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Haitians Organize for Political Action

January 2009

Peasant organizers in Haiti – including Grassroots International’s partners and allies – are uniting their efforts to collaborate in rebuilding their country.  These organizers plan and mobilize across the island, linking issues such as environmental degradation and food scarcity to failed agricultural and economic policy and demand political action.  Their advocacy and education activities are centered on reducing prices of food by increasing natural production and warning that the international financial crisis could have a deadly impact on Haiti if economic and agricultural policies fail to change. 

Many Haitians are drawing on and renewing the energy and unity that is deeply rooted in their experience during these difficult times.  Haiti overcame slavery and achieved independence more than a hundred years before most other colonies.  With the organizing that is happening across the country, Haiti can once again overcome. 

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