The Garifuna in Honduras: A History of Pillage and Dispossession, by Yanis Iqbal

Garifuna Village on Chachauate

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by Yanis Iqbal
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Aligarh, India
July 29, 2020

Amid the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Garifuna community of Honduras is experiencing state-sponsored violence and regulated repression. On July 18, 2020, heavily armed personnel of the Police Investigation Department (DPI) barged into the house of Alberth Sneider Centeno, Garifuna president of the land community of El Triunfo de la Cruz, and abducted him. Later, the same armed group kidnapped Suami Aparicio Mejía García, Gerardo Mizael Rochez Cálix and Milton Joel Martínez Álvarez, members of the OFRANEH (Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras), and a fifth person, Junior Rafael Juárez Mejía. The General Confederation of Labor (CGT) has issued a statement saying “that the kidnapping of these people is motivated by the activity of the Garifuna people in defense of their ancestral lands and the rights of Afro-indigenous and indigenous people in these territories.”

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Washington’s Consensus on Neofascist Coups in Latin America by Paul Street

End Fascist Violence in Bolivia

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street
January 10, 2020

However much they war on the domestic political front, Washington’s Democrats and Republicans are on the same page when it comes to the imperial war on democracy and social justice in Latin America.

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Chris Hedges: The Culture of Violence in Central America

Mural: Tribute to Archbishop Oscar Romero

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec. 14, 2019

Chris Hedges discusses with journalist Oscar Martinez the culture of violence in Central America. Martinez’s most recent book is A History of Violence – living and dying in Central America. His first book The Beast followed the harsh journey of Central American immigrants on the “Death Train” (El tren de la muerte) to the United States.

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President Manuel Zelaya: The US-backed Coup d’etat Turned Honduras Into Hell + Honduras Now Ruled By A Criminal Gang

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The Grayzone on Jul 1, 2019

The Grayzone’s Anya Parampil sat down for an exclusive interview with Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, on the 10th anniversary of the US-backed right-wing military coup that overthrew him.

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Aviva Chomsky: Are Immigration Detention Centers Concentration Camps?

Aviva Chomsky: Are Immigration Detention Centers Concentration Camps?

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TheRealNews on Jun 23, 2019

Aviva Chomsky discusses the reality of refugees coming to the U.S in light of the controversial statement of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that refugees are kept in concentration camps.

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Chris Hedges: America’s Complicity in Turning Honduras Into a Failed State

USA Hands Off Honduras

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 8, 2018

Dana Frank, Professor of History Emerita, University of California, Santa Cruz talks to Chris Hedges about America’s complicity in turning Honduras into a failed state, and its geopolitical consequences.

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Why Do They Flee? & The US Seeks to Dominate the World! by William Blum

The Anti-War Protest Presence at the Philadelphia Democratic Convention

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Killing Hope
June 26, 2018

Why do they flee?

The current mass exodus of people from Central America to the United States, with the daily headline-grabbing stories of numerous children involuntarily separated from their parents, means it’s time to remind my readers once again of one of the primary causes of these periodic mass migrations.

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Two Right-Wing Coups in the Americas by Paul Street

The Trump & Clinton Show

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street
April 18, 2018

You’ve got to hand it to Hillary Clinton. In 2016, she helped put the right-wing racist, sexist, nativist, authoritarian, and nationalist oligarch Donald Trump in the White House. She and her operatives did this in two ways: (1) by rigging the presidential primaries against the popular progressive Democrat Bernie Sanders, the Democrats’ best chance to prevail over Trump; (2) by mounting a dreadfully uninspiring and transparently tone-deaf, neoliberal general election campaign – a reflection of her massive funding by the nation’s corporate and financial establishment, including big business money normally slated for Republican presidential candidates.

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Jesse Freeston: The Never-Ending Coup in Honduras

Jesse Freeston The Never-Ending Coup in Honduras

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TheRealNews on Jan 26, 2018

Special Report from the Hemisphere’s Most Controversial Inauguration.

