Thursday, March 11, 2010

Abayomi Azikwe To Speak in Cleveland "U.S. Imperialism: No Friend of Haiti"

Public Forum

U.S. Imperialism: No Friend of Haiti

Humanitarian Mission or Military Occupation?

Featuring Abayomi Azikiwe,

Editor, Pan-African Newswire, Detroit

Saturday, March 13, 6:30P.M.

Peoples Forum, Asia Plaza, 2999 Payne, 2nd floor

(call 216-534-6435 for elevator)

The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12 has caused extensive damage and the deaths of untold numbers of people. Immediately the U.S. administration announced the deployment of 10,000 troops and a humanitarian relief effort to the tune of $100 million, a paltry amount compared to the $741 billion thrown to the Pentagon for 2010.

The history of U.S. involvement with Haiti goes back to the 1700s when the African people rose up against French slavery and imperialism. Haiti won its independence in 1804, but was not recognized by the U.S. until the Civil War. Haiti has suffered a blockade for over 200 years. The U.S. has militarily occupied Haiti on numerous occasions from 1915-1934, 1994, 2004 and 2010.

Come to this public meeting to find out the true history of Haiti and what you can do to help the surviving victims of the earthquake. We must demand the permanent lifting of the deportation orders on Haitians, the withdrawal of U.S. military troops from the country and the return of the ousted President Jean Bertrand Aristide, who was overthrown by the U.S. and exiled in 2004.

For more information call the Peoples Fightback Center (216) 531-4004.

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