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Pop singer Michel Martelly wins Haiti presidency by a landslide

Pop singer Michel Martelly wins Haiti presidency by a landslide
Pop singer Michel Martelly better known as “Sweet Micky”, is Haiti's new president-elect. Preliminary results, released by the country's electoral council yesterday, show that Martelly won 68% of the vote in March 20 run-off election to beat former Haitian first lady, Mirlande Manigat

Peer-Peer Organizer Training Initiative

Peer-Peer Organizer Training Initiative
You are invited to be part of a pilot curriculum for young organizers interested in la lucha solidaria. An 8 week peer-led training from Oct 18th/19th- Dec 6th/7th. Participant preferences will determine whether we meet on Monday or Tuesday evenings and start time. Topics (may) include (depending on participant survey): The organizing model of the Mississippi freedom struggle Best practices for facilitation Anti-racist organizing for allies relationship building and accountability Popular education Know your Rights with the Police Powermapping Leadership styles and practices -- catering to your strengths Communications: Utilizing social media and the press Fundraising/ resource sharing Course committments:…

Film Screening: In Defense of Justice: AUMOHD for a Haiti with Rights

Film Screening: In Defense of Justice: AUMOHD for a Haiti with Rights
Title: Film Screening: In Defense of Justice: AUMOHD for a Haiti with Rights Location: People's Food Co-op Community Room 3029 SE 21st Ave Description: Film Screening: In Defense of Justice: AUMOHD for a Haiti with Rights Local filmmaker Paul Reineke presents a film about the Haitian grassroots human rights organization AUMOHD. An update on AUMOHD's post-earthquake work and an open discussion on the current situation in Haiti will follow the film. View trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr8A-NI1qHQ Tuesday, June 8th, 7pm People's Food Co-op Community Room 3029 SE 21st Ave (between Powell and Division) Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2010-06-08

US troops withdrawing en masse from Haiti

US troops withdrawing en masse from Haiti
U.S. troops are withdrawing from the shattered capital, leaving many Haitians anxious that the most visible portion of international is ending even as the city is still mired in misery and vulnerable to unrest.
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