USW Women of Steel Ask Lawmakers to Protect Honduran Women Brutalized by Coup Regime

August 31, 2009

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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 UN Human Rights Rapporteur for Honduras

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.

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

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