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Date/Time: 24/09/2005 12:00 am

* Additional flyers available * Sept. 23 International Tribunal on Haiti *
Exclusive video from New Orleans
Over 200 cities are organizing buses, vans, car caravans and peace trains to
bring people from across the country to the September 24 National
Demonstration in Washington, DC initiated by the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition.
Details about buses from across the U.S.:
Tickets for buses from New York City can still be purchased now online – the
final deadline for online tickets is this Friday! Click below for details on
how you can purchase tickets for buses from New York City online, by phone
or in person: http://www.pephost.org/site/R?i=31oiU4aAboob6sax5EheEg..
Huge numbers will come from every major city on the East Coast, Midwest and
South – New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Chicago,
Cleveland, Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte – and elsewhere and from many
smaller cities. Gulfport, Mississippi; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and Des
Moines, Iowa are just a few of the cities organizing for this demonstration.
Buses will be coming from as far away as Albuquerque, New Mexico a 28 hour
drive to DC.
The National Office of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition has received an enormous
response from people all around the country who are planning to travel to
Washington to surround the White House and say, “Stop the War Against Iraq;
>From Iraq to New Orleans, Fund People’s Needs Not the War Machine!” The new
literature reflects both the human solidarity that has been expressed in
recent weeks in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, as well as the opposition by
different communities to the criminal orientation of the U.S. government
toward the victims. The demonstration is building solidarity between the
Palestinian people, the Haitian people, the African American community and
all working class communities in the United States, and all of those who are
the targets of a global system based on racism and exploitation.
See below for additional flyers.
We can’t do it without your donation! The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition is the
organization that has assumed full responsibility for the costs of the
stage, sound, and setup at the joint rally, which will begin at the White
House (Ellipse) at 11:30 AM on September 24. The cost will be in the many
tens of thousands of dollars. Please help A.N.S.W.E.R. meet these and other
large expenses by clicking here to donate:
At 11:00 am people will assemble for the mass demonstration and People’s
Speak-Out at the White House (at the Ellipse, on the south side). After an
opening rally, we will march. The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition holds permits for
both sides of the White House and has secured a permit from the Metropolitan
Police Department for the massive march on September 24 that will take the
demonstration directly in front of the White House on Pennsylvania Ave. This
is the first time in many years that a march permit has been secured
allowing people to exercise their First Amendment right for a mass assembly
march and protest right at the doorstep of the White House on Pennsylvania
The antiwar movement is gaining momentum daily. Unfolding developments over
the past several weeks have made it clear that the September 24
demonstration in Washington DC has the potential to be the largest
outpouring of antiwar sentiment since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition urges all those who can to attend the
International Tribunal on Haiti, taking place on Friday, September 23 in
Washington DC. See below for details about this important event.
Award-winning filmmaker Gloria La Riva of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition has
produced a video based on the visit of an A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition delegation
to Louisiana and Texas earlier this month. Please take a moment to view this
important video.
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Two-color – Front http://www.pephost.org/site/R?i=59A4l9X4rZIBydI8zr–OA.. –
Back http://www.pephost.org/site/R?i=Rr5cOQqeqR9WqJIpzhBU4Q..
Black and White – Front
http://www.pephost.org/site/R?i=6tOQ994Sat9B6AYoCuz6aQ.. – Back
The back of the flyer features a new piece entitled “Ten Reasons Why We Are
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Friday, September 23 7-10 pm George Washington University Elliott School of
International Affairs 1957 E St. NW in Washington DC
For three years, Washington, Paris and Ottawa working with Haiti’s ruling
elite, former soldiers and death-squad leaders carried out a destabilization
campaign culminating in the February 29, 2004 kidnapping and overthrow of
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
To quell resistance to the coup, armies from the U.S., France, Canada and
the United Nations have occupied Haiti and carried out or aided massacres of
thousands of Haitian citizens, including women, children and infants.
Hundreds more have been jailed without trial.
