Honduran Resistance against US sponsored Regime Change – Interview with Rafael Alegría

Hundreds of thousands of Hondurans took to the streets on Wednesday, January 27 to protest the inauguration of Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo Soza. Lobo was the victor in fraudulent elections held last November and his new regime is seen by the Honduran resistance as a continuation and consolidation of the coup regime that first came to power by overthrowing democratically-elected President, Manuel Zelaya, on June 28, 2009. During the march I caught up with Rafael Alegría, a key leader in the National Resistance Front, and a leading Honduran figure in the international peasant movement, Vía Campesina. Continue reading

Video: Honduras – 100 Days of Resistance

It has been more than 100 days since Honduras underwent only the second coup in Central America since the end of the Cold War. Continue reading

Venezuela, Honduras, Peru, Ecuador: Media Lies and “Oversights”

It may be useful to assess the dangers of the systematically hostile attitude of the overwhelming majority of major European and North American media companies in relation to the current events taking place in Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela. This hostility is only matched by an embarrassed, complicit silence with regard to those involved in the putsch in Honduras or the repression enacted by the Peruvian army against the indigenous populations of the Amazon. Continue reading

Honduras Today – We Are All Palestinians!

Yesterday, my Associate and dear friend Carlos Latuff stated that this Blog is ‘mostly about the Middle East’. That is very true, for the simple fact that I live here. The Palestinian cause, in particular, is very close to my heart as they are my people. As Carlos himself stated, “WE ARE ALL PALESTINIANS”. His series of cartoons dealing with that can be seen HERE. Continue reading

Honduras Coup: Template for a Hemispheric Assault on Democracy

The people of Honduras have now suffered more than 40 days of military rule. The generals’ June 28 coup, crudely packaged in constitutional guise, ousted the country’s elected government and unleashed severe, targeted, and relentless repression. Continue reading

Honduran troops kill anti-coup demonstrators at Tegucigalpa airport

Honduran troops on Sunday fired on anti-coup demonstrators outside the airport in the capital, Tegucigalpa, killing at least two and wounding many more. Continue reading

Hondurans pour into the streets to demand Zelaya’s return

`We are more determined than ever to overthrow this terrible coup’
Tegucigalpa, July 5, 2009 – The day started out full of joy, as thousands of Hondurans converged in front of the National Institute of Pedagogy, intent on marching about three miles to the airport to greet the plane that was supposed to bring deposed President Zelaya back to Honduras. Continue reading

What the Cowardly Honduras Coup Lost Today

Sometimes the drama is of such high volume that the ways it changes the narrative go unnoticed in the exact moments that it happens.

But here are some of the very significant realities that shifted today: Continue reading

Covering (up) the coup in Honduras – the BBC does its bit for the Empire

The devil lives in the small print, the devil in this case being the BBC in its coverage of the coup d’etat that ousted President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras on 27 June, 2009. Continue reading

MSM: Cuba condemns Honduras coup as “criminal, brutal”

(Reuters) – Cuba on Sunday condemned the military coup in Honduras as “criminal, brutal” and demanded the immediate return to office of deposed leftist President Manuel Zelaya. Continue reading

‘Coup’ in Honduras; Chavez Blames US for Involvement

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was arrested by soldiers earlier on Sunday, is in Costa Rica and has asked for asylum, CNN’s Spanish-language channel reported, citing the Costa Rican government. Continue reading