EMERGENCY RALLY TO RECEIVE HONDURAN PRESIDENT MANUEL ZELAYA AT THE UN


All the grassroots movements and the solidarity organizations in NYC are mobilizing to receive Manuel Zelaya, President of Honduras, who will be attending to the General Assembly at the UN to denounce the coup d'etat against his government and the people of Honduras


When: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, from 10 AM to 12:30 P.M.

WHERE: Ralph Bunch Park
(to the west of 1st Avenue, between 42nd and 43rd streets), Manhattan, NYC

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

NO TO US INTERVENTION! YES TO SELF DETERMINATION FOR THE PEOPLE OF HONDURAS AND ALL OF THE AMERICAS!


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 were also 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 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.