Overheard in Detroit-
"In DRUM, we would always start with the impossible. Then we'd break it down and get it done."
Photo reflections from the USSF
UPDATE FROM HONDURAS
Rights Action (and the Quixote Center & La Voz de Los de Abajo) are all leading international delegations in Honduras as the Honduran people's movement carry out public demonstrations and activities in commemoration of the first anniversary of the 2009 brutal military/oligachic coup against the government of President Zelaya.
FOR INTERVIEWS IN HONDURAS:
Annie, 011-504-9735-7179 (email@example.com)
Karen, 011-504-9507-3835 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Portlanders Rachael Townsend and Kira Hannum are on the scene, participating in Rights Action's delegation tomonitor the human rights situtation AND colaborating with the CUTH labor federation on building a radio station for union members to get their message out.
You can help build
LABOR RADIO HONDURAS by making a donation via paypal today! Or for tax-deductible donations write checks to Education without Borders and mail them to 2249 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214.
News and Events for Monday June 28, 2010
Upcoming Events: Mark your calendar!
Tuesday, June 29th, 7pm
Human Rights and Justice for Haiti, film and discussion
People's Food Co-op Community Room
3029 SE 21st Ave (between Powell and Division)
Saturday July 3rd, 7pmThursday July 8th, 5:30pm
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Pastors for Peace's CUBA CARAVAN stops in Portland!
click on the photo for the documentary trailer
Join us at the Red and Black Cafe for an evening with Right2Survive and the Cuba Caravan.
Making connections between local and international struggles.
See all the gory event details here.
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June 28th marks the one year anniversary of the military coup in Honduras, as well as the spontaneous birth of a large and vibrant opposition to the resulting governments. It is a time to reflect on the meaning of democracy, and not only in Honduras.
For an excellent article on what the past 365 days has meant for Honduras and across Central America, read: 1 year later, THE COUP IS NOT OVER
The events of the last year have proven that the U.S. government often plays a determinative role in Central American politics. The U.S. followed contradictory policies before and after the coup d'etat, and is currently the No. 1 international ally of of the coup-stained Honduran government. By ignoring the myriad of ongoing human rights abuses in Honduras, the US is sending a clear message to the rest of Latin America.
Twenty-seven congressmen signed a letter to Senator Hillary Clinton last week
"...express our continuing concern regarding the grievous violations of human rights and the democratic order which commenced with the coup and continue to this day."
Today, join us in calling for the U.S. government to cease its unquestioning economic, military and diplomatic support for a government that allows powerful criminals to go unpunished while dissenters are persecuted.
Ask for US Asst. Secretary. of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Michael Posner @ the State Department Switchboard 202-647-4000 and tell him the US must cease military cooperation with Honduras and withdraw recognition of the Lobo regime.
News and Analysis
VICTORY IN GUATEMALA!!!
Marlin mine ordered to shut down.
Leonard Peltier's statement to the US Social Forum
Appeal for broadbased political support for G20 arrestees
Real News journalist attacked at G20 [video]
Jimena Paz- Honduras activist- speaks out at SOAwatch Encuentro in Venezuela.
The Coup is Not Over: Marking a Year of Resistance in Honduras
Gerardo Torres from La Voz de Los de Abajo on Democracy Now
Getting ready for Cancun
Summary of main points of People's Summit on Climate Change
How to Plug Into PCASC
“If you have come here to help me, then you are wasting your time…But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”- lila watson
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