* San Francisco Labor Council Resolution on Haiti
RESTORE THE DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF HAITI -INVESTIGATE THE U.S. ROLE IN THE COUP
We applaud and support the actions of Representatives Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters, and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus in calling for a Congressional investigation into the U.S. role in the coup that forced Jean-Bertrand Aristide out of office.
We call for
an investigation into last year's shipping of 20,000 M-16 rifles to the
Dominican Republic by the U.S. military, and into how these weapons got into
the hands of the thugs who overthrew Aristide.
We call on the state AFL-CIO, labor councils, local and international unions to:
a) demand an investigation into the Bush administration's role in the coup against Aristide;
b) demand the immediate release of Aristide and his recognition and restoration as the democratically elected President of Haiti.
- Adopted by unanimous vote of the San Francisco Labor Council, AFL-CIO - March 8, 2004