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Honduras Coup - Day 40 - August 06, 2009

  • Voices of resistance to Honduras coup
    By Betsey Piette - : August 06, 2009
    Honduran workers and farmers have protested every day since a military coup d'état overthrew that country's democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya on June 28. Voices of that resistance movement spoke in Philadelphia July 31 stressing the urgency that Zelaya be returned to power and the coup d'état overturned.

  • Latin America Threatened by US Military Bases in Colombia
    By Eva Golinger - : August 06, 2009
    The announcement of the US occupation of more than 7 military bases in Colombia comes at a time when a dictatorship - supported, if tacitly by Washington - in Honduras is consolidating after almost a month and a half has passed since the violent coup d'etat forced Honduran President Manuel Zelaya from power.

  • Honduras Coup Generals Break Silence
    in Hopes that World Will Understand Them

    By Belén Fernández - : August 06, 2009
    Military Leaders Claim that the Coup Was Necessary to Protect the United States from "Socialism Dressed as Democracy"

  • Coup regime steps up repression in Honduras
    By Rafael Azul - : August 06, 2009
    Demonstrations in Honduras against the government of de facto President Roberto Micheletti and the military forces that seized power on June 28 and expelled President José Manuel Zelaya have continued in the face of mounting repression. In an attempt to quash opposition to the coup, the government has brought back the brutal tactics of the dictatorship of the 1970s and early 1980s.

  • Honduran Daily Denounces Beating of Photo-Reporter by Police Forces
    By Thelma Mejía, IPS - : August 06, 2009
    The demilitarisation process that got underway in Honduras 15 years ago was buried on Jun. 28 when more than 100 soldiers surrounded President Manuel Zelaya's home, pulled him out of bed at gunpoint and sent him into exile. Now the armed forces are making no effort to conceal their interest in political protagonism.

  • Honduran Daily Denounces Beating of Photo-Reporter by Police Forces
    By Cuban News Agency - : August 06, 2009
    Photo-reporter Hector Clara Cruz was covering a demonstration led by students and professors of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) when he was brutally beaten up by policemen inside the campus, explains the daily's report.

  • August 11, 2009: Global Action Day for Honduras
    By Via Campesina - : August 06, 2009
    This struggle has now entered a crucial phase as the farmers movement and the National Front of Resistance Against the Coup d'Etat have summoned the social, union, and democratic movements to a National March that begins on the 5th of August and will culminate on the 11th of August in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula.

  • Honduran soldiers take over state hospitals
    By : August 06, 2009
    Soldiers have occupied state hospitals in Honduras as health workers declared an indefinite strike calling for the return of the ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

  • Honduran Coup: The U.S. Connection
    By Conn Hallinan - : August 06, 2009
    While the Obama administration was careful to distance itself from the recent coup in Honduras – condemning the expulsion of President Manuel Zelaya to Costa Rica, revoking Honduran officials' visas, and shutting off aid – that doesn't mean influential Americans aren't involved, and that both sides of the aisle don't have some explaining to do. / The story most U.S. readers are getting about the coup is that Zelaya – an ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez – was deposed because he tried to change the constitution to keep himself in power. That story is a massive distortion of the facts.

  • Violent Repression against University Students in Honduras
    By Cuban News Agency - : August 06, 2009
    Students clashed for several hours in Tegucigalpa with members of the riot police of the coup perpetrators in that country, when this force repressed a peaceful demonstration of students from the Honduran National Autonomous University (UNAH) on Wednesday.

  • Honduras' Zelaya calls for int'l law targeting coups
    By Xinhua - : August 06, 2009
    Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya on Wednesday called on the international community to pass laws specifically applying to coups, which he said violate human rights.

  • Canada and Honduras
    By Editorial - : August 06, 2009
    There's little reason to suppose that the military will soon cede power. The coup leaders may be playing for time until they hold their own election. In the meantime, Ottawa should let them know their actions are unacceptable by cutting off military aid. It would be a small blow to strike for democracy.

  • Honduras political crisis unleashes media wars
    By Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports - : August 06, 2009

    Honduras' deposed president, Manuel Zelaya, continues to negotiate for a return to power after being ousted in a military-backed coup. / But President Micheletti's defacto government has been cracking down on media and limiting access to news about the former leader.

  • Resistance Movement in Honduras Continues
    By : August 06, 2009
    Thousands of Hondurans, many from small villages and communities, are taking part in marches toward Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula to protest the military coup in that Central American country. / The marchers are walking a total of 150 kilometers, and daily cover about 15 to 20 kilomters.

  • International Observation Mission for the Human Rights Situation in Honduras Preliminary Report
    By International Observation Mission, Translation by Laura Jung, Lena Mortensen, and Adrienne Pine - - : August 06, 2009
    An International Human Rights Commission composed of fifteen independent professionals (legal experts, journalists, anthropologists, political scientists, sociologists, and human rights experts) from Germany, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, El Salvador, Spain, Nicaragua, Peru, Sweden, and Uruguay, was formed in Honduras on July 17 to verify human rights violations that have occurred in Honduras during and since the coup d'état of June 28, with the aim of presenting observations and recommendations concerning the situation to the OAS, the UN the European Union and their member States.

  • Honduran coup highlights power of business elite,
    which felt betrayed by one of its own

    By Alexandra Olson, Morgan Lee - : August 06, 2009
    Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was ousted in a military coup after betraying his own kind: a small clique of families that dominates the economy. Now those same families stand as the greatest obstacle to the U.S.-backed drive to return him to power.

  • Chilean teachers condemn killing of Honduran counterparts
    By Xinhua - : August 06, 2009
    A group of Chilean teachers voiced their solidarity with their Honduran counterparts Wednesday after two teachers were killed last week by Honduran police. / "We want to express our solidarity with the movement of teachers in Honduras because two teachers died in that country," Jaime Gajardo, the group's president, said. 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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