...she's way better than the alternatives! Eek. I got this absurd gem as a reward for yesterday's press release (along with, among others, a long interview on a fantastically-informed Jamaican radio station last night, and another 45 minute interview next Monday around noon on WUSB):
I've been on the hill all day. Thanks to Mark for keeping me up to speed.
'Casa por Carcel' is misleading. Appears Adolfo Facussé has put together a basket of options that actually include reinstating Mel, bringing in a peacekeeping force from Canada/Panama/Colombia, house arrest then amnesty, etc. and so forth.
The National Front Against the Coup, a conglomeration of Honduran civil society organizations fighting to restore democracy; and Hondurans for Democracy, a Washington, DC-based grass roots organization; invite you to a presentation and photo exhibit highlighting the violent repression of the Honduras de facto regime against the Honduran people. A briefing on the situation in and outside of the Brazilian Embassy in Tegucigalpa where the Constitutional President of Honduras Manuel Zelaya Rosales is housed, will be provided.
Communique from the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), appealing to the UN Security Council and all the International Community an urgent response to the worsening of the situation in Honduras.
Federación Internacional de Derechos Humanos (FIDH)
La FIDH pide al Consejo de Seguridad y a toda la comunidad internacional una reacción urgente ante el agravamiento de la situación en Honduras
We call on the resistance to come to the front of the Radio Globo facilities on Tuesday September 29, 2009. Pass it on.
Se convoca a la resistencia a presentarse en frente de las instalaciones de Radio Globo el martes 29 de septiembre del año 2009. Pásalo
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.
September 28, 2009
Pine is assistant professor of anthropology at American University, has done extensive research on Honduras and has been blogging about recent events.
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
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