PARAGUAY: EMERGENCY PUBLIC MEETING!
Behind the “Express Coup D’Etat” - What Does it Mean for Paraguay & the Region?
Thursday July 12, 6.30-8.30pm
At the ‘Discus’ Room, Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8TN
Please circulate widely – come & show your support for democracy & social progress in Latin America!
Speakers to include:
• Ricardo Medina, member of the Front for the Defence of Democracy in Paraguay (GB), radio journalist, correspondent of Radio Fe y Alegria (Paraguay), researcher of the National Archives of Political History of Richmond & collaborator of the academic journal Latin American Research Review.
• Richard Gott, writer
• Jeremy Corbyn MP
• Tony Burke, Assistant General Secretary, Unite the Union
Inter Press Service reports on how Brazil, Argentina and most other Latin American countries are refusing to accept the results of the November 29 presidential elections in Honduras, which were won by Porfirio Lobo, a conservative rancher and candidate of the de facto government.
The condemnation of many leaders in the region clashes with US efforts to push for international recognition of the poll organised by the regime that has been in power since the June 28 coup.
For the full story: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=49492
The Emergency Committee Against the Coup in Honduras is organising a protest at the US Embassy in London on the evening of Nov 4 to demand that the recent power-sharing deal be implemented and President Zelaya returned to power.
PROTEST AT THE US EMBASSY!
Reinstate President Zelaya Now! Defend human rights in Honduras!
Wednesday November 4, 5.30-7.30pm
At the US Embassy, 24 Grosvenor Square, London, W1A 1A.
A deal was reached last week in Honduras that should see the return of President Zelaya to office. But so far this has not been implemented. There are already many reports that this will be delayed by those opposed to the return of Zelaya, including in the Supreme Court and Congress, which both have to approve the deal. President Manuel Zelaya has warned about a possible "manipulation" by the coup government after signing the agreement that could return him to power and end the crisis in his country.
RESTORE DEMOCRACY IN HONDURAS
Public Meeting — Wednesday 14 October, 7.30pm
No more dictators in Latin America
End all US financial support to the coup
Katherine Ronderos (Central America Women’s Network) will give an eyewitness account of her recent visit to Honduras.
Tony Lloyd MP, Chair, Parliamentary Labour Party
Sally Hunt, TUC General Council International Spokesperson
Colin Burgon MP
Alvaro Sanchez, Counsellor, Venezuela Embassy
Steve Hart, Regional Secretary, Unite London and Eastern
Karen Mitchell, Thompsons Solicitors
Dr Francisco Dominguez, Head of Latin America Studies, Middlesex Uni
Bernard Regan, National Secretary Cuba Solidarity Campaign
Plus videos and messages from Honduras
Since the Honduran president was forced from office, UK-based solidarity organisations and trade unions have grouped together to lobby for the return of democracy in the Central American country.
The Emergency Committee Against the Coup in Honduras has a blog with regular posts in English on the latest events. There is also video - for example, showing violence unleashed against crowds who had gathered at the Brazilian embassy to support President Zelaya who's sheltering there after his surprise return to the Honduran capital: http://committeeagainsthondurascoup.blogspot.com/