Friday evening (May 25) at 7:30 PM, there will be a Memorial > Service for the Haitian Refugees who drowned near the Turks and Caicos > Islands. The Memorial will be held at St. Patrick’s Chapel, 492 > Bramhall Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304. The service will begin with > the Church bells being tolled 82 times to represent the number of > refugees believed to have died. Rev. Petero Sabune, who is the > Protestant chaplain at Sing Sing Prison, will be the preacher. The > Memorial is being co-sponsored by the Haiti Solidarity Network of the > Northeast and the Parish of St. Patrick & Assumption/All Saints. For > more information, please call 201-207-0112.
By the Haiti Solidarity Network in Workers’ World Some 250 people gathered at the southern campus of Florida International University (FIU) in Miami on March 11 to attend the third session of the Inter national Tribunal on Haiti, a people’s organization examining crimes committed connected with the rebellion and coup that overthrew Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004 and during its aftermath. An 11-member jury on March 11 found “rebel” leaders Guy Philippe and Louis Jodel Chamblain guilty of massacres carried out by paramilitary gunmen under their command on Haiti’s Central Plateau between 2002 and 2004. Seven witnesses testified about the crimes against humanity committed by United Nations occupation troops, the Haitian National Police (PNH) and the Washington-backed “rebels” in the years before and after the coup. Philippe was a former Haitian soldier and then a police chief, who fled […]