The Coup – 100 Days of Resistance

Faultines, an Al Jazeera English program, went to Honduras to show report on the one hundred days since the Honduran president was removed by a coup.

Writes Avi Lewis who hosts the program:

“The coup regime in Honduras is winning. Tepid pressure from the Obama administration is making it easy for the de facto government to run out the clock until the highly compromised elections in just five weeks. Whether or not international observers bless that vote, a new government will take power in Honduras and declare the stain of the coup removed, democracy restored. Absent the kind of meaningful sanctions Washington has so far been unwilling to impose, the status quo will triumph: the backers of the coup will go unpunished.”

Coincidentally, this morning BBC, The Guardian, The Independent all reported that “an agreement has been reached that will see Zelaya return to office, through a US-sponsored deal.”  How can the deal be fair if the US is behind it, they already admitted funding the opposition to Zelaya?


Part 1

Part 2

Golpe de estado / The Coup

Oh Canada.
When ever people hear that I’m from Canada, they have warm words to say about they place.
However, all ain’t as clean as it seems.
When is it ever guy?

I often tell these Canada-praisers that while the standard of living is superior to a lot of places, clean, great nature, cold, etc. there are skeletons in that maple syrup closet.
When the white South Africans wanted to set up apartheid, where did they go to study the theft of land from the original inhabitants?

So is it surprising to hear about Canadian mining companies involvement in underhand activities in Honduras?
To a degree, yes, it is, but on the other hand….

The report (click below) from The Real News Network takes a good twelve minute look at what’s really going on, or at least what isn’t being reported in the shallow waters of the mainstream media. If you want soundbite media, this ain’t the place. The excuses of Chavez’ influence, Zelaya wanting to extend his rule etc. are examined and discussed.

The power is afraid of people.
More at The Real News