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Honduras Coup - Day 148 - November 22, 2009

  • Elections: reject, accept, or other?
    By : November 22, 2009
    In his usual thought-provoking way, boz offers a counter to the more widespread progressive position on the upcoming Honduran elections, outlining / the case for not rejecting elections in Honduras (note the double negative is on purpose), even if elections are not an ideal solution.

  • US Builds Up its Bases in Oil-Rich South America
    By Hugh O'Shaughnessy - : November 22, 2009
    US builds up its bases in oil-rich South America From the Caribbean to Brazil, political opposition to US plans for 'full-spectrum operations' is escalating rapidly The United States is massively building up its potential for nuclear and non-nuclear strikes in Latin America and the Caribbean by acquiring unprecedented freedom of action in seven new military, naval and air bases in Colombia. The development - and the reaction of Latin American leaders to it - is further exacerbating America's already fractured relationship with much of the continent.

  • National Resistance Front: Armed Forces preparing massive repression for election day
    By : November 22, 2009
    The National Front of Resistance Against the Coup d'Etat communicates:
    1. We alert the international community and human rights defense organizations about the growing repression and persecution of organized people. In this sense the Comittee for the Defense of Human Rights in Honduras released a report that warns about preparations by the armed forces of the State to execute actions of terror, making them seem as if they were done by the Resistance, and in that way justifying the massive killing of people linked to the National Front of Resistance Against the Coup d'Etat.

  • A Week Before "Elections" in Honduras, Candidate Resignations, More Censorship and Repression
    By : November 22, 2009
    Nine days before the Honduran elections are scheduled to take place, Channel 36, Cholusat Sur, has been taken off the air once again. A parallel signal has been transmitting over the station. Initially airing pornography, now the same movie has been on repeat for the second day in a row. This new attack on the press comes the morning after Micheletti announced that he would be leaving the Presidency 'provisionally' from November 25 until December 2 for the country "to concentrate on the electoral process and not on the political crisis."

  • Honduras: Regime's electoral circus rejected
    By : November 22, 2009
    There has been sustained mass resistance to the coup, in the form of street protests, strikes, occupations and road blockades, for more than 130 days. The FNRG has demanded the return of Zelaya, an elected constituent assembly to write a new, inclusive constitution and that those responsible for the coup be brought to justice.

  • Honduras and the Millenium Challenge Corporation
    By : November 22, 2009
    Bill Conroy at Narcosphere has a detailed analysis of the Millenium Challenge Corporation scorecard that was just released for Honduras. The scorecard represents a U.S. government assessment of the economic conditions of those countries receiving aid. / It is particularly notable that despite the coup supporters' insistence that Mel Zelaya was pushing the country toward Bolivarian socialism, the MCC rated Honduras as the 68th percentile for "Business Start-Up" and a whopping 98th percentile for "Trade Policy." Finally, a 63rd percentile for "Land Rights and Access" does not exactly sound socialist. Even "Regulatory Quality" was 89th percentile. According to very capitalist standards, Zelaya was given high marks.

  • Threats, Detentions, Persecutions Prior to Honduran Polls
    By : November 22, 2009
    The Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) has denounced a rise in death threats, detentions and persecutions against opponents of the coup prior to the November 29 elections. reserves the right to publish your email responses in whole or part. If you are responding to a particular article, include the title and link to the article. If you would like your name withheld from publication, state this in your submission and supply a nom de plume

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