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RExxon Tillerson’s Petro-Imperially Perfect Regime Change Threat by Paul Street + Eva Golinger: Venezuela Stands Up To US Sanctions

Eva Golinger: Venezuela is in the Center of a Geopolitical Battlefield

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by Paul Street
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Official Website of Paul Street, August 23, 2017
Previously published at Counterpunch, August 3, 2017
August 25, 2017

It takes a lot for anything anybody in the Insane Clown Trump administration says to get my attention these days. The longtime Exxon-Mobil CEO and current United State Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did the trick with these 48 words two days ago: “We are evaluating all of our policy options as to what can we do to create a change of conditions where either Maduro decides he doesn’t have a future and wants to leave of his own accord or we can return the government processes back to their constitution.”

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An Election Made in Hell: Clinton VS Trump by William Blum

The Trump & Clinton Show

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
March 12, 2016

American exceptionalism presents an election made in hell

If the American presidential election winds up with Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump, and my passport is confiscated, and I’m somehow FORCED to choose one or the other, or I’m PAID to do so, paid well … I would vote for Trump.

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Adrienne Pine: Honduran Scholars Call on US to Cease Support for Military and Police

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Honduras after the military coup 2009

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Adrienne Pine: 40 Honduran scholars, supported by 300 academics from 29 countries, sent a letter to President Obama demanding the end of U.S. support for Honduran military and police training—and that the war on drugs is not a rationale for supporting a regime that is violently suppressing its own people.

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Training Terrorists in Nevada: Seymour Hersh on U.S. Aid to Iranian Group Tied to Scientist Killings + Stop the Pentagon from Training Terrorists

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on Apr 10, 2012

DemocracyNow.org – Journalist Seymour Hersh has revealed that the Bush administration secretly trained an Iranian opposition group on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorists. Hersh reports the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command trained operatives from Mujahideen-e-Khalq, or MEK, at a secret site in Nevada beginning in 2005. According to Hersh, MEK members were trained in intercepting communications, cryptography, weaponry and small unit tactics at the Nevada site up until President Obama took office. The MEK has been listed as a foreign terrorist groups since 1997 and is linked to a number of attacks, spanning from the murders of six U.S. citizens in the 1970s to the recent wave of assassinations targeting Iranian nuclear scientists. Hersh also discusses the role of Israeli intelligence and notes the Obama administration knew about the training, “because they have access to what was going on in the previous administration in this area, in terms of the MEK, in terms of operations inside Iran.” His new report for The New Yorker blog, “Our Men in Iran?,” comes as nuclear talks are set to resume this week between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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“Yankees, Go Home!” by Cindy Sheehan + Zelaya Returns to Honduras

by Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
May 30, 2011

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“Yankees, Go Home”

“Nobody messes with Venezuela. Venezuela must be respected.”

— Rafael Ramirez, Venezuelan Energy Minister

I am in Caracas, Vz today (May 29th–Casey’s birthday)—a country I love and a people that I support with all my heart in their struggle against US imperialism and corporate interests so they can make their own lives better.

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Gerardo Torres: The Growing Honduran Repression and the Popular Resistance Movement

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Democracy Now!
April 13, 2011

Workers, students and activists have held a month-long general strike in Honduras to protest repression by the government of President Porfirio Lobo. Lobo came to power following elections under the regime of Roberto Micheletti, who seized power in a violent military coup against democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya in June 2009. Honduras is one of the world’s most violent countries, with a homicide rate four times higher than in Mexico, according to national statistics. In 2010, Honduras became the most dangerous country in the world for journalists, with this March being the deadliest month on record.

We speak to Gerardo Torres, an independent journalist and a leading member of the National Front of Popular Resistance in Honduras. [includes rush transcript]

[audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/democracynow/dn2011-0413-1.mp3]

(starts at 53:56)

via Journalists, Activists Targeted as Honduran Repression Grows

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