Alerta: Clinton to meet Zelaya today. call State Dept. to demand cutoof aid, reinstatement of Zelaya

July 7, 2009

Alerta: Clinton to meet Zelaya today. call State Dept. to demand cutoof aid, reinstatement of Zelaya

Honduras Action: Clinton to meet with Zelaya today; tell Obama Cut aid to illegal Honduras gov.

Tuesday, 07 July 2009
Call the State Department to demand that the Obama administration comply with U.S. law by immediately suspending aid to the de facto government of Honduras.

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton to meet with Zelaya TODAY – CALL Clinton’s Chief of Staff at 202-647-5548. Call script below

oas_honduras2.jpgDemocratically elected Honduran president Manuel Zelaya was overthrown in a military coup on June 28th, and the de facto government has categorically refused to allow his return to power, threatening instead to arrest him if he sets foot on Honduran soil. Zelaya attempted to return to his country on Sunday, but his plane was unable to land after the Honduran military placed vehicles on the runways of the international airport. Meanwhile, at least two peaceful protestors have been killed and others injured, civil liberties have been suspended, and journalists have been harassed and detained by the current authorities.

In a notable break from past administrations’ policies, the U.S. has denounced the coup and called for Zelaya’s reinstatement. However, President Obama has not cut aid to the illegal government that assumed power following the early morning kidnapping of President Zelaya ten days ago.

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Stand in Solidarity with the People of Honduras – LASC alert and demands
Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Military Coup in Honduras – Stand in Solidarity with the People of Hondurasprotest_honduras.jpg

The Latin America Solidarity Coalition (LASC) condemns the military coup against the democratically elected Honduran President Zelaya. The Honduran social movements, who are courageously resisting the military take-over through protests, occupations and strikes, are calling on the international community to speak up in defense of real and direct democracy, for life, justice, liberty, dignity and peace.

Call the State Department and the White House and ask for actions, not merely words, including:

1. A cut off of all US aid (as required by US law) until Zelaya is safely returned to office.
2. Financial sanctions against the coup plotters
3. An investigation into what signals U.S. Ambassador to Honduras Hugo Llorens gave to coup plotters before the coup.

State Department: 202-647-4000 or 1-800-877-8339
White House: Comments: 202-456-1111
Click here to send a message to President Barack Obama

Background: A military coup took place in Honduras on Sunday, June 28, led by SOA graduate Romeo Vasquez. In the early hours of the day, members of the Honduran military surrounded the presidential palace and forced the democratically elected president, Manuel Zelaya, into custody. He was immediately flown to Costa Rica.

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