Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

January 25, 2010

Thursday 1/28: Aid Not Occupation: Who’s Killing Haiti?

Filed under: ISO Events, Solidarity — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 12:38 pm

For BARNARD-COLUMBIA STUDENTS: We’ll be meeting at 6pm at the 116th st/Broadway gates to take the train down to the meeting. See you there!

A Panel Discussion Featuring:

Edna Bonhomme – a Haitian-American activist and graduate student at Columbia University

A representative from Haiti Liberte (www.haiti-liberte.com)

Ray Laforest – Haitian Community Organizer and Haiti Support Network

Ashley Smith – editorial board member of the International Socialist Review (www.isreview.org) and long-term Haitian solidarity activist

David Wilson – co-author of Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers and eyewitness to the earthquake in Port-au-Prince

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7pm Thursday, January 28

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, Room 301

208 West 13th Street (btw. 7th & 8th Ave.)

1/2/3/A/C/E/F/V/PATH trains to 14th St. or L train to 8th Ave.

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Instead of rushing food, water and rescue teams to help the victims of Haiti’s earthquake, the Obama administration has organized an occupation.  Troops have been sent into Haiti while aid convoys are turned away from Port-au-Prince.  Meanwhile, media outlets focus on the “security” situation as a racist justification for the militarization of the crisis.

The United States has a long history of imposing imperialism and neoliberalism in Haiti at the expense of its people.  Today, the administration’s response is more of this same shock doctrine.   Join a discussion about how this unnatural disaster was created and what we can do to fight for real aid and reconstruction in Haiti.

Suggested donation: $10-20 (no one turned away for lack of funds) – all proceeds to go to grassroots relief efforts.

Sponsored by the International Socialist Organization

For more info, contact nyciso@gmail.com; 646-452-8662, or see www.nycsocialist.org

Read Socialist Worker‘s ongoing coverage of the situation in Haiti at www.socialistworker.org

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