An article regarding the AfGJ / Rights Action delegation that went to La Moskitia to investigate the May 11th DEA massacre in Ahuas, Honduras.
A delegation of academics, human rights and labor activists, visited the community of Ahuás in the Department of Gracias a Dios in a region known as La Moskitia. On May 11, 2012 four helicopters conducted an apparent drug interdiction near the town of Ahuas. At least one of the helicopters opened fire on a passenger boat killing two pregnant women, a 14-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man, while seriously injuring at least four more. The purpose of the visit was to inquire into this tragedy.
The violence and repression continue unabated in Honduras since the June 2009 military coup that ousted the democratically elected government. This time, the violence was committed by the D.E.A. (Drug Enforcement Agency) of the U.S. government.
Protest the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) giving Honduran regime leader Pepe Lobo a "leadership award"
An article by Jonathan Treat about the assassination of Bernardo Vasquez, at Canadian mining company Fortuna Silver’s mine in Oaxaca
"The fire that burned in the Comayagua prison is the third deadly fire inside a prison in Honduras in the last 9 years. In 2004, 107 people were killed in a prison fire in San Pedro Sula and on April 5, 2003, 69 prisoners were killed in El Porvenir prison in the northern city, La Ceiba."
On Thursday, December 8, 2011, we will gather at the Guatemalan Embassy to call for the release of political prisoner and Q'eqchi' peasant leader Ramiro Choc and an end to the repression of indigenous and peasant communities and leaders.
List: "ASSASSINATIONS IN HONDURAS UNDER MILITARY-BACKED REGIME HEADED BY "PEPE" LOBO" and Article: "HONDURAS: AMERICA'S GREAT FOREIGN POLICY DISGRACE"
Last night Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD notified Occupy Wall Street participants about plans to "clean the park" - the site of the Wall Street protests - tomorrow starting at 7am.
It's 10 PM in Liberty Plaza and the jubilant 20,000-plus crowd from the day's solidarity march has dwindled, now, to the faithful, the regulars, having debated and decided by consensus against another attempt at marching.