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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


Video shows white cops performing roadside cavity search of black man

Aiken, S.C., cops had no reasonable cause for even the traffic stop, much less to violate the man’s body.

Source: Video shows white cops performing roadside cavity search of black man

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrant shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” —- 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution


UA students produce video about racism, being called the n-word on campus

Amanda Bennett shares her motivations for producing the new video.

Source: UA students produce video about racism, being called the n-word on campus

“…..I would like to see buildings on campus that are named after white supremacists, Klansmen, eugenicists, and slave owners to be either renamed or marked with a description that explains the history of racism with which the building’s namesake is associated.”                                     —- Amanda Bennett, University of Alabama


Mahogany L. Browne – “Hella Black”


Lawyer for Teen in SC School Assault Video Speaks on Injuries She Suffered, Whether She Is an Orphan and Fake GoFundMe Pages 

On Thursday a lawyer for the 16-year-old South Carolina teen who was assaulted by a Spring Valley High School resource officer spoke with radio host Joe Madison.

Source: Lawyer for Teen in SC School Assault Video Speaks on Injuries She Suffered, Whether She Is an Orphan and Fake GoFundMe Pages 


‘14 San Francisco cops’ gang up on homeless man ‘armed’ with crutches (VIDEO)

‘14 San Francisco cops’ gang up on homeless man ‘armed’ with crutches (VIDEO).

This is just sick, racist, vicious, white supremacist terrorism and abuse!


NYPD Assaults 11-Year-Old in the Bronx — On Video

NYPD Assaults 11-Year-Old in the Bronx — On Video.