July 17, 2009
The situation in Honduras is getting worse each day since the SOA graduate-led military coup against the government of President Manuel Zelaya.
The Committee of Family Members of Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) published a report yesterday, detailing hundreds of cases of human rights abuses committed by the coup regime, including four political assassinations. You can take a stand against this injustice right now: http://www.soaw.org/contactcongress
No to the Military Coup! Urge your Representative to Take a Stand for Democracy!
Despite US government claims that they’ve cut all military ties with the Honduran golpistas, the SOA continues to train Honduran soldiers. This is not real support for democracy.
Representatives Bill Delahunt, José Serrano and Jim McGovern have introduced a resolution that calls for the return to democracy and the reinstatement of Manuel Zelaya as President of Honduras. Ask your Representative to take a stand for democracy by suspending operations of the SOA and restoring the rightful government of Honduras: http://www.soaw.org/contactcongress
Our Emergency Response Delegation has returned from Honduras. We continue to be in close contact with the Frente de Resistencia Contra el Golpe en Honduras, a newly-formed network of Honduran grassroots groups that are working against the military coup.
Because of your support, we were able to help coordinate a delegation of leaders in the anti-coup resistance in Washington, including a Honduran Congressman; a former presidential candidate and human rights leader, and a lawyer with the attorney general’s office. SOA Watch set up meetings with the State Department, Congressional leaders, and the Honduran delegation was also able to connect with grassroots activists and members of the Honduran community here in DC. Together, we are raising our voices for justice!
Thank you for your generous support of our shared work. A member of the SOA Watch delegation decided to match five thousand dollars, making your contributions count twice as much.
In response to our super successful first matching donation appeal, another supporter stepped up and pledged to match up to another five thousand, as long as we receive the donations before the end of July. If you haven’t yet contributed, or if you’re able to spare another $20 or more, please give today: http://www.soaw.org/donate
As ever, thank you for your amazing efforts in the last few weeks. Together, we will continue standing strong in the face of injustice with our brothers and sisters in Honduras who will restore their rights to democracy, sovereignty and struggle.