Zelaya against mock elections in Honduras


This is a video of a demonstration in Honduras against dictator Micheletti, or “Goriletti” as they call him.

From British daily The Morning Star:

Zelaya slams US election stance

Tuesday 24 November 2009

Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has attacked the United States for “weakening efforts to reverse the coup” that overthrew him.

Mr Zelaya told the Radio Globo station on Monday that the November 29 presidential elections were an attempt to legitimise his overthrow and he said that “whoever is elected will be as illegitimate as (Roberto) Micheletti,” the leader of the illegal coup.

Mr Zelaya called on the region “not to adopt ambiguous or imprecise positions like the one shown now by the United States, whose final position has weakened the effort to reverse the coup, illustrating the division in the international community.”

The Obama administration has endorsed this Sunday’s elections in Honduras under conditions in which the regime that overthrew President Manuel Zelaya last June remains in power and is preparing to suppress popular opposition to an illegitimate vote: here.

Cecile Veillard reviews a documentary that provides an on-the-scene view of the student movement against the coup in Honduras that toppled Manuel Zelaya: here.

Honduras prepares for election, but only US has said it will recognise the results: here.

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his Argentine counterpart Cristina Kirchner have both voiced their rejection to the elections in Honduras. Lula says, “The elections to be held on Nov. 29 will not be recognized and (otherwise) a very dangerous precedent will be set”.

GUAPINOL, Honduras, Nov 27 (Tierramérica) – The beating sun in southern Honduras doesn’t stop a group of women from throwing themselves into the task of protecting and recuperating a mangrove forest on the Pacific coast: here.

Right-wing rancher Porfirio Lobo has been declared the winner of Honduras’s controversial presidential election, despite up to two-thirds of voters shunning the polls.

Sunday’s elections in Honduras were marked by systematic repression and mass abstention. Nonetheless, the Obama administration hailed the vote as a “legitimate way out” of the five-month-old crisis that began with the June 28 coup: here.

LATIN AMERICA: Summit Does Not Recognise Elections in Honduras: here.

Because of its interest we publish this report by an Argentinean trade unionist about the reaction of the masses to the election farce in Honduras on November 29: here.

Honduras: Australia should not recognise the fraudulent elections or the military regime: here.

8 thoughts on “Zelaya against mock elections in Honduras

  1. Say NO to the Fraudulent Nov 29 Elections in Honduras

    Demand that the U.S. Government Not Recognize the Results of the Sham Elections

    Restore President Jose Manuel Zelaya to Power

    NO to the Repression in Honduras

    Sign the Emergency Petition! at http://www.iacenter.org/honduras/rejecthonduranelections

    Texto en Español

    To: President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    CC: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Congressional Leaders, media representatives

    NO to the Fraudulent Nov 29 Elections in Honduras

    NO U.S. Government Recognition of the Results of the Sham Elections

    Restore President Jose Manuel Zelaya to Power

    NO to the Repression in Honduras

    I call on and insist that the United States government not recognize the results of the upcoming November 29 elections in Honduras.

    If the United States recognizes these blatantly fraudulent elections, it will be clear that this government is and has been all along an accomplice to the crimes committed by the de facto government of Roberto Micheletti against the people of Honduras.

    Since June 28 when democratically elected President Jose Manuel Zelaya was ousted at gunpoint by the military, the illegal government of Micheletti has created a state of terrorism against those who oppose the coup, resulting in 129 people murdered including children and elderly, 288 injured, and 2980 arbitrarily detained. It has imposed a climate of fear, intimidation and the suppression of the most basic rights of free association and speech. It has closed media outlets that are opposed to the coup, has militarized the country and has targeted the leadership of the resistance for surveillance and harassment thus endangering their lives.

    Under this climate there are absolutely no conditions to hold fair, honest or transparent elections. How can democratic elections take place when the most basic electoral activities such as campaigning have not been able to take place?

    Furthermore, the announcement by the de facto government of increased militarization and a “Contingency Plan” for health care services from November 19 through December 4, making as many hospital beds available as possible, suggest a sinister and ominous plan for a massive escalation of criminal violence against the population.

    I not only express my concern, but state loudly and clearly that I firmly oppose the destructive and interventionist role played by the United States government, its corporations in Honduras and its lobbying firms that have worked on behalf of the coup forces. I in addition condemn the media and accuse it of complicity for never giving voice to the people in Honduras who are resisting the criminal military coup d’état keeping the people in the United States unaware of the real and dangerous situation.

    The United States has Honduran blood on its hands. Through its involvement in the Honduran coup, it has continued its long history of siding with the criminal dictatorships in Latin America against the honest aspirations of the majority of the people in the region.

    Therefore, I demand, on behalf of the future generations both in the United States and in Honduras and the rest of the world, that the U.S. cease and desist from aiding criminal governments like the de facto government in Honduras, by not recognizing the November 29 elections.

    Sincerely,
    (Your signature will be appended here based on the contact information you enter in the form above)

    NO A LAS ELECCIONES FRAUDULENTAS EN HONDURAS

    EXIGIR QUE EL GOBIENO DE LOS EEUU

    NO RECONOZCA EL RESULTADO DE LAS ELECCIONES ILEGÍTIMAS

    REINSTAURACIÓN DEL PRESIDENTE JOSÉ MANUEL ZELAYA

    NO A LA REPRESIÓN EN HONDURAS

    Yo exige que el Gobierno de Estados Unidos no reconozca el resultado de las elecciones en HONDURAS del 29 de noviembre.

    Si Estados Unidos reconoce estas elecciones descaradamente fraudulentas, quedará claro que este gobierno es y ha sido cómplice de los crímenes cometidos por el gobierno de facto de Roberto Micheletti contra el pueblo de Honduras.

    Desde el 28 de junio cuando el Presidente democráticamente elegido José Manuel Zelaya fue expulsado a punta de pistola por los militares, el gobierno ilegal de Micheletti ha creado un estado de terrorismo contra quienes se oponen al golpe de Estado, resultando en 129 personas asesinadas incluyendo niños y ancianos, 288 heridos y 2980.detenidos arbitrariamente Se ha impuesto un clima de miedo, intimidación y supresión de los derechos más básicos de libre asociación y expresión. Ha cerrado medios de comunicación que se oponen al golpe, ha militarizado el país y ha apuntado el liderazgo de la resistencia para la vigilancia y el acoso, poniendo así sus vidas en peligro.

    En este clima no hay condiciones para celebrar ninguna elección que pueda ser un proceso honesto y transparente. ¿Cómo se pueden celebrar elecciones democráticas cuando las acciones electorales más básicas como la de hacer campañas políticas no se han podido ejercer?

    Además, el anuncio por el gobierno de facto de una creciente militarización y un “plan de contingencia” para los servicios de atención médica desde el 19 de noviembre hasta el 4 de diciembre, disponiendo del mayor número de camas de hospital, revelan un plan siniestro que alerta a una intensificación masiva de la violencia criminal en contra de la población.

    Yo no sólo quisiera expresar mi preocupación, sino que también quiero expone en voz alta y clara que firmemente me opongo y acuso el papel destructivo e intervencionista desempeñado por el gobierno de Estados Unidos, sus empresas en Honduras y sus grupos de cabildeo que han trabajado en nombre de las fuerzas del golpe de estado. Además, condeno y acuso a los medios de comunicación cómplices que nunca han dado voz a las personas en Honduras que se resisten al criminal golpe de estado militar, manteniendo al pueblo en los Estados Unidos desinformado sobre la situación real y peligrosa.

    Estados Unidos tiene sangre hondureña en sus manos. A través de su participación en el golpe de estado de Honduras, ha continuado su larga historia de envolvimiento en pro de las dictaduras criminales en América Latina y en contra de las honestas aspiraciones de la mayoría de los pueblos en la región.

    Por lo tanto exijo, en nombre de las generaciones futuras, tanto en los Estados Unidos como en Honduras y el resto del mundo, que Estados Unidos cese y desista de ayudar a los gobiernos criminales como el gobierno de facto en Honduras, no reconociendo las elecciones del 29 de noviembre.

    Sinceramente,
    (Your signature will be appended here based on the contact information you enter in the form)

    Sign the Petition Online! at

    http://www.iacenter.org/honduras/rejecthonduranelections

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