We shall not be silenced or humilliated!
IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE AND THE GOVERNMENT OF HONDURAS
Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean
Its firm rejection to the fascist coup staged against the people and the government of Honduras, which led to the kidnapping of President-elect Manuel Zelaya, who was later flown to Costa Rica, to the aggression of the ambassadors of the ALBA member countries in Honduras and the current repression in the streets.
The Latin American society expresses its opposition to this new attempt to stop the social advances proposed by the social movements in this fellow country, and it cannot remain silent to such an attempt against the dignity of the brothers and sisters of Honduras.
We immediately call all our fellow organizations of Friends of the Earth International to organize activities in solidarity around the globe, to stop this new militarist wave in the continent.
We demand the Honduran Armed Forces to immediately reestablish the social peace in Honduras and the respect for the elected authorities, and to not be manipulated by the oligarchy and the economic power that pressure to continue benefiting from the neoliberal model installed in this country and the neighbouring countries. The Honduran Army should respect the physical integrity of the social movements and organizations, and of the demonstrators who are defending the institutional order and the popular consultation called for this Sunday 28th, and called off by the coup.
We report that all the activists of the grassroots movements and organizations of Honduras are suffering persecution and repression by the sectors promoting the coup, which should lead to the immediate action of all the human rights organizations of Latin America and the world to defend the lives of their comrades.
These desperate military actions take place as the Honduran government has taken measures to benefit the poorest sectors of the country, which imply adhering to ALBA, reforming the Honduran state to stop being part of the neolioberal system, so as to become a modern state at the service of the citizens.
We express our solidarity with the struggle of the Honduran people and we hereby announce that in the region we are in state of maximum alert to prevent abuses to the rights of fellow peoples who are suffering.
TODAY WE ARE ALL PART OF THE HONDURAN PEOPLE, WE SHALL NOT ALLOW MILITARY DICTATORSHIPS TO INSTALL AGAIN IN OUR CONTINENT.
FRIENDS OF THE EARTH LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN - ATALC-
Ceiba – Friends of the Earth Guatemala
COECO Ceiba - Friends of the Earth Costa Rica
CENSAT Agua Viva - Friends of the Earth Colombia
CER DET - Friends of the Earth Bolivia
REDES - Friends of the Earth Uruguay
Sobrevivencia - Friends of the Earth Paraguay
Nucleo Friends of the Earth Brazil
CODEFF - Friends of the Earth Chile
Asociación Civil Labor - Friends of the Earth Peru
Friends of the Earth Argentina
Otros Mundos Chiapas - Friends of the Earth Mexico
CESTA - Friends of the Earth El Salvador
Movimiento Madre Tierra - Friends of the Earth Honduras
Friends of the Earth Haiti
Friends of the Earth Curazao
“No queremos ser mártires, no queremos que hayan más mártires en este país, pero también hay una responsabilidad histórica de hacer valer la palabra y demostrar que tenemos derecho a la construcción de un mundo mejor. Y no podemos huir a esa responsabilidad”, dijo a Radio Mundo Real la dirigente garífuna Miriam Miranda, coordinadora de la Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña (OFRANEH).
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