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Latin America may soon become the next front in Washington's so-called "War on Terror." Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) , Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, held a hearing on Oct. 27 to investigate his "serious concerns about expanded Iranian influence in the region.”

Latin America may soon become the next front in Washington's so-called "War on Terror."

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Please take action!

CISPES ACTION ALERT

November 9, 2009

 

Tell the U.S. to Stop Supporting the Honduran Coup Regime!

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The coup regime leader, Roberto Micheletti, threatened to cancel the embassy's immunity if Zelaya were not handed over to the de facto regime. An overall atmosphere of insecurity is now being imposed. President Zelaya called on the armed forces not to attack their own people and encouraged the Honduran people to continue mobilizing for peace and the restoration of constitutional order. The National Resistance Front Against the Coup has sent out a call for a national strike today, and for people to come from all parts of the country to the capital to continue the show of popular support for the return of the democratically elected president.

Call the State Department (202-647-4000) and the White House (202-456-1111)

Photo: Honduran President Manuel Zelaya addresses thousands of supporters who have gathered in front of the Brazilian embassy on Monday, September 21, 2009 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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President Manuel Zelaya, who was deposed on June 28 by a right-wing pro-U.S. coup, has returned home to his beloved country. Reports indicate that he is secure at the Brazilian embassy. His return is a victory for the people of Honduras and is a direct result of their non-stop and daily struggle for over 80 days. There is however, currently a very dangerous situation in the country that demands the immediate solidarity from the movement in the U.S.


ALERT:  EMERGENCY SITUATION IN HONDURAS

DEMONSTRATION WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 IN NEW YORK CITY
TAKES ON GREATER URGENCY

 ACTIONS IN FRONT OF U.S. GOVERNMENT OFFICES URGED

CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AND STATE DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATELY TO DEMAND AN END TO THE REPRESSION AND THE MICHELETTI FRAUD GOVERNMENT

 

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In her new book Blood & Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia, Jasmin Hristov seeks to expose the rational motivations behind state violence for capitalism’s economic elites in the US and Colombia. In meticulous detail, Hristov shows how the super-rich benefit from state repression and how the violators of human rights have essentially become immune from any consequences for their actions. If death squads are truly to be abolished in Colombia, we must look honestly at how and why they exist today.

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An ousted President. A disenfranchised population. An overthrown democracy. Urge Secretary Clinton to ensure resolution to the political crisis and prevent further human rights abuses in Honduras!

Right now, we are witnessing the biggest political crisis to rock Central America in years1, but the U.S. has moved at, what amounts to politically as, a glacial pace.

Two months ago, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was removed from his home at gunpoint by 300 troops. He was forcibly put on a plane and has only managed to step foot in his home country for roughly two hours since.

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Demand a thorough investigation of assassination, attacks, death threats against journalists and activists tied to anti-mining struggle

Action Alert

August 18, 2009

 

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On June 23 while hosting Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, President Barack Obama was asked by a Chilean journalist whether he would apologize for Washington's role in that country's 1973 military coup which overthrew the democratically elected government and replaced it with a dictatorship led by General Augusto Pinochet.

"I'm interested in going forward, not looking backward," said Obama, who refused to apologize. "I think that the United States has been an enormous force for good in the world."

RELATED: The Honduran Coup, the Media and Obama II Honduras: Are We Going to Make Concessions To Those Who Perpetrate Coups? II The Honduran Coup: Fiction and Fact II Dirty Business, Dirty Wars: U.S.-Latin American Relations in the 21st Century II Video Interview: Edward Herman on Latin America & the US

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On June 23 while hosting Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, President Barack Obama was asked by a Chilean journalist whether he would apologize for Washington's role in that country's 1973 military coup which overthrew the democratically elected government and replaced it with a dict

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Join the Defenestrator for a screening of the newly released documentary 'The Chicago Conspiracy.' John of Subversive Action Films will introduce the film, discussing his contemporary struggles in Chile and the work of the collective he is a part of.

Thursday July 30th, 8:30 p.m., Firehouse Bikes, 50th and Baltimore Avenue

About the The Chicago Conspiracy

From Subversive Action Films.

The Day of the Youth Combatant began as protests commemorating the politically motivated assassinations of Rafael and Eduardo Vergara Toledo on March 29, 1985. The brothers were militants of the Revolutionary Left Movement (MIR), during a period of military dictatorship under Augusto Pinochet. Their older brother and fellow-militant of the MIR, Pablo Vergara, was later blown up in 1987.

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Date: Wednesday, July 29
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, Skyline room- 4th floor

Event:
"Community Media in times of popular struggle, political mobilization, and repression- from Venezuela to Oaxaca to Honduras."
 
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