Photos of Snipers Ouside of Brazilian Embassy

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Sniper platform outside of Brazilian Embassy in Honduras

Sniper platform outside of Brazilian Embassy in Honduras

Photos of Sniper Platforms Outside of Brazilian Embassy in Honduras

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Platforms with highly armed sharpshooters installed outside the embassy, using telescopic and infrared targeting systems, just meters away from the windows of the building where the president, his family, and many others are held hostage by the regime. (from http://quotha.net/node/449)

Platforms with highly armed sharpshooters installed outside the embassy, using telescopic and infrared targeting systems, just meters away from the windows of the building where the president, his family, and many others are held hostage by the regime.

Urgent – Radio Globo reports: Snipers fire on Zelaya

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Mercenaries and paramilitaries arrive in Honduras

Urgent – Take Action Now!

Call Now – demand and end to the attacks on Zelaya and a restoration of civil liberties.

  • Honduras Desk, U.S. State Department 202-647-3482
  • State Department Main Switchboard 202-647-4000
  • White House 202-456-1111
  • OAS Washington Office 202-458-3000

The situation is grave in Tegucigalpa. According to a message from the organization, Pastors for Peace, Radio Globo from Honduras is reporting that snipers are shooting into the Brazilian Embassy where President Zelaya and hundreds of supporters have taken refuge. There is no word yet on injuries.honduras4

Also, according to an Oct. 9 AP report, paramilitaries from Colombia are arriving in Honduras now.  Many of these paramilitaries were trained in torture and repression at the infamous School of the Americas in the U.S.

Support the people of Honduras in their heroic struggle against the brutal coup regime! Thousands of courageous working people are taking to the streets, in spite of the growing brutality of the criminal right wing forces, who are armed and trained by the U.S.

The following is a report from the delegation of U.S. activists in Honduras, who will be holding a news conference today, October 9, at 5pm EST at the offices of the Bottlers’ Union, a center in Tegucigalpa of the National Front for Resistance Against the Coup:

In the last 24 hours, the situation in Honduras has reached a profound level of urgency. The illegal, de facto Micheletti regime is clearly reaching a point of desperation—and there is a serious danger in this, as the rightwing can and will do anything when they are desperate.

Last night, we received word that at the Brazilian embassy, where President Manuel Zelaya has been seeking refuge, two scaffolds had been erected and two snipers placed on them—one from the Honduran police and one from the Honduran army. Heavy military activity was also occurring on the ground around the embassy, with military convoys placed at strategic places all around the windows and doors of the embassy. The fear is that an assassination attempt on Zelaya’s life may be carried out soon.

Another alarming report relayed to us today from Honduran human rights leaders is of the presence of 120 paramilitaries—experts in killing—from other Latin American countries in Honduras. Many of these paramilitaries have been trained at the School of the Americas based in Georgia.

Today while we were in a meeting, the human rights leader we were meeting with received a phone call that police at the pedagogical university had given protesters there 10 minutes to disperse or face dire consequences. Military convoys had been brought in to surround the protesters.

As this email is being written, members of the U.S. Delegation in Solidarity with the Honduras Resistance are at the U.S. embassy, attempting to meet with representatives there to alert them of the situation and demand the discontinuation of U.S. aid to the de facto regime, a freeze on the assets of the golpista government members, and the abandonment of any electoral process that doesn’t first involve the restitution of President Zelaya, as is the will of the Honduran people.


The delegation also reports that despite the coup government’s announcement that it had lifted the ban on civil liberties, the country still remains under martial law.   The coup government is telling the world that it has lifted martial law, but they haven’t told anyone in the police or military, from the top commanders to the troops in the streets.  There is still a massive armed presence, and protesters and dissidents are still being brutally attacked and arrested.

That’s why it is so important for us to support the Delegation in Solidarity with the Honduran Resistance. The corporate media is echoing the coup government’s press releases claiming that martial law has been lifted and civil liberties restored, and ignoring the fact that repression is intensifying.  We need you to help get the word out.

What you can do now:

Call – Honduras Desk, U.S. State Department 202-647-3482
State Department Main Switchboard 202-647-4000
White House 202-456-1111
OAS Washington Office 202-458-3000

Demand an end to the attacks on Zelaya and Honduran activists.  Demand a restoration of civil liberties in Honduras.

