Wednesday, July 13, 2005

More on Cite Soleil Massacre

The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti has a very good report summarizing the July 6 U.N. military raid on Site Soleil and a call for action.

Everyone should at least take the time to read that article and listen to Amy Goodman's interview with a representative of human rights workers who were in Haiti last week. Their testimony is very damning of the UN, suggesting that the UN killed civilians and did not care to find out the body count, let alone help provide any health care to civilian deaths. In the words of the interviewee, the UN command characterized the poor neighborhood as an "outlaw community."

The delegation also said that his impression of the attack from a trip to Cite Soleil was much like what he imagined a "Warsaw ghetto attack" would have been like.

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