DAY 87 – HONDURAS-COUP-RESISTANCE = LIVE FIRE AND DEATHS IN
September 22, 2009, 10:00am, est (8:00am, in
One can get up-to-the-moment information (when the regime is not cutting off broadcasting) from Honduran radio “Radio Globo” (http://www.radioglobohonduras.com/) and from the Telesur TV station (http://www.telesurtv.net/noticias/canal/senalenvivo.php).
As we send this to our list-serv, there is live fire in the streets of
Special masked forces of the coup regime have completely surrounded the Brazilian embassy where President Zelaya is a guest of the Brazilian government.
From phone reports we have received from northern and western
According to Telesur, allegedly 2 people have been killed and more wounded.
One can see, in Telesur’s live streaming, that (masked) soldiers and police have the Brazilian embassy completely surrounded; one can see the army and police using brutal violence (live bullets, tear-gas, rubber bullets) against peaceful Honduran anti-coup protesters.
It is suspected the forces are planning to use force to illegally enter the Brazilian embassy and detain President Zelaya.
INTERVIEWS & MORE INFORMATION:
In October, activists with Rights Action will be on speaking tours in Ontario, Quebec and eastern Canada, and north-east USA, showing slides and short documentaries and speaking about the on-going pro-democracy, anti coup movement in Honduras and about indigenous and community resistance to Goldcorp Inc.’s open-pit, cyanide leach mines in Guatemala and Honduras.
AMERICANS & CANADIANS should contact our members of congress, senators & members of parliament every day, day after day, send copies of this information, and demand:
unconditional and public support for the return of the entire constitutional government of President Zelaya
an immediate suspension of the release of all international funds and loans to the regime
unequivocal denunciation of the military coup and no recognition of this military coup and the regime of Roberto Micheletti
no recognition of the November 2009 elections, that candidates from the traditional Nationalist and Liberal parties are campaigning for, even as the country is militarized and repression is widespread
concrete and targeted economic, military and diplomatic sanctions against the coup plotters and perpetrators
application of international and national justice against the coup plotters and perpetrators
reparations to the victims for the illegal actions and rights violations committed during this illegal coup
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Thank-you for your on-going support for our work and for this struggle.
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