Haiti: The Betrayal of Democracy - an evening with Kevin Pina
July 24, 2005
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©2005 Haiti Information Project (HIP) - As the marchers returned to Bel Air, Haitian SWAT units appeared. Journalists had to call the UN who were about 30 yards behind the protestors when the SWAT unit emerged. Finally, UN troops arrive but appeared to be coordinating with their counterparts in the Haitian police SWAT unit. They seemed unconcerned that similar SWAT units have been responsible for murdering unarmed demonstrators on several occasions.
May 4, 2005

The Plymouth Congregational UCC Board of Social Action presents:

Haiti: The Betrayal of Democracy
an evening with Kevin Pina

Excerpts from a new documentary by Kevin Pina

Monday, July 25, 2005 - 7pm

Plymouth Congregational UCC
5301 North Capitol Street at Missouri/Riggs

N.W. Washington, DC

See rare footage of Haiti's 2004 coup d'etat against the democratically elected government of Jean Bertrand Aristide. Freshly returned from Haiti to continue editing his next project, documentary filmmaker Kevin Pina will describe the current reality in Haiti today and screen new material containing unique footage that Pina, as one of the only independent foreign journalists on the ground, took as the coup unfolded.

Kevin Pina is a documentary filmmaker and freelance journalist living in Haiti since 1999. He is also the Haiti correspondent for FLASHPOINTS on KPFA and Pacifica and serves as editor for theHaiti Information Project(HIP) featured at www.HaitiAction.net

Endorsed by: Black Voices for Peace, Critical Resistance, D.C. Healthcare Coalition, D.C. Metropolitan Chapter of NCOBRA, Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean (EPICA), Fondasyon Mapou, Left Turn D.C., Organized COUP, Project South, Quixote Center/Haiti Reborn, TransAfrica Forum

The U.N. and the Haitian police execute deadly raids in Haiti
Bel Air and Citè Soleil
Flashpoints Special Haiti Correspondent, Kevin Pina, reports on the aftermath of raids in pro-Aristide neighborhoods in Haiti's capital today.

U.N. covers for Haiti's killer cops, threaten American journalist Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Haiti's capital May 18 to demand the return of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and freedom for the political prisoners. The MINUSTAH troops provided logistical support allowing SWAT teams to intimidate the peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators. The U.N. also tried to stop HIP correspondent Kevin Pina from reporting the news with repeated threats with violence. May 19

UN accommodates human rights abuses by police in Haiti The images of the killings by the U.S.-armed and U.N.-trained Police Nationale de Haiti (PNH) are stark and undeniable. Peaceful demonstrators slaughtered in cold-blood as the U.N. pontificates and postures to justify its role in legitimizing the coup in February 2004 against the democratically elected government of Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
May 8

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