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|Honduras: Two Years after the Coup, the Repression Continues|
|Date||Thursday July 07|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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First Unitarian Universalist Church
Thomas Starr King Room
1187 Franklin Street at Geary
"Honduras: Two Years after the Coup, the Repression Continues"Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 23rd, 2011 2:57 PM
A discussion with Andrés Thomas Conteris, journalist and the founder of Democracy Now! En Español.
Andrés spent four months inside the Brazilian embassy with President Manual Zelaya following the June 29, 2009 coup. He recently accompanied the president back to Honduras after his exile in the Dominican Republic.
Two SOA Watch activists, Adrianne Aron and Theresa Cameranesi, will also share observations from recent trips to Honduras.
Background: Repression and Resistance in Honduras
For the last two years every sector of the Honduran population has been actively resisting the repressive coup that ousted the freely elected president in 2009. Insisting on democratic process and an end to structural injustice, the millions, who are part of the National Resistance movement, have come together to protest the coup government’s policies of displacement, privatization of public services, and the auctioning of the country to the highest bidder. Peaceful protest by teachers, students, rights activists, and campesinos have been met with violent repression. Hundreds have been killed, tortured, and disappeared. Twelve journalists have been assassinated since the coup began. Dissent has been criminalized by the de facto government, but the people are refusing to be silenced.
Andrés will give a historical perspective of the repressive US backed Honduras of the 80’s to the present.
Adrianne Aron and Theresa Cameranesi will share their observations from their recent trips to Honduras with an emphasis on the ways people are coping with fear, expressing their demands, and denouncing human rights violations, and how the well-organized resistance movement is determined and hopeful of achieving justice.
Free and open to the public
Free parking on Franklin: after 6 pm on right side of street; after 7 pm on left side of street
Sponsored by School of the Americas Watch, San Francisco