This press release went out today through the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Friday, November 22, 2013
Honduras Elections Amid "Intensified State Terror"
MARK WEISBROT, via Dan Beeton, beeton at cepr.net
This text message is getting sent around Honduran cell phones (as it looks on my cheap dumbphone):
ésta de verdad
AMA" a 10
veras que por
lo menos 9 te
MANDAN A LA
¡ Ni siquiera
tener fe, Si no
tendra 4 años
Why, indeed, should Hondurans vote for the SOA-trained general who carried out a coup that brought so much bloodshed and violence to their country and enjoys full impunity for his crimes thanks to the U.S.-funded whitewashing Truth and Reconciliation Committee and Pepe Lobo adminstration? Let us list the reasons, as articulated in a handbill being passed out yesterday on Tegucigalpa's peatonal:
The front (above) reads
My new article with the above title is available on Upside Down World.
The following are pictures and a translation of the search warrant issued permitting FNRP activist Edwin Robelo Espinal's house to be violently ransacked in an operation involving 50-60 heavily armed military police officers wearing ski masks, around 6 dogs, at least one high-ranking officer of the national police, and 3 or 4 embedded reporters.
October 21, 2013
[click title for original on Rights Action's site]
Context of the Honduran Electoral Process 2012-2013:
Incomplete list of Killings and Armed Attacks Related to Political Campaigning in Honduras, May 2012 - present (October 21, 2013)
By Karen Spring, Rights Action (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The front-page rhetoric heats up. This is the fair and balanced journalism on the stands this morning:
Libre's [sic] dangerous hatred for the armed forces: National Party campaign head, Oscar Álvarez, fears that this hatred, which is shared by the Pac [sic, Salvador Nasralla's Partido Anti-Corrupción], threatens the citizenry that demands security. Libre [sic] responds that soldiers are not supposed to guard traffic lights but rather borders and national sovereignty.
Juan Orlando Hernández never ceases to amaze. This video, published October 9th, outlines his plan for a National Credit Card (discounts on health care!), bringing corporate citizenship to a whole new level. Not only are corporations valued more than citizens in the "democratic" process; individual citizenship may now only be properly articulated through one's subjugation to corporations.