EMERGENCY RALLY IN SUPPORT OF HONDURAS

END THE COUP NOW! RESTORE DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED MANUEL ZELAYA TO POWER!

NO TO US INTERVENTION! YES TO SELF DETERMINATION FOR THE PEOPLE OF HONDORAS

AND ALL OF THE AMERICAS!

WHEN: Monday, June 29, 2009, from 3-6 PM

WHERE: In front of the Honduran Mission to the United Nations, 866 UN Plaza (to the east of 1st Avenue, between 48th and 49th streets), Manhattan, NYC


WHY:

At 6 AM on Sunday, June 28, 2009, Honduras’ popular president Manuel Zelaya was kidnapped, removed from power, and brought to Costa Rica, where he remains at this moment. It is no coincidence that this is the day that millions of Hondurans were preparing to vote on whether they wanted to reform their constitution – similar to what the people of Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia have done in recent years.


Manuel Zelaya is backed by a majority of labor unions and social movements in Honduras. This coup was carried out in a way that mirrors the removal of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide from Haiti and the attempted coup against President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, who was brought back to power by the Venezuelan people. Clearly, this is an act of economic and political elites in Honduras, the US, and elsewhere who are desperate to prevent Honduras from continuing to unify with the more leftist and socialist countries in Latin America.


Following the kidnapping of Zelaya, Honduras’ foreign minister and ambassadors from Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua have also been kidnapped – in clear violation of international laws. Now, the people of Honduras of taken to the streets in protest and Presidents Evo Morales of Bolivia, Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, and others have made public statements condemning the coup d'etat in Honduras and calling on the international community to react to ensure democracy is restored and the constitutional president is reinstated. Washington, on the other hand, remains silent as of now.


JOIN THE PEOPLE OF HONDURAS AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IN CONDEMNING THE COUP D’ETAT AND DEMANDING THAT MANUEL ZELAYA AND THE KIDNAPPED FOREIGN MINISTER AND AMBASSADORS BE REINSTATED.


(Some of the information above is excerpted from an article by Eva Golinger at  http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/4554. Additional information is available at  http://www.venezuelanalysis.com)


This rally is sponsored called by the Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of NY and other progressive organizations and movements throughout NYC. For more information, email  cbalbertolovera@gmail.com.