Although the brunt of this most recent storm is expected to arrive at around 5 p.m., a "Haitian freedom rally" will take place at Market and Powell today as well. It seems a group of activists plan on gathering at the busy intersection "to call on the U.S. to alter its response to the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti earlier this month." What response? Well, according to SF Appeal/BCN, they want earthquake aid efforts to be "humanitarian, not militarized." Charlie Hinton, member of something called The Haiti Action Committee, claims that "the U.S. military has taken over the airport at Port-au-Prince, and is preventing food, water and medicine from reaching the earthquake victims as quickly as possible." So, today's rally, if you want to lend your voice, is all about that kind of prickly stuff. Be sure to bring your umbrella.