Members of the Viatorian Provincial Council signed a statement crafted by the Black Alliance for Peace denouncing the UN’s decision to send a foreign military force into Haiti.

“We, the undersigned, strongly condemn the decision by the United States and its allies to deploy a foreign military force to Haiti,” the BAP statement opened. “We are adamant that a U.S./UN-led armed foreign intervention in Haiti is not only illegitimate, but illegal. And we support Haitian people and civil society organizations who have been consistent in their opposition to foreign armed military intervention – and who have argued that the problems of Haiti are a direct result of the persistent and long-term meddling of the United States, the United Nations, and the Core Group.”

The Black Alliance for Peace seeks to redevelop the historic antiwar, anti-imperialist, and pro-peace positions of the radical black movement. Through educational activities, organizing and movement support, organizations and individuals in the Alliance work to oppose both militarized domestic state repression, and the policies of de-stabilization, subversion and the permanent war agenda of the U.S. state globally.