Tag Archives: coup d’etat

UN thugs in Haiti

By Rady Ananda

For those interested in a populist view of Haitian neocolonialism, recommended are two independently produced documentaries. The Media Haiti site has posted a 15-minute film, Haiti as Invisible and BrassCheck TV has posted an 88-minute film, Haiti: We would rather die standing.

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Honduras: Whitewashing the Coup

Tegucigalpa, indeed all of the country, is covered in political graffiti. It doesn't take long to recognize that the state is in a moment of intense political struggle and repression, despite the international media's insistence that 'everything is fine.'

By Tyler Shipley

When the media goes quiet, the walls speak.” — graffiti in Tegucigalpa.

What strikes a visitor to the Honduran capital most immediately in this moment is the degree to which the social and political conflict that has erupted since the golpe de estado (coup d’etat) on June 28th is actually written on the walls, the fences, the rockfaces, bridges, errant bits of siding, abandoned buildings, and even the concrete upon which one walks. Though the discourse in the international press is muddled and misinformed, the situation in Honduras is very obvious to those who are here – as a quick taxi ride around Tegucigalpa demonstrates.

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CIA Agent Captured in Cuba

By Eva Golinger

An employee of a CIA front organization that also funds opposition groups in Venezuela was detained in Cuba last week

An article published in the December 12th edition of the New York Times revealed the detention of a US government contract employee in Havana this past December 5th. The employee, whose name has not yet been disclosed, works for Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI), one of the largest US government contractors providing services to the State Department, the Pentagon and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The employee was detained while distributing cellular telephones, computers and other communications equipment to Cuban dissident and counterrevolutionary groups that work to promote US agenda on the Caribbean island.

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Elections in Honduras: Whitewashing the Path to a Past of Horrors

ByLisa Sullivan

I came to Honduras to participate as a human rights observer of the electoral climate in a delegation organized by the Quixote Center. Several delegations converged, connecting some 30 U.S. citizens with dozens more from Canada, Europe and Latin America.

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US Backs Illegal Elections in Honduras, Betraying Process to Restore Constitutional Order

By Tom Loudon

After five months of political chaos in Honduras, repeated attempts to reach a negotiated agreement for restoration of constitutional order have failed due to the defiant recalcitrance of the Roberto Micheletti coup regime and the complicity of the State Department. Given this impasse and the deepening human rights crisis, it is widely recognized that conditions for holding free, fair and transparent elections on November 29, just days from now, do not exist.

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Honduras: Military Coup Engineered by Two US Companies?

minimum_wage increaseBy John Perkins

[Best to overthrow Manuel Zelaya, whom 2/3 of the people elected in 2005 over Micheletti, so that Dole and Chiquita don’t have to pay a minimum wage increase which will benefit the Honduran majority.]

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Will Venezuelan Destabilization Follow the Honduran Coup?

chavezBy Stephen Lendeman

After ten and a half years in office, Hugo Chavez is very savvy about America’s intentions. On January 17, even before Obama’s inauguration, he said “Barack Obama has the ‘stench’ of his predecessor as US president and was at risk of being killed if he tries to change the American ’empire.'”  He added that frayed ties with Washington were unlikely to improve despite the departure of Bush, the man he called the ‘devil.’ Continue reading

Media Totalitarianism: Weapon of Mass Destruction

By Cathy Ceibe

An interview with Roberto Hernandez Montoya, president of the Romulo Gallegos Foundation Center for Latin American Studies (CELARG) in Venezuela.

“Media totalitarianism produces capitalist ideology, but also dangerous, even criminal, phenomena. The United States lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Media totalitarianism took up those lies to justify the invasion of the country, becoming in its turn a weapon of mass destruction. That invasion cost over a million Iraqis their lives.”

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Spiegel interview with President Zelaya: ‘We will not be brought to our knees’

 

 

Protesters hold a banner that reads " Coup Leaders Out, Honduras Resist", in support of Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya  , as they commemorate the 1975 student massacre in San Salvador, July 30, 2009. About 1000 students marched in remembrance of a massacre in 1975 when government troops killed 20 students, and as many as 80 students disappeared. REUTERS/Luis Galdamez

Protesters hold a banner that reads " Coup Leaders Out, Honduras Resist", in support of Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya , as they commemorate the 1975 student massacre in San Salvador, July 30, 2009. About 1000 students marched in remembrance of a massacre in 1975 when government troops killed 20 students, and as many as 80 students disappeared. REUTERS/Luis Galdamez

 

In a SPIEGEL interview, ousted President Manuel Zelaya, 56, discusses the coup in his native Honduras, the lack of intervention from Washington, his political ties to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his hopes to unseat the regime by peaceful means.

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Zelaya follower tortured and assassinated by Honduras coup regime

honduras nicaragua mapBy Eva Golinger

During the protests yesterday against the coup regime in Honduras, a curfew was imposed at noon that remains in place throughout the day and night today, Saturday. A large group of hundreds of protesters was detained in the El Paraiso region by armed forces under orders of the coup regime and prevented from reaching the border with Nicaragua, where President Manuel Zelaya was attempting his second entry into the country since his ouster one month ago.

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