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Haiti Action Committee Denounces the Attempted Assassination of Former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide

3-21-2017

_3-20-17_Aristide supporters#3Supporters of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide   Photo courtesy of HaitiInfoProj

See also: Video footage of Aristide supporters just prior to assassination attempt. Video courtesy of Wendy Joseph Lerisse

Yesterday, there was an assassination attempt against former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti’s first democratically elected president. President Aristide had been summoned to appear as a witness in a court case. While returning from court, his motorcade was attacked by armed Haitian police. A number of people were injured in the attack. Mass protests against the police broke out immediately.

In the wake of the electoral coup which installed Jovenal Moise, a right-wing protege of former president Michel Martelly, as Haiti’s new president, there has been a marked increase in repression directed against grassroots activists.

This attack on President Aristide signals a new stage of terror in Haiti. It harkens back to the days of the Duvalier dictatorships. Human rights activists and all supporters of democracy in Haiti need to condemn this attempted assassination and demand that those who committed this act be brought to justice.

_3-20-17_fmr pres AristideFormer president Jean-Bertrand Aristide greets thousands of supporters in Port-au-Prince  3-20-17  Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Haiti Action Committee


Alprentice ‘Bunchy’ Carter ‘would have rode with Nat Turner’

Oct. 12 is the birthday of one of the most talented and promising young men martyred in the massive state repression against the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter. Unlike Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver and George Jackson, Carter has almost been forgotten from the history of Africans in America except for diehards. Carter, then 26 (born Oct. 12, 1942), was assassinated on Jan. 17, 1969 in a Campbell Hall classroom at UCLA in Los Angeles.

Source: Alprentice ‘Bunchy’ Carter ‘would have rode with Nat Turner’


Olympic Joy in the Face of Erasure

On the mat, Rafaela Silva won for her marginalized favela. In the streets, activists are winning the right to protest.

Source: Olympic Joy in the Face of Erasure


The Media Are Totally Wrong About the Role of Athletes in Black Lives Matter

Walking in the tradition of Muhammad Ali means taking a side, not building a bridge or riding the fence.

Source: The Media Are Totally Wrong About the Role of Athletes in Black Lives Matter


#BlackLivesMatter Activist: Oakland Needs to Name the “Predatory” Cops Who Raped & Trafficked Girl

http://www.democracynow.org/2016/6/21/blacklivesmatter_activist_oakland_needs_to_name

Source: #BlackLivesMatter Activist: Oakland Needs to Name the “Predatory” Cops Who Raped & Trafficked Girl


Alleged Clinton email hacker, Guccifer opens Pandora’s box

Last week, the FBI announced Romanian computer hacker Marcel Lazar nicknamed “Guccifer” had been extradited to Alexandria, Virginia on charges he had hacked into former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton

Source: Alleged Clinton email hacker, Guccifer opens Pandora’s box

The corruption of the Clinton Family knows no bounds – corrupt in the U.S., and corrupt in Haiti


Israel’s New Racism: The Persecution of African Migrants in the Holy Land

(As you watch this, remember that the U.S. hires Israel to train its police…)