Sunday Feb 10th, 2013 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
People’s Victory in HONDURAS
The Popular Resistance Breaks the Two-Party Monopoly
In the aftermath of the US-backed coup of June 2009, a massive popular resistance has arisen in Honduras. The National Popular Resistance Front has successfully united peasants, urban labor especially teachers, feminists, militant youth, LBGT and indigenous people, and environmentalists. Thousands mobilized daily in the streets. Most recently they organized an electoral wing, the Libre Party, which broke the two-party electoral monopoly in the national primary elections.
Meanwhile since the coup, Honduras has become the murder capital of the world. Repression has intensified with human rights abuses amounting to crimes against humanity. Peasants, labor, women, journalists, and human rights activists have been targeted. The repressive regime in Honduras is funded, trained, and to an extent directed by the US government under the aegis of the so-called war on drugs.
Come hear our Honduras Solidarity Network delegation report-back on what we learned from and were inspired by the Honduran Resistance. We’ll be organizing international delegations to observe the November 2013 national elections at the request of the Honduran Resistance.
Sponsored by the Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition, the Task Force on the Americas, and the Institute for Critical Study of Society (ICSS)
Added to the calendar on Saturday Jan 19th, 2013 8:32 PM