Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Rolling Fast for the Release of Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine

FROM:

STEPHANE AND OLIVIER PIERRE-ANTOINE

HAITI SOLIDARITY.NET

HAITI-ACTION.NET

DANNY GLOVER � LOS ANGELES

GLOBAL WOMEN�S STRIKE

TRAFALGAR SQUARE � LONDON, ENGLAND

LA INDY MEDIA

�We, the friends and family of Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine are living in a very terrible and pressing situation.

Everything in nature tells us that our brother is still alive, and that�s why we are coping.

[Inaudible] so encouraged by your act

We feel your participation in this is going to put pressure on the Haitian authorities,

on the U.N. authorities, on everyone in Haitian society. . . .�

—Wilson, long time friend of Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine, speaking from Haiti.

He is also fasting weekly

until Pierre-Antoine�s release.


MESSAGE FROM THE CHILDREN OF DISAPPEARED HAITIAN HUMAN RIGHTS

LEADER LOVINSKY PIERRE-ANTOINE

http://www.haitisolidarity.net/article.php?id=202

LONDON VIGIL AND FAST

http://www.globalwomenstrike.net/Haiti/BringLovinskyHome.htm

DANNY GLOVER 24 HOUR FAST

http://www.globalwomenstrike.net/Haiti/LovinskyFast.htm

GLOBAL WOMEN�S STRIKE

http://www.globalwomenstrike.net/Haiti/FastForLovinskyLdn.htm

READ / SIGN THE PETITION


URGENT HELP IN ENSURING THE SAFE RETURN OF LOVINSKY PIERRE-

ANTOINE

(Read the petition)

http://www.PetitionOnline.com/august/petition.html

(View current signatures and sign the petition)

http://www.PetitionOnline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?august&751

The� Black Autonomy Network in Benton Harbor, Michigan headed by Reverend Edwin Pinkney

sent us [in Los Angeles] an urgent message last night that they intend to fast every Tuesday until Lovinsky

Pierre-Antione is returned.

MESSAGE TO BRAZIL: HELP FIND AND RELEASE LOVINSKY PIERRE-ANTOINE

by ROSS PLESSET

Saturday, 17 November 2007

5:57 PM

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/11/210199.php

LEGENDARY GUYANAN LEADER EUSI

KWAYANA JOINS FAST

FOR THE SAFE RETURN OF HAITIAN

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST LOVINSKY

http://www.haitisolidarity.net/article.php?id=205

EUSI KWAYANA, legendary leader in the struggle for independence and democracy in Guyana, joined the 24-

hour fast initiated by Global Women’s Strike to demand safe return of Haiti human rights activist LOVINSKY

PIERRE-ANTOINE.

Here is his statement:

“Something very urgent in the disappearance of Lovinksky Pierre-Antoine impels me to join this fast for

the appointed 24 hours and to affix my signature to the hundreds and hundreds who have signed and

will sign this most momentous petition. For what purpose or with what objective can forces with the

power to do so hold young Lovionksy in restraint dare to lay their hands on this exemplary young

citizen of this remarkable country whose contribution to the right to freedom is second to

none?Lovinksky’s unexplained detention is an extraordinary violation of his own human rights and those

of his family. Beyond that, it seems made to order as a provocation to all those who love and respect

him and his role in society and its renewal. Finally, let it be known that Lovinsky’s enforced absence

does not come from friends of Haiti who welcome its uphill efforts, for the first time, to democratic self

government and self management. HANDS OFF CITIZEN LOVINKSY PIERRE-ANTOINE. HANDS OFF

HAITI. RELEASE HIM NOW BEFORE THE LINE IS CROSSED! RELEASE HIM NOW AND IN GOOD

HEALTH!”� —EUSI KWAYANA

The fast, [began] on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007 in Los Angeles, gathered at 10:30 am outside the Brazilian

Consulate at 8484 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills

Who is Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine?

Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine was kidnapped in Haiti and has been �disappeared� since August 12th.� There is an

international call for actions pressing for his safe return.� In Southern California, we are making an urgent call for

people who will join Danny Glover & others to participate in a rolling fast asking for his safe return to his family

and community who love and need him. Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine is an extraordinary grassroots organizer and a

leading advocate for the poor, including street children, teenage mothers and victims of torture.

What is a rolling fast?

A rolling fast allows people to commit to fast for a number of hours during a 24 hour

period.� You can participate by either fasting for the entire time or commit to a

certain number of hours. The idea is that fasters will overlap in order to cover the 24

hour period, starting at 10:30 am November 13th.

What if I want to fast but can�t get to the fast site?

Fill out the information below and email or fax it � if you choose, your name can be

included in the �bring Lovinsky home� fasters list which will be read at the press

event and speakout outside the Brazilian Consulate.� All fasters on or off site are

asked to wear a red ribbon to indicate you are fasting for Lovinsky�s safe return.

Please let others know why you�re wearing it.

What if I can�t fast, what can I do?

Come out to the Consulate — support the call for Lovinsky�s release and support the

fasters.� Wear a red ribbon on fast day and sign the petition.

How do I sign up to take part in the rolling fast?

Fill out the information below on your commitment to fast and email or fax it in.� If

you can come to initiate the fast outside the Consulate at 10:30 please let us know

and also how long you will be able to stay.

Why hold the fast outside the Brazilian Consulate?

The Brazilian government heads the UN forces who have had the responsibility for

law and order in Haiti since President Aristide was forced to leave Haiti in 2004. The

US and Canada are also key figures.� Together we are urging them to do all in their

power, including making resources available to ensure Lovinsky�s immediate and

safe release.

Whether or not you can participate in the fast please sign the online petition at

http://www.petitiononline.com/august/petition.html� Also please share the petition

information with as many people as you can.

Can my organization &/or religious network endorse this action?

Yes! You can fax or email the information below, or call us at 323-276-9833.

I will be fasting outside the Brazilian Consulate on November 13th

Name____________________________ I can participate from ____to____

Email_____________________________ phone_____________________

I can�t be there but I will be fasting

Name______________________ Include my name in the �fasters list� yes� no

Email______________________________ phone_____________________

My organization/religious network endorses this action

Organization________________________ email______________________

Please email to la@crossroadaswomen.net or fax to 310-798-8350

Coordinated by the Ad Hoc Working Group on Haiti which includes: ANSWER

Coalition, CISPES/LA, Coalition in Solidarity with Haiti, Global Women�s Strike/LA,

International Action Center, and the Pan African Activist Coalition.

For info:

Call: 323-276-9833

Email: la@crossroadswomen.net

websites: http://www.globalwomenstrike.net

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