, West Block, Room 209

The Ottawa Haiti Solidarity Committee is organizing a Civil Society
Roundtable, in an effort to generate a meaningful dialogue among NGOs, human
rights groups, church groups, trade unions, and others about the situation
in Haiti.

Featuring, Thomas Griffin, author of a recent report on the human rights
crises facing the people of Haiti.

For more information, visit www.nowar-paix.ca or email OHSC@yahoo.ca