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Heroic resistance in Honduras: Ten years after the 2009 coup d’état

Tegucigalpa, Honduras, May 27, 2019

By MARGARET VILLAMIZAR

June 28 will mark ten years since the democratically elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was kidnapped and forcibly removed from office and from Honduras in a U.S.-orchestrated military coup d’état. Zelaya has said the main impetus for the coup was his government signing on to the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America (ALBA) in 2008 — something the U.S. could not tolerate. Continue reading

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United States. People’s resistance defends the rights of all and opposes politics of division and arbitrary police powers


Migrant solidarity action in Los Angeles, November 2018. (ANSWER)
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Hillary Clinton: ‘Queen of Chaos’ on foreign policy

By DIANA JOHNSTONE*

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Honduras’ post-coup President Porfirio Lobo talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Guatemala City on March 5, 2010 | Guatemala Presidency/handout

As a contribution to the U.S. electoral fraud, we publish an abridged excerpt from “Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton” (CounterPunch, October 2015).

Barack Obama promised change.

Then, upon election, he chose Hillary Rodham Clinton as his Secretary of State. That was an early sign that when it came to foreign policy, there would be no real change – at least, no change for the better. Continue reading

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Before her assassination, Berta Cáceres singled out Hillary Clinton for backing Honduran coup

Berta Caceres at the banks of the Gualcarque River in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras where she, COPINH (the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) and the people of Rio Blanco have maintained a two year struggle to halt construction on the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric project, that poses grave threats to local environment, river and indigenous Lenca people from the region.

Berta Caceres at the banks of the Gualcarque River in the Rio Blanco region of western Honduras where she, COPINH (the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) and the people of Rio Blanco have maintained a two year struggle to halt construction on the Agua Zarca Hydroelectric project, that poses grave threats to local environment, river and indigenous Lenca people from the region.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is facing a new round of questions about her personal role in the 2009 coup in Honduras that ousted democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya. Since the coup, Honduras has become one of the most violent places in the world. Last week, indigenous activist Berta Cáceres was assassinated in her home. In an interview two years ago, Cáceres singled out Clinton for her role supporting the coup. “We’re coming out of a coup that we can’t put behind us. We can’t reverse it,” Cáceres said. “It just kept going. And after, there was the issue of the elections. The same Hillary Clinton, in her book, ‘Hard Choices”, practically said what was going to happen in Honduras. This demonstrates the meddling of North Americans in our country. The return of the president, Mel Zelaya, became a secondary issue. There were going to be elections in Honduras. And here she [Clinton] recognized that they didn’t permit Mel Zelaya’s return to the presidency.”

Yesterday Amy Goodman of Democracy Now played this rarely seen clip of Cáceres and interviewed historian Greg Grandin.

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Canadian mining is murder

This article provides a long list of mining activists who resisted Canadian mining projects in Latin America, Africa, the Philippines and India, and ended up being assassinated. RACHEL SMALL

Four days after the assassination of Honduran indigenous leader Berta Cáceres captured worldwide headlines, a vigil to remind of the blood on Canada’s hands for all those who have died protesting Canadian mining projects abroad interrupted the mining industry’s annual confab in Toronto on Sunday, March 6. Continue reading

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Condemn the assassination of Honduran leader Berta Cáceres

Berta Cáceres in Intibuca, Honduras, January 2015 | T. Russo

Berta Cáceres in Intibuca, Honduras, January 2015 | T. Russo

The Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) condemns the assassination of Honduran Indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres. Cáceres, co-founder of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) was shot by gunmen who broke into her home in the early morning hours of March 3. A tireless fighter for the rights of the peoples, she was a leader of the Lenca people of the Rio Blanco area of Honduras. Most recently, she was leading the fight against the Honduran government’s violation of Indigenous title and in favour of the requirement to obtain the free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous peoples for any proposed new hydroelectric projects on their territories. Continue reading

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US military to launch special force for Latin America

 The new force will be deployed to the Palmerola base in Honduras and will include 250 troops

The JHSV Spearhead will be deployed to conduct operations in Latin America | Wikicommon

The JHSV Spearhead will be deployed to conduct operations in Latin America | Wikicommon

teleSUR (April 1) – The United States military will deploy a new special force for Latin America, revealed the website Defensa.com on Wednesday.

The 250-troop force will be deployed to the U.S. military base Soto Cano in Palmerola, Honduras. The deployment includes 4 armed helicopters and the JHSV Spearhead amphibian vessel.

The special force will work in a similar way as the U.S. African task force Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response, a combat unit designed to intervene in critical situations. Continue reading

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