More fantastic analysis from Rosemary Joyce

See her most recent two posts, A response to criticism from coup supporters in Honduras and Burn Rate, a short but important piece copied below:

Friday, August 28, 2009
Burn Rate

Photos of NYC Solidarity March last Friday

More photos available here from the talented Honduran artist Francisco Alvarado-Juarez (click on the link- his stuff's really amazing)

On Translation (part of a minor site menu restructuring)

Since the Honduran military coup of June 28, 2009, I have been posting frequent translations of articles, official statements, rants, accords, blog posts, and other sundry notes. I have focused my blog posts these past months on first-hand accounts of the coup, because with all of the brilliant analyses coming from Hondurans (and from a few particularly astute outside participant-observers in Honduras), I feel at this stage it would be narcissistic and premature to privilege my own. Of course, that hasn't kept me from opining, as you know if you've been reading.

Honduras Needs a General Strike

Originally published in Socialismo o Barbarie, periodical No. 156, 07/30/09
Notes from the Resistance:
Honduras needs a general strike
By Santiago, Socialist Workers' Party of Costa Rica, member of SoB stream, From Honduras in the struggle against the coup, 07/26/09, translation by María Soledad Cervantes

The Honduran people’s fight against the military coup fulfills all the requirements to be qualified as heroic. As these lines are written, we have counted 29 days of continued mobilizations against the coup leaders and, notwithstanding hundreds of arrestees and scores of casualties --injured and dead- caused by military repression, the Honduran people are not desisting from their struggle against the de facto regime and for the restoration of Mel Zelaya.

Hartford Courant article, print edition

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Article by Pablo Delano--Darío Euraque (and Honduras) vs. Myrna Castro

Trinity Historian Turned Cultural Guardian Standing Up To New Honduran Regime, from the Hartford Courant

ARTICLE AUTHOR PABLO DELANO, also a Trinity professor, shares a drink with Darí­o A. Euraque recently. The two are collaborating on a book about Honduras. (HANDOUT / August 29, 2009)

Students beaten and threatened under de facto Minister of Culture's orders

I'm in the middle of another translation, so can't do this one right now, but the physical battle against critical thought keeps getting uglier. The employees of the national library and cultural institutes have been steadfastly resisting the militarization of these centers led by de facto Minister of Culture Myrna Castro, using poetry, art and non-violent direct action as their weapons. In return, they are being beaten, in some cases savagely, and worse.

Another Bloody Bananas Coup

Great overview of the situation on the ground from Vicki Gass at WOLA

Just a quick note to say that I have been in Honduras since Sunday to talk to various counterparts about the crisis and alternative proposals to get out of the crisis. As of this writing, my thoughts are the following:

Another great vid by Jesse Freeston of The Real News

...featuring Al Giordano of Narco News

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