[Marxism] Honduras: Leading British voices in Britain call for noon-recognition of vote

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 17:53:33 MST 2009

   Emergency Committee Against the Coup in

   Friday, 27 November 2009
Leading voices in Britain call for non-recognition of Honduras coup
elections. <http://t.ymlp76.com/bmyacaeheacauhmhazammq/click.php>
*The letter below was
published<http://t.ymlp76.com/bjsaoaeheazauhmhaxammq/click.php>in The
Guardian  on Friday 27 November

Latin America faces the greatest threat to its democracy in decades. The
military coup that overthrew elected president Manual Zelaya and seized
power in Honduras in June is now seeking to legitimise its illegal
government through the international recognition of elections on 29
November. Such recognition would give a green light to opponents of
democracy throughout the continent that military coups will be tolerated.
Free and fair elections on November 29 are impossible. Human rights, freedom
of assembly and of the press have all been under attack in Honduras.
Repression under the coup regime has seen at least 20 people killed, more
than 600 people injured and 3,500 people detained.

The legitimate Honduran president, Manual Zelaya, has called for supporters
of democracy not to recognise the elections under the military coup regime.
Nearly all of Latin America's governments have declared that they will not
do so. Worryingly the US has indicated it will recognise these illegitimate
elections. We call on all governments, including the Obama administration,
to not recognise the elections on 29 November under the military coup

   - Colin Burgon MP Chair, All-party Parliamentary Group on Venezuela
   - Jon Cruddas MP,
   - Ken Livingstone,
   - Baroness Gibson Chair APPG on Latin America,
   - Brendan Barber General secretary, TUC,
   - Jamie Hepburn MSP (SNP),
   - Adam Price MP (Plaid Cymru),
   - Caroline Lucas MEP Leader, Green party,
   - Bruce Kent,
   - David Hare,
   - John Pilger,
   - Lowkey (Musician),
   - Brian Eno,
   - Dr J Buxton Centre for International Co-operation and Security,
   University of Bradford
   - Tony Lloyd MP Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party
   - Doreen Massey, Professor of Geography at the Open University
   - Johan Harri, commentator
   - Ann Cryer MP
   - Brian Simpson MEP
   - Colin Challen MP
   - Clare Short MP
   - Dave Anderson MP
   - David Chaytor MP
   - David Drew MP
   - David Martin MEP
   - David Taylor MP
   - Diane Abbott MP
   - Gordon Prentice MP
   - George Galloway MP
   - Harry Cohen MP
   - Hywel Williams MP
   - Ian Davidson MP
   - Jeremy Corbyn MP
   - Jean Lambert MEP
   - John Battle MP
   - John Battle MP
   - John Hemming MP
   - John McDonnell MP
   - Lord Nic Rea
   - Mark Fisher MP
   - Martin Caton MP
   - Michael Cashman  MEP
   - Neil Gerrard MP
   - Nigel Griffiths MP
   - Paul Flynn MP
   - Paul Holmes MP
   - Rob Marris MP
   - Steve Pound MP
   - Tony Woodley and Derek Simpson Joint general secretaries, Unite the
   - Sally Hunt General secretary, UCU
   - GMB union
   - Alan Ritchie General secretary, Ucatt
   - Luke Crawley Assistant general secretary, Bectu
   - Mick Shaw President, FBU
   - Matt Wrack General secretary, FBU
   - Gerry Doherty General secretary, TSSA
   - Bob Crow General secretary, RMT
   - Steve Hart - Unite London & Eastern Regional Secretary
   - Chris McLaughlin Editor, Tribune
   - Sam Tarry National chair of Young Labour
   - Chris Weldon Labour party NEC
   - Kaveh Moussavi University of Oxford's Centre for Socio-Legal Studies,
   Head of the Public Interest Law Programme
   - Professor  Keith Ewing
   - Professor Mary Davis
   - Dr Steve Ludlam Department of politics, University of Sheffield
   - Diana Raby Senior fellow, Latin American studies, University of
   - Barry Cannon Postdoctoral fellow, school of law and government, Dublin
   City University
   - Hazel Marsh School of politics, social & international studies,
   University of East Anglia
   - Dr Michael Derham School of arts and social sciences, Northumbria
   - Rod Stoneman Director of the Huston school of film & digital media
   - Dr Stephen Wilkinson Director, Centre for Caribbean and Latin American
   research and consultancy, London Metropolitan University
   - Professor Ernesto Laclau University of Essex
   - Cuba Solidarity Campaign
   - Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign
   - Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

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Committee Against the Coup in Honduras involves Venezuela Solidarity
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Friends of Venezuela, UNITE the Union, UNITE London & Eastern Regions, South
East Region TUC, and other bodies of the British Labour movement and Latin
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