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Honduran Resistance Front Communique No. 42: “We are on our feet . . .”

December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Honduran Resistance Front: “We are on our feet and in struggle and increasing our organizing efforts to defeat the oligarchy.”
Communication Number 42 of the National Front of Resistance against the Coup d’Etat

“The Front is on our feet in struggle and has the backing of the majority of the Honduran people. We are currently raising our organizational efforts to defeat the oligarchy and install an inclusive and popular National Constitutional Assembly El Frente está en pie de lucha y cuenta con el respaldo mayoritario del pueblo hondureño. Actualmente estamos aumentando los esfuerzos organizativos para derrotar la oligarquía e instalar la Asamblea Nacional Constituyente incluyente y popular.”

The National Front of Resistance Against the Coup d’Etat communicates:

1. We maintain our position of complete non-recognition of the regime that will be installed on the 27th of January, which will be the continuation of the dictatorship that the oligarchy imposed with the coup d’etat on the 28th of June.

2. We reject the media campaign that speaks of a “unity government” made up of sectors that were accomplices in the breaking of the constitutional order and that will serve to pass power from the Micheletti dictatorship to the Lobo dictatorship.

3. We denounce the plans of the oligarchy to transfer the costs of the coup d’etat to the poor people, through a packet of economic measures that include raising the sales tax, devaluing the Lempira [Honduran currency], and raising electricity rates among others. They are trying to apply this packet before the new dictator takes posession to disassociate the worsening of the social and economic crisis in which he, his party and his class are participants.

4. We reiterate that the Honduran people will not be responsible for the debts assumed by the de facto authorities, whether with national or international banks.

5. We call to the peoples of the world to stay in solidarity with the struggle that the Honduran Resistance is continuing. we ask that you carry out acts of repudiation towards the representatives of the dictatorship who are trying to gain international backing.

6. We celebrate and thank the decision of the governments who make up MERCOSUR to not recognize the elections and the regime that will be installed on January 27th. We call to all of the governments of the world to follow this example.

7. The National Front of Resistance Against the Coup d’Etat is on its feet in struggle and has the backing of the majority of the Honduran people. We are currently raising our organizational efforts to defeat the oligarchy and install an inclusive and popular National Constitutional Assembly.

We resist and we will win!

Tegucigalpa, Honduras December 9th, 2009

One Comment
  1. E. Ferrari permalink
    December 10, 2009 5:12 PM

    I put this up at DU today and have submitted it to OpEdNews. Am too heartsick to do more right now.

    America has never fought a war against a democracy”

    “America has never fought a war against a democracy, and our closest friends are governments that protect the rights of their citizens.” — President Barack Obama, December 10, 2009

    I set out to listen to the president’s speech today after only catching bits of it here at work. And to read the text, too, after all, as the Rude Pundit said, this is Obama talking to History. The occasion requires careful attention.

    Clearly, Americans listen to Obama differently than the rest of the world listens. But for the people of Latin America, this claim of his is a stomach punch. The window of hope and goodwill and support Barack Obama inspired among progressive Latin American leaders and even among the peoples of Latin America during his campaign just slammed shut.

    (I have to wonder, considering that Latinos are the fastest growing demographic in the United States, what Obama is thinking just at the political level. Forget all that talk about listening and partnership. What about all these new young Latino voters?)

    The United States has waged war against democracy in Latin America by other means relentlessly from the 1954 overthrow in Guatemala to the latest crime against the Honduran people — a president’s kidnapping fueled at our base, the coupster’s mouthpiece a Clinton veteran, Negroponte advising both the coup and the Secretary of State. Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Venezuela, Honduras, Chile, and Haiti — yes, I know that’s a different region but we are connected with our brothers and sisters in Haiti by the motive, means and opportunity of the aggressors.

    Our “closest friend” in Latin America is Uribe’s murderous regime in Colombia — one that kills civilians with impunity and dresses the bodies in FARC uniforms to cover their murders, that builds crematoria in the jungle to dispose of the evidence, that at last count has killed over 150 school teachers just this year and that leads the world in the murder of union organizers.

    I am stunned that an American president could make such a claim even as Mel Zelaya is being denied safe passage out of Honduras. And in particular, I am stunned that this president could make such a claim given his experience in “third world” nations and what I hope is his knowledge of the long history of the United States aiding and abetting dictators and turning a blind eye to the slaughter of people demanding democracy, from East Timor to Tegucigalpa.

    And while Barack Obama is certainly not responsible for the war on Latin American democracy that the United States has waged for decades, I hold him responsible for giving a truthful accounting of that history and I hold him accountable for what is today happening under his governance.

    (con todo carino como siempre, ef)

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