HAITI: Fourth Anniversary of the Coup

Posted on February 29, 2008


Today, February 29, is the fourth anniversary of the 2004 coup in which the US government kidnapped the democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. A purge of Lavalas supporters was in full swing already but no one was prepared for the slaughter that was to come, especially at the hands of UN “peacekeepers.”

Below are articles that provide background on the coup and its aftermath. The stories were authored by the Haiti Information Project and are posted at the Haiti Action website: www.haitiaction.net

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ARTICLES ARE ACCOMPANIED BY VERY GRAPHIC PICTURES

-In the following article, Randall Robinson gives you an insider’s look at the hours leading up to President Aristide’s kidnapping and the involvement of the US government

“Randall Robinson on the US’s Kidnapping of President Aristide”

http://www.haitiaction.net/News/RA/10_18_17/10_18_7.html

-The following article chronicles eyewitness accounts of a UN massacre on July 6, 2005, in the poorest neighborhood in Port-au-Prince by an estimated 300-400 UN troops. Through an FOIA request much later, it was found that the UN spent 22,000 rounds of ammunition in the attack.

“Evidence Mounts of a UN Massacre in Haiti”

http://www.haitiaction.net/News/HIP/7_12_5.html

-And, another massacre by UN Troops in Cite Soleil, on December 26, 200t

“UN in Haiti Accused of Second Massacre in Cite Soleil”

http://www.haitiaction.net/News/HIP/1_21_7/1_21_7.html

Posted in: Haiti, NED, UN, US