[I mistakenly credited this to its FB poster originally]
Micheletti to the Interamerican Human Rights Commission: "No, no no no! I don't trust your opinion; everyone in this world is against us...I will only accept a commission if it's made up of extraterrestrials"
The following is a letter originating from Feministas en Resistencia de Honduras, translated by Charles Utwater.
Washington D.C., 18 August 2009
Sra. Louise Albure
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights
Letter from the Honduran Embassy in DC, my translation (I did this a week ago but was so busy I forgot to post it)
Injuries and arrests following protests at the National Congress of Honduras
Tegucigalpa, Honduras August 13, 2009
Last Saturday the city of San Pedro Sula awoke to the thunder of military helicopters in their airspace, and afterwards it filtered down through the press that the hubbub was due to the presence of Roberto Micheletti in the 105th infantry brigade. What made Mr. Micheletti leave his presidential bunker to meet with the military leaders in the northern city? Official statements informed us later that it was to plan the arrival of the de facto president to his home town, El Progreso. They were meeting all day long, planning his 15 kilometer journey only to cancel it in the end.
DE FACTO GOVERNMENT VIOLATES HUMAN RIGHTS IN HONDURAS
International Mission for Observation of the Human Rights Situation in Honduras
Executive Summary of the Final Report
Translation by Lena Mortensen
August 7, 2009
Help! Our Voice, Radio Progreso and ERIC SJ
Our Voice in the political crisis:
Radio Progreso and the Team for Reflection, Investigation and Communication ERIC of the Jesuit community in Honduras
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Radio Progreso was placed under siege by an army contingent the very day of the coup d'etat. At gunpoint and without a warrant, the military penetrated our facilities and forced us to silence our equipment.
You may have known about their atrocious labor policies, their union busting campaigns, and their overpriced food (I've long called it "whole paycheck"). You may have heard about their CEO John Mackey's brave stance against healthcare (even Obama's pathetic compromised version of if), which has spurred liberal customers on to call for a boycott. But did you know that Mackey's biggest defender and one of its top lobbyists (against the Employee Free Choice, when that still had any teeth-he surely helped extract them) was none other than Lanny Davis, paid Washington mouthpiece for the fascist–and again, I don't use this word lightly–de facto Honduran government?
Dialogue on the Coup:
Jesus the carpenter with his holiness Reverend Eminence, Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez.
by Allan McDonald, translation by Doug Zylstra
- Good morning your eminence, can I speak with you for a couple of minutes?
- Sure, what's up boy? Hurry up though, I don't have much time.
- Sorry Reverend holiness, just wanted to ask; How are you? ... If you're doing okay after so many Romans, so many Jews running loose in these humble lands of Our Father..
- Look, they're only a handful of troublemakers out there, screaming like crazy, poor devils ...
"They fear us because we are not afraid." This has been one of the slogans that has resounded from the dirty walls of the principal cities of Honduras over the past 47 days. And it's true, the people are not afraid of the army or of the police. They have beaten us, they have tortured us, they have threatened us and they have even killed our friends and yet we go on marching, we go on resisting. But we cannot deny that the blows have affected our spirit, and in this sense the strategy of repression is having an effect.
Tonight 26 of our brothers and sister await the decision of the judge who will evaluate the evidence presented by the D.A. and will determine if they can go home or will be convicted of the crimes of Terrorism, Sedition, Rebellion, Illicit Association, Robbery, Arson and who knows what other crimes. It is likely that they will send them to the National Penitentiary for the period of legal inquiry which is six days, before initiating their respective trials.