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Gay Honduran describes gov’t repression

By July 10, 2014

Workers World managing editor LeiLani Dowell spoke with Nelson Arambú, a leader of the LGBT ­community in Honduras and a member of the Move­ment of Diversity in Resistance, who was in New York City as part of a speaking tour on June 30. Workers World: Can you describe the situation for the LGBT movement in […]


No deportations of migrant youth!

By July 9, 2014

Refugee status for detained children NOW Activists put a sardonic but accurate twist on the Fourth of July so-called celebration.  It is called the “Fourth of You-Lie.” This is certainly apropos of the current crisis on the U.S./Mexican border, which played out in Murietta, Calif., on July 4 and earlier on July 1. Racist, right-wing […]


San Francisco rally defends human rights in Honduras

By July 2, 2014
Photo: Roy Schachter

On the fifth anniversary of the coup in Honduras, the Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition and Hondurans in Resistance of Northern California held a rally in San Francisco’s Mission District to demand “Stop the violence” and “Defend human rights” in Honduras, after five years of death, fraud, repression, militarization and corruption. It has been […]



By June 11, 2014
FMLN president sworn in

San Salvador, El Salvador — In yet another sign of the revolutionary momentum sweeping the Americas, Salvador Sánchez Cerén was inaugurated president of El Salvador on June 1 amidst an emotional and victorious air of celebration here in the capital. President Sánchez Cerén is the historic and beloved leader of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation […]


Honduras: violence and repression continue five years after U.S.-backed coup

By May 20, 2014

Almost five years after a military coup on behalf of the Honduran right-wing ruling class overthrew the elected government of President José Manuel “Mel” Zelaya, violence and repression continue every day against “La Resistencia” — the individuals and organizations that have come together to resist the forces behind the coup and its aftermath. La Resistencia […]


All labor should support LEGALIZATION!

By April 23, 2014

As progressives and workers march once again on May Day, it is important to reflect on the workers’ movement in this country. How can the working class move forward in this period? This question cannot be answered without taking into consideration three important components: migrant workers, low-wage workers and the struggle against racism, which must […]


Toda la clase obrera debe apoyar ¡La legalización!


Mientras progresistas y trabajadoras/es marchan el Primero de Mayo, debemos preguntarnos: ¿Cómo puede la clase obrera avanzar en este período? Tenemos que tener en cuenta tres componentes importantes: trabajadoras/es migrantes, trabajadoras/es de bajos salarios y la lucha contra el racismo. Gracias al levantamiento de migrantes del 2006, el Primero de Mayo – Día Internacional de […]


60 years after the general strike in Honduras — ‘May is the road to victory’

By April 15, 2014

This article was first published in Honduras in 1963 and was recently translated into English by Lucy Pagoada-Quesada. Amaya was a much-revered author and journalist whose novel “Prisión Verde” exposed the wretched conditions on the U.S.-owned banana plantations, where he worked as a young man. What historical significance does May have for the people of […]


Honduras: People resist despite fraud and violence

By February 15, 2014
Police threats can’t stop movement.Photo: hondurasresists.blogspot.com

The people of Honduras have much in common with the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean: a culture rich in art, music and food in a land with warm, loving people. Like many other nations in the Americas, Honduras also suffers from extreme violence against the working class, widespread corruption from a greedy oligarchy, […]


Eyewitness Honduras: Families struggle after prison fire

By December 19, 2013

Comayagua, Honduras — Last month, a delegation from the International Action Center traveled to Honduras to assist with monitoring the presidential election there. Widespread fraud was expected and did indeed happen. The IAC delegation is unanimous in declaring the election as fraudulent. (See articles in WW: Nov. 26, Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Dec. 19). While […]