| A. Action Alerts|
November 11, 2009: Stand Up for Democracy in Honduras Today!September 30, 2009: Vote for Pierre Labossiere, Human Rights Hero!
August 12, 2009: Half-Hour for Haiti: Remember Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine
August 6, 2009: Ask Bill Clinton to Help Free Political Prisoners in Haiti Too!
May 12, 2009: The Big Push on TPS for Haitians Now!
April 29, 2009: Call The White House Today to Urge Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians Now!
March 10, 2009: Be the Final Piece of the Puzzle- Stop Haitian Deportation
February 24, 2009: One More Day to Ask Congress to Cancel Haiti’s Debt
February 12, 2009: Ask Congress to Cancel Haiti’s Debt
February 4, 2008, Tell President Obama to Stop Deporting Haitians
January 25, 2009: Watch a Matt Damon Video
January 14, 2009: Free Ronald Dauphin for the New Year
December 10, 2008: Invest in Hope and Justice in Haiti
November 28, 2008: Change We Can Work For
October 1, 2008: Temporary Protected Status for Haitians!
September 9, 2008: Hurricane Response: What Can We Do?
July 2, 2008: Celebrate Independence for Fr. Gerry!
June 18, 2008: Raboteau Massacre Victims Challenge You to Match Their Investment in Justice in Haiti
May 13, 2008: Keep Fighting for Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine
April 22, 2008: Jubilee Act Halfway There!
April 15, 2008: Jubilee Act Getting Better for Haiti
April 10, 2008: We Can Do Something About Hunger in Haiti
March 25, 2008: How Are We Doing?
February 25, 2008: International Day of Solidarity With the Haitian People
February 12, 2008: Keep $1 Million per week in Haiti
January 26, 2008: Keep Fighting For Lovinsky’s Return!
December 19, 2007: Haiti Human Rights Updates
November 29, 2007: Justice for Haiti in New York City
November 15, 2007: Support IJDH in a Critical Moment for Haiti’s Democracy
November 1, 2007: Help Get Haiti Debt Cancellation Its Day on Capitol Hill
October 16, 2007: Help Save Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine
October 2, 2007, Join the Big Push for Debt Relief for Haiti
August 17, 2007
August 3, 2007: Cancel Haiti’s Debt This Summer
July 19, 2007: Free Political Prisoners Too
July 3, 2007: Celebrate Freedom Thoughtfully
June 19, 2007: Call Wednesday to Close the School of the Americas
June 6, 2007, Haiti’s Forgotten Political Prisoners
May 17, 2007: Call Congress on May 18. Join the Fight For Haiti’s Economic Independence
May 9, 2007: Equal Treatment for Haitians in U.S.
May 4, 2007: Justice for Slain Journalists?
April 26: Celebrate, then Laugh
April 19, 2007: Half-Hour for Haiti: Celebrate then Write
April 12, 2007: Fairness for Haitians in the U.S.
April 5, 2007: Pictures Worth Thousands of Words
March 28, 2009: Make a Call Worth $138 million for Haiti
March 20, 2007: Half-Hour for Haiti: How Are We Doing?
March 15, 2007, Ask Congress to Break Haiti’s Chains of Debt
March 8, 2007: Support Women Victims of Political Persecution
February 22, 2007: Read Interview With President Aristide
February 14, 2007: Tell The Times to Tell the Whole Story
February 6, 2007: Join the Biggest Haiti Solidarity Event Yet
January 31, 2007: Organize a Haiti Solidarity Event
January 25, 2007: Fairness for Haitians in the U.S.
January 17, 2007: Support the TRUTH Act
January 10, 2007, Follow-Up on MINUSTAH Raid in Cité Soleil
January 4, 2007: Count our Blessings, and Our Accomplishments
December 26, 2006: Deadly MINUSTAH Raid in Cité Soleil
December 19, 2006: What Should A Billionaire Give, What Should You?
