Click on poster for larger view, and see this CounterPunch article by Tanya Golash-Boza on 287 (g).
Mark Weisbrot of CEPR, in a press release yesterday, debunks the hype about Clinton's actions allegedly opposing the coup.
Weisbrot provides further details of the IMF's support for the de facto government in an article today in The Guardian, article pasted below.
IMF: stop funding Honduras
DR. EURAQUE DISMISSED BY ILLEGITIMATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS - CONSEJO DIRECTIVO ILEGITIMO DESPIDE AL DR. EURAQUE
To members of Apoyamos al Dr. Darío A. Euraque, Gerente LEGÍTIMO del IHAH
By Pablo Delano, 03 September at 19:10
En Español abajo..
See this link
Rather than trying to format the whole darn thing, footnotes and all, I am including a link to the pdf version of the document titled Preliminary Report Regarding the Coup d'Etat from the Government of President José Manuel Zelaya. This rushed translation (please forgive any errors) is the result of many of hours of last-minute labor by Charles Utwater, Doug Zylstra and myself. Below are the conclusions of this epic document:
A week has passed since I wrote my last note and although the reality of Honduras remains in constant flux, in fact it seems that little has changed. I am outside the country, and it scares me to see how, if one doesn't specifically seek out information on Honduras, it seems like nothing is happening. Nothing: not the constant mobilization of the people, not the violation of their fundamental rights, not the deaths, not the disappearances that arise from the most horrifying crevices of the regime.
Today, Monday, August 31, 2009, Honduran National Police has issued an arrest warrant against Mr. Hugo Maldonado, Human Rights defender, and founding member of the NATIONAL RESISTANCE FRONT AGAINST THE COUP D'ETAT IN HONDURAS. The arrest warrant comes upon 'orders' from Colonel Marlon Mendoza Garay, a well known Partido Nacional militant, who, enraged against the people protesting against the political-electoral acts of the Golpista regime, has promised to 'sink' Mr. Hugo Maldonado, in his own words, according to witnesses at the scene.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2009
Leeann Anderson at 412-562-2282
Ann Flener at 412-999-0541
Dan Kovalik at 412- 335-6442
USW Women of Steel Ask Lawmakers to Protect Honduran Women Brutalized by Coup Regime
( Pittsburgh ) -- Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) Women of Steel organization today sought immediate action by the U.S. Department of State to protect Honduran woman who have been brutalized by officials of the coup regime.
Miguel D'Escoto requests a special Human Rights rapporteur for Honduras (my translation)
La Paz, 29 Ago. ABN.- The president of the United Nations General Assembly, Miguel D'Escoto, announced this Saturday in Bolivia that he would solicit the naming of a special rapporteur to report on the situation of human rights in Honduras, following the coup d'etat in that country.