On December 16th, Haitians will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first free and democratic election in Haiti’s history — the election that brought Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the people’s party, Lavalas, to power. Within seven months, a US-orchestrated coup ousted Aristide and installed a military dictatorship that murdered thousands and attempted to destroy the grassroots movement that had brought Aristide to power.
Thirty years later, Haitians continue to confront the same forces that staged that 1991 coup—this time in the form of the dictatorship of Jovenel Moise, backed by the United Nations occupiers and the United States. Haiti’s powerful grassroots movement has grown in strength as it seeks to end the corrupt and illegitimate Moise regime, selected through US-backed stolen elections.
The government has responded with violent police and paramilitary repression against peaceful protestors, political assassinations of grassroots leaders, and a series of targeted massacres of residents in the communities that are the heart of the movement.
This is a time to speak out and act in solidarity
with the people’s movement in Haiti.
From December 10 [International Human Rights Day]
to December 16, please join us for a
Week of Solidarity with Haiti.
- Demand an End to Massacres in Haiti
- Stop US Funding of Police Terror in Haiti
- Support the Movement for Democracy and Justice in Haiti
Ways to Participate
Make Haiti Visible!
- Spread the slogan Stop Massacres in Haiti with a banner drop or placard, take and post your photo and send it to us!
- Promote the week of Solidarity with Haiti on social media.
- Spread the messages: Stop Massacres in Haiti! Stop US Funding Police Terror in Haiti! Stand With Haiti!
- Join in Haiti action alerts.
- Demand an end to US funding for the repressive Haitian National Police and military;
- End US/UN support for the criminal Jovenel Moise regime; no fake illegitimate elections;
- Restore TPS to Haitians and all refugees fleeing political and economic oppression.
Donate to the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund [HERF]: Since its 2004 inception HERF has given concrete aid to Haiti’s democratic movement.
Learn about the Haitian Struggle
A People That Does Not Give Up, by Jean Bertrand Aristide
Maxine Waters Oct. 6, 2020 Letter urging US to oppose illegitimate elections in Haiti until politically motivated attacks against government critics have ceased
UNIFA webinar: A virtual event with Haiti’s former First Lady Mildred Aristide, Danny Glover, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and a panel of distinguished guests. This deeply engaging program — focused on Haiti’s health care crisis — was a seminar on Haitian resilience, powerful history, struggle for democracy, and the remarkable work of the University of the Aristide Foundation to offer access to education and health care to the Haitian people without exclusion.
Special Report: Massacres in Haiti — Pacifica’s Margaret Prescod reports from on the ground
Black Lives Matter From Haiti to the Bay — Kiyoshi Taylor’s video about the struggles of Black people in the US and in Haiti for true liberation from police terror and oppression and the need for global solidarity between these struggles in the spirit of the Haitian revolution.
Stay in Touch
Haiti Action Committee is a Bay-Area based network of activists who have supported the Haitian struggle for democracy since 1991. Follow Haiti Action Committee on Facebook, twitter @HaitiAction1 and our website.