Sign the Petition – Demand safe passage for the U.S. delegation – http://www.iacenter.org/honduras/honduras_delegation100609/

Make an emergency donation to help with the expenses of the delegation and to help us spread the word – http://www.iacenter.org/donate/

Escucha aquí la transmisión en vivo Resistencia continua firme:

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Escucha aquí la transmisión en vivo Resistencia continua firme:
Radio Liberada
Radio Globo
Radio Progreso

Urgent message from the delegation

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In the last 24 hours, the situation in Honduras has reached a profound level of urgency. The illegal, de facto Micheletti regime is clearly reaching a point of desperation—and there is a serious danger in this, as the right-wing can and will do anything when they are desperate.IMG_0744

Last night, we received word that at the Brazilian embassy, where President Manuel Zelaya has been seeking refuge, two scaffolds had been erected and two snipers placed on them—one from the Honduran police and one from the Honduran army. Heavy military activity was also occurring on the ground around the embassy, with military convoys placed at strategic places all around the windows and doors of the embassy. The fear is that an assassination attempt on Zelaya’s life may be carried out soon.

Another alarming report relayed to us today from Honduran human rights leaders is of the presence of 120 paramilitaries—experts in killing—from other Latin American countries in Honduras. Many of these paramilitaries have been trained at the School of the Americas based in Georgia.

Today while we were in a meeting, the human rights leader we were meeting with received a phone call that police at the pedagogical university had given protesters there 10 minutes to disperse or face dire consequences. Military convoys had been brought in to surround the protesters.

As this email is being written, members of the U.S. Delegation in Solidarity with the Honduras Resistance are at the U.S. embassy, attempting to meet with representatives there to alert them of the situation and demand the discontinuation of U.S. aid to the de facto regime, a freeze on the assets of the golpista government members, and the abandonment of any electoral process that doesn’t first involve the restitution of President Zelaya, as is the will of the Honduran people.

Activists in Honduras are urging supporters to call the following numbers and demand an end to the violence and repression and the restoration of civil liberties:

  • Honduras Desk, U.S. State Department 202-647-3482
  • State Department Main Switchboard 202-647-4000
  • White House 202-456-1111
  • OAS Washington Office 202-458-3000

Pictures Day 3

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The pictures on the placards are photos of people murdered by the coup regime.

The pictures on the placards are photos of people murdered by the coup regime.

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Korean Progressive Organizations support delegation

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The Korea Alliance of Progressive Movements, a national alliance of organizations and movements in various sectors and regions of Korea has signed the petition in support of the U.S. delegation in Honduras.  (http://www.iacenter.org/honduras/honduras_delegation100609/)

Below is list of names of the various organizations that comprise Korea Alliance of Progressive Movements:

  • Korea Alliance For Progressive Movement
  • Democratic Labor Party
  • Korean Peasants League
  • Korean Confederation of Trade Unions
  • The South Headquarters of Pan-Korean Alliance for Reunification
  • Corea Youth Movement Council
  • Korean Women’s Alliance
  • Korean Women Peasant Association
  • Korean Unions of the Urban Poor(KUUP)
  • Alliance of Student’s Association of Koean Universities
  • Chrisitian Assembly for Social Mission
  • Center for Labor and Human Right
  • Minkahyup, Families of Political Prisoners
  • Central Council for National Independency and Reunification
  • Institute for Research in Collaborationist Activities
  • Movement Unions for National Harmonization
  • Buddist Peace Alliance
  • Silchun Yundae for 615 Joint Declaration
  • A Bereaved Council for Korean Democratization
  • Korea Association Of Bereaved Famillies For Democreacy
  • National Assembly of Democratic Labors
  • Chumo Yundae for patriots and victims of national democracy
  • Center for Reunification
  • Korean Veterans for Peace
  • Korean Catholic Farmer’s Movement
  • Korean Institute for Lobor Society
  • Youth and Strudent’s Alliance for 615 Joint Declaration
  • Kyunggi Alliance For Progressive Movement
  • Gwangju & Jeollanam Alliance For Progressive Movement
  • Daegu & Gyeongsangbuk Alliance For Progressive Movement
  • Junbuk Alliance For Progressive Movement
  • GyeongNam Alliance For Progressive
  • People’s Alliance in Pusan, KoreaMovement
  • Journalists Association Of Korea , The Broadcasting Producer Association Of Korea, National Union Of Mediaworkers, Korea Internet Journalists Association
  • Busan Branch, South Korean Committee of the June 15th Joint Declaration
  • Kyung-gi Branch, South Korean Committee of the June 15th Joint Declaration
  • Gwangju & Jeollanam, South Korean Committee of the June 15th Joint Declaration
  • Journalists Association Of Korea
  • The Broadcasting Producer Association Of Korea
  • Korea Internet Journalists Association
  • Farmer’s Pharmacy