Saturday, January 23, 2010

More News on Haiti + Grassroots Organising

The Hairoine Haiti Fundraiser tomorrow, Sunday 24th January

The Hairoine shows you how you can help Haiti : Due to the devastating earthquake which hit Haiti , our Hairoine Expo event is now a charity event. When you buy a Hairoine product, all profits will go to the Haitian earthquake relief effort. The Hairoine Founder, Angie (originally from Haiti ) and her husband will also match every Franc / Euro / Dollar raised on the night with their own funds. On Sun 24 Jan at 3pm at The Hairoine HQ, Paquis, Geneva , Switzerland . Tel: 076 414 5456. If you would like to make a contribution go to:

My fellow AfroSpear member African American Political Pundit (AAPP) on his Political Slugfest radio show asks some key questions including:
  • Is the U.S. doing enough to help Haiti?
  • What are the Black churches doing to help Haiti?
Doctors have been turned back in order to let in the U.S. military.

He makes the point that the response to the Haitian crisis mirrors the response to Katrina.

Alkebulan are organising via Voice of Africa Radio.

Wyclef Jean argues that food aid to Haiti must be sustainable.

People being treated in hospital have been lying in beds without being fed for four days or more. Many of them have had to have limbs amputated. And when they leave hospital, they will be homeless. Click here to read more and to watch the videos.

For more videos on the Haiti crisis, see Africa and Africans on Film.

United Haitins UK ( are organising on the ground. They have sent a representative to Haiti who has a wide grassroots network. People in the UK will be liaising with them.

They report that there is a need for wind-up radios so that people can remain in communication.

The people of Haiti are largely unaware of how strong the response has been around the world. The need to be aware of the love and care that is coming from African people everywhere.

The Israeli response has also been phenomenal.

Feminine hygiene products are also needed.

Next Saturday, 30th January, there will be a follow-up meeting to the press conference last weekend. The meeting will be held at Southwark Town Hall in South London.

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