[Marxism] HONDURAS: Among the possible scenarios for tonight are genocidal actions, house raids and selective or mass arrests

Fred Fuentes fred.fuentes at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 22:48:49 MDT 2009

I have translated the following short piece by some comrades involved in the
website Aporrea.org an important centre of news and discussion within the
Bolivarian revolution. There are many reports that a bloodbath is being
prepared for tonight. One thing not mentioned in the article is the shutdown
of a key radio and TV station, both of which have played a crucial role in
the resistance and denouncing the repression of the coup regime. Here in
Venezuela a solidarity actions has been called for tomorrow morning. Now is
the time to raise our voices as one in defence of the Honduran people.

September 27 - Today, the team at Aporrea.org was in communication with
representatives of the resistance against the coup in Honduras and with
special envoys from Venezuelan alternative media outlets, among those Radio
Negro Primero.

These sources informed us of a worsening of the current situation in the
country, several days after the arrival of the constitutional president
Manuel Zelaya at the Brazilian embassy, and an upsurge of repressive actions
and violations of human rights on the part of the dictatorial regime. To
which can be added the death of a resistance activist, product of the
inhalation of toxic gases launched by the repressive forces into the embassy
(which in these moments is being surveyed) and the deportation of an
Organisation of American States (OAS), sent back to Costa Rica by the coup
regime, with the except of a sole member of US origins.

The “Goriletti” regime has sent an open and generalized challenge to all
international factors and institutions, although its is perceived that
behind this emboldened and quarrelsome posture is the covert support of the
US, a key element in the attitude taken by the usurper government.

According to the information obtained, a state of siege has been declared
and all constitutional guarantees suspended, following the 10 day ultimatum
given by the coup government for Brazil to define the status of Manuel
Zelaya, with the threat of carrying out possible military actions, such as a
raid of the Brazilian [embassy].

Among the scenarios that were being talked about at this time, is the
possibility of genocidal actions, house raids and selective or mass arrests
in the next few hours and days. The resistance has adopted preventive
measures in the face of this repression, especially for tonight and in light
of the call for a mobilization tomorrow, that will be accompanied by
solidarity protests in many other cities of the world.

The people in resistance have decided to remain on the streets, holding
peaceful protests.
They are also awaiting the response that the people and government of Brazil
could give in defence of the dignity and integrity of their embassy.

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