It is time that the criminals be judged.
A coalition of Haiti solidarity groups, supported by the Latin America
Solidarity Coalition, have banded together to organize an International
Tribunal on Haiti, which will hold its first session on September 23, 2005
from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at George Washington University in Washington, DC,
the evening before the major September 24th anti-war march.
What Will the International Tribunal on Haiti Do?
At the Tribunal’s opening session, prosecutors will present a detailed
background of the coup and preliminary indictments. The background will
cover the pre-coup period when the National Endowment for Democracy and the
International Republican Institute were training Tonton Macoutes and
paramilitary thugs whose violence set the scene for Aristide’s overthrow.
The actions of the U.S., French and Canadian governments to destabilize the
Aristide government will be exposed.
The Tribunal will also expose, through eye-witness and expert testimony, the
truth about the daily slaughter being carried out by masked policemen with
the criminal complicity, and increasingly participation, of the U.N.
occupation force. (Since June, the U.N. is in charge of the Haitian police.)
In the end, the Tribunal will forward individual indictments for those
directly responsible for the massacres and crimes against humanity to the
new International Criminal Court in The Hague.
The first session of the International Tribunal on Haiti will begin a
seven-month campaign to expose the human rights violations by the
Brazilian-led “peacekeeping force” and the de facto government put in place
by the Bush administration.
A blue-ribbon Commission of Inquiry, led by former Attorney General Ramsey
Clark, will be announced at the Sept. 23 session of the Tribunal. A
Commission delegation will travel to Haiti as early as October to gather
eye-witness testimony and to determine what commanders and officials were
responsible for which massacres and other crimes.
*Kevin Pina to appear at International Haiti Tribunal*
Filmmaker Kevin Pina is scheduled to be a star witness at the opening
session of the International Tribunal on Haiti. He was arrested in Haiti on
Friday, September 9 while covering a police search of the church directed by
Catholic priest Father Gérard Jean-Juste, a political prisoner of Haiti’s de
facto regime. Jean Ristil, a free-lance Haitian reporter, who collaborates
with Pina’s news agency, the Haiti Information Project, was also arrested
after photographing Pina’s arrest, according to AP. They have both been
Pina will be presenting testimony and video footage of recent massacres
carried out by Haitian police and U.N. occupation forces in Haiti at the
Tribunal, which will also expose the crimes against humanity now being
carried out in Haiti.
Thanks to all those who took action to demand their release!
8.5 x 11 multi-color leaflet:
8.5 x 11 black & white leaflet:
5×7 multi-colored 2-sided card for NYC
These buses will travel on Sept. 23 to the Tribunal and stay overnight in DC
to attend the Sept. 24 march.
Round-trip bus fare from New York and New Jersey to the Tribunal is only
$10. Buses will be leaving at 12 noon from the following locations: *
Brooklyn at Grand Army Plaza (Flatbush & Eastern Parkway) * Queens at Duch
Travel, Linden Boulevard & 221st Street * Irvington, NJ at Nye Avenue,
corner Springfield & Stuyvesant
Tickets, flyers or more info: A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition (212) 533-0417, Fanm
Lakay (718) 512-5173, Haïti Progrès (718) 434-8100, International Action
Center (212) 633-6646, KAKOLA (718) 629-4050, Nicaragua Network (202)
Tickets also available at: (Brooklyn) Diaspo Television (718) 576-2667,
Radio Lakay (718) 469-4671, Radio Pa Nou (718) 940-3861 (Queens) Duch Travel
(718) 527-8594 (Irvington, NJ) Marché Lacaille (973) 374-9697
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Shot by Gloria La Riva of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition. In Windows Media (14
min, 36 MB): http://www.pephost.org/site/R?i=faj9KLidMG0rEqmaau3EBA..
For video, reports, photos and action alerts, visit the A.N.S.W.E.R.
Coalition website: http://www.pephost.org/site/R?i=R1o70l4GNvu5QGW-M_AADg..
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