March 20, 2007
Update: Thanks to everyone who urged the U.S. Congress to break the chains of Haiti�s Debt. Over the weekend, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) took a step in the right direction by announcing $423 million in debt relief for Haiti, eventually. This is a step in the right direction, but it will take too much time, during which too many Haitian kids will die of preventable diseases. That�s why the Haiti Debt Relief Bill, which calls for immediate, unconditional debt cancellation, is so important.� For more, click here.
Coming Attractions: Haitian human rights lawyer Mario Joseph and IJDH�s Brian Concannon will speak in Minneapolis on March 22, and in Milwaukee on� March 24. Also on March 24 in Milwaukee, Mario and Brian will join Loune Viaud of Partners In Health (PIH), Monika Kalra Varma of the RFK Memorial Human Rights Center and Margaret Satterthwaite of NYU School of Law on a workshop at Amnesty International USA�s Annual General Meeting, titled: �Poverty, Human Rights, and Haiti: Affecting Change through Grassroots Advocacy.�
This week�s action: Half-Hour for Haiti is designed to help build the Haiti Solidarity movement, especially in the U.S., by providing concrete, educational actions, and by promoting the work of other solidarity groups. Early April will mark the two year anniversary of the alerts, which is a good time to step back and see what we can do better in the third year.� We’ll see better with your help- let us know what we should be doing more of, or less of, and what you need us to do to make your Haiti Solidarity work more effective.
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