[IMC-Audio] CKUT Presents: Special Broadcast to Mark the 5-yr Anniversary of the Coup in Haiti (Feb 26th)
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news at ckut.ca
Tue Jan 27 05:40:56 PST 2009
CKUT SPECIAL BROADCAST TO INVESTIGATE HAITI SINCE THE COUP: FOUR HOURS OF
POWER, FIVE YEARS OF RESISTANCE
*Thursday, February 26th, 2009, from 5 to 9 PM EST*
Sign-up to rebroadcast this important programme today, email news at ckut.ca!
Five years ago, Canadian soldiers participated in a military operation to
overthrow Haiti's elected government. In the weeks following the 2004 coup
d'état, minimum wages were rolled back, ministries were closed, corporate
taxation was canceled, and Haitian activists who criticized the new order
did so at the risk of their liberty or their lives.
Today, after five years of neoliberal "shock therapy", Canadian personnel
remain in Haiti under the cover of a UN mission. Haiti remains Canada's
other, untalked-of, occupation, along with Afghanistan.
CKUT's Radio Résistance has worked hard since 2006 to provide monthly
news updates from occupied Haiti. On February 26th, 2009, we will be
airing a special four-hour broadcast, from 5 to 9 PM EST, to mark the
fifth anniversary of the overthrow of Haitian democracy. The show will
provide in-depth interviews with Haitian union leaders, progressive
politicians, and rights advocates, and will also feature a panel
discussion with members of the Canada Haiti Action Network (CHAN).
This special programme will aim to explore Canada's strategy and praxis in
Haiti as indicative of its broader imperialist designs through the
Caribbean and the Latin American regions, and to highlight and celebrate
the patterns of the Haitian people's resistance to those designs.
Sister stations are welcome and encouraged to co-broadcast this programme
in whole or in part [NB: about 30 minutes of the final hour will be in
For queries or suggestions, please contact us at news at ckut.ca, between now
and Feb. 26th.
Yours in Solidarity,
The Team of Radio Résistance
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