The Colectivo Honduras USA Resistancia-libre and the Latin America & Caribbean Solidarity Committee of the International Action Center are supporting a call by the Honduras Solidarity Network for a national day of action on June 28. ...
Posted Jun 21, 2012
Dr. Luther Castillo, who was among the first to apply for free medical
education in Cuba, was in the first graduating class of the Latin American
School of Medicine in 2005. While he was in New York for the June 30 memorial
for the Rev. Lucius Walker, a man he called “the symbol of
solidarity,” Castillo told Workers World about his life and his work
setting up health care for the poor throughout the Caribbean....
Posted Jul 11, 2011
Manuel Zelaya is going home. After nearly two years in forced exile, after two
years of protests and marches, after strikes in the streets of Honduras, after
the martyrdom of hundreds of members of a huge nationwide resistance, Hondurans
have won the right to bring back “Mel,” their “Máximo
Líder,” the elected General Coordinator of the Front for the
National Popular Resistance of Honduras (FNRP)....
Posted May 31, 2011
The Resistance movement marched daily all over Honduras to protest the coup
against President Manuel Zelaya, from June 28, 2009, the day of the coup, until
Jan. 27, 2010. On that last day, 300,000 people accompanied their beloved
president to Toncontín Airport, from where he flew into forced exile in
the Dominican Republic...
Posted Mar 21, 2011
“FOB” is military jargon for Forward Operating Base. It is a
secure, forward military position that supports tactical operations and reduces
the reaction time of the military forces that use it....
Posted Mar 21, 2011
The National Front for Popular Resistance (FNRP) in Honduras held a national
assembly in capital city Tegucigalpa on Feb. 26 and 27....
Posted Mar 12, 2011
The U.S. corporate press was silent when thousands of Hondurans poured into the
streets of Tegucigalpa on Sept. 7 to join the 12-hour national strike called by
the National Front of Popular Resistance (FNRP). It affected all 18 provinces
and paralyzed the streets of 11 Honduran cities. Traffic was stopped on roads
Posted Sep 16, 2010
August was a month of fierce struggle in Honduras. The National Popular
Resistance Front (FNRP) has engaged in strikes, marches and sit-ins, while the
government of Honduras has responded with ruthless repression....
Posted Sep 12, 2010
The people of Honduras are again in the
streets. This time they are celebrating the consolidation of the resistance to
the military coup of June 28, 2009 — a coup that removed the
democratically elected government of Manuel Zelaya Rosales from office....
Posted Jul 5, 2010
The Obama administration continues to support the ruthless Honduran oligarchy
in its war against a nonviolent political and social movement led by the Frente
Nacional de Resistencia Popular. The movement has united peasants, workers,
trade unionists and students; the Garifuna, Afro-Honduran and Indigenous
communities; and lesbian/gay/bi/trans/queer activists, women’s groups,
intellectuals and Christians guided by liberation theology....
Posted Mar 14, 2010
After a brief holiday interlude, the Honduran resistance went back to the
streets with renewed energy and commitment. On Jan. 7, 15,000 people marched
from the Polytechnic University to the National Congress in Tegucigalpa....
Posted Jan 17, 2010
The voice of the people of Honduras was heard in its absence at the polls.
While corporate media outlets repeat “official” government figures
of 61.86 percent participation, the resistance movement says that 65 percent to
70 percent of the population boycotted the fraudulent elections, with many
polling stations almost empty. This is confirmed by Lisa Sullivan, Latin
America coordinator of School of the Americas Watch, who says, “Our
delegation visited dozens of polling stations, finding them almost empty, in
most places counting more electoral monitors and caretakers than voters.”...
Posted Dec 9, 2009
Even the most polished spinmasters, whose job is to convince the public
that fantasy is reality and the tail wags the dog, are having a hard time with
this one. The Honduran “election” of Nov. 29 was a dismal flop both
for the oligarchy’s coup makers and for the U.S. politicos behind
Posted Dec 2, 2009
Although the Los Angeles Times estimates that 40,000 Hondurans live in Los
Angeles, only a few hundred participated in the Honduran presidential elections
on Nov. 29. They were met with a barrage of chants, banners, placards and music
urging them not to participate in an “election” run by a military
Posted Dec 2, 2009
From a talk by Berta Joubert-Ceci of Philadelphia to the WWP National Conference, Nov.
14: I want to ask you to please stand up. Let us give homage to the courageous
people of Honduras. That resistance that today, for 140 days, has been in the
streets, demanding the restitution of their president, José Manuel Zelaya
Rosales, and the celebration of a Constitutional Assembly that will end
injustice and inequality....
Posted Nov 19, 2009
At the time this article is being written, no resolution to the dangerous
crisis in Honduras has been attained. The illegal usurper government of Roberto
Micheletti continues holding on to power at all costs—in spite of having
signed, on Oct. 30, the Tegucigalpa-San Jose Accord, which would have restored
the legitimate president, Zelaya, to office before the elections....
Posted Nov 13, 2009
After 125 days on the streets protesting the military coup that
had deposed their elected president, the people of Honduras have finally seen a
positive sign that could lead to the reinstatement of President José
Manuel Zelaya Rosales....
Posted Nov 4, 2009
The Honduran ambassador to the United Nations, the Hon.
Jorge Arturo Reina, and former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark participated
in an event here on Oct. 27 in solidarity with the resistance in Honduras....
Posted Nov 4, 2009
This report is written on the 113th day of resistance
by the Honduran people against the illegal military coup that ousted
democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya....
Posted Oct 23, 2009
Youth and students are an important sector participating in the struggle
against the illegal coup d’etat in Honduras. Video after video of the
resistance actions that have taken place since the July 28 coup have shown youth
in the streets and facing repression as well....
Posted Oct 23, 2009
After a week of showing solidarity with the people of Honduras on the streets
and gaining insightful information on what has transpired during the 105 days
since a right-wing coup, the 12 people composing the U.S. Delegation in
Solidarity with the Honduran Resistance returned to the U.S. in the wee hours
of Oct. 12.
Delegation members met with members of various sectors—teachers, youth
and students, women, human rights organizations, churches, artists and
more—that have come together in a united front against the coup and for
constitutional reform. Representatives expressed pride and determination to
continue in the struggle, while also acknowledging that the situation is
Posted Oct 14, 2009
delegation of human rights activists from the United States is on a fact-finding mission in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras....
Posted Oct 7, 2009
The San Francisco Labor Council supports the immediate and
unconditional return of President Manuel Zelaya to his position as head of
state of Honduras and supports the restoration of all democratic rights there,
while demanding that those responsible for the coup be brought to justice and
that the U.S. government suspend all aid until Zelaya is restored to his
Posted Oct 7, 2009
The National Women’s Fightback Network stands in solidarity with all of
our Honduran sisters who are in the resistance movement in opposition to the
illegal Micheletti government....
Posted Oct 7, 2009
Aggression by right-wing forces that can
accurately be described as acts of war continues in Honduras. A vicious fascist coup may be in the making as the de facto illegal government
of Roberto Micheletti carries out a reign of terror against the people and
Manuel Zelaya, the democratically elected president. The coup
plotters—golpistas in Spanish—have denied rights guaranteed in the
Constitution and banned gatherings....
Posted Oct 1, 2009
Workers World welcomes President Hugo Chávez
of Venezuela, who will be attending the opening of the United Nations
General Assembly in New York City. Progressives in the United States must also find ways to express their solidarity with another Latin American leader, President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras....
Posted Sep 23, 2009
It was an unprecedented event for a head of state. While he was in Washington,
D.C., Honduran legitimate President Mel Zelaya spoke on the evening of Sept. 2
with 26 anti-coup activists based in the United States....
Posted Sep 9, 2009
Demonstrators marched in solidarity with the Honduran people in at least 10
U.S. cities on Aug. 28, the two-month anniversary of the June 28 military coup
d’état in Honduras which ousted President Manuel Zelaya. The
right-wing coup replaced the legally and constitutionally elected Zelaya with
Roberto Micheletti, representing the 13-family ruling oligarchy....
Posted Sep 3, 2009
It is now nearly two months since an illegal, unconstitutional, brutal military
coup deposed the legitimate president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, and installed
an illegitimate coup regime. The 13 Honduran oligarch families and their
U.S.-trained Honduran generals found Zelaya too friendly with President Hugo
Chávez of Venezuela. Too friendly also with Honduras’ poor. He was
Posted Aug 26, 2009
Hondurans continue the struggle in the streets. Defying criminal police and
military who repress, arrest and shoot tear and pepper gas, rubber bullets and
live ammunition at them, the people have protested the military coup regime
every day for seven long weeks....
Posted Aug 20, 2009
The old adage, “Actions speak louder than words,” underlines a
dangerous reality regarding any alleged change in U.S. relations with Latin
America, and especially regarding Honduras and Colombia....
Posted Aug 12, 2009
Honduran workers and farmers have protested every day since a military coup
d’état overthrew that country’s democratically elected
President Manuel Zelaya on June 28. Voices of that resistance movement spoke in
Philadelphia July 31 stressing the urgency that Zelaya be returned to power and
the coup d’état overturned....
Posted Aug 6, 2009
Those resisting the coup inside Honduras have been carrying out constant
actions for three weeks—strikes, demonstrations and other protests. ...
Posted Jul 29, 2009
Ignored in the worldwide corporate media is the
power of the growing and vibrant movement of the Honduran people, the workers
and farmers, who are carrying out heroic resistance to the coup. Resistance
leaders tell that side to Workers World....
Posted Jul 24, 2009
Reflections by Comrade Fidel Castro...
Posted Jul 20, 2009
Honduran popular leader Juan Barahona told Workers World
that the resistance to the illegal June 28 coup that deposed President Manual
Zelaya grows daily despite the fierce repression and constant attacks by the
coup regime and the corporate media....
Posted Jul 8, 2009
The blatant military coup in Honduras has thrown down a challenge to all of progressive
Latin America. It aroused immediate mass resistance from Honduran mass
organizations and active hostility from progressive governments throughout
Latin America and progressive organizations worldwide. It has received no open
diplomatic support anywhere in the world, even from reactionary imperialist
According to a Cuban press agency report from Honduras, “The main trade
unions, farmers, youth and social organizations in Honduras are on the second
day of a strike against the dictatorial government in the country.”...
Posted Jul 1, 2009
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