Thursday, February 28, 2008

February 29th - International Day of Solidarity with the Haitian People

Flyer handed out in Haiti's streets warning that the people would never accept a coup d'etat again. However, on February 29, 2004 a coup d'etat forced democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and 7,000 elected officials from office. To read about the 2004 coup d'etat, it's impact on democracy and conditions in Haiti and continued injustices, see the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti website at

Current list of 56 actions in 47 cities on 4 continents in solidarity with Haiti - as part of 2-29-08 global day of action for Haiti

Growing list of cities participating in actions on or around Feb. 29, 2008, in solidarity with the Haitian people, on the 4th anniversary of the Feb. 29, 2004 coup d'etat in Haiti. Updated as of Feb. 27, 2008 - 5 p.m. Pacific time Here is a list 47 cities - so far - that have informed us that they are participating in the Feb. 29th Day of Solidarity with the Haitian People. A total of 56 actions are planned in the 47 cities on 4 continents, in support of the Haitian people's demand for self-determination, democracy and justice. New York City (2 activities)Durban, South Africa - the Abahlali Shack Dwellers MovementMontreal, QuebecBerkeley, California (2 activities)Los Angeles, CaliforniaGeorgetown, GuyanaNotre Dame, Indiana (2 activities)Toronto, Ontario, CanadaSan Rafael, CaliforniaLondon, England (2 activities)San Jose, CaliforniaRoanoke, VirginiaDublin, IrelandSault Sainte Marie, Ontario, CanadaAtlanta, GeorgiaRichmond, CaliforniaMinneapolis/St Paul, Minn. (2 events in the Twin Cities)Huddleston, VirginiaKigali, RwandaFremont, California Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (3 activities)Rochester, New YorkOakland, CaliforniaVancouver, BC, Canada (2 activities)Boston, Mass. Detroit, MichiganSan Diego, CaliforniaAuckland Park, Johannesburg, South AfricaWashington, DCOttawa, CanadaPittsburgh, Penna.Miami, FloridaCalgary, AlbertaBrooklyn, New YorkSan Francisco, CaliforniaPrince George, BC, CanadaMacon, GeorgiaJacksonville, FloridaNew Orleans, LouisianaSanta Cruz, CaliforniaNorth Minneapolis, Minn.Enterprise, OregonSonoma, California (2 activities)Many cities and towns in Haiti (4 confirmed so far) For more info, see Haiti Action Committee at or or