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The Sound and Fury of the Honduran Coup, by Laura Carlsen

Click link to see original article in CounterPunch
September 28, 2009
Acoustic and Chemical Attacks on the Brazilian Embassy
The Sound and Fury of the Honduran Coup

By LAURA CARLSEN

Over the past few days, reports poured in from Honduras of the use of sound devices and chemical warfare in attacks on the Brazilian Embassy by the Honduran coup. The use of Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) has been confirmed by observers and journalists. Numerous photographers have also documented their use.

News Release: Crackdown in Honduras

News Release: Crackdown in Honduras
Institute for Public Accuracy

September 28, 2009

ADRIENNE PINE
Pine is assistant professor of anthropology at American University, has done extensive research on Honduras and has been blogging about recent events.

El Tiempo's website down

Not a big surprise, given the attacks on the few remaining independent media outlets, like Radio Globo, and in light of the strong anti-coup El Tiempo Staff Editorial, titled "The Real Goal of the 45-Day Curfew is to Torpedo November's Electoral Process", translated by Kristin Bricker at Narco News, and the long letter from Jaime Rosenthal, owner of El Tiempo, to the Honduran people, posted here in Spanish:

De Jaime Rosenthal Oliva y su familia al pueblo hondureño

Speech at Universidad Pedagógica this morning

This is Laura Taylor's translation of speeches she recorded from the front of the Universidad Pedagógica this morning, described in Spanish here. Photos of the event are below.

The importance of international solidarity*
*not to be mistaken, the Front is ready and organized but needs additional support

From the National Resistance Front Against the Coup d'Etat

Brilliant Offensive against Whole Foods

DC Actions today and tomorrow

From CISPES.
Friends in Solidarity with Central America,

The violence in Honduras continues to intensify, with military attacks on the Brazilian embassy where President Zelaya has taken refuge and on civilian populations organizing in resistance to the coup. If you are in DC, please join us for two actions (more details below)

1) TODAY!! Monday, September 28 4 pm. Demonstration at the Honduran Embassy
2) TOMORROW: Tuesday September 29, Congressional briefing with Dr. Luther Castillo, 11:00-12:30 (Rayburn building, U.S. Congress)

Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter: dictatorship PR in DC

PR for the de facto regime will now be provided by Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter and Associates: 1850 M Street NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20036 Phone: (202) 289-5900 Fax: (202) 289-4141, in case anyone wants to stop by or give them a ring to ask them exactly how they justify being the mouthpieces of a murderous military dictatorship. According to their web page, they also provide PR for American Red Cross, United Nations Foundation and Cornell University.

Will Obama Administration Break Its Silence? CEPR Press Release

Honduras Coup Regime Suspends Constitutional Rights, Closes Media, Threatens Brazil: Will Obama Administration Break Its Silence?

For Immediate Release: September 28, 2009
Contact: Dan Beeton, 202-239-1460

Day 93, September 28 2009 from Oscar (translation by Camille Collins Lovell)

This morning at dawn our houses were silent. The silence of our favorite radio station that has been shut-down. Hearing about how the military broke down the gates of Radio Globo in order to cut transmission by the ¨chief of chiefs¨ was like watching a loved one die. We left the radio on with the dead static in hopes that we would again hear the voices of the announcers who after 90 days are part of us, but we are sure that time will pass before we hear their voices again.

Day 92, September 27 2009 from Oscar (my translation)

Every time we bury a martyr, something within us dies; a beautiful piece of all of us is lost forever. Wendy Ávila was a law student at the Universidad Tecnológica of Honduras.

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