December 12: Where is Rene Civil’s File?
December 7, 2006: Ask Louise Arbour to Apply Human Rights in Haiti Without Distinction
November 30, 2006: Support IJDH
November 16, 2006, Help Fr. Jean-Juste Return to the Pulpit
November 8, 2006: Grassroots Activists In Legal Limbo
October 25, 2006: 950 Nights in Jail is Enough
October 18, 2006: Read Paul Farmer’s Never Again
October 10, 2006: Read IJDH’s Annual Report
September 26, 2006: Justice for Grande Ravine (again)
September 19, 2006: Only 20 Co-Sponsors Needed for Haiti Debt Relief Act
September 13, 2006: Urge Fair Coverage of Haiti in the UK Media
August 9, 2006: Demand Fairness for Amanus Mayette
August 31, 2006: Demand Fairness for René Civil
August 23, 2006: Voting for Hope in Haiti
August 15, 2006: Annette Auguste Released
August 8, 2006: Demand a Fair Trial for Annette Auguste and Co-Defendants
August 1, 2006: Message from Yvon Neptune
July 24, 2006: Call the U.S. Congress- Break the Chains of Haiti’s Debt
July 18, 2006: Ask President Preval to Ensure Justice for Political Prisoners
July 11, 2006
Half-Hour for Haiti: Sign-On Letter for Political Prisoners
June 27, 2006
Half-Hour for Haiti: Break the Chains of Haiti’s Debt!
June 20, 2006 Half-Hour for Haiti: Constitutional Authorities Should Do Better
June 13, 2006
Half-Hour for Haiti: Grassroots Activists Persecuted By Justice System
June 6, 2006
Half-Hour For Haiti: One Step Forward, Help Make it Two
May 31, 2006
Half-Hour For Haiti: René Civil Freed
May 23, 2006: Tell the Political Prisoners You Care
May 16, 2006: Political Prisoner René Civil
May 9, 2006: US Funding of Labor Organizations in Haiti, Venezuela and Iraq.
May 2, 2006: Insist on a Fair Appeal in the La Scierie Case.
April 25, 2006 Half-Hour For Haiti:
Bob Moliere is free, let’s make Annette Auguste, “So Ann” the next.
April 18, 2006 Half-Hour For Haiti: Celebrate the Liberation of Three Political Prisoners, Support BAI and IJDH
April 11, 2006, Free Grassroots Activist Bob Moliere
April 4, 2006: Debt Relief for Haiti
March 29, 2006: Help Improve IJDH’s Website
March 21, 2006: Free Political Prisoners By Constitution Day
March 14, 2006: Alleged Killers Go Free While Political Prisoners Remain in Jail
March 7, 2006: Ask The Nation to Cover Haiti Fairly
February 28, 2006: New Prosecutor Should Free Political Prisoners
February 22, 2006: Urge Fairness From The NY Times
February 14, 2006: Count All the Votes!
February 7, 2006: Haitian Press Association
Half-Hour for Haiti: Thank You!
January 24, 2006, Release Fr. Gerry for Treatment
January 17, 2006: Free Annette Auguste, “So Ann”
January 10, 2006: Stop “Collateral Damage” in Cite Soleil
January 3, 2006: Don’t Let Prison Be A Death Sentence For Father Gerry
December 27, 2005: Count Our Blessings
December 20, 2005: Firing of Supreme Court Justices
December 13, 2005: Fr. Jean-Juste Medical Emergency
December 6, 2005: How Are We Doing?
November 29, 2005: MINUSTAH Attacks in Cite Soleil
November 22, 2005: Urge U.S. Catholic Bishops to Support Fr. Jean-Juste
November 15: Protest Illegal Arrest By UN Police
November 1, 2005: Help Commemorate Haiti’s Liberation Day
October 25, 2005: Half-Hour for Haiti: Organize
October 18, 2005:Half-Hour for Haiti: Write to Judge Holding Three Grassroots Activists
October 11, 2005: Support the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti
October 4, 2005: Protect Journalists From Attack
September 27, 2005: Join the Worldwide Demonstrations of Solidarity for Haiti on September 30
September 20, 2005: Target Another Judicial Official Involved in Persecution
September 13: Target Judicial Officials Involved in Persecution
September 6, 2005: Plan for Worldwide Solidarity Protests on September 30
August 30: Join the U.S./UN Out of Haiti Campaign
August 23: Ask the UN to Investigate and Prevent Summary Executions
August 21:Destruction in Police/Civilian Attack in Grande Ravine
August 16-Half-Hour for Haiti: Stop Police Killings in Poor Neighborhoods
August 9:Time for Congress to Stand Up for Justice in Hait i
August 2: Sign the International Declaration of Support for the Haitian People
July 26: Half-Hour for Haiti: Release Political Prisoner and Democracy Activist Fr. Gérard Jean-Juste (Again)
July 19: Stop Harassment of Fr. Gérard Jean-Juste, Catholic Priest and Democracy Activist (Again)
July 12: Stop UN Killing of Civilians in Cite Soleil (Haiti Action Committee).
July 06: Urge the OAS to Apply Its Own Principles in Haiti
June 28: Release the MINUSTAH Prison Massacre Report
June 21: Justice for Political Prisoner Jacques Mathelier
June 14: Read the Haiti Human Rights Report Presented to the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, by Professor William Quigley
June 7: Read the International Crisis Group Report, Spoiling Security in Haiti
May 31: Keep the Pressure on to Save Yvon Neptune
May 24:Protect the Rights of Human Rights Observers
May 17: Urge UN Troops to Protect Peaceful Demonstrators on May 18
May 10 : Support Grandmother/Political Prisoner Annette Auguste “So Anne” on Mothers Day
May 3: Save A Political Prisoner’s Life
April 26: Speak Up For Labor Leaders Harassed By PoliceApril 19: Association Haitienne de Presse
April 12, 2005: Sign the Porto Alegre Declaration on Haiti
April 5, 2005: Urge the UN Security Council To Listen To Haiti’s Silenced Majority
April 8, 2005 Sign-On Letter to UNSC
INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE & DEMOCRACY IN HAITI
Be Part of the Solution for Haiti:
Make a Difference in Half an Hour a Week
Haitians often invoke the proverb “men anpil, chay pa lou”: many hands make the load light. Haiti’s human rights problems are severe, but experience shows that collective efforts by Americans and others in powerful countries can make a real difference. Our grassroots mobilizations have pried open prison doors for several political prisoners, including Fr. Gerard Jean-Juste in January 2005, and four others in April 2006. A mobilization in July 2005 led the UN to admit civilian deaths had occurred during its operations and to promise an investigation. Knowing that people in powerful countries support them provides hope to political prisoners and confidence to grassroots organizers in Haiti. They appreciate sustained involvement, because they know from experience that change will not come from the Herculean efforts of a few, but from more modest but persistent efforts of many.
The Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) invites you to join many other hands each week to support justice in Haiti through its Half-Hour for Haiti program. Each Tuesday an action that can have a concrete impact on human rights in Haiti is distributed to our email list and posted on our website. The actions can usually be done anytime over the next week, and in less than 30 minutes. Some actions are from IJDH, some from other organizations. The actions include telephone, email and letter-writing campaigns, petitions, and occasionally reading especially informative reports or articles.
We understand that finding time for one more activity in busy schedules is a challenge, so we try to make it as easy as possible, by providing relevant background information, as well as form letters, advocacy suggestions and talking points.
To sign up for the email alerts, send an email to HalfHour4Haiti@ijdh.org, or sign up for IJDH’s email list on our website, http://www.ijdh.org.
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti
P.O. Box 745
Joseph, Oregon, 97846
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