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Honduras: Elections Under Coup Regime Are Fraudulent

World  (tags: Honduras, referendum, democracy, u.s., usa, Obama, capitalism, media, dishonesty, lies, propaganda, imperialism, US imperialism, U.S. imperialism, neocolonialism, neo-colonialism, coup, coup d'etat, violence, military, resistance, Zelaya, Micheletti )

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While most governments in the region acted in solidarity with the elected president and the majority of Hondurans, and broke ties with the coup regime, the USA has not broken ties with the regime. US military ties & most economic aid & US trade continue.


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Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 2:51 am
AS USUAL, U.S. interference in the affairs of Latin America:

'The FNRG has raised the fact that all Honduran military officers are trained by the US. It has also pointed out that when Zelaya was kidnapped by the military on June 28, the plane that exiled him to Costa Rica left from a US military base inside Honduras.

IPS said on November 5 that, in stark contrast to Washington’s stance, foreign ministers from the 24 Latin American and Caribbean nations that make up the Rio Group declared at a meeting in Jamaica they would not recognise the November 29 poll. They again called for Zelaya’s reinstatement.'

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 2:57 am
What's not to love, about these thwarted reforms?

'“Zelaya said he won't give out any mining concessions. So these men started condemning him.

“He rejected the acceptance speech the day that he took power sent to him by Carlos Flores Facusse [one of the richest businessmen in Honduras], already written. President Zelaya throws it aside.

“Carlos Flores Facusse is one of the men who decides the destiny of this country.”

She explained how Zelaya’s policy of regulating the oil and gas industry caused “Texaco, Esso and Shell [to] lose more than $200 million” in one year. [OH BOO-HOO-HOO!!!]

As well as increasing the minimum wage by 60%, Caceres said Zelaya also introduced an education bill that improved wages and conditions for teachers despite International Monetary Fund opposition.

Zelaya also advanced the rights of women against the opposition of the Catholic Church by abolishing a ban on the contraceptive pill — which the coup regime has since reinstated.

Zelaya had called for the closure of the US Palmerola military base. His government also joined the anti-imperialist political and trade bloc initiated by Cuba and Venezuela, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas.

Caceres told the crowd: “Brothers and sisters we should never forget the names of the coup-makers, whether they are transnational corporations, businessmen, or congressmen who serve the corrupt hackneyed political class the Honduran people are tired of.”'


Marty H (119)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 3:31 am
I have an idea! Let's send all the filthy rich people that think they should rule the world to an Island somewhere where they can think they are better than each other and fight for the position of head rooster! I'm all for people's rights to make money IF they do not harm others in the process. Unfortunately when people no longer need money, it's power they get sick with. Money can buy a lot of power,sadly.

Tim Redfern (581)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 12:01 pm
"The coup regime remains terrified of the
consequences of restoring Zelaya on the
back of a powerful mass movement of
the poor majority."
The power of the people, especially in a situation
such as this, cannot be denied, and should never
be underestimated.
Thanks, Simon.

Simon Wood (207)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 2:26 pm
Hi Marty.
No-one can "make money" except by WORKING. Those who own corporations (shareholders) reap profits without working, while the workers are exploited by those corporations, by those shareholders - exploitation is the taking of profits from the work that workers do. Profit is labour stolen from workers.

I.e. all capitalism is exploitation. All capitalism is legalised theft of workers. All capitalism harms others.

If you want to produce wealth without harming others, then you share out ownership and control of capital amongst workers, who then can democratically manage that capital. I.e. SOCIALISM. You can see examples of this in Argentina (e.g. in the Naomi Klein documentary "The Take"), plus in Brazil (the MST's takeover of the large tracts of unused farmland that is being wasted by idle megarich landlords), in the huge Mondragon cooperative in the Basque region of Spain, plus in revolutionary Cuba and Venezuela.

Simon Wood (207)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 10:20 pm
Good on you for noting and posting your comments here, BMutiny, Marty and Pastor Tim : )

I totally agree with what you wrote above, BMutiny! : )

Tinkie K (71)
Saturday November 21, 2009, 11:15 pm
It's always the same. RULE # 1 : If the US backs a regime, guaranteed the regime ALWAYS accomodates US Trade Policies, and that is ALWAYS bad for the local population. The US elite politicians (and of all countries by the way) don't care hit about people ......
Also the Brits, when they had their empire, didn't care about the local people, they only cared about trade relations. The Brits fought them all in order to promote their own profit raking trade.
Same in the US, but in modern times, the word "Democracy" is added to everything, just to make the people feel better when their government decided to invade some helpless country in the name of TRADE.

Thanks for the article, and I wish all people in S. America the strength not to give in, and have the power to fight for their rights.

P.S. I have been reading here and there that a lot of people in the US are very much against Socialism, and even frightened of it. This group of people must belong to one of the below mentioned groups:
1. Or they belong to the Corporate / Political Elite Club, which would make them anti-socialist because no way would they want to share the treasures they robbed.
I just can't understand....

Simon Wood (207)
Monday November 23, 2009, 3:55 pm
Hi Tinkie : )
Thankyou for your educational comment : ) It's great to see you here : )
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