Friday, January 22, 2010

Solidarity with African People in Haiti: Pambazuka

Pan Africa Forum for Freedom and Justice posted a letter from UHURU Solidarity Movement about the African People's Solidarity Committee calling for solidarity with Haiti in it's time of crisis.


In the wake of the devastation following the 7.0 earthquake on 12 January 2010, the African People’s Solidarity Committee, a white organization working under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party, expresses its deepest solidarity with African people in Haiti.

With at least 50,000 dead, hundreds of thousands injured and more than 3.5 million homeless, the conditions on the island have been described as unimaginable. With relief efforts moving slowly and the threat of mass starvation mounting, US military occupation forces are being sent in, raising the spectrum of the brutal treatment of African people in New Orleans following the 2005 Hurricane Katrina.

US president Barack Obama has promised a massive US relief effort with a pledge of US$100 million to be sent to Haiti as an outpouring of support comes in from throughout the U.S. and around the world. All major media sources have sent reporters to the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince.

We unite with the efforts to send massive resources into Haiti as quickly as possible. More...

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