Dominican Republic Crisis

Dominican Republic Crisis
June 26, 2015 admin

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Over the past two weeks there has been significant media attention on an escalating human rights crisis with regards to the renewed deportations of Haitian migrants and the potential forcible removal of Dominicans of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic to Haiti. Here’s what you can do to fight back in solidarity.

A number of actions will be taking place in the UK this summer (see below). We invite you to share this information with your networks as widely as possible. Please also read our Haiti Briefing entitled Stateless in the Caribbean available in EnglishFrench and Spanish which is a useful campaigning resource.

ACTION1: Protest outside the Dominican Republic Tourist Information Centre 

  • Date: Monday 29 June 2015
  • Address: Outside 18-22 Hand Court, High Holborn. London. WC1V 6JF
  • Time: From 4.30 p.m.
  • Contact: Get in touch with organiser Kusoma via Facebook. More details on protest here.

ACTION 2: Caribbean Labour Solidarity Strategy Meeting

  • Date: Sunday 5 July 2015
  • Address: Islington Pensioners’ Forum, 1A Providence Court, Providence Place, London. N1 0RN
  • Time: 12.00-2.00 p.m.
  • Contact: info@cls-uk.org.uk

ACTION 3

Share the Amnesty International #UncertainFate campaign which focuses on the plight of Dominicans of Haitian Descent and their loss of nationality. Follow @Aboboudial, @LiguoriChiara & @marselhagm on Twitter for on the ground updates.

ACTION 4

Find resources, updates and information on global protests from the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti website here.

ACTION 5

Click on the letter below and attached to send to your local MP with your contact details urging them to take action! The Haiti Support Group has already posted a copy to a number of MPs including the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond and Leader of the Opposition Harriett Harman for comment.

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