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

Ear Conditioning / The Coup

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I may have written this before, and if so, I apologize, however where ever we (as in Fun-da-mental) have been this year, we are always asked for our opinion about Barak Obama.  Maybe it’s because we, along with millions of others were so dismayed, among other things with the previous President of the Free World, that Obama had the wishes of those same millions in his hands.  In recent months, I always answered the Obama question with what I perceived to be his lack of action regarding the recent coup in Honduras.  It has been pointed out that the US ambassador in Honduras during this coup was the same ambassador that was in Venezuela when the attempted coup took place there back in 2002.  Therefore the ‘change’ that we have come to expect with the new administration has not really come to fruition.  Yes of course, it’s early days and man can’t do everything within the blink of an eye, but Jesus H. Christ man!  Yesterday I saw an interview that Obama did and he was asked about the situation in Honduras, and he said that he hoped that the elected president of Honduras be returned to office sooner rather than later.  Unfortunately CNN for some reason seem to have buried this interview from the majority of their viewers. In an interview with the exiled president, Zelaya,the CNN interviewer took the view that he, Zelaya, was against the rule of law, and that Zelaya should bend over backwards to appease those that moved him from office.  As usual, things are never as clear as they seem, and CNN and other media groups seem to be doing the work of the elite while pretending to be giving a fair and balanced report of the goings-on.

Bill Maher said recently, and it pained him to say so, that he wished Obama was a bit more like his predecessor, G.W. Bush, for the simple reason that Bush did what ever he wanted to, even bypassing Congress to get his way, and no one really batted an eye.  Obama on the other hand is playing too safe, trying to appease even those that can’t stand him. Fuck them Obama, and do what you know is right, unless of course your pretending to implenting the change you promised.

The video below contains youth, passion, committment.  If you have something against either of those three, turn elsewhere now.

As for the program, well lined up for this week, more from the new ep of Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program; Martyn’s remix of Efdemin; Rodrigo y Gabriela with a track from their new album 11:11; The Canaries favourite son that is El Guincho returns with his Antillas track remixed; We kick things off with Silence by Portishead.

  • Portishead / Silence (Go Beat/Island)
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela / Orion
  • Four Tet & Burial / Moth  (Fat Cat)
  • Poirier featuring Face T / Enemies (Ninja Tune)
  • El Guincho / Antillas Prins Thomas Diskomiks (Young Turks/XL)
  • Bob Holyrod / Rafiki (Hi Life Mix)
  • Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program / 1derful Beings
  • Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program / Lisa Bonet
  • Speed Camera Shy / Blindspot by the Lighthouse – Hashashan remix
  • Oscar David Montesinos – Nińo contra golpe de estado
  • Efdemin / Acid Bells Martyn Remix

Ear Conditioning is broadcast at the following times:

Tuesday Sunhole Radio 22h00  (Repeated daily at 11h00)

Thursday Planet Radio 23h00

Golpe de estado / The Coup

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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