They say that when beasts are cornered they become more ferocious, and that is what is happening in Honduras. The gringo visas of high officials in Micheletti's administration that were canceled a couple days ago, the permanent curfew in a quarter of the country as a response to the presence of Zelaya at the border, the gringo ambassador Llorens's visit to president Mel in Managua are making the regime desperate, and they are releasing all the monsters they have been caging for so long.
See this great report focusing on the action following yesterday's packed interactive lecture/mobilizing action at the Philadelphia Free Library. Youtube video here:
[note: this is a repost of a comment on one of my earlier posts relating the reports of police brutality today]
This is TRUE!!!
I was there, and there's tv footage showing police shooting to kill, not to disperse people.
Please, those of you who can, please send this information to as many people as you can, there's a great need for the world to know what the corporate media won't inform!
Oscar Estrada, independent journalist for HablaHonduras [and author of the daily updates I have been translating and posting on this website], and Roberto Barra, Chilean journalist, reported on Radio Progreso that they had been arrested by police who destroyed their cameras with clubs, confiscated their videotape and their cell phones. They hit him in the head, causing him to bleed. Human rights representatives are taking measures to formally demand that their tapes be returned.
Two reports sent from Wilfredo Godoy today (my translations, originals below)
Police shoot at protesters.
According the reports from Radio Globo, police shot at people marching near Mercado Zonal Belén, in Comayagüela. A witness described seeing a protester fall on the ground from a shot to the head. The victim was rushed in a car to the hospital but the witness said they were already dead.
Micheletti: when these guys start opposing you, you really know you've gone too far. Nike can move its subcontracting to any number of "stable" regimes, and come out as a promoter of human rights. When they beat the U.S. State Department to it, that's just embarrassing.
Now more than ever, with the made-in-America Honduran coup, we must act to stop the training of torturers, assassins, and golpistas on U.S. soil. Join School of the Americas Watch at their annual vigil from November 20-22 in Columbus, Georgia, to shut down SOA, or donate whatever you can.
A full month since the coup d'etat, the resistance remains as strong as in the beginning. It has not been easy; the exhaustion, the repression, the uncertainty and all the bad habits that the different people's organizations have dragged along with us are all working against us, but they have not prevented us from moving forward.
I'll be doing a phone interview on WBAI's Wakeup Call tomorrow morning at approximately 7:35am, for about 10 minutes, to talk about, among other Honduras-related things, the sign-on statement to which I am proud to have added my name, rebuking Clinton for her inaction toward and complicity with the Honduran de facto regime. [My apologies if the title was misleading, but I made you look, didn't I?]