Letter of solidarity and support for the people of Haiti

Letter of solidarity and support for the people of Haiti

Today, in our peace education course at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg (South Africa) we watched the video What’s happening in Haiti? (see Feb29@sonic.net) on the massacre by US/UN forces in Haiti.

We are concerned by the violence perpetrated by US/UN forces against innocent civilians.

We are shocked by the brutality and inhuman behaviour of the US/UN forces.

We send our condolences to the affected families and to the entire community of Haiti.

We condemn the killing of the children, women and men of Haiti by US/UN “peacekeeping” forces.

As parents, the brutality has touched our hearts and souls.

We question the targeting of innocent children who are the future leaders of Haiti.

We call on the South African government and all peace-loving nations to support and assist the Haitians to realise their democracy and sovereignty.

We offer our support and solidarity to the people of Haiti.

We will be meeting on 20 March 2008 to learn more about the situation in Haiti and to plan further peace action to show our concern, support and solidarity.

Signed on 6 March 2008 by:

Bheki Ndlela
Sbongile Mthembu
Bheki Ziqubu
S’bu Zikode
Bongiwe Zondi
Themba Mlaba
Denise Naidoo
Thobs Kunene
Grace Ngema
Tholah Mkhize
Naseema Ballim
Vaughn John
Nkulu Magubane
Zodwa Nsibande

For further information contact:
Thobs Kunene at 079 540 6883 or
Denise Naidoo at 033-345 3773 or
Zodwa Nsibande at znsibande@gmail.com

Also see Abahlali baseMjondolo Report on the AbM Event for the 3rd International Day In Support of the Haitian People