Zelaya Heads Home to Honduras on the Anniversary of Bolivar's Birth

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Zelaya Heads Home to Honduras on the Anniversary of Bolivar's Birth

Zelaya Heads Home to Honduras on the Anniversary of Bolivar's Birth

http://narcosphere.narconews.com/thefield/zelaya-heads-home-honduras-ann...'s birth

"Honduras' legitimate President Manuel Zelaya yesterday told reporters that he will cross back to the country that elected him on Friday, July 24, via land, a date that also marks 215 years from the birth of the Great Liberator, Simon Bolivar"

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Thanks very much for the update. I am torn between hope and fear for the people of South America.  I have feared the assasination of Chavez for a long time.  When the coup in Honduras happened and I saw the degree of propaganda in the mainline press it looked like the powers that be were using Honduras to start reversing the trend.  With this news I am at once more hopeful that the people of Honduras will succeed in over-throwing the coup leaders and yet I know that even if they succeed it will probably be at the cost of more deaths. President Zelaya is enormously courageous.

Fidel

The struggle for democracy continues in "the backyard," Richard Nixon once said that people don't give a shit about the place.

 

[url=http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14503]US Escalates War Plans In Latin America US Military: After Iraq, Latin America[/url]

 

 

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Hopefully those on the US shit list can circle their wagons and fend them off and that as regards Tricky Dicky - that was then and this is now..

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Manuel Zelaya Interview: http://www.countercurrents.org/trucchi230709.htm

"Democracy has a price and I am prepared to pay it. I am going to risk everything and the world is taking the same risk with my return...I've said that if there is an assassination General Romeo Vasquez Velasquez will be responsible for my death.."

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NoDifferencePartyPooper wrote:

Manuel Zelaya Interview: http://www.countercurrents.org/trucchi230709.htm

"Democracy has a price and I am prepared to pay it. I am going to risk everything and the world is taking the same risk with my return...I've said that if there is an assassination General Romeo Vasquez Velasquez will be responsible for my death.."

Thanks for the link and the quote.  This is the news story that I am trying my hardest to follow.  It's frustrating that so little real news is coming out of Honduras and what we do get is not up to date. If Paris Hilton stubs her toe we will all know within hours, maybe minutes, headlines across the world in the entertainment section. 

I hate to foul your good news thread but I just saw this:

http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/news/4652

Mérida, July 22nd 2009 (Venezuelanalysis.com) -- The military coup that ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya last month should serve as a "lesson" for Zelaya to steer clear of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution and President Hugo Chavez, according to U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Philip Crowley.

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Fidel wrote:

 

We are all Hondurans. These are brave and courageous people who have nothing aside from their dignity and self respect. They are fighting for noble ideas, like liberation, freedom and democracy. They risk their lives defending these things for all of us,  in a war being waged against all of us.

Viva La Revolucion!

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This is why we are NOT "all Hondurans" alas..

Fidel

Viva la Revolucion!

Fidel

http://soaw.org points to some excellent RealNews video analysis of the coup. It appears Micheletti was backed by Zelaya in a previous run for the Liberal Party leadership candidacy. Micheletti lost. And almost 24 years ago,  Micheletti himself signed a parliamentary motion to extend term limits for the Honduran presidency. It's not about term limits or even Zelaya.

 

The coup leaders are not afraid of Zelaya or even Hugo Chavez. They are afraid of millions of Hondurans striving for a participatory democracy in their own country. The current constitution was written by a brutal and criminal US-backed military dictatorship in 1982 and is easily manipulated and appended to by the country's elitists and military controllers for their own gain and maintaining oppressive control over the country. The illegal military dictators not afraid of this one referendum. They are afraid that more participatory democracy will follow.

 

We are all Hondurans. These are brave and courageous people who have nothing aside from their dignity and self respect. They are fighting for noble ideas, like liberation, freedom and democracy. They risk their lives defending these things for all of us,  in a war being waged against all of us.

 

Viva La Revolucion!

 

Unionist

[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8168326.stm]Zelaya reaches Nicaragua-Honduras border[/url]

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The ousted president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, is on the country's border with Nicaragua, as he tries to return home. [...]

People living close to the border have been ordered to stay at home between midday local time (1800GMT) and 0600 (1200GMT) to "keep the peace".

There were reports that security forces had fired tear gas at supporters of Mr Zelaya, who were attempting to travel to the border to greet him.

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http://www.montrealgazette.com/Honduran+police+fire+tear+Zelaya+reaches+...

"We can't be responsible for the security of people who, by inciting generalized violence in the country, may be subject to attacks even from their own supporters who may have the sole aim of turning them into martyrs," an army statement said.

 

They are already coming up with excuses for his death!

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That is a threat.

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snip

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Ousted Zelaya Returns to Honduras - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8168326.stm

"The ousted president of Honduras has briefly crossed the country's border with Nicaragua, in a symbolic move the US has described as "reckless". Mr Zelaya, wearing his customary cowboy-style hat, walked up to a sign reading "Welcome to Honduras", but did not go any further into the country. Less than 30 minutes later, the ousted leader crossed back into Nicaragua, saying the risk of bloodshed was too great. "I am not afraid but I'm not crazy either,"...

hardly a triumphant return..

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Embarassed

thanks

"The coup leaders are not afraid of Zelaya or even Hugo Chavez. They are afraid of millions of Hondurans striving for a participatory democracy in their own country."

that is a very useful understanding.

it helps ordinary people to realize the potential they do have to make changes.

[i'm thinking about closer to home too of course, imagine if people here considered that their capacity for real change in this country is the

core issue.]

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Honduras And the Three-Ring Circus

http://narcosphere.narconews.com/thefield/honduras-and-three-ring-circus

"There is a three-ring circus distracting the global media from the authentic struggle - the one waged by the Honduran people, from below - and today none of the ringmasters dressed themselves in glory.."

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Urgent: Demand Honduran President Zelaya be Restored to Power Immediately - IAC (Petition etc)

http://www.iacenter.org/actions/honduras_072409/