August 25, 2009
Human Rights Watch
Dear Mr. Roth,
...taking the decidedly un-radical step of suspending certain visa services. Tell me, Ian Kelly, when is Secretary Clinton, best friend to coup lobbyist Lanny Davis, going to actually admit there was a coup? This pageantry is not going to make elections held under a military dictatorship (or under its immediate aftermath, in the unlikely event that Zelaya were to return before they were held) democratic, and the blood of Latin America will continue to be on your hands.
My translation of the declaration by employees of the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History [IHAH], who are vigorously and creatively defending IHAH against the de facto government's attempted illegal takeover. Images of the original letter from de facto Minister of Culture Myrna Castro and Dr. Euraque's response are at the bottom of this post. For more on Dr. Euraque's illegal firing, see:http://hondurascoup2009.blogspot.com
Translation by Rosemary Joyce.
FIRST: We affirm our unconditional loyalty to the principles and values of the Glorious Liberal Party of Honduras, to the Constitution of the Republic, and to our system of government, democratic, republican, representative and participatory.
NATIONAL SOLIDARITY MARCH AGAINST THE COUP D’ETAT IN HONDURAS (español abajo)
Solidarity Activities held in: *Boston, MA *Chicago, IL *Cleveland, OH *Detroit, MI *Houston, TX *Hudson County, NJ *Los Angeles, CA *Raleigh, NC
FRIDAY, 28 de AUGUST 2009, 4:00PM to 7:00PM
NYC Rally assembles at: Times Square (42nd St and 7th Ave) – New York, NY
March to: 42nd St to 48th St and 1st Ave (Honduran Embassy)
Thanks go first to Irma, for her bravery in speaking out against her aggressors, then to the translator, a Mexican woman in solidarity with Honduras' struggling people & struggling sisters, who knows the same often happens in militarized Mexico, only under other excuses (see case of Salvador Atenco, reported by Amnesty International), and finally to Robert Naiman, Policy Director of Just Foreign Policy at www.justforeignpolicy.org for
I will be talking about Honduras on Wake-Up Call, WBAI this morning at the ungodly hour of 6:30am (it's currently the satanly hour of 5:44). For those who are not, it should be archived on their website soon thereafter.
CANCEL THE MEETING BETWEEN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT & THE HONDURAS COUP REGIME!
PLEASE Call the State Department (202-647-4000) on Monday August 24, 2009 …
[Ask ten friends, or fifty or more, to also call]
… AND SAY NO! to Hillary Clinton meeting with Honduran Coup Makers and Human Rights Violators.
Starts about 35 minutes in:
Tune in in a little under 1/2 hour. Rosemary Joyce and I will be talking about Honduras with Kris Welch.