January 26, 5:00pm
Human Rights Examiner Deborah Dupre’
“American transport planes fly over Haiti with loudspeakers, telling the one million homeless people that if they leave by boat, they will be stopped by the Coast Guard and sent to Guantanamo Bay…”
“To Haiti From US: Rescue and Care, NOT Occupation!” is Facebook’s new Cause stirring people across the country to rally for human rights of the people of Haiti where its one million homeless are being threatened by U.S. military.
Christine Stone, the cause founder and administrator states the following on its Facebook main page:
“A Haitian lawyer says; ‘Haiti needs 12,000 doctors, Obama sent 12,000 troops to help us to death.’
“American transport planes fly over Haiti with loudspeakers, telling the one million homeless people that if they leave by boat, they will be stopped by the Coast Guard and sent to Guantanamo Bay, now notorious for torturing Muslim men.
“International medical volunteers tell of unconscionable delays because the US military commandeered the airport to move troops in, turning away doctors, and delaying for days a full mobile hospital from Doctors Without Borders.
“.01% of what the US spends each year on occupying Iraq & Afghanistan ($100 million) is not enough for Haiti, already impoverished by 200 years of colonialism, and devastated by 2008’s hurricanes.
“We demand that US immigration restrictions be lifted now, and injured Haitians be given medical visas so that hospitals can treat their injuries.”
Stone urges, “Get into the streets! Find a protest